2e Blindée is an Allies Armored division in Steel Division. Free Frenchmen were eager to fight on their own soil at long last, racing towards Paris, regardless of losses, to be the ones liberating their capital. Theoretically organised as a US armoured division, the 2e DB implemented some "personal changes", such as the addition of an organic Wolverine battalion, and a focus on light tanks and armoured cars.
Landing in Normandy in late July, Leclerc became famous for his dashing style, advancing relentlessly ahead of Patton's Third Army and never giving its German opposites time to recover their footing.
Philippe de Hauteclocque's epic started in the dark days of the Fall of France in 1940. Refusing to give up the fight, he travelled half of France on bicycle, was captured but managed to escape, and then joined de Gaulle in London.
Under the nom de guerre 'Leclerc', he rallied French Western African colonies to Free France with barely twenty men under his command, then brought the war to the Italians in their Libyan colonies.
Rising meteorically through the ranks, he went on leading the 2e DB from the Normandy campaign to the invasion of Germany, liberating Paris & Strasbourg in the process.
Made Marshal of France after his death in 1947, France's latest MBT is named after him.
The 2e DB gives everything it has in Phase A, relying on elite recon troops, light tanks and vehicles, and even tank destroyers.
But it soon gets outclassed in Phase B and C, due to a lack of high-end equipment. The mobile and powerful GMC 40mm Bofos provide good cover for your advancing frontline and the rapid fire gun has some veterancy. Bunking down in the later phases can be the key to success, with the Char M4A3(76) providing the perfect platform for taking down bigger German heavy tanks. Supported by elite AM-M8 Spahis and 105mm Obusier M4A3 enemy attempts at counter attacks be can put to a stand still.
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