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mgk416731 Mar 2024 11:42 p.m. PST

France 1940 brings with it an image of German tank hordes sweeping across open plains. In this scenario, the tables are turned: De Gaule's 4th Armoured Division with its own horde of tanks attempts to smash into a scratch German force protecting the flank of the German advance to the Channel.


colkitto01 Apr 2024 2:36 a.m. PST

Really impressive layout and models there!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2024 2:37 a.m. PST

What rules?

Achtung Minen01 Apr 2024 11:04 a.m. PST

Michael usually plays the most excellent Command Decision, if I am not mistaken.

BuckeyeBob01 Apr 2024 11:22 a.m. PST

Your game boards and collection of models are always a pleasure to view. Thanks for posting the game report

mgk416701 Apr 2024 11:46 p.m. PST

Thanks team, appreciate your on-going interest and support.

Gear Pilot02 Apr 2024 8:04 a.m. PST

What are the game board tiles made from?


mgk416702 Apr 2024 7:23 p.m. PST

Thanks 'Gear Pilot'. The small blocks are made from balsa wood and the larger are made from foam, specifically styrofoam insulation board. Both were chosen for their light weight, 'compressibility', so that they stay together, and so that pins etc can be stuck in them for trees. The beveled pieces that represent slopes and depressions are made from cardboard or are sawn and routered to shape. Quite laborious but allows an accurate and configurable gaming board that replicates quite closely actual terrain.

Steve BM02 Apr 2024 10:16 p.m. PST

A very impressive table and set up very realistic – you made me feel I was there. Thanks for sharing.

Rocco Siffredi05 Apr 2024 7:51 a.m. PST

Very unique aesthetic. Great blog, please keep adding to it. I for one appreciate that you take time to not only photograph the forces but also describe the different manufacturers used.

Aleranminis05 Apr 2024 6:30 p.m. PST

Great looking game Mike!! Where did you source your buildings? They look really convincing and seem like they would be easy to handle.


mgk416705 Apr 2024 9:44 p.m. PST

Thanks Pete. The buildings are a mix, all cardboard and paper. I like them because of their low weight and flexibility. They also allow an inner shell so you can fight through urban terrain. Have a look at Paper Terrain, Dave Graffam models and also Microtactix. Searching for any of these three should find them.

mghFond08 Apr 2024 7:42 p.m. PST

I have bought his France 1940 scenario PDFs and they are really very well done.

mgk416708 Apr 2024 8:27 p.m. PST

Thank you mghFond. I really appreciate the endorsement. Keep an eye out around 10 May – I will have the compendium on sale.

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