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Red Menace (2nd Edition)

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The 2nd edition includes all new artwork for the map, counters, reference sheets, cards, and new rules, units, and scenarios.  The use of cards for Random Events and Soviet Cities (for Soviet AI Target Assignment) instead of chit-pull is also new for this edition.

Red Menace is a solitaire wargame pitting the strategic nuclear and defensive forces of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom against those of the Soviet Union and its client state, Cuba, in 1959. The game focuses primarily on the role of strategic bombers, but other types of supporting aircraft such as Interceptors, Airborne Early Warning, and Aerial Refueling Tankers are also represented. The player takes control of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Decisions for the Soviet units are made by the game system using random events and dice.

The term "Red Menace" was used during the Cold War by the U.S. because it was believed that thousands of Soviet bombers could be unleashed at a moment's notice. This turned out not to be true (the Soviets had several hundred bombers at best, and many had significant range limitations). The game is not meant to be an accurate simulation of the actual capabilities of the strategic forces involved, but rather reflects what the governments and citizens of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. believed could happen. 

Number of Players: One
Playing Time: 60-90 minutes
Age: 12+
Complexity: 5 (out of 10)
Solitaire Suitability: High
Unit Scale: Groups, with some Squadrons; Soviet Air Divisions.
Time Scale: 1 to 1.5 hours per game turn
Map Scale: 500 miles per hex
Designer: R. Brent Ward
Developer: Barry Kendall

Includes:

  • One 19-page Rulebook (14 pages of rules)
  • One 7-page Scenario Book
  • One 11" x 17" Color Map (Full and Two Halves)
  • One 11" x 17" B&W; Map (Full and Two Halves)
  • 150 3/4" Counters
  • Two 11" x 17" Reference Sheets (Full and Two Halves)
  • 21 Random Event Cards (2.5” x 2.5”)
  • 12 Soviet City Cards (2.5” x 3.5”)

For more information, see the Publisher's Homepage.

Red Menace 2nd Edition is also available in Print-On-Demand format from The Game Crafter.

Counter Manifest:

Canada:
3 x CF-100 (INT)
1 x Arrow (INT)
Cuba:
3 x IL-28 (BOMB)
2 x Mig-19 (INT)
1 x Cuba Flight
Soviet:
14 x Tu-16 (BOMB)
13 x M-4 (BOMB)
10 x Soviet Flights (A-J)
9 x SA-2 Air Defenses (SAM)
6 x Mig-19 (INT)
4 x Tu-95/Kh-20 (BOMB)
4 x Tu-95 (BOMB)
2 x SA-2 Air Defense (SAM-Moscow)
2 x Tu-28 (INT-Moscow)
1 x M-50 (BOMB)
1 x Su-9 (INT)
1 x Tu-126 (AEW)
United States:
12 x B-47 (BOMB)
9 x B-52 (BOMB)
6 x F-102 (INT)
3 x B-58 (BOMB)
2 x F-89H (INT)
1 x Nike Air Defense (SAM)
1 x F-106 (INT)
1 x Nike Air Defense (SAM-DC)
1 x KC-135 (FUEL)
1 x EC-121 (AEW)
1 x USS George Washington (SUB)
1 x Polaris Missile
United Kingdom:
2 x Hunter (INT)
1 x Vulcan (BOMB)
1 x Valiant (BOMB)
1 x Victor (BOMB)
1 x Lightning (INT)
1 x Bloodhound Air Defense (SAM)
Nukes:
10 x 5-point Nukes
3 x 1d6-point Nukes
2 x 10-point Nukes
2 x 8-point Nukes
2 x 7-point Nukes
2 x 6-point Nukes
2 x 4-point Nukes
2 x 3-point Nukes
1 x 10+1d6-point Nuke Moscow
1 x 10+1d6-point Nuke Washington D.C.

Map and Reference Sheet Samples:

Red Menace 2nd Edition Map & Reference Sheets

Unit Samples (9 of 30 unique units):

Red Menace 2nd Edition US Counter Sample

Red Menace 2nd Edition Soviet Counter Sample

Red Menace 2nd Edition UK Counter Sample

Random Event Card Sample (1 of 19 unique cards):

Red Menace 2nd Edition Random Event Card Sample

Soviet City Card Sample (1 of 12 cards):

Red Menace 2nd Edition Soviet City Card Sample

 
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January 28, 2019 4:51 pm UTC
Any upgrade path for Red Menace 1st Edition customers?
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Robert W January 28, 2019 5:01 pm UTC
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Yes, if you purchased 1st edition PNP at Wargame Vault since 2014. Within minutes of release, an e-mail was sent out to all previous customers of 1st edition with a link containing a discount. If your settings do not allow sellers to contact you, this would be why you didn't receive it. Contact me at brent@battlespacegames.com with your Wargame Vault order number and date of purchase. The 1st edition at White Dog Games in 2013 does not have an upgrade. This is because it is a different publisher.
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