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Gateway to Berlin – The Battle of Kustrin – 31 January to 22 March 1945

From the creative wargaming pen of Piers Brand, we visit the apocalyptic rehearsal of the downfall of Berlin. The Battle of Kustrin was every inch as terrible and desperate, and for the miniature wargamer, had just as many opportunities to game out the vicious close-quarters fighting that took place as in Berlin. Moreover, it features one of the last panzer attacks made by the German army. Over the course of nine scenarios, game out actions representative of the fighting in and around Kustrin. A variety of troop types and weapons featured in the battle, including King Tigers and everything from Wehrmacht Auxiliaries to Volksturm on the German side, and Lend Lease Shermans, White Scout Cars, and assault engineers on the Soviet side.

The scenarios are rules-neutral, so feel free to adapt them for use with your favorite rules system. This book will have all you need to game this battle out, and will be a jumping point to research even more actions set in and around Kustrin.

The more orders we receive, the better book we can produce for you all!

Can find more info here.

New 200 Pre-Order Stretch-Goal

Once we reach 200 pre-orders, we will include an exclusive Johnny Shumate rendering of 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).


100 Pre-Order Stretch-Goal

As of November 7, 2022, we reached 100 pre-orders! For all those who have pre-ordered, we will release the finalized list of scenarios, 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.

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.)

Paperback Order Only:

  1. Exclusive wargamers set, including twelve miniature wargaming D6 dice, lazer pointer, 45 degree arc of fire template, a three-meter tape measure, and a ziplocked 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. 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&bsp;31st, 2022 to receive by mid-February).

Can find more info here.

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

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