War in Western Europe

Battle of France

initial invasion of France, Germany swept west  Incurring Into French Territory

Occured between May-june-1940

Belligerents: Germany vs The United Kingdom and France

 

 Axis Ground Forces

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

Heer

Light Tank :Pz 35(t)/ Pz 38(t) A/Pz II C

Medium Tank : Pz IV C / Pz IV E / Pz III B / Pz III E

Tank Destroyers : Stug A /Panzerjager 1

Allied Ground Forces

La France: La Troisième République

Armée de terre:

Light Tank: FCM 36/H35 /H39/ R39 / AMC.35

Medium Tank: S35

Heavy Tank: Char B1 Bis/ Char B1 Ter

Tank Destroyer AMR 35 ZTR

United Kingdom

British Expiditionary Force:

Cruiser Tanks: A-13 Mk.I / A13 Mk.II

Infantry Fighting Tank: Matilda II,

Axis Air Forces

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

Luftwaffe:

Fighters: Bf109 E Series 

Heavy Fighter: Bf110 C-4

Dive Bombers: Ju87 R-2/ Ju87 B-2  / Hs-123

Bombers: Ju88 A1/ Ju88 A-4 / Do-17 Z2 / He 111 H3

 Allied Air Forces

La France: La Troisième République

Armée de L’air

FightersC-714 / D.510 / D.520 / MS.406 H-75 A-1 / H-75 A-4  

Bombers: DB-7 / Potez 630 / Potez 631 / Potez 633 / M.167 / Leo 451

Heavy bombers: F.222/ F.223

Recon Bomber: MB174

Naval bombers:V156

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force Component of the British Expeditionary Force:

Figher: Spitfire Mk Ia / Hurricane Mk I/L

Bomber: Blenheim IV

Advanced Air Striking Force (AASF):

Figher: Hurricane Mk IL  / Spitfire Mk Ia

Bomber: Blenheim IV

Light Bomber: Fairey Battle ( Replace With V-156 B1)

Vehicles not present in WarThunder

It is important to note that during this battle a large number of mechanized fighting vehicles were used on both sides, However due to WarThunder not having incorporated Armoured Cars they are unable to be included in this mission.

Axis

Tanks:

PanzerKampfwagon I

 Allied

Tanks:

R35 / Matilida Mk 1 (A11) / FCM-2C / Char D1/ Panhard Armoured Cars

Planes:

Fairey Battle/ M.B 152

Area of Conflict

 Region

Located at the french boreder the battle of france took place as german forces swept through belgium and into france.

 

Hurtgen Forest

British Expeditionary Forces incure into German terriorty Prior to the invasion of france

Maginot Line

French forces hold the Line and defend strategic Points.

Ardennes

Overwehlming German forces pass through belgium as unprepared french forces attempt to fight back

Fields of Normandy

British forces are pushed to the beach while french forces struggle to hold their ground.

Ground Forces In combat

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

 Cannon

Ammunition

Optic Sight

La France: La Troisième République

Cannon

Ammunition

Optic Sight

 

Panzerkampfwagen II C

Reserve

20mm KwK30

Pzgr / Pzgr 40 / Pzgr APHE

T.Z.F. 4(38)

germ_pzkpfw_ii_ausf_c.png

Char De Cavalerie Somua S35

1.3

47mm Sa35 L/32

Mle1935/ Mle1935 HE

30/20

Fr_L_731

 fr_somua_s35.png

Panzerkampfwagen III B

Reserve

37mm KwK36

PzGr / PzGr 40

T.Z.F. 5a

germ_pzkpfw_iii_ausf_B.png

Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modèle 1935       (AMC 35)

1.7

47mm Sa35 L/32

Mle1935

Fr_L_731

fr_amc_35.png

Panzerkampfwagen III E

1.7

36mm KwK 36

PzGr / PzGr 40

T.Z.F. 5a

germ_pzkpfw_iii_ausf_e.png

 Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance Renault Modèle 35 Type ZT3

1.0

25mm Sa34 L/72

Mle1935 TP (Ch.F)

60

Fr_L_700

fr_amr_35_zt3.png

Panzerkampfwagen IV C

1.3

75mm Kwk 37

K.Gr.rot Pz/ Hi.Gr 38B/ Spgr 34 / K.Gr.rot nb.

T.Z.F. 5b

germ_pzkpfw_iv_ausf_c.png

 Char léger Modèle 36 FCM

1.0

37mm Sa18 L/21

Mle1937 / Mle1892

Fr_L_739

fr_fcm_36.png

Panzerkampfwagen IV E

2.0

75mm Kwk 37

K.Gr.rot Pz/ Hi.Gr 38b/  Hi.Gr 38c / Spgr 34 / K.Gr.rot nb.

