D-Day 2013 Game Day
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Well, not ON D-Day... but a WWII themed game night to commemorate the landing.

Though it is fair to say the Americans took the brunt of the casualties this evening...

A small showing tonight with around 15 at the most, and around 10 for most of the evening. Nonetheless, we managed to get in several WWII themed games.
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1. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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The classic basic Memoir '44 took the prize as the most frequently played game this evening.

Game 1:
Scenario: Juno Beach
Brian (Allies) 4 medals
Lansing Rob (Axis) 6 medals

Game 2:*
Scenario: Utah Beach
Scott (Allies) 5 medals
Greg (Axis) 1 medal

Game 3:
Scenario: Gold Beach
Decatur (Allies) 4 medals
Rick (Axis) 6 medals

Game 4:
Scenario: Gold Beach
Brian (Allies) 6 medals
Greg (Axis) 4 medals
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2. Board Game: Memoir '44: Operation Overlord [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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We expanded our Memoir experience and took on the Overlord scenario twice!

Game 1
Axis - 8 medals - WIN
Commander: Nick
Left: Scott
Center: Rufus
Right: Steve H
Allies - 6 medals
Commander: Brian
Left: Greg
Center: Mike McR
Right: Lansing Rob

Game 2
Axis - 8 medals - WIN
Commander: Mike McR
Left: Brian
Center: Patrick McR
Right: Greg
Allies - 2 medals
Commander: Steve H
Left: Rufus
Center: Rick
Right: Scott
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3. Board Game: Memoir '44: Breakthrough [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
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After playing several games of Memoir, Scott and I decided to take on the BIG map found in the Breakthrough expansion. This map is twice as deep as a standard map and just as wide. It was BIG.

We played the Japs versus the British in the Pacific theater.

Steve H - British - 7 medals - WIN
Scott - Japanese - 6 medals

The entire game came down to a single dice roll. Scott was on the attack and moving his Japanese infantry via a "Behind Enemy Lines" card. He moved, attacked my unit, reduced them to 1.... and they I got to return fire. The British ability is called "Stiff Upper Lip". If a British unit is reduced to 1 soldier, they immediately counter-attack with a single die. I did so and took out Scott's last soldier in his infantry unit. If I had not done that, he would have moved onto a medal and gotten the 7. Instead, I got the 7th for killing a unit, as we were both at 6.

A fantastic ending. I loved this version. Scott's ability was the banzai charge where a full strength unit gets a bonus die and his units can ignore a retreat flag automatically. So those crazy japs just keep on coming!
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4. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:514]
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This looked soooo good. I really wanted to try it, but I also wanted to do the Overlord scenario. I ended up not getting to play it.

Scenerio: "Picking up the Pieces"

British - WIN
Nick
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Germans
Decatur
Lansing Rob

Apparently the British completed their objective with a single soldier left after the Nazis kept sacrificing themselves to inflict heavy casualties. Jolly good show boys!
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5. Board Game: Attack! Expansion [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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This quasi-WWII game is a favorite of Mike McR's and he brought it along. It looked pretty good! Like a non-specific Axis and Allies with generic colors as teams instead of nations.

Rufus - 11 - WIN
Lansing Rob - 8
Rick - 6
Mike McR - 2
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6. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:192]
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As the evening progressed, we tended not to focus on war games... as a few latecomers showed up and the kids wanted something to do. So Godzilla Dice came out.

Kevin - MekaDragon - WIN
Steve H - Kraken (very close finish with Kevin, but lost out)
Patrick - Alienoid
Dylan - Cyber Bunny
Morgan - The King
Scott - GigaZaur (died first)
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7. Board Game: Godzilla: Stomp! [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:10056]
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Many many rounds were played... and much fun was had!

Rufus - Won 4 games, Tied with Rick once
Rick - Tied with Rufus once
Mike McR - Won once
kevin - Won once
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8. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:159]
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While the gang entertained themselves with Godzilla, me and Scott played some Battle Line. A great little card game.

Scott - Won both!(1st game gets a *, but its all good)
Steve - Lost both!
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