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Merry Christmas

Gentlemen Miniature Gamers and Brass Band of Kaisaniemi wish you a Merry Christmas.
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Map resources for Winter War

A great online resource for the Soviet – Finnish border areas is the karjalankartat.fi site. You can search for places and download accurate contemporary...
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Winter War battle 2

The Soviet spearhead advanced into Finland. The Finns torched any buildings that could offer shelter the invaders, blew up all the bridges and felled trees to slow down the Soviets.  The first phase of the battle was a cavalry advance by the Russians. This forced the Finns to deploy most of their troops on the table. The cavalry then retreated and the main battle started. Lieutenant Sasha Fermentov, a collective farm supervisor managed to liberate a double portion of vodka to his tired platoon, and ordered his men to join hands and march in formation, singing revolutionary songs. This raised the spirits of the men new heights as they tramped towards the Finnish lines (the Soviet player used a campaign card “Parade march into Finland” and used his support points to buy vodka to raise his force morale). Their objective was a hill with a Finnish bunker the cavalry had identified earlier. The Soviet advanced with their tanks in the lead. The Finns ambushed the first tank with satchel charge but the Soviets played a campaign card “Frosty fingers” which caused the charge to misfire. The Soviet infantry started fanning out and engaging the Finns. The gutsy defenders tried ambushing the tank again, and...
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Winter War begins

We fought the first battle in our Winter of No Surrender campaign. The Red Army crossed the border at Rajajoki with two sections of border guards and a section of engineers. The battle ended in a major Finnish victory.

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Winter War Campaign

Winter of No Surrender Winter of No Surrender (WoNS) is part of our official WWII CoC Grande Campaign. Players on both sides will have their own player characters leading platoons (on the Finnish side) and companies (Soviet side) / other forces and engage in historical scenarios over 105 days of fighting on the Karelian Isthmus. Any characters surviving the Winter War can then be used in the Continuation War (1941-1944). Currently we have a full complement of Soviet players (two companies) and one Finnish player. Additional players are welcome as regulars or occasional participants. The campaign features… * Updated character generation and national characteristics for both sides * Updated support options and non-player hero characters for both sides * Revised arsenal tables for both sides * A lavish complement of Campaign Cards with that special Winter War flavor * Updated rules including night fighting, artillery and air bombardments, anti-aircraft fire, captured equipment, Commissars, surprise, fatigue, Finnish radio broadcasting company interviews, skis, regimental bands, shrapnel and the Ukranian Wickerwork Factory Number 18… * Full campaign ladder with historical timeline set on the Taipale sector of the Karelian Isthmus * Complex historical situations and battles drawn from dozens of books and period documents * A few...
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