Fury in the East Unofficial Errata

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Fury in the East cover Fury in the East[1] [2] is a game designed by Ginichiro Suzuki that simulates the first nine months of the Russo-German War, also known as Operation Barbarossa. Adam Starkweather developed the game for publication in English by Multi-Man Publishing in Operations Special Issue #3. The game is wonderfully produced, with a beautiful map. Unfortunately, the rules could have used more rigorous editing for clarity and precision. Also, a number of important rules were omitted. I've collected the missing rules here, derived from Adam Starkweather's posts to the ConsimWorld support forum for the game.

Revision History

Clarified reinforcement and replacement rules vis-à-vis ZOCs.


Noted confusing Soviet combat terrain effects label on map.


First publication.

[1] First published in Japan as G-Barbarossa.

[2] Not to be confused with Furry in the East: Russian bear

Fury in the East Unofficial Errata

Daniel F. Savarese

Last Updated: 2014-07-27

Soviet Militia

Soviet militia units enter the game during the Soviet Reinforcement Phase.


Militia units are placed within two hexes of Leningrad or Moscow if the city in question is threatened by Axis units as described in the Leningrad and Moscow subsections. Militia units may not be placed in an enemy ZOC, except for Leningrad units which may be placed adjacent to a Finnish unit. When placed, the units may not exceed stacking limitations.


The Soviet player receives up to six militia units if there is at least one non-Finnish Axis unit within four hexes of Leningrad.


The Soviet player receives up to six militia units if there is at least one Axis unit within four hexes of Moscow or if at least one of the following cities has been entered by an Axis unit: Rzhev, Vyazma, Kaluga, Tula, Ryazan, Stalinogorsk.

Insufficient Units

There are only 11 militia units. Therefore, if both Leningrad and Moscow are threatened, the Soviet player must choose to deploy only five militia units at one of the cities and six at the other.


Militia units may not move more than three hexes from Leningrad or Moscow, else they are eliminated.


Militia units are removed from play permanently after being eliminated in combat. They cannot return to the board during a future reinforcement phase.

Leader Movement

Leader units are treated as tank units for terrain movement effects.


Soviet units must attack all German units in a Soviet ZOC and all Soviet units in a German ZOC must attack, except for attacks across rivers.

The Soviet player combat terrain effects chart on the map has a confusing column label. IF ATT/DEF refers to the Germans and is better understood as IF DEF/ATT for the Soviets. As stated in the rules, the Soviet column shift when defending is printed to the left of the slash.


Overruns cost three movement points in addition to the terrain cost.

Reinforcements and Replacements

The 3-8 Romanian unit listed as an Axis reinforcement for turn two should be the 2-6 Italian unit instead.

Reinforcements may be placed in enemy ZOCs, but replacements may not.

Leaders produce replacements even when out of supply or in enemy ZOCs.


A German Supply Head in a Soviet ZOC is eliminated if it is not stacked with another German unit.


A Soviet decisive victory occurs at 49 or less victory points, not at 40 or less as indicated on the map.