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Version 3.1 22/01/10 The Soviet Union was invaded by Germany in June 1941. Though Stalin was forewarned of this threat, the Soviet army was totally unprepared for combat and quickly disintegrated under the assault of the battle-hardened German troops. Within two months the Soviet army had been smashed to pieces and a desperate battle for survival begins as Soviet strategists attempt to rebuild their armed forces and stem the German tide. The Soviet army has been undergoing reorganization for several years. Though some of the equipment was the most advanced in the world, this reorganization was far from complete when the war began. The troops that had begun to receive modern equipment usually had had very little time to train in its use. Those with older equipment had allowed it to fall into a state of disrepair because they were expecting it to be replaced soon. The army had also greatly expanded in size as it was being modernized and this added to the confusion and meant many units were under strength. This expansion contributed to the confused logistical situation, with large-scale shortages of weapons, ammunition, fuel, and spare parts hampering units’ ability to both fight and move. Finally, the military communication network proved to be inadequate and almost within hours of the fighting starting high command lost contact with the formations in the field; troops were left in the dark as to where the enemy was and what they were supposed to do, and were soon bypassed, surrounded and destroyed en masse. To make matters wore the Soviet officer pool was in disarray as in the years before the invasion most of the experienced commanders had been purged on the orders of Stalin, and either replaced by incompetent political appointments or low-level commanders that had no training for such senior levels of command. After this disastrous opening phase of the war the Soviet High Command has the daunting job of rebuilding and reorganizing the army while as the same time fighting a life and death struggle with the finest fighting machine of the age – the German Wehrmacht.
Soviet Battalion Choices
You can base your Soviet force on: a Tankovaya Bataljon (Tank Battalion), or a Strelkovaya Bataljon (Infantry Battalion).
Motivation and Experience
The Red Army is in disarray. The officers are inexperienced and the soldiers poorly trained conscripts. Despite this, the troops are determined to protect their homeland. Most soldiers in a Soviet force are classed as Confident Conscript
Special Rules Centralised Control
The Soviet economic and social system emphasizes centralized planning and control by the government. This applies to the army as well. Soviet generals prefer their troops to strictly obey orders, rather than think for themselves. To reflect this, the forces in this Intelligence Briefing are organised differently from other armies. For game purposes, a Soviet company is treated as a single platoon and a whole battalion operates like most armies’ companies. Wherever the rules talk about a platoon, read that as a Soviet company. When the rules talk about a company, read that as a Soviet battalion. A Soviet company is led by a Platoon Command team and operates like a large platoon. A Soviet battalion is led by a Company Command team assisted by a 2iC Command team, and operates like a large company. For example, whereas a German platoon must remain in command to move freely, an entire Soviet company must be in command. Similarly, while the enemy shoots at a US platoon, they shoot at a Soviet company.
The Quality of Quantity
The Russians have a saying “Quantity has a quality all of its own.” The big formations used by the Red Army take a lot of shooting to stop. A Soviet company currently containing at least fifteen infantry teams must take ten hits in a single Shooting step before they become Pinned Down. A single hit from an Artillery Bombardment still pins them however.
Komissar (and Battalion Komissar)
A Komissar is a Communist Party official who supervises the soldiers during combat and makes sure they display the proper levels of enthusiasm in battle. A lack of heroism in driving the Hitlerites from Mother Russia is not acceptable and the Komissar will not hesitate to shoot soldiers who show fear during battle. As Comrade Stalin said, “It takes a brave man not to be a hero in the Red Army.” If a Soviet company containing a Komissar fails its Motivation test to rally from being Pinned Down or to counterattack in an Assault, you may immediately destroy another team from the company and take the Motivation test again. This is not a re-roll, but a completely new test. If you roll a 1 on this Motivation test, the soldiers revolt against the Komissar and shoot him in turn! The Komissar team is destroyed as well.
The one thing that the Soviet Union had in 1941 was a seemingly inexhaustible reserve of manpower. New divisions were created faster than the Germans could destroy the old ones. The new formations lacked training, equipment, almost everything, but a willingness to fight and die for the Worker’s Paradise and Mother Russia. Companies marked with the Wave Attack rule can undertake wave attacks with new companies replacing the existing ones as they are destroyed when the Attacker in a mission. When the company is destroyed, remove all teams except the Company (Platoon) Command team. At the start of the next turn, but before company morale checks roll a die for the company. On a score of 4+ the company is replaced with a new company from the next wave. In any other case or on a lesser roll, the company is not replaced and is permanently destroyed. The new company starts at the original strength of the destroyed company. Only teams that are actually part of the company return in the new company. All attachments and Independent Teams are permanently lost. Deploy the new company in the area from the Company (Platoon) Command team and closer to your deployment zone. The deployment must conform to the standard Ambush Deployment rules. The company cannot take any action in the turn it deploys and is considered moving. It cannot prevent the enemy from holding an objective until the beginning of the following Soviet turn. The new company counts as a totally new company arriving from reserve. The old company still counts as being destroyed for Company Morale checks. In your Movement step, you may elect to destroy any or all companies that are below half strength. If the company can make a wave attack, roll at the start of your next turn to see if it will be replaced with a new company from the next wave.
