Magazine & Wargame
by Decision Games
France 1940 (F40) allows one or two players to examine the strategic possibilities inherent in the campaign that occurred within France and the Low Countries in that year. A second scenario allows for an alternative history examination of the opportunity the French had in September 1939 if they’d kept their promise to launch a “major offensive” into Germany within a week after that nation invaded Poland. All the orders of battle are entirely historical in both scenarios. The main body of rules is written with the 1940 scenario in mind. All changes required for the play of the 1939 scenario are identified as such in each specific case.
Each full game turn of the 1940 scenario represents 3.5 days. In the 1939 scenario each turn represents two days. Each hex on the map represents 16 miles (26 km) from side to opposite side.