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For 105 days, the tiny nation of Finland fought a war that typically merits only a footnote in the history books, or a passing remark in a WW2 documentaries. Taking on the vast manpower of the Soviet army, the Finns put up a fanatical defense of their homeland, inflicting horrific casualties on the invading Soviet army. In the end, the overwhelming number of Soviet troops and tanks sent into Finland forced the Finns to sue for peace, but they walked away from the conflict with their much bigger neighbor with their independence and national pride intact. Their struggle influenced the landscape and direction of the entire World War that followed--and perhaps the outcome as well. Winter War is a tactical level simulation of this conflict using the Squad Battles system.
Winter War includes 58 Scenarios – covering all sizes and situations, including specialized versions for both head to head play and vs. the computer AI.
Includes 24 unique maps ranging in size from 270 hexes to 38,272 hexes covering many of the various engagements that typified the Winter War in Finland
The Order of Battles include Finnish, Russian, and German troops.
Extensive Documentation including two, 59 page Visual Order of battle documents and a 28 page Vehicle and Weapon Encyclopaedia.
Unit component, Order-of-Battle and Scenario Editors which allow players to customize the game.
Map & Sub-map editors allowing map creation and any of the included maps to be "chopped" up into smaller segments for custom scenario creation.
Bonus: The game includes an electronic copy of the 400 page book "The White Death" by William Trotter on the Russo-Finnish War 1939-1940.
Winter War provides multiple play options including play against the computer AI, Play by E-mail (PBEM), LAN & Internet "live" play, and two player hot seat.
A range of engagements from the initial invasion of Finland by the Soviet Union in 1939 to its conclusion after 105 days, as well as the Continuation War of 1941 when Finland as a co-belligerent with Germany sought to recover much of what it had lost in 1939.
Version 4.01 - 410 MB download
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB
Video Memory: 512 MB