Hello! In our Austrian hot seat conflict, we chose "Sudden" plus "Invade Austria" war on the turn 1 pre-turn, thinking that we would have 17 or 18 moves for the game per se .... briefing report now says (as of WP turn 16) that there are still 21 or so moves left to go. I'm not sure how the Event Engine works w/re/to handling beginning of hostilities vis-a-vis length of game (I seem to recall, that it was generally a 17 move game from start of hostilities, up to 34 moves max? not sure).
Anyway, it is raining here today, so we have some beer and the whole day inside to try to push this bad boy as close to end of game as we can .... WP seems really really strong. NATO is going to have a hard time in this one :) as they should :)
Also, just as a side thought, this would be a great overall scene to "break down" into different smaller scenes (a la, "Fulda Gap" or "Just Austria" ... ) My memory is hazy, but I seem to recall that the original boxed game had four huge maps, each of which could be used stand-alone for different scenarios. Alas, my copy of the original was lost long ago, so I no longer have the rule book.)
Anyway, enjoying it very much and we can't wait to see the final!!! Thanks! D