Third World War: Battle for Germany
* two 17 x 22 maps (Maps A&B)
* 480 die-cut counters
* rules booklet
* a reference and background booklet
* game charts
In 1990¸ Europe is an armed camp poised on the brink of Armageddon. Years of increasing defense spending and brushfire wars have left the armies of East and West ready for war at a moments notice. Then from a spark in the Persian Gulf¸ the fuse of war is lit and armies of the Warsaw Pact pour across the borders of western Europe.
Third World War is a game of the struggle for central Europe by the forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The divisions and independent regiments and brigades of fifteen nations battle in multi-impulse turns that feature NATO reserve movement and Pact echeloning. Air units represent groups of 100 aircraft of a specific type¸ each rated for air superiority¸ close support and strike capability.
The maps¸ scaled at 45 kilometers per hex¸ cover all of Germany and the surrounding area from Denmark to Yugoslavia and Italy¸ from France to Poland. Future games in this series¸ featuring constant scale and mateable maps¸ will include Scandinavia¸ the Balkans¸ and the Persian Gulf.