History & Credits
Creation and Development:
Richard Borg - Based on the Commands & Colors Game System.
Pat Kurivial, Roy Grider
Dave Arneson, Jim Berhalter, George Carson, Rik Fontana, Brett Helgeson, Steve Malecek, Bill Massey, Paul Miller, Wayne Minton, Steve Niedergeses, Stan Oien, Jeff Paszkiewicz , Anthony Ricardi, Louis Rotundo, Bob Santiago, Marty Schmidt, Ken Sommerfield, Rick Thomas, Dan Van Horn, Emmanuel, Matthieu & Elise Corno, and the Days of Wonder Team...
Art Director and Graphic Design:
Tanks and gun models courtesy of:
Don Perrin, Noble Miniatures, www.nobleminis.com
Mission for the 60th Anniversary of the Landings and Liberation of France and History Services of the Army
Special Thanks to
All members of the Mission for the 60th Anniversary of the Landings and Liberation of France for their support, especially Lt-Colonel Torres, Capitaine de Frégate Metzger and Mrs. Cormier. Also thanks to Colonel Guelton and Mr. Vaudable from the French Army Historical Department.
Memoir '44 was born following the meeting of the noted game designer Richard Borg, Days of Wonder, and the Mission for the 60th Anniversary of the Landings and Liberation of France
Richard Borg had designed a WWII game using his Command and Colors Game System, which he had already used in the past for his famous Battlecry game (a game about the US Civil War), and was looking for a game publisher. Days of Wonder was interested, and discussions were already under way, when the Mission for the 60th Anniversary came in and accerelated the process.
The main idea was to design a game that would convey the memory of the D-Day events to the younger generation. The challenge was to build something that would be simple for young people, but not simplistic. The game had to be historically accurate, and fun to play. Only the game system developed by Richard could achieve all these goals.
The result is an exceptional game that will please children, parents and grand-parents, who will be able to share together the memory of History.