Drawn from volunteers of Francoist Spain, the Blue Division operated on the Eastern Front as part of the German Wehrmacht in World War Two. Officially designated the Spanish Volunteer Army by the Spanish Army, and the 250th Infantry Division by the Wehrmacht. Though Spain, under the regime of Francisco Franco, remained a neutral power during the war, Franco sympathised with the Axis powers.
The unit participated in the Siege of Leningrad, but was withdrawn from the front in October 1943, though many chose not to, some forming the short-lived Blue Legion, or incorporated into other units like the Waffen-SS. They were singled out for praise by Hitler, receiving the “Spanish Volunteer Medal”, for displaying effectiveness in impeding the Red Army’s advance. The Red Army suffered 49,300 casualties in actions against the Blue Division.
This convenient bundle will set you well on the way to fielding this iconic legion in your Eastern front campaigns in Bolt Action. Clad in winter gear to battle not just the enemy, but the climate. The box includes 30 plastic infantry and a plethora of sprue options to build your core army.