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All Bridges Burning - EN

All Bridges Burning - EN
Brand: GMT Games
Product Code: 1920
EAN: 817054011902
Category: GMT Games
License: GMT Games
Language: english
Product Type: Board Game & Extension

All Bridges Burning recreates the political and military affairs of the Finnish civil war in a new COIN System volume for three players. The Reds seek to stage a working class revolt and then hold on to their gains, while the White Senate forces seek to reassert control. A third, non-violent Moderates faction fights for the survival of parliamentary democracy and political reform. All three factions must keep the national sentiment conciliatory enough for a post-conflict settlement and national independence. In addition, the non-player powers of Germany and Russia offer military assistance to the Senate and the Reds, respectively. Excessive foreign involvement, however, could quash the dream of Finnish independence and prompt a collective loss of all three player factions. Historical events, asymmetrical action menus, as well as extensive historical design notes familiarize the players with the historical period.

A unique sequence of play for three factions poses players – whether veteran or new to the COIN Series – fresh challenges in selecting from the asymmetric commands and special activities. The Reds will find themselves needing to split time and resources between competing tasks of solidifying the Red revolt by creating working organs of civilian administration on the one hand, and fighting an increasingly desperate war against a far more powerful enemy on the other. The White Senate faction, in contrast, has a more traditional war to fight. The Senate will want to enhance their military performance by capabilities such as armored trains, cannons, as well as the Finnish, German-trained 27th Jaeger Battalion. Meanwhile the Moderates will be focused on building and maintaining underground networks of information, distributing news across the fronts, and advancing a stagnating political process while fending off retributions from the two warring factions.

A simple but effective cards-based non-player system enables the game to be played solitaire as well as in a two-player mode. The structure of the sequence of play, the character of the commands and special activities in the game, the smaller number of players, and compact size combine to enable All Bridges Burning to play fast. The solitaire system has been designed to preserve that speed and fluidity of play.

Components:

20x25 inch mounted mapboard
One Event Deck of 47 cards
Card-Driven Solo System Deck of 36 cards
79 Wooden Pieces, most embossed
12 pawns: 6 yellow, 6 green
One full-size, full-color counter sheet
Rules of Play booklet
Playbook booklet
Three 6-sided dice (red, blue, white)
One custom die
Three foldout play aid sheets
One German power flowchart aid sheet