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Osprey: The French Army 1939–45 (1)

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The French Army of 1939 was considered by contemporaries to be the strongest army in the world at that time. In fact, as the events of the next ten months soon revealed, the Army was riddled with fatal weaknesses. In this book, the first of two volumes examining the French Army of the Second World War, Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the army of 1939-40 and Vichy France. It includes orders of battle and formation charts as well as many illustration and colour uniform artworks.


  • The Army of 1939-40 and Vichy France
  • The Organisation of the Army in 1939-40
  • Uniforms and Equipment 1939-40
  • The Army of the Armistice 1940-42
  • The Plates

Author: Ian Sumner, Francois Vauvillier
Illustrator: Mike Chappell
Pages: 48


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French Defence Force 1939 – 1940

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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

Bolt Action Campaign – Battle of France!

Standing tall as one of the strongest nations at the time, the French empire finds itself defending its own soil against the German blitzkrieg. Join the fight with our new Bolt Action Campaign – Battle of France!

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The Battle of France saw German forces sweep across the Low Countries and towards Paris, crushing Allied resistance in just six weeks. From Fall Gelb and the British withdrawal from Dunkirk to the decisive Fall Rot, this new supplement for Bolt Action allows players to take command of the bitter fighting for France, and to refight the key battles of this campaign. Linked scenarios and new rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors offer plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike.

This book has 144 pages full of content which includes new rules, scenarios and units!

Don’t forget when you order directly from us you get an exclusive miniature! With this book, you get Captain Pierre Billotte, a tank ace for the French forces!

Pre-order now! Released in stores 10th November 2018

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