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The Battle of France 1940

A strategy board game based on the invasion of France and the Lowlands in 1940.

The Battle of France was the first great tank battle, and perhaps the first major battle, of World War II. France was to become the proving grounds that Germany’s Panzer tank divisions were to become feared on.

No one suspected a strategic pincer attack from the Ardennes forest, but rather through the Maginot Line. Nearly everyone believed that the Maginot Line would be the ultimate wall of defense against Germany. Heinz Guiderian was the exception. His ground breaking idea of mechanized warfare created World War II. Here is where he would show the world the strength of a concentrated attack force and how an entire nation could be brought to its knees by a swift, decisive strike.

In Battle of France 1940 you play the role of either Guiderian or Charles De Gaulle. You make the decisions; Will you attack Dunkirk and cut off the British? Can you defend Paris against the ever growing German armies? Will your men continue to fight despite massive casualties and declining morale? How will you deal with supply shortages?

Combat cards simulate fog of war and new challenges to face your troops every round. Unique rules mimic the Blitzkrieg system of warfare and special combat features include divisional singularity, tank superiority, air support and retreat rules. Also featuring special territories showcasing the historic elements of the Ardennes Forest and the Maginot Line.

Battle of France 1940 is filled with factors beyond your control. However, the heart of the game is in how you position your forces so that the industry, morale and equipment of your opponent is destroyed, captured or commandeered.

Can you shape the fate of the world in a few short hours?

COMBAT UNIT MINIATURES AND MULTIPLIER CHIPS NOT INCLUDED

* 12/07/2020 Update: Changed box size = less wasted space + reduced pricing! *

Components

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Why buy this?

  • Variable 'fog of war' events change the landscape of battle
  • Blitzkrieg, divisional singularity and tank superiority
  • Historical importance of Ardennes Forest and Maginot Line

Requirements

90-120
2-3
18+

Vitals

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Publish Date May 08, 2020
Edition Revised
Department Board Games
Genre War
Theme Combat
Setting World War II
Primary Mechanic Area Control
If You Like Axis & Allies
More Info The Battle of France 1940 web site

Notes

  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork

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