Roll Up the Guns Main rule book page 182 . Land Battleship The Soviet T-35 tank is designed for independent operations behind enemy lines. The machine-gunner managed to keep the infantry at bay and protect the tank. the assaulting team fails to score a hit. Tripod mount Soviet anti-aircraft machine-guns were mounted on trucks for mobility. If the tank contacts an enemy tank while attempting to ram it. the gun may be out of ammunition. the assaulting team get past the machine-gunner to hit the tank and the tank must make an Armour Save as normal. the ammunition supply is adequate. roll to range as normal. When firing artillery barrages with 76mm guns. and T-40 amphibious tanks can swim rivers to carry out their scouting tasks. it suffers a penalty of +1 to hit on each shot. It has a wide range of armament to meet every situation. Re-roll successful Skill tests to hit a tank with a turret rear machine-gun in an assault. but lacked the capability to effectively or safely fire on the move. Hens and Chicks Main rule book page 181. Turret Rear Machine -gun Soviet heavy tanks have an extra machine-gun mounted in the rear of the turret to protect them from infantry attempting to assault the tank. If you fail the re-roll. If the test is passed. You may dismount the DShK HMG (but not the Quad Maxim) by replacing the truck with a DShK HMG team. The Quad Maxim and DShK HMG mounted on a truck cannot move and shoot in the same turn. both tanks are destroyed. Soviet Weapons Ammunition Shortage Having predicted that new German heavy tanks would be invulnerable to existing weapons. one gun in the battery is out of ammunition and cannot shoot again during the game. When war broke out. the tank crew think better of the idea and just move as normal. the gun is out of ammunition and cannot shoot again during the game. On a lesser roll. As with any tank with multiple guns. If it fails. the tank can move into contact with an enemy tank and attempt to ram. Once the firing is completed roll one die again. On a roll of 4+. Ramming A tank that is out of ammunition for its main gun may attempt to ram an enemy tank in the Movement step. the rules on page 63 of Flames Of War apply. If the test is passed. T-38. Roll a Motivation test for the tank. If the test is failed. A T-35 can fire all of its 76mm and 45mm guns at the same time. there was a serious shortage of these guns and 76mm ammunition. but if it does so. the Soviet armaments ministry cancelled production of 45mm and 76mm guns in favour of 57mm and 107mm anti-tank guns and 122mm field guns. On a roll of 4+.Soviet Vehicles Amphibious T-37. On a lesser roll. the ammunition supply is adequate. Roll again. only the ramming tank is destroyed. If you pass the re-roll. Amphibious tanks treat impassable water obstacles as Difficult Going. Each turret can engage a different platoon. Any time a player scores a 1 when rolling to hit with a 57mm or 76mm gun. roll a Skill test for the ramming tank.
8) Weapons Company Support Companies Tankovaya Company (pages 6. A Tankovaya Bataljon may also field one support company from each Support box shown.Tankovaya Bataljon (Tank Company) Headquarter Battalion HQ (page 5) A Tankovaya Bataljon must field a Battalion HQ and at least two Tankovaya Companies.8) Brigade Anti-tank Company (page 12) Anti-aircraft MG Company (page 12) Tank Destroyer platoon (page 24) Infantry Gun Company (page 13) Anti-aircraft Company (page 21) Rocket Mortar Company (page 24) Heavy Mortar Company (page 21) Support Companies (cont.7. . and a Motorstrelkovaya Company as Weapons Company.7.) Reconnaissance Company (page 25) Artillery Field Gun Battery (page22) Artillery Field Gun Battery (page 22) Howitzer Battery (page 23) Air Support Motivation And Experience A Tankovaya Bataljon is Confident Conscript.8) Motostrelkovaya Company (page 10) Chemical Tank Destroyer Platoon (page 11) Mortar Company (page 11) Tankovaya Company (pages 6. and may field one further Tankovaya Company.7. Combat Companies Tankovaya Company (pages 6.
