Memoir '44

Memoir '44
Memoir 44 is a game that covers all the theaters of World War II from the tactical to the operational level using the Commands and Colors system.

Games and Expansions:
Memoir '44: New Flight Plan (2019)
Memoir '44: Through Jungle and Desert (2018)
Memoir '44: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol (2016)
Memoir '44: D-Day Landings (2014)
Memoir '44: Equipment Pack (2012)
Memoir '44: Campaign Book Volume 2 (2011)
Memoir '44: The Invasion of Crete (2011)
Memoir '44: Breakthrough (2010)
Memoir '44: Disaster at Dieppe (2010)
Memoir '44: Winter Wars (2010)
Memoir '44: Campaign Book Volume 1 (2009)
Memoir '44: Sword of Stalingrad (2009)
Memoir '44: Tigers in the Snow (2009)
Memoir '44: Hedgerow Hell (2008)
Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater (2008)
Memoir '44: Operation Overlord (2008)
Memoir '44: Air Pack (2007)
Memoir '44: Pacific Theater (2006)
Memoir '44: Eastern Front (2005)
Memoir '44: Terrain Pack (2005)
Memoir '44: Winter/Desert Board Map (2005)
Memoir '44 (2004)

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Battle for Oran
On the morning of November 8th,1942, Allied troops landed in French North Africa, with the hope that the French wouldn’t fight. But in the Oran area, French troops fought against the US Center Task Force of General Fredendall...

Scorpions vs. Folgore
In the evening of October 23rd,1942, General Montgomery launched Operation Lightfoot in the north of El Alamein. To the south, a diversion operation planned to engage the Axis mobile units deployed in this sector (21.Panzer Division and Division…

Strong defense at Vinovka
On the 23rd of August 1942, the 16.Panzer-Division, head of the XIV.Panzer-Korps, crossed the Don River and advanced toward the Volga River until they reached Rynok, north of Stalingrad, that evening. General Hube, commander of the division, received…

Stalingrad: 1st assault
When German troops arrived in front of Stalingrad in early September 1942, they noticed that the long, straight city hugging the Volga River did not allow them to use their usual tactic, the pincer movement. They would have to make a frontal…

Operation Undertone
Operation Undertone, also known as the Saar-Palatinate Offensive, was a large assault by the U.S. Seventh, Third and French First Armies of the U.S. Sixth and Twelfth Army Groups as a part of the Allied invasion of Germany in March …

The Reichswald is the 5-mile gap between the Maas and Rhine and the natural advance route from the German-Dutch border to the Ruhr. After amassing troops to get a numerical advantage near Groesbeek, the allies advanced towards Kleve. The German …

Clearing of the Echternach Bulge
The battle of the Bulge finished in January 1945. The 417th Infantry Division and the 5th Armored Division had to cross the Sauer between Bollendorf and Echternach to take the first hill mass, not quite a mile beyond the Sauer. …

Saarlautern Bridgehead
After the capture of the main Saarlautern bridge the previous day, the 95th division managed to form a bridgehead on the other side of the river. The main effort of these troops went into pushing forward towards Fraulautern and to …

Hill 400
Hill 400 is the name given by Allied forces during World War II to a 400 metres high hill located east of the centre of Bergstein, a village in the Eifel region of Germany. This small mountain provides a view …

First battle for Schmidt
Hürtgen Forest is a rugged area between the Ruhr and Aachen. The German defenders had numerous bunkers in the area, mostly belonging to the deep defences of the Siegfried Line. The dense forest allowed infiltration and flanking attacks, and it …

At the beginning of Operation Fall Blau, the 4th Panzer Army of General Hoth advanced towards Voronezh to cross the Don River and then turn South to encircle Soviet troops west of the river. The capture of the city was …

Bir Hakeim
On the 10th of June 1942, knowing that holding Bir Hakeim was no longer essential for the continuation of the battle, French general Koenig decided to break through the encirclement and escape to the British lines with all the 1st …

Operation Trappenjagd
As part of the drive to relieve the besieged city of Tobruk, the 6th New Zealand Brigade and 8th Royal Tank Regiment assaulted a German position simply known as Point 175. Overconfident by recent success against Italian forces, they were …

US counter-attack at Bataan
On the Bataan Peninsula, the Japanese launched what would be the final offensive in April 1942. The 4th Japanee division captured Mount Samat and formed a salient in the Philippines lines. On April 7th, US General King ordered the 45th …

