WWII had many tense moments and battles. Exploiting gaps in enemy lines. Covert missions. Desperate defensive actions. In this scenario new Bolt Action scenario from Warlord Games, the British assault the Germans around the town of Villers-Bocage. Can their tanks turn the tide of battle? That's up to you (and your dice) to decide.
From the article:
Desperate to exploit a gap in the German lines and break the deadlock around Caen, British armoured units are racing towards the town of Villers-Bocage. If their tanks can punch through the German screen, they will be able to encircle the veteran Panzer-Lehr division blocking the route south – forcing them to withdraw or be completely destroyed.
The British flying column is composed of nimble Stuart and Cromwell tanks, backed up by the up-gunned Sherman Fireflies. Interspersed between the tanks are trucks and troop carriers, loaded down with infantrymen from the Rifle Brigade. Big cats stalk the German countryside – a group of Tiger tanks from the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion, commanded by the Black Baron – tank ace Michael Wittmann have raced forward to prepare an ambush for the advancing British.
The Axis heavy tanks pose a significant threat to the flying column. Combining the element of surprise with their heavy armour and superior firepower, they may be able to completely blunt the British assault.
This scenario is a fantastic way to try out the Tank War supplement, and re-fight a key tank battle of the Normandy campaign. You could even use this scenario as a jumping-off point for a whole Tank War campaign, creating your own tank aces and a narrative worthy of any war movie!