June 7th, 1944
THE ENEMY LURKS IN THE SWAMPY MARSHES AND CLAUSTROPHOBIC HEDGEROWS OF NORMANDY - BUT WHERE? WHERE WILL HE STRIKE? WHERE IS HE WEAK? CAN YOU TURN HIS MISTAKES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE?
V for Victory-Battleset 1, Utah Beach, thrusts you into the role of a military strategist during the Normandy invasion of World War II. As the American commander, you must overcome strong German resistance to occupy the Cotentin peninsula and the vital port facilities at Cherbourg. Or as the German commander, you must defend Cherbourg and drive the Americans back into the sea.
Lead your forces against the computer or another player. Test your skills as a WWII combat commander in six scenarios of increasing difficulty:
- Mopping up: The 9th Infantry Division cleans out the last pocket of German resistance, a battered kampf-gruppe isolated far behind American lines.
- Objective Carentan: The 101st Airborne Division has 3 days to take this key city, which is defended by an elite regiment of German paratroopers.
- SS Counterattack: The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division launches an attack against the 101st Airborne Division in an attempt to recapture Carentan.
- Final Assault: Three American Divisions are poised to liberate Cherbourg, which is defended by the once-strong remnants of the German LXXXIV Korps.
- Race for Carteret: The American VII Corps launches a long-distance drive to break through the German lines, cut the peninsula off and isolate Cherbourg.
- Campaign Game: This long and all-encompassing scenario is the ultimate test of your abilities as a WWII field commander.
V for Victory also includes numerous options and historical variants. Select one or more of them in combination for dozens of different scenarios.
The V for Victory series sets a new standard for computer wargames. It is the most complete, accurate, and realistic simulation of large-scale WWII ground combat ever produced. Yet V for Victory is remarkably easy to learn and play.
Historically accurate and extremely sophisticated in its wargame modeling techniques, V for Victory stimulates, challenges, and rewards. Beginners and experts alike will be carried away in the rush of events that began on the beaches of France in 1944.
- Playing area is authentic, full color scrolling map of the Cotentin peninsula of France. 15 terrain types, including bocage, swamp, beach and forest.
- Nearly 500 military units including air, sea, and land forces broken up into 9 major types of units and over 50 sub types. Player has complete control over individual units but can delegate certain responsibilities to a Staff Assistant.
- 8 types of combat, including probes, air attacks, and all-out assaults, and 5 kinds of offensive and defensive artillery missions.
- Realistic weather effects and weather forecasts.
- Player can assume either American or German command, and play against the computer or another player.
- Optional "limited intelligence" feature provides varying amount of information about enemy activity, allowing for more realistic play.
- Realistic traffic control allows for "military gridlock" during logistical operations.
- Extensive campaign analyses along with detailed descriptions of game scenarios and their basis in history.
- 6 different scenarios of varying difficulty, including an introductory scenario and the complete "Campaign Game."
- 11 historical variants, including German air superiority, different US airborne drop zones, and historically absent units on both sides.