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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ferdinands at Kursk!

An article I wrote detailing the history of Schweres Panzerjäger-Regiment 656 has just been published on the Flames of War main website in support of the new Ghost Panzers book. This article goes into the background of the unit and how it was fielded during the Kursk offensive is one of two on the unit I've submitted at this point. If you read to the end, next week an article detailing how to accurately field the unit in Flames of War is on tap!

Schweres Panzerjäger-Regiment 656 is one of the better researched German formations of World War II, and there are several really good books on the regiment available, although some of them are fairly expensive at this point. There are two books by Karlheinz Münch available which cover the Ferdinands:  Combat History of Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 653: Formerly the Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 197, 1940-1943 and Combat History of the 654th Schwere Panzerjager Abteilung. I consider both of these to be "must haves" for any dyed in the wool Ferdinand fanatic out there.

If you're interested in fielding the regiment in Flames of War - stay tuned for the next article in the series on the Flames of War main page. You can also look at some of your modeling options in a previous blog entry, as well as a feature on the new battlefront miniature. Happy gaming!

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