Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Battle Map Volume 3 - Sword of Stalingrad
First expansion to introduce new play cards since the launch of the base game!
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - October 12, 2009. Days of Wonder announced a new Memoir '44 Battle Map - Sword of Stalingrad, the third in the series of Memoir '44 expansions that feature Overlord scenarios on large-scale, double-sided maps. Sword of Stalingrad, along with the other featured Overlord scenario, Rats in a Factory, highlights the intense fight for the Russian city that is widely believed to have helped turn the tide of war.
The confining landscape of the inner-city battle mandated a very different type of warfare, so it's fitting that the Sword of Stalingrad introduces a new Combat Deck - 20 new cards that the game's author, Richard Borg has specifically designed for urban warfare. The Combat Deck marks the first time that additional cards have been created for in-game play in the Memoir '44 system.
The Battle Map series is designed for 2 to 8 players and each map is ready-to-play with all terrain, obstacles and unit positions pre-printed, so players can simply add their own figures and play. In addition to the Sword of Stalingrad and Rats in a Factory Overlord scenarios and the new Combat Deck, Battle Map Volume 3 includes: 2 Standard scenarios playable on a regular Memoir '44 board - Mamayev Kurgan and Pavlov, Hero of the Soviet Union; Summary cards for all previously published Battle Maps and the recently released Mediterranean Theater. It also includes a revised Behind Enemy Lines Command card.
The Memoir '44 Battle Map Volume 3 is an expansion and requires 1 copy of Memoir '44 and the Operation Overlord expansion, or two full copies of Memoir '44. The two Standard scenarios also require a copy of the Eastern Front and Terrain Pack for set-up; and purists wishing to use all figures of the proper color in the Overlord scenarios will need two copies of the Eastern Front expansion It is expected to be available in late November in both North America and Europe. Retail price is $18/€16.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented board and online games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Founded in 2002, Days of Wonder has a global presence, with offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 1.7 million board games and hosted over 17 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germany's prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the world's most coveted game prize.