YOUR CART
The shopping cart is empty.
ESSEN 2019

No Retreat 4: The Italian Front 1943-45

Price : 64,95 €
Cheaper with kiwi points : 61,70 €
( for every user! )
Availability: Can be ordered
EMAIL ALERT
Do you wish to receive
an email
when this product
is available?


No Retreat 4: The Italian Front 1943-45
The pictures above are indicative and may not apply to the version of the game for sale.
Playing Time Playing time
N.D.
Number of players Number of players
Suggested age Suggested age
N.D.
Rules language Rules language
Box language Box language
Year published Year published
0000
Publisher Publisher

GMT Games
Language dependence Language dependence
No necessary in-game text
Useful links Useful links
Categories Categories
- War - War -
Game mechanics Game mechanics
- Hex-and-Counter -
Authors Authors
- Carl Paradis -

This title is also known as
- No Retreat 4: The Italian Front - No Retreat 4: The Italian Front 1943-45 -
Statistics for the boardgame:
"No Retreat 4: The Italian Front 1943-45 "
It is in the wishlist of 5 users.
It is owned by 3 users.
It has been viewed 9157 times .
ATTENZIONE! NON ADATTO A BAMBINI DI ETÀ INFERIORE A 3 ANNI. CONTIENE PICCOLE PARTI CHE POTREBBERO ESSERE INGERITE O INALATE.

Description

Following on the success of No Retreat! Where the Russian Front of World War II beckons, and then taking the action to the African Front, and then the French Front, game designer Carl Paradis presents the fourth chapter in this game series, No Retreat 4: The Italian Front.

This game will be using a mix of all the previous No Retreat! game concepts/systems, including some from the solitaire module, to depict this long and gruelling campaign with the minimum of fuss and the fastest possible play time. Each turn will represent one or two months (depending on the weather), but not every Turn will see major action! So during Frontline lulls very little combat, if any, will take place but for frontline attrition, so these turns will pass in a speedy manner. When a side decide to go on the offensive then that specific turn will see a series of moves/combat/activations (like was done for NR2); using a variant of the regular No Retreat “Target/Counterblow” rules and markers. The important sea invasions will be shown in great detail, the German fortified positions also, and the long set-pieces battles (like Cassino or Anzio) will be represented correctly without bogging down game play. Like in NR3 “Secret Campaign Plans” will make an appearance, with players vying to attain special high command objectives, thus getting bonus victory points if the game does not end in an early “Sudden Death” and continues to the bitter end.

To make the play surface more easy to use, the long Italian peninsula will be represented by a series of separate maps each showing a part of the battleground. As the frontline moves north or south, players will switch the “play map” map to show the actual areas of operations, thus saving a lot of table space. It will also be possible under certain circumstances for players to actually change sides in the game (keeping their accumulated Victory points): Thus both will be able to get the chance to be on the “attacking side” if wished for; historically the Germans were mostly on the defensive. The Event card system will also be changed a bit, with each card allowing multiple possible effects/events: all the cards will be useful, even when the main event cannot be used because of Strategic Initiative.

Bonus Game
But wait, there is more! For this deluxe edition, the Invasion of Sicily will be added as a separate mini-game. Very fast-playing, and will be an excellent learning or tournament game; that can be also linked to the main campaign game. Could the Axis have delayed the Allies longer on the island? And what if only a token holding attack was made, with the main landings a short while later on the mainland? Or Sicily completely bypassed altogether?

Italian Front Scenario Listing
Regular Game: The 1943/45 full campaign. Both players will choose a “Campaign Plan” that will instruct them as to their general objectives; there is a chance that one could also be imposed by the game system in case of failure! A players’ “switch of sides” could also occur because of the plans or player’s will. The outcome of the Sicily mini-game can be linked to this scenario. Players can also change the Strength of the Armies and rate of reinforcements
Historical Game: The 1943/45 full campaign, but with the Plan choices limited to the more historically plausible alternatives. No switch of sides can occur. The Sicily mini-game is not used.
Short Early game: The first part of the 1943/45 campaign. Only the Southern Italian maps will be used, and the game will end in Early 1944 (historically after the Anzio invasion petered out).
Short Late game: The second part of the 1943/45 campaign. Only the Northern Italian maps will be used, and the game will Start where the previous “Early game” scenario stops, and continues until the end of the war in 1945..
Sicily Game: This mini-game can be played “stand alone” or linked to the Regular Game Scenario. It also makes for an excellent fast-playing Tournament scenario.

Components:
Two 22x18 Mapboards (mounted and two-sided)
One sheet of 88, 2-sided square units
One sheet of 112, 2-sided round/hex markers.
One rule book (24 pages)
One Scenario Book (24 pages)
Five Play-aid cards
55 Event Cards
Two 6-sided dice

Number of Players: 2

Ages: 14 and up

Playing time: 6 to 8 hours for a campaign game, 1 1/2 hours for the Sicily mini-game, 3 hours for the Short games.

Scale: Each unit is one Division or Corps: Each hex is about 20 kilometers from side to side. Each turn represents one or two months of real time, with 1-week sub-turns during major offensives.

Cards suggestion


We have no info about the number of cards in the game.
Suggest the format of the cards and earn banana points.
If your suggestion will be confirmed by us you will earn 300 points!
If the game contains no cards you will earn 20 points!
You need at least one order to be able to suggest us cards.
Login and suggest cards' format!
Barcode: 817054010912
Price : 64,95 €
Our web store. Our games. Our shops. Distribution for stores.
With the "Apple" games you will receive a playcard4 with a value of 4 euros to spend in the next order within 60 days.
The list is updated every day and may change without notice.
With the "Strawberry" games you will get free shipping to Italy no matter the total of the cart is.
The list is updated every day and may change without notice.