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Desert Panzers

On these pages you’ll find details of our publications, free downloads (everything from vehicle and weapon data to scenarios, plus games reports, articles on painting) and ‘Ready to Roll’ model vehicles available to complement the rules.

Everything is supported by plenty of images of our own models and wargames and those of our friends. You can e-mail us with your queries, ideas and comments to: rfpublications@btinternet.com

NW Europe Scenarios and Rulebook Bundle Offer

For a limited period…. the popular NW Europe Scenarios and Rapid Fire rulebook for the bargain ‘bundle price’ of £22.50…. or if you just fancy treating yourself to the Scenario book we’ve dropped the price to £10 until the end of November. Details over on www.valiantminiatures.com

Valiant Miniatures Rapid Fire Starter Set

The Valiant Miniatures/Rapid Fire starter wargame set is still available. For the bargain price of £29.50 + Postage – the set comprises of a Rapid Fire rule book, a box of Valiant British Tommies, a box of Valiant Classic German Infantry and an Armourfast, Sherman tank and StuG III assault gun. The set also features three exclusive starter scenarios for the British Wimbley Force and German Kampfgruppe Wismar (units that can be assembled from the models supplied) for newcomers to Rapid Fire to cut their teeth on. Sold separately the contents of the set retail for over £49 so the starter set represents excellent value for money and the ideal gift for budding RF gamers.

To purchase the set  visit www.valiantminiatures.com

Normandy Battlegroups Book

The latest Rapid Fire book is here and available to order click here for details………………….

A full colour, fully illustrated order of battle book for recreating the Normandy battles in June 1944.

Manageable forces that capture the ‘feel’ of the key divisions.

400 point, 200 point and custom units representing seven Allied and seven German divisions.

Points-balanced battlegroups give both sides a fighting chance of victory.






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An example of a 400 point battlegroup from the the new book.

Lightfoot’s Southern Assault

The third Monty’s Desert Battles scenario by Richard Marsh.  Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle that marked the ‘End of the beginning’ of World War Two.

‘Lightfoot’s Southern Assault’ is the latest scenario for ‘Monty’s Desert Battles’ in pdf format only and completes our coverage of this epic battle.
It depicts the diversionary attack in the south by 7th Armoured Division during the battle of El Alamein and is a companion game to the ‘Naqb Rala’ and ‘Lightfoot’ scenarios in our ‘Monty’s Desert Battles’ book and our last pdf, ‘Lightfoot’s Left Flank’.
Play this scenario alone or combine it with the other scenarios to fight the whole of the Battle of El Alamein. An ideal club project to commemorate the 70th anniversary.
Take command of the ‘Desert Rats’ or the tough paratroopers of the Folgore Division and Ramcke Brigade. Can 7th Armoured break through the Axis minefields and keep 21st Panzer Division pinned in the southern part of the Alamein battlefield? Or will the resolute Axis paratroops inflict enough casualties to force a Desert Rat withdrawal?
Played at the reduced divisional level RF ratio, ‘Lightfoot’s Southern Assault’, features less formidable minefield defences and a large scale tank assault, all played on a recommended 8′ x 5′ size table.
The ‘Lightfoot’s Southern Assault’ pdf includes background history, special rules, battle map, full graphic orbats for both forces and no less than 24 new photographs!
You will need a copy of ‘Monty’s Desert Battles’ to play this game.

Click here to buy this pdf.

Lightfoot’s Left Flank – Masters of Miteiriya Ridge

A new scenario for ‘Monty’s Desert Battles’ by Richard Marsh.  The fully illustrated scenario covers the left flank of the main northern ‘Lightfoot’ assault during the battle of El Alamein.  Click here for details.

Battlefield Signs

A great selection of battlefield signs (and a German Zeltbahn shelter) – a  free download from Chris Woffenden.  Thanks Chris

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The Full Monty

The 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, Britain’s greatest victory of World War II, is on October 23rd 2012. Will you be ready? Start building your forces now, using the only wargames guide that gives you all the information you need to fight the desert battles that made ‘Monty’ a household name.

Monty's Dersert Battles

‘Monty’s Desert Battles’ is Rapid Fire’s new guide to wargaming the period when Montgomery fought Rommel to end the war in the Western Desert. Find out how infantry were reorganised to stop tanks, charge into battle with the first Shermans, learn how to fight through ‘Devils Gardens’ and take command of elite paratroops in the desert sand.

To buy click here
For full info on the contents click here
For sample pages click here
For info on the models in the photos click here
To see a review by Mark Piper click here

Polish vehicle and gun chart and Polish aircraft chart

New charts added. Many thanks to Phil Halewood for the information (with tweaks by Richard).

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Supercharge – Balaclava in Tanks

A new scenario by Richard to complement Monty’s Desert Battles is now available. Click here for more details.

Monty’s Mystery Models

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Richard reveals the origins of the models featured in the latest supplement.