Thursday 11 June 2009

Memoir '44 - Campaign Book (Vol 1)

The Memoir '44 Campaign Book is the next fine extension to the base game of Memoir '44. Instead of playing a single scenario (and maybe change sides afterwards) this campaign offers the possibility to play grand campaigns (also called theaters of operation) - which consist of different campaigns (and a couple of scenarios per campaign). The great thing is that the scenarios and campaigns are linked, meaning that the outcome of a single scenario determines which scenario has to be played next.

These three theaters of operation are included:
Battle of Normady (June-August 1944)
Unternehmen Fall Greb (May-June 1940)
Operation Barbarossa (June-December 1941)

Beside the base game of Memoir '44 you need the "Terrain Pack" and the "Eastern Front" extensions to be able to play through all three grand campaigns. For one of the twelve campaigns also the Airpack is required. The fact that extensions are needed shows that this campaign book is full of new ideas and exciting gameplay, also some interesting rules are introduced.

Additionally I want to point out that the "Eastern Front" expansion is definitely an interesting one, also if just considered to be played without the new campaign book. It contains a whole russian army set (soldiers, tanks, guns) and 8 historical scenarios - from Finland to Stalingrad and from Operation Typhoon to Barbarossa.

The Memoir '44 Campaign Book invites you to relive the conflicts of World War II in all of their staggering scope and intensity. Included are more than 50 new scenarios and advanced campaign rules covering three Theaters of Operations throughout the War: The Battle for Normandy in the summer of 1944, the Blitzkrieg to the West in 1940, and Operation Barbarossa on the Russian Front in 1941.

The new campaign rules let you play scenarios in succession, with the outcome of each battle impacting what follows: each success brings you closer to victory, while defeats will deal you temporary set-backs, or worse, the possible complete rout of your Army!

With the Memoir '44 Campaign book, you'll step into the boots of Montgomery, or head out at the front of a German column to try and throw the Allies back to the sea. Unleash your Panzers onto hapless Belgium and France, or advance into the frozen steppes of the Soviet empire.

2 players, 45 min
author: richard borg
publisher: days of wonder
category: wargame, world war II

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