Iron Cross / Enemy at the Gates - Book Bundle
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates brings the Soviet Union's Red Army into Flames of War, adding a whole new playing style to the game. Whether you want masses of tanks, many of which individually outclass Western tanks, or hordes of infantry, this book allows you to put together a sledgehammer with which to bludgeon your opponent into submission. If you want a little more subtlety, then there are also options for more experienced heroes as well.
In 1941, when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, the Red Army was one of the biggest and apparently most powerful in the world. It had more tanks than the rest of the world put together and hundreds of tank and infantry divisions. Despite this, the Germans destroyed this monster in just two months. The Germans thought this would be the end of the war, the end of another successful blitzkrieg campaign, but they were very wrong.
The Russians were stubborn and determined to defend International Communism and their Motherland. By the time the Germans destroyed their pre-war army, they'd built another, and when the Germans destroyed that too, they built yet another! These forces weren’t well trained, weren't skilfully handled, and suffered horrendous casualties, but they were successful in first stopping the German invaders, and then in throwing them back.
A force from Enemy at the Gates reflects this 'sledgehammer' approach, combining large numbers and powerful weapons to bludgeon your opponent into submission. Use Enemy at the Gates to build Soviet Forces from 1942 and 1943 on the Eastern Front.
During the summer of 1942, the German army was back on the move. At the end of the previous year's Operation Barbarossa, the German army could see the spires of the Kremlin in Moscow.
In June 1942, one year after the start of Barbarossa, the Germans launched a new operation, Case Blau, aiming to cut off and capture the valuable oil fields of the Caucasus. The Germans needed the oil, but so too did the Soviet Union and Hitler hoped he could kill two birds with one stone. The operation was lead by the panzer divisions, as the other armies, mostly infantry divisions with some supporting panzer divisions, followed on securing the ground gained by the panzers and tackling difficult objectives, such as towns and cities. We follow these forces Iron Cross, from the panzer companies blitzing across the Steppe of Russia to the grizzled grenadier veterans on the bloody streets of Stalingrad.
Following Stalingrad, most German formations underwent some reorganisations and received new equipment, and that will all be covered in a later book. Iron Cross really zeroes in on the German Army in 1942 and early 1943. Use Iron Cross to build German Forces from 1942 to early 1943 on the Eastern Front.
1x Enemy at the Gates Book
1x Iron Cross Book