Sicily '43 is a wargame about the allied invasion of Sicily also called "Operation Husky". Operation Husky did place from the 10th July until the 17th August 1943. At this date, the last German forces left the island. In the game, the English and American are against the Italian and the German. The game is a race: the different objectives are town to be captured before a given date of the calendar.
The box includes the rulebook, the example book, the 5 parts of the map, 2 dice, the counters and a sheet for the combat result table and the calendar..
The map represents the Sicily. The mountains are well visible, including the Etna volcano, in the north east. On the map are indicated the possible landing zones (beaches), the railways, the rivers. To facilitate the game set-up, the starting zones of the German and Italian troops are printed. Under each town name, the target date for the capture is also printed.
The counters represent the allied and axis forces (infantry, artillery, tanks, marine, aviation, armoured trains), and also different markers (mined field, explosion, broken bridges, logistic centres, coastal bunkers).
The rulebook includes 32 pages in 4 languages (Italian, English, German, French).
The calendar begins the 10th of July and finishes the 16th of August. The first 2 turns represents one day and all the following 2 days.
Each turns begins with a preliminary phase:
- Each player roll one die in order to see who will be the first
- Weather check
- Anti aircraft artillery effects
Then the combat phase is played:
- Air raids combats
- first player movements
- second player movements
The game rules includes the Artillery, the armoured trains (mobile artillery and transport), the weather, the bombings, the landings, the paratroopers and airborne units, the transportation by boat.
- Cardboard tables to determine battle results, artillery fire and air bombardments.
- Calendar with a list of towns and the exact date in which they were conquered.
- 250 pieces in plastic, matte finish cardboard, cut and printed on both sides.
- Board in rigid, thick cardboard with a matte plastic finish, cut into 5 pieces.
- Rule booklet in 4 languages with examples.
- Plastic storage tray and dice.