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1944: Race to the Rhine
Board game graphic design
Publisher note about game:
The game is based on historical events of the year 1944. Players, in the roles of Allied
commanders, take part in a true race to the Rhine. Whoever reaches the river
first, wins the game and ends World War II before Christmas. But time is short,
since the Axis defense is getting stronger and stronger, and the window of opportunity
may not be opened for long.
Each player controls three or four Corps, and players move in turns. During each
turn, players may take two actions: move their Corps (and fight a battle, if they
encounter Axis troops!), get supplies, get transport trucks, and make use of their air
supremacy. Cross the Rhine river first, and you win. Each of these Corps needs:
- gas, to move,
- ammo, to fight Axis units met along the way,
- food, to prevent soldiers from starving.
Players must not only play the role of commander, but also of quartermaster in
order to reach the Rhine before the others. During their march, players’ Corps gain
help from the French Resistance movement, find abandoned Axis supplies, and meet
crowds of civilians who may be celebrating the liberation — or might just demand
food to feed the hungry.
Will you use your transport capacity to send fuel to make your Corps move faster,
or will you transport ammo to help them win against Axis troops met along the
way? Will you lead like Patton and bend all the safety rules, or like Monty to make
slow but certain progress? And don’t forget about food for your soldiers, because if
the supply check comes, it will be too late... Keep in mind that your situation will
only get worse as the Axis defense will become stronger with each mile you advance
toward the Rhine.
Publisher: PHALANX Games www.phalanxgames.pl
Graphic design: Pi&Sigma