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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Chris Montgomery
United States
Joliet
Illinois
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Weekend Round-Up

This past week, these games were played face-to-face:
None.

This past week, these games started:
D-Day at Omaha Beach x 1 (In Progress; Solitaire)

This past week (through date of posting), these games continued:
Burnside Takes Command, Scenario 2 v. Carsten (100-Game-Play Challenge!)
Stonewall Jackson's Way II, Scenario 6 v. Patrick (Advanced Game!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 1 v. Scott (Playtest!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 2 v. Patrick (Playtest!)
The Great Invasion: Gettysburg v. Judd
1830: The Coalfields v. 5-Player (GCL Gelato!)

This past week, these games concluded:
D-Day at Omaha Beach x 1 (Started a New Game; Solitaire)
Space Empires 4X v. 4-Player (GCL Gelato!)

This past week, these games/accessories were acquired:
Churchill Figurines - (Linked text takes you to the Stalin figure. They have figures for all participants. Heard about this on the Churchill threads.)
Don't Tread On Me

This week, these games are on my radar:
Toulon 1793
Victory Roads
Rolling Stock
Founding Fathers (Thanks Wendell and Cole!)

This past week, these interesting things happened in my games and my life:

1 ---> Game Pimping / Painting / Etc. (a) Completed some cardboard standees for Unhappy King Charles! , which if you're interested can be downloaded here. (b) Created a bunch of GMT dividers to organize my game counters even better . . . which if you're interested, I can't find anymore, but I can try to find it if you would like them. (c) finished the replacement counter for D-Day at Omaha Beach.

Edit: Found the GMT dividers, which are awesome if you are an anally-retentive wargamer with your counters: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/82672/gmt-counter-tray-di....

2 ---> D-Day at Omaha Beach. Finished another game of D-Day at Omaha Beach this week. The 19th Division suffered catastrophic loss after 2 hours and 15 minutes on the beach. They lost over companies of infantry by Turn 9, along with a slew of tank and support vehicles. I was just making headway, too, getting ready to sweep across the high ground. This game had some brutal, brutal German firing, though, and the event cards only strengthened the German defenses without much to offer the Allies. Playing this game more, it has been getting better, and of course, I am getting faster as I internalize a lot of the charts and rules.

Also got most of the way through another 16 turn game (I just have Turn 16 left). I plan on continuing on with the rest of the 32 turn for the first time. As long as the western German fire card isn't a brown circle, I should successfully complete the win conditions with 20-24 VPs exactly. If I suffer catastrophic loss, then I'll restart.

A correction from last week: I said I had won the previous game with 24 VPs, which was incorrect due to me mis-understanding the VP conditions. It was more likely 20 or 21, but still an acceptable victory.

I also made the replacement counter - so my set is complete again, though the resolution on the counter isn't quite up to the standard of the rest of the game.

3 ---> Family. Things at home have been good, so far. We all continue to adjust to our new member. My oldest is a bit stir-crazy because we haven't gone out of the house much in the past week. Today is the wife's first day with all three kids by herself. She is still healing up, but she's tough. We have been texting today.

On a silly side note, my wife and I rearranged the structure of our vehicles. In the past, we each had "our own car", each able to carry the kids in car seats. This week, we made "my car" the "family car" and outfitted it with three car seats with room left for three adults. "Her car" is now the "work car" and the "transporting four adults car". I mention all this because the psychological effect on me, I realize, is a good one: our "things" are being more about "us" - they are now both "our cars". It's a silly thing to point out, but something that sparked a bit of deeper thought by me; the progress of becoming a "family unit" is a process, it seems, not an overnight thing, with a spectrum of integration. It also sparked the topic for this weeks list, which is really about psychologically integrating what something is *about* versus what something *is* and small changes can have small and large psychological effects.

