Monday, June 20, 2005

Sources for Arras Battle

Here's a listing of the sources I've used thus far in compiling data for this little scenario:

HRN Horne Allistair - To Lose A Battle, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England 1984

RMML Rommel, Erwin and Liddell-Hart, Basil H.(editor) - The Rommel Papers, Decapo Press, NY, NY 1953

FSCHR Fischer, K. H., Blitzkrieg Legend Link: Map is a scan from book.

USMA United States Miliatry Acadamy Map Collection Online. Map: Northwestern France, 1940. Campaign in the West 1940, Situation 21 May and Operations Since 16 May Link: Map is from scanned from unknown source, probably: Atlas of The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific (Wayne, NJ: Avery Publishing Group, Inc., 1985).

SPRHD John Moher, Spearhead Games Website, 1997-2000 Link: Games Website with OOBs and Rules

WKPD WikiPedia: British Expeditionary Forces; Modified 3/27/2005 Link:

FLDGR Online message board at

WW2DB World War II Data Book, Essential Facts and Figures for All Combatants. John Ellies, Aurum Press, London 1993

LEX German language website about SS formations:

TIL HPS - France 1940 Game OOB

NIEH Niehorster Website:

5th Panzer OOB

This outfit participated in the Arras counterstroke not at all, I think. But they were in very close proximity to the battle, holding down the right flank of 7th Panzer along the Scarpe river.

5th Panzer Division

8th Pz Brigade
31st Panzer Regiment

14th Panzer Regiment

8th Panzer Reconnaisance Battalion

5th Shutzen Brigade
14th Rifle Regiment

13th Rifle Regiment
1 Btl.


89th Pioneer Battalion (Motorized with Bridging Equipment and Armor)

77th Signals Battalion

53rd Antitank Battalion

116th Artillery Regiment
1 Btl.