New: Pegasus Bridge & Ham Jam Second Edition

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The vital operation held in the early hours of the Normandy landings is back again, updated with new models and content, take on the daring raid that paved the way for the Allied D-Day invasion.

Pegasus Bridge second edition

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This remarkable laser-cut replica of Pegasus Bridge, along with scenery representing other key features of the battle site such as the Café Gondrée, gun emplacement, machine gun posts and bunker are all included in this superb battle-set, allowing you to recreate the battle on the tabletop. Can your valiant glider troops take the bridge or will the Germans see you off before reinforcements arrive?

Pegasus Bridge contains everything you’ll need to begin refighting this famous night assault:

  • Superbly detailed and Tilting laser-cut Pegasus Bridge with working checkpoints at both ends
  • Laser-cut Café Gondrée with accessible interiors
  • 16-page booklet with scenarios, rules and assembly instructions
  • Laser-cut machine gun bunker
  • 2 laser-cut French telegraph poles
  • Major John Howard (exclusive metal figure)
  • 12 plastic multi-pose British Airborne
  • 24 plastic multi-pose German Grenadiers
  • Resin gun emplacement
  • German 5cm KwK 39 anti-tank gun and 3 metal crew
  • Resin machine gun nest
  • German MG42 medium machine-gun team
  • Full-colour waterslide decal sheets for the German and British Airborne miniatures

In the pre dawn hours before the Allied invasion of Hitler’s Europe was to begin at Normandy, a number of key points had to be neutralised lest the Allied troops be thrown back into the sea.
One of these vital targets was the swing bridge over the canal at Bénouville.

In the early hours of 6th June 1944, the men of D Company, 2nd Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, led by Major John Howard, landed by glider – the first British troops to land on D-Day.

Their primary objective was to capture the two road bridges over the River Orne and the Caen Canal

The bridge was guarded by machine gun posts, an anti-tank gun emplacement and a machine gun bunker, but the pinpoint glider assault caught the German defenders unprepared.

After a vicious firefight, the highly-trained British soldiers captured the bridge and prepared defences for the inevitable German counter-attack, which they successfully repelled. The victorious British 6th Airborne Division could now protect the eastern flank of the Allied landings.

To recognise their bravery and sacrifice, the Caen Canal Bridge was renamed ‘Pegasus Bridge’ by the local population, inspired by the distinctive divisional badge of the 6th Airborne Division.

Ham & Jam second edition

Can you land your first elements as close as Staff Sergeant James Harley Wallwork did on that fateful day?

Code words:  ‘Ham’ indicated the canal bridge was captured and ‘Jam’ the river bridge.

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Upgrade to this amazing collector’s edition, Ham and Jam set! Recreate this historical battle with all the elements in play!

Look at all those extras! And here is a complete list of everything in this massive box set:

  • Tilting laser-cut Pegasus Bridge with working checkpoints at both ends
  • Laser-cut Café Gondrée with accessible interiors
  • 16-page booklet with scenarios, rules and assembly instructions
  • Laser-cut machine gun bunker
  • 6 laser-cut French telegraph poles
  • Major John Howard (exclusive metal figure)
  • Metal Lord Lovat and Piper Bill Millin figures
  • 12 plastic multi-pose British Airborne
  • 20 plastic multi-pose British Commandos
  • Laser-cut MDF Horsa glider
  • 48 plastic multi-pose German Grenadiers
  • Resin and metal Marder 1 Sd.kfz 135
  • Resin gun emplacement
  • German 5cm KwK 39 anti-tank gun and 3 crew
  • Resin rectangular sandbag encampment
  • 7 Resin sandbag encampments
  • Plastic tank obstacles
  • 4 German MG42 medium machine-gun teams
  • Metal dead livestock – includes a horse and 2 cows
  • Full-colour waterslide decal sheets for the German and British Airborne miniatures
  • British Commandos assembly leaflet
  • Marder 1 stat card and vehicle damage markers

The British troops are elite and highly trained members of the 2nd Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry led by Major Reginald John Howard. They would ‘Hold Until Relieved’ by Lord Lovat, his personal piper Bill Millin, & his Commandoes.

German troops are from the 716th Infantry Division. This was a static coastal defence unit with poor equipment. It included pressed men from Eastern Front POWs, and young inexperienced Germans. reinforced throughout the day.

Pegasus Bridge second edition!

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Ham and Jam Collector’s set!

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