4 ---> Atlanta is Ours! Patrick and I have started Turn 3, and I begin with a mostly exhausted Union army (my fault!). This scenario has taken a long time to slog through (also my fault!), and it makes me lament the inability to play this game face to face. At my current rate, I'll finish my 100 game-play challenge in 30 or so years (!). In my game with Scott, still just waiting to get the final log file back, as I am passing out the rest of the game - just nothing for me to do.

5 ---> Civil War Campaign Series. Judd and I are back up and running after an 8-week hiatus. Just received a file today. I like playing against Judd. And he's one of the best Vassal Mod designers I know of. The blood is about to spill in earnest in our game. We are about half-way over, and it looks like the fighting is going to be to the west of Gettysburg as the Union tries to pin the rebels. The game is interesting, in that the onus really is on the Union to attack the Confederates, which makes me wonder if this game will ever result in a historical outcome or not.

6 ---> Gaming Group. I am on hiatus from the group until we get the baby sorted out and my wife gives me permission.

7 ---> Other On-Going Games. 1830 Coalfields is in the ORs, finally. It was a long SR, as I re-purchased stock that I had had to sell in order to buy permanent trains. Man, did I get hosed. But with 18XX, there's no one to blame but myself. I have pretty much resigned to finishing in last place with a hint of a possibility that I could sneak into 3rd, but unlikely. I really enjoy the 18XX gaming experience, but I feel like I am lagging behind the learning curve of our excellently-fun Gelato group. It's a good thing I don't mind losing these types of games. The experience is worth it alone.

Gelato SE4X ended this week with a Victory for the Evil Allies Stig and Jacob. Alex and I signed a peace treaty to end the war after Stig vaporized three of Alex's colonies. I was close to a win, but the game is not one of horseshoes or hand grenades. I didn't fully grasp the importance of Titans in the game until far too late. I had squandered a good chunk of tech on a strategy of winning by colonizing deep space, and unfortunately, of the 5 planets in deep space to colonize, 4 of them were on the opposite side of the map. I should have also realized that if that is my strategy, exploring and LOCATING those planets with colony ships backing them up, should have been a high priority. Hat's off to the Evil Allies.

8 ---> BGG Con. It's approaching that time of year again. I'll be organizing the Wargamer's Meet-Up at the end of this month, or the first day of September. We'll have to do a head-count of which Gelati are attending so that we can try to do another brunch. Had a great time last year.

Edits: (1) Added link to GMT Counter Tray Dividers. (2) Corrected URL for Founding Fathers.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Caley Roark
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Quarryville
Pennsylvania
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Chris Montgomery
United States
Joliet
Illinois
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Weekend Round-Up

This past week, these games were played face-to-face:
None.

This past week, these games started:
D-Day at Omaha Beach x 1 (In Progress; Solitaire)

This past week (through date of posting), these games continued:
Burnside Takes Command, Scenario 2 v. Carsten (100-Game-Play Challenge!)
Space Empires 4X v. 4-Player (GCL Gelato!)
Stonewall Jackson's Way II, Scenario 6 v. Patrick (Advanced Game!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 1 v. Scott (Playtest!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 2 v. Patrick (Playtest!)
The Great Invasion: Gettysburg v. Judd
1830: The Coalfields v. 5-Player (GCL Gelato!)

This past week, these games concluded:
D-Day at Omaha Beach x 1 (Started a New Game; Solitaire)

This past week, these games/accessories were acquired:
BattleLore (Second Edition): Great Dragon Reinforcement Pack
BattleLore (Second Edition): Razorwings Reinforcement Pack
BattleLore (Second Edition): Mountain Giant Reinforcement Pack
Arborteum
Shipyard
Star Wars Armada Accessories

This week, these games are on my radar:
Keyflower Kickstarter (Worth it? Any opinions?)
1846 - GMT is publishing a pro-grade version!
Nautilus Industries - Kickstarter is nearing completion.

This past week, these interesting things happened in my games and my life:

1 ---> Miniatures Painting. On hiatus as the baby cometh.

