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Iron Cross - German forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43
Iron Cross - German forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43

Iron Cross Spotlight

Iron Cross is the next step for the German army in Mid-War as we look towards the Eastern Front. German players will be able to field familiar favourites such as the Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks whilst Iron Cross also introduces Grenadiers and Assault Pioneers allowing you to recreate the intense infantry fights of Stalingrad and beyond.

Join Mike as he takes a look at what is in store for players in Iron Cross.

Iron Cross Spotlight...

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Iron Cross & Enemy at the Gates Live Launch

On the 23rd and 24th of August we had the Iron Cross and Enemy at the Gates Live Launch. During this time we updated the website with plenty of information, lists and pictures and a fun day was had by everyone here. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to head over the Live Launch website and check out all the content from the day’s activities 

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Dietrich's Ghosts (Plastic) (GEAB16)
The dust got into everything. Feldwebel Unger tied his handkerchief tighter across his nose and mouth, knowing it would make little difference, he could already feel the grit against his teeth. His platoon was sweeping across the steppes of the Eastern Ukraine, chasing the broken remnants of many Soviet armies. His Panzer IV had made it through a harsh winter and savage Red Army attacks around Kharkov, but now they were pushing back.

Dietrich's Ghosts (Plastic) (GEAB16)...

Dietrich's Ghosts (Plastic) (GEAB16)

Panzer III Platoon (Plastic) (GBX105)

Panzer III Platoon (Plastic) (GBX105)
The bulk of the panzer regiment in 1942 was equipped with the reliable Panzer III tank. Early versions of the tank gave exceptional service, but were under-armoured when Soviet medium tanks arrived in numbers. Uparmoured panzers arrived later in the year, putting the tanks back on an even footing.

Panzer III Platoon (Plastic) (GBX105)...

Panzer IV Platoon (Plastic) (GBX106)
By 1942, Panzer IV medium companies were a mix of short and long barrelled tanks. As more Soviet T-34 tanks began to show up on the battlefield, the older short barrelled Panzer IVs began to be pushed into an auxiliary role, supporting the more powerful long-barrelled tanks with valuable artillery fire and smoke screens.

Panzer IV Platoon (Plastic) (GBX106)...

Panzer IV Platoon (Plastic) (GBX106)

Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX107)

Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX107)
The Tiger was developed as a breakthrough tank, intended to smash its way through a fortified enemy line. It was heavily armoured and well-armed with a version of the 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun. Wide tracks, and interleaved suspension with 16 large road wheels on each side gives this monster almost as good mobility as a medium tank. 

Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX107)...

3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX114)
The 3.7cm PaK36 anti-tank guns served with distinction in the early campaigns of the war and could be armed with the new Stielgranate (stick grenade) ammunition.The Stielgranate 41 is a projectile is attached to the end of the PaK36's gun barrel and when fired at a close range had the general equivalent impact of a 7.5cm PaK40 shell givng these guns a new lease of life.

3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX114)...

3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX114)

7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX116)

7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX116)
The 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun was an excellent weapon, combining a very powerful gun with a well-designed light frame to keep the gun low to the ground and mobile. The gun could be easily concealed in ambush locations, ensuring that they would have the first and very lethal shot.

7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX116)...

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX119)
The legacy of the famously versatile 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun on the Eastern Front began with its ability to deal with the heaviest Soviet tanks. The 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun is accurate out to a range of several kilometres giving it the ability to knock out tanks beyond the range at which they can reply.

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX119)...

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX119)

Sd Kfz 10/4 Light AA Platoon (GBX111)

Sd Kfz 10/4 Light AA Platoon (GBX111)
The Sd Kfz 10/4 half-track's 20mm anti-aircraft gun protected German tanks and infantry. Their high-rate of fire put up a wall of lead that stopped anything from the Il-2 Sturmovik flying tank to a determined Soviet infantry assault.

Sd Kfz 10/4 Light AA Platoon (GBX111)...

Iron Cross Command Cards (FW247C)
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 strategems to the battlefield.

Iron Cross Command Cards (FW247C)...

Iron Cross Command Cards (FW247C)

Iron Cross Unit Cards (FW247U)

Iron Cross Unit Cards (FW247U)
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Mid War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.

Iron Cross Unit Cards (FW247U)...

Using Sd Kfz 251 Half-tracks in Iron Cross
The full armoured panzergrenadiers list will be coming out with our next Eastern Front book, Ghost Panzers but we know that many of our existing players already have their halftracks and are excited to try them out now. To that end, here’s the rules and card that you’ll need to mechanize your Iron Cross panzergrenadier units.

Using Sd Kfz 251 Half-tracks in Iron Cross...

Using Sd Kfz 251 Half-tracks in Iron Cross

German Forces in Tunisia

German Forces in Tunisia
With the release of Iron Cross, there are a variety of new formations available for German players from Grenadier Companies to Panzergrenadier Companies. Now these formations aren’t just limited to service on the Eastern Front and can be used to represent German forces fighting in Tunisia in 1942 and 1943. Ryan takes a look at how to use Iron Cross to represent these forces

German Forces in Tunisia...

Brick Factory (BB234) Brick Factory (BB234)
With design features like the saw-tooth roof and bare brick walls, this is a totally typical manufacturing plant or warehouse. It will look at home on battlefields for any period from the Industrial Revolution till today.

Brick Factory (BB234)...

Destroyed Brick Factory (BB235)
Collateral damage can be inevitable in nearly any large scale conflict and large buildings like factories can get caught in the cross fire. This destroyed factory won’t look out of place in any battlefield, from the industrial revolution to present day.

Destroyed Brick Factory (BB235)...

Destroyed Factory (BB235)
Factory Chimneys (BB236) Factory Chimneys (BB236)
In a fight cover can make all the difference and a chimney is no exception with soldiers making use of anything to give them an edge in a fight.  These factory chimneys provide enough cover for a tank or infantry team to hide behind. 

 Factory Chimneys (BB236)...

Stalingrad Rubble Piles (BB238)
In the Battle Of Stalingrad many parts of the city were reduced to ruins with buildings damaged or even outright destroyed. These piles of rubble provided cover for infantry and could prove difficult for tanks and vehicles to cross.

Stalingrad Rubble Piles (BB238)...

Stalingrad Rubble Piles (BB238)
Destroyed Factory Ground Floor (BB235A) Destroyed Factory Ground Floor (BB235A)
War often takes its toll on the buildings with many reduced to shadows of their former selves. Even a ruin however still provide cover for a solider or a hiding spot for an ambush.

Destroyed Factory Ground Floor (BB235A)...

Destroyed Factory Ground Floor (BB235A)


Last Updated On Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront