The first run stopped at turn 3 and brought the introduction of "Interception Areas": mega-hexes of 61 regular hexes each used to determine the probability of intercepting an enemy Air Mission and to evade enemy interceptors.
In this second run, Warsaw Pact started hostilities at game turn 2; the main thrust is in the NORTHAG area, with 3 Armies attacking between Braunschweig and Hamburg.
NATO decided to follow the official "Forward Defense" policy and to avoid any tactical retreat whenever possible.
|Warsaw Pact's Attack Axis during Game Turn 2 (first turn of war)|
|NORTHAG area situation at the end of Game Turn 2|
|View from Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, end of Game Turn 2|