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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:367]
Alan Sutton
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Here is the BGG listing:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/905231

Will ship anywhere.

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Sweetener:

D-Day at Tarawa


Both like new - unpunched and unplayed.
 
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Late last month I suddenly had the uncontrollable itch to get this game back to the table. It has been a year since I've tried my luck at storming the beaches.

The first 6 turns were all about barraging WNs in order to minimize troop losses as my units lined up on the beach. I'm currently on Turn 7 and mid-tide has signaled the start of the mad scramble up the beach to the enemy.

I'll try to post some pics of the action.
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Sweetener:

D-Day at Tarawa


Both like new - unpunched and unplayed.
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Larz Welo
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Go to the beach. Die.
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Alan Sutton
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For sale. Will ship anywhere. Here is the BGG Market listing:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/905231

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Keith Wynn
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On the way to D-Day, I played a few days of a Patton's Best campaign and got tired of "working" through the rules. So I searched for, and recorded the movie Fury which I'd been wanting to watch for sometime - now I had extra motivation. Such a good movie, I watched it 3 consecutive days, finished PB and still wanted more...

I've had DDaOB for almost a year without playing or reading the rules. I took my time just setting it up and getting familiar with the terrain and symbols - and realized this would be a taller order than I'd envisioned.
With Fury still on my mind, I'm working through the rules and watching Dan Likos' snappy, cut-to-the-chase video https://boardgamegeek.com/video/94302/d-day-omaha-beach/live....

It's slow go, but really enjoying the slog! When I'm not playing, I just love to admire the map and units hitting the beach on turn 1 (which, sadly, probably won't be around by turn 2 or 3).

I'm making a copy of the rules today for highlighting and note-taking.

Will gladly take any advice on beginner best practices
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:367]
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Good condition. Some counters punched, some of the them clipped (a few counters were clipped badly, but they are still usable).

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Ben McClellan
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Punched, counters clipped w/Oregon Laminations 2.5mm cutter. Played once. 2013 edition.
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Andrew C
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San Marcos
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1sr edition, punched, clipped, excellent condition, complete. Free shipping yo US only.
 
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Sweetener:

D-Day at Tarawa



Both like new - unpunched and unplayed.
 
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Tony Ackroyd
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One Player Games - Heavy

Best with One

338 D-Day at Omaha Beach 480 mins
524 Ambush! 240 mins
539 Thunderbolt Apache Leader 90 mins
825 RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 300 mins
1208 Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic 240 mins
1269 RAF 180 mins
1277 Silent War 120 mins
1729 Battle Hymn 240 mins

Recommended with One

32 Eldritch Horror 240 mins
83 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game 60 mins
85 Lewis & Clark 120 mins
127 BattleCON: Devastation of Indines 45 mins
195 At the Gates of Loyang 120 mins
257 Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients 120 mins
287 Snowdonia 90 mins
293 Luna 100 mins
347 Space Empires: 4X 180 mins
404 Merchant of Venus (2nd ed) 240 mins
488 No Retreat! The Russian Front 360 mins
516 Cuba Libre 180 mins
541 Churchill 300 mins
620 Shakespeare 90 mins
647 Breakout: Normandy 240 mins
660 Merkator 90 mins
664 Galaxy Defenders 120 mins
699 Dungeon Twister 2: Prison 60 mins
788 Historia 180 mins
798 Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division 180 mins
879 Race! Formula 90 120 mins
1036 Silverton 180 mins
1054 Normandy '44 420 mins
1105 Liberty Roads 960 mins
1262 Federation Commander: Klingon Border 60 mins
1297 Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945 300 mins
1338 Turning Point: Stalingrad 180 mins
1461 The Third World War 360 mins
1543 Russian Front 1200 mins
1651 Here Come the Rebels 180 mins
1716 Stonewall Jackson's Way 180 mins
1749 Bitter Woods (fourth edition) 240 mins
1768 Roads to Gettysburg 180 mins
1848 Stonewall in the Valley 180 mins
1911 Scythe 115 mins
2099 Stonewall's Last Battle 180 mins
2103 Roads to Leningrad 180 mins
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:367]
Dan Likos
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I got 8 turns in yesterday and managed to video them all. I'm hoping to finish the game today.

Here is the first part, the rest can be found as links in the description of "A Live Playthrough" on the game page.

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Andi Woods
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Cedar Falls
Iowa
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D-Day at Omaha Beach - Oh D-Day at Omaha Beach, I was given this through the chain of generosity and this game blew my expectations away. I don't really have any hex games, but this game made me instantly love the idea. The system felt very smooth and did not feel too overwhelming. I know that the other games supposedly do not live up to this title however I want to try out the rest of the series as well as RAF.



Churchill - Churchill was an on a whim sort of purchase. I was fascinated by the concept and having played a Fire in the Lake with Coworkers I wanted to get this game as well to play with them. I played through all ten conventions with the bots and lost quite badly struggling to meet the war fronts. I still had a blast with the bots that felt rather intuitive and I kind of got into a flow playing large chunks of the game playing the entire game in a weekend's sitting.


