Help support TMP

"Yet more action in Northern France 1940" Topic

7 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Battle Reports Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land
World War Two at Sea

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

Small Scale Ships with M.Y. Miniatures

Mal Wright Fezian's first experience with 1:4800 scale naval models.

Featured Profile Article

War at Sea: Task Force Preview

Paul Glasser previews the upcoming expansion set for War at Sea.

Current Poll

635 hits since 5 Oct 2018
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

rsutton05 Oct 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

Northern France, and yet again the BEF is on the back foot link

Kind regards

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

Very nice game and campaign.

Legion 406 Oct 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Great looking models & table ! The France '40 battles are some of my favorite to study and game.

rsutton06 Oct 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. The BEF are quite challenging to use as the OOBs lack that meaty support that develops as the war progresses. The armoured division is definitely light weight. I usually prefer the infantry division or with an independent tank brigade in support. Offers more options.

Kind regards

monk2002uk07 Oct 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

Alternatively, you can choose to be the German commander ;-)


mgk416707 Oct 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Hmmm. If you want to model the UK 1st Armoured Division in France 1940 with some accuracy then:

don't include any artillery. Its artillery units had sailed with the main part of the BEF and fought separately from the division.

don't include any infantry. Its infantry fought separately at Calais

most of the tanks won't have their machine guns.

the close support tanks won't have ammunition for their 3" guns

It was a debacle. But no harm in playing what-if games….



rsutton07 Oct 2018 3:45 p.m. PST


Yes .. an amazing sequence of events. We are more correctly 'playing games' using cool 1940 models rather than recreating the actual 1940 campaign. It's what my old army unit commander would have called a 'right Bleeped text's muddle'. LOL
Kind regards

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.