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Spirit Games (Est. 1984) - Supplying role playing games (RPG), wargames rules, miniatures and scenery, new and traditional board and card games for the last 20 years sells Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Division

Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Division's Battle for Kharkov

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Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Division's Battle for Kharkov expands upon the original Fighting Formations game by taking the Grossdeutschland Division into 1943 and the winter of 1944. This expansion features ten new scenarios, many using new units for the German and Soviet sides, played on ten new maps. In each scenario, one player will take command of elements of this elite German formation, while the other assumes control of the opposing forces of the Soviet Union.
The new Battle for Kharkov playbook includes:

  • 10 new scenarios, including many smaller and shorter engagements
  • Updated order of battle for GD, encompassing 1943 units and hardware
  • Historical notes covering GD’s fighting in the Ukraine

In addition to the new playbook, the game includes 3 large and 2 small back-printed game maps (10 maps total), and a half-sized counter sheet containing new pieces for both the German and Soviet arsenals. New units include:

  • The Soviet SU-76M "Suka" open-topped assault gun;
  • SU-85 tank destroyer;
  • T-34C "hard-edge turret";
  • T-26b light tank;
  • The German Mk VI Tiger I
  • PzIII M;
  • 7.5cm PaK 40 anti-tank gun;
  • Low quality troops representing GD artillerymen forced to fight on the front lines

Historical Background Attacks and counterattacks were the order of the day, any day...
In the early winter months of 1943 the Soviets were driving deep into German lines. Their hope was to destroy the southern wing of the German army while it was still reeling from its defeat at Stalingrad. There were large gaps in the German lines and a quick advance here could turn the tide of the war. Time after time the Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland was called upon to reinforce, fill and stabilize weak points, and to close the gaps before the onslaught of Soviet troops could pour through. Oftentimes they were outnumbered and arrived just in the nick of time. As the front stabilized they were called upon again to spearhead the German drives against the Soviet 40th and 69th Armies.
In this expansion for Fighting Formations, we feature the Grossdeutschland Division as it fought in 1943 around the Ukrainian city of Kharkov and early 1944 to the west of the city. In each scenario, one player will take command of elements of this elite German formation while the other assumes control of the opposing forces of the Soviet Union.

Game Contents

  • 1 back-printed 8.5" x 11" player aid card
  • 3 back-printed 22" x 34" mapsheets
  • 2 back-printed 22" x 17" mapsheets
  • a half sheet of die-cut counters
  • a 24-page Playbook

Important note: Fighting Formations Grossdeutschland Division's Battle for Kharkov is not a complete game and requires ownership of Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Infantry Division to play.

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Related Tags
Alphanumeric
F
Game Type
Wargame
Manufacturer
GMT Games
No. Players
2 Players
Designer
Bryan R VanNortwick
Age
14 +
Manufacturer's Code
GMT1809

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