Campaign: Market Garden complements the Bolt Action wargame system by providing information and scenarios for games set in the greatest airborne operation ever mounted...
For Bolt Action players Market Garden has it all – daring attacks, determined resistance and heroic last stands by American, British, German and Polish troops ranging from elite veteran paratroopers to novices and from obsolete armoured cars to King Tiger tanks.
This volume covers a very short space of time compared to other Bolt Action campaign books – just a matter of nine days in September 1944 – and is focused on a much smaller geographical area; a single narrow route through the Netherlands rather than a broad sweep of very variable terrain across several countries.
The fighting was incredibly intense; you’ll find bullets, blood, bombs, and bravery in abundance. The Allies struggled to keep the road open and the Germans struggled to cut it, so both sides engaged in attacks and counter-attacks over the same ground and therefore faced the same challenges.
Inside Campaign: Market Garden you'll flow through 116 pages full of glorious content, history, stunning art and photography, new rules and units! Here's just some of what you can expect:
Prelude to Market Garden
The Original Bolt Action Scenarios
Market Garden Forces (This section includes theAmerican Forces,British or Polish forces,British XXX corps,Resistance fighters, andGerman forces).
26 scenarios (including American scenarios,British Airborne scenarios,War in a small space: A Campaign Game,On To Oosterbeek...,Driel: Polish Airborne Scenarios,Hell’s Highway: The Road to The Reich,Space-Saving ScenariosandGoing Solo...
The Puma is, arguably, one of the best-looking armoured cars of WWII. A variant of the Sdkfz 234 it boasted a fully enclosed turret with a 5cm gun and thicker armour than other variants. Despite this additional armour the Puma was still capable of speeds greater than 50 miles per hour (that's 85km) and saw use as a scout vehicle from 1943 onwards on both Eastern and Western fronts, as even the thickened armour didn't offer much in the way of protection.
The fully enclosed turret of the Puma variant had a KwK 30 50mm gun.
Bolt Action stats
Type: Armoured Cars
Weapons: enclosed turret and medium anti-tank gun with co-axial MMG
'Armies of Germany 2nd Edition' is a supplement for our award winning tabletop wargame Bolt Action, and deals with the German Army of World War II. Within you will find background and details of the German Army’s organisation and equipment from the beginning of the war (the invasion of Poland in 1939) to the very end (the fall of Berlin in 1945).
Central to this book is its Army List. This includes all the information you will need to play games using the German Army. This large list details all the main troop types, vehicles and equipment fielded by the Germany Army during World War II. Alongside this main list are a number of Theatre Selectors, which give the force details for different periods and theatres of the war. These are not definitive, but are designed to give a theatre-specific flavour and character to a force. Over six years of fighting the German Army changed a lot, and many units and vehicles that were common in 1939 were obsolete by 1945 - and there were countless oddities and exceptions on every front. These sub-lists allow players to select forces suitable for the theatre in which they are playing.
German officers were capable and often experienced leaders. Junior officers were trained to undertake the role own immediate superiors, enabling them to use their intuition to take control of situations when necessary.
An officer unit consists of the man himself and can include up to 2 other men acting as his immediate attendants. Because of the high quality of the majority of German officers, the Bolt Action rules rate them as regular or veteran.
This splendid pack has four crucial men to make your squads perform.There are two Officers , a Captain and a Lieutenant, but either can be painted with the two models, the pack includes:
A classic German Officer, leaning forward with a pistol outstretched
A tough looking officer, in combat smock and tooled up with the fearsome Broom handle Mauser automatic and wooden stock.
A radio operator/forward observer who is lying down in cover whilst firing a signal flare from his Verey pistol, perhaps calling down a barrage or directing incoming Stukas...
The brave medic, with his red cross tabard and clutching his helmet to his head and his bag of tools, running to give help to the wounded that litter the battlefield.
The Sd.Kfz 222 Armoured Car was used a an armoured Scout vehicle issued to the Panzersphwagen squadrons of the Aufklrungs battalions.
It operated well throughout the conflict and on most theatres. Its 4 wheels drive gave it some versatility but the limited fuel capacity and poor off-road performance reduced its range and effectiveness in harsh environments like North Africa and Russia.
It mounted a 20mm gun alongside an MG 34 machine gun and the open turret enabled the main gun to be also used as in anti-aircraft role.
Even if this vehicle was eventually superceded by the Sdkfz 250, it could still be seen in operation till the end of the conflict.
Containing a single Sd.KLfz 251/1 "neue" ausf D half-track, the 'Late' version of the Hanomag, this easy to build, yet remarkably detailed, plastic boxed set gives your Panzergrenadiers mobility, a degree of protection and the supporting firepower of their MGs for and aft.
Box contains 1 plastic halftrack, leaflet and decal sheet
Containing a single Sd.KLfz 251/1 ausf C half-track, more popularly known as a 'Hanomag', this easy to build, yet remarkably detailed, plastic boxed set gives your Landsers mobility, a degree of protection and the supporting firepower of their MGs for and aft.
Box contains 1 plastic halftrack, leaflet, Bolt Action stat card, vehicle damage markers and a decal sheet
The Standard medium mortar for the Germans in WW2 was the Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective and accurate weapon that could provide long range, on call fire support. It's crew could carry it in 3 pieces: base plate, tube and bipod. With enough ammunition it could maintain a rate of fire of around 15 to 20 rounds per minute out to a maximum range of 2,400 meters.
The Königstiger (officially named the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B or Sd.kfz 182) more commonly known as the ‘King Tiger’ or ‘Royal Tiger’ by Allied troops, was a development of the fearsome Tiger I tank. Its introduction to hostilities in 1944 caused significant problems for the Allies but ultimately it saw action too late and in tew fewer numbers to have a game-changing impact on the war.
Packed with stunning detail as you would expect from an Italeri kit, this box contains:
One 1/56th scale hard plastic King Tiger heavy tank with options to build either the Henschel turret or the Porsche turret.
A detailed German tank commander.
A thorough and well-explained colour assembly and painting guide.
Full-colour waterslide decals.
A set of vehicle damage markers.
Bolt Action stat cards, ideal for quick referencing.
Deployed on both the Western and Eastern fronts, the King Tiger’s long 8.8cm gun had enormous operational accuracy with the ability to knock out any Allied tank frontally at ranges exceeding 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles), way beyond the effective range of any Allied tank gun.
Two turret designs were produced with Porsche and Henschel competing for the contract. As the first Henschel chassis rolled off the production line, only the turret originally destined for the rejected Porsche project were available. Fifty Porsche turrets were mounted to Henschel’s hull and used in action until the Henschel turret variant became available.
The first combat use of the King Tiger was during the battles in Normandy by 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion (s.H.Pz.Abt.503), opposing Operation Atlantic between Troarn and Demouville on 18 July 1944. On the Eastern front, its combat debut came on the 12th August 1944 by the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion (s.H.Pz.Abt.501) resisting the Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive, where it attacked the Soviet bridgehead over the Vistula River near Baranów Sandomierski.