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The Soviet Assault on the German Capital, April-May 1945

The culmination of Flames Of War’s Late-war period, the Berlin intelligence handbook focuses on the Soviet assault on the German capital city of Berlin, the battles to encircle it, and the final desperate defence by the by the rag-tag German forces. 

Check out Berlin in the online store here... 

Berlin Design Notes

The Third Reich's Last Stand:
Berlin Design Notes - German Forces
The Germans in Berlin are something very new. In the chaotic Berlin fighting, the defence was based around auxiliary troops like the Volkssturm, RAD and police, reinforced by small groups of well-trained watch troops and Luftwaffe anti-aircraft gunners.

The Third Reich's Last Stand...

The Third Reich's Last Stand
Germany's Doom

Germany's Doom:
Soviet Forces in Berlin
The Soviet forces featured in Berlin include Hero Guards Heavy Tank Regiment, Hero Heavy Self-propelled Artillery Regiment, and the Hero Strelkovy Regiment, all of which played an important role in the conquest of Berlin and the final defeat of the Third Reich.

Germany's Doom...

A number of German and Soviet Berlin digital-exclusive briefings are available in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital iPad app.

Forces Of War Flames Of War Digital
German
  • 1. Marine-Infanteriedivison
  • 502. and 503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abeilung Schwere SS-Panzerkompanie
  • 9. Armee and 12. Armee Grenadierkompanie
  • 11. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Nordland SS-Aufklarungsschwadron
  • 11. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Nordland SS-Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • 11. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Nordland SS-Panzerkompanie
  • 11. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Nordland SS-Panzerpionierkompanie
  • Panzerdivision Müncheberg Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • Panzerdivision Müncheberg Panzerkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Panzerkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Fusilierkompanie
Soviet
  • Hero Inomarochnikiy Tankovy Brigada
  • Hero Inzherno-Saperniy Batalon
  • Hero Kavalyeriskiy Polk
  • Hero Rota Razvedki
  • Vistula-Oder Offensive Strelkovy Batalon

Desperate Measures Soviet Options

The Intelligence Briefings in Berlin represent the triumphant Red Army at its peak. As such, they offer certain rules and platoon options which were developed during the book's design process, and which are also applicable to the penultimate phase of the Soviet onslaught, covered in Desperate Measures.

Wayne has prepared this PDF, which now allows your Desperate Measures list to add:

  • Bed Spring Armour
  • the 160mm Mortar
  • the 203mm obr 1931 howitzer
Berlin & Desperate Measures
PDF Desperate Measures Options from Berlin (1.1MB)...

Berlin Digital-Exclusive Histories
9. Armee and 12. Armee Grenadierkompanie

German 9. Armee (9th Army) History

An Order of Battle of the divisions and independent units in the 9. Armee during the Soviet Berlin Offensive, as it defended the Oder River and its eventual encirclement in the halbe Pocket and subsequent attempts to break out to the west.

German 9. Armee (9th Army) History...

German 12. Armee (12th Army) History
An Order of Battle for the divisions and independent units in the 12. Armee during the Soviet Berlin Offensive, including individual unit histories of several divisions.

German 12. Armee (12th Army) History...  

1. Marine-Infanteriedivision on the Oder Front Marine Grenadierkompanie 1. Marine-Infanteriedivison On the Oder Front 1945

This article includes a history and Order of Battle for the division as it was in 1945.

1. Marine-Infanteriedivison on the Oder Front 1945...

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany

The 11th SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland was a Waffen-SS division recruited from foreign volunteers. After fighting on the Leningrad Front, in Estonia, Latvia and East Prussia, the division ended up in the desperate struggle to defend Berlin.

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany... 

503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung

This heavy panzer battalion was certainly a force to be reckoned with, with its powerful Tiger II tanks.

503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung History...

