Gory, gory what a hell of a way to die, and he ain't gonna jump no more...
American paratrooper folk song, "Blood Upon the Risers".
D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, everyone knows the story. Thanks to the many books and Hollywood we know the major players and the major actions, some even by heart. But even the most well-known battles were influenced by smaller and lesser known actions on their periphery, fought doggedly my unsung heroes. Blood Upon the Risers is about these men. It takes place on June 6, 1944 and covers the actions of small bands of American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division during the early parts of Operation Neptune, a portion of the Overlord invasion plan.
Inside you'll find:
Special Airborne rules that will make your paratroopers different than normal soldiers.
New rules for the different type of terrain you will fight in
New weapon and vehicle stats.
Ten linked scenarios covering the action on the 6th of June.
All this and more.
You hit the ground running You're a squad leader without a squad and your first job is to find enough men to accomplish your objective, Don't worry which unit they're from; you can sort that out later.
Can you accomplish your missions and keep your small of paratroopers alive? That's up to you, but maybe with some good planning and a little luck you just might make it. Welcome to ...