Campaign D-Day British & Canadian Sectors: British/Canadian Infantry Pre-Order Bundle

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Please note this is a pre-order product and is due to be released April 2021.

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Pre-Order a box of the brand new plastic British & Canadian infantry alongside the Campaign D-Day: British & Canadian sectors book and claim a free special edition miniature! British & Canadian Army infantry (1943-45): The new plastic kit for the British and Canadians is fantastically detailed and allows for myriad...

Pre-Order a box of the brand new plastic British & Canadian infantry alongside the Campaign D-Day: British & Canadian sectors book and claim a free special edition miniature!

British & Canadian Army infantry (1943-45): The new plastic kit for the British and Canadians is fantastically detailed and allows for myriad customization options. Our customer service boffins worked out that there are a possible 396 variations that can be made BEFORE the consideration of optional heads and additional accessories such as maps, waving arms and binoculars.

The new kit is packed with optional extras, with head options for steel helmets, assault helmets and Tam o’shanter caps (for Scottish or Canadian troops), as well as weapons including: Lee Enfield No 4 rifle, Bren light machine gun, Sten sub-machine gun, 2-inch light mortar, PIAT anti-tank projector, Webley service revolver and Mills Bombs, additional accessories and command options.

A British infantry squad was referred to as a section. It normally consisted of ten men and was divided into a separate rifle group and Bren group. Each section was led by a corporal armed with a rifle or pistol and included a lance corporal who was in charge of the Bren group. All the section members apart from the corporal carried ammunition for the Bren – 700 rounds in 25 magazines in all. In addition, all men carried grenades.

As the war progressed, additional weaponry was acquired. The section leader and/or second in command would be issued with Thompson or Sten submachine guns (though these were sometimes quietly ‘lost’ to avoid making themselves obvious targets for snipers). Late in the war a second Bren was added to many Veteran sections, whether this was officially part of their issue or not.

Canadian infantry sections were organised in the same way as their British counterparts. From 1943–45, due to the Canadian practice of employing MMGs and HMGs on Universal Carriers, spare Bren guns also became available to some infantry sections. All three Canadian infantry divisions were trained to conduct amphibious landing operations. Canadians participated in landings at Dieppe, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Breskens Pocket and the Rhine crossing. 3rd Canadian Infantry Division conducted so many amphibious assaults they earned the nickname ‘The Water Rats’ from Field Marshal Montgomery.

Campaign D-Day: British & Canadian Sectors tells the story of the British and Canadian contribution to the monumental task of the liberation of France, and the stoic German resistance they faced. It guides Bolt Action players from the latter stages of D-Day, beginning with the fierce fighting in the coastal towns off the beaches at Gold, Juno and Sword, through the violent clashes around the strategically vital city of Caen, and to the march against Germany itself.

Inside, you’ll find thirteen diverse scenarios and army lists for four of the campaign’s most important forces – the Canadian Army, the battle-hardened Commandos, the fanatical 12th SS Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’, and the Luftwaffe Field Division. These new army lists add a whole new dimension of play, allowing you to create themed forces for your campaigns in Normandy!

Special Miniature: Stanley Hollis VC. Stanley Hollis received the highly prestigious Victoria Cross for his actions on D-Day - a distinction not bestowed to any other British or Commonwealth soldier for their actions in that day. Along with his company commander he was charged with investigating two German pillboxes that had been bypassed during the push up the beaches; from the first, he took all but 5 of the occupants’ prisoner, and through a combination of the use of his STEM gun and grenades forced the capture of 26 more Germans from the second. Later that very same day, he led an attack against a German field gun, though unsuccessfully. In the retreat, realising that two of his men had been left behind, with no regard for his own safety he went forward alone. This diversion allowed the two to retreat safely. He displayed the utmost gallantry and saved the lives of many of his men during his service.

Model supplied unassembled and unpainted

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