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Storms of Steel covers one of the largest tank battles in history. German Panzer and anti-tank hardware had caught up with the Soviets, allowing the Germans to destroy most Soviet tanks from great distances. However, the Soviets countered this advantage with mass production of tanks, which were thrown at the Germans in an attempt to overwhelm them. The rules for Storms of Steel are the same as for Awakening the Bear, but the games play very differently. In Awakening the Bear, the Germans had to flank and get close to Soviet tanks if they stood any chance of penetrating the heavy T-34 tank armor. But by 1943, at the Battle of Kursk, most Soviet tank armor could be penetrated by the Germans at great distances. The tables are turned, and players must employ very different tactics. Storms of Steel also employs map overlays, produced in the same high-quality format as the maps themselves. These overlays allow players to enrich every Firefight they play!
Fun: Fast-paced simultaneous play keeps you in the action all the time!
Fast: Scenarios can be played in as little as half an hour or as long as several hours.
Easy: You can teach a new player how to play in under 5 minutes!
Interactive: Never any downtime! All players are simultaneously playing in a tense showdown of action and counteraction.
BIG: The high-quality maps and counters are BIG and easy to read. The counters are 1-inch square!
Multiplayer: Play with up to 4 commanders or Solo with the Eastern Front Solo Expansion!
Historically Accurate: Learn the unique tactics and logistics used by each side as you experience the same battlefield challenges real commanders faced! Noted historical game designers and WWII researchers Dana Lombardy and Bill Jaffe have joined forces with Academy Games to make the campaigns as realistic as possible. All New for the 3rd Edition:
We have updated the maps and overlay artwork to be more highly detailed and beautiful than the original!
Storms of Steel 3rd Edition will feature a number of new firefights in addition to classics from the original!
All new counters in addition to new versions of the previous counters!
- Not suitable for children under 36 months