Days of Wonder announced Memoir ’44: New Flight Plan, a new expansion to their popular Memoir ’44 board game. Memoir ’44, designed by Richard Borg, is a historical board game where players participate in famous battles which took place in World War II such as the battles at Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Operation Cobra and the Ardennes. In this expansion, players are able to deploy air units to turn the tides of war.
“Air supremacy was a constant challenge during World War II. In the Battle of France, the Luftwaffe’s powerful Stukas were a key component to the German’s blitzkrieg strategy that led them to victory. Over the English Channel, the heroism of RAF pilots saved their country from an invasion. In the skies of Kursk, Smolensk and Stalingrad, many Soviet pilots defended their land against German bombs. And when the Allied forces landed in Europe, it was under a constant aerial cover of fighters, fighter-bombers, and bombers. At that time, Allied air supremacy was at its pinnacle.” [source]
Fighters, fighter-bombers and even bombers join the fray to support troops on the battlefield. While this isn’t the first time airplanes make an appearance in the Memoir ’44 system, Memoir ’44: New Flight Plan does add many new tactical options and is compatible with all existing scenarios in all theaters of operation. The expansion includes 21 new scenarios, and 16 plane models (including a larger B-17 model).
For more information on the expansion, check the Days of Wonder website. Expect it’s release in May of 2019.