After the Great War, the Red Army advanced westward to ignite revolution in Europe. In this turn-based hex wargame, you will experience the key events of the Latvian War of Independence during this exciting and turbulent era.
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Release Date:
Jun 1, 2023

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In the months after the Great War the Europe stood on the brink of a new conflict. Barely the armistice in Compiègne was signed, Soviet Russia organized an military operation westwards with the goal to ingnite the revolution in Germany. After Germany had fallen the rest of the Europe would follow.

Comrades and Barons: Gates of Freedom is a turn-based wargame that lets you relive the battles of little known Soviet offensive through Baltics and following battles that led to creation of Latvian Republic.

Experience the bloody battles of little known part of the Russian Civil War - fight to export the revolution to Europe through Baltics, fight to uphold the old world order, fight for the existence of the new national states - all of which is known as Latvian War of Independence.


The first stage of war was the operation of the Red Army with the goal to reach the border of the former Russian empire and then invade Germany. This goal was almost reached: collapsing German Army was not capable to offer resistance, while local armies were not prepared for the war yet.

The next stage started when German Army managed to build defences in front of Germany's borders. New regular units and freikorps were sent to Latvia, help was offered to organize local armies. The Red Army was pushed away to the east.

The same Germans who just had driven bolshewiks away now started to act, lead by imperialist goals. Estonia and Latvia had to fight for their independence. The most important battle for Estonian War of Independence took place in Latvia, near Cēsis.

After Latvian Army had organized in liberated part of Latvia, it inherited not only the front against the Red Army, but a new front, that had formed in the west in form of West-Russian Army. This army with its allies tried to wipe out Latvia. Latvian Army finally had to free Latvia from foreign armies in the west.

Ultimately Latvian Army could turn to its main enemy - the Red Army that still occupied large part of Latvia. This operation in the beginning of 1920 was executed together with the Polish Army.

Game features

  • Lesser known setting near the Baltic Sea
  • Well researched historical battlefields
  • Campaigns of half-dozen different fighting forces
  • Unique card-based combat mechanics
  • Paper map and hand-painted miniature aestetic

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or up
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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