Fanatic Enterprises (2005)
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Industrious scenario designer Paul Kenny published Barbarossa North in 2005; this smallish scenario pack featured actions in northern Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II. The scenarios are in black in white, with color nationality symbols and a couple of color photographs.
The editing and proofreading is haphazard at best. At this stage, Paul Kenny was churning out scenario packs at the rate of two a year, so one must wonder at the amount of playtesting done as well.
The pack has a good mix of scenarios (2 large, 2 medium and 4 small actions), with a number of tournament-sized firefights. Six of the scenarios are German vs. Soviet, while two are Finnish vs. Soviet. There is no OBA, no air support, no Night rules, and oddly enough, no bad weather. Seven of the eight scenarios take place in the summer of 1941; the eighth takes place in the summer of 1942.
Although the scenarios in this pack are all quite playable in size, this pack has not seen much play since its release. The scenarios that have seen play do not give favorable indications of balance, with the possible exception of FE112 (Old Tactics, New Victims).