Advanced Search

Blitzkrieg in the West 1940. 7 Wargame Scenarios. The Battles for Abbeville and the Somme
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Blitzkrieg in the West 1940. 7 Wargame Scenarios. The Battles for Abbeville and the Somme

Watermarked PDF

These 7 wargame scenarios feature the battles for the operationally significant Somme crossing at Abbeville, and other actions on the Somme near Abbeville. 

Abbeville, an important crossing of the Somme near the Channel Coast, had been captured by the Germans on 20 May and then, as the panzers moved north towards Dunkirk, had been handed over to follow on troops. By 28 May the bridgehead to the south was defended by the 57th (Saxon) Infantry Division. The bridgehead was vital for the Germans for the second major offensive, Fall Rot, and the Allies chose Abbeville as the spot for a major effort to counter attack the Germans. The stage was set for bitter fighting.

This pack includes scenarios for three major French attacks and two British against the Abbeville bridgehead. It also includes an action by the British 1st Armoured Division to the east of Abbeville as it tries to secure other crossings of the Somme, and one other scenario as the British 51st (Highland) Division faces the opening moves of the German offensive on 5 June.

These scenarios have detailed maps and organisations for battles and are designed for wargamers who enjoy their history as much as their gaming. All scenarios include the actual map from 1940, accurate forces and real battles. These are highly detailed and well researched games.

The PDF preview details the scenarios included. Note that these scenarios are drawn from Blitzkrieg in the West Volume I and II. You can see all products available, including Volumes I and II, by clicking on the link to MGKMilsims 

Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
File Size:
4.22 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
January 16, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on January 16, 2020.
MGK Military Simulations