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1944

by 3W

Category: Board & War Games
Genre: War Game - World War II
Product Line: War Games - Boxed (3W)
Author: Ty Bomba
Publish Date: 1990
In Print: No
Condition: Fair/EX     » Other conditions available
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147649112 EXCWWW717 Boxed Game Fair/EX

1944: SECOND FRONT begins with the Allies well established in France following the D-Day invasions. The Allies are gathered to attempt their breakout and begin the race toward the German frontier. Each player has Combat Units and Headquarters available, and is capable of maneuvering across the map and engaging enemy pieces in combat. You must master the deceptively concise rules for Activation and Movement Point expenditure. And at any given time, you will face the decision of which army to Activate in any one phase, and your opponent will have an immediate opportunity to react. The most interesting aspect of the game is that it seriously tries to model time over the course of the player's turn. You activate HQs, which can then control a varying number of infantry or armor units, depending on nationality. There is a track display that you use during movement/combat. As you make decisions about which actions to take, you branch along the track, limiting your options about what you can do next. Essentially this captures the passage of time required for certain actions. The game puts emphasis on elite units on both sides and on the brittleness of the powerful British formations (no replacements). Chrome rules cover Market-Garden and the Bulge.

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