2 ---> D-Day at Omaha Beach. The game ended with a victory at 24 points. I only needed 20 to win, but the fire cards late-game were very generous to me, as well as events. I had 5 heroes on the board by game-end. The result may have been higher if I had properly placed my leaders on the Turn Track. When I realized the error, it was already Turn 10, and Div. Gen. Wyman didn't show up at all, being as he was buried in one of the counter compartments. Anyway - the Western Draw (as usual) fell the easiest mainly because it is one of the smallest *and* because the U.S. Rangers land in that vicinity - their independence via a free action every turn really makes them a juggernaut if they don't get cut up before they can scale the cliffs. On my second play through I will play it by ear, but if I have a similar result, I'll probably just go on to play the second day game, which I have never played before! This game is always tense and full of "Oh, fuck" moments - a really great hex and counter game. It's also got me wanting to replay the Normandy Module of Fields of Fire - that solitaire game represents *one counter* (a company) in this game. Fun, though! Hopefully my next play-through will go faster. This one took waaay too long as I had to re-teach myself the game and do some constant rules referencing. I think the total game time (played over the course of many evenings in 30-60 minute increments) was probably ten hours.

On a sadder note, when re-setting up the game for a second play, I noticed that one of my step-loss reduction counters for one of my units is missing! Oh, the horror! I'll have to make a replacement. Not gonna buy an entire new copy at exorbitant post-market prices for a single counter, would I? No. I don't think so. Maybe. :-) I downloaded the counter images, so get the replacement done this week sometime.

3 ---> Family. As you all know from my post on Friday, baby Everett is here. We chose "Lewis" as a middle name - part homage to Sinclair Lewis, part homage to my grandmother (her brother was named Lewis), and partly because we just liked the name. He came home today after two days of observation. The two older kids aren't sure what to make of him, just yet. I brace myself for the next few months as my wife, and now the kids, will all readjust to the stress that a new baby adds, along with the extra work. He's a cutie though, and well worth the effort.

4 ---> Atlanta is Ours! I'm ready to finally end the turn with Patrick. This game is intriguing because it forces you to *constantly* deal with randomness. No matter what you want to do on the map (in the game), you pretty much always have to roll a die to do it, and you might fail. The only exception that immediately comes to mind is if you want to move only a single hex - but even that can disorganize the unit or cause manpower losses depending. We are ready to finally begin Turn 3 - and if I had to lay odds, I'd say my chances of winning the game are about 25% at this point, and shrinking fast. Going into Turn 3, nearly my entire army will be exhausted, meaning I will have less time to accomplish objectives than Patrick, and if I do, he should have plenty of fatigues to try and take them back. But it has been a fun scenario! May the Dice Be With Me. In my game with Scott, still just waiting to get the final log file back, as I am passing out the rest of the game - just nothing for me to do.

5 ---> Writing. Well, I've been shopping around a story that wrote a couple of years ago. A few weeks ago, I blew the dust off top page, re-edited the story, and felt it was good enough to send off to some magazines to see what would happen. The rejection letters are piling up, but I've got it with its third market (Strange Horizons) and we will see how it goes there.

6 ---> Gaming Group. I am on hiatus from the group until we get the baby sorted out and home.

7 ---> Other On-Going Games. Still waiting on Judd for a turn in our CWCS game. 1830 Coalfields is going to end in probably two more ORs, maybe 3. Nearly all the stock in the game is bought up, and so this OR will be a capitalistic feast as we suck the pockets of our customers dry! And cut our employees' pay! [holding fists full of cash and looking at the sky] "Bwahahahahahah!" Seriously, though, the sheer number of companies and their payouts is murderous on the bank, but the bank is a large one, too - I think there's enough money left to get us through at least one more SR. The SR we are currently in is slowly winding up. SE4X should end this week with a win for Stig. The win conditions are immediate, and he only needs to destroy one more colony with his three (!) titans. So we will see.

