Days of Wonder Announces Memoir '44 Winter Wars - The Ardennes Offensive
New expansion to WWII game system focuses on desperate effort to control the Ardennes Forest in the Battle of the Bulge
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - September 28, 2010. Today, Days of Wonder announces Winter Wars - The Ardennes Offensive, a new expansion for the Memoir '44 Game System that highlights the last major German offensive on the western front during the bitterly cold December of 1944.
Packing a big punch, the Winter Wars expansion includes: 88 Winter terrain tiles; 20 Winter Combat cards; and most significantly in terms of game play - 80 new Command cards designed specifically for Breakthrough battles. This expansion also introduces new Winter Combat rules and new Troop badges representing the all new Tank Destroyer and Heavy Anti-Tank Gun units, and late war versions of an Anti-Tank Gun, Mortar and Machine Gun.
These will all be critical to fighting the ten scenarios contained in Winter Wars, all focused on those crucial two weeks in December 1944 in the Ardennes. The first six scenarios included are standard scenarios, playable with a single base game and this expansion. Deployment on a Winter/Desert board, while optional, creates a more accurate visual effect. The other four scenarios are gigantic Breakthrough renditions of the Battle of the Bulge. These scenarios will also require a single copy of the already released Eastern Front expansion and Breakthrough Kit board maps.
Winter Wars - The Ardennes Offensive will be released in English and French language editions with a price of $30/€28. It's expected to be available in game stores worldwide in early November.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented digital and physical board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder has offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 2 million board games and hosted over 20 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germanys prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the worlds most coveted game prize.