for the Pygmy Wars
I don't really get into boardgames much
but, in the interest of completeness, here is a list.
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English or French versions available. 20 pages booklet (rules and
historical article), a player aid and 306 full-colour counters. The map
is 42*60 cm (about 16*24 inches).The counters have to be cut and
mounted (high quality Desk Top Game).
Scale : regiments or brigades. 1 hex = 4 km. 1 turn = 1 day.
To know more about price and orders, go
I did buy Azure Wish's Rossiya 1917 (1996, F-S. Thomas). It's
apparently the most detailed game covering the whole RCW and playing it
gives one a good idea why the participants selected the strategies that
they did. Not a quick game by any means, and you will want to hunt down
the errata. Originally in French, but available in English.
GMT's Reds! (2002, Ted Racier) is another grand scale strategic game,
though not as complicated.
Russian Civil War
SPI's game (1976, J. Dunnigan) is much older, but appears frequently on
Rise of the Red Army
From the Guild of Blades (W. Sariego). (This may have been in
Tank Action 1919
White Steel, Red Blood
200 miles from Moscow
These games are all by Perry Moore: if his track record is anything to
go by they will be a decent games but the underlying research will be
doubtful. He certainly is inclined to add spurious armour and aviation
to spice up his games.
The first two relate to armour entirely. The third (300 versts from
Moskva, surely?) is on the Battle of Orel and looks mighty dodgy.
Operation Elope was the northern intervention around Murmansk and
Arkhangel, and that game appears in S&T #211.
White Eagle Eastward
Decision Games in S&T 156 (1992, T. Kane and C. Cummins) covers
the Soviet-Polish war.
Red Star / White Eagle
GDW (1979, D. Williams) is again on the Soviet-Polish war.
Year 1920: Polish
Intriguing looking (1997, Y. Fils).
Published this 1977 (J. Bumpas), but printed very few copies,
so you will be lucky to find one. It focuses on the Ukraine.
Published in Panzershreck 13 is a small game of the
White attack on Tsaritsyn.
Based on the premise that the Poles lost at Warsaw and the Soviets
pressed on for Berlin. Apparently good enough to be reprinted as
"Counter Strike #4" and readily available.
Triumph of Chaos
As much a card game as a boardgame it seems.
Here is another
with some useful comments.