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Battlespace Games Releases Red Menace Solo Wargame

When you can't find anyone else to game with, you'd think that'd mean your luck's out. But such does not have to be the case when you've got Red Menace, a new solo military strategy game all about the nuclear back-and-forth during the late 50s. Take on the role of the Americans, Canadians, and British as they square off against the Russians. Everyone's got their nuclear arsenal, and only one set will be standing at the end. You can get your copy now.

From the release:

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. ​