LA BATAILLE DE FRANCE 1940: Wargame
In May, 1940, the German Army invaded France through the neutral countries of Belgium and Netherlands to avoid the fearsome Maginot Line. Against all expectations, the neutral nations were quickly overrun, and the British Expeditionary Corps was forced to be evacuated, almost miraculously, from the channel port of Dunkirk. France capitulated in two months.
This game recreates those events and allows players to reproduce, at a tactical level, the most famous battles of the Blitzkrieg. Based on the A las Barricadas game system, with new rules added to simulate to this historical period, France 1940 promises many enjoyable hours of fierce game play involving infantry, tanks, artillery, and aircraft from all the armies that took part in this campaign.
* Complexity: Medium (5 out of 10)
* Solitaire suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 turn = 12 - 15 minutes
* Map Scale: 1 hex = 150 - 200 meters
* Unit Scale: Companies and 3-5 vehicles
* Players: 2
* Playing Time: Small Scenarios: 45 minutes and up
* 4 Isomorphic Maps
* 4 Sheets of Counters (2 of 5/8-inch and 2 of 3/4-inch)
* 1 Rulebook
* 6 Scenario Cards featuring 12 scenarios
* 2 Charts and Tables Cards
* 2 six-sided dice
* One box and lid set
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Updated as of 9/28/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price