8 ---> Legal Work. Had a modest pay day this week with two real estate closings that brought in some good cash, finally. It puts me about even for the year and I was able to actually write myself a paycheck!

Edits: None.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Brian Current
United States
Carmel
IN - Indiana
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Jeff Curtis
United States
Plainfield
Indiana
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While at Cool Stuff, I got this for $38, which seemed like a good price, so I picked it up too. Great reputation for this. I always enjoyed Butterfield's Ambush game, so look forward to giving this solitaire game a go.
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Ron Campo
United States
Salem
Illinois
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...this gem. So amazing to play this and realize how decimated the US force becomes and yet historically are still able to succeed in securing a beachhead, however I'm still working on that. Another great game by John Butterfield, one of my fave game designers.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Rick Smith
United States
Corpus Christi
Texas
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Picked this one up last year and am now getting the courage to try it out. I play through a learning game (first 16 turns) already to get the flow/feeling of the game. From that initial play, I really, really got invested in the game and felt damn near helpless trying to storm the beach and do something to the German defenses.

I downloaded and printed out the flip book which really helped me keep track of the rules. I hadn't heard of, or used a flip book before, but I can see myself seeking out flip books in the future!

I look forward to my next play (have it set up now).
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Benny Bosmans
Belgium
Mechelen
Antwerp
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My 6th play of this great solo game.

Actually it is the first time I enjoy DDaOB on VASSAL and ... I notice some interesting things that I already experienced with other games.

While I play out a session it takes me 2 days at the most with each time spending around 1.5-2 hours on it.

Now with this VASSAL thing I tend to play MUCH longer as I can always save the game and it doesn't clutter the table.


Guess what ?: you tend to play 2 or 3 board games at the same with VASSAL and it takes ages ... to finish things.

This game has been going on for 7 days now and I am only at the start of turn 8.



And other favorite games suffer from that prolonged/postponed(?) kind of VASSAL play too (Labyrinth sat for weeks on my digitised session).



The fight and progress doesn't look great either in this session as German fire was deadly over the past turns and a reinforcement was added just when I would get the first WN with my only Hero in the 1 Div... Cross fingers it will get better now with General Cota coordinating thing and the first HQ's coming in on the beaches.

So in the end I love playing both ways (board/Vassal) but I think I still prefer the physical way of touching the counters etc... without the conveniance of storing it away digitally.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Adam Gastonguay
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Pottstown
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Started this one in July, but finished it Sunday morning. I played using the new understanding that seems to have developed on this list when it comes to Butterfield games: "Damn the victory conditions and enjoy the ride!"

At about turn 14 I realized that there were several bunkers on the eastern beach that I couldn't take down no matter how hard I tried. I did not have a single unit with MG on the beach. I was also having trouble removing any enemy units due to lack of proper weapon placement, so I decided to count casualties. When I got to 12 on the eastern beach, I realized that continuing play would be fruitless.

I didn't think I was doing THAT terribly.

Apparently I was. soblue

I've gone from getting within 2VPs of winning to never making it to turn 16. Whahappen?
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Nathan Milbrath
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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Edward Uhler
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Commerce City
Colorado
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Arguably the best solo game out there, almost surely when it comes to WWII. Once I actually start playing my solo games, this one is super high on the list.


Owned by me
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David Pereira
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Period: WW 2

Date: 6 June 1944
Location: Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Vierville-sur-Mer, in France
Result: Allied victory

Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. Omaha is located on the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel. Landings here were necessary in order to link up the British landings to the east at Gold with the American landing to the west at Utah, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine.

On D-Day, the untested 29th Infantry Division, along with nine companies of U.S. Army Rangers redirected from Pointe du Hoc, were to assault the western half of the beach. The battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division was given the eastern half. The initial assault waves, consisting of tanks, infantry, and combat engineer forces, were carefully planned to reduce the coastal defenses and allow the larger ships of the follow-up waves to land.

