Panzer Grenadier: Workers & Peasants
Taken by surprise on the morning of 22 June 1941, the Red Army of Workers and Peasants reeled under Nazi attacks. By the end of the Great Patriotic War, 5.1 million Soviet soldiers would have been killed in action, and another 1.1 million died of wounds suffered in combat.
Yet it was the Soviet soldier who raised the hammer and sickle over the ruins of the enemy capital. The Red Army remained in the field despite massive losses, refusing to admit defeat until Berlin lay at their feet and Adolf Hitler's murderous Thousand Year Reich had been destroyed.
Workers & Peasants is a 64-page book supplement for the Panzer Grenadier series based on the battles of 1941, when the Soviet Union appeared on the verge of defeat. There are 25 scenarios, or separate game situations, some (but far from all) of them much larger than those found in our Eastern Front or Road to Berlin boxed games.
There are also the background articles you've come to expect from an Avalanche Press book, this time focused on the Red Army's troops, weapons and organization. It's the perfect companion piece to our most popular Panzer Grenadier game, the huge Eastern Front Deluxe Edition.
This is not a stand-alone game; ownership
of Eastern Front Deluxe Edition and Road to Berlin are required to play some of the scenarios and Sinister Forces, Elsenborn Ridge, Battle of the Bulge, 1940: the Fall of France, August 1914 and Arctic Front Deluxe to play all of them.
Time: 30 minutes to many hours
Number of players: 2
Scale: 200 meters per hex; units are platoons
Playing pieces: 165 2/3-inch square
Playing board: Not included (not playable separately)
Rules: 25 scenarios
Difficulty level: 2 of 5
Solitaire play: Excellent