2 comments to Playing Normandy’44 at Consim Expo 2012
Mike and Richard were a pleasure to play with. Here’s a write up of the game I posted after getting home from Phoenix.
“Sat down with Mike Roso, Richard Dupraw, and Craig Nynych to play Normandy ’44. Craig and I were the Allies so it was a BC vs. Oregon grudge match. Early on things were looking great for the Allies. By turn 2 the Canadians had penetrated the suburbs of Caen and pushed to the Odon river, while on the American front Craig was in search and destroy mode and killing every German unit in sight. Turn 3 would see the 12th SS counterattack and cut off the 6th Airborne west of Caen. A bitter fight to relieve the beleagured paratroopers ensued, but it was in vain, and by turn 6, the surviving paratroopers had surrendered. On the American front, both the 82nd, and 101st had scattered badly on landing, but Craig continued to spread out and drive inland. To avoid further cadre losses, the lone surviving 6th Airborne unit was withdrawn. Monty continued to hammer at the German lines and probe for possible breakthroughs. The 12th SS continued to press towards Sword Beach which was ok with me as they were not strengthing their line West of Caen. The British finally found an opportunity to hammer the Germans at Villiers Bocage and came close to breaking the German line. Meanwhile on the American front, Craig had a number of bad results which suddenly had him at 6 of his 7 cadre. For turn 8 the weather was clear but the Germans, sensing an opportunity for victory were on the attack. The 17th SS slammed into the 4th infantry, and those SS bastards were merciless. The Allies were now at 7 cadre. It all came down to their last attack, fail, and the Allies could stave off defeat for the turn, succeed and it was game over. 2-1 odds, and the Germans roll an exchange. Game over, German automatic victory. Monty will have much to say about Bradley’s conduct of the battle in his memoirs. Great game, my Canadians kicked ass.
Just got this game and looking forward to having a go with it in due course