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Battlegroup Tobruk Pre-Orders Up

Battlegroup Tobruk Pre-Orders Up

Postby Piers » 08 Mar 2017

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• BACKGROUND
A general overview of the early North Africa campaign, from the Italian invasion of Egypt, through the long siege of Tobruk, to Operation Crusader and the Afrika Korps' counterstroke that would bring them to the Gazala Line in early 1942. Also includes background on the invasion of Crete and the Italian campaign in East Africa.

• ARMY LISTS
Nine army lists designed to be played with the character of the principal combatants for North Africa and Crete: the Deutsche Afrikakorps, the Italian Ariete armoured division, Italian Infantry divisions to face British (and Commonwealth) armoured and infantry divisions. Also, the LRDG and Auto Saharan patrols.

For Crete, army lists for the 7th Flieger Division facing the Commonwealth's beleaguered defenders of the island.

Also includes rules for alterations to the army lists to play the battles of the East African campaign.

• SPECIAL RULES
New special rules to adapt the core Battlegroup rules to the North African battlefields. Recreating the character of desert fighting, with its dusty conditions, reliance on tank warfare and mobile formations, and the wearing effects of the harsh conditions, all helping to create games with the distinctive feel of the desert war.



The book is at the printers and we are expecting it at the start of April but you can pre-order now to get it 2-3 weeks before official release and receive a free 1/72nd Panzer III G,H sprue. PLUS every pre-order will be entered to a prize draw to win:-

1st Prize: £100 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2nd Prize: £50 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2 x 3rd Prize: £20 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits


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Re: Battlegroup Tobruk Pre-Orders Up

Postby ManderH » 08 Mar 2017

:good: I pre-ordered 2 copy's. Just to make sure there will be a next book. :grin:
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Postby Piers » 08 Mar 2017

Hah ha! Good stuff! :grin:
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Postby Munsterfan8 » 08 Mar 2017

Ordered. Have been eagerly looking forward to this one - VERY excited! :yahoo:
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Postby itchy1961 » 08 Mar 2017

ordered
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Re: Battlegroup Tobruk Pre-Orders Up

Postby Piers » 08 Mar 2017

Good stuff... cheers lads. :thumbsup:
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Postby zippyzed zoom » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered it too. Going to wait to see the army lists before I commit. Was looking at old glory ww2 Italians 15mm! Whats going on? A scale and army I never would have thought I'd be contemplating. Wish my club would see the glorious 20mm light! Going to be texturing up the other side of my battle boards in a sandy way.
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Postby Makulator » 09 Mar 2017

if i order 3 copy´s will i get 3 Pz III sprues? :grin:
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Postby ColonelBob » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered :yahoo:
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Postby Piers » 09 Mar 2017

I should hope so Mak!
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Postby waveydavey » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered. Could I use my BEF forces for Crete do you think? I don't know how the uniforms and equipment differed.
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Re: Battlegroup Tobruk Pre-Orders Up

Postby Piers » 09 Mar 2017

I did for playtest...
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Postby Powermonger » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered! I love BG books!
Personally I would not be able to play desert games for a few years (I have to build it up from zero, and nothing I already have is usable; models, figures, terrain), But i could squeeze a game or two at a friend´s table who has a desert table.

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Postby waveydavey » 09 Mar 2017

Piers wrote:I did for playtest...


Ok that's good enough for me. I've taken responsibility for Italians in my gaming group but that means starting from scratch so it's good that I'll be able to use The BEF figures in another theatre. They'll be standing in the grassy patches on Crete.
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Postby Piers » 09 Mar 2017

My FJ have a few grassy bases that they take to Crete with them...
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Postby jhw79 » 09 Mar 2017

Copy ordered (along with two other titles....) Will the Kursk book ever be reprinted?

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Postby Jacques » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered BGT and took the opportunity to also get BG Barbarossa and some other bits as well. :grin: :grin:

Unfortunately I will have to wait at least 3-6 months before I receive my parcel as South African customs is sloooowwwwww, bastards :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Postby Piers » 09 Mar 2017

jhw79 wrote:Copy ordered (along with two other titles....) Will the Kursk book ever be reprinted?

Thanks,

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Actually... we are working on that... annoucements if we have somethings sorted.
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Postby Tnkmodels » 09 Mar 2017

Ordered my copy mate,looking forward to this :thumbsup:
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Postby Historical Wargamer » 10 Mar 2017

Finally it is almost here. Been waiting since 2013 for this one.
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Postby Piers » 10 Mar 2017

Good things come to those who wait... as my dear old Nan used to say...
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Postby simon » 10 Mar 2017

Ordered and eagerly looking forward to this one.
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Postby MadAboutArmour » 10 Mar 2017

Ordered and hope to play at the BattleGroup South game day at Bovington in July.

Already got my accommodation booked !
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Postby CAG 19 » 10 Mar 2017

Ordered. For once I will NOT be collecting forces for both sides. My plastic pile has more than enough equipment for the DAK and my 15mm Peter Pig FJ are just waiting for Op Merkur
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Postby Carlson793 » 10 Mar 2017

I've spent the better part of the past two months gearing up for this book. Between Mel "The Terrain Tutor", the Forged in Battle sale that Major Tom pointed out, various Zvezda sales, an order from Dom's Decals, and some nice finds at my local Half Price Books, I think I'm just about ready to field my Africa Korps... Just about...
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