T.Z.F. 5b

germ_pzkpfw_iv_ausf_e.png

Char léger modèle 1935 H (H.35)

Reserve

37mm Sa18 L/21

Mle1937 / Mle 1892

20/40

Fr_L_739

fr_hotchkiss_h35.png

Panzerkampfwagen 35(t)

Reserve

37mm KwK 34(t)

Pzgr. 34(t) /  Pzgr.40 / Pzgr.(t) umg

T.Z.F. 43t

germ_pzkpfw_35t.png

Char léger Hotchkiss 1939 modèle H (H.39)

1.3

37mm Sa38 L/33

Mle1938

60

Fr_L_767

fr_hotchkiss_h39.png

Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) A

1.3

37mm KwK 38(t)

Pzgr. 34(t) /  Pzgr.40 / Pzgr.(t) umg

T.Z.F. 43(t)

germ_pzkpfw_38t_ausf_a.png

Char léger Modèle 1939 R

1.0

37mm Sa38 L/33

Mle 1938

Fr_L_767

fr_renault_r39.png

PanzerJager I

1.7

47mm Pak.(t)(sf.)

pzgr.36(t) / Pzgr.40

Zfl. Z.F. 1a

germ_panzerjager_1.png

Char de Bataille B1 Bis

2.0

47mm Sa35 L/32

Mle1935 / Mle 1935 He

Fr_L_762

75mm Sa35  L/17

Mle1910M / Mle1915

Fr_L_710

fr_b1_bis.png

Sturmgeschutz III A

2.3

75mm StuK37

K.Gr.rot Pz/ Hi.Gr 38b/  Hi.Gr 38c/Spgr 34 / K.Gr.rot nb.

Zfl. Z.F. 1a

germ_stug_III_ausf_A.png

Char de Bataille B1 Ter

2.3

47mm Sa35 L/32

Mle1935 / Mle 1935 He

Fr_L_762

75mm Sa35  L/17

Mle1910M / Mle1915

Fr_L_710

 fr_b1_ter.png

Leichter Panzerspähwagen

Sdfkz.221

1.3

28/20 mm s.Pz.B.41

2.8/2cm pzgr.41

30

?

?

Citroen Kegresse P.7.T

1.3

4x 13.2mm Hotchkiss Mle 1930 fr_citroen_kegresse_p4t.png

United Kingdom

Cannon

Ammunition

Optic Sight

Mark IV A13 Mk.I

Reserve

40mm QF 2-Pounder

Shot Mk.I AP / Shot Mk.I APCBC

N0.30 (AP/APCBC)

uk_a_13_mk1.png

Mark IV A13 Mk.II

1.3

40mm QF 2-Pounder

Shot Mk.I AP / Shot Mk.I APCBC

N0.30 (AP/APCBC)

uk_a_13_mk2.png

Mark IV A13 Mk.II 1939

1.7

40mm QF 2-Pounder

Shot Mk.I AP / Shot Mk.I APCBC

N0.30 (AP/APCBC)

uk_a_13_mk2_1939.png

Infantry Tank Mk.II A12 ‘Matilda’ II

 2.7

 

40mm QF 2-Pounder

Shot Mk.I AP / Shot Mk.I APCBC / Shell Mk.II

Basic Sight

uk_a_12_mk_2_matilda_2.png

 Canon Automoteru DE 75mm SAu 40

2.0

APX 75mm

Mle1910M / Mle1917

Fr_l_710

fr_somua_sau40.png

 

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

Rank

Ordanance

La France: La Troisième République

Rank

Ordanance

Messerchmitt BF 109 E-1 2.0 bf-109e-1.png Dewoitine D.510 1.3 d_510.png
 Messerchmitt BF 109 E-3 2.7 bf-109e-3.png Caudron C.R.714 1.7 caudron_cr714.png
Messerchmitt BF 110 2.7 bf-110c-4.png Hawk 75 A1 1.7 h-75a-1_france.png
Henschel Hs 123 1.3 hs-123a-1.png Hawk 75 A4 2.0 h-75a-4_france.png
Junkers Ju 87 B-2  1.7 ju-87b-2.png Moraine-Saulnier M.S406 2.0 ms_406c1.png
Junkers Ju 87 R-2  2.0 ju-87r-2.png Dewoitine D.520  2.7  d_520.png
Junkers Ju 88 A-1 2.0 ju-88a-1.png Potez 630 1.7 potez_630.png
Junkers Ju 88 A-4  2.0 ju-88a-4.png Potez 631 2.3 potez_631.png
Dornier Do 17 Z-2  1.7 do_17z_2.png Potez 633 2.0 potez_633.png
He 111 H3 1.7 he-111h-2.png Douglas Bomber DB.7 2.3  db_7.png
Glenn Martin M.167 2.3 maryland_mk1_france.png
Lioré-et-Olivier LeO 451 3.0 leo_451_early.png
Bloch M.B 174 2.7 mb_174_a3.png
Farman F.222.2 1.3 f_222_2.png
 Farman F.223.3 2.3 nc_223_3.png
Vought v-156-F 1.3 v_156_f.png

