Strike of the Eagle is the first game in the Fog of War series of block games to be published by Academy Games.
In Strike of the Eagle, World War I has ended and Europe is in ruins. The year is 1920 and communist movements have sprung up in Germany, France and England. The Soviet leaders, Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin, plan to spread the workers' revolution by blasting through Poland to support the communists in control of Eastern Germany. Only the armies of Poland stand in the way of the Bolshevik tide.
Strike of the Eagle is an operational level block game that allows the player to experience the tension of the Polish-Soviet War of 1920. This mobile war featured a return of sweeping cavalry attacks combined with new weaponry innovations such as planes, tanks and armored cars. The heart of the Fog of War series lies in a unique and new double blind game system in which players not only keep their units hidden, but also place concealed orders on the map to bluff, mislead and outplay their opponents! The composition of each player's wooden block armies remains hidden from the opponent until players are engaged in battle. Combat is resolved without dice - maximizing skillful play!
Strike of the Eagle includes several scenarios for 2-4 players. Some are short games that can be played in an hour, up to the full campaign that can last several hours. The game features quick simultaneous play reducing, if not eliminating, player downtime. New players can learn the game in 5 to 10 minutes and each scenario includes historical background and analysis.
Strike of the Eagle includes
- A fully mounted 670x950mm map board with expanded coverage in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus.
- 10 action and historical event cards (55 Soviet and 55 Polish)
- 110 wooden army and leader blocks
- 2 thick counter sheets.
- 2 summary sheets.
- 1 track sheet.
- Wooden reserve and resource cubes.
Strike of the Eagle is based on The Eagle and The Star. This English edition has been totally reworked from the ground up with an expanded mounted map, new cards, streamlined rules, new army and leader blocks, new scenario setup rules and additional scenarios. Strike of the Eagle is for 2-4 players, ages 13+, plays in 60 to 150 minutes, and has an MSRP of $65.