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Product Code: 1018

  
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D-Day at Omaha Beach (Re-print) recreates America’s most bloody and heroic day of World War II. In this solitaire game from the designer of the solo classics RAF and Ambush, you control the forces of the US 1st and 29th Divisions landing under fire on the Normandy shore, and struggling desperately to establish a viable beachhead. The game is also great for two players playing cooperatively, each controlling one US division.
US units include assault infantry, amphibious tanks, artillery, engineers and HQs. The game system controls the hidden German defenders in Widerstandsnest resistance points on the bluffs overlooking the beaches. US forces that manage to break through the deadly coastal defenses and reach the high ground must then contend with German mobile reinforcements in the bewildering hedgerows of Normandy’s bocage. An innovative diceless combat system highlights unknown enemy deployments and the importance of utilizing the right weapons and tactics.
Event cards keep the action flowing and the rules simple, while controlling German strategy and introducing extensive historical detail. The game includes amphibious landings, German artillery and rocket barrages, US naval bombardment, tides, engineer operations, and intangibles such as US leadership under fire and the initiative of the American GIs.
Scenarios: The First Waves (two to three hour playtime) introduces the basics of the game in a recreation of the initial assault. Beyond the Beach (four to five hours) picks up on the high ground at 10:00 a.m. and adds rules for German tactics. D-Day at Omaha Beach (seven hours) covers the entire day, from 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Optional rules explore what-ifs, such as more pre-invasion bombardment or the arrival of German armor.


Game Scale
Time: each turn equals 15 minutes in the basic game, 30 in the extended game.
Units: companies for both sides.
Map: each hex equals 275 yards (250 meters).

Contents:
• Rules booklet
• Player Aid cards
• 352 Die cut counters
• 1 34” x 22” Map
• 55 Event cards
• Storage bags

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
 
Very fun June 24, 2012
Reviewer: Tom Jenkins from Lompoc, CA United States  
I really enjoyed learning and playing this game. It is a good solitaire game, that has rules that well control the opponent, yet still make it 'competitive'. Limited movement forces you to make difficult choices to use your resources or push initiative.  Hero's provide some uncertainty to victory; are they going to show up, will they live long enough to get my people off that beach?  I felt like it was realistic, and had two games come out very differently. Rules are logical, though it is not a quick learn, but once you have it, it stays with you as you play.

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