the Soviet army had by far the largest tank fleet of any country. T -28 obr1938. and the T-26. Included amongst these are two of the most powerful tanks in the world – the medium T-34 and the heavy KV series. BT -7 or BT-7A with AA MG for +5 points Medium Tanks T-28 obr 1933 40 points 60 points T-28 obr 1938 70 points T-28e 130 points T-34 obr 1940 170 points T-34 obr 1941 T-34/57 obr 1941 180 points 135 points Mark II (Matilda II) Arm T -28 obr 1933. However. primarily the BT series. 76mm ammunition for these new vehicles is also scarce. ignoring casualties and rely on their greater numbers to overwhelm the enemy positions. supplies of these new tanks are limited and the bulk of the tank units are equipped with older designs. These vehicles are lightly armored but carry a powerful gun. some tanks crews equipped with the new T-34 and KV tanks have only seen their vehicles for the first time a few days before entering battle. Supplementing the medium and heavy tanks are lighter vehicles. They will often throw themselves at the enemy line. or T -28e with AA MG for +5 points . Soviet tank crews are courageous and try to make up for their shortcomings in training and experience with bravery and sheer determination. such as the T-40– pressed into service to make up for the great losses experienced. Headquarters Company Battalion HQ Scout Tanks T-38 obr 1938 T-40 obr 1940 T-40 obr 1941 20 points 25 points 30 points Light Tanks T-26 obr 1932 30 points replace one MG With 37mm PS -1 gun for 10 points 50 points T-26 obr 1933 &1939 30 points T-60 obr1941 Mark III (Valintine II) 100 points The Battalion H Q tank must be the same as at least one Company in the force.At the start of the war. Fast Tanks BT-2 45 points 50 points BT-5 60 points BT-7 35 points BT-7A Arm BT -5. Training amongst the mechanized troops is poor. However.
T-34/57 obr 1941 910 725 Mark II (Matilda II) 1085 1020 940 860 770 665 - 385 545 - .Combat Companies Tankovaya Companies 0 to 2 Medium Tankovaya Companies A Medium Tankovaya Company has started the war with seventeen T -28 or T-34 medium tanks in three platoons of five tanks with two as the company HQ. 10 T-28 obr 1933 335 9 315 8 290 7 265 6 240 5 210 4 3 - Upgrade any or all T -28 obr 1933 to T -28 obr 1938 for 20 points per tank. This strength was rarely achieved and a more realistic organisation with only 10 tanks per company quickly followed. Your force may not contain more than two medium Tankovaya Companies. In practice the T -34 was often fielded in small numbers as the tank production situation worsened until new factories were established in the east. You may field a company with as few as three T -34 tank s. 1040 975 910 825 740 640 510 T-34 obr 1940 Upgrade any or all T34 obr 1940 to T34 obr 1941 for 50 points per tank. Upgrade any or all T -28 obr 1933 to T -28e for 30 points per tank Arm any or all T -28 obr 1933. provided it is the only company in your force equipped with T -34 tanks. 1938 or T -28e with an AAMG for 5 points each. even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon.
No other tank types (light. the new T-60 or lend-lease Valentine tanks. BT-7 or BT -7A tanks wit h an AAMG for 5 points each Some Light Tankovaya battalions were formed using the T38 or T40 light tanks from the scout units. BT fast tank companies can also have two BT-7A artillery tanks for close artillery support. After the German invasion in 1941. BT-2.0 to 3 Light Tankovaya Companies In 1939 during the fighting in Poland and Finland. Tankovaya Battalions using T38 and T40 light companies may only select up to one company using the T40 model. Upgrade any or all BT-2 to BT-7 for 10 points per tank. T-60 obr 1941 215 200 185 170 150 130 Mark III (Valentine II) BT-2 800 750 695 635 565 490 375 350 330 300 260 230 Upgrade any or all BT-2 to BT-5 for 5 points per tank. -5 and -7 Light Tank Companies are Wave Attack companies. . medium or heavy) or Zis 30 Tank Destroyers may be selected. BT-7A tanks in Wave Attack companies count as integral parts of the company and will reappear when the company passes a successful Wave Attack roll. either T-26 or BT. and in 1941 during the opening battles. a light Tankovaya Company consisted of 17 BT light tanks (although the number actually serviceable at any point may have been much lower). Combat companies consisting of T37/38 or T40 tanks do not have the reconnaissance skill. T26. or in December. 10 T-38 obr 1938 145 9 135 8 125 7 115 6 105 5 90 Upgrade any or all T -38 obr 1938to T -40 obr 1940 for 5 points per tank. Upgrade any or all T -38 obr 1938to T -40 obr 1941for 10 points per tank. Add 0 -2 BT-7A to a BT company for 25 points each Arm any or all BT -5. These Light Tank companies were used as armoured support in areas of difficult terrain. the number of tanks per company was reduced to 10. 10 T-26 obr 1932 240 9 225 8 210 7 185 6 165 5 140 Replace one MG With 37mm PS -1 gun for 10 points per tank Upgrade any or all T -26 obr 1932 to T -26 obr 1933 & 1939 for 20 points per tank.
