The year is 1920. WWI has ended, but the battle for Europe has just begun. Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin plan to spread the workers revolution by blasting through Poland in order to support the growing communist movements in Germany, France and Britain. Only the armies of Poland stand in the way of the Bolshevik tide.Strike of the Eagle is a strategy game that simulates the tenseness of the Polish-Soviet War of 1920. This war featured a return of sweeping cavalry attacks combined with new weaponry innovations such as planes, tanks and armored cars. Gone was the static trench warfare of WWI where front line changes were measured in yards. Instead, the gains of this wars campaigns were measured in hundreds of miles from Kiev and beyond Minsk in the east, to Warsaw and the German border in the west.Strike of the Eagle is the first game in the new Fog of War series. This series covers pivotal wars of different eras, allowing players to relive and learn about the struggles that took place.The heart of this unique series lies in players placing secret orders on the map during each turn to bluff, mislead, misdirect and outplay their opponents! The orders are then revealed and executed by the players armies that are represented by wooden blocks of Brigade and Division strength forces of between 1500 to 8000 men. The exact composition of a players forces is kept hidden from their opponent until battle is engaged.Strike of the Eagle is -Fun: Quick simultaneous play allows players to interact without waiting.Devious: A cat and mouse game of deception, hidden orders, diversionary movements and concealed units.Easy: Teach a new player how to play in less than 5 minutes.Wooden Blocks: Depict infantry and cavalry armies.Consistent: Each game in the series uses the same rule system.
- Soviet War of 1919
- Age range: 13 and up / Number of players: 2 to 4 / Play time: 45 to 180 minutes
- Manufacturer: Academy Games
- 1 mounted 37.5? x 26? game board., 110 Wooden Blocks depicting armies of infantry and cavalry., 2 decks of Event cards, 55 cards each., 1 Counter Sheet of Order Markers., 2 Player summary sheets and 1 game track sheet., 8 Page full color rule book., 20 page campaign book with a full historical overview of the war and 8 unique campaigns.