Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Equipment Pack – The largest set of figures ever released for popular WWII game
Giant expansion includes over 180 Plastic figures and 16 new battle scenarios
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France – June 6, 2012. On D-Day, the Allied forces unleashed over 150,000 men and thousands of tons of equipment on the coast of Normandy. 68 years later to the day, Days of Wonder announces the Memoir '44 Equipment Pack, a major expansion to the Memoir '44 game system.
Filling a game box as big as the original Memoir '44 board game, the Equipment Pack is packed with 108 figures from 4 WWII nations, including French Infantry, Finnish Ski Troops, Italian Artillery and Polish Cavalry; 24 new pieces of Artillery (Flak-88's, "Long Tom" Big Guns, M7 Priests and "Screaming Meemies" Nebelwerfers); some new Beach Landing equipment that includes 6 amazing Hobart's Funnies, complete with accessories; 6 Snipers; and scores of new Armor, Vehicle and Special Weapon Assets, including some Elefant Tank Destroyers, Kübelwagen Command cars, and M2 Mortars and Machine Guns.
These 186 plastic figures plus accessories can be deployed over many of the existing Memoir '44 scenarios and are heavily featured in the 10 Standard, 2 Breakthrough and 4 Overlord new scenarios that come in the Equipment Pack. A 32 page Rules booklet and 25 Summary cards complement this pack.
“The Equipment Pack is the definitive Memoir '44 figure expansion,” said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. “Combined with the earlier Eastern Front, Pacific and Mediterranean Theater army packs, fans now have just about every type of troops and weapons they're likely to engage in battles across every theater of World War II.”
The Equipment Pack is not a standalone game. At least one copy of the Memoir '44 base game and many of its expansions are required to enjoy most of the included scenarios. It's highly recommended that, for visual accuracy, players at minimum own the Terrain Pack and the Winter/Desert board.
The Memoir '44 Equipment Pack expansion is expected to be available in time for Gencon and at better game stores in North America in August, and in Europe in September at an expected retail price of $60/€54.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder develops and publishes games that Play different.™ From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to Ride, the world's best-selling train game; Small World, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir '44, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder's web site: www.daysofwonder.com.
Days of Wonder, Ticket to Ride, Small World and Memoir '44 are all registered trademarks of Days of Wonder, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.