Games predominantly featuring units of the Grossdeutschland Verbände
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The Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland (aka "GD" for Gross Deutschland, or "Greater Germany") was created from the Watch Regiment Berlin just before the outbreak of World War II. This motorized infantry regiment was envisioned as the elite unit of the German Army. Participating in the invasion of the west in 1940, notably in Operation NIWI (an airlanding operation using Feiseler Storches) and at Stonne, the unit was well-blooded by the time of BARBAROSSA, having served also during the invasion of Yugoslavia.

During the invasion of the Soviet Union, GD was part of Army Group Centre and was part of the advance on Moscow. The regiment was nearly annihilated during the fighting around Tula in the winter of 1941-42, and the remnants were used as cadre to create the Infantry Division Großdeutschland on 1 April 1942. The division was well equipped with integral tank and assault gun units.

In 1943 the division was expanded to become the Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland. The division saw action at Kursk, where it trialled the new Panther tank. GD recruited nationally, unlike other divisions which used a local recruiting system, and standards were higher than for other formations, including a height requirement and restriction on men wearing spectacles. The division was usually first to combat trial new equipment, and was unusual in having its own organic unit of Tiger tanks.

The division fought to the end of the war on the Eastern Front. In November 1944 a Panzerkorps Großdeutschland was created, with additional corps-level units. By this time an entire "family" of GD formations existed, fighting on both western and eastern fronts - the Grossdeutschland Verbände, and included the Führer Grenadier Division, Führer Begleit Division, Division Kurmark, Division Brandenburg. In addition to its combatant duties, the original Großdeutschland unit also maintained security detachments at Führer Headquarters (alongside the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler of the SS), in addition to public duties units in Berlin. These units all came under the umbrella of the Grossdeutschland Verbände.

The GD division proper had its own Propaganda Kompanie and its experiences have been heavily chronicled, even in English. The division had a distinctive set of insignia consisting of a GD monogram worn on the epaulette and a cuff title, worn on the opposite sleeve to those worn by the SS (causing many since the war to mistakenly believe the formation belonged to that organization). The best-selling memoir "The Forgotten Soldier" also brought the division to public attention.

The division's prominence in the historical record has thus contributed to its popularity as a subject among wargame designers. This list will capture those games that predominantly feature or focus on the history of the Grossdeutschland.
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1. Board Game: GD '40 [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:5760]
Board Game: GD '40
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Early entry in the Tactical Combat Series, featuring the Grossdeutschland at Stonne.
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2. Board Game: GD '41 [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:7092]
Board Game: GD '41
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The Grossdeutschland at Mtsensk as the 4th Panzer Division tries to batter a way towards Tula before winter sets in during the autumn of 1941.
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3. Board Game: GD '42: Grossdeutschland [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:5535]
Board Game: GD '42: Grossdeutschland
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Late in 1942, Grossdeutschland fights it out in the Luchessa Valley in another TCS treatment.
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4. Board Game: Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:1513]
Board Game: Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division
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Multiple scenario tactical game featuring the Grossdeutschland.
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5. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Grossdeutschland 1946 [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Grossdeutschland 1946
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Fantasy add-on for the Panzer Grenadier series of games.
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6. Board Game: Death Ride Kursk: Gross Deutschland [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
Board Game: Death Ride Kursk: Gross Deutschland
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Slightly higher level treatment, of the GD at Kursk.
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7. Board Game: The Stonne Heights [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
Board Game: The Stonne Heights
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Third party scenario and campaign pack for ASL, depicting the fighting at Stonne.
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8. Board Game: Grossdeutschland Pack 1 [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
Board Game: Grossdeutschland Pack 1
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Third party scenario pack for ASL depicting the GD in France and the first year in the Soviet Union.
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9. Board Game: Grossdeutschland Pack 2 [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Grossdeutschland Pack 2
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Third party scenario pack for ASL depicting GD in the mid-years of the war on the Eastern Front.
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10. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Panzer Lion – Grossdeutschland in Action, 1944 [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Panzer Lion – Grossdeutschland in Action, 1944
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Add on for the Panzer Grenadier series of games.
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11. Board Game: Famous Divisions: Grossdeutschland Panzer [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:12628]
Board Game: Famous Divisions: Grossdeutschland Panzer
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Higher level treatment of the GD division.
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12. Board Game: Blitzkrieg 1940: Hannut et Stonne [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:15412]
Board Game: Blitzkrieg 1940: Hannut et Stonne
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Battle for Stonne at the company level, in which the Infantry Regiment Grossdeutschland played a major part. The separate battle of Hannut is portrayed also.
 
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