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Blitzkrieg: The German Invasion of Poland and France 1939 to 1940 (Flames of War) [Hardcover]

Peter Simunovich , John-Paul Brisigotti , Phil Yates , Casey Davies , Vincent Wai
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  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd (Aug 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0986451495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986451492
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2.2 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 761,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Set for release in late August, Blitzkrieg: The German Invasion of Poland and France is the first Flames Of War supplement for Early-war. We take a sneak peek inside the book and provide a preview of what's to come.

It's hard to know where to start when writing the design notes for a whole new period! I guess that's the best place to start though - Early War is a whole new period. Making Early War feel and play very differently from the later periods was the key design goal in the whole process. At the same time we didn't want to change things unnecessarily. We wanted to keep things as much the same as we could. This means there are no major rules changes and that equipment that fought right through the war is generally the same as it is later in the war making it easy for players to transition to the new period.

That Early War Feeling

Part of the feeling we were seeking throughout the design process was the fast-moving sweeping battles of manoeuvre where massed tanks swept across the battlefield throwing the enemy into confusion. At the same time we wanted to show how the infantry, with far less support than they would later have, were able to form bulwarks against this tide of tanks, standing their ground for as long as they could keep their flanks secure.

Another part of the feeling we wanted to capture is the weird mix of experimental ideas, some of which worked and went on to become mainstream and some which were better left to quietly vanish into oblivion, mismatched doctrines and by later standards, ludicrously under-powered tanks. The weird equipment ranges from tanks with two or even three turrets, to light tankettes far smaller than a modern car, to heavy tanks barely capable of keeping up with a walking man, but armed with a single machine-gun, to fast cavalry tanks carried to the battlefield on trucks and trailers. I love the idea of trying to make these weird ideas actually work on the battlefield!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid 20 Nov 2010
By Gisli Jokull Gislason VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Flames of War
Having been a wargamer now for over 25 years the table top game Flames of War has taken me by surprise and outclasses all other games in the field. Of course it helps that I am also an armchair general with great interest in military history. The better you know the history the more fun the game is and the better you know the game the more sense military history becomes. For newcomers this book is not a complete game in itself, the game is played with minatures and you will need the core rulebook Flames of War - but if minature wargaming is your thing - then this is the best game I have played.

Blitzkrieg
The entry into Early War. This hard cover book covers the forces of Germany, Poland, France and England during the first months of World War 2. The lists include Armour, infantry and in some cases cavalry. Each nationality has uniuqe charateristics and plays differently. There are even Armoured Trains for the Polish - a left over from the Polish Soviet wars but not outdated and would be used afterwards by both sides on the Eastern Front.

The feel of Early War is very different than what we have experienced before in Mid and Late War. The tanks are little tin cans with weak armour which is o.k. since the Anti Tank capabilities are lacking as well. Shorter ranges and more manoeuver is required and the battles are intense.

Again Battlefront has brough part of World War 2 to life and even though I would have liked to see more there are a number of historical texts included in the book to bring back to life those dire days when most of Europe fell under the Nazi regime.

Overall a very good book and a good buy. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid 20 Nov 2010
By Gisli Jokull Gislason - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Having been a wargamer now for over 25 years the table top game Flames of War has taken me by surprise and outclasses all other games in the field. Of course it helps that I am also an armchair general with great interest in military history. The better you know the history the more fun the game is and the better you know the game the more sense military history becomes. For newcomers this book is not a complete game in itself, the game is played with minatures and you will need the core rulebook Flames of War - but if minature wargaming is your thing - then this is the best game I have played.

Blitzkrieg
The entry into Early War. This hard cover book covers the forces of Germany, Poland, France and England during the first months of World War 2. The lists include Armour, infantry and in some cases cavalry. Each nationality has uniuqe charateristics and plays differently. There are even Armoured Trains for the Polish - a left over from the Polish Soviet wars but not outdated and would be used afterwards by both sides on the Eastern Front.

The feel of Early War is very different than what we have experienced before in Mid and Late War. The tanks are little tin cans with weak armour which is o.k. since the Anti Tank capabilities are lacking as well. Shorter ranges and more manoeuver is required and the battles are intense.

Again Battlefront has brough part of World War 2 to life and even though I would have liked to see more there are a number of historical texts included in the book to bring back to life those dire days when most of Europe fell under the Nazi regime.

Overall a very good book and a good buy. Recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars LIGHTING STRIKES WITH THIS BOOK! 3 April 2011
By HISTORYMAN - Published on Amazon.com
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An Excellent edition to the FLAMES OF WAR wargaming system. Superb detail on early war units and recommended. Great to see something new other than usual NW Europe or Eastern Front! Now the war can really "begin" in historical context. This book was long overdue! Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great item. 1 Sep 2014
By Evelena Evans - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Item exactly as described - fast shipping too.
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