Tour Italy… with an Army! The first Allied landings in Europe in World War II took place in Sicily and then on the Italian mainland. Here many of the soldiers, divisions and generals that later landed in France as well as many others that fought in Italy through to V-E Day first showed that what Hitler called “Fortress Europa” could be breached and the Axis forces in continental Europe defeated. Through these battles, Italy was knocked out of the war and the Wehrmacht forced to eventually fight a three-front war that stretched it to the breaking point. Piercing Fortress Europa is a new game from veteran game designer Frank Hunter, which covers the campaigns of the Western Allies from July 1943 through the end of April 1945 in Sicily and Italy. Each area has its own map and time scale to best represent the campaigns for Sicily and Italy and the player is offered complete freedom, limited only by a historical order of battle and logistics model, to plan his operations and explore all of the many “what ifs” that the Italian theatre has to offer.