The primary objective at Omaha was to secure a beachhead of some five miles (eight kilometres) depth, between Port-en-Bessin and the Vire River, linking with the British landings at Gold to the east, and reaching the area of Isigny to the west to link up with VII Corps landing at Utah.

Opposing the landings was the German 352nd Infantry Division, a large portion of whom were teenagers, though they were supplemented by veterans who had fought on the Eastern Front. The 352nd had never had any battalion or regimental training. Of the 12,020 men of the division, only 6,800 were experienced combat troops, detailed to defend a 53km/33miles front. The Germans were largely deployed in strongpoints along the coast—the German strategy was based on defeating any seaborne assault at the water line.

Very little went as planned during the landing at Omaha. Difficulties in navigation caused the majority of landing craft to miss their targets throughout the day. The defenses were unexpectedly strong, and inflicted heavy casualties on landing US troops. Under heavy fire, the engineers struggled to clear the beach obstacles; later landings bunched up around the few channels that were cleared. Weakened by the casualties taken just in landing, the surviving assault troops could not clear the heavily defended exits off the beach. This caused further problems and consequent delays for later landings. Small penetrations were eventually achieved by groups of survivors making improvised assaults, scaling the bluffs between the most heavily defended points. By the end of the day, two small isolated footholds had been won, which were subsequently exploited against weaker defenses further inland, thus achieving the original D-Day objectives over the following days.

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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Tom Flatt
Canada
Whitecourt
Alberta
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#299 - a rather poor performance considering how much time I spend on this site! War games just don't do much for me anymore.

If I ignore the war games, I slip down to #525, Mu & More.

 
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Stig Morten
Norway
Kvernaland
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Provisional list

Thursday-Cards
Star Realms
One of Shaun's excellent challenges.

Played on Thursday: 4.30 in the morning) Star Realms with Shaun's Star Realms Challenge #9 Horrible loss of -39 in Authority against the Pirates of the Dark Star

Friday-Co-op
Flash Point: Fire Rescue or Gears of War: The Board Game

Played on Friday: Due to Watching Ant-Man, got a late start.
Star Realms in Co-op mode. Fun game, lost 3-(-6)


Saturday-Euro
Don't have any obvious canditates so I'll go 23 instead with
Dino Dice or Reiner Knizia's Decathlon
Or maybe do this months run of Rallyman

Sunday-Versus
D-Day at Omaha Beach or The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 or Claustrophobia

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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Kevin L. Kitchens
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Gainesville
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Very good condition, complete in box. Includes all counters clipped with a 2.5mm professional clipper as well as all stored in small Plano boxes by Force.

EDITION: Second Edition
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Chris Montgomery
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Joliet
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Weekend Round-Up

This past week, these games were played face-to-face:
D-Day at Omaha Beach x 1 (In Progress; Solitaire)

This past week, these games started:
None.

This past week (through date of posting), these games continued:
Burnside Takes Command, Scenario 2 v. Carsten (100-Game-Play Challenge!)
Space Empires 4X v. 4-Player (GCL Gelato!)
Stonewall Jackson's Way II, Scenario 6 v. Patrick (Advanced Game!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 1 v. Scott (Playtest!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 2 v. Patrick (Playtest!)
GCACW: Atlanta is Ours, Scenario 3 v. Carsten (Playtest!)
The Great Invasion: Gettysburg v. Judd
1830: The Coalfields v. 5-Player (GCL Gelato!)

This past week, these games concluded:
None.

This past week, these games/accessories were acquired:
D-Day at Peleliu
BattleTech: Alpha Strike (Various Lance Packs)
Forbidden Stars
Winsome 2015 Essen Set
1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties

Next week or two: Various Kickstarters nearing completion: Kansas Pacific, Nautilus Industries, High Frontier (3rd edition) (Out Before Essen, Possibly!)