Hill 693
After the Soviet 2nd Shock Army failed to break the siege of Leningrad during the Volkhov battle, German forces encircled them on March 19th, 1942. In a desperate bid to escape, the Soviet troops turned to attack the Axis units …

Landing at Dili
During the nights of 19th and 20th of February 1942, units of the 228th Japanese regiment landed at Dili, on Timor island. Allied troops (Sparrow Force), were composed of both Australian units entrenched at Dili airfield and scattered on the …

In January 1942, the German offensive on the doorstep of Moscow failed. With the help of “General Winter”, Russian forces counter-attacked en masse. German troops lost ground and took refuge in villages and towns. In the wooded area of Viazma, …

Landing on Wake Island
On December 11th, 1941, the Japanese attempted to capture Wake Island but failed and two of their destroyers were sunk. They launched another attack during the night of December 23rd when troops of Special Naval Landing Force landed in the …

Defensive Battle at Sasselie
In August 1941, SS division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler advanced in Ukraine between the cities of Vojnessensk and Nikolaïev. The Reconnaissance Group, under command of Kurt Meyer alias “Panzermeyer”, reached Sasselie, an isolated village located in…

Soviet Raid on Grigorevka
September 1941, the city of Odessa was on the front line, surrounded by the Romanian army and under heavy fire from the artillery batteries of the 15th Romanian division positioned near Grigorevka. In order to help the defenders of the …

Tula, Road to Moscow
In October 1941, Axis forces launched Operation Typhoon, a large offensive against Moscow. In late October, a German vanguard was nearing the city of Tula, about 200 kilometers south of the Soviet Union capital. With limited armor support, due to …

Relief of Tobruk
As part of the drive to relieve the besieged city of Tobruk, the 6th New Zealand Brigade and 8th Royal Tank Regiment assaulted a German position simply known as Point 175. Overconfident by recent success against Italian forces, they were …

Jaws of the 6th Army
The Allies start their advance on December 5 from the vicinity of Limon. They encountered very determined resistance from the Japanese south of the Leyte River bridge. The enemy defences around Limon and Hill 1525 consisted of numerous foxholes and …

Battle for the Airstrips
The Japanese high command fears the growing air superiority of the US and comes up with a bold plan. Paratroopers of the 3th and 4th Airborne regiment will be dropped at the Burauen airstrips. During the night they will destroy …

Shoestring Ridge
The arrival of the 11th Airborne Division on 22 November 1944 allowed Gen. Hodge to move the rest of the 7th Division to the west, in the direction of Ormoc. The Japanese had to stop this advance to secure the …

Breakneck Ridge
After reaching Carigara through the Leyte valley, Leyte is divided in two. The Japanese army was still able to provide reinforcements via Ormoc, so it was necessary to pierce the mountains as soon as possible to occupy Ormoc. Japanese troops …

Attack on Hill B&C
After securing Palo the Americans wanted to advance inland into Leyte Valley along highway 2. But the two hills overlooking highway 2, Hill B and Hill C were firmly in Japanese hands. After an initial skirmish for Hill Nan by …

X Corps Landing
After four hours of heavy naval gunfire on 20 October, called 'A-day', the X Army Corps landed on the beach on the east coast of Leyte. The X Army Corps took Tacloban and the airport as soon as possible, both …

Belgorod - Kharkov
The battle is usually referred to as the Belgorod–Kharkov Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviets and the 4th Battle of Kharkov by the Germans. At the beginning of August the Soviets, delivering powerful sledgehammer blows from the North and…

After the successful counterattack near Prokhorovka, to the south of Kursk, the Soviet troops also attacked north of Kursk. The aim of this operation was to encircle and destroy the troops around Orel. The Soviets attacked in three spearheads: the …

Counter attack at Prokhorovka
On 12th of July at 8.30h in the morning the Russian radios "shouted" Stal, Stal, Stal (steel, steel, steel) which was the code for an all-out attack. 500 tanks and self-propelled guns of the 5th Guards Tank Army supported by …

Advance on Oboyan
Tthe German attack commenced with a preliminary bombardment. The main attack was delivered by General Hoth's 4th SS Panzer Army. Opposing was the Soviet 6th Guards Army. The Soviets had constructed some fortified defensive belts called the Voronezh…

