Blitzkrieg! The drive toward Dunkirk

10th May 1940, Allied troops found themselves in the middle of a new kind of war – a Blitzkrieg – Within just 11 days fast moving columns of German tanks and troops crossed into Belgium and Holland

The invasion of France, Belgium and Holland, started with Operation Yellow (Fall Gelb), surprising everyone. The German forces swept into Holland and Belgium overcoming the Allies’ 4,000 armoured vehicles, many of which were superior to German equivalents in armour and firepower.

Following their initial success, Operation Red (Fall Rot) began. A triple-pronged offensive using the XV Panzer Corps (attacking towards Brest, XIV Panzer Corps (attacking east of Paris, towards Lyon), and the XIX Panzer Corps (encircling the Maginot Line). The French attempted constant counter-attacks continually tried to form new defensive lines each time finding that German forces had already by-passed them and moved on.

A major French armoured counter-attack organised by Colonel de Gaulle could not be sustained. The German forces relentlessly pursued them toward a small strip of land in Northern France…

Blitzkrieg Germans

To Commemorate Dunkirk, 26 May – 4 June 1940, and in preparation for the Bolt Action Summer Campaign ‘Invasion Of Britain’ we bring you a series of Bolt Action Armies flavoured to depict both the Allies and Axis forces, of all nationalities, that took part in this vital part of our history…

This 1500 point army contains:

  • Blitzkrieg German HQ (1939-42)
  • Blitzkrieg German Infantry plastic boxed set
  • Early War Waffen-SS squad (1939-1942)
  • 5x Blitzkrieg German Kradschützen Motorcycle (1939-1942)
  • Blitzkrieg German 81mm medium mortar team (1939-42)
  • Blitzkrieg German MG34 MMG team (1939-42)
  • Early Stug D
  • 3x Panzer II Ausf. A/B/C
  • 2x Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf C half-track
  • 2x Krupp Protze heavy field car

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