Warlord Games has started taking down names of those of you gamers out there who want to get their upcoming Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry box set as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they’re released.
WWII was truly a World War, with many nations sending troops into the fight (particularly those who were colonies of the other nations involved). Though not as well-known as the European or Pacific theaters, the African front was no less important during the conflict.
From the website:
West African troops from France’s colonies provided fierce and loyal troops to the French army in two World Wars. Though raised across France’s territories in west, central and east Africa, they took the title Senegalese in honour of the first black Tirailleur regiments formed in Senegal.
Ever since the 1850s France had recruited troops from Senegal and other West African countries in her Empire. By 1940 nearly ten percent of the French army was formed of Colonial units.They soon earned a reputation for tenacity and ferocity in combat and gave a very good account of themselves in dozens of actions as the Blitzkrieg overwhelmed France. Fierce in attack, and stubborn in defence, the Senegalese were feared and often despised by German troops who objected to the West African traditional close combat weapon, the Coupe-Coupe, a massive heavy-bladed knife that the troops wielded to great physical and psychological effect!
Contains a 10-man Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry Section:
1 NCO with rifle
1 soldier with VB launcher
2-man light machine gun team (loader has sub-machine gun)
Alessio is writing rules as we speak for a Bolt Action theatre selector for late war Free French, to get your Senegalese into action!