Penetrate the armoured front of the German Blitzkrieg with the new French Army Anti-tank Artillery.
French Army 25mm light anti-tank gun
The 25mm Hotchkiss was the standard anti-tank gun of the French Army. It was also used by the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), whilst captured examples were used by the Germans and some even found their way into the hands of the Italians. It was widely exported prior to the war.
It would generally be towed by the Renault EU Chenillette but could also be pulled by horses in cavalry units or manhandled by infantry. The Puteaux 25mm M37 gun was a derivative of the same weapon mounted on a lighter carriage. The World War I 37mm Mle 1916 infantry gun, which the Hotchkiss was built to replace, was also used as a light anti-tank gun and is given as an option.
French Army 47mm medium anti-tank gun
The 47mm Mle 1937 (SA37 L/50) anti-tank gun was the best purpose-built anti-tank gun fielded by any army at the start of World War II if one discounts the German 88m Flak used in the anti-tank role. It could supposedly penetrate up to 72mm of armour at 1,000 metres.
It sufficiently impressed the Germans that they immediately made use of examples that fell into their hands. After the fall of France, the type was adapted into German service as the 4.7cm Pak181/182(f). In French service, a Laffly W15T six-wheeled truck was the standard tow.
French Defence Force 1939 – 1940
The German war machine thunders across the French countryside, sweeping aside everything in their path. The stalwart French army stands ready to give their all in defence of their homeland.
This set contains:
- 1 x French Army HQ Blister Pack
- 1 x French Army Infantry section Blister Pack
- 1 x French Army Cavalry A Blister Pack
- 1 x French Army Cavalry B Blister Pack
- 1 x French Army 105mm medium howitzer Blister Pack
- 1 x Char B1 bis Plastic Tank
- 1 x Armies of France and the Allies
- 1 x A5 Bolt Action Mini Rulebook