 United Kingdom

 Rank

ordanance

 
Hawker Hurricane MkI/L 2.3  hurricane_mk1.png
Supermarine Spitfire MkIa 2.7  spitfire_mk1.png
Bristol Blenheim IV 2.0  blenheim_mkiv.png
V-156-B1 1.3 v_156_b1.png

Battle of Hannut

 12 May 1940

Belgium

Forces Break down

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 
3rd Panzer Division

3rd Panzer Division logo.svg

65% PzKpfw II

21% PzKpfw III

13% PzKpfw IV

Légères Mécaniques A

Regiment de Combat (RC)

51% S35

34%  H35

 15%H35 R

4th Panzer Division

4th Panzer Division logo.svg

62% PzKpfw II

24% PzKpfw III

14% PzKpfw IV

Légères Mécaniques B

Regiment De Combat


Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance

37% S35

25% H35

11% H35 R


27% AMR 35 

Further Rules

The French Forces must operate two Platoons, One “Légères Mécaniques” and one “Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance”

The German team will operate a 25% player penalty, ie if the french have 10 players the germans have 7, The  German Team Can operate Two to Three Platoons, Depending on player Numbers

Objectives 

 French Objective : Slow the german Advance

German Objective: Capture the French Objective

Battle of Sedan

 12 May 1940

North Eastern France

Forces Break down

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 

Further Rules

Objectives 

 French Objective :

German Objective:

Battle of Gembloux

 14 May 1940

Belgium

Forces Break down

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 
3rd Panzer Division 117 Panzer I

129 Panzer II

16 Panzer III

26 Panzer IV

288 Tanks

13e BCC

35e BCC

4th Panzer Division Panzer I 141

Panzer II 111

20 panzer III

24 Panzer IV

296 Tanks

Further Rules

Objectives 

 French Objective :

German Objective:

Battle of Montcornet

 17 May 1940

North Eastern France

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 
1st Panzer Division 4e Division Cuirassee

Further Rules

Objectives 

 French Objective :

German Objective:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Montcornet

Battle of Jolimetz

 18 May 1940

North Eastern France

Forces Break down

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 
5th Panzer Divison 1/2 of the 5th panzer Divison 4e RC

12  x Somua s35

                             5x AMR 35 ZT Tanks

Further Rules

Objectives 

 French Objective :

German Objective:

Battle of Arras

 21 May 1940

North Eastern France

Forces Break down

Deutschland: Deutsches Reich

La France: La Troisième République

 
 

Further Rules

Objectives 

 French Objective :

German Objective:

Working with the Numbers From the battle of Hannut

Germany

France

3rd Panzer Division

  • PzKpfw I (117)
  • PzKpfw II (129)
  • PzKpfw III (42)
  • PzKpfw IV (26)

Total Forces = 314

4th Panzer Division

  • PzKpfw I (135)
  • PzKpfw II (105)
  • PzKpfw III (40)
  • PzKpfw IV (24)

Total Forces = 304

Total Forces

40% PzKpfw I (252)

37% PzKpfw II (234)

15% PzKpfw III (82)

8% PzKpfw IV (50)

Total Forces = 618


Removing the Panzer I’s from the numbers of total german forces (40% drop)

3rd Panzer Division

  • 65% PzKpfw II (129)
  • 21% PzKpfw III (42)
  • 13% PzKpfw IV (26)
    • Total Forces (197)

4th Panzer Division

  • 62% PzKpfw II (105)
  • 24% PzKpfw III (40)
  • 14% PzKpfw IV (24)
    • Total Forces (169)

Total German Forces

  • 64% PzKpfw II (234)
  • 22% PzKpfw III (82)
  • 14% PzKpfw IV (50)
    • = (366)
Légères Mécaniques A

