Our British Paratroops are now available as a squad in this new boxed set. Landing by parachute, by glider and by Shanks’ pony they are right to take the fight to the Axis!
With trademark red beret and armed with Sten and Bren Guns the British Airborne were determined and tenacious, as only the British Tommy can be. Striking German forces with precision and speed during actions at Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery and during Operation Market Garden in Arnhem, the Red Devils became legendary.
Few divisions in the British Army have earned such a valorous reputation so quickly as the Parachute Division. Known as the Red Devils by the Germans for their trademark maroon berets and dogged fighting ability, the British airborne force grew into a force to be reckoned with, whether delivered by Dakota aircraft, Horsa glider or as front line shock troops.
Drawn from all over Britain, the volunteers established an awesome reputation for daring and sheer bloody-mindedness, culminating in their heroic, but ultimately doomed, defence of Arnhem bridge in Holland.
Although comparatively lightly-armed, British Paras could dish it out and would not hesitate to close to hand-to-hand fighting if needs be, screaming their warcries as they went.
Warlord Games’ British Airborne are ideal for fighting in North West Europe where they could be used to re-fight actions such as the assault on the Merville battery, the attack on Pegasus Bridge, the heroic battles of Operation Market Garden or the crossing of the Rhine and Operation Varsity.
Contains a 10-man British Airborne Section:
- 1 NCO and three soldiers with sub-machine guns
- 2-man light machine gun team
- 4 riflemen
Rules for the British Airborne Section can be found in the Armies of Great Britain supplement for Bolt Action.
From early campaigns in Europe to the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the Far East, the Armies of Great Britain covers wherever the British forces faced the Axis threat, including rules for the British Expeditionary Force.
Armies of Great Britain allows you to field the British Army, British Airborne, Commandos, Commonwealth troops such as Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, Polish Airborne, Gurkhas, Chindits and of course the SAS!
- Army Lists
Written by Jake Thornton, a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook is needed to use this supplement.
This book comes from Warlord with the special release miniature of New Zealander Captain Charles Upham, VC & Bar – exquisitely sculpted by Paul Hicks. This model is only available when you buy Armies of Great Britain directly from Warlord Games.
For all his remarkable exploits on the battlefield, New Zealander Upham was a shy and modest man, embarrassed when asked about the actions he had been decorated for. “The military honours bestowed on me,” he said, “are the property of the men of my unit.”
Read more about the extraordinary Captain Upham and his exploits courtesy of the Telegraph.