Tide of Iron

Tide of Iron
Tide of Iron is a game of World War II tactical level

Games and Expansions:
Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox Next Wave (2015)
Tide of Iron: Next Wave (2014)
Tide of Iron: Stalingrad (2013)
Tide of Iron: Fury of the Bear (2010)
Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox (2008)
Tide of Iron: Designer Series Vol. 1 (2008)
Tide of Iron: Normandy (2008)
Tide of Iron (2007)

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D-Day Mederet
On June 6th, 1944 the American 82nd Airborne Division landed in Normandy. Horribly scattered due to high winds, heavy flak, and inexperienced pilots, elements of the division move to capture the all important road bridges across the flooded Merderet…

Bridges over Troubled Waters
The primary mission of the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day was to secure the exits from UTAH Beach. Its secondary mission was to establish a bridgehead over the Douve River in order to provide a springboard for a drive on …

Coutances Breakout
Operation Cobra: July 28, 1944: The 4th Armored Division was tasked to take Coutances, the first major town on the road to Avranches, the first step to cutting off the Germans in the Cotentin Peninsula. Despite being delayed for three …

Battle of Arracourt
After taking the town of Nancy, Combat Command A of the 4th Armored Division continued east toward the town of Arracourt. When they approached the roads to Arracourt, they came under fire from the 5th Panzer Division. The Shermans and …

Pavlov’s House
Pavlov's House was the name of a fortified apartment building defended by Sergeant Yakov Pavlov during the Battle of Stalingrad. Even though it was only held by fewer than two dozen men at a time, it never fell to repeated …

Guards Counterattack
The 37th Guards Rifle Division attacks the German 389th Infantry Division in an attempt to break the ring around the Dzerzhinsky Tractor factory. The Soviets hoped that applying the crack Guards unit against tired, German defenders would lead to a …

The Grain Elevator
On September 14, 1942, the 24th Panzer Division received orders to launch a surprise assault into southern Stalingrad. A strong kampfgruppe would follow the railroad line north of the El’shanka River towards Stalingrad Station no. 2, wheel northwards…

The longest ridge
As the fighting for Kursk rages to the north, the reconstituted German 6th Army struggles to contain a serious Soviet assault along the Mius River. General Hollidt has ordered the 23rd Panzer Division, along with its newly acquired sIG 33b …

Stemming the Red Tide
The Romanian Fourth Army has been shattered by Operation Uranus, the Red Army’s colossal attempt to encircle the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad. The 48th Panzer Corps, including the 22nd Panzer Division, must attempt to rally the Romanians while…

On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched a major offensive through the densely forested Ardennes region. Better known as the Battle of the Bulge, the Germans caught the Allies by surprise and made early progress. At times, however, the efforts …

The U.S. 1st Armored Division started the process of the final breakout from the Anzio beachhead. Its assignment was to open the road leading to Rome and link up with the rest of the Allies advancing from the south. The …

Breakout from Borisov
The German 18th Panzer Division spearheaded the crossing of the river Berezina from the town of Borisov. As luck would have it, the Soviets brought forward from reserve the 1st Moscow Motorized Rifle Division to stop the Germans.

CounterAttack at Radekhov
The Soviet Army assembled four mech armies to counterattack Army Group South’s Panzer advance in the Ukraine. The Soviet 8th Tank Division encountered the 16th Panzer Division near the city of Radekhov.

Tiger Tracks
The German Tiger I heavy tank is one of the better known tanks of World War II. At the start of the war, Germany did not possess any heavy tanks, but combat experience against the French Char B1 and the …

First Contact Russia
The German 297th Infantry Division probing forward during the opening day of Operation Barbarossa unexpectedly ran into the Soviet 41st Infantry Division. The Soviet 41st Infantry Division was surprisingly alert on June 22, and the German 297th was…

Bridgehead Across the Drut
After breaking through German lines at the beginning of Operation Bagration in June 1944, the Soviet spearheads often had to cross rivers by assault to create bridgeheads on the opposite bank.

