ENEMY AT THE GATES
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.
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.