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Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)
Contains 35 cards to enhance your force, field iconic warriors and customise your units.

Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and stratagems to the battlefield.

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Berlin: Soviet
By April 1945 the Soviet Red Army had pushed to the Oder River, just on the doorstep of the German Capital, Berlin. On 16 April 1945 the Soviets launched the Berlin Offensive across the Oder.

However, the Germans had not been idle and withdrew from the Oder River and took up positions on the Seelow Height on the most direct route to Berlin. Eventually the Soviet weight of numbers and firepower told and three German were thrown back from the Oder.

Berlin: Soviet

Command Cards are entirely optional and can be added to your force in two ways. You can add them to your normal point cost, just as you would add a unit to your force, or you and your opponent can agree on a set amount of points that each may use just to add Command Cards to your lists.

Many Command Cards are hidden until they are used, so you’re never quite sure what your opponent’s battle plans are until they are revealed. While hidden, Command Cards do not affect their attached unit—a player must reveal them if they wish to gain the card's benefits. Some Command Cards must be revealed at the start of the game; these cards are used to build your army and have the keyword 'Build'.

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The Berlin: Soviet Command Card pack is a full set of Late War Command cards. Like in Mid-War, you can add these cards to your force for a point cost listed on the card. But there have been some changes to the Late War Command Cards as well; we have two new types of command cards, Titles and Equipment. Here is a list of what command cards come in the box.

The Berlin: Soviet Command Card List


  • Softskin Transport

  • Amphibious Transport
  • Armoured Tractors
  • Captured Half-tracks (Spetsnaz Platoon)
  • SU-57 Light SP Tank-killer Company
  • Enemy Disguises (Spetsnaz Platoon)
  • Lucky
  • Make Your Own Luck
  • Unditching Logs
  • Bedspring Armour
  • T-34 Bedspring Armour
  • Hero PT Mine-roller
  • RPG-6 Anti-tank Grenades
  • Red Banner Sappers
  • Under The Cover Of Smoke
  • Night Attack
  • Searchlights
  • Tankodesantniki


  • Hero Guards Tankodesantniki
  • Cossack Regiment (Red Banner)
  • Cavalry
  • Tachanka
  • Amphibious Jeeps
  • Universal Carriers
  • Hero Light SP Artillery Regiment
  • SU-57 Light SP Artillery Regiment
  • DSHK AA MG Anti-aircraft Platoon
  • BM-31-12 Katyusha
  • Red Banner Colour Party
  • Dmitriy Loza
  • Pavel Voronin
  • Vladimir Galpyorn
  • Zarif Almukhamedov
  • Pyotr Vasilevsky
  • Dmitry Babanov

Command Card Previews
As you might expect, the Berlin: Soviet pack has many of the same Command Cards as other nations like Softskin Transport, Lucky, etc. However, you will also find a great variety of cards for Warriors, Unit and Formation builds, as well as cards that enhance a particular part of your Forces' capabilities. You will also find plenty of flavourful cards to give your force a feel all its own.  As an example, there are several different build cards. Some do simple things like BM-31-12 KATYUSHA, which allows you to replace your BM-13-16 Katyusha with the much more deadly BM-31-12 Katyusha for +10 points for four teams, or +5 points for two teams.

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

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Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C) An example of a unique and interesting build card is the BEDSPRING ARMOUR command card. The Soviets began fitting mesh to the sides of their armoured vehicles towards the end of the war to add protection against anti-tank weapons like the Panzerfaust. If a tank protected by bedspring armour is hit on the Side Armour by a weapon with Firepower 5+ or 6 and fails its Armour Save, on a roll of 5+ the bedspring armour protects the tank and the hit is ignored.

The Soviets have some unique Formation Build cards, including the RED BANNER COSSACK REGIMENT. This command card is made up primarily of Red Banner Rifle Companies and has plenty of integral support options to bulk the force out. To mobilize the infantry teams, the CAVALRY card can be added to a Red Banner Cossack Regiment, mounting all the infantry on horses for greater movement and assault characteristics. Finally, TACHANKA allows your Maksim HMG teams also to become horsedrawn, increasing their movement characteristics.

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C) Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

A couple of the more interesting Force cards include NIGHT ATTACK and SEARCHLIGHTS.

Both of these cards let you play out the increasing offensives the Soviets launched on Berlin in the cover of the night, letting the Soviet player choose to attack at night and giving them an advantage to seeing enemy forces that stray too far forward.

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

Berlin: Soviet Command Cards (FW274C)

There are six warriors you can field, of which the most well-known one here is DMITRIY LOZA. By 1945 Dmitriy had been promoted to Captain, commanding the 1st Tank Battalion of the 46th Guards Tank Brigade, which was equipped with the lend-lease M4A2 Sherman. He was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union after his actions during the Vienna Offensive. As a Warrior, Loza gives the Unit Leader the Spearhead rule and lets the Unit Leader's tank shoot with its Halted ROF if it moved less than 6"/15cm in the Movement Step.