Coming 2019-20, Liberation is the TSWW Game covering the Western Allied liberation of Nazi occupied Europe.
Commencing in July of 1943, play to force Italy out of the war, and then stab into the “soft underbelly of Europe” or launch a hail mary assault in 1943 on the French Coast. Smash the Nazis in France and drive deep into Germany with a successful post Overlord breakout… Can you hang on long enough in the West to defeat the Western Allies and possibly free up enough firepower to save the Reich? Doubtful – but its the only hope for a Germany on the verge of collapse in 1944….
With 14 maps, and a minimum of 5600 counters (quite probably more – the RAF alone will be 2 sheets, as will the Royal Navy) over 20 sheets, Liberation finalises the first generation of TSWW Games in the West. Development is at an advanced stage, with only USAAF and USN OBs to be researched, along with the Repubblica Sociale Italiana which is already part researched.
Map art is at an advanced stage, relying as it does on the heavily revised mapping for Mare Nostrum, Barbarossa and Blitzkrieg II. Art snippets will appear in due course in our Blog!
The various modules and scenarios will commence with small learning ones designed to ease your way into the TSWW system with minimal fuss, and will progress through smaller modules handling the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky), the Gothic Line, and Anzio, then into France via Overlord and Neptune, Avalanche (the invasion of the South of France) finally concluding with the Wacht am Rhein and the final breakouts into the depths of Nazi Germany for the land aficionados out there, along with the strategic bombing campaign undertaken by the RAF and USAAF against the Reich for those of you who must fly everywhere!
Major campaigns will include Italy, North West Europe and of course the usual massive Grand Campaign module handling the entire Western Allied liberation of Europe. You too can be Patton or Montgomery on the one hand, or Von Rundsted or Kesselring on the other.
Space permitting Liberation will also include a major what if campaign designed to explore Winston Churchill’s desired approach to Germany… through the Ljubljana gap and into Southern Germany, heading off the Soviet advance from the East, and fulfilling the promise made by Chamberlain to defend Poland…
Scheduled for release after Vengeance, it is entirely possible that Liberation will come out before the final stage of the Eastern Front to permit fuller research into the big red machine!