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styrbiorn After the unsuccesful war against Russia in 1743, the Swedish parliament decided four years later that a large fortress should be constructed to protect the Eastern border against the growing Russian empire. The work on the fortress, planned by Colonel Lieutenant Augustin Ehrensvärd, begun in 1748 and not until 40 years later, in 1788 it was completed. Located on seven islands outside Helsingfors, Finland (Helsinki), defended with more than 200 cannons, with a garrison of 5-10,000 men, with an internal harbour able to support the whole galley fleet and a working ship yard, it one of the the largest fortresses in Europe, considered being on the brink of impregnable.

However, when the Russians finally came in 1808 the governor of the fortress, Count Carl Olof Cronstedt surrendered the fortress to a minor Russian force. In his absence, Cronstedt was accused of High treason, sentenced to death and to loose his knighthood, citizenship and honour. The rest of his life Cronstedt lived on Russian pension in Russian territory.

This scenario is a what-if, about a Russian assault of the fortress. The player is in command of a large Russian army contingent and the task is simply to take the fortress. To do this, the key positions of the fortress must be captured.
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