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Battle for Liberation – The first IABSM Handbook

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It’s here, the first of the new Handbooks for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum. Battle for Liberation covered the period 1943 to 1945 in Western Europe and includes all the data you’ll need to field German, British, US, French and Italian forces. Included for each nation are a range of force options, full data on equipment used and the organisational structures for use with the rules. Select your core company and then add your support platoons from Battalion, Regiment, Division and higher. Each nation has a section on their own specific armament and rules for the kit they used. In addition we have added sections on air-support throughout the period and supply in airborne opertaions. Let’s take a loot at the full content:

Using this Handbook

British & Commonwealth Forces
The Rifle Company
The Reconnaissance Squadron
The Tank Brigade Squadron
The Armoured Division
The Motor Company
The Parachute Company
The Airlanding Company
The Commando Assault Troop
79th Armoured Division
Rating Your British Forces
British Armoury
British Weapon Rules

United States Forces
The Rifle Company
The Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
The Tank Company
The Armored Rifle Company 1943
The Armored Rifle Company 1944
The Ranger Company
The Parachute Rifle Company
The Glider Rifle Company
Rating Your US Forces
United States Armory
US Weapon Rules

French Forces
Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs
Compagnie d’Infanterie Portee
Escadron de Chars
Escadron de Reconnaissance
Commando du Choc
Goumiers Marocain
Milice Centain
French Forces of the Interior
Rating Your French Forces

German Forces
Grenadier Kompanie
Volksgrenadier Kompanie
Panzer Kompanie
Panzer Grenadier Gepanzerte Kompanie
Panzer Grenadier Kompanie
Aufklärungs Kompanie
Panzerspäh Kompanie
Fielding German AFVs
Luftwaffe Jäger Kompanie
Fallschirmjäger Kompanie
Volksturm Kompanie
Gebirgsjäger Kompanie
Rating Your German Forces
German Armoury
German Weapon Rules

Italian Forces
Compagnia Fucilieri
Camice Nere
Corpo Italiano di Liberazione
Compagnie Fucilieri 1944-45
Esercito Nazional Repubblicano
“Quattro Divisione” Compagnia
Partigiana “Brigata”
Antipartigiana Compagnia
Rating Your Italian Forces
Italian Armoury
Italian Weapon Rules

Death from Above
Smoke with the 2” mortar
Supply in Airborne Operations

Battle for Liberation is 99 pages absolutely packed with information and a guide on how to use the Handbook for selecting your forces for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum it is availabe in PDF format for just £10, and to make it even better we’ll be producing a low-ink printer friendly version which you can have for free when you buy the complete full colour edition.

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9 Responses

  1. Klaus says:

    I have just read it once, it is full of useful information and even “pretty”. 🙂

  2. Mick says:

    This is the best WW2 wargaming reference guide you’ll find and the best value too. If 1943-5 Western Europe is a period you game in then order it now, you won’t be disappointed. It is packed with detailed troop and armour formations at a level which is perfect for the wargamer. This is the first such guide in the series which will eventually cover all main theatres and periods of WW2. At just £10 it is an easy investment to make.

  3. Laffe says:

    Nice one, Rich. Looks splendid!

  4. Excellent work, Rich. Loaded with useful information for any mid-late WW II game in Western Europe and Sicily-Italy.

    There’s more information in one volume at a much lower price than others have put in 2 or more volumes. Amazing!

  5. Gary Barr says:

    Great value for a tenner.

  6. Simon Gaudin says:

    Good stuff & on my must get list when I get back to WWII

  7. Nick says:

    Just finished printing mine. Looks even better in hard copy – wasn’t until I had it in my hand to flick through that I fully appreciated the huge amount of info included! Really excellent presentation. All that and Historical accuracy as well – what more could you ask for.
    Well, except for “when’s the next one due out!”
    Great work Rich.



  8. Benito says:

    An excellent source of information, very useful even if playing other rules sets. An added attraction are the many non-mainstream units OOBs (Poles undewr British command, different French Units (including pro-fascists, Italians…) Really looking forward to have the East theater handbook soon!!!

  9. Gary says:

    Where the other supplements created? I cannot find any of them for sale or download…

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