Attack on Ponyri 
In the opening moves of Operation “Zitadelle”, the German 9th Army crashed into the defensive lines of the Soviet 13th Army on the northern face of the Kursk Salient. The advance was barred by a cluster of fortified towns and …

Von Manstein's Castling
At the start of 1943, the German Wehrmacht faced a crisis. A Soviet attack crossing the Donets River liberated the cities of Kursk, Belgorod and Kharkov. It threatened to cut off the entire German Army Group South. Erich von Manstein …

Counterattack at Karatin
After the Battle of Brody (June 23-30, 1941) in Western Ukraine, which was one of the biggest and most destructive armored conflicts during Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet army was withdrawing. In an attempt to slow the German advance and buy …

Battle of Keren, Part 2
After intense fighting, the British Commonwealth forces finally captured Fort Dologorodoc. On March 24th, the battle of Keren entered its final stage with a massive artillery bombardment and armor support as British Engineers worked to secure the…

Battle of Keren, Part 1
At the start of the East African Campaign, British troops liberated the Sudanese border from the Italians and pushed them back into Eritrea. In February the Allies launched their offensive against the key town of Keren but met determined Resistance …

The Failed Offensive of Cavallero
Italy has been bogged down in a war against Greece since October 1940. Although it's a war Mussolini himself started, it hasn't been the decisive campaign he was hoping for. It is now a matter of honor for the Italian …

In February 1941 the new formed Axis Afrika Korps under Command of General Rommel begun there offensive . Rommel ordered his 15nd Armour Division in 3 waves to engage the Allies around the old Spanish Fort of Mechili. The Fort …

Halfaya Pass
Rommel has dug in at the Halfaya pass and Italian forces are defending Hill 206 and Fort Capuzzo. In reserve there was the German 15nd Panzer division and the Italian Ariete Armour Division. The Allied forces come up with 3 …

Ruweisat Ridge
Operation Crusader, July 14th 1942: As the Axis forces dug in, Auchinleck planned to attack the Italian Pavia and Brescia Divisions in the centre of the front at the Ruweisat ridge. His policy "to hit the Italians wherever possible in …

Dash for the Wire
After the battle of Sidi Rezegh near Tobruk, British forces were greatly reduced and they retreated to regroup. Rommel used this by making an flanking attack to hit the British in their rear. "The wire", an old Italian barrier …

Green Devils at Vierville
The US paratroopers of the 501st PIR (101st Airborne Division) liberated Vierville on June 6. The next day, at 1000 hours, the Green Devils (German paratroopers of the 1st Battalion/6.Fallschirmjäger Regiment) counterattacked from Basse-Addeville and…

El Alamein
2nd Battle of El Alamein. The stabilized frontline gave both parties the opportunity to prepare. Rommel, short on troops and supplies, prepared his defence and created "devils garden" an area with 500.000 mines and barbwire. Montgomery build up…

Ras El Madauar
Germans passed Tobruk during their advance and the Australian 9th division was left behind to defend the city and it's defensive perimeter. As Rommel is in desperate need to shorten it's supply lines he needs the seaport of Tobruk. Both …

Daimler and Sole
The German strongpoint Wn12 (named "Daimler" by the Allies) was an artillery battery with 155mm French guns. The Wn14 (named "Sole" by the Allies) was defended by a grenadier company. On June 6, 1944, after a landing on Queen Red …

Strongpoint Wn21 Trout
On the coastal city of Lion-sur-Mer, Germans had built the strongpoint Wn21 with a company of the 716. ID (9/736). Named "Trout" by the Allies, this strongpoint had to be neutralized by two groups of the 41st Royal Marines Commando. …

Battle of Arundel - Act II
After the failure of their attack in the night of 14-15 September, Japanese command decided to evacuate their troops from Arundel Island, in the Solomon Islands, under the protection of a well entrenched rear guard near Stima Lagoon. On the …

Le Dézert - Act II
During the German counter-attack towards Saint-Jean-de-Daye, the 1st battalion of the Panzer-Grenadier Lehr Regiment 901 attacked the village of Le Dézert held by infantrymen of the 9th US Infantry Division. Despite their Resistance, the Allied…

Le Dézert - Act I
On its advance along road number 8, the 120th Infantry Regiment (30th US Infantry Division) reached the village of Le Dézert. The American soldiers captured the village despite the fierce Resistance of the 2.SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". On July …
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