Twilight Struggle: Red Sea: answer the summons of the trumpets and bear the burden of the Twilight Struggle

Twilight Struggle Red Sea is out on Steam for $13.49:

This looks more like an expansion than a new game to me. Is it significantly different from the original?

[edit] According to some of the videos I’ve seen re the physical version, no. Same game but scaled to a smaller map. Makes that a hard “no” from me.

Huh, somehow managed to miss this despite being a huge TS fan. I can definitely see the appeal of a quick playing version. But it all depends on whether it still holds up.

I missed it as well. I’ll definitely buy the board game. I enjoy the frantic beginning of TS before Europe locks down; this seems like it could provide more of that.

When I was a kid I wanted an Axis & Allies minigame that was only England vs. Germany in Africa, so perhaps I’m also trying to scratch that itch.

I’ve had this board game for a few months but never pulled it out…solo only so not sure how good that will be…better try it.

Play through of the Soviet side

Game is challenging whether you play against the AI or the bots. I have won once in four games and that victory was due to blind luck.