T-35 obr 1935 10 725 9 680 8 630 7 575 6 515 5 445 Arm any or all T -35 obr 1935 with an AAMG for 5 points each 1200 1130 1070 950 855 720 KV-1 obr 1940 Upgrade any or all KV -1 obr 1940 to KV -1 obr 1941 for 50 points per tank. stocks of operational tanks were not able to maintain this level and companies were often formed with only 5 heavy tanks.0 to 1 Heavy Tankovaya Company The heavy Tankovaya Company started 1941 with 10 T-35 or KV-series heavy tanks. but by mid 1941. and poor preparation make it difficult for KV heavy tanks to arrive on the battlefield on time. unreliable tanks. In missions that do not have the ‘Reserves’ rule. quickly went down to platoons of two tanks each for a total of 7 KV-series tanks in each company. the Heavy Tankovaya Companies arrive using the ‘Scattered Reserves’ rule. In reality. . Heavy Tankovaya Companies equipped with KV heavy tanks always start the game in reserve and are always the last reserves to arrive. but after the German invasion. Poor Coordination Poor communications. Upgrade any or all KV -1 obr 1940 to KV -1e for 65 point per tank Initially heavy tanks were in separate brigades. they had been integrated into tank regiments with the first battalion having a heavy and two medium companies. Your force may not contain more than one heavy Tankovaya Company. Upgrade any or all KV -1 obr 1940 to KV -2 for 65 points per tank. and the second (and sometimes third) having three light companies. even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon.
had fewer men than a normal rifle company. but much better armament At full strength: With 2 platoons: With 1 platoon: Add HMG teams: Add Komissar team: 270 points 185 points 100 points +20 points each +5 points Upgrade 1 motor platoon from R/MG to SMG for free Add a Motorcycle team per Rifle/MG team. or motor rifle company.Weapons Companies Motostrelkovaya Company The Motostrelkovaya Company. Komissar team Add 2 Trucks per platoon for 5 points per Platoon or Section. .
except that they do not count towards the number of teams in the company that are capable of fighting when working out whether the company is below half strength. It may not operate on its own.Support Companies Chemical Tank Destroyer Platoon At full strength: With 1 squad: 135 points 70 points The Tank Destroyer Platoon provides the Motostrelkovaya Company with a much-improved anti-tank capability. As Flamethrower teams. If they are destroyed. The Tank Destroyer Platoon becomes part of the company it is attached to in all respects. the squads are likely to be assigned as required. A Mortar Company must have an HQ Section and at least one Mortar or Light Mortar Platoon. A Tank Destroyer Platoon must be attached to a Weapons or Support company. they do count towards the number of destroyed teams in their adopted company. even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon. . Mortar Company HQ Section: Mortar Platoon: Light Mortar Platoon: Add Komissar team: Add extra 82mm mortars: 5 points +20 points each +60 points +5 points +10 points Add 3-ton trucks for 10 points per Mortar Platoon The motorised Mortar Company started with two mortars. Your force may not contain more than one Mortar Company. then expanded to six mortars and gained six more light mortars from the rifle companies.
then upped to six and finally eight. Initially armed with two guns. These can be dismounted for static operations.Brigade Anti-tank Company The Brigade Anti-tank Company was a short-lived addition to the tank brigade. even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon. Your force may not contain more than one Anti-aircraft Machine-gun Company. The trucks can be replaced with Komsomoleyts tractors in units formed before the invasion. even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon. one has to wonder if the increases were only on paper as the shortage of these weapons meant that the unit was withdrawn at the end of 1941. At full strength (45mm guns) With 3 Anti-tank platoons With 2 Anti-tank platoons With 1 Anti-tank platoons Add Komissar team 235 points 180 points 125 points 70 points +5 points Upgrade all 45mm obr 1938 guns to 57mm ZIS -2 guns for 60 points per Anti -tank Platoon Anti-aircraft Machine -gun Company At full strength DShK AA MG on truck 85 points With 1 Anti-aircraft platoon 45 points Upgrade all DShK AA MG on trucks to Quad Maksim AA MG on truck for 10 points per Anti-aircraft Platoon Add Komissar team +5 points The tank brigade includes an Anti-aircraft Machine-gun Company of truck-mounted DShK Model 1938 heavy machine-guns. Your force may not contain more than one Anti-tank Company. .
