All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918 recreates the political and military affairs of the Finnish civil war in a new COIN System volume for three players. The Reds seek to stage a working class revolt and then hold on to their gains, while the White Senate forces seek to reassert control. A third, non-violent Moderates faction fights for the survival of parliamentary democracy and political reform. All three factions must keep the national sentiment conciliatory enough for a post-conflict settlement and national independence. In addition, the non-player powers of Germany and Russia offer military assistance to the Senate and the Reds, respectively. Excessive foreign involvement, however, could quash the dream of Finnish independence and prompt a collective loss for all three player factions. Historical events, asymmetrical action menus, as well as extensive historical design notes familiarize the players with the historical period. We really liked this game and it came in at #2 on my Top 10 Wargames of 2020 list.
We hosted a series of Event Card Spoilers over the course of the game’s development and you can read this series by following these links:
#3 November Revolution in Russia
#9 Declaration of Finnish Independence
#27 The Reds Launch a Major Offensive
#45 Finland’s Fate Hangs in Balance
#25 Disarming Russian Garrisons
If you are interested in All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918, you can order a copy at the following link: https://www.gmtgames.com/p-675-all-bridges-burning-red-revolt-and-white-guard-in-finland-1917-1918.aspx
Also, check out our interview with the designer VPJ Arponen to get better insight into the game.
This is yet another outstanding, and extensive review. I especially appreciated the demonstration of how eligibility works.
FYI As of Oct22, this video is NOT linked in the videos section of BGG. A shame because this is the best review of ABB I’ve seen.
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Thanks Carter. We will add it to the BGG page.
FYI I’ve just ordered ABB after watching your review.
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