It sucked being a soldier in Russia’s Red Army during WWII. In spite of its impressive size, the Soviet Union’s fighting force was made up disproportionately of the tired, the poor, the uneducated, and the hungry who had to rely on dwindling supplies (one apocryphal story claims that it was one bullet to a rifle at one point) in order to repel Germany’s northward assault.
And this is the perspective you get to see in Relic’s trailer for “Company of Heroes 2,” their RTS sequel out this summer from publisher SEGA for the PC.
From the official synopsis:
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
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