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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Red Star Falling (1981)

Red Star Falling (1981)

Ratings

6.44 out of 10 with 25 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Red Star Falling gives players the chance to make Patton's dream and every wargamer's fantasy come alive. In March 1945, the Western Allies and the defeated German Wehrmacht challenge the Russians for control of Central and Eastern Europe. Red Star Falling is a corps level game with these components: 144 Unit Counters, 17x22 Full Color Map, 12 Page Rulebook, A Six Sided Die, A Game Chart. Red Star Falling is of moderate complexity, but can be enjoyed by all gamers.

  • Designer: Kenneth Kaufman
  • Publisher: Mayfair Games
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Wargame, World War II
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter
  • Alternate Names: Red Star Falling

Reviews

9 out of 10
By
Post WW2 US versus USSR in Central Europe, 1945 - 1946. I would love to own another copy of this at a good price. My friends loved to play it, and the whole scenario is so interesting. German's switching sides at the end of WWII. Pretty easy to play, and quick too.

6 out of 10
By
An alt-history wargame, likely inspired by a movie: what if Patton personally started a conventional war with Russia in 1945? Atom bombs may become involved.

7 out of 10
By
Ineresting and fun situation in a game that is easy to play.

By
From Ebay, 01/18/08. Punched.

5 out of 10
By
Owned for ages, played once, now traded. Memories are hazy, but I recall we found the Soviets struggled in this.

6 out of 10
By
Fun little "what if" game, Starts in March 1945. The Russians have a preponderance of forces, but don't seem to have much of a chance once the allied forces get rolling. Even includes a couple of atomic bombs. . .

6 out of 10
By
Patton goes after the Russians soon before the Third Reich falls. Allied/ German units then fight the Russkies over Central Europe.

6 out of 10
By
Very quick and very simple. Game has some interesting quirks, a very bloody and risky 1-to-1 table for instance. Hard to create a really mobile situation. Despite being a slugging match, it seems weighted against the Soviets.

By
Never played against a human opponent. Looks intriguing.

5.5 out of 10
By
Makes for a fun game. W.W. III breaks out before the Germans are disarmed. Soviets didn't have any Atomic bombs yet... not that there was much left to bomb! And what about the unfinished Pacific War?

7 out of 10
By
Old-school wargame on a topic that most wargamers love. The sequence of play (move-combat-mech move) will be familiar to anyone over the age of forty who has played a wargame and can be played to completion in a couple of hours. Quite enjoyable.

5.7 out of 10
By
Carefully studying the art on the box you can see Horns near the helmet and wings in that fiery background. So it's either Patton or Lucifer.
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