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D-Day British Forces In Normandy 1944

D-Day British Spotlight

D-Day British Spotlight
On june 6th, 1944 the allied forces launched one of the largest amphibious assaults ever. This book follows the British and Commonwealth forces that overcame the German defences and claimed Sword, Gold, and Juno beaches as well as the break out after. The forces in the book are broken down into three major groups: you have your Regular war weary units that form the backbone of your forces, you have your Desert Rat veterans and lastly you have your elite troops like the Commandos and Airborne units. These archetypes are perfect to build any list for D-Day and the break out.

D-Day British Spotlight...

British Desert Rats Squadron (BRAB13)

British Desert Rats Squadron (BRAB13)
The armoured squadron is the strike force of the British Army. With their exceptionally fast Cromwell tanks, the ‘Desert Rats’ have the ability to rapidly strike the enemy rear area and relentlessly pursue the slower enemy forces. This speed allows the armoured squadron to continually work around to the weaker flanks of enemy formations, always striking from the side rather than slogging their way up the middle.

British Desert Rats Squadron (BRAB13)...

Churchill Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX56)
The Churchill infantry tank is designed to move at a walking pace ahead of the infantry, knocking out enemy machine-guns as they advance, secure behind its heavy armour. A British infantry division can expect a full brigade of 180 of these powerful tanks attached to it in support of its attacks!

Churchill Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX56)...

Churchill Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX56)

Sherman Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX60)

Sherman Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX60)
Most of the British armoured divisions in Normandy were equipped with Sherman tanks. These reliable American-made tanks gave them a balance of firepower, armour, and mobility that they had long lacked.

Sherman Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX60)...

Stuart Recce Patrol (Plastic) (BBX58)
The Recce Patrol offers a fully tracked and fast tank that can keep in front of the main battle tanks and scout out possible ambush locations along the route of march. Lightly-armed and armoured, the Recce Patrol uses stealth and cunning to get close to and threaten the enemy.

Stuart Recce Patrol (Plastic) (BBX58)...

Stuart Recce Patrol (Plastic) (BBX58)

Cromwell Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX57)

Cromwell Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX57)
Armoured troops are designed for the attack. With their speed and hitting power they can easily roll over enemy formations after moving to the flank and engaging them. The hardhitting 17 pdr of the Firefly tank can take on the toughest German targets.

Cromwell Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX57)...

Universal Carrier Patrol (Plastic) (BBX55)
The Universal Carrier can be modified and used many ways hence its name. Some carriers were used as recon vehicles, others as MMG Carriers. The Wasp Carrier was modified to carry a hull mounted flame-thrower. Being mounted on a carrier means the Wasps can keep up with the troops and provide much needed fire support.

Universal Carrier Patrol (Plastic) (BBX55)...

Universal Carrier Patrol (Plastic) (BBX55)

Parachute Company (Plastic) (BBX49)

Parachute Company (Plastic) (BBX49)
The elite British paratroopers dropped on the flank of the D-Day landings to destroy German coastal guns overlooking the landings, and to capture vital bridges. Dispersed behind the enemy lines, they were able to regroup and secure their objectives under the most difficult conditions.

Parachute Company (Plastic) (BBX49)...

Rifle Company (Plastic) (BBX53)
The cornerstone of your force is your rifle platoons. You have your carriers, mortars, and anti-tank guns in support. When you need them, the colonel will give you support from machine-guns, heavy mortars, armour, artillery, and air power to make a true combined arms unit capable of both unremitting attack and aggressive defence.

Rifle Company (Plastic) (BBX53)...

Rifle Company (Plastic) (BBX53)

Airborne Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR814)

Airborne Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR814)
Armed with the incredibly reliable Vickers medium machine-gun, this platoon gives heavy, sustained fire support for your company. One of the machine-gun platoons located around Ranville has been used to provide indirect map fire for several units.

Airborne Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR814)...

Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR728)
Unlike many armies, the British Army has specialist machinegun battalions. These experts have perfected the use of the famous Vickers machine-guns, whether laying down a withering crossfire or or firing over the infantry’s heads supporting their attacks.

Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR728)...

Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR728)

Airborne 6 pdr Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (BBX51)

Airborne 6 pdr Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (BBX51)
Airborne companies by their very nature are lightly armed. German Panzers have the ability to make a meal of even the toughest troops if they are unsupported, so you need anti-tank assets with you on the ground and in action immediately. This is where the 6 pdr-armed airlanding anti-tank platoon comes to the fore. Landed in gliders, these guns can be deployed quickly to meet the German armoured resistance.

Airborne 6 pdr Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (BBX51)...

Airborne 75mm Light Troop (Plastic) (BBX50)
In order to make sure airborne forces have ready access to artillery support, the airlanding light regiment lands with its 75mm pack howitzers in Horsa gliders. Even when the field regiments of the Royal Artillery have made it off the beach, with so many competing demands for fire missions, the airborne troops expect to have to fend for themselves, so this integral light artillery support is essential.

Airborne 75mm Light Troop (Plastic) (BBX50)...

