Normandy ’44

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Includes: Map, 456 Counters and 5 Player Aid Charts using an enlarged version of the 2012 artwork.  Includes 10 corrected Counters.

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Big Board Game sets include the Map, Counters and Setup Charts for the game, using an enlarged version of the 2012 artwork.  All Big Board Games components are coated with a proprietary clear coating which provides protection from UV light and is scuff and water resistant.

Extra set of Counters              $60.00

Rolled Map – Approximately 48 x 72 inches, printed on coated paper bonded to thick Tyvek.  It consists of two 48 x 36 inch sheets, trimmed to provide an apparent seamless Map when overlapped.  (The original Map is 22 by 34 inches.)

Mounted Map – Approximately 48 x 72 inches, printed on coated paper adhered to 3/16 inch Poster Board.  It consists of four 24 x 36 inch sections, overlapped to provide an apparent seamless Map.  (The original Map is 22 by 34 inches.)

Counters – 456 15/16 (.936) inch square Counters, printed on coated paper, mounted on 1/8 inch Foam Board, and precisely cut.  Included are the ten corrected/optional counters available in GMT Games LLC’s C3i Nr. 25.  (The original counters are 9/16 (.5625) inches.)

Order of Appearance Charts – All Five Setup Charts, approximately 12 3/8 by 17 3/4 inches printed on coated paper bonded to thick Tyvek.  (The original Charts are 8 1/2 by 11 inches.)  The Charts are enlarged slightly more than the counters, so counters placed on them have space from side to side.

Product Notice

Big Board Game Sets are NOT a complete game. A copy of the game from the publisher is required to play. The Sets do not include Rules, Scenarios, Player Aid Cards which are not Set Up cards, playing cards, dice or any other game components.

Boxed Game Description

Description of Normandy ’44:

Publisher: GMT Games LLC    Designer: Mark Simonitch    Game Developer: Kevin Bernatz.

Normandy ’44 is a 2-to-3 player, regimental level game of the D-Day landings on June 6th and the battles that ranged in Normandy for the next 21 days.  During this crucial period the Germans had their only chance to push back the Allied invasion before the preponderance of Allied men and material made the outcome certain.  The US 1st Army fought across the Contentin Peninsula and captured the major port of Cherbourg while British forces took on the bulk of the German panzer divisions near Caen.

Each turn represents one day.  Each hex represents 3.8 kilometers (or 2.3 miles).  Most units are regiments or brigades, though the majority of the armor units are represented as battalions.

The Game uses a simplified version of the Ardennes ’44 system: Move, Fight and Reserve Movement.  All units are rated for troop quality, while all armor units have a tank rating.  In each battle these ratings are used to provide shifts for either the attacker or defender.  Other important shifts are provided by air power, naval support, artillery and Tiger tanks.

The game includes a 22 turn Campaign game, a 7-turn Tournament Scenario that focuses on the Allies linking up on the beaches, and a Cherbourg Scenario.

Medium Complexity, High Solitaire Suitability.  Contains a 22 x 34 inch Map, 32-page Rules Booklet, 2 Player Aid Cards, 5 Setup Cards, 446 9/16″ Counters, and one 6-sided die.

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1 review for Normandy ’44

  1. 5 out of 5

    Outstanding product! I had previously purchased a couple of different Big Board versions of games from the Battles of the American Revolution series and was very happy with them.

    I asked Bill if he could give similar treatment to Normandy 44. He did some leg work and was able to get me the first copy! This really takes an already top shelf game to the next level. Of course, with the Biggie Size treatment I can look forward to playing this game all the way to the 100th anniversary of D-Day in 2044. I will be 82 years old then and am confident I will still be able to see the counters!!

    Thanks Bill!

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