Monday, September 2, 2013

Pre-order Warlord Games Pegasus Bridge Battle Set for Bolt Action

Continuing our theme on WWII and the Normandy Beach landings brings us to the new Pegasus Bridge Battle Set for Bolt Action from Warlord Games. The set contains everything you need to recreate the daring raid that paved the way for the Allied D-Day invasion.

In the opening minutes of the Normandy landings, the mission was to capture the Bénouville Bridge and the nearby Ranville Bridge in order to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the beaches, where Allied forces were storming ashore.

180 men, led by Major John Howard, landed close to their targets in gliders. Using the element of surprise, they were tasked with seizing and holding the bridges against the inevitable German counter attack. Bénouville Bridge was later renamed Pegasus Bridge, in reference to the shoulder emblem worn by the British Airborne forces.

Using the contents of the battle set, you can recreate the scene for this pivotal battle. The centerpiece is a laser-cut model of the bridge itself, accompanied by models of the Cafe Gondre, as well as a pill box, a gun pit and even two telegraph poles.

That's not all, a complete set listing includes:
    Laser-cut Bridge
    Laser-cut Cafe Gondres
    Resin Gun Pit
    Metal 5cm KwK 39 anti-tank gun and 3 crew
    Laser-cut Pillbox
    Metal German MG42 MMG team
    2 laser-cut telegraph poles (on the Cafe sheets)
    20 plastic German Infantry and plastic bases
    Major John Howard and plastic base (exclusive new model)
    10 man British Airborne squad and plastic bases
    2-man PIAT team and plastic bases
    Scenario booklet
    Decal sheets for the Paras and Heer

The Ham & Jam! Collector's Edition adds
    20 additional plastic German Infantry and plastic bases
    Marder III Ausf M
    Lord Lovat and Piper Millin metal miniatures
    20 plastic Commandos including weapon sprues
    6 resin sandbag emplacements (two make a single MG pit)
    4 Heer MG42 MMG teams
    6 dead livestock models
    Resin Sandbag emplacement for the top of the control tower
    10 laser-cut telegraph poles
    12 resin Dragon's teeth tank traps
    Pegasus Bridge Osprey book

The battle set will be released early to mid October and will run you 280 USD plus additional shipping costs. The Ham & Jam! Collector's Edition will run you 450 USD plus shipping.

Have a Great Battle!
The Old Crow

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