This week, these games are on my radar:
None.

This past week, these interesting things happened in my games and my life:

1 ---> Solitaire Gaming / Miniatures Painting. Work continues on the TIE fighters and variants.

2 ---> D-Day at Omaha Beach. I began a game of the First Waves Scenario and was pleasantly surprised that my interest in the game continues. I am only played the first-half of the campaign game, which covers the capture of Omaha Beach and the draws leading up to the bocage and high ground of the French countryside. So far, my boys are taking a beating, but I am doing better than the historical result so far. As always, I expect my luck to change. I continue to be amazed at John Butterfield's excellent game system and design. I joke that the map looks like a kaleidoscope with all the different bright colors and dots all over it, but it all makes excellent sense and works together to make for a very engaging and tough game. Reports are coming back on the second game, D-Day at Tarawa (which I also own but have not played yet) that the game is nearly impossible to beat. I will enjoy trying to rise to that challenge, but will likely go down in ignominy beating my head against the Japanese defenses before quitting the game in a puddle of my own frustration and tears. The THIRD game in the series - D-Day at Peleliu - is just getting into players' hands now, and I am heading off to read some early reports about it.

2 ---> Family. Enjoyed a Fourth of July party yesterday at a friend from high school's family's house. We've been celebrating the Fourth there for around 18 years! We are older now, drink quite a bit less, and eat quite a bit more. But I don't get to see everyone very often, so it is nice to catch up. The highlight of the evening was a *huge* bonfire in the backyard that was so large, the neighbors called the police and we had to wet it down so it wasn't burning hot. At one point, the flames reached 14 or 15 feet in the air. My kids really enjoyed getting the pool - and I always have an unhealthy neurosis about it; every year my department has to respond to at least one call where a child, at a party, surrounded by adults, drowns in the pool because no one was watching. So they wear life vests, and I have to be present in the pool with them at all times. Otherwise, they aren't allowed in the pool area. I will be much more relaxed once they all know how to swim and are a bit older.

3 ---> On-Going PBEM Game Notes. In 1830 I have successfully purchased two permanent trains, but my net worth - between pitching in my own cash to buy trains and devaluation of stock price, is about one-third where it was at the beginning of the OR. Depending on how well my trains run, it is possible, but unlikely that I will get out of last place.

4 ---> Atlanta is Ours! My game against Carsten is nearing the end as only a couple of my units have fatigues left. I've lost so many troops, though that I am just going through the motions until the end of the game, trying to learn what I can on how to play when things are going poorly. Carsten has played an excellent game. My game with Scott continues - both of us have had several-week delays, but we could finish this one up in a couple days if we each could just get files back timely. Patrick is back from Dice Tower Con, and he has passed his initiative to me, and so is waiting for a file.

5 ---> Weight Watchers. Weight loss continues, with about 13 pounds lost so far, and from here on out the weekly losses will be slow but steady. This week has been really bad, with the Fourth of July and a huge feast at work today. Weigh in is on Wednesday, so maybe I can make up some lost points before then.

6 ---> Growing Older. I was really struck, recently, that I am certainly getting older. I have resolved to try and keep my heart and mind young. But I am actually liking the process so far. I don't mind the early-signs of wrinkles and the beginnings of raspy skin. I feel like I know myself better. I am happy to have a family. And I don't miss (so much) the partying and drunkness. But there is a seriousness to my mien these days that I am not quite sure what to do with. It runs in my family and can be an abrasive trait.

7 ---> High Frontier (3rd edition). I want to give a special shout-out to this hard-science Phil Eklund game that currently has a kickstart campaign going. I have never played the game, but it is supposed to be a really great simulation about the settlement and exploitation of the solar system. The Kickstarter is very straight-forward on your options: $69 for a copy of the game, which includes the Interstellar expansion and shipping. The game has already blown past all the initial stretch goals, and the guys running it have said that they probably won't add very many more stretch goals because they would like to try and bring in the project on time. Amongst other things, the KS stretch goals include solitaire rules, strategy guides, etc. If you have any interest in hard SF, I would highly recommend you check this out.

