As Carronade approaches, I thought you might all like to meet the protagonists in the series of games, on which we are about to embark. Now you may wonder what the empty, third column is for – that’s so we can track their fate as the campaign progresses!
First up, the Germans:
OC: Unterfeldwebel Rolf Schweinsteiger
An Office Clerk in Augsberg since school, and then the army when called up. Age 48. As broad as he is tall, a barrel of a man.
|Obergefreiter||Maximilian Flicke A former Communist dock worker in Hamburg, he keeps quiet about his background now but leopards don’t change their spots. He hopes for better days in the future. Add +3 to age roll. Age 35. A strapping 6 footer.|
|LMG 1||Maximilian Fliegle|
|LMG 2||Fabian Lehman|
|Gefreiter||Michael WallfischAn inner‐citySchool boy from Berlin with a father in an armaments factory. He left the Hitler Jugend and joined the Army. He is a model citizen of the new Germany. Roll 1D6 only for age. Age 23. Average, unremarkable appearance.|
|LMG 1||Jonas Pfeiffer|
|LMG 2||Tobias Saggau|
|Ober gefreiter||Gert OberkampA cabaret musician originally from Leipzig, he played with all the big stars before being called up. He still hankers for some “degenerate art” and listens on foreign radio broadcasts when he can. Age 30. Tall and thin.|
|LMG 1||Julian Mellenthin|
|LMG 2||David Backstedt|
and now for the Soviets! These men will be called upon to represent a range of units, but these men will be the ones we will follow:
OC: Leytenant Andrey Sokolov
He supervised the workers on the collective farm in Gerogia where bumper turnip crops were grown. He is a loyal Party member and fine Soviet citizen but his peasant background means he takes care to look after his men. Add +1 to the men’s opinion.
Age 25, tall and thin.
|Serzhant||Igor VolkovA worker in a factory in Kiev producing much needed armaments. He volunteered for the Army when his factory was moved to the Urals to save it from the rapacious invader of Soviet soil. One day he will return a hero of the Soviet Union!Age 27, an average sort, unremarkable.|
|Serzhant||Yegor PopovThe son of a small shopkeeper in Eastern Russia, he fights for Holy Mother Russia in her hour of need.Age 21, An intellectual looking man of average to short height.|
|Serzhant||Nikolai SokolovA mechanic from Minsk. He trained on engines and there is nothing about the internal combustion engine that he cannot fix.Age 27, an average sort, unremarkable.|
|Serzhant||Daniil VasilyevA worker on a collective farm near Belgorod producing food for the Soviet people and their fraternal allies. The Army has been a harsh school, but he has survived and killed many fascists. His men look to him for leadership as they know he is one of them.Age 23, A strapping six‐footer.|