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...
'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.
Take the fight to the enemy with this new theatre book for Bolt Action. From the D-Day landings to the final battle for Berlin, this volume gives players everything they need to focus their gaming on these final campaigns in the European Theatre of Operations. Scenarios and special rules offer something for all Bolt Action players, regardless of the armies they collect.
Despite a spirited defence from the opening hours of the Normandy invasion in June 1944, Hitler’s forces in northern France were comprehensively defeated and forced to retreat westward. Although their position was strengthened considerably following OperationDragoon– the landing in southern France in August 1944 – the Allies were faced with considerable logistical problems as they advanced towards Germany, spreading their lines of communications and support thinner with every mile.
OperationMarket Garden, the massive airborne assault of September 1944, failed to meet its objectives and the momentum of the Allied advance was further threatened.
German forces were able to capitalize on this and with mounting pressure from the east as Soviet forces prepared for a winter offensive, Hitler decided to launch one last gamble – a massive counter offensive against the Allies in December 1944. The German assault (including 45-divisions) launched against American defenders dug in across the Ardennes region led to the largest single battle fought by the US Army in the entire twentieth century. The stakes could not have been higher for either side – for Germany it truly was a last attempt to avoid being completely overwhelmed by the Western Allies, whilst for the American forces bearing the brunt of the assault, there was a very real threat that a German breakthrough could have undone all of the successes since D-Day.
Code named OperationWatch on the Rhineby German forces, the initial successes of the campaign led to a worrying and distinctive bulge in the Allied front line, leading to the Allied press giving the offensive an immortal moniker:The Battle of the Bulge.
Inside Battle Of the Bulge
Battle Of The Bulge is a campaign expansion to Bolt Action & compatible with both 1st and 2nd editions. Crammed with scenarios, new units and new rules whilst still giving some historical background for context. Everything you need to explore one of the most complex series of engagements in the European Theatre of Operations is within the 124 pages of this full colour book.
The Battle Of The Bulge campaign book is divided into easy sections that take a brief look at a particular historical time frame, the combatants involved (including any special characters that made an appearance) - then move on to introduce the special Bolt Action scenario, with any special rule or new units clearly explained, along with the recommended force selectors to use when preparing your forces.
The 12 scenarios are overflowing with detail and cover actions that were happening just prior to and after the more famous 'Bulge' battles:
Scenario 1: Retreat Through the Mons Pocket The Aftermath
Scenario 2: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
Scenario 3: The Battle of St Vith
Scenario 4: The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge -featuring Grenadier Radfahrzug Squad
Scenario 8: The Battle of Foy -featuring First Lieutenant Ronald Speirs
Scenario 9: Bandit Country
Scenario 10: Fogged Out
Scenario 11: Defend The Bridge
Scenario 12: The Colmar Pocket
As you might expect when you're fighting battles in these extreme conditions the should be a few special rules included and of course we're happy to oblige with some familiar and some new to this campaign supplement such as:
Dug In - Foxholes, Trenches & Gun Pits
Chaos in Reserves
Battle of the Bulge really packs a punch looking at a huge amount of units, key commanders get special mentions throughout the book, plus new rules and Bolt Action entries for many
Just some of those mentioned include:
Rifle Grenade Adaptors
US Intelligence & Reconnaissance Platoon
9th Troop Carrier Command Pathfinders
326th Airborne Engineer Machine Gunners
333rd Field Artillery Battalion
First Lieutenant Jesse L Morrow of the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Grenadier Radfahrzug Squads
Sergeant José Mendoza López
US Army Military Police Corps Squad
kampfgruppe Peiper Reinforced Platoon list
SS-Sturmbannführer Joachim Peiper & Peiper’s Panther