D-Day Gold & Juno Beaches: Across the Orne (Folio)
The D-Day folio series consists of four separate games, each portraying a portion of the Normandy campaign area. Turns represent two to three days each; the games cover the campaign from the initial landing to the breakout. Each game comes with one map covering a portion of the battlefield at 2.5 miles per hex. The playing pieces represent the regiments and special battalions taking part, plus the multitude of fire support available to them.
The series uses the Fire & Movement system rules, with exclusive rules for each folio. The folios can be combined to display the entire American or British Commonwealth sectors, or into a single giant game on the entire campaign.
This game covers two landings, the British on Gold Beach and the Canadians on Juno. They face the lightest opposition but must press well forward to secure the core of the Allied lodgment: the town of Bayeux and the road from there to Caen. The German player has little to work with at first, but can expect powerful reinforcements, including the only Panzer division near the landing beaches. As the campaign progresses, both sides will use this area to secure or expose the flanks of the battles on either side.
Contents: 17"x22" terrain map, 100 die-cut counters, one Eight page system rule booklet plus exclusive scenario rules.