In May 1940, the Second World War took a turn which would change world history forever: the German armies invaded France across the neutral territory of Belgium and The Netherlands. Doing so they avoided the fearsome Maginot Line, behind which the French army, supposedly the best prepared of the era, felt safe and far from danger. France had surrendered against all expectations, in less than two months and the British Expeditionary Force had been evacuated by a near miracle at Dunkirk.
La Bataille de France 1940 recreates the events of those days and allows the players to reproduce the most famous battles of the Blitzkrieg on the Western Front. at a tactical level. Players take command of either the Allied or Axis forces (or can play solitaire) in the tactical battles of each scenario.
La Bataille de France 1940 represents the jump of the War Storm Series from the Spanish Civil War into World War 2. Based on the system originally used in A las Barricadas!, the first game in the War Storm Series, La Bataille de France 1940 incorporates new and adapted rules for the World War 2 era. The War Storm Series promises many hours of fierce fighting between the infantry, tanks, artillery and aircraft belonging to the armies enveloped in this conflict.
- 4 Isomorphic Maps
4 Sheets of Counters
6 Scenario Cards featuring 12 scenarios
2 Charts and Tables Cards
2 six-sided dice