In honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword, and Gold beaches (as well as marking ten years of their WWII game) Days of Wonder announced a special addition to their Memoir ’44 series. With D-Day Landings, players will receive six huge maps in a new Extended Breakthrough format. You’ll even be able to link the maps together allowing you to play a massive twelve player game. D-Day Landings will be available in June with an MSRP of $35.
From Days of Wonder:
Today, Days of Wonder announced D-Day Landings, a giant new Battle Map expansion celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Memoir ‘44 board game system.
70 years after D-Day, this new expansion commemorates the Normandy landings with six unique Battle Maps. The new Extended Breakthrough format introduced in this expansion is 23 hexes deep and offers battles on a scale and scope never seen before.
The D-Day Landings maps include settings for: American Airborne, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach. Each battle can be played individually or assembled with its neighboring scenarios for epic Double- and Triple-Map battles. With enough players, you can even link all six Battle Maps together for the Ultimate D-Day Landing Experience, creating a giant board that recreates the entire Normandy coast!
“We’ve had great fun both creating and playing these maps,” said Memoir ‘44 creator, Richard Borg. “Watching a dozen or more players battling over all six maps at once is an epic gaming experience. Not only do these D-Day Landings maps honor the 70 year anniversary of WWII’s most iconic battle, I’m also proud they mark the tenth anniversary of the Memoir ‘44 game system.”
This expansion is not a standalone game and requires at least one original copy of Memoir ’44, as well as the Terrain Pack, Equipment Pack, and Winter Wars expansions. The Mediterranean Theater expansion is also recommended, though not required. More copies of the base game or expansions are required if you want to play a Double, Triple, or Six Map battle.
The D-Day Landings Battle Maps are designed for 2 players, but can be linked together to accommodate up to 12 players. Included are the six pre-printed Battle Maps, a punch board, and multi-lingual English and French rules for the several game modes (Double-, Triple- and Ultimate Six-Map battles), all encased in a cloth-bound Commemorative Briefing Folder. It will be available in better game stores in North America and Europe in June at an expected retail price of $35/€35.