Devils and Cassino. We start with an Anzio section covering the Hermann Goring Fallschimp - anzerdivision with a Panzerkompanie, Panzergrenadierkompanie, a new Panzerpionierkompanie, and threevariants of the Aufklärungsschwadron.
This section also includes the Grenadierkompanie and I've expanded it with options for both Trained and Veteran troops and support covering all the fighting in Italy up to May 1945. Two new companies added to the book cover the heavy armour used at Anzio. You can now field a company of Tiger IE heavy tanks or a company of Elefant heavy tank-hunters. The next section covers the forces defending the Gustav and Hitler Lines and includes a Fallschirmjagerkompanie, with options for both 1. Fallschirmjagerdivision and 4. Fallschirmjagerdivision, a Reichsgrenadierkompanie from the 'Hoch und Deutschmeister' division, the mountain troops of the Gebirgsjägerkompanie from 5. Gebirg division, and the Stutzpunkt fortified strongpoint that can be from either 1. Fallschirm jagerdivision or 'Hoch und Deutschmeister' division.
The last German section covers the mobile troops, whose dual roles as mobile reserves and delaying covering troops played such an important part in the actions of the Germans in Italy. New is the inclusion of the troops of 26. Panzerdivision, as well 90. 'Sardinien' Panzergrenadierdivision from Cassino. You can field Panzerkompanie, Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie with armored half-tracks, or motorised Panzergrenadierkompanie 26. Panzerdivision has a couple of unique components like its own Flammpanzer.
flame-tanks, Italian self-propelled guns, and a FlaK battalion with self-propelled 8.8cm FlaK37 anti-aircraft guns. Two Luftwaffe field divisions also fought in Italy. These were eventually merged
into one and were put under command of 26. Panzerdivision. You can field a Luftwaffe Jagerkompanie with supporting elements of 26. Panzerdivision. The final section of Fortress Italy covers the Fascist Italian forces of the RSI (Repubblica Sociale Italiana). You can field either a Compagnia di Fanteria (infantry company) as they fought on the Gothic Line, or their reconnaissance element the Gruppo Esplorante (reconnaissance group). For the fighting at Anzio and the retreat to Rome you can take an elite Compagnia Paracadutisti (parachute company) with heavy German support.
Road to Rome covers the Allied forces fighting in Italy between January 1944 and May 1945. The book contains British and Commonwealth, Polish, Americans and French. The British and Commonwealth section contains rules and Intelligence Briefings for British, Indians, Canadians, New Zealanders and South Africans. With so many nations we have expanded the Rifle Company out into three separate
companies. New forces include the Recce Squadron, Churchill tank armed Tank Squadron, and the New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Squadron equipped with Staghound armoured cars.
I also added Intelligence Briefings for the British and Commonwealth armored divisions with an Armored Squadron and Motor Company. These forces include options for British, New Zealand, South African, and Canadian troops. The Corps Support contains the engineering tanks of the 25th Armored Engineer Brigade with Crocodile tanks, Sherman Crab fail tanks, and AVRE assault tanks.
If the New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Squadron is not your thing, I’ve also included an Armoured Car Squadron with options for British Guards, British, and Canadians. The Poles follow the British section, with options for infantry, reconnaissance, and armored companies. The US section is packed full of the forces you may be familiar with from Dogs & Devils and Cassino, but with a massive amount of expansion. The Rifle Company includes options for veteran and trained troops and the separate Nisei Rifle Company covers the elite 100th Battalion and the expanded 442nd
Regimental Combat Team, allowing you to field Fearless Trained and Fearless Veteran options.
The First Special Service Force has been updated and now includes a Warrior: Sergeant Tommy Prince.
New forces include the Rangers and 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought at Anzio. We have the 91st Cavalry, now expanded to cover them fighting on foot and mounted up in their armored cars after Cassino. Finally we cover the 1st Armored Division in Italy with Intelligence Briefings for Tank and Armored Rifle companies. New to the Corps Support section is the M17 Whizbang, a short range, but hard-hitting tank mounted rocket system. The final section of the book covers the
French. As well as the savage Goums from Cassino you can also field the Tirailleurs, the colonial infantry that made up the bulk of the French forces in Italy, and an Escadron de Spahi, the
French reconnaissance forces.