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Allied Deception Prior to D-Day

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the German assessment of Allied divisions in the UK prior to D-Day.Continue Reading

Sword Beach

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the events on Sword Beach.Continue Reading

Gold Beach

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the events on Gold Beach.Continue Reading

D-Day Assaults

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45.Continue Reading
As wargamers, one way we can commemorate historic events is by recreating them on the tabletop. As such, we wanted to share the first scenario from the new Bolt Action supplement, letting you recreate an SAS landing from Operation Titanic on the morning of 6 June, 1944. Continue Reading
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seabourne invasion in history. In this series of blogs we will be looking at some of the weaponry and machinery utilized during the landings and the fighting that followed, starting with the Swimming Sherman and Sherman Crab Flail Tank.Continue Reading
At the end of June we'll be publishing a new Bolt Action Campaign book focusing on Operation Overlord, allowing players to recreate crucial battles, from the scaling of Pointe-du-Hoc and the assault on Pegasus Bridge, to the landings on the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches. This week we're taking a look at the German troops that attempted to beat back the Allied invasion, giving you useful references to help you prepare your forces.Continue Reading
We're delving back into Osprey Publishings extensive military history backlist to take a look at how US troops were equipped for Operation Overlord!Continue Reading
At the end of June we'll be publishing a new Bolt Action Campaign book focusing on Operation Overlord, allowing players to recreate crucial, battles from the scaling of Pointe-du-Hoc and the assault on Pegasus Bridge, to the landings on the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches.Continue Reading
June 25 1944 saw the Allies launch an attack against Fort du Roule, which sat on a rocky hill overlooking Cherbourg. The defences of the 19th century fort had been substantially reinforced from 1942-44, with an elaborate set of gun casemates carved into the cliff-face. It would be a difficult obstacle for the Allies to overcome, but if they wanted to take the crucial port they had no choice...Continue Reading

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