One of the turning points of World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad was a catastrophic defeat for Nazi Germany. A large industrial city on the Volga River, Stalingrad was occupied by German troops in the late summer of 1942. The Germans never completely controlled the city, and a battle of attrition ensued. A Soviet counterattack in November surrounded the Germans in Stalingrad, and Hitler refused to allow the trapped Sixth Army, under Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, to break out. Efforts to relieve the surrounded troops on the ground failed, as did an airborne resupply effort by the Luftwaffe. In February 1943, Paulus surrendered more than 250,000 German troops to the Red Army.
When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. More »
The deadly business of snipers further developed into a refined practice of killing and gathering intelligence during Word War II. More »
With victory at Stalingrad close at hand, the Soviets launched Operation Gallop to liberate the Lower Don Basin. More »
The Eastern Front exacted a terrible toll on the German Army and Hitler’s refusal to abandon the Crimea needlessly cost Germany countless troops. More »
Below is our list of current list of favorite military games. Have any you’d want to add? Let us know in the comments below! More »
Company of Heroes and its sequel have enjoyed broad acclaim, but there are those who love to trash the game for being historically misleading. More »
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad throws players into the high-stress battles of WWII with hyper-realistic mechanics and accurate combat features. More »
The combat conditions in Red Orchestra 2 provide a real sense of the adversity of urban warfare faced by infantrymen in World War II’s Eastern Front. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.