Days of Wonder announces new Memoir '44 and BattleLore expansions
New additions bring large-scale excitement to group play for popular game systems
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - August 11, 2008.. Days of Wonder, the publisher of top-quality board and card games, today announced the Operation Overlord and "Hedgerow Hell" Overlord Battle Map expansions for Memoir '44; and the "Troll Map" Epic Adventure expansion for the BattleLore game system. All three expansions will make their debut this week at the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis.
The Operation Overlord expansion was specifically created to aid setup and enhance the play of multi-player Memoir '44 Overlord scenarios. Included are: 2 special decks of updated Command cards that provide players with the correct card makeup for Overlord games, 2 punchboards of Army figure tokens that are used to represent figures from different nations and make it possible to play Overlord with only a single copy of the base game. Also included are 8 Memoir '44 dice for the additional players and an updated version of the Overlord Rules.
The first volume of the Memoir '44 Battle Map series includes a large-scale, double-sided paper map with two new Memoir '44 Overlord Scenario's - Hedgerow Hell and The Cadets of Saumur, plus 6 new Dodge Truck miniature figures. The oversized map, which is 57 x 27.5 inches (140 x 70 cm) in size, is ready-to-play with all terrain, obstacles and unit positions pre-printed - just add figures. It also features the scenario rules, terrain and unit summary cards, and historical background on the map. Perfect for group play at home or gaming events with fellow Memoir '44 friends, the Overlord Battle Map series is designed for 2 to 8 players and requires either 1 copy of the original Memoir '44 board game, plus the Operation Overlord Expansion; or 2 copies of the board game.
This first release of the Epic Adventure Map series for BattleLore includes a large scale Epic map featuring two Epic Adventures - For Troll & Country and Troll Bridge. The paper map is 47 x 34 inches (120 x 87 cm) and comes ready to play with terrain, obstacles and unit positions pre-printed. Players can just place their BattleLore units and start their adventure. This volume also features the new Troll Creature figure, perfect to use with these or other adventures.
The Memoir '44 Operation Overlord and Overlord Battle Map expansions are expected to be available in September in North America and in October in Europe. Estimated retail price for Operation Overlord is $20-$25 and €20. Estimate retail price for the Overlord Battle Map is $18-$22 and €16. The BattleLore Troll Map Epic Adventure expansion is expected to be available worldwide in October. Suggested retail price for the Troll Map expansion is $18 and €16.