August 30, 2015 by brennon
Battlefront have added two new squads of infantry to their World War II range in Flames Of War. With the focus still on the tail end of the war it makes sense that we’re seeing the Hitlerjugend Platoons popping up and the Soviet 160mm Mortars are a resounding answer to the Germans who are digging in.
In a rather interesting addition to the war the Hitlerjugend where a group of fourteen to eighteen year old boys organised by the Nazis into a fighting force to help repel those attacking Berlin. They come armed with a lot of panzerfausts in this case.
Strangely enough even when just armed with these one shot tank killing weapons they were an effective fighting force and they destroyed a lot of Soviet armour as they became the last line of defence. Of course this came at the cost of many causalities.
Sadly even when the commanding officer at the time, General Helmuth Weidling, tried to disband the Hitler Youth as the city was swarmed his orders were never carried out and so they continued to fight on till the end.
Coming in from far away to blast your defences the 160mm Mortars of the Soviets are a great way of forcing your foes out of cover and indeed blowing it up if they are determined to stay.
Looking more like a howitzer than a mortar it was deadly in its effectiveness and could give up to ten rounds a minute up to 5000 metres away.
What do you think?
"Strangely enough even when just armed with these one shot tank killing weapons they were an effective fighting force and they destroyed a lot of Soviet armour as they became the last line of defence..."