While other armies field companies, the Red Army fields entire battalions in Flames of War!
The Udarny Strelkovy Batalon will do well if you support them with the Red Army’s new heavy equipment such as assault guns and heavy tanks. Having a couple of reliable Maksim heavy machine-guns and the encouragement of a Komissar also helps to get the job done!
Some of the special rule utilised by the men of the Udarny Strelkovy Batalon (in addition to the Soviet rules found on page 180-182 of the rulebook) are:
Guards Assault Battalion
The Udarny Strelkovy Batalon has been given the duty to break through the heavily fortified lines and open a route for the tanks to exploit and encircle the enemy.
An Udarny Strelkovy Batalon will always attack against any other Infantry Company in a mission with the Defensive Battle special rule.
Brutal fighting with grenades, bayonets, sharpened tools, and SMGs have taught these veterans how to survive the bloody assaults of the Eastern Front.
Infantry teams from a Udarny Strelkovy Batalon hit on a roll of 3+ in assault combat.
Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.