Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Under the North Star
Under the North Star is a simulation of the Finnish Civil War, which was a part of the national and social turmoil caused by World War I (1914–1918) in Europe. The war was fought in Finland from 27 January to 15 May 1918 between the forces of the Social Democrats led by the People's Deputation of Finland, commonly called the "Reds", and the forces of the non-socialist, conservative-led Senate, commonly called the "Whites". The Reds were supported by Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, while the Whites received military assistance from the German Empire. The game is designed by Dennis L. Bishop. Counters art is by Tom Cundiff. Shown is a partial snap of the play test map of the game.