Sergeants Miniatures Game (SMG) is an innovative and proven system, with the game’s engine run by impulse cards managing four broad, basic functions which occur in a randomized order. Cards drive the impulses that take place during each turn, and each player has a deck of cards, made up from the troops under his or her command.
SMG Day of Days and Red Devils are complete games out of the box. You’ll find 20mm, pre-painted miniatures, plenty of thick, two-sided, colorful mapboard tiles which can be assembled in various ways, easy rules, scenarios, player aids... everything you need to get started on your missions and having fun fast.
Each soldier and their respective "deck" of cards reflects abilities and traits-- perhaps about how well they shoot or how slowly they move or how attracted they are to things like fresh milk, hot food, or loot. There are some Soldiers (called "Characters") included in the base game (Day of Days) which are common, but the others in DoD and all that are purchased separately have unique characteristics (which all balance out to be "equal" according to a complex math formula which is seamless to the players). So players can only get the best out of their forces after they have learned each soldier's strengths and weaknesses.
Additional expansions such as La Fiere Bridge, Pontigou Ferme, Road to Carentan, and Hasty positions, along with troop specialty packs allow for more terrain, new scenarios, and new adventures with customized teams and soldiers.