the late spring of 1939, Japanese and Soviet
armies skirmished over an insignificant piece
of ground along the Khalkin-Gol River, on
the border between the Soviet client state
of Mongolia and Japan's puppet empire of Manchuria.
Both sides threw in more and more troops until
by late August, each had committed entire
armies. By the time a cease-fire took effect
in mid-September, the Soviets had lost over
17,000 men and the Japanese a staggering 45,000,
over half of those committed.
Red Desert uses the same game system
of Death to portray these battles
at a scale of two kilometers per hex. Units
are mostly battalions, with some companies
and small regiments. Units are rated for attack,
defense, movement, morale and armor strength;
artillery units can provide offensive or defensive
- 840 1/2-inch playing pieces
- One map
Retail price: $59.99
Stock Code: APL0611
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