Memoir '44: The Battle Map - Volume 3 - Sword of Stalingrad
Expansion for: Mémoire 44

2-8 Players
Best of 8 players

90 Min
Playing time

Age: 10+
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The third volume in the Battle Maps series Memory 44 contains 2 Overlord scenarios, 2 standard scenarios, the summary maps of the previous Battle Maps and the Mediterranean Theater and, for the first time ever, new maps that can be used during the game: maps Combat specially designed for urban combat.

At the end of August 1942, German troops reached the Volga, north of Stalingrad. The 4th Panzerarmee only took a few days to reach the river south of the city, isolating the men and women of the 62nd Soviet Army. The order that Stalin gave on July 27, "More a Step Back", was self-imposing, and the defenders of Stalingrad soon realized that his slogan "there is nothing behind the Volga" described the hard reality that they would have to face.

Lieutenant-General Tchouikov had seen with his own eyes the terrible efficiency of the German Blitzkrieg in the Russian steppes. He knew how to turn the situation to his advantage: the carpet bombs dropped on the city had turned into a field of ruins where it was easy to install defense lines overlooking the streets and strategic places of Stalingrad. The Soviets had to fight as close as possible to the enemy, even at a house or a gate, thus rendering it impossible for the Germans to use artillery strikes or shelling.

By October 1942, Stalingrad had become a symbol by name. For Stalin and Hitler, it was now more a matter of prestige than a truly strategic issue. The whole Eastern campaign was concentrated on this point. In mid-October, the Luftwaffe intensified its strikes against the Red Army units that held the west bank of the Volga. More than 2,000 sorties were made, and 600 tons of bombs were dropped by the Stukas on the city.

In the process, three infantry divisions and two armored divisions supported by battalions of engineers surrounded the three factories in the north of the city. Their attack targeted the center of the Soviet front line. The 14th Armored Division made a breakthrough, isolating almost the entire tractor plant: the violence of this attack cut the 62nd Soviet Army in two. General von Paulus knew that the capture of the tractor factory would lead to the collapse of the right flank of the Russians. He hired fresh troops into the battle to end the Soviet defenders entrenched in the buildings.

Two standard scenarios are provided in addition to these two Overlord scenarios: Mamayev Kurgan and Pavlov, Hero of the Soviet Union. In addition, you will also find the unpublished summary maps to date (those of the Mediterranean Theater and Battle Maps), as well as a corrected edition of the Infiltration map.

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Memoir '44 Rulebook

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Published in collaboration with the Mission for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings & Liberation of France, Memoir ’44 is a uniquely fun, simple and engaging boardgame for the whole family.

In English In French

Memoir '44 Rulebook Overlord

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This supplement of Memoir ’44 offers experienced players the unique opportunity to replay historical WWII battles on a grand scale, with up to four players to a side.

In English In French

Memoir '44: Sword of Stalingrad Rulebook

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The Combat cards introduced in this deck are designed to help spice up your Memoir '44 scenarios by introducing heroic street fighting and urban warfare where applicable.

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Primary titleMemoir '44: The Battle Map - Volume 3 - Sword of Stalingrad
Year published2009
Release DateOctober 2009
LanguagesFrench, English
Product CodeMEM13
EAN Code0824968118733
Weight0.88 lbs
Size12.32 x 10.91 x 0.98 inches
DesignersRichard Borg
ArtistsCyrille Daujean
PublishersDays Of Wonder
DistributorsAsmodée
Type of publicAmateur
Expansion for2004 - Mémoire 44