The Black Sword

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The Black Sword

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The eastern borders of the Prussian Empire are rocked by conflict, a grinding war between the forces of Emperor Frederick Grunder and those of his great continental rival, Tsar Vladimir of the Russian Coalition. It has raged since 1869, long before the World War’s ‘official’ beginning.

Oberst (Colonel) Von Kempf

Oberst (Colonel) Von Kempf

Ferocious fighting is taking place at many points along the Prussian Empire’s long eastern frontier with the Russian dominions and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth – a key Russian ally – from the Arctic frontier in the far north, to the rugged Carpathian Mountains bordering the Empire’s Hungarian territories.
However, of all these theatres, none are more hotly contested than the lands of East and West Prussia on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea. The Prussians must hold them, lest the Russians break through to the coast and begin to crack the Prussian hold on the gateway to the North Sea.

The key to the Prussian defences is the city of Marienburg, the nerve centre of their lines. It is threatened on all sides by the Russians, but the Emperor’s mighty armies are not content to remain passive.

The 52nd Palatinate Armoured Regiment, the fearsome Black Sword is bracing itself to act as the cutting edge of powerful counter-attack. And since Marienburg is home to the Ordenburg, spiritual heart of the Teutonic Order, the Black Sword will not be fighting alone…

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