Axis & Allies D-Day

Axis & Allies D-Day (released in 2004) begins on June 6th, 1944 – the day of one of the deadliest battles of World War Two. Axis & Allies D-Day attempts to replicate the strategy of this very day – in board game version.

The game is a great introduction for those players wanting to learn the basics of the Axis & Allies series of games. You’ll find quick game play and an easy set up. The dice will determine which side luck is on – but you will still require a solid strategy to win the war.

The factual elements put into this game are pretty unique, with items such as Blockhouses and Beachheads. Unlike many other A&A games, there is no money or plastic chips needed – it is all on the flow of Order Cards (phases 1-16).

Winning will come down to the wire for the Allies, with the Axis (Germany) needing to put up a good strategy to keep that one city secure until turn ten.

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  • Board Dimensions: 30 x 20 inches or 75 x 50 cm

Game Primer Video:

A Closer Look:

Welcome to Axis & Allies D-Day.

Axis & Allies D-Day

The board game box, outside…

Axis & Allies D-Day Box Cover

… and inside.

Axis & Allies D-Day Game Box - Inside

Your rule book, errr, “Operations Manual”.

Axis & Allies D-Day Rule Book

The Game board.

Axis & Allies D-Day Game Board

What the game board looks like at the beginning of the game.

Axis & Allies D-Day Starting Setup

The Battle Board.

Axis & Allies D-Day Battle Board

Order cards.

Axis & Allies D-Day Order Cards

Ten rounds of game play.

Twelve Rounds

Game play will include the luck of the dice, but you won’t win with that alone.

Axis & Allies D-Day Dice

To add to the mix, other good fortune is in play.

Axis & Allies D-Day Fortune Cards

German blockhouses, unique to Axis & Allies D-Day.

Axis & Allies D-Day - German Blockhouses

Speaking of the Germans, their setup.

D-Day - German forces setup

German land units.

Axis & Allies D-Day - German land units

Allied forces (US/UK) landed on main land Europe.

Axis & Allies D-Day: UK/USA Landed


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There you have it. Your quick guide to getting started with Axis & Allies D-Day.

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