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Liberty Roads (2nd Edition) w/Roundhammer 1943 Expansion

Liberty Roads (2nd Edition) w/Roundhammer 1943 Expansion
by Hexasim
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Genre:
Product Line: War Games (Hexasim)
Restockable: No
Type: Boxed Game
Age Range: 12 Years and Up
# Players: 1 - 2 Players
Game Length: 90 - 1200 Minutes

Liberty Roads (2nd Edition) w/Roundhammer 1943 Expansion

Description

Liberty Roads is a WWII campaign of France simulation, from 6th of June 1944 (the D-Day) to March 1945.

The game map covers all the operation theater from Brest to the Ruhr, Rotterdam and Toulon.

  • Game scale: 1 hex = 25 km
  • 1 counter = 1 division

    Liberty Roads contains 4 scenarios of various lengths:

  • Cobra (4 turns), an initiation scenario to learn the system basics.
  • From Market-Garden to the third Reich fall (14 turns)
  • D-Day (9 turns)
  • The Campaign (24 turns)

    Game components:

  • One map in two parts (90cm × 84 cm)
  • 420 die-cut counters (1/2")
  • One full-colour examples of play booklet
  • One rules booklet
  • One scenario, optional rules, historical and design notes booklet
  • Game aids
  • Two 6-side dice

    At the start of 1943 Churchill and Roosevelt had divergent views on the conduct of the war. The British Prime Minister favored a strategy which focused on the peripheries of Europe: Italy was a ripe fruit ready to be plucked, via Sicily. For the American President on the contrary, Germany was the sole objective. The enemy was to be struck right in the heart of his war economy, the Ruhr, and by the most direct route: France ! Two operations are studied in the game : “Round up” and “Sledgehammer” which for the Anglo-American general staffs quickly became one operation, “Roundhammer”.

    The Trident conference in Washington in May 1943 gave Churchill his way, clearing the road for the invasion of Italy. The Quebec conference in August 1943 (Quadrant) cancelled Roundhammer definitively in favor of the future Operation Overlord in 1944, developed in the game Liberty Roads.

    But what would have happened if the allies had dared to launch Operation Roundhammer in mid-September 1943, as the generals had planned?

    At this date, the Atlantic Wall defenses were still barely started on many beaches. A large number of the German divisions in France at that time were undergoing training and were not yet operational. As for the Panzer Divisions, they were not yet equipped with the formidable Panther tank.

    The Roundhammer 1943 module allows you to supply an answer through this what-if game ! The extension of Liberty Roads includes those extra units present in Western Europe at the time, along with new supports and Atlantikwall/D-Day markers, with a ‘1943’ ambience.

    Game components

  • 128 die-cut counters (1/2")
  • One full-color rules booklet
  • Game aids