When IABSM v3 was published, two late war handbooks quickly followed: Battle for Liberation and Vpered Na Berlin. I am very pleased to say that today sees the publication of the first of the v3 early war handbooks: Blitzkrieg in the West #1: The French.
The handbook is 73 pages long, and covers the French Army from 1939 to the fall of France in 1940. It has twenty-nine force listings in it, all looking at core company structure and then the possible battalion, brigade, regimental, divisional and higher level supports. It also has a guide to rating your French forces, and a comprehensive armoury.
Available only as a pdf from the TooFatLardies website, Blitzkrieg in the West #1: The French costs £8.40.
Handbooks covering the BEF, the Belgians and Dutch, and the Germans follow one per month in March, April and May this year.
Blitzkrieg in the West #1: The French contains the following lists:
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
Reserve Armoured Division DCR Heavy Tank Company DCR Light Tank Company BCP Fusilier Company
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