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FORTRESS EUROPA: Designer Signature Edition

FORTRESS EUROPA:  Designer Signature Edition
by Edwards, John


Faithfully remastered and updated supersized edition (larger game maps and 5/8-inch counters) of the game that recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945.

The Allied player must select an invasion site in June 1944 and make a successful landing, break out of the beachhead, drive across France, and push deep into Germany. The German player must prevent the Allied invasion or else conduct an orderly withdrawal across France, constantly delaying the Allies, and then perhaps counterattacking in the winter.

Updated Version Includes:
* Supersized map and counters
* Unit counter artwork embellished to include reduced strength, optional air units, and additional utility markers
*Charts and Tables available on the game map and on separate player aid cards for convenient referencing
*Re-designed and enhanced player aid cards
*Enhanced ergonomics are built into the set up and reinforcement charts (with helpful game play reminders)
*Revised Sudden Death Victory Conditions
*All new Invasion Sequence Chart to facilitate game play
*Rules presentation honors the acclaimed TAHGC edition with formatting improvements and a formalized Sequence of Play
*All errata from TAHGC edition have been incorporated into the rules
* Minor rules adjustments; no major changes to the Standard Game
*Revised and expanded optional rules based on extensive playtesting
*Updated scenarios with fine-tuning to maximize play balance

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 7 out of 10 (no hidden units)
* Time Scale: one week per turn
* Map Scale: 25 miles per hex
* Unit Scale: divisions, brigades, regiments, and battalions. Abstract naval and air units.
* Players: one to two, best with two
* Playing Time: 2-4 hours for scenarios, 8+ hours for campaign

Components: Two maps (43 x 34 inches); Three countersheets (5/8-inch size); Rules booklet; Two Player Aid Cards, 2-sided (duplicates); One German Player Aid Card; One Allied Player Aid Card; One Aircraft Mission Chart, 2-sided; One German Initial Game Set-up Display; Two German Arrival Schedule Displays; One German Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display; One Allied Initial Game Set-up Display; One Allied Arrival Schedule Display; One Allied Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display

1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box ......$85.00 rct

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