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09 Nov 2012 1:23 p.m. PST
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skirmishcampaigns09 Nov 2012 1:20 p.m. PST


After 2 years of work, Tim Tilson has released his detailed scenario book on the battles for the Falaise Pocket. It is Titled "Falaise Firestorm" and is available now from leading vendors.

More information is available at

Here is the text from the back cover:

Skirmish Elite: Falaise Firestorm Normandy '44 is a complete book for recreating skirmish-level battles and campaigns centered on the fierce fighting to lock-down the Falaise Gap in August 1944. The book features the Allied 90th U.S. Infantry, 4th Canadian Armoured, and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions trying to prevent the escape of the German 2nd Panzer and 3rd Parachute Divisions. Simultaneously, the 2nd SS Panzer Division is attacking into the pocket to aid the escape. The book includes ten scenarios that can be played alone or together in three linked campaigns.

Maximum Replayability: the Skirmish Elite system features a realistic variable order of battle for each scenario, guaranteeing countless unique scenario and campaign replays.

Generic Order of Battle: this book also includes a unique generic order of battle listing that can be translated to any skirmish rule system.

Historical Research: this book contains a unit-by-unit day-by-day account of the chaotic fighting.

snodipous09 Nov 2012 3:24 p.m. PST

Are the scenarios in this book around the size of, say, the Red Devils book, or larger, more armour-oriented fights like in Monty's Epsom? I love the Skirmish Campaigns books, but it's much easier for me to stage smaller-scale battles than huge ones.

skirmishcampaigns09 Nov 2012 5:21 p.m. PST

The scenarios are a nice mix of the two. Usually no more than a few tanks in the ones with armor.

tuscaloosa Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 7:05 p.m. PST

Research and playtesting are thorough! It feels like we covered the Falaise Gap inch by inch, the past couple years through playtesting in northern Virginia. And Tim went to the Polish Army museum in Warsaw to get first-hand info on some of the Polish units.

bhall389 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2012 6:15 a.m. PST

I picked up a copy at Fall-In, I'm looking forward to playing the Canadian and Polish scenarios.

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