After chasing Axis forces out of Africa in the spring of 1943, the Allied armies prepared to return to Europe. After studying several possible landing sites, the British and Americans decided to invade Sicily. Strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, its capture would help secure Allied communications thorugh this vital waterway and de-stabilize Italyís fascist regime. In June, the British Eighth Army landed on the islandís eastern coast and the American Seventh Army on the south. Axis forces resisted bitterly, but finally were chased off the island.
The game includes four scenarios, covering various Axis and Allied plans to defend and attack the island as well as the historical situation. The game system, used previously in America Triumphant, Alsace 1945 and Red God of War, takes only a few hours to play.