2 players, ages 11+, 480-600+ minutes
by Revolution Games
Across The Narva: The Soviet Assault on Estonia, February 1944 simulates the continuation of the Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive of January 1944, the Soviet Estonian operation pushed the front westward to the Narva River, aiming to thrust deep into Estonia. Stalin's main strategic goal was a quick recovery of Estonia as a base for air and seaborne attacks against Finland and an invasion of East Prussia. The German answer was a stout defence for the possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus. Across The Narva is a board game depicting this event in time. The Soviet units established a number of bridgeheads on the opposite bank of the river in February. Subsequent attempts failed to expand their toehold. German counter attacks annihilated the bridgeheads to the north of Narva and reduced the bridgehead south of the town, stabilizing the front until July 1944.
Across The Narva covers the first three months of the Narva Bridgehead campaign and utilizes the same system of command activation chit-pull and base rules as in Konigsberg: The Soviet Attack on East Prussia, 1945, also by Revolution Games.
Across The Narva is a reimplementation of Army Group Narwa, previously published by Three Crown Game Productions.
Game Turn: 1 week
Hex: .8 miles / 1.3 kilometers
Units: Battalion to Brigade
One 22 x 34" full color map
One dual-side printed countersheet (280 1/2" counters)
One 12-page Across the Narva rulebook
One dual-side printed Cover Sheet/Players Aid Card
Solitaire Playability: High
Complexity Level: Medium
Players: 2 or more
Playing Time: 4-15 hours
Note: Players will need to supply one 6-sided die for play.
This game comes in a ziplock bag.