Bolt Action's next step within its gaming world is exploring the downfall of the Third Reich. Diving through the Eastern front, you'll be able to learn about the very bloody and arduous operations both Germany and the Soviets endured, and the uprising of the Polish AK and Czech forces. With unrelenting leadership and an absurd amount of 'political motivation', the Russians finally managed to expose Nazi Germany after brutal years of fighting.
In June 1944 the Axis powers in Europe were about to be subjected to two major hammer blows. In the West, the final preparations were being made for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Western Europe. In the East, the Red Army was planning a massive offensive, with bold objectives to critically damage the German Army and eject it entirely from the Soviet Union and, by pushing deep into Poland, providing the springboard for later offensives that would eventually find the Red Army in the streets of Berlin ushering in the final collapse of Hitler’s Third Reich.
For the Germans, a sense of fatalism began to grow, whilst amongst the Soviets, spirits rose. After the months of crushing defeats, encirclements and mass capitulations, the Germans were finally revealed to be beatable and their aura of invincibility had finally been ripped aside. This is well illustrated by a common story from the end of the Stalingrad operations where Soviet troops harassing sullen German prisoners, pointed at the remains of the devastated city and screamed that it would only be a matter of time before Berlin resembled the ruins of Stalingrad.
Contained within in the 148 pages of detailed text, breathtaking imagery and full-colour art, this book also has:
Which includes scenarios, special rules and historical context
Bargration Theatre Selectors
Which includes famous platoons such as the 53rd Guards tank Brigade, German Heavy Tank Abteilung and the 5th Panzer Division!
Additional German Units
Scenario 1: The Tigers of Krupki
Scenario 2: The battle of Pleshchenitsy
Scenario 3: The '34'
Fighting the Lvov-Sandomierz offensive
Which includes scenarios, special rules and Lvov-Sandomierz specific scenarios
Lvov-Sandomierz theatre selectors
Scenario 4: big game hunting
Which includes a hero of the Soviet Union, Lt. Aleksandr P. Oskin
The Warsaw Uprising
Fighting the Warsaw uprising
Which includes scenarios, special rules and Warsaw uprising specific scenarios
Warsaw uprising theatre selectors
Armia krajowa theatre selector
Which includes additional Armia Krajowa Units and German Warsaw Uprising Units
Scenario 5: Man the barricades
Scenario 6: Kubus and the grey wolf
The Struggle Continues
Fighting ‘the struggle continues’
Which includes scenarios, special rules for ghost wars and the Struggle Continues Theatre Selectors
NKVD Theatre Selector
NKVD Additional Units
Clearing The Flanks
Scenario 7: Breakout from Petsamo
The Vistula-Oder Offensive
Fighting the Vistula-Oder offensive
Which includes General Scenarios and Vistula-Oder Scenarios
Vistula-Oder offensive theatre selectors
Scenario 8: ‘the Ivan’s are coming…’
Scenario 9: race to the Pileca river
Scenario 10: an unexpected encounter
Fighting Operation Berlin
Which include General Scenarios and special rules for Operation Berlin Scenarios
Operation Berlin theatre selectors
Which include the extended Last Levy Theatre Selector and the replacement Panzer Force
Additional German Units
Which include The German Replacement Army and a hero of the Soviet Union, junior Sergeant Vasily Kharinaevich Khantaev
Scenario 11: The Seelow heights
Scenario 12: Tank hunting
Scenario 13: Berlin: crossing the spree
The Prague Uprising
Fighting the Prague uprising
Which includes scenarios, general scenarios, Prague specific scenarios and The ROA
ROA theatre selector
Scenario 14: The Prague uprising: enter the ROA
Appendices: Additional Special Rules
Snow, mud, ice and frostbite
Dug-in: foxholes, trenches and gun pits
That's certainly a lot of content, but remember that's just an overview! Each page is packed with information and iconic imagery to give you everything you need to play on the battlefields of Berlin in 1945!
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