We have another Unit of the Day post here, brought to you by Biohazard (he did the write up) and myself (I got the picture together). The Sturmtiger model was done by Killakanz, and the skin was done by Gracktov (as well as the large cameo image). The image below shows an ingame shot of the model and below it the cameo image Gracktov made up of it.
As I said above, Biohazard wrote up some history on the Sturmtiger unit. I have a snippet below of it, to read the rest as well as to check out the image of it click the thumnail below or here to head to the Blitzkrieg 2 website.
"Biohazard" wrote: Following the atrocious losses at Stalingrad, the Germans realized they needed some form of weapon that could absolutely devastate buildings, if from relatively short range. The perfect weapon for the job came from an unusual source - the Kriegsmarine. Earlier, a 380mm rocket-assisted mortar had been developed for antisubmarine action, but it was never adopted for naval use. Well, the solution seemed obvious - take the unused cannons and stick them on a tiger chassis! 18 of these conversions were made, though by the time they were ready in late 1944, Germany was retreating on all fronts. They mounted the 380mm RW 61 gun in the front of a very heavilly armored (150mm frontal armor, 80mm side) superstructure proof against most antitank guns. The gun had a range of around 3500 yards and fired shells five feet long...continued at the Blitzkrieg 2 website
Great write up! This really got me interested in this game. I can't wait until it's complete!