Russian Civil War (Video Review)



Part of SPI’s Power Politics series, the historical simulation of the military and political conflict of 1918-1921 which abolished the Czarist regime and created the foundation of the Soviet Union. Each player controls one or more factions drawn from the revolutionary, counter-revolutionary, nationalist and interventionist forces which historically participated. For this reason, players may even find it advantageous to attack their own forces. Victory depends first on the side one wants (either revolutionary or counter-revolutionary) winning the war and second on being the player most successful defeating the forces of the losing side.

Special rules cover the Politburo Central Committee, Purges, the Czar and the Imperial Gold. Optional rules permit any number of players, as well as solitaire. A large number of named leader counters are included. Also there are historical notes, design notes and a 2-page summary of the rules.






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  1. Thanks for the blast from the past. I couldn’t agree more. By and large I liked SPI hex games very much but this one is different and Viva La Difference. It was years ahead of it’s time in every way which, combined with its rarity explains the high price of it on the used market. The only “problem” (if there is one) is that it falls between eurogame and wargame which risks falling between the cracks. But if a large game company reprinted it, say in the manner of COSMIC ENCOUNTER, without clipping it’s wings too much, it could have a whole new life. It’s a TREMENDOUS teaching tool for high school teachers…but almost too much fun to use in the classroom.

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