Rossyia 1917 is mid-high complexity game of the Russian Civil War in 1917 . It covers the military aspect of the civil war at an operational level. Units are brigades and divisions, rated for steps, combat, movement and shock (quality) value. The full-color map covers Russia from the Polish border to the Siberian plains, superimposed with a hexagonal grid, each hexagon representing 25 miles.
The game is played by players alternating HQ units and using them to perform various actions, including moving military units and initiating combat. Rules cover shock combat, political events, rail movement, naval movement, air power, tanks, armored trains, reserves and more.
Recovering hobo, one-time actor and street corner philosopher, now trying to enjoy the less fine things in life (like everyone else does).
One thing has been nearly constant in my life - gaming. Even before discovering wargames (at the tender age of 10 or so - purely fortuitous), I would play out family games (including the 3M series) solitaire. But, life situations interfered not too long ago, and I was largely without board gaming for the better part of a decade. The last couple of years have seen me devoting myself to the hobby again - and learning a lot of the newer designs - so, I'm looking from the eyes of an old grognard (ah, how I fought against THAT term when first used on me) but an open mind and willingness to see if newer games appeal.