There is little to complain about in GMT’s France ‘40. The games comes with two stand-alone scenarios, each with its own map. “Sickle Cut” covers the Germans’ attempts to cross the Meuse and race into the Allied backfield, while” Operation Dynamo” focuses on the Allies’ retreat to Dunkirk. The rules are fairly simple but give a good feel of the events of May 1940. A rule requiring the Allies to randomly draw reinforcement chits reflects the confusion of the French-British response to the German blitzkrieg and insures no two games will play exactly alike.
Episode 18.0 of Hexes & Soldiers covers the four battles that collectively became known as The Battle of Monte Cassino. The Fallschirmjaeger get some attention and finally there is a review of the Avalon Hill game Thunder at Cassino. [watch @youtube]
excerpt: The Hunters solitaire U-boat game is an excellent historical simulation of U-boat warfare, easy to learn but complex in its depth (no pun intended). This Armchair General review includes a patrol log for U-34.