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Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe DU Hoc Strategy Board Game Up On Kickstarter

There were many daring raids and operations during WWII. One possibly of the most was the assault on Pointe du Hoc. Now, you can bring the action and tension of that ranger raid to your tabletops with Crowbar!. The game is a solitaire tactical strategy game, with coop mode available as a stretch goal. The Kickstarter campaign is running now.

From the campaign:

June 6, 1944 - 7:09 am. A commanding voice shouts “Crowbar!” from the carefully monitored radios of Ranger Flotilla headquarters aboard the LSI command ship St. James. With that signal, the 225 men of Dog, Easy and Fox Companies of Force “A” of the 2nd Ranger Battalion launched one of the most incredible and seemingly impossible assaults of military history.

Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc is a Herman Luttmann-designed, solitaire wargame (with two-player and cooperative variant stretch goals) that simulates the ebb, flow, and risk of the Pointe du Hoc assault, with you playing the attacking Rangers. The game system traces its parentage to the popular In Magnificent Style game and that title's speed of play, tough decision-making, and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement.

But Crowbar! has been updated for even smoother gameplay. For example, instead of the old “dice matrix” system of determining movement, Crowbar! utilizes four custom Movement Dice. Each die has different results, escalating the possible risk/reward ratio. Dice are thrown one at a time and can be read instantly to determine what happens to the unit. The system also challenges you with even more events, including constant German counterattacks, ammunition shortages, artillery bombardments, booby traps, and other surprises. Your goal is to meet your various objectives as quickly as possible, before the German defenders can dig in even deeper, and before they can organize effective counterattacks. Ultimate success or failure in the game is measured by how well you do as compared to the actual heroic accomplishments of the Rangers on that historic day. Are you up to the challenge?

The campaign's well over its funding goal with still 29 days left to go.