Avalanche: The Invasion Of Italy

0300, 9 September 1943: As Allied landing craft approached the shore of Salerno Bay south of Naples, most of the British and American assault troops they carried were prepared for an unopposed landing. They had only hours before been told of Italy's unconditional surrender to the Allies and happily believed their mission would now be the simple securing of an undefended beachhead.

Wiser heads knew the Germans were still there.

Avalanche recreates the U.S. 5th Army landing in the Gulf of Salerno and the battles to secure the beachhead from 9 to 19 September 1943. Included are rules for U.S. parachute drops, Luftwaffe guided bomb attacks on Allied warships, divisional-level leaders, special breakthrough combat, and repair and use of on-map airfields. Avalanche uses a battalion-level game system that portrays corps- and division-level operations.


Complexity: Medium.

Solitaire Suitability: Medium/High.

Avalanche includes:

  • 700 counters
  • One 22"x34" map
  • 16-page rules booklet
  • Player-aid cards

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Price: $44.99

Status: Currently Available

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