Land your troops on the beaches of northern France, lay bridges to cross flooded enemy defences, avoid tanktraps, clear the area of dangerous minefields, overcome the enemy and claim the beachhead for the Allies! Tank Battle: Normandy is a historical wargame themed around the Allied invasion of Axis held in Europe on the 6th of June, 1944. Play as the Allies, British or Americans as many new units enter the theatre for the first time. Or, play as the Germans as they use their impressive arrays of heavy tanks, bunker emplacements and artillery to repel the invasion forces.
The invasion missions are a careful recreation of the naval landings at Omaha, Utah, Sword and Gold beaches. The other missions are a mixture of themed and historical battles that challenge even the most skilled wargamers. From the lush and forested bocage and fortified beaches of Northern France where tank is king, to tight urban environs where infantry units can rule all, Tank Battle: Normandy requires the player to be at the top of their game!
Enjoy Airborne Landings, bridge-laying tanks, mine-clearing tanks, bunker assaulting AVRE's, Fireflies and Kangaroos. Typical mission objectives include; escorting units, holding positions, capturing points, repairing units and, the ever-popular, destroy the enemy army.
The game system represents a major upgrade of the already successful engine used throughout the Tank Battle series and enjoys a number of new features and refinements.
Key Game Features:
High Definition World War II era graphics.
23 Missions to play through, including 4 large-scale beach invasions.
Play as the British in the 8 Mission First Strike tutorial campaign introducing off-screen bombardment and landing craft. Includes a full-scale mission.
Play as the Americans in the 4 Mission Invasion Campaign.
Over 100 unique units!
Specialist D-Day 'Funnies' units including: Churchill Bridgelayer, M4 Sherman Crab minesweepers, M4 Sherman DD floating tanks, LCT and LCVP landing crafts.
New defensive German units including: bunkers and gun emplacements.
High Definition grassland and beach terrains.
Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
Other Game Features; detailed combat analysis, flank attacks, strategic movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles, multi-level hills, minesweepers, bridge-laying.
Hours of game play.
Additional Purchasable Campaigns.
Purchasable Extra Content:
6 Mission Assault Campaign, playing as the British.
5 Mission Counterattack Campaign, playing as the Germans.
8 Mission 'Breakout' Campaign, playing as the Americans.
8 Mission 'Pursuit' Campaign, playing as the British.
6 mission Overlord! campaign, playing as the Americans.
6 mission No Retreat! campaign, playing as the Germans.
6 mission Tears and Sweat! campaign, playing as the British.