NW Europe Page Template

This 72 page book offers the Rapid Fire! player no less than 17 carefully researched historical scenarios in 5 sections:

  • Introduction and beginners’ battle;
  • D-Day and Normandy;
  • France, Belgium and Holland;
  • The Ardennes and German Border, and
  • Germany and Northern Holland.

    Between them, the scenarios cover every month of the NW Europe Campaign and the whole range of troops, equipment and tactical situations, including beach landings, river crossings, airborne assaults and daring raids.

A Tiger I from the Maltot scenario

Inside, you’ll find a game-friendly layout, with new-look maps and special rules combined on the same page, backed up by historical background, game objectives and full orders of battle.

Each scenario also has its own ‘Game Notes’ page, with information and hints on terrain, game design and tactics, plus all the key fighting vehicle and gun data you need to play.


The book also boasts 8 colour pages with 29 action shots of the models and figures used to game-test the scenarios: all of them close-up enough to double as painting and modelling guides.

Finally, the book includes black and white photographs, maps, tactical diagrams and hints on painting and modelling. It’s the complete package for the W.W.II gamer and for other miniatures players who want to try something new!

Sherman OP tank with dummy gun

D Day Sample Page

  • Right: an extract from the landing plan of the Sword Beach assault units. There is a detailed diagram for each of the invasion beaches. Each type of landing craft is identified together with its cargo.
  • A key explains each element e.g. (1) is a Sherman DD tank of the 13th/18th Hussars.
  • A set of simple rule additions called ‘Fighting for the Beaches’ makes handling large amphibious forces straight forward and recreates all the challenges faced by the Allies as they battle to establish a toe hold on Fortress Europe.
  • RAPID FIRE! D-Day Campaign Guide contains orders of battle for all the forces committed to the invasion and units defending the Normandy coastline on 6th June 1944.

  • Eight game scenarios covering the five landing beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword), the capture of St Mere-Eglise by US airborne forces and counter-attacks by 21 Panzer Division against the British airborne bridgehead and Sword Beach.
  • Detailed plans showing assault forces and key Atlantic Wall strongpoints. Historical summaries of Allied objectives and actual events.
  • 72 pages + 8 pages of colour plates.

Below: a sketch from the book. This particular 50 mm anti-tank gun casemate put up a spirited defence of the sea front at St Aubin in the Juno Beach sector.

Operation Hands Up

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The 4th Brittany Campaign scenario from David Bickley. This time something a little different - a 'what if' game based on a planned assault landing. A pdf download.

The Brest Defences

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Something a little different - Fallschirmjager v flamethrowing Churchill Crocodiles by David Bickley.

Hill 103

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A regimental size action by David Bickley

Italian Street Signs

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Chris W adds a few Italian signs for the Mediterranean fans …

Cinzano street sign

Battle of the Bulge Photoguide II

Richard’s ‘after the battle’ guide to the Champs battlefield to complement the RF Battle of the Bulge book.

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Belgium Building Signs

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A sheet of Belgium building signs to download and print off by Chris Woffenden. It is free to use for personal purposes but it is copyright and must not be used for commercial purposes without the express permision of Rapid Fire Publications Limited.

Tobruk Perimeter Post

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A pdf download containing a plan of a perimeter post featured in the new Rapid Fire! Guide to the North African Campaign February - June 1941

‘Battle of the Bulge’ Photoguide

Richard has compiled a selection of present day photos to complement his popular campaign guide.
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