Normandy '44 is a 2, 3, or 4-player, regimental level game of the D-Day landings on June 6th and the battles that raged in Normandy for the next 21 days. During this crucial period the Germans had their only chance to push back the Allied invasion before the preponderance of Allied men and material made the outcome certain. During this period, the U.S. 1st Army fought across the Cotentin Peninsula and captured the major port of Cherbourg while British forces took on the bulk of of the German panzer divisions near Caen.
At Start Situation
In this view (end of Turn 3, British sector) the British have closed up to Caen but will find further progress difficult in the face of the 12SS and the 21st Panzer Division. Elements of both panzer divisions are causing havoc in the British 6th Airborne sector. Over to the west the depleted 352nd and 716nd divisions are trying to delay the battered British 50th division and its supporting 8th Armored Brigade.
|TIME SCALE||1 day per turn|
|MAP SCALE||3.8 km per hex|
Battalion, Regiment, and Brigade
|NUMBER OF PLAYERS||1-4|
Game Design: Mark Simonitch