2 players, age 12+, 90-180+ minutes
by Tiny Battle Publishing
On May 9, 1940, Great Britain issued a message to the leadership of Iceland, offering military defense of the island kingdom in exchange for permission for British troops to establish a base there, expelling existing German diplomats and forces, and preventing a German invasion of Britain from the north.
The Icelandic government declined, stating its neutrality. The following day, the British invaded without resistance at Reykjavik, and the rest is history. But what if German invasion forces had beaten the British to Iceland? Or had landed simultaneously or shortly after?
The Germans named their unrealized plan to invade Iceland “Unternehmen Ikarus”, Operation Icarus. Tiny Battle Publishing’s thrilling game of the same name revives this tenuous turning point in World War II, where British troops stood between Germany and the rest of the world, on 40,000 square miles of icy rock in the North Atlantic.
Operation Icarus is a brigade-level tactical wargame featuring land, sea, and air units navigating Iceland, the ocean and sea surrounding it, and the skies above.
- 88 Unit Counters
- 40 Operational Markers
- One Tundra-Rich Map
- One Handy Two-Sided Player Aid Card
- Two Scenario Cards Containing Three Thrilling Scenarios
- One Full-Color Rulebook
- One Ziploc Bag to Keep Contents Safe from Rogue Fjörulalli
Game Design: Bruce A. Costello
Solitaire Suitability: Medium