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ON 6 JUNE 1944 the greatest armada the world has ever seen approached northern France. That fleet consisted of more than 5,300 ships carrying over 300,000 men and 50,000 vehicles. Opposing them was Germany’s veteran Wehrmacht.

ATLANTIC WALL is a grand-tactical simulation of that campaign. The counters represent almost every formation that participated at the company and battalion level. Infantry, armor, anti-tank, reconnaissance, engineer, assault gun, howitzer, rocket, parachute, ranger, commando, glider and headquarter units are fully represented. Features include Widerstandnesten (resistance nests), Cherbourg’s fortifications and the all-important Bocage. The map portrays all primary and secondary roads, trails and other types of terrain, along with the villages, towns and cities that formed the bastions of German defense. As always with this series, the orders of battle have been extensively researched to provide an accurate and functional depiction of the armies of both sides.

There are three introductory one-map scenarios depicting critical periods in the campaign that use an abbreviated set of rules while still maintaining the historical accuracy of the campaign game as a whole. In addition, there are three larger multi-map scenarios that allow players to either play a short period within the overall campaign or play the campaign from various starting points. The 6 June assault is covered in two modules, the Airborne Assault Module and the Amphibious Assault module, which allow players to recreate both the airborne and initial amphibious assault stage of the campaign. The Amphibious Assault Module is played on a special Beach Display that shows each sub-area of the invasion beaches with units depicted at the company level. It can be played as a solitaire scenario. The campaign game can be played from 6 June to 22 August, with a total of 234 game turns.

This is the third installment of the Grand Operational Simulation Series (GOSS), the first two being: Wacht am Rhein and Hurtgen: Hells Forest. All three games share a common rules set that’s been extensively updated and revised to simplify game functions while still maintaining the design of the earlier games. In addition to the basic rules, Atlantic Wall includes a set of exclusive rules to cover the special requirements of the amphibious and airborne landings and the logistical system required to support the armies coming ashore.


Contents:
  • 7 22x34” map sheets
  • 4,480 die-cut counters
  • ONE GOSS Rules booklet
  • ONE Exclusive Rules booklet
  • Assorted Player Aid Charts & Displays
  • Two 10-sided dice
  • Storage bags
Atlantic Wall Final Component List
Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.


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Player's review of AW May 25, 2015
Reviewer: Lars Wistedt from Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
Having played war games for the last 35 years, I really like the GOSS series. The artwork is fantastic, the unit counters are superb - easy to cut out with a nail clipper and easy to read. The combination of maps and counters gives you a feeling of "reality" that very few -if any - other games can show. The charts are ok but maybe not to easy to read for a beginner to find his way through. I would like to have seen them more clearly organized, with color coding for type of rules they refer to (green for combat, yellow for supply etc) plus reference to rule sections and bold headlines.  They rules are not easy to master and need clarification, which you can find on different forums (BGG and CSW).
A very positive part is the responsiveness of the designer (Joe Youst) to answer your queries. That is really good gaming support!

This is the type of war game I always wanted and that I still, after 35 years, still love to play. I can't wait to see more titles being published.

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Love GOSS System March 15, 2015
Reviewer: Tom Stearns from Houston, TX United States  
This is my second game of GOSS system. I also have Wacht am Rhein II.  The system is a treat to play. Battles and skirmishes taking place all over the maps. It's tactical at the operational level. Rule organization could be better. But if you stick with it you will be greatly rewarded.

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good thing May 13, 2014
Reviewer: sun zheng from shanghai, shanghai China  
real good thing

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