Fortress Europe contains the core forces that were in Festung Europa, but they have been given the modern equivalent of a makeover to bring them to that same standard as our current books.
The first major change is the organisation diagrams for choosing your company have been changed to the new style.
The second major change is that we have added in the new units that have appeared in all the handbooks from the last two years in their relative places. Now all the forces can use the new equipment, not just the divisions covered in the handbooks.
The last major difference is that we have updated the Soviet section to bring it in line with the Eastern front books as you can see in Stalin’s Onslaught.
Fortress Europe is a 160 page full colour book and will be the same price as Festung Europa. This makes it 12 pages larger than its predecessor. Due the extra space requirements from the new organisational charts, some of the lists from Festung Europa will be covered more completely in one of our future Divisional Handbooks, such as the Soviet Rota Razvedki which will be in our next Eastern Front book, Hammer and Sickle.