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Only need 80 more pre-orders to reach 200! Sooner we get there the sooner we can release the Plastic Soldier Company exclusive discount code for those who have pre-ordered! Just in time for the holidays!

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Military Miniature Magazine writes:

Gateway to Berlin

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Plastic Soldier Company for Piers Brand's upcoming scenario book Gateway to Berlin – The Battle of Küstrin '45 pre-order campaign, and are announcing some great new stretch-goals!

New 200 Pre-Order Stretch-Goal Addition!

As of November 7, 2022, we reached 100 pre-orders! For all those who have pre-ordered, (Thanks!). We will release the exclusive finalized list of scenarios soon for all those who have pre-ordered, and as an added extra, we will look at including bonus content on the forces, defending Küstrin and Soviet use of lend-lease vehicles during the period.

Once we reach 200 pre-orders, we have already announced, we will include an exclusive Johnny Shumate, rendering of the famous photo of soldiers of the 1st Assault Engineer-Sapper Brigade storming, a building in Kustrin in the scenario book, as well as include a free teeshirt, showing the same design (tee-shirt offer only available for paperback pre-orders, must pre-order by December 31st, 2022, to receive by mid-February). All people who have already pre-ordered a paperback will also receive this.

We are also announcing once we reach 200 pre-orders. Plastic Soldier Company will also offer each of the first 200 pre-orders a 15% discount code for use on the PSC webshop (only for those who order a paperback copy)! Great treat for holiday shopping!

Also thanks to the generosity – The Plastic Soldier Company, the book will also include content specific to Battlegroup, making this book a must have for any Battlegroup player. The added content of special rules and notes in regards using the scenario with Battlegroup will allow players of this system to use the scenarios directly with ease, and its hoped, offer inspiration to players of other systems as to how to incorporate special rules or events in their choice of rules.

Once we reach 200 pre-orders, we will use Battlegroup as an extra section in each scenario, tailoring the scenario for use directly with the Battlegroup rules!

Pre-Order Terms

  • All pre-orders will receive exclusive updates quarterly through pre-order period from Piers, including images, and exclusive snippet previews
  • All pre-orders of softbound copies will also receive a free PDF copy
  • If pre-order, also will receive (includes non-U.S. customers): 10% off (we're extending this through the holidays due to demand)! (Both paperback and electronic)
  • For stretch-goals that provide material incentives, some require paperback only purchase. All those who have pre-ordered as we reach each stretch-goal will receive all incentives (material ones contingent upon paperback purchase)

Paperback Order Only

  1. 100 pre-orders stretch-goal: Exclusive wargamers set, including twelve miniature wargaming D6 dice, laser pointer, 45 degree arc of fire template, a three-meter tape measure, and a Ziploced carrying case. Delivery by Christmas 2022. (Must order by November 9, 2022 for Christmas delivery – any pre-orders after that will receive wargamers set around mid-February)
  2. 200 pre-orders stretch-goal: Free tee-shirt (please indicate size) showing exclusive Johnny Shumate, rendering of famous photo of Soldiers of the 1st Assault Engineer-Sapper Brigade storming, a building in Kustrin (must pre-order by December 31st, 2022 to receive by mid-February)
  3. 200 pre-orders stretch-goal: 15% discount code for use on the PSC webshop

All non-U.S. customers, email us at to place order as website will not calculate shipping correctly.

Piers Brand's books usually sell out within hours after release, so be sure to reserve your copy today!

This is a pre-order, expected release is November 2023!

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