BackgroundLead a squad of 18 paratroopers behind enemy lines in this strategy-based simulation of squad level combat based on the D-Day landings in Normandy. Controlling everything from attacks on the enemy to finding your next meal, 101: The 101st Airborne in Normandy is thinking man's skirmish combat.
GameplayThe setting is a few hours before the Allied invasion of Normandy; the 101st Airborne Division (the Screaming Eagles) is to be parachuted in groups all over Normandy in order to create enough havoc and mayhem to disrupt and distract the German Army from rushing reinforcements to the Normandy beachheads before they can be properly secured by the invading forces. You take control over one such group, a "stick" or planeload of 18 paratroopers. After picking one of nine campaigns (basically initial mission objectives), you are then assigned the task of picking, outfitting, and equipping each of the 18 paratroopers to accompany the mission. Forty-eight troops are available, each with varying skills and abilities - it's your job to sort out which is best for the mission. This can be done either individually or by an auto feature for each area, which speeds up things tremendously, though players with a bit more time on their hands will probably want to fine-tune things a bit.
Hardware RequirementsMinimum CPU Type: Pentium
Minimum CPU Speed: 133 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 200 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: Multiple Resolutions
Color Depth: 256 Colors
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