Stalingrad… A name like a requiem. A sad symphony for mortars and machine guns, performed by two different orchestras, each lead by their own unyielding conductor. Actually it was an abhorrent cacophonous concert, the last one that hundreds of thousands, soldiers and civilians alike, would ever attend…
The queen of battles raged between the summer of 1942 all the way to the winter of the following year and was fought in sweltering heat, pouring rain, masses of mud and tons of snow.
Upon entering what is left of the city, the first thing that hits you, like a punch in the face, is the stench… the utterly foul mix of odors… of death,… of fire,… of blood… It’s omnipresent in the ruins, it lingers around the rubble and debris. And all the while still… men and women are consumed by infernal combat, to gain and hold positions in the higher buildings or silos, to defend a factory… A savage struggle for a garden, a house, even a room. The relentless clash between “Forever forward!” and “Not one step backwards!”
Both sides display feats of ultimate heroism, for the glory, the motherland, for lost friends or simply to survive this hell…
Are you able to lead your heroes to victory?
Heroes of Stalingrad is the second module in the Heroes of Normandie series and the first part of the Eastern Front section. It is played with the repeatedly awarded Heroes System Tactical Scale. Heroes of Stalingrad adds urban combat as an extra dimension to the games range. Whether you lead the Germans, sent far away from home, to fight the Soviet ogre or serve Mother Russia at the head of the great patriotic war armies, courage and heroism shall be indispensable!
Heroes of Stalingrad is a standalone wargame by Devil Pig Games. Make use of the dynamic and strategic HEROES SYSTEM: TACTICAL SCALE and dive right into one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War. Play as your favourite Hero alongside your friendly troops during two-player games of 30 minutes or more. Perform heroic deeds of derring-do as seen in many War movies.
Whether or not you know our other games that use the same system, Heroes of Stalingrad is an ideal game to discover the HEROES SYSTEM: TACTICAL SCALE.
The area lies in ruins after heavy bombing by the Luftwaffe. Yet the Russians refuse to give up the city. Intense combat ensues for control of every room in so many buildings as they are taken, lost, retaken,… time and again. The Germans call it the Rattenkrieg, the war of the rats. Imagine charging infantry, exploding grenades, bursts of MG34 and DP28 machine guns, artillery and tanks releasing their deadly ordnance…
At night and during lulls in the battle, loudspeakers amplify the dreary propaganda messages as they relentlessly echo through the air in order to demoralize the enemy. For a brief period nothing seems to stir in the omnipresent rubble. A sniper takes aim and fires a crisp single shot… one enemy less in Stalingrad...
1 Rules Booklet – 1 Scenarios Booklet – 1 Compendium Sheet – 14 Russian Order Tokens – 14 German Order Tokens 50 Russian Action Cards – 50 German Action Cards – 2 Russian Dice – 2 German Dice – 6 Double-Sided Terrain Boards 1 Volga Rifle Battalion (17 items) – 1 Siberian Rifle Battalion (17 items) – 1 Russian Field Command Tile (10 items) 3 Russian Heroes (7 items) – Russian Recruitment Options (Vehicles, Gear, Character Traits and Order Options – 28 items) 1 Panzergrenadiere – I. Battalion (15 items) – 1 Panzergrenadiere – II. Battalion (15 items) – 1 German Field Command Tile (8 items) 3 German Heroes (7 items) – German Recruitment Options (Vehicles, Gear, Character Traits and Order Options – 28 items) 3 Small Buildings – 1 Small Modular Building – 2 Large Modular Buildings 1 Turn Chart – 3 Templates – 57 Markers – 1 Army Sticker Sheet
30 to 120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 10 February 2020