From designers Ottavio Ricchi
and Lorenzo Striuli! In the summer of 1941, Italian dictator
Benito Mussolini dispatched a corps of three divisions to
fight alongside the Germans in their invasion of the Soviet
Union. The CSIR arrived at the front in August and soon engaged
in combat with the Red Army.
Fronte Russo brings background articles and scenarios
covering these crack troops and their battles to the Panzer
Grenadier game system. It is not playable by itself, but
requires ownership of Eastern
Front to play most of the scenarios, and Road
to Berlin to play all of them. This is a book supplement
complete with a full set of die-cut and mounted pieces.
Scenarios take place on the Eastern Front. The Italian divisions
sent to Russia — the Pasubio and Torino infantry divisions
and Duca d’Aosta cavalry division — were well-trained
units of the regular army, though not well equipped by most
standards. Background articles place the scenarios in the
full context of the Italian war in Russia.
Italian troops have appeared in the Panzer Grenadier
series before, in Afrika
Korps and Desert
Rats, but in Fronte Russo we provide a completely
new set of playing pieces in “European” colors
rather than the desert schemes shown previouly. The Italian
order of battle includes elite Bersaglieri light infantry,
cavalry, light tanks, wagon-mounted “flying” artillery,
flame-throwing engineers, and more.
• Artillery Markers
• Extra Italians
• Blackshirts: Mussolini's Best Troops
• Scenario 47
• Scenario 46
• Scenario 45
• Scenario 44
• Scenario 43
• Scenario 42
• Designer's Notes
• Wagons of Doom
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