1944 Fortress Europe is a campaign pack for Zozer Games’ Modern War roleplaying game. This isn’t a tactical war game or skirmish game, it is most definitely a roleplaying game that allows players to experience life in an infantry squad during the Second World War in Europe 1944 and 1945. You and your comrades will be ordered to take part in small scale unit operations, raids, patrols and full-on combat assaults. But there will also be times for intrigue, advancement and problem solving away from the fighting.
This campaign book provides a host of materials that will allow you to run roleplaying games in war-torn Western Europe. It runs through the equipment, weaponry, tactics and organisation of the Commonwealth, American and German armies, and provides full statistics for the firearms, heavy weapons and military vehicles of those forces. A campaign chapter looks at terrain, encounters, and the 1940s way of waging war where it differs from the modern methods.
We present several military units to which your player characters might belong, these units saw action in most of the campaigns described at the start of this book, and provide continuity should your games progress through the war in Europe and into Germany itself. Each unit comes with a list of engagements in which it participated, and into which you can throw your squad of player characters as they follow the progress of the liberation of Europe. Of course, we also include a few German army units if you want to roleplay from the German perspective.
1944 Fortress Europe includes: