"You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely."
--GA D.D. Eisenhower
In the summer of 1944, after four years of German occupation, the Americans were ready to strike at the heart of Fortress Europa and help end the war. This struggle would pit the Americans against the Germans from the beaches and boscage of Normandy to the Ardennes and beyond. The American soldier would have to face the German Panzers which had ruled the length and breadth of the German conquest and find a way to prevail. This strike of the American eagle would help bring the German Reich to its knees.
"When I said that British fighter-bombers had shot up my tanks with 40mm shells, the Reichsmarschall who felt himself touched by this, said: 'That's completely impossible. The Americans only know how to make razor blades.' I replied: 'We could do with some of those razor blades, Herr Reichsmarschall.'"
--FM E. Rommel
Features include satchel charges, smoke, wire, mines, gliders, Para drops, artillery, mortars, armored fighting vehicles, and many more. Players typically control several squad sized elements and possibly several vehicles in each scenario. Alternately, a campaign game is included, with two American and one German campaign to choose from.
• Pentium-based 200mhz+ PC with 32 megabytes of RAM.
• 250 megabytes of hard drive space
• Windows 98/ME/XP operating system.
• DirectX 8.1+ is required and will install if not already present and not superseded. Win95 is no longer supported.