even if it has more than one Tankovaya Bataljon. .Infantry Gun Company At full strength With 1 Infantry gun platoon Add Komissar team Add Observer team 55 points 30 points +5 points +20 points Your force may not contain more than one Infantry Gun Company.
and may field one of each of the Weapons Companies shown. It may also field one support company from each Support box shown. Headquarter Weapons Companies Strelkovaya Company (page 15) Mortar Company (page 16) Support Companies Combat Companies Strelkovaya Company (page 15) HMG Company (page 16) Chemical Platoon (page 18) Anti-tank Rifle Company (page 19) Strelkovaya Company (page 15) Anti-tank Company (page 17) Infantry Gun Company (page 17) Anti-aircraft MG Company (page 18) Sapper Company (page 20) Tankovaya Company (page 20) Anti-aircraft Company (page 21) Heavy Mortar Company (page 21) Artillery Field Gun Battery (page 22) Artillery Field Gun Battery (page 22) Howitzer Battery (page 23) Rocket Mortar Company (page 24) Reconnaissance Company (page 25) Air Support Motivation and Experience A Strelkovaya Bataljon is Confident Conscript. .Strelkovaya Bataljon (Infantry Company) Battalion HQ (page 14) A Strelkovaya Bataljon must field a Battalion HQ and at least two Strelkovaya Companies.
All superfluous complexity was removed to facilitate the creation of new units. as most of the good officers have been removed from the army in Stalin’s great purges. Those that are left are ether incompetent or afraid that they too will be purged if they say anything. where friendly troops are and even what they are supposed to be attacking or defending. . Headquarters Company Battalion HQ At full strength: 25 points Add up to 3 Sniper teams for +50 points each The German invasion led to an immediate and drastic simplification of the Soviet infantry organisation. for they know that if Mother Russia and their homes and families are to be defended then great sacrifices need to be made.The infantry make up the bulk of the Soviet army. Often this means that the Rifle Regiments are left without any idea where the enemy troops are. The quality of officers in the army is very low. The Rifle Divisions have suffered from the same problems as the rest of the army—the rapid reorganization and expansion of recent years and the poor standard of training and communications. Despite these handicaps the Soviet rifle troops fight bravely.
Combat Companies Strelkovaya Companies At full strength: With 2 platoons: With 1 platoon: Add Komissar team: 375 points 255 points 130 points +5 points Although each Rifle Platoon is commanded by a Leitenant or Lieutenant unaided by even a runner. It is at the level of the Kapitan or Captain commanding the Rifle Company that tactical control resides. Strelkovaya Companies are Wave Attack Companies . Russian tradition and the centralised Soviet system gives them little of the scope of a western lieutenant.
. before being disbanded completely. lack of weapons often meant a reduction to two platoons in practice. but was quickly reduced to two mortars.Weapons Companies Machine-gun Company At full strength: With 2 platoons: With 1 platoon: Add Komissar: 160 points 110 points 60 points +5 points Although each battalion Machine-gun Company had three platoons in theory. Mortar Company HQ Section: Mortar Platoon: Light Mortar Platoon: Add Komissar team: Add extra 82mm mortars: 5 points +20 points each +60 points +5 points +10 points Add 3-ton trucks for 5 points per Mortar Platoon The battalion Mortar Company started with six mortars in three platoons. a regimental mortar battalion consolidated all of the light and medium mortars in the regiment. In its place. A Mortar Company must have an HQ Section and at least one Mortar or Light Mortar Platoon.
At full strength With 1 Infantry gun platoon Add Komissar team Add Observer team 55 points 30 points +5 points +20 points Your force may not contain more than one Infantry Gun Company. Infantry Gun Company Infantry guns can fire bombardments like mortars. They are equipped with the effective 45mm obr 1937 gun. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon. but they can also be used to knock out enemy position with direct fire. They are particularly useful if there are no tanks available. .Anti-tank Company At full strength (45mm guns) With 2 Anti -tank platoons With 1 Anti-tank platoons Add Komissar team 175 points 115 points 60 points +5 points The regimental Anti-tank Companies were the only anti-tank weapons in the entire rifle division. Anti-tank companies may Combat Attach Your force may not contain more than one Anti-tank Company.
