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Offline jmkinki

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Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:23:05 PM »
Get out of the landing craft! Cover yourself, call up your men, take them out of the beach, that´s the idea you can´t stop repeating to yourself. You shake off the sand of your face and take another peek of those bunkers up there in the crest, wondering again how to get out of it. The clock keeps ticking and time flies! The weak beachhead depends on your actions either to consolidate it or to be rejected by the enemy, tossed back to the sea, something that would make the Atlantikwall impregnable.



You have no support; your only option is to look for the faces of the junior officers who are eagerly awaiting for your orders and begging to yourself not to break their confidence making a mistake.

The moment you´ve been waiting so long has arrived:

Lead your troops in combat facing an utter motivated and implacable enemy.

Take your men from the sands of Omaha Beach to the outskirts of Saint-Lò in bloody combats that revive the main events that took place in the Normandy theater.

Achieve the objectives and tasks assigned, and trigger...

The Beginning of the End.



Normandy, The Beginning of the End is the 4th game on the Nico Eskubi & JC Cebrian's War Storm Series.

The previous games (Paths to Hell, La Bataille de France 1940, and A las Barricadas!) were published under Compass Games trademark. Now the serie has moved to Draco Ideas. At this new stage we will try to offer the same or better game components quality.

We can advance you that we are going to land on Kickstarter on January!

We'll keep you informed and give you more details about the new War Storm Series title.


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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 12:39:32 PM »
I have the first 2 games in the series, so I'll be keeping an eye on this.
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 12:42:22 PM »
Nice.
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 12:47:49 PM »
What do you like about the system Bob? Are there leaders?  ^-^
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 12:48:49 PM »
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 12:51:19 PM »
Yes. The units are platoons and the 'leader' counter actually represents the company HQ and not a superman with mystic powers. Its really a means of C&C and for formation moral.

You should try it sometime :-)
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 12:52:11 PM »
Barth and Brant - is this a poor attempt on your parts to be sarcastic?
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 12:53:31 PM »
Only sort of.... mostly trying to start up yer rant again....  O:-)

Is the C&C imposed on the units? ie that can't use other HQs?

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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 12:53:52 PM »
Is it solitaire?
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »
Only sort of.... mostly trying to start up yer rant again....  O:-)

Is the C&C imposed on the units? ie that can't use other HQs?

You activate a formation and units within the HQ radius can be activated - obviously, there is a bit more to it than that. In the 3rd game, Paths to hell, there is also a btn formation HQ, but I don't have that game.
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 12:57:44 PM »
How do you choose which formation activates? Random? Player choice?
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 12:58:26 PM »
Is it solitaire?

Like all games, it can be played fine solo, but there is an addition to the series which is designed to play all the games solo. I'm not totally sure if this has been published yet, but its called 'Alone in the Storm'
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 01:00:58 PM »
How do you choose which formation activates? Random? Player choice?

Each play activates a formation in turn, or can activate a single unit which is out of command radius. The scenarios specify which player activates first. Its a move or fire system and also allows for op fire.
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 01:03:58 PM »
Sounds complicated :P
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Re: Normandy, The Beginning of the End
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 01:06:51 PM »
Sounds complicated :P

Only fer the likes of you....  :P
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