Campaign: Italy: Soft Underbelly

Manufacturer: Warlord Games


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With the Axis Powers ejected from North Africa, the Western Allies look to take the fight to the “soft underbelly” of Europe – Italy. This campaign supplement for Bolt Action focuses on Operation Husky, the airborne and naval invasion of Sicily, the hard-fought battles in the villages and rugged mountain passes of that island, and the advance up the Italian Peninsula towards Rome. With a host of scenarios, new units, special rules & theatre selectors, this new book contains everything players will need to refight these important battles in defence of the Regno d’Italia or to strike at the weak link of Axis Europe to knock Italy out of the war.

With units, theatre selectors and scenarios for players of British (Commonwealth), United States, German and, of course, Italian Armies, this is an essential and fascinating campaign volume. For a little more detail of what you’ll find within, look no further than our preview article.

When pre-ordering this Campaign book, you’ll receive a special edition miniature not available anywhere else – Major General Enrico Francisci. Known as “The Fighting General” for his gallant and inspirational leadership style. Initially fighting in the Greek campaign and on the Russian front prior to being redeployed to Sicily. He was killed whilst leading Gruppo Tactico Venturi in a counterattack against US 3rd Infantry Division and posthumously awarded the Italian Gold Medal for Military Valour - joining a host of previously awarded honours.

Within the pages of Italy: Soft Underbelly you’ll find rules for fielding Francisci (along with a handful of other notable heroes on both sides from the Italian campaigns) as a Veteran Major, where he can bring his ‘Gallant Leadership’ ability to bear on the tabletop.