Memoir '44 is a historical boardgame where players face-off in stylized battles of some of the most famous historic battles of World War II including Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Operation Cobra and the Ardennes.
Memoir '44 includes over 15 different battle scenarios and features a double-sided hex game board for both beach landings and countryside combat. Each scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements and objectives of each army. Commanders deploy troops through Command and Tactic cards, applying the unique skills of his units -- infantry, paratrooper, tank, artillery, and even resistance fighters -- to their greatest strength.
"By design, the game is not overly complex", says Memoir '44 designer, Richard Borg. "The game mechanics, although simple, still require strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory." In addition to the large, double-sided gameboard, Memoir '44 includes 144 amazingly detailed army miniatures - including historically accurate infantry, tanks and artillery; 36 Obstacle pieces, 60 illustrated Command cards, 44 Special Terrain tiles, and 8 Custom Wooden dice.
Memoir '44 is designed for 2 players but easily accommodates team play. And with Memoir '44 Overlord scenarios, players can use multiple boards and up to 8 players to conduct large scale operations, experiencing the challenges of troop coordination and military chain of command on a large scale battlefield. Average game length is between 30 and 60 minutes, encouraging match play where players can command first one side and then the other.
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1 Double-Sided Battlefield Board Map (folded: 250mm x 236mm x 15mm, unfolded: 710mm x 550mm)
72 Cardboard Counters and Tiles:
44 Double-Sided Terrain Hex Pieces
10 Double-Sided Victory Medals
14 Double-Sided Special Forces Badges
4 Double-Sided Rectangular Bunker and Bridge Tiles
186 Plastic Piece Minatures (93 x Green (Allies)/93 x Blue-Gray(Axis)):
84 Infantry Figures (42 x 2 Colors)
48 Armored Vehicles/Tank Figures (24 x 2 Colors)
12 Artillery Figures (6 x 2 Colors)
12 Barbed Wire (6 x 2 Colors)
12 Hedgehogs (6 x 2 Colors)
12 Sandbags (6 x 2 Colors)
6 Cardholder Sections (3 x 2 Colors)
1 Deck of 70 Cards:
60 Command cards (40 Section Cards and 20 Tactic Cards)
9 Summary Cards (7 Terrain Cards, 1 Unit Summary Card, and 1 Obstacle Summary Card)
The "Battle of Lanzerath Ridge" was the first encounter of the German forces and the Allies in the Battle of the Bulge. On Dec 16th, 1944, a small group of American infantrymen, while severely outnumbered, fought and held their ground until nightfall, thus delaying the initial German attack.
This scenario attempts to recreate this battle.
Game setup, scenario brief, and photos included.
Here is a simple 'macro-free' spreadsheet version for solo play.
I used Derek Whaley's "Memoir '44 Scenario & Campaign Book Version 1.1" to cut and paste the board images and text into the spreadsheets. I also used his page numbering to help me sort the scenarios and game sheets. Use anything you like if you do it for yourself.
I only posted a copy that has a few scenarios set up as my versions keep improving as I set up more and more scenarios. Usually I only have up to eight scenarios in a spreadsheet to keep the size down.
For now I present it as an idea for those who want to play solo on their smartphones before better versions are made available. You will have to setup the boards yourself.
As my sheets get better, I hope to have macros for automatic setups so that...
A list of scenarios organized by month and day so you can choose a scenario to play that occurred on the day you are playing. Also allows searching for Overlord or Breakthrough scenarios that were published in other expansions.
Here are some house rules regarding aircraft for use in Memoir '44. These rules will allow for bombing and dog fighting. A rating system is used for variable firepower, range, movement, and defense for different types of aircraft. Anti aircraft fire rules are also enhanced, among other things.