News for April 2010
Defend The Motherland! 46
Announcing Fury of the Bear, an expansion for Tide of Iron
Tide Of Iron | Published 15 April 2010

It is June 22, 1941...

Operation Barbarossa has commenced and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union has begun. Employing over 4.5 million troops, Germany’s invasion spreads across an 1800 mile front. Pressing forward, the Germans seek to claim territory up to the Arkhangelsk-Astrakhan line. These two Soviet cities mark the proposed eastern border of the Reich. The Soviets, however, have no intention of going quietly.

Despite Soviet defenses, Germany continued to gain momentum from successes in other areas. Operation Typhoon began, targeting Moscow. But once again, Soviet defense forces pushed Germany back. A counter-attack would soon follow...

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Fury of the Bear, an upcoming expansion to Tide of Iron! Take command of the Germans or the Soviet forces as war on the Eastern Front begins.

The Fury of the Bear expansion for Tide of Iron builds on an already epic game experience by adding the forces of an entirely new nation, as well as new vehicles, winter terrain, scenarios, and more! Featuring nearly 100 plastic figures for the Soviet army, plus new German figures, tokens, cards, and 9 new Eastern Front map boards, the Fury of the Bear expansion will let you experience Tide of Iron in an entirely new way.

In addition, Fury of the Bear will also offer exciting new mechanics, such as a combined strategy deck, a system of counter intelligence known as subversion, and all-new specialization types! Keep checking back! In the coming weeks we will explore these aspects of Fury of the Bear with a series of previews leading up to its release.

With all these additions, not to mention the most tanks of any Tide of Iron release, Fury of the Bear will expand your options and challenge your strategies!

This summer, the invasion begins. Are you prepared to face the fury of a nation?

Tide of Iron is an epic board game of tactical WWII combat that grants 2-4 players control of either American or German military forces, pitting squads of fighting men and vehicles against each other in one of several scenarios.

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Published: 4/17/2010 2:30:12 PM

 This will certainly be a nice add on to the base game.  Still hoping to see a Pacific theater expansion at some point down the road. The freezing cold is OK but I'd rather be island hopping!

Published: 4/17/2010 4:25:49 AM

Excellent news indeed!  Definitely one of the most anticipated pieces of information to appear here since the initial ToI release.

Published: 4/16/2010 11:07:22 AM

ITs about flippin time!

Meta Baston
Published: 4/16/2010 9:50:08 AM

Summer 2010?!?!? But it's too late! Everyone knows tha to reach Moscow before Winter, invasion must start in Spring!

(Hee hee!)

I'm really happy to see this new expansion coming at last! Thanks FFG!

Published: 4/16/2010 8:45:16 AM

@ Tef: Indeed it was called Barbarossa. Seems someone watched to much Pirates of the Carribean. :D

Published: 4/16/2010 8:05:51 AM

just in case someone really reads this. the operation was called Barbarossda not Barbossa =)) No, really

[ADMIN: edited. thanks for catching that]

Published: 4/16/2010 7:24:28 AM

Oh my good!

What a wounderful surprise :-) I cann´t belive it !

Wilfred Owen
Published: 4/16/2010 2:51:15 AM

 Oh good lord, Yes!  I cannot believe this.  Best news all week!

Published: 4/16/2010 12:26:59 AM

Finally. Thanks for the nice early-morning surprise here... I am going to get myself three or four copies...

Published: 4/15/2010 10:16:20 PM


Give me Tanks!

Published: 4/15/2010 9:48:14 PM

Fantastic! I have been waiting and hoping the next big thing for TOI would bring the Eastern Front. Thank You FFG for not disappointing. I will be pre-ordering asap :)

Published: 4/15/2010 9:01:47 PM

Finally! All's well that ends well. Yay!

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