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Blitzkrieg in the West Begins for IABSM

Great news for lover of I Ain’t Been Shot Mum as we have just released the first of our handbooks for the war in the West in 1940.  Over the next few months we will be releasing a series of Handbooks covering the early war.  First is the French with the British to be released next month and the Belgians and Dutch after that.

Blitzkrieg in the West – The Armies of France is the third Handbook for version 3 of IABSM and the first of several covering the early war in the West.  It covers the French Army from 1939 to the fall of France in 1940 in an incredibly detailed manner.  Penned by respected author Robert Avery, The Armies of France is 73 pages in size, this is packed with data, including the following French forces:

Infantry Divisions
Infantry Company
GRDI Cavalry Squadron
GRDI Motorcycle Squardon

Motorised Infantry Divisions
Motorised Infantry Company
DIM Motorcycle Company
GRDIM Motorcycle Squadron
GRDIM AMD Squadron
GRDIM AMR Squadron

Independent Tank Formations
Independent Tank Company (R-35, H-35, D-2 or fCM-36)
Independent Tank Company (FT-17)

Colonial Infantry
North African and Foreign Legion formations 

Light Cavalry Divisions
Cavalry Squadron
Mechanised Dragoon Fusiliers
Dragoon Mixed Reconnaissance Squadron
RAM AMD Squadron
RAM AMC Squadron
RAM Motorcycle Squadron

Cavalry & Spahis
The Cavalry Squadron

Corps Reconnaissance Groups
GRCA Cavalry Squadron
GRCA Motorcycle Squadron
GRCAm Motorcycle Squadron

Light Mechanised Divisions
Tank Squadron
RDP Mechanised Dragoon AMR Squadron
RDP Mechanised Dragoon Fusilier Squadron
RDP Mechanised Dragoon Motorcycle
RD AMD Squadron
RD Motorcycle Squadron

Reserve Armoured Division
DCR Heavy Tank Company
DCR Light Tank Company
BCP Fusilier Company

With additional sections on fielding French forces and rating your forces.  PDF format only.  You can find The Armies of France here:  France 1940

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2 Responses

  1. Steve Preston says:

    Did I miss something, did the BEF come out in March and something else in April?


  2. Steve Preston says:

    Yes, I am an idiot. I found (and purchased) them…. 🙁

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