Edits: (1) Added #7, High Frontier.
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GeekList: SNEWfest 2015!!!
Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
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Cumberland
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This is my most wanted for the day. I really want to play some SCS or OCS but would take this chance first. I'll only post this one for now and feel out the rest over the next couple weeks.

I really enjoy the co-op teamwork aspect of playing this 2 player. I think SNEWfest is my best shot at playing with someone and having enough time to see it to the end together in one session.

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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Michael J
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Folsom
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So far, 0/4. Brilliant game design. My latest attempt at storming the beach failed when my HQ got blown up and left 6 infantry with no leader, scrambling for cover. I was all set to make a big combo-move before the HQ disappeared, and that was that. Although... to be fair, I lost the game on the OTHER side of the beach. Maybe it was my two rangers getting disrupted just before climbing the cliff, and then getting mowed down the next turn. Sometimes... s**t happens. That's what I've learned with DDAOB. Although, I'm about to change that to Always... s**t happens.

On my current play, I decided to try to be more patient and wait for some successful barrages to take advantage of some safety. But then my tanks got blown up. I think I'm heading for 0/5.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Adam Garbett
United Kingdom
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Jealous of anyone playing Enemy Action: Ardennes I decided to bring out DDaOB. I've never played the full scenario due to timescale but realised I could log the contents of occupied hexes to revert back to a save point. I played through turns 1-16 tonight.

Through the first 8 turns I hadn't cleared a single WN. However I hadn't taken many losses and managed to get a lot of units lined up at the shingle. When the HQ and generals came on map they helped to blitz a fair few of the nests. Where I couldn't attack, I tried to use barrages to keep a path on each sector clear, which helped.

I got 1 hero through 16 turns which is disappointing! However I somehow managed 19VP, but may need to set this back up to double check that. I want to set back up tomorrow anyway and play 17-32 completely for the first time. A couple of weeks ago I played four turns from 16 onwards as a practice but tomorrow night I think I'll start from my own turn 16 start point.

I've found eurocubes are quite good for marking scoring hexes.
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Benny Bosmans
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Mechelen
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It took me more than a week and 2 trial playing sessions, but finally I got into this game system and it is a grandiose solo game indeed.

No dice... and extreme good hidden information rules.

The end result in my third play was 12 VP. Not enough to win, but frankly it was fun from the very first draw of the card until 6 hours later.

Yes I play "slow" to enjoy the ride in solo games, but this sytem deserves it really.

Butterfield is the maker of Ambush!, a legendary game in its own right and DDaOB is a modern day game with innovative game mechanics.

Below is the end result after 16 turns and 12VP was the absolute max I could gather. You need 19 to win.



I had bad luck in that in the last 2 turns the Germans could get some Divisional reinforcements on the table.

I certainly made some strategical mistakes but the game was great fun and it really gives you a good look on company level of the first 4 hours at Omaha Beach.

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The problem with this game is that you can hardly find a copy of it. I bit the bullet and forked out the 80 Euro at the only EU online shop that still got a copy (now a few weeks later, it is even sold for 120 Euro).

I have high hopes the card system in Conflict of Heroes: Eastern Front – Solo Expansion will be good as well.

So the next few months will be extremly exciting for me as a solo gamer.

And at the same time it becomes soooo difficult to chose which solo game I will play next.
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Beyond the Beaches scenario

Totally messed this up, bad HQ placement, units running off to no where.

-2VP
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Marco Chiappa
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Eng. 2d edition
Very good condition
Counters rounded clipped and different additional player aid.

 
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
Kevin L. Kitchens
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Very good condition, complete in box. Includes all counters clipped with a 2.5mm professional clipper as well as all stored in small Plano boxes by Force.
 
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Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:298]
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