Combat Mission: Red Thunder focuses on the hard fought battles from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw during the summer of 1944. Experience the most balanced period of tactical warfare on the Eastern Front, even as the Axis' strategic ability to wage war began to collapse. Play out historical battles and campaigns or create your own customized Quick Battles. All new units, new terrain, and new features make this a must have for all Combat Mission fans.
On June 22nd, 1944, the Soviets launched the single largest ground offensive that the world has ever seen: Operation Bagration. So massive was the attack that in just a few days the German Army Group Center effectively ceased to exist, leaving the Third Reich with roughly 400,000 casualties it could not replace. Soon after, the Soviets launched two other major offensives which nearly destroyed a second Army Group and cut off a third. By the end of the summer all Soviet territory was liberated, Romania and Finland knocked out of the war, Hungary invaded, the Balkans under threat, and the Baltic states all but cut off from the Reich. Germany, and its capital Berlin, were left within striking distance of the Red Army.