Battle of Crete 1941: Airborne operations came into their own during World War II. The Germans first used airborne forces in Western Europe, striking against Allied forces in France, the Low Countries, and Norway. As the war progressed, Germany orchestrated an airborne assault on the island of Crete, an action that would leave Hitler hesitant to use this strategy later in the war.
There are two general types of turns in the game: Preparation and Operational. Preparation turns gives the players additional Operations Points (markers) that can be used to enhance actions, as well as refitting reduced units. In Operational turns, the player executes movement and combat with German forces.
Components: One 22" x 34" map & 176 counters