Red November - Another strange purchase that I decided to pursue wanting to get a companion for my copy of Death Angel. I found the time track quite neat and the game simple, but as a good thing. My only real complaint is that the 1st edition uses tokens for items instead of a second mini deck of cards which I would have preferred.


Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45 - Finally we finish off with my last game of the month Silent Victory. I had this game quite early and I had waited on playing it even one bit to hold out until a 4 week tonnage tournament began wanting to jump into it with fresh eyes. I had a blast in this tournament which just finished recently. The game is a perfect companion to The Hunters, my most minor of complaints was that the chits are smaller or at least I think that are since my copy of The Hunters was given to my Father-In-Law.
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jeff
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Cumberland
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I.. LOVE... this game. It is my go to when ever I get the craving for some solo gaming. The thing I love them most about it, especially after having played a lot of solo designed games, is that it is very intuitive and does not require a lot of flow charts and checking obscure rules.

This game really shines two player. I have not had the chance for that in a long time. Perhaps when Chris and I finish It Never Snows we can move onto this.
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Ben McClellan
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Punched, counters clipped w/Oregon Laminations 2.5mm cutter. Played once. 2013 edition.
 
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Bobby Ramsey
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Columbus
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For some reason, this is sitting on my desk here at the office.
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Andi Woods
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This month I had received a copy of this grail game in the solo games chain of generosity thanks to SettlerDave. My impressions are based on the first edition and I have only played up to turn 8 so far. So far the the instructions were a little slow in my opinion scrambling trying to determine was everything was. I had trouble determining what the replacement units were since they were just barely mentioned. The instructions could use fine tuning, however once you begin to digest the game it begins to all click into place as a very satisfying experience. There are still quite a few questions I am trying to figure out, I have not completed the game, or touched the extended scenario. However The game feels very purposeful with what it allows you to do allowing a constant stream of pressure without feeling too overwhelmed I find. I look forward to finishing up my game next month while I play it over time.

thumbsup Good charts and use of game space.
thumbsup A great flow for gameplay
thumbsup Every turn feels important

thumbsupthumbsdown The game is harder to come by and pricey (thank you SettlerDave) I have no experience with the rest of the series, but want to try them out now too.

thumbsdown Instructions felt lacking.
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Rick Vinyard
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4th D-Day at Omaha Beach

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Cliff Riseborough
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And/or D-Day at Tarawa and/or D-Day at Peleliu
 
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Bob Hansen
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Menomonee Falls
Wisconsin
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One of the longer playing games on the list
 
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Launched a full campaign invasion on January 1st at 2:12 p.m. EST.

Eight sections of DD tank units were to lead off the assault. High seas and enemy fire quickly claimed four before they even reached the beach. Three were either turned back or failed to even launch and would not be able to come in for at least another 30 minutes. The one unit that landed immediately lost half its tanks to intensive enemy fire. For the few soldiers in the next wave foolish enough to peak over the top of their Higgins LCVPs, it was a grim site. An auspicious start indeed.....
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Ron A
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There's a bit of soul searching going on over at the DDaOB home base, which got me thinking, and after I was done thinking I pulled out the game.

For those that don't click on the link, there's a guy who has been getting blasted. Lots of people are chiming in with various tips and strategies.

Even though I've played this game a few dozen times, I never get the feeling that I've got the game wired. Though I generally know what I am doing, many games you just get creamed by enemy fire, the Naval Gunfire support doesn't show up, there's plenty of ways to lose.

One strategy people are talking about is whether to hold your troops at the water line, or just rush the intensive fire zones right away.

Me, I always rush; if one of my guys has a survival and/or free move, I take it. There's a term that I learned from chess that also applies to gaming, tempo. Tempo is when you can gain a turn on your opponent. Not moving in DDaOB will lose you tempo. You'll have to move those units up the beach at some time, and while they are sitting at the water line they are not clearing WNs, securing draws, and/or moving to beach exit hexes.

OK, now that' I've made a simple solitaire play into a large essay, we get to the point of this play: although I've never sat units back, today was the day to try the strategy. Units would sit at the water until I started getting stacks of 5 or 6 steps in a hex, then everybody would rush at once, the theory being that not everybody would get hit, and overall losses would be less.

It was kinda weird, to tell the truth. I had stacks and stacks of troops at the water's edge, all the way until turn 6. My tanks, which usually just sit there, were firing like crazy, since I wasn't using 2 actions/turn to move or attack with infantry. The Rangers were creeping along the coastline, taking the lesser intense hexes to the cliffs. By turn 6 I had too many troops on the beach, almost every hex had 5+ steps and they become a fire magnet.

By T16 I had 6 wrecked companies in the 1st Division, and 7 wrecked 29ers. No draws cleared. No WNs secured, I occupied a few, but the Germans could still fire on there/had units adjacent. Zero points.

Still, it wasn't my WORST score ever. Actually, considering I usually play with the Effective Bombardment optional rule, it wasn't bad.

This is a strategy that I don't think will work, but will probably try again, just to see what happens.
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