New: Renault FT-17 light tank

Released this week is the revolutionary early war French tank the FT-17, ready to defend against the invading armies of Germany:

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The Renault FT-17 was a French light tank that was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history.

Renault FT-17

It was the first production tank to have its armament within a fully rotating turret, its crew compartment at the front and engine compartment at the back. This configuration remains the standard tank layout and sees the FT-17 referred to as the world’s first modern tank.

Renault FT-17s

You can add a variety of French tank crew most of them have separate Figure Heads so you can mix and match to your own taste giving each tank unique crew.

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If you don’t already have it you may want to get your hands on Armies of France and the Allies book. This supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France, Poland, Greece, Norway, Holland and Belgium that stood against the German Blitzkrieg, as well as the resistance forces that sprung up in the aftermath of occupation.

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All copies of the book ship with the free and exclusive figure of the decorated French resistance fighter Simone Segouin (also known under the nom de guerre ‘Nicole Minet’), rumour has it there may be special rules for her later this year in our forth coming theatre book release – Battleground Europe.

Paul Hicks has sculpted the miniature and I am sure you will agree he has done a cracking job to capture her likeness as seen in the photograph below.