NATO attempts to defend West Germany against my son’s Soviet onslaught.

Lotsa fun. Only played the Basic rules this time. Literally my first time playing Red Storm Rising since the early 90s.

Been using it as an opportunity to teach about the Cold War.

Much emphasis on making and exploiting breakthroughs. My son played the Soviets way too cautious and defensive; victory requires them to seize and hold five W German cities. His drive stalled, and he only captured two. My NATO forces drove into E Germany in places and seized two East German cities. We both learned a lot for the next time, and then onto the Advanced rules with air support, etc.