Airborne 75mm Light Troop (Plastic) (BBX50)

Airborne 3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR815)

Airborne 3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR815)
With six tubes at their disposal, the airborne mortar platoon is quite effective. Landing by glider, the platoon is quickly ready for action, providing the company with its own integral, highly mobile and accurate light artillery asset. Mortar bombs fly in a high-arcing trajectory, soaring over friendly troops and intervening terrain, to drop down onto the target from above. Unlike most other infantry weapons, they cannot conduct direct fire.

Airborne 3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR815)...

3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR729)
3-inch mortars provide effective fire support, keeping the Germans deep inside their foxholes as you assault their positions, or forcing them to hit the dirt as they approach your lines.

3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR729)...

3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR729)

Late War Unit Cards

D-Day: British 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: British Unit Cards (FW264U)...

6th 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. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

6th Airborne Gaming Aids...

6th Airborne Token & Objective Set (BR907)

6th Airborne Token & Objective Set (BR907)

D-Day British Gaming Aids (Direct Only)
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.Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

D-Day British Gaming Aids (Direct Only)...

British Decals (Late) (BR946)
The British Decals (Late) covers vehicle marking of the British and Canadian Armies fighting in North-Western Europe from the invasion of Normandy to the end of the war. It includes divisional insignias, tactical numbers and recognition markings for units such as the 7th Armoured Division, British Guards Divisions and the 4th Canadian Division plus many other armoured regiments and motor divisions.

British Decal (Late) (BR946)...
Late War British Decal Recognition Guide...

British Decal (Late) (BR946)
D-Day: British Command Cards pack

D-Day: British Command Cards (FW264C)

Contains 47 cards to enhance your force, field iconic warriors and cutomise your units. Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and strategems to the battlefield.

D-Day: British Command Cards (FW264C)...

The Big Four Of Late War

The Big Four Of Late War is an epic journey where four friends (and members of the Studio team) embark on the Late- War Journey, building new armies and expanding them over the coure of four (yes, four!) years.

 The Big Four Of Late War

The Big Four Of Late War – A Flames Of War Journey
Find out how the whole project started, who the Big Four are, and what the Late War Journey is over on the dedicated website.

The Big Four Of Late War...

Chris Townley's British Army
Join Chris as he builds his British Army over on the Big Four website. See what he is building and why. You can also find plenty of inspiration there if you are looking to building or paint your own British Force.

British Articles on the Big Four Website...

The Big Four Of Late War

Working With Thermo Plastic

Working With Thermoplastic
With the release of D-Day: British comes the first of our Thermoplastic figures, the British Airborne. Since Thermoplastic is a relatively new technology, and as working with it is slightly different to any of our other plastic figures, it’s worth taking you through a few primers on how Thermoplastic behaves and how you can get the most out of our new figures.

Working With Thermoplastic...

Slow and Steady – A New D-Day: British Force
Up until now, my Late War British forces have all been based on the 7th Armoured Division, but I’ve been thinking that might have to change. I love the Churchill tank almost as much as the Cromwell (they’re just so boxy!), and have had a passion for them since building the old Airfix kit as a kid (although I didn’t enjoy the twenty or more parts for each track assembly!).

Slow and Steady - A New D-Day British Force...

Slow and Steady – A New D-Day: British Force

Making Tracks

Evan’s Churchill Project
I started my Churchill company project shamelessly copying Chris Townley’s “Big Four” Churchill article. But after I’d painted the base coat and added some modulation I was looking at photos of Churchills in Normandy and noticed they were festooned in many cases with spare track and hessian camouflage strips. Each Churchill frame comes with two bits of spare track so I figured I’d need more bits for this project.

Evans Churchill Project....

Churchills On The Horizon
During the launch of Late War and the global Hobby League, Luke took the opportunity to build a Brtitish force using Churchills as the core. Now with the release of D-Day: British he is looking at how he can expand the force with some of the new options that are now available.

Churchills On The Horizon....

Churchills on the Horizon


D-Day British: Rotationals
Want to check out all of the releases from D-Day: British, then check out our latest rotationals video. It has all the new models and Unit Cards you can field – a great way to start planning out what models you might want to add to your army!


Unboxing The New Late War British Starter Force


OnTableTop Discussions
Join the guys from OnTableTop as they discuss the D-Day: British book and releases.




No Dice, No Glory

No Dice, No Glory - D-Day British Previews
Check out No Dice No Glory and their coverage of D-Day: British in the links below

Flames Of War D-Day British Spoiled...
Flames Of War D-Day British Airborne...
New Units from D-Day British...
For The King and the Country - Four lists you can try with the new D-Day British Book...
Battle Report "D-Day +2" D-Day British vs Germans, Free-For-All 100pts...


Breakthrough Assault - D-Day British Previews
Check out Breakthrough Assault and their coverage of D-Day: British in the links below

Breaching the line: Practical...
Guardsmen in Churchill Tanks...
Breaching the Line...
By Silk and Horsa - British Airborne Forces in V4...
Send in the "Toms"...
Battling Back Against the British...
The Thin Beige Line. Defence Brit Infantry...

Breakthrough Assault


Last Updated On Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Chris at Battlefront