This campaign book focuses on some of the key clashes fought in Normandy in the summer of 1944 as British, Canadian, Polish, and other Allied forces engaged in desperate battles against a dedicated and determined German opposition. As well as summarising the history, this book also details a number of scenarios inspired by the engagements within the Normandy campaign, and the special rules required to play them.
This book tells the story of the British and Canadian contribution to this monumental task, and the stoic German resistance they faced. It guides Bolt Action players from the latter stages of D-Day, beginning with the fierce fighting in the coastal towns off the beaches at Gold, Juno and Sword, through the violent clashes around the strategically vital city of Caen, and to the march against Germany itself.
Inside, you’ll find thirteen diverse scenarios, covering the action from the first pushes inland, to the dramatic climax of the campaign in the British & Canadian sectors during Operation Tractable. We’ve also included army lists for four of the campaign’s most important forces – the Canadian Army, the battle-hardened Commandos, the fanatical 12th SS Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’, and the Luftwaffe Field Division. These new army lists add a whole new dimension of play, allowing you to create themed forces for your campaigns in Normandy!
We’ve also included a whole stable of new special characters, including the VC-winning medic Corporal Frederick Topham, who put life and limb on the line to rescue wounded men, and the fanatical Kurt ‘Panzer’ Meyer, who earned his Iron Cross leading the Liebstandarte division’s reconnaissance battalion in Russia. These special characters are the perfect opportunity to theme your force further and make for amazing conversion opportunities.
Alongside Pre-Orders of the new book, you’ll also get a special edition miniature: CSM Stanley Hollis VC. Stanley Hollis received the highly prestigious Victoria Cross for his actions on D-Day – a distinction not bestowed to any other British or Commonwealth soldier for their actions in that day. Along with his company commander he was charged with investigating two German pillboxes that had been bypassed during the push up the beaches, from the first, he took all but 5 of the occupants prisoner, and through a combination of the use of his STEM gun and grenades forced the capture of 26 more Germans from the second. Later that very same day, he led an attack against a German field gun, though unsuccessfully. In the retreat, realised that two of his men had been left behind. With no regard for his own safety he went forward alone, a diversion allowing his men back to retreat safely. He displayed the utmost gallantry and saved the lives of many of his men.