503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung
Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark

Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark

Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark was assembled from remnants of other units and hastily thrown into battle against the vengeful Soviet juggernaut. Berlin writer Wayne Turner has written a history article covering the brief and bloody history of this ad-hoc division.

Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark...

Panzerdivision Müncheberg

The other division covered by last weeks digital-exclusive briefings, Panzerdivision Müncheberg was another ad-hoc formation, with an unorthodox mix of armoured vehicles and troops from a diverse array of units.

Panzerdivision Müncheberg... 

Panzerdivision Müncheberg

Berlin Product Spotlights

Soviet Soviet Plastic Products Soviet
Want to start a new Soviet force? We have a number of new plastic kits to give Soviet players inexpensive choices either for adding to their army or starting a new one, making it easier than ever before to fight for the Motherland.
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)

Strelkovy Battalion (SBX33)

ZiS Gun Battery (SBX34) Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)  Strelkovy Company (SBX33) ZiS Gun Battery
(SBX34)
 Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (SBX36) Heavy Assault Gun Company (SBX37) Bed Spring Armour (SU960)
IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (SBX36)  Heavy Assault Gun Company (SBX37)  Bed Spring Armour
(SU960)

Other Berlin Products (Click on the product images below to learn more)
Waffenträger (8.8cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX88)


3.7cm Flakzwilling 43 (GE546)

3.7cm Flakzwilling 43 gun (x3)
(GE546)
 

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

Hitlerjugend Platoon
(GE827)
 

Volkssturm HMG Platoon (GE824)

Volkssturm HMG Platoon
(GE824)

Volkssturm Mortar Platoon (GE825)

Volkssturm Mortar Platoon
(GE825)
 

Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE826)

Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE826) 

Kleinpanzer Wanze (GE117)

Kleinpanzer Wanze (x3)
(GE117)

8.8cm FlaK 41 gun (GE551)

8.8cm FlaK 41 gun
(GE551)
 

Panzer IV Turret Bunker (GE684)

Panzer IV Turret Bunker
(GE684)
 

203mm Howitzer M1931

203mm obr 1931 Howitzer
(SU590)

160mm Mortar obr 1943 (SU752)

160mm Mortar obr 1943
(SU752)
 

Berlin Articles

Red Steel:
Through the Brandenburg Gate in an IS-2 Tank

Whether you have an IS-2 army sitting neglected on a shelf, or the new plastic box has you primed to start a new force, it's a great time to try out the awesome breakthrough power of the IS-2 tank. Jorge Sancho shares his thoughts on fielding the IS-2 heavy tanks of the Hero Gvardeyskiy Tyazhelyy Tankovy Polk from Berlin.

Red Steel: Through the Brandenburg Gate in an IS-2 Tank...

Red Steel: Through the Brandenburg Gate in an IS-2 Tank
Wayne Turner's Hero Strelkovy Polk

The Red Army in Palmerston North:
Wayne Turner's Hero Strelkovy Polk

Having recently finished working on Berlin, it only made sense for Battlefront rules writer Wayne Turner to play a Soviet Hero Strelkovy Polk in the recent doubles tournament at Panzerschreck. Wayne gives us a look at his army here (we also hope to show you Wayne’s tournament partner Victor’s best-army winning force soon).

The Red Army in Palmerston North: Wayne Turner's Hero Strelkovy Polk...

Damaging Bed Spring Armour

As well as giving your valiant tankers a small measure of extra protection, Bed Spring Armor is a good way to add character and visual interest to otherwise plain green Soviet tanks. Especially if you don't mind putting in a little extra modelling time to add some battle damage.

Damaging Bed Spring Armour...

Damaging Bed Spring Armour
Modelling a Red Banner

Modelling a Red Banner

We here in New Zealand have been learning recently just how much fuss a flag can create. But what use is a flag bearer without a glorious Red Banner to wave majestically in the breeze? James has made a PDF for you to dowload and print your own ‘Victory Banner’.

Modelling a Red Banner...