Tank regiments

2x Medium Tank Squadrons  2 x 44 S35 (88) 51%

2 x Light Tank Squadrons  2x 44 H35 (86 -26 = 60) 35%

H35 R = 26  15%

Total forces = 174

Légères Mécaniques B

Regiment De Combat

2x Medium Tank Squadrons  2 x 44 S35 (88)  37%

2 x Light Tank Squadrons  2x 44 H35 (86-26 = 60) 25%

H35 R  11%

Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance

3x AMR 35 (66)  27%

Total Forces = 240


Légères Mécaniques

  • 20%  H-35 (172 – 52 = 120) [ 30% loss to H39 Variants]
  • 10% H-39 (52)
  • 31%  S-35 (176)

Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance

  • 8% H-35 (66 -20 = 46)[ 30% loss to H39 Variants]
  • 4% H-39 (20)
  •  12% AMR 35 (66)
  • 15% Panhard 178 (88)
    • Force Total = 568

Removing the Panhards from the numbers of the total french force (15% Drop)

Légères Mécaniques

  • 25% H35 (172 – 52 = 120) [ 30% loss to H39 Variants]
  • 11% H39 (52)
  • 37% S35 (176)

Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance

  • 9% H-35 (66 – 20 = 46) [30% Loss to H39 Variants]
  • 4% H-39 (20)
  • 14% AMR 35 (66)
    •  (force total = 480)

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=76695

Numbers break down for Battle of sedan

Germany

France: 

2nd army

1st Panzer Divison 52 panzer II,98 Panzer III,58 Panzer IV,40 Panzer 35 (t), 8 sdkfz 265

6 8.8cm FlaK (Sfl) auf Sd.Kfz.8

XXI Corps

3d (DCR) Armoured Division, (2x battalion of Char 2 Bis + 2 x Battalion of H39)

5th Light Cavalry Division (H35 + H39)

1st Cavalry Brigade (2 x Cavalry Brigade, 11 Light mechanized brigade)

45 Panzer I, 115 Panzer II, 59 Panzer III, 32 Panzer IV, 16 Sdkfz 265. 2d Light Cavalry Division, – 3 cavalry brigade? – (H35 + H39)

3d Tank Division, 12 and 64th

Reconnaissance battalion

10th Panzer Division 44 Panzer I, 113 Panzer II, 58 Panzer III, 18 Sdkfz 265 X Corps

12 and 64th Reconnaissance battalion’s, 4th Tank Battalion

     300 tanks? 138 are main battle tanks
30 15cm sIG.33 auf PzI

18 Sturmgeschütz III

99 Panzerjäger I

     Total Force of 300 Tanks

138 of them Main battle tanks?

Luftwaffe Airsupport

Flak single 8.8 Flak used

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sedan_(1940)

Luftwaffe,

3x Bf 109 E

2x Ju88 A-1 E

3x Ju87 R-2 / B-2

 

British Air Component,

3x Spitfire Mk 1a

3x Blenheim IV

 

French 

3xC-714

3x D.520

 

Heer

3x Light Tank (10pts)

3x medium (20pts)

1x TD (10pts)

 

Armee de terre

2x Light tank (10pts)

2x Medium  (15 Pts)

1x Heavy (15 Pts)

2x AMR 35 ZTR (15 Pts)

 

BEF

3x Cruiser (10 Pts)

1x IFT (20 Pts)

 


Commonwealth Forces:

(curiser Mk.III) A-13 Mk.I

(Cruiser Mk.IV) A13 Mk.II

Covenator

Matilda II,

Airforce

Blenheim 6 squadrons

Hawker Hurricane 6 Squadrons – Hurricane reinforcements

Fairey Battle

Spitfire

French:

FCM 36

S35,

 H35,

Char B1, (Char D1-3)

AMR 35 ZTR

FCM-2C 🙁

Planes

Fighters

C-714 – 90 total (flown by polish Pilots)

D.510 –  120 total (mainly defensive roles)

D.520 36 to start.  79 total

MS.406 10 Groupes de Chasse

MB.152 9 Groupes de Chasse

H-75 A-1

H-75 A-4  – 100 total

Bombers

DB-7 (havoc) -64 (if they were even used)

Potez 630

Potez 631

Potez 633

F.222 – 24

F.223 – 8

Leo 451 – 54 / 450 total

MB174

MB.162

M.167 – 4 Groups??

V156 2 naval  bomber groups

German Tank Reg Numbers

1-5    pz 9 11 5 3 0 0

6 pz Dv 0 6 0 3 12 0

7 pz Dv 3 7 0 2 0 9 8

8pz Dv 0 6 0 2 0 12

9-10pz 4 9 5 2 0 0

Pz-1 Pz-II Pz III Pz IV Pz 35 Pz38

total 5.5 9.2 3.5 2.8 1.2 2.1 1.5