an educational tabletop wargame
Russian civil war was a time of uncertainty and lawlessness, change and cruelty, but also aspiration, possibility and hope. It is a conflict that has changed the face of Europe, and influenced the world for decades to come. At its beginning, three empires struggled in bloody conflict; at its end, a plethora of young nations rose up, only to be subjected yet again in a myriad of new wars. In Směr Vladivostok, I hope not only to bring entertainment, but also to inspire to learn more about this captivating period in history through this humble tabletop wargame.
As a Czech, it is my aim is to highlight the fascinating journey of the Czechoslovak legion troops in particular, which, had it not happened, would be too unbelievable for fiction. Many aspects of their story, motivations and life are slowly fading from public knowledge into obscurity or are misinterpreted, not least helped by the political past of former Czechoslovakia. Yet, they left behind a legacy deserving to be remembered.