More information from the publisher:
The boxed ATS product SANTA MARIA INFANTE was surprisingly popular, considering the dearth of titles set during the Italian Campaign of World War II. It's unique draw may have been based on the ideal setting the battle represents for the study of small unit tactics. Or the topography of the map, a lone road atop a ridge...one the Americans must move along to reach the town the game is named after. Maybe it was simply the fact that this is a Ray Tapio game design from top to bottom...okay, we vote for the map and interesting battle!
No matter the reason, tactical-level gaming has had few studies that play out in a manner which recognizes correct platoon/squad tactics and rewards the expert player...like SANTA MARIA INFANTE.
This is no simplistic, cartoonish game. You'll need to make the investment in time, utilize the ATS game engine, especially the infantry and terrain portions, to the fullest. You'll best be an intelligent, canny student of military history, we'll leave the 'beer and pretzels' to those other guys. You are serious and so are we and the battlefield of SANTA MARIA INFANTE calls you to arms.
ATS SANTA MARIA INFANTE contains:
1x complete collection of color die-cut counters in 1/2”, 5/8” and 3/4” sizes, representing the tanks, guns, and infantry that fought in the battle;
1x 24” x 36” map on heavyweight stock;
1x latest edition of the ATS rules of play;
12x Scenarios and a complete set of Play Aids printed on separate heavyweight cards;
1x Battlefield Walkaround booklet;
2x ten-sided dice.
THIS IS A COMPLETE GAME. NOTHING MORE NEEDS TO BE PURCHASED.