Normandy '44

Normandy '44

Regular price $310.00 Sale

Description

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.

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.

 

Map Sizes

Standard Map 48x72" - $310.00

Dining Table Map 42x65" - $290.00

Counter Top Map 36x55" - $180.00

Convention Table Map 30x46" - $160.00

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.