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Armies of France and the Allies

Armies of France and the Allies Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review February 2014 Title Armies of France and the Allies
Author Warlord Games Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2013 ISBN 9781780960920
Format 108 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95

Book Review

Osprey's handy little "Bolt Action" wargaming titles continue with a handbook on the Armies of France and the Allies.

Prepared in cooperation with Warlord Games, this sixth installment recaps personnel, equipment, tactics and operations of seven forces:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Greece and
  • "Partisans"

Chapters follow Osprey's proven prescription, summarizing unit structures, artillery, armor, support vehicles and combat theaters.  Color uniform & equipment plates, action paintings, and models illustrate text.

Dealing with World War II's "minor" powers, this compact little compendium perfectly complements Armies of Italy and the Axis – companion installment in Osprey's growing series. Armies of France and the Allies also joins other "Bolt Action" books on World War II American, British, German and Soviet forces.

"Serious" modeler?  Introducing others to military history?  Don't discount Osprey's handy "Bolt Action" series.  They're great thumbnail references.


My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!