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.
Tasked with landing on the beaches of Normandy, France and scaling the towering 100-foot cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc in the face of determined German defenders, the Rangers were the only force that could possibly meet this challenge. Despite initially heading in the wrong direction and landing in jumbled order, the elite Rangers were eager to begin their ascent. Their Mission was to find and destroy the 6 huge 150 mm. Artillery Pieces that were deployed in the Area. These Guns had to be neutralized lest they rain down a massive barrage on the American Forces landing at nearby Omaha Beach. And if that wasn’t enough, the Rangers were also ordered to set up Roadblocks on the Vierville-Grandcamp highway to delay and harass any Wehrmacht reinforcements from reaching and counterattacking the D-Day landings.
Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc is a Solitaire Wargame (with 2-player and cooperative variants) which abstractly 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 mirrors its speed of play, tough decision-making and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement. But Crowbar! has been updated to allow for an even smoother gameplay experience.
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