It may not operate on its own. Each squad has ten flame-throwers. except that they do not count towards the number of teams in the company that are capable of fighting when working out whether the company is below half strength. Support Companies Chemical Platoon At full strength: With 2 squads: With 1 squad: 315 points 210 points 105 points The Chemical Platoon is armed almost entirely with flamethrowers. .AA Machine-gun Company At full strength Quad Maksim AA MG on truck 155 points With 2 Anti-aircraft platoons 105 points With 1 Anti-aircraft platoon Add Komissar team 55 points +5 points Although the rifle regiment’s anti-aircraft machine-gun company has more weapons than the tank brigade’s company. If they are destroyed. they do count towards the number of destroyed teams in their adopted company. The Chemical Platoon becomes part of the company it is attached to in all respects. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon. Your force may not contain more than one Chemical Platoon. Your force may not contain more than one Anti-aircraft Machine-gun Company. most of them are the lighter and less useful quadruple Maksim mount rather than more powerful DShK heavy machine-gun. making this perhaps the most flammable platoon of the war! A Chemical Platoon must be attached to a Strelkovaya Company.
Your force may not contain more than one Anti-tank Rifle Company. the issue became desperate and the new designs have been rushed into production. they are nevertheless a useful addition to the workers and peasant’s armoury. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon. With the German invasion. Still only available in small numbers. .Anti-tank Rifle Company At full strength: With 2 squads: With 1 squad: Add Komissar team 95 points 65 points 35 points +5 points The Red Army has been experimenting with anti-tank rifles for some time.
the support for the average Rifle battalion was only a few Heavy KV tanks. Upgrade any or all KV-1 obr 1940 to KV-2 for 65 points each Upgrade any or all KV-1 ober 1940 to KV-1e for 65 points each The normal rules for using Heavy Tankovaya companies still apply. Your force may not contain more than one Tankovaya Company. Heavy Tankovaya Support Quite often. In a lot of cases only one or two KV tanks could be available! A Heavy Tankovaya company supporting a Strelkovaya Batalion can consist of one or two KV tanks. . Tankovaya Company See the Tankovaya Bataljon for company organisation. 2 KV-1 obr 1940 295 points 1 KV-1 obr 1940 150 points Upgrade any or all KV-1 obr 1940 to KV-1 obr 1941 for 50 points each.Sapper Company At full strength: With 2 platoons: With 1 platoon: Add Komissar: 340 points 230 points 120 points +5 points The divisional Sapper Companies provide a workforce for construction as well as a useful source of explosives for demolition work. even if it has more than one Strelkovaya Bataljon.
Heavy Mortar Company At full strength: With 1 Heavy Mortar Platoon: Add Komissar: 145 points 80 points +5 points The Heavy Mortar Company provides immense firepower at relatively little cost.Divisional and Corps Troops Divisional and Corps Troops are Confident Conscript . Anti-aircraft Company At full strength: With 3 guns: With 2 guns: Add Komissar: 120 points 90 points 60 points +5 points Upgrade all 37mm obr 1939 guns to 85mm obr 1938 guns for +70 points each Anti-aircraft Companies are armed 37mm obr 1939 anti -aircraft guns towed by trucks tractors. In motorised units trucks replace the wagons. The fourth gun was officially deleted from the company due to a shortage of guns. but some older units may have retained the extra weapon. .
1939. 1936. To conserve the precious trucks for more vital tasks. or ZIS -3 guns. when trucks replace the horse -drawn v ehicles. the Field Gun Batteries are entirely horse drawn unless supporting a Tankovaya Bataljon. These weapons are useful for smothering enemy -held towns and trenches with heavy artillery fire as your troops move into the attack.Field Gun Battery The Field Artillery Battery is armed with 76mm obr 1902/30. At full strength 76mm Zis-3: With 1 Field Artillery Section: Add Komissar: 215 points 110 points +5 points Add Observer team +20 points Upgrade all 76mm Zis-3 guns to 76mm obr 1936 guns for 15 points per Field Artillery Section .
Stalinets tractors replace the horse -drawn limbers and a truck replaces the Staff team’s wagon. Tank Destroyer platoon Two Sections each of 2x ZIS 30 At full cost (4 ZIS 30) 1 section (2 ZIS 30) 235 points 120 points . When supporting a Tankovaya Bataljon.Howitzer Battery At full strength 122mm obr 1938 howitzer 150 points With 1 Field Artillery Section: Add Komissar: Add Observer team 85 points +5 points +20 points The divisional Howitzer Batteries are armed with 122mm obr 1910/30 or 1938 field howitzers.
the Red Army organized new Guards Mortar batteries for the support of infantry divisions . Following the success. an experimental artillery battery of seven launchers was first used in battle at Orsha in Belarus. A Rocket Mortar battery is rated as Confident Trained Your force may not contain more than one Rocket Mortar Battery. under the command of Captain Iva n Flyorov. 1941. destroying a station with several supply trains. and causing massive German Army casualties. On July 7.Rocket Mortar Battery At full strength BM-13 Katyusha 120 points With 1 Rocket Section 75 points Model each BM-13 Katyusha rocket launcher with five or more crew and count each rocket launcher as two weapons when firing a bombardment for +10 points per Rocket Mortar section Add Komissar Add Dshk AA Truck +5 points +15 points The multiple rocket launchers were top se cret in the beginning of World War II. . A special unit of the NKVD secret polic e was raised to operate them.
