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1961
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2
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D-DAY portrays the Allied landings in France and the resulting drive to the Rhine. Play takes the form of 50 game turns, each representing one week of real time, during which the Allies must establish a beachhead, breakout, organize a Patton-like dash across France, and sustain 10 divisions across the Rhine in the face of heavy German opposition.

This was the first wargame to feature a hexagonal grid.

There are 195 counters (15 rows of 13 counters per row) which includes some blanks.

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From The Avalon Hill Company History, 1980

D-Day original version is termed 1961A; Rules Revised 1962 (termed 1961B); Game Revised 1965 and again in 1977
Designed by Charles Roberts
1961B Designer unknown
1965 Design by Larry Pinsky
1977 Design by James Stahler
1977 Development by Richard Hamblen and Don Greenwood

The original version is termed D-Day 1961A. The rules were revised in later 1961 or early 1962 (version 1961B). The mapboard and rules were revised in 1965 by Larry Pinsky and the rules were again revised in 1977 by Jim Stahler. The box and counters have remained constant. D-DAY was the first of the "classic" games which remains popular in postal circles to this day (1980), although the 1977 edition rules are a vast improvement and have breathed life into a game which was previously fast becoming forgotten.


The image illustrated is not the cover of the first edition; this featured a drawing of several officers gathered around a map table.

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A Second Look at D-Day '65 by Chuck Lane

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7 D-Day 1961A and 1961B rules - clarified & compared
If you want to play a "1961 style" game of D-Day these comparisons will help you iron out the rules differences between 1961A and 1961B. Print this quick reference sheet out and highlight your rule choices with your opponent to determine the agreed upon course of play.
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