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Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of France is the latest supplement to the World War II Wargames Rules, allowing players to take command of the bitter fighting for France, and to refight the key battles of this campaign. The extract below is taken from the introduction, setting the scene for what is to come!Continue Reading
On 9 March 1831 King Louis-Phillipe signed an ordinance bringing the French Foreign Legion (Légion Étrangere) into existence. Since then they have fought in wars across the globe, serving courageously in both World Wars alongside a plethora of other conflicts. To mark the 185th anniversary we will be delving into our backlist to examine the French Foreign Legion through the ages...Continue Reading

Osprey's World Tour - France

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Osprey's World Tour sees us delving into our extensive backlist of books as we explore the globe through military history. Today's destination - France!Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. Here is the final instalment, a stunning illustration of Henry V diving into the fray...Continue Reading

Agincourt 600: The Killing of the Prisoners

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Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. The third and final stage of the narrative looks at the controversial events that occured at the end of the Battle of Agincourt - the massacre of the French prisoners...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. In this second part we join the narrative as the vulnerable and half-beaten French first battle march on towards their English opponents...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you, starting with a look at the first phase of the battle - the English advance and French cavalry charges...Continue Reading

World War I - The Countdown to War

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On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Over the next few days the great nations of Europe would charge into the First World War, a cataclysmic conflict that has left scars across the continent that are still visible to this day...Continue Reading

5 Weapons from the Napoleonic Wars

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Waterloo Week has come to a close. We tried not to go too overboard, and hope you enjoyed the Twitter chronology, background and the other bits and bobs we put together. To finish our celebrations of Waterloo here are 5 weapons from the Napoleonic Wars...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Fall of Paris

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On June 14 1940 Paris fell under German occupation. France, one of largest powers in Europe, had been defeated in less than seven weeks by the mighty German Wehrmacht...Continue Reading

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