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Chain of Command: Blitzkrieg 1940

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Chain of Command: Blitzkrieg 1940 Handbook

This 124 page handbook provides a comprehensive coverage of the campaign in France and the Low Countries in 1940. Included is an historical account of the campaign in the West, as well as whole raft of new rules to cover the events of that summer. New theatre specific rules include Assault boats and river crossings, parachute drops, glider landings, bicycles, horse mounted troops and motorcycles. We have several new armour classifications for tanks with small turrets, vehicles lacking of radios and unreliable vehicles. Fancy blowing up a section of the Maginot Line? Well, you can with our new rules on fortifications and demolitions as well as looking at Francs Tireurs, ‘Shabby Nazi Tricks’ in the form of Brandenburg Commandos, Civilians, Stuka attacks and even the odd drinks cabinet being rolled out to stiffen the stiffest of upper lips.

Biggest of all is the truly massive section on Army lists. Here we wanted to provide a really comprehensive guide to the period and in doing so we went right back to the book, or more specifically the manuals that the armies of the period issued to their troops. The French Tableau d’Effectifs de Guerre, the German KsTN lists, the Dutch Handboek vor den Soldat and Officier series and many others issued throughout the 1930s and up to 1940. These manuals tell us not just how troops were organised, but how their training prepared them for war and their doctrines. This has allowed us to produce not just Army Lists but introduce national characteristics which make each nation unique in the way they fight.

Belgium

Line Infantry

Reserve infantry

Infantry scouts

Chasseur Ardennais

Frontier Cyclists

Motorised Cavalry

Motorcycle Cavalry

The Netherlands

Line Infantry

Reserve Infantry

Mounted Cavalry

Border Infantry

Bicycle troops

Motorcycle troops

Airfield Defence forces

Marines

France

First Line Infantry

Reserve Infantry

Chasseurs

Groupe Franc

Reconnaissance Motorcycle Fusiliers

Reconnaissance Cavalry

Motorised Infantry

Dragon Portes

Mounted Cavalry

Chasseur Portes

Colonial Troops

Mountain Troops

Ski Scouts

Light DIvision Infantry

Groupe Franc Motorise de Cavalerie

British

1939 Regulation Platoon

1940 Regulation Platoon

Motor Infantry

Motorcycle infantry

Line of Communication troops

Searchlight Troops

Germany

1st Wave infantry

2nd Wave infantry

3rd Wave infantry

5th Wave infantry

7th Wave Infantry

Static infantry

Pioneers

Motorised Infantry

Motorcycle Reconnaissance

Schutzen Type 1

Schutzen Type 2

SS Totenkopf

SS Verfungs and Leibstandarte

SS Motorcycle platoon

SS Aufklarungs motorcycle platoon

Fallschirmjager Type 1

Fallschirmjager Type 2

Luftlande Glider platoon

Gebirgsjager

Italy

Infantry

Blackshirt troops

Alpini

Alongside these lists we have nearly fifty support option lists giving support choices for a huge number of unit types, so if you have a motorcycle reconnaissance platoon you can select support from the different divisions which fielded that unit type. All in all, the gamer can choose an incredible range of interesting and varied troops types and then choose supports from friendly forces and allies for forces of almost limitless variety. But that’s not all. Each nation has a full Arsenal list for weapons and AFVs as well as comprehensive notes to cover their support options.

Finally, we have five new scenarios types, Going with a Bang, Strike from Above, Swift to Support, Hasty Defence and Blitzkrieg to bring the 1940 campaigns to life. All in all, a huge addition to your Chain of Command library.

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