Dash to Dunkirk
With the success of Von Mannstein’s Sickle-Cut plan, the Wehrmacht had broken through the densely forested and hilly region of the Ardennes, bypassing the main Allied forces placing them in danger of being cut off. This led to an all-out …

The Road to Oosterbeek
Day six of the battle at Arnhem, would become known as “Black Friday” for the British paratroopers of the 1st Airborne Division. The survivors of the failed attempt to take the vital bridge across the Rhine River at Arnhem had retreated into a pocket…

Crisis at Kasserine
On February 19, 1943, German reconnaissance and the elite assault infantry troops of Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps attacked Kasserine Pass, attempting to rush through the pass to the main Allied supply dump at Tebessa. To stay on schedule, the German …

To Save Bastonge
The U.S. 9th Armored Division had never experienced a major battle, but the German offensive of December 16, 1944, saw it suddenly engaged with the veteran troops of two elite panzer divisions. By December 18, desperate American commanders deployed…

The Bridge at Chambois
On August 20, 1944, a hodgepodge of retreating German forces, including heavy Tiger tanks, medium Panzer IV models, and hordes of demoralized but desperate Nazi soldiers, attacked the U.S. 359th Infantry Regiment at the town of Chambois in order to …

Ring Around Aachen
Having broken through the Siegfried Line. fortifications by the end of the first week in October 1944. the American 30th Infantry Division wheeled south to link up with the “Big Red One" (1st Infantry Division) at Wurselen to encircle the …

The Neck of the Gap
After Operation Cobra shattered the German armies trying to hold back the Normandy invasion, Allied forces raced to envelop and capture enemy troops in the Falaise Pocket. Colonel Harry D. McHugh’s U.S. 318th Infantry Regiment, supported by elements…

Gela Beachhead
Elements of the American 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division are holding a perimeter for the beachhead on Sicily near Gela created by parts of the U.S. Army’s 16th Regiment (1st Infantry Division) and 180th Regiment …

New Mission
During the maiden combat mission of the 761st Tank Battalion, the Black Panthers, the American forces seek to secure a river crossing by occupying the town of Vic-sur-Seille. They must also clear the nearby mountains to stop the murderous …

2 on 2, Round One
In late July 1944, the German and Allied armies were still locked in close combat in the hedgerows and small towns of Normandy. On July 28 a German attack led by elements of the 2nd Panzer Division smashed into the …

Fire and Brimstone
Late July 1944. After Operation Cobra's successful bombing of the area outside of Saint Lo, most German survivors fled. Even so, intense fighting continued as the Americans attempted to crack the now thin German front so that their armoured divisions…

Smoking Cobras
In February 1945, after a static defense for nine weeks due to lack of ammunition, bad weather, and heavy losses - Brazil 's FEB would get another chance to prove their worth as assault troops in Italy. “Operation Encore”, a …

Night Drop
On June 6, 1944, D-Day began with pre-dawn night parachute drops by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions behind Utah Beach. The 2nd and 3rd battalions of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) of the 82nd Airborne Division were given …

So Near and Yet so Far
German doctrine emphasized immediate counterattacks when the enemy was relatively weak and had not yet consolidated the positions they had just seized. During the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the American airborne forces had the mission to prevent or…

In North Africa, there was far more desert than there were troops and equipment available to hold the terrain, so the opposing “lines” were often a series of loosely connected outposts, fortified camps, and bands of vehicles that formed defensive …

Hell Week
By the end of July 1944, the Americans had successfully broken out of Normandy and into the open countryside to the south and southeast. The town of Mortain was taken by American forces at the beginning of August. This small …

Night Hunt
The attack against Lindern in late 1944 by the U.S. 84th Infantry Division (“the Railsplitters”) was part of the 9th Army’s attempt to break through the German fortified West Wall, the so-called Siegfried Line. The 84th moved forward on the …

