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World War III: NATO Forces
ANZAC, Belgian, Canadian, Dutch and French Forces in World War III

Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been a community of free nations brought together with a common goal, to defend the freedom of Western Europe and North America. To do this Canada, France, Netherlands, and Belgium deploy armoured and mechanised forces in West Germany. Old allies have also been called on, and an ANZAC Brigade of Australian and New Zealand troops have answered the call to fight.

Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia all have 105mm armed Leopard 1 tanks, while Canada, Belgium, and the ANZACs have M113 mechanised infantry. Both Canada and Australia are also trialling new heavy tanks, the Leopard 2 for Canada and the M1A1 Abrams for the Australians. France has its own 105mm armed AMX-30 and new 120mm armed Leclerc tanks, while infantry travel in AMX-10P IFVs or 4x4 VAB APCs. The Dutch also have new Leopard 2 tanks and mount their infantry in YPR-765 IFVs and the Belgians also have the similar AIFV-B-C25 IFV.

Recon options include the Canadian Lynx and Dutch M113 C&V tracked vehicles, Belgium Scimitars and Scorpions, and the heavily armed French AMX-10 RC armoured car and lighter VBLs. Among the many support choices there are Canadian, Dutch, and Belgian M109 artillery, French rapid-fire AMX AuF1 SP 155mm howitzers, Canadian ADATS, French Roland and Mephisto, and Dutch PRAT missile vehicles.

Suddenly a missile spiralled out of shrubbery to the side of Sergeant-Chef Machin’s Leclerc. A dull thud inside the vehicle was the only outcome, the composite add-on panels blocking the warhead’s effectiveness. Machin activated the GALIX defence systems, curtaining his vehicle in a thick fog of chemical smoke.

He slewed the turret and directed his gunner’s attention towards the missile carrier that had
attacked his vehicle. Enjoying a clear picture from their thermal imager, two seconds later a shell was fired and travelled the five hundred metres to the target and tore through the offending vehicle.

Without a backward glance, the Leclerc’s turret returned back to face forward, having dispatched the threat efficiently. Machin coldly scanned the horizon for more enemy vehicles that had to be out there.


Inside You Will Find:

Background on Canadian Forces, French Armée de terre, the Netherlands 1. Korps, Australian and New Zealand ANZAC Brigade, and Belgian Land Forces.

Instructions on how to build:

  • Canadian Leopard 2, Leopard C1, or Cougar Armoured Squadrons, M113 or Grizzly Mechanized Companies and an Airborne Company,

  • French Leclerc or AMX-30 Escadron Blindé, AMX-10P Compagnie de Chasseurs, AMX-10 RC Escadron de Cavalerie, VBL Escadron d’Eclairage and VAB Compagnie d’Infanterie,

  • Dutch Leopard 2A5, Leopard 2, or Leopard 1 Tank Eskadron, Pantserinfanterie Compagnie and Verkennings Eskadron,

  • an Australian Leopard AS1 Armoured Squadron, M113 Mechanised Company, M113 or ASLAV Cavalry Squadrons and a NZ Scorpion Armoured Squadron,

  • or a Belgian Leopard 1 Tank Eskadron, AIFV-B Infanterie Companie and Verkennings Escadron.

Three scenarios featuring World War III: NATO forces.

A detailed painting guide.

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