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D-Day American Forces In Normandy 1944

Hit The Beach (FWBX09) Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
With a thunderous crash another shell smashes into the wall above you, showering your trench with rubble. Looking around, your entire position resembles a cauldron of fire—every roof ablaze, black smoke billowing into the night sky. As the echo of the blast dies away, the crack of rifle fire breaks out, and an ominous clanking and rumbling… Suddenly, out of the flames roars a Tiger tank! Leaping from your trench you run forwards. ‘Bazooka! Bazooka, now!’ Even as the din swallows your shouting, you see a trooper levelling his rocket launcher at the great beast’s tracks. It may not be enough. You are in command. Take control. What are your orders?

Hit The Beach (FWBX09)...

American Combat Command (USAB10)
The US Army fights as a combined arms force of tanks, infantry and artillery— an’ I do mean combined. Every infantry division has a battalion of tanks attached, We’ve got artillery, an’ lots of it, at every level. It’s kept well supplied so it can fire day and night. It’s said the US artillery fires more rounds in a day’n most German units can fire in a whole campaign. We’ve also got plenty of radios, at all levels of command, meanin’ we’ve got a versatility on the battlefield that the Germans can’t hope to match, an’ our allies can only dream of.

American Combat Command (USAB10)...

American Combat Command (USAB10)

M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX69)

M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX69)
The M4 Medium Tank, aka the Sherman, is the most iconic and ubiquitous American tank of WWII, with a total of more than 44,000 produced. By 1944 the tank was showing its age, but this didn't stop the tankers from adding modifications and upgrades to help them fight on.

M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX69)...

M5 Stuart Light Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX70)
The M5 is the second major version of the Stuart light tank. The new model has a bit more armour protection as well as an larger turret. The extra weight was handle

M5 Stuart Light Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX70)...

M5 Stuart Light Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX70)

Parachute Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX64)

Parachute Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX64)
All company commanders take pride in their units, but parachute company commanders take that even further. They expect more from their men and in return the officers are willing to give everything for the company.

Parachute Rifle Comapny (Plastic) UBX64...

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)
To the man, each soldiers of the parachute regiments is a highly trained and capable volunteer. They have undergone the most rigorous training available to earn their jump wings. A Parachute Rifle Company has the best troops in the US Army. They have excellent motivation, making them very reliable, and their superior training gives them flexibility in the field to ensure victory.

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)...

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

Assault Company (Plastic) (UBX86)

Assault Company (UBX86)
Due to the limited load capacity of the landing craft, every man is critical and the company's heavy weapons were distributed across several craft to minimise losses .

Assault Company (UBX86)...

Airborne Jeep Recon Patrol (Plastic) (UBX65)
The divisional reconnaissance group has two glider-landed reconnaissance platoons. Equipped with machine-gun-armed jeeps, they are ideal for scouting for enemy counterattacks or as part of a mobile reserve.

Recon Jeep Patrol (Plastic) UBX65...

Airborne Jeep Recon Patrol (Plastic) (UBX65)

Parachute 57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX67)

Parachute 57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX67)
The divisional anti-tank battalion has heavier British airborne 57mm (6 pdr) guns landed in British Horsa gliders and an excellent example of inter-allied cooperation! The heavier guns give the division real punch when the panzers start rolling.

Parachute 57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX67)...

57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX81)
Rifle companies have excellent anti-tank guns and bazookas to keep the tanks at bay. Your 57mm guns are for point defence of vulnerable areas. Dig them in behind terrain so the enemy can’t see them and wait for the enemy to drive into your kill zone.

57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX81)...

57mm Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX81)

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)
Vital to the survival of the airborne division is the air-transportable parachute field artillery battery equipped with the M1A1 75mm pack howitzer. Each gun can be broken down into nine parachute loads. These are all tied together and dropped as a single aircraft load. If all goes well, they’ll still be all together on landing. The bundles can be quickly located by the crew and assembled so as to go into action in support of the parachute infantry regiments immediately.

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)...

105mm Cannon Platoon (Plastic) (UBX82)
The M3 105mm howitzer offers good punch in a light-weight package. While its bombardment range is not as good as the M2A1 field howitzer, it makes up for that with superior mobility and its ability to be transported by glider.

105mm Cannon Platoon (Plastic) (UBX82)...

105mm Cannon Platoon (Plastic) (UBX82)

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

Parachute Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US794)
As the battle develops, you’ll want access to more and more fire support to take your objectives. Always the first to respond are the M1 81mm mortars of the battalion’s mortar platoon. Quick to deploy, mobile and accurate, it’s likely these men will have fired their whole mission before the big boys on the beach will have gotten the sand out of their radios.

Parachute Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US794)...

82nd Airborne Gaming Aids
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

82nd Airborne Gaming Aids...

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

101st Airborne Gaming Aids
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

82nd Airborne Gaming Aids...

D-Day American Unit Cards
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Late War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.

D-Day: American Unit Cards(FW262U)...

Late War Unit Cards

Matt's Paras

Matt's Paras
I had only dabbled in the Americans previously, I had built a small platoon from the hard plastic range and thought this release would be perfect to expand them into a fully fledged army. Time to dig out Band of Brothers methinks.

The first stage is to get my company HQ and additional platoons assembled and painted

Matt's Paras...


Click here to Go to the D-Day American Live Launch...

D-Day American Live Launch
On July 6th 2019 we launched 
D-Day: American. Even though it is over you can still check out everything we put up in the link below.

Click here to Go to the D-Day American Live Launch...


Last Updated On Monday, January 1, 0001 by Luke at Battlefront