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2004
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Lightning: D-Day
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This two-player card game recreates the drama of the day Allied soldiers went ashore in occupied France, 6 June 1944. Each of the historic landing beaches - Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha and Utah - is represented by its own card, as are the defending German divisions and attacking Allied units. The Allied player must marshal his resources to gain and secure control of every beach by day's end: one run-through of the 110-card deck.

The tension in the game increases with each card thrown, like the build up in a close baseball game. At first it seems the Allies have resources to meet every crisis across the beachheads, but if a key airborne division gets scattered across the countryside, allowing a counterattacking panzer division to slip through the perimeter, everything can change instantly. And an Allied unit committed to one beach, where you might find the defense isn't as strong as you thought, can't be called back in time to rush to the true danger zone. Both players must constantly be thinking ahead, looking for ways to best utilize their cards several throws down the line.

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Although the game is generally liked, a common criticsm has been that the rules aren't well-written. Check out the website for discussion and clarification:

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?13@763.EYYncOqsvLa.18@.1dcfe0f6/0

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Publisher: Decision Games (I)
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Year: 2004
Product Code: 1505
Size: 6.30 x 5.31 x 1.57 inches
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7 Lightning D-Day rules with FAQ updates included
I basically retyped the rules and added some of the stuff from latest FAQ.
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2013-01-24
9 D Day Q & A v2.doc
D-Day FAQ version 2 update from Consimworld discussion group
2005-05-01
0 D Day Q & A v2.doc
D-Day FAQ version 2 from Consimworld discussion group
2005-04-21
0 D Day Q & A v2.doc
Version 2 - includes further points of clarification posted on Consimworld.com’s discussion board since last publication 31 Aug 04
2005-04-21
2 D-Day Turn Order Cards.doc
Lightning D-Day Optional Turn Order Cards
2005-04-01
1 Lightning D-Day Card List.xls
Lightning D-Day Card List
2005-04-01
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