From: Phoenix, AZ
Heads up, John! Here comes another one...
Berlin, Germany, April 30, 1945: After the fall of the Kroll Operation, across the road from
the Department of Domestic Affairs, the Russians could finally concentrate on the Reichstag
attack. The building, whose windows were all walled up since the 1933 fire, impressively
overlooked the diplomatic block site. During the entire day of the 30th, the Russians launched
attacks that successively failed. Moreover, the anti-aircraft guns of the Tiergarten Flak tower,
only 3000 meters away, considerably hampered the troop progression. But the day was not fully
wasted since infantry and artillery reinforcements were brought up to support the final assault.
At 1800 hours, the last act of the Reichstag battle begun.
Game Length: 8.5 turns
For the Russians to win they must capture the Reichstag building
For the Germans to win they must prevent the Reichstag from falling into the Soviet hands
Russians: Squads, HMG, MMG's, FT's, DC's, AFV's, ART's, OBA
Germans: Squads, HMG, MMG's, LMG's, DC's, ART, AA Gun, AT Gun
Boards: #6, #23
Aftermath: The artillery support from the batteries located north of the Spree and from the
tanks and assault guns allowed the Russian assaulting infantry to quickly progress, the defenders
were however not disposed to surrender and several close combats developed inside the building.
The 150th Division followed to clean the building. Although the issue was no longer in doubt, it
was not until the 2nd of May that the last defenders, hiding in the huge building, finally
Source: Tactiques Magazine, translated by Coastal Fortress, TAC74 Red Flag