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Reply #30 on: December 10, 2020, 10:44:09 AM
Omaha beach.

The Americans are having a hard time here but then that’s the same as history. They Germans were well setup to receive them.


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Reply #31 on: December 10, 2020, 10:48:28 AM
And last is Utah.

Here there is a 50/50 chance you end up using the intended beach locations for the landings or you end up on the same beaches as history because of drifting. This game the roll gave me the historic beaches. This is good because then the Americans don’t have to fight the fixed defences waiting for them at the intended landing sites.

So the Americans move in from the beaches easily but still harassed by German artillery.

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Reply #32 on: December 10, 2020, 10:50:49 AM
Losses on both side are not huge but the Germans lose some important WN locations that are all that can hold the Allies on the beaches.
The two American DD tank units were lost to bad die rolls for heavy surf at Omaha... again just like history.

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Reply #33 on: December 10, 2020, 11:17:11 PM
Most excellent.  :bigthumb: 

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Reply #34 on: December 12, 2020, 01:12:30 PM
Second waves hit the beaches... right on top of the troops that didn’t make it off the beach last turn. Serious over stacking on the beaches make the Allies very susceptible to casualties from German bombardment.

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First row is the carnage caused by the rough surf at Omaha beach. All for their heavy artillery is wrecked by DUKWs foundering. (3-6 on 1D6)
Second row is bombard  damage at Omaha beach.
Third row is bombard damage at Sword beach. Really over stacked here right on the beaches. And Allied troops can only move 1 hex in each of the first 2 turns. Makes it slow going to get off the beach.

The other beaches also saw bombard damage but more even spread so no units were killed outright.

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Reply #35 on: December 12, 2020, 01:28:07 PM
Looks great, Vance  :bigthumb:

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Reply #36 on: December 12, 2020, 02:05:21 PM
Thanks.  :)

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Reply #37 on: December 12, 2020, 02:56:27 PM
Are there many decision to make yet or is it just trying to survive getting off the beach?



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Reply #38 on: December 12, 2020, 02:59:50 PM
Most of the Allied decisions right now are trying to get off the beach and out of over stacked hexes. The Germans can't do anything but bombard beach area hexes.

Turn 3 is where it all starts to happen.

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Reply #39 on: December 13, 2020, 09:53:56 AM
Allied movement, bombardment, and attacks are complete for Turn 2.

Sword beach is really backing up. There still a lot of WN strong points that are holding the Brits back. They are circled in red.

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Reply #40 on: December 13, 2020, 09:55:00 AM
Juno beach and the Canadians are fairing better with only a couple of WN left to clear the way.

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Reply #41 on: December 13, 2020, 09:56:30 AM
Gold beach is the best off with only WN left that can call artillery in onto the beaches. The Brits are ready to breakout here.

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Reply #42 on: December 13, 2020, 10:02:42 AM
Omaha is still a shit show but the Americans are starting to make headway. There are only a few easy ways off the beach, marked with green arrows. The rest of the hex sides are bluffs which 1/2 your attack strength, which is halved again by being DG.
The US troops have cleared one draw, on the far right. The two in the middle, they have driven the defenders back so should be able to clear those soon. The remainder, however, is still well defended, even though some troops managed to scale the bluff beside the WN.



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Reply #43 on: December 13, 2020, 10:06:36 AM
Rangers land at Pointe-du-Hoc and find, unlike history, the batteries manned and defended! (Only 5-6 on 1D6 has nothing there.)
They attack and are repulsed losing a third of their force and are forced to retreat. No a good start for them.

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Reply #44 on: December 13, 2020, 10:08:31 AM
And on Utah, nothing too exciting just trying to get the flood of troops off the beaches. There are only a couple of “trails” through the flooded terrain that are open for vehicles, so that’s causing different congestion.


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