1940 The Fall of France
In the spring of 1940, the French Army appeared
invincible. They awaited the expected German offensive
with great confidence, ready to repel their ancient
foes and overwhelm them in 1941 with a massive
wave of new armored divisions. Instead it was the
German panzers that did the overwhelming. Despite
heroic efforts in which over 90,000 French soldiers
lost their lives, within six weeks France had fallen.
1940: The Fall
of France is a stand-alone game
in the Panzer
Grenadier series: You do not need
any other game in the series to play any of the
40 scenarios. Design is by wargame veteran Philippe
Leonard of Belgium, who has crafted scenarios involving
the French Army on the attack and on the defense,
with units ranging from the elite Foreign Legion
and Coloniale to the pitiful second-line reserves.
Pieces include the huge array of French armor:
S35 cavalry tanks, B1-bis heavy tanks, FT17, R35,
R40, H39. H35 and FCM 36 light tanks. Panhard,
AMR33, P16 and AMR35 armored cars and reconnaissance
tanks. Plus the bizarre C2 multi-turreted heavy
tank. Plus many types of troops and support weapons,
from motorcycle troops and horsed cavalry through
the awesome 155mm GPF rifle.
The Germans receive their full set of panzers,
from the puny PzKw I through the PzKw IIIE and
38t. There are vehicles not seen before in the Panzer Grenadier series like the SiG33 assault
gun, and a set of pieces for Infantry Regiment
Grossdeutschland in their own colors.
And you get eight mapboards and 660 pieces. The game comes in Playbook format (that is, with a book and not a box).
Stock Code: APL0316
Status: Now Available
You can order 1940: The Fall of France right here.
Add More Fun!
1940: The Last Days of May
A set of 11 scenarios from the final days of the German invasion of France, with two battle games to link them together. You’ll need 1940: The Fall of France and Road to Dunkirk to play them. $12.99
You can order 1940: The Last Days of May right here.
Swallows of Death
An expansion book for 1940: The Fall of France, focused on the exploits of Moroccan troops. With 35 new scenarios and 88 new die-cut, silky smooth pieces showing the Moroccans in their own special color scheme plus elite French recon troops, horsed machine-gun units, the unusual WT15 tank destroyer and the crack horsed cavalry of the Spahis Marocains. $34.99 This book is not yet available.
You can order Swallows of Death right here.
Please allow an additional three weeks for delivery.