Reconnaissance Company BA-6 (Recce) 10 275 9 260 8 240 7 220 6 195 5 170 Upgrade any or all BA -6 to BA -10 for 5 points per tank. Air Support Sporatic Il-2 Shturmovik Sporatic I-153 145 points 90 points . Downgrade any or all BA -6 to BA -20 for -10 points per tank Armoured Car Platoons have five to 10 BA -20 light armoured cars or BA -6 or BA-10 heavy armoured cars.
Unreliable. Unreliable . Unreliable. Slow tank. Co-ax MG. Slow tank No HE. Unreliable. Light tank. DShK . Unreliable. Unreliable. Limited vision. Unreliable. Two Deck Turret MG. Limited vision. Limited vision. Fast Tanks BT-2 37mm PS-2 gun BT-5 45mm obr 1934 gun BT-7 45mm obr 1934 gun BT-7A 76mm obr 1927/32 gun Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 16”/40cm 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 6 0 7 1 7 1 6 1 4+ 1 4+ 1 4+ 1 3+ Co-ax MG. Light tank. Light tank. Co-ax MG. Unreliable .50 cal MG T-40 obr 1941 16”/40cm Half-tracked DShK . Unreliable Ammo shortage. Limited vision. Limited vision. Limited vision. Amphibious.Tanks and other Fighting Vehicles Mobility Name Weapon Range Front ROF Side AT Top FP Equipment And Notes Scout Tanks T-38 obr T-40 obr 1940 Half-tracked Half-tracked 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 4 0 4 1 1 5+ 1 5+ MG. . Unreliable . Limited vision. Co-ax MG. Light tank. Co-ax MG. Co-ax MG. Limited vision. Turret-rear MG. Amphibious.50 cal MG 16”/40cm Light Tanks T-26 obr 1932 With 37mm PS-1 gun T-26 obr 1933 & 1939 45mm obr 1934 gun T-60 obr 1941 20mm ShVAK gun Mark III (Valentine II) OQF 2 pdr Fully-tracked 16”/40cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 16”/40cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 0 2 1 2 2 2 6 2 0 4 1 7 1 5 5 7 1 4+ 1 4+ 1 5+ 1 4+ Co-ax MG. Co-ax MG. Limited vision. Slow tank. Co-ax MG. Limited vision.
Turret front MG. Fast tank. Ammo shortage. Hull MG. Hull MG. Limited vision. Limited vision. Unreliable. Limited vision. Limited vision. Turret-rear MG. Slow. Unreliable. Ammo shortage. Limited vision. Co-ax MG. Limited vision. Unreliable. Unreliable. Unreliable. . Slow. Turret. Turret -rear MG. Co-ax MG. Unreliable. Two deck turret MG. Hull MG. Turret. Co-ax MG. Limited vision. Slow. Ammo shortage. Turret front MG. Wide-tracks. Turret front MG. Limited vision. Wide-tracks. Turret-rear MG. co-ax MG Deck turret. Fast tank. Turret -rear MG. Unreliable. Turret front MG. Turret. Co-ax MG. Slow. Ammo shortage. Unreliable. Slow.rear MG. Slow. Ammo shortage Co-ax MG. Hull MG. Ammo shortage. Limited vision.rear MG. co-ax MG Co-ax MG.rear MG. Hull MG. Limited vision. Mobility Name Weapon Range Front ROF Side AT Top FP Equipment And Notes Flame Tanks KhT-26 Flame ATO flame-thrower Fully-tracked 4”/10cm 1 3 1 1 6 Turret MG. Ammo shortage. Unreliable. Slow. Limited vision. Co-ax MG. Fuel tanks. Flame-thrower. Fast tank. Slow tank. Ammo shortage. Ammo shortage. Unreliable No HE. Slow. Deck turret. Limited vision. Hull MG. Ammo shortage. Hull MG. Two deck turret MG. Unreliable Bunker buster.Medium Tanks T-28 obr 1933 76mm obr 1927/32 gun T-28 obr 1938 76mm L-10 T-28e 76mm L-10 T-34 obr 1940 76mm l-11 T-34 obr 1941 76mm F -34 T-34/57 57mm ZIS-4 Mark II (Matilda II) OQF 2 pdr Fully-tracked 16”/40cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 32”/80cm Fully-tracked 32”/80cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 3 2 3 2 4 2 6 2 6 2 6 2 7 3 2 6 2 7 2 7 5 8 5 9 5 11 6 7 2 3+ 2 3+ 2 3+ 1 3+ 1 3+ 1 4+ 2 4+ Two deck turret MG. Unreliable. Turret-rear MG. Unreliable. Heavy Tanks T-35 obr 1935 76mm obr 1927/32 gun 45mm obr 1934 gun 45mm obr 1934 gun KV-1 obr 1940 76mm l-11 KV-1 obr 1941 76mm F -34 KV-1e 76mm F -34 KV-2 152mm obr 1938/40 howitzer Fully-tracked 16”/40cm 24”/60cm 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 32”/80cm Fully-tracked 32”/80cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 2 2 2 2 8 2 8 2 9 2 8 1 1 6 7 7 7 8 7 9 8 9 7 10 2 3+ 4+ 4+ 2 3+ 2 3+ 2 3+ 2 1+ Two deck turret MG. Wide-tracks. Slow.
