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tberry7403 Inactive Member16 Jan 2013 6:55 a.m. PST

Nice looking board. Hopefully the person who ran the game will chime in with how he ran the game.

I did find it a little disturbing that the troops where fed into combat on "food trays". grin


Jamesonsafari Inactive Member16 Jan 2013 8:35 a.m. PST

Yeah, I understand the desire the make them easy to keep sorted, but it did detract from the look of the table having the trays nestled close to the beach like landing craft.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jan 2013 9:09 a.m. PST

I believe the trays were only out during set-up and take-down.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2013 9:49 a.m. PST

Very cool.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2013 7:23 p.m. PST

I believe that this game and scenery was the work of Duane Rock in New Orleans. He is the guy in the black shirt on the far right of the group photo of the participants.

dglennjr Inactive Member17 Jan 2013 9:19 a.m. PST

I ran a Normandy Game as a test for some future, larger games. My terrian in the pics isn't quite that high, but I need to build some actual cliff terrian, with built in bunkers and trenches on top, before I run the next game.


David G.

SylvainArizona Inactive Member27 Jan 2013 8:14 p.m. PST

Bill this game looks awesome. My grandpa was living 10 miles from sainte mere leglise and saw d day. He saved three American paratroopers. I now live in chicago and is a us citizen. No surprise that Normandy is my favorite.

Sargonarhes29 Jan 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

Kind of puts into perspective what the Allied troops had to deal with when they landed better than any movie I've ever seen.

Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 8:22 a.m. PST

Coopman is correct. That was Duane. All his games are that way. He did an Johnny Reb game a few years back and he used a digital map to make the terrain. All the hill, contours, woods, buildings, roads and fences were as they were in the real battle. It was relistic as could be. I can't remember the battle but I was playing the Corn Feds and got whipped.

HarmonWard Inactive Member16 Apr 2013 10:42 p.m. PST

Excellent. We keep a stack of the old fiberglass fast food serving trays around for moving entire armies. They work great.

Jim at Luke Avondale Shipyards Inactive Member17 Apr 2013 6:31 p.m. PST

Normandy Invasion – Check out my web page at:

I build and sell Amphibious Assault ships and landing craft in several scales ranging from 1:36 and down to 1:192.
Start your game at sea and really land your tanks, troops aand vehicles as you assault the beach.

A review of some of my models (LCT Mk V & LCM 3) is in the April 2013 on line issue of WARGAMES ILLIUSTRATED.

Would love to see a realistic beach assault and landing.

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