Bloody Lindern
This was the 84th Division’s baptism of fire, and they had to push forward against stiff German Resistance in terrible weather. Not only did the rains ground the Allied air force, they reduced the farm fields and dirt roads to …

Dash to the Wire
Throughout the month of January, the British 8th Army had to choose between running or fighting to try to delay or stop the pursuing Germans. Rommel ’s advance and the British retreat became a series of local engagements between opposing …

Rat Patrol
A standard British LRDG patrol, a rapid moving strike force, contained about 40 men armed with heavy weapons (mostly Lewis machine guns) traveling in ex-civilian Fords, Chevrolets and Jeeps. The squads were also armed with anti-tank rifles, and the …

The Twin Villages
As German troops poured into the Ardennes, Lt.-Col. William McKinley, grandson of the former president, found his depleted 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division facing the 12th SS “Hitler Youth” Panzer Division. The 9th Infantry…

Red October
Massive Stuka attacks contributed to the “house-warming" of the Red October factory beginning on the 29th of September, 1942. As the battle for the Red October drifted into October, Chuikov realized that the best hope for defense did not depend …

Gully of Death
After the fall of the tractor factory, the German forces quickly pressed forward to the Barrikady gun factory. Gurtievs 308th (Siberian) Rifle Division dug in to defend against the next German assault. One regiment was assigned to hold the flank, …

Order No. 227
The central district of Stalingrad was known for continuous house-to-house fighting. The most famous action was the defense of “Pavlov's House", a multi-story building overlooking a square with excellent visibility. Multiple machine guns at different…

Raming Speed
The first day of the assault on the tractor factory, saw heavy fighting as Soviet forces struggled desperately to repel a German advance. Front lines blurred as troopsfrom both sides became isolated. Chaos ensued as tanks crashed through the outer…

Terminal Station
Although the rail station was in German hands, the Soviets counterattacked daily. In order to eliminate the Soviet forces left behind, the Germans had to commit fresh units to clear the area around the station.

Key to the City
The German ground onslaught continued with an assault on the burial mound Marnayev Kurgan. This strategic position would offer the Germans an unmatched view of the city and the Volga River if they could install artillery observation posts atop it. …

Shot for Shot
The 16th Panzer Division approached the Volga River with little opposition. However, AA guns of the 1077th AA Regiment, manned primarily by young women barely out of high school, depressed their gun barrels in order to fire on the oncoming …

Iron Horseman
The reconnaissance elements of the Soviet 10th Replacement Rifle Brigade, 4th Rifle Regiment, are moving through Sadovaya Station along the rail line to establish the location of the Germans, when they encounter lead reconnaissance elements of the…

Armoured Maelstrom
While the II SS Panzer Corps was still trying to push north at Prokhorovka, the regular army panzer grenadier division “Grossdeutschland" was to join in the final push and break the stalemate at Kursk. Instead, the elite “GD” had to …

Paradrop at Kanev
The Soviet offensive operations that began at Orel-Kursk in the summer of 1943 continued relentlessly through the end of that pivotal year. A bold use of Red Army paratroopers was planned as part of the attempt to form a bridgehead …

Counterattack at Orel
The Soviet victory in their defense of the Kursk salient was the first time a major German offensive was stopped with only minimal gains. But what made the 1943 summer campaign exceptional was the counterattack that the Soviets planned before …

Tank fight at Prokhorovka
In the spring of 1943, the Germans planned to regain the initiative on their Eastern F ront. A large bulge in the area around the city of Kursk made a tempting target, and the Germans expected their armored spearheads to …

Prelude to Breakout
After Soviet tank armies sealed the pocket at Korsun on 28 January 1944, the Germans immediately began supply operations by air to sustain their troops surrounded in the encirclement. But a counterattack by German panzers to rescue the trapped men …
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