France 1944

Game Description

France 1944 (Victory Games) is a Mark Herman design. It’s a 130 counter, 1 map game of the breakout and pursuit across France. Units are divisions, I believe. Components are up to VG’s usual high standards.

Complexity is rated as “low,” and solitaire suitability is “medium.” The most interesting aspect of the game is that it seriously tries to model time over the course of the player’s turn. You activate HQs, which can then control a varying number of infantry or armor units, depending on nationality. There is a track display that you use during movement/combat. As you make decisions about which actions to take, you branch along the track, limiting your options about what you can do next. Essentially this captures the passage of time required for certain actions. It’s easier to play than it is to describe.

(SOURCE: http://grognard.com/reviews/france44.txt)

Game Info

France 1944 Cover

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