Fortress Europa recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945. The Allied player must select an invasion site and make a successful landing, breakout of the beachhead, drive across France and push deep into Germany. The German player must prevent the Allied Invasion or else conduct and orderly withdrawal across France, constantly delaying the Allies, and then counter attacking in the winter.
Fortress Europa is the successor to Avalon Hill’s highly acclaimed Russian Campaign...The basic game is 37 turns long, but several scenarios are provided for those wishing a shorter game. In addition, Sudden Death Victory Conditions are included which shorten the basic game ...
Fortress Europa comes in an 8.5” x 11.5” x 2” game box with three part mounted 22” x 24” map board; 520 double-sided die cut cardboard counters; a 16-page rule booklet with rules for play, optional rules and scenarios; several cardstock player aids including German & Allied Order of Battle charts, Aircraft Mission and Replacement Chart and a Time Record Chart; and one six sided die.
Avalon Hill also published a Play By Mail (PBM) kit for Fortress Europa including two-page, pink instructions and double sided pages for the German and Allied Order of Battle Charts used for tracking play.
I created this font some years back in order to create my own set of replacement counters for FE (and others). Number and letter keystrokes are standard, but the various punctuation marks are symbols for infantry, armor, etc. Thought some of you DIY-ers might find this useful. Once you get used to which symbols go with which keystrokes - sorry, I don't have a cheat sheet handy - creating a countersheet is as fast and easy as creating a table in MS Word. Note - this is by no means a complete set of every symbol, just the common WW2 ones.
Module for playing Fortress Europa using the WarGame Processor (WGP). Hide your at start units, make your moves, write comments. Send your file to your opponent and let him see what you did as if he was sitting across from you. WGP can be found at http://www.wargamesbymail.com
Historical German Setup V1.4
Scenario card for the historical German setup. This card is modeled on the stock [i]Fortress Europa[/i] initial set up cards with some formatting changes inspired by the "Battle of the Bulge" scenario cards found in the 2nd edition rulebook.
V1.4 adjusts the location of 116. [i]Panzer-Division[/i] based on primary source information from the U.S. National Archives, and adds a section to explain acronyms used in the readme.
V1.3 resolves the uncertain locations of 17. [i]Feld-Division (LW)[/i] and 346. [i]Infanterie-Division[/i] based on primary source information from the U.S. National Archives. They are both in the Le Havre hex.
V1.2 corrects some typographic and formatting errors in the readme; the setup sheet is unchanged.
V1.1 makes some minor...