The soldiers of World War II were thrown into many a desperate fight, but taken alone, few, if any, of those engagements would have a decisive impact on the outcome of the war. Great generals had to build on early victories to seize the day and overcome tactical set-backs for longer term strategic benefits.
You have been requesting Campaign Play in Memoir ’44 for a long time, here it comes, brought to you by some of our most active fans! Keen observers among you will already have recognized some of them on our forums lately, thanks to their distinctive Avatar Generalship.
This first Campaign Book for Memoir ’44 brings a new dimension to the game: instead of playing each scenario individually, you will now be given a chance to play those in succession, using new campaign rules to link the outcome of one battle to the next. Will you throw all of your troops into battle at once, at the risk of lacking crucial resources later on; or should you adopt a more cautious stance, keeping some units in reserve to ensure that any future setback remains temporary? The final victory will hinge on the tactical and strategic choices you make.
From left to right: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, General Walther von Brauchitsch, Marshal Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov
The first set of campaigns places you in the footsteps of Montgomery during the battle for Caen and the freeing of Normandy in the summer of 1944. We recommend that you start with one of these campaigns, as they will help familiarize you with our new campaign rules. The second set of campaigns will set you at the eve of the War, as you relive the desperate struggle of the Allies against the German Blitzkrieg that terrified the population of Western Europe in 1940. Finally, a third set of campaigns will transport you to the frozen steppes of the USSR during Operation Barbarossa, in the summer, fall and bitterly cold winter of 1941. In all, over 50 new scenarios await you in these campaigns.
Campaign Book, Volume 1 will be available in February ’09 in the US and Europe.
MSRP: $30 / €30.
Pre-orders for this – sure to be a much in demand item – will start on Monday, January 5th at 1400 hours GMT… Synchronize your watches…