Morning of June 6, 1944:
The fate of Europe is in your hands! Presenting: Axis & Allies D-Day, a new, stand-alone extension of the classic strategy game Axis & Allies. Axis & Allies D-Day lets players to command, or conquer, the largest amphibious invasion in history.
Axis & Allies D-Day features detailed game components including a new blockhouse piece and an oversized game board. Other elements of this new Axis & Allies variant include a card deck with three card types -- Orders, Tactics, and Fortune -- adding depth and complexity to gameplay. Order cards determine play sequence and break turns into distinct phases; Tactics cards offer players varied strategic opportunities; and Fortune cards add an element of unpredictability.
Axis & Allies D-Day begins as Operation Overlord, the invasion of German-held Normandy -- 130,000 soldiers of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States poise to assault Fortress Europe. You and your fellow world powers control their fates.
One player controls Germany, whose Axis forces have turned the beaches of Normandy into a near-impenetrable stronghold. Set to breach those defenses are the Allies: the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Axis & Allies D-Day, designed for two or three players, can be played in two hours. The game is the third Axis & Allies variant, following the successful Axis & Allies Europe and Axis & Allies Pacific.