Putin Strikes: The Coming War for Eastern Europe
Putin Strikes: The Coming War for Eastern Europe is a two-player game (solitaire suitable) in which one player (the Russian player) commands the Kremlin's forces, and the other (the Allied player) commands a polyglot international coalition opposed to him. This isnâ€™t a simulation of the "opaque (a.k.a. gray) war" techniques most recently used by the Russians in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Rather, it's designed to facilitate the examination of the strategic possibilities (along with their operational undertones) inherent in the larger situation. That is, it models the parameters of possibilities if Putin decides to go all out--taking advantage of the democratic West's increasing befuddlement by the jihad--to make one quick blitzkrieg-like strike to grab Russia's western "Near Abroad."