Played Saturday 8 May 2010, Dover

This is a megagame about the campaign in France and the Low Countries in the spring of 1940. The game will be prequelled by a planning game in early April, in which the high commands of all the participating nations develop their war plans.

These plans are then played out at all levels, from Army command right up to Cabinet and Head of State Level.

The game brings in the problems of alliance warfare for the Allies - joined together in some cases for the first time (Belgium and the Netherlands being unable to jointly plan with France and Britain prior to hostilities due to their neutral status).

The Germans, on the other hand are faced with the prospect of launching their new untried blitzkrieg doctrine against the strongest and best-equipped army in Europe (the French).
It is one thing to use this successfully against an outdated and numerically inferior enemy (in Poland) - quite another against an enemy numerically superior and with, in many cases, better technology. If this new doctrine fails to bring the campaign to a speedy conclusion, the Germans face the unwelcome prospect of a prolonged and bloody war of attrition - with all the attendent economic and political consequences that brings.

Images From the last game (held in Utrecht in 2009)
     
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The Main Game Briefings    

Game Handbook (pdf)

4 May 2010
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Control Handbook (pdf)
5 May 2010
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German Briefing (pdf)
14 April 2010
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British Briefing (pdf)
5 May 2010
79k
Netherlands Briefing (pdf)
5 May 2010
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Belgian Briefing (pdf)
7 May 2010
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French Briefing (pdf)
3 May 2010
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The Planning Game
German planning brief (pdf)
2 April 2010
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French Planning Brief (pdf)
13 April 2010
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British Planning Brief (pdf)
7 April 2010
121k
Belgian Planing Brief (pdf)
1 April 2010
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The Military Balance 1940 (pdf)
7 April 2010
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Planning Map (jpeg)
2 April 2010
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