Known Allies Forces present at Zverograd at the end of August, 1947
Army Group “Caspian”
13th Red Banner Army
10th SSU Rifle Division
1st Guard Motor Rifle Division
3rd Red Guards Division
666th Separate Special Purpose Brigade
Note: The SSU has moved so many forces in and out of Zverograd with so many independent operations that more than once there has been ‘friendly fire’ incidents that even the commanders on the ground do not know for sure all the forces that are operating.
Smaller than division level forces may not be tracked. When creating the backstory for your force you are free to create one that you think fits the narrative. Most forces will be at Platoon size, but remember, you can be at the core of a company that is not fully represented on the tabletop but appears in your story. There has been so many organisational changes over the years that companies and battalions can vary wildly in size, some companies are no bigger than a large platoon.
KV-47 Walkers (all variants)
With the success of the KV-47 series of nimble walkers, the need to standardise production became essential as VK is a highly fought over resource within the different factions of the SSU.
With the exception of Koshka’s Grand’ma, all SSU KV-47s (including tropical variants) now have 5 Health instead of 6.
Instead of the awkward wording of their Save (an Infantry Save but with exceptions), replace the Steel Guards Infantry Save with an Improved Structural Save. It is almost identical in how it works. The Steel Guards retain their Damage Resilient.
All platoons are available if you can legally build them unless otherwise noted below. You can have multiple platoons in your force (but must always include your Core Platoon).
SSU Red Guards Platoon: Platoon Advantage is modified as follows:
If Attacker: During the first 3 Game Turns, roll a die each time a soldier is eliminated from a Red Guards Infantry Unit, On a roll of [BLOC] a replacement comes forward and the Soldier is returned to play. Does not apply to Heroes joined to Unit.
If Defender: During the first 2 Game Turns, roll a die each time a soldier is eliminated from a Red Guards Infantry Unit, On a roll of [BLOC] a replacement comes forward and the Soldier is returned to play. Does not apply to Heroes joined to Unit.
If playing a series of linked games that happens immediately one after another, the advantage only applies in the first game.
Koshka’s SMERSH KV-47 Platoon is not available as airdrop operations are currently not possible. This may change in the coming Game Rounds.
[UPDATE] Starting from Round 4, this platoon can be deployed. For this campaign note that the Platoon Advantage only applies to Units within the platoon.
Yakov’s Stormwall Platoon is only available to SSU Bloc forces (no faction units) and only if the SSU Bloc force starts the game as the defender (for multiple linked games using the same force over the same location, if the force becomes the Attacker it loses this Platoon Advantage).
Here is the list of Heroes you may choose as your commander (if it is the command unit of your Core Platoon) or add to your army list. Remember to rename them for the stories! If a Hero is not on the list, you would have to request for it from HQ.