Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby Mike the Pike on Mon May 29, 2017 11:07 am

@YS: that was just hilarious. Using your FJ to pound your 82nd was great fun. I didn't even need to break my FJ out of the bag.

@Prim: you know what sort of terrain I've got. Plenty of hedges and walls for the country side boards and I can contribute a bit to an urban board. I will probably play FJ again, but I can provide some heavy Support for the Brits and the vehicles for a Heer Gerpanzerte Aufklarung element (21st Panzer or Lehr) but the troops are a bit too Mediterranean for Italy.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby komura on Mon May 29, 2017 10:35 pm

The September 2nd won't be scheduled local community work. I'll be there with my American force, if the scenarios is north france.

It's my thought. I suppose alomost participants seems playing north france operation in the summer of 1944.
There is no room for my Italian units. At this event how about playing Sicily liberation scenarios?
In this scenario, you can play US airborne, British land force and Germans.
Let me know your thought.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby Mike the Pike on Mon May 29, 2017 10:42 pm

I think Italy will be next after this event. I have 4 armies that fought in Italy!

Then hopefully North Africa, for which I have 3 Armies.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby Primarch on Tue May 30, 2017 1:55 am

@Komura and Pikey

I'm quite happy to have a shot at the Sicily or African campaigns at some point in the future, though I guess I will need to leave my SS at home for those. :D
My only concern would be with terrain. Sicily and Italy are rather more rugged than the rolling fields and hedgerows of North Western Europe. A lot of the campaign was fought over control of hills and valleys. In 28mm you're not going to get any truly massive elevations, but I'd expect at least a little more variety in the height of terrain. Similarly, the buildings in the Mediterranean look different from those up on the North Sea coast. Egypt, Libya and Tunisia are different from all of Europe in that regard as well. Changing the Theater means investing time and money into new terrain to cover the tables. My hobby space is already overflowing with terrain as it is, so I can book the venue and organize the event, but I would need some assistance from you to build up the terrain collection for it.

If you help build it, we'll play it.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby YellowStreak on Tue May 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Primarch wrote:Ooh, a bunker or two? :D
I can use them!
How much space do they have inside? Enough for a 100mm X 50mm base?

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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby Primarch on Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:38 am

@YS - Those sound great. I will try and work one or two into my plans. :D


So, having had time to mull over the possibilities and options, I think I have a working plan.
We'll have two tables set up, the first a 6' by 6' table with plenty of buildings in the centre. This table will represent Caen and the British/Canadian (do we have any Canadian armies?) efforts to liberate the city and the area around it.
The second table will be an L shape, with two 6' by 4' tables pushed together. The Americans will have to push up the length of one table covered in rural terrain to perform their "breakout" mission while sending a task force off along the other table to cut off the German forces in the fortified port of Cherbourg.
Events on each table will have an effect on the other.
All players will start with some units on the table and some units in reserve. The German players will draw their reserves from a common pool, whereas the American and British units will be available to their respective nations.
We will be using 2nd edition (there weren't that many changes from first edition to be honest) but there will be some changes to the National Rules especially Tiger Fear - which would be ridiculous in a game like this - to keep things going along at a fair pace.
I'd also like to try and get some more historic platoon compositions on the table. I realise that it might not be possible to get 100% accuracy, but we can give it a shot.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby kojibear on Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:21 am

Primarch wrote:This table will represent Caen and the British/Canadian (do we have any Canadian armies?)


I have 50 unpainted British that I was planning to paint up as the polar bears, but I don't mind painting them as Canadians - I believe they used the same uniforms? Which divisions were involved?
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby Primarch on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:01 am

kojibear wrote:
Primarch wrote:This table will represent Caen and the British/Canadian (do we have any Canadian armies?)


I have 50 unpainted British that I was planning to paint up as the polar bears, but I don't mind painting them as Canadians - I believe they used the same uniforms? Which divisions were involved?

I wasn't being serious, they're almost identical in terms of equipment and organisation. :D Thanks for the offer though.
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:15 am

Primarch wrote:but there will be some changes to the National Rules especially Tiger Fear


You could limit it to actual bug cats - no Panzer IVs. Or dump it entirely I guess!
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Re: Normandy '44 - Bolt Action - September 2nd

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:27 am

Were there Airborne at Cherbourg or Caen? Could we work in defending Carentan or Graignes?

I could just borrow some regular yanks, but I'd prefer to give the airborne another run if possible,
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