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bpmasher Inactive Member06 Nov 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

I don't remember the rules author but he wrote a set called Overlord. The fighting is based in Normandy only and he lists different morale levels for the unit types present in Normandy.

I think it was a company-level ruleset. Could be platoon.

Anyone know where to find the set currently?

Banana Man Inactive Member06 Nov 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Was that by Barrie Lovell of Firebase Games?

bpmasher Inactive Member06 Nov 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

Can't find the rules anywhere. Rare indeed.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Yes. Barrie Lovell.


bpmasher Inactive Member06 Nov 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

ASL, Battlegroup and Schwere Kompanie seem to be the closest matches to his style of rules.

Banana Man Inactive Member06 Nov 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

I never bought Overlord, but the Eastern Front set, Grey Storm Red Steel. I no longer have the hard copy, but fortunately scanned it in a few years ago.

Barrie sold the rights to the rules to a company in the US, who then just sat on them and have no intention of printing them.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 8:17 a.m. PST

Huh, I just picked up a copy of Overlord second hand!

1" = 10 meters
1 turn = 2.5 minutes
1:1 figure/vehicle ratio
Riflemen based in groups of 3 or 4 on a 1.5 x 1" base

Other figures mounted on various sizes.

Highly detailed mechanics. Infantry morale chart has a list of 24 modifiers.

Included counter sheet has 12 different counters for Morale Test, Halt, Overwatch, Rout etc.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

Have both (bit of a rules junkie here) but havent seen a copy advertised for ages.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

My copy is copyright 2001 Brookhurst Hobbies. My guess is they sold too slow to make a reprint profitable. Maybe a PDF on Wargame Vault instead? Can't hurt to ask…

Personal logo Steve at The Vault Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

We'd be happy to sell them, either by pdf or print on demand!

bpmasher Inactive Member07 Nov 2018 4:47 a.m. PST

No way to get these apart from second hand. Vault support would be welcome!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Mine is 1994 Firebase Games Extra Crispy. Wonder if yours was a straight reprint or some changes made.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Just judging by looks, I'd guess not…

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