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Coast of France June 6, 1944

3rd Division command

As the Ivy division prepares for their assault on Utah, there command looks out over the beaches to the land beyond. A flat tableland like terrain dotted with few trees and cover. Good for them to see the defenders but bad that there is no cover. They will have to make it off the beaches as fast as they can.

BOOM...BOOM...BOOM, the cruisers guns start the opening barrage against the beach defenses. A another destroyer moves up to provide…

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Added by Alan Sawyer on August 16, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

OKW Command, June 1944

The expected British and American invasion of France will be at anytime. Der Fuehrer has ordered that the invasion must be stopped at all costs, but he has restricted major deployment decisions to himself. So command has been order to place all line battalions to cover the main areas of allied advance. Armor will be under strict control for Der Furhrer, but he has deemed local command can use them in emergencies. Resources will be scarce so command will need to husband them. Extra artillery…

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Added by Alan Sawyer on July 31, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Ivy Division command, June 1944

In preparation for the invasion the American 4th Infantry Division is given orders that they will be part of the lead units for the invasion of France. The divisional command has started the planning for the invasion by looking over the intelligence on the beaches that they will land on. They are on the beach code named Utah. Sketching intelligence puts a German infantry battalion holding the beach area that they are tasked with. They can expect some sort of supporting units but as of the…

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Added by Alan Sawyer on July 30, 2012 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Steadfast and Loyal, the 4th (Ivy) Infantry Division war in Europe

I am starting this blog to record my play of the Panzer Grenadier campaign for the Ivy Division in Europe. The 4th Infantry Division was one of the key units in the crusader across Europe to liberate it from Hilters terror. Highly decorated and participating in may key battles, the 4th ID's odyssey is captured in this PG supplement.

The campaign consists of 11 monthly turns that allows the players control both the strategic and the tactical situations that faced both the Ivy…

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Added by Alan Sawyer on July 30, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Boardgames and Technology

For a first posting on this site, I though I would put up some ideas on a topic that is relevant in the future of games, how does technology help or hurt the boardgames. Let me set the stage with my background before I put up the ideas. First, I have been playing with games for a while. Starting with good old Avalon Hill all the way to today's publishing leaders like GMT. I been part of many clubs and attended a convention or two, but I am not a developer or a publisher. On my other side I am… Continue

Added by Alan Sawyer on July 16, 2011 at 10:29am — 4 Comments

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