Hero Tankovy Turn the German Flank
Flames of War: Fortress Europe / Late War - First Game!
Flames of War recently launched their new, revamped introduction to the Late War era (1944-45), with the Fortress Europe book and
associated unit cards. Fortress Europe allows players with mid-war armies to easily transition into late war, and covers the
first months of 1944, which saw heavy fighting on both the eastern front and in Italy.
The book covers forces from this period for the Germans, Soviets, Americans and British. The point system changes to reflect the
bigger and better tanks becoming more common, and the book introduces the Sherman Firefly for the British, and the T-34/85 for
We recently got our first game in using the new book / cards, a 150 point clash between two Soviet Hero Tankovy Battalions and a
German Panther Company, supported by a Tiger platoon. The game flowed very smoothly, and wound up being a real nail biter, with
the Soviets gaining a very narrow victory on the very last turn. I really liked the feel of the armies, and look forward to a lot
of future matchups in this era.