Co-ax MG. Turret MG. Hull MG.Tank Destroyers ZIS-30 57mm ZIS-2 Half-tracked 32"/80cm 0 3 0 11 0 4+ Overloaded. Portee. Limited vision. Limited vision. Awkward layout Anti-aircraft. Ammo shortage Armoured Cars BA-20 BA-6 45mm obr 1934 gun BA-10 45mm obr 1934 gun Jeep Wheeled 24”/60cm Wheeled 24”/60cm 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 4+ 0 4+ Co-ax MG. Hull MG Hull mounted. Limited vision. Infantry Name Rifle team Rifle/MG team SMG team Light Mortar team Flame-thrower team Komissar team Observer Rifle team Staff team Range 16”/40cm 16”/40cm 4”/10cm 16”/40cm 4”/10cm 4”/10cm 16”/40cm ROF 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 Anti-tank 2 2 1 1 1 2 Cannot shoot FP Notes 6 6 6 4+ Can fire over friendly teams 6 6 6 Moves as a Gun team Flame-thrower Pioneer Teams are Tank Assault 4 . Anti-aircraft. Hull MG. Slow. Portee. Rocket Launchers BM-13 Katyusha BM-13-16 rocket launcher Wheeled 64”/160cm 2 4+ Rocket launcher Anti-aircraft Machine -guns Quad Maksim AA MG on truck Quad Maksim AA MG DShK AA MG on truck DShK AA MG Wheeled 16”/40cm Wheeled 16”/40cm 6 4 2 4 6 5+ Awkward layout.
Turntable 4+ Gun shield ROF 2 when pinned down Man-packed 40”/100cm 12 3+ Heavy anti-aircraft.Guns and Vehicle Weapons Name PTRD anti-tank rifle Maksim HMG 82-BM-41 mortar 120-PM-38 mortar 76mm obr 1927 gun Firing bombardments DShK AA MG 37mm obr 1939 gun 85mm obr 1939 gun 45mm obr 1937 gun 57mm ZIS-2 gun 76mm obr 1936 gun Firing bombardments 76mm ZIS-3 gun Firing bombardments 122mm obr 1938 howitzer Firing bombardments Immobile Heavy Man-packed Immobile Immobile Light Heavy Heavy Mobility Man-packed Man-packed Light Light Range 16”/40cm 24”/60cm 56”/140cm 16”/40cm 64”/160cm 16”/40cm 24”/60cm 32”/80cm 24”/60cm 32”/80cm 32”/80cm 80”/200cm 32”/80cm 80”/200cm 24”/60cm 80”/200cm ROF AT FP Notes 2 6 2 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 5 2 2 3 5 3 4 6 7 5+ Tank Assault 3 6 6 3+ 3+ Ammo shortage. Gun shield 10 3+ Ammo shortage. Gun shield 6 2+ Gun shield 3+ Air Support Aircraft Il-2 Shturmovik Weapons To Hit Cannon Bombs Rockets I-153 MG Rockets 3+ 4+ 4+ 3+ 4+ Anti-tank Firepower Notes 9 5 6 3 6 5+ 1+ 3+ 6 3+ Flying tank . Gun shield 6 5+ Anti-aircraft. Turntable 11 4+ Ammo shortage. Gun shield 3 9 3 7 4 6 3+ Ammo shortage. Turntable 4+ Anti-aircraft.
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