The game was designed to last a maximum of 10 turns (approximately 2.5 hours of 'game time'), and the Soviet commander was tasked with the capture of the border post and the river crossing at the southern end of the board.
The Greek commander scored 5 Victory Points for holding each of the above at the end of the game, plus 1 VP for each Soviet battalion eliminated. The score was reduced by 1VP for each Greek stand lost.
Greek forces consisted of an infantry battalion (3 rifle companies, plus HW and AT) at the border, plus two artillery (105mm) batteries, an AA battery and brigade HQ. They could be reinforced by an additional battalion, possibly including tanks.
The Sovs had a Motor Rifle Regiment (BTR-70 & T-62) with an additional engineer company and support from a battery of long-range (130mm) guns firing on the pre-registered border positions from off-table. An airmobile battalion, transported by helicopter was also assigned.
Turn 1 - The Mi-8s arrive - over the Greek artillery...
...and in the village - with the AA battery in the next hex!
Sadly the Hips didn't have sufficient movement to allow the troops to be landed this turn! At least the AA didn't hit anything.
The Soviet long-range artillery opens up on the border defenders.
The Soviet Paras take the Greek gunners roughly from behind ....
...causing the gunners to suffer a catastrophic morale failure.
The Hips fly home.
The lead MR Btl approaches the border.
A tank btl (T-62) moves to the flank.
The other half of the Para Btl gets involved in a messy scrap with the AA battery. The dice indicate that the Paras have suffered a loss while the AA gunners have been wiped out!
The T-62 btl crosses the border minefield - always knew those minerollers would come in handy!
The MR troopers wait for the Divisional engineers (mine-clearing specialists!) to arrive.
More tanks appear on the border.
The Greek Brigade HQ heads for the border.
The fun really starts when Sov air support ( a flight of Su-7) bombs the borders defences - much to the consternation of the Greek infantry!