Part of the Men of War series of strategy games oriented around a
fusion of tactical thinking and an action-packed direct control mode,
Men of War: Condemned Heroes tells the story of one of the infamous
Soviet penal battalions during the WWII. These battalions are famous
for being formed under Stalin’s “No step back!” order #227. They
consisted of court-martialed officers that were given a chance to redeem
their crimes, or incompetence, in blood by serving as the lowest
enlisted rank in a battalion that was assigned the most dangerous tasks.
These battalions’ images are surrounded by many myths, and this game
tells the truth about these regiments based on real evidence from their
former members. Take command of one of these notorious companies and
lead it to victory against all odds through most of the war on the
Eastern front. Fight from desperate battles in 1942 in the area of Volyn
in the Ukraine, to the massive operation “Bagration” in the Brest
area, Magnush bridgehead and Warsaw area in Poland and finally to
attacks on the German Altdam and Stettin near the end of the war.