Battle for Normandy AAR Group


Battle for Normandy AAR Group

To discuss both sides during the ongoing AAR between Mike Gentile and Dave Long See:

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General Comments 5 Replies

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Started by Dave Long. Last reply by Dave Long Feb 4, 2010.

Allied Strategy Discussion 7 Replies

To discuss how to liberate what Germany rightfully stole in 1940.

Started by Dave Long. Last reply by Dave Long Feb 1, 2010.

Axis Strategy 4 Replies

Axis Strategy Discussion - I'll let Mike make his own clever comment.

Started by Dave Long. Last reply by michael gentile Feb 1, 2010.

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Comment by David Lubin on November 14, 2011 at 2:01am

Alternitive History

I have to admit I did want to start a discussion, though I did not expect it to be about the 319th Division, I was hoping on getting some input on moving the Panzer and Panzer Grenadier Divisions closer to the coast. I know some one mentioned that the closer to the channel these units would have been hit by air raids and bombardments from the allies.

As for what the allies would do when they saw these moves is another thing. It was one thing to move up the 352 ID and the 91st Luftland Division. Without the allies spotting them (and I believe the French resistance has sent a couple of carrier pigeons about the move, but both were shot by German Pigeon Hunters) it is quiet another for the closely watched Mobile reserves to brought up in secrecy.

I still believe that Normandy would have been the site of the invasion, remember that all of the Panzer and Panzer Grenadier divisions would have been brought up - including those in the Pas-de-Calais. So any input on what the Allies would have done to counter this?

Also what about the idea of a second air drop? Not sure I see the British 6th Airborne nor the American 82 or 101 Airborne could have been pulled out of the line - but they always had the British 1st Airborne fro a second airlift.

I am curious does anyone know the composition of the British 1st Airborne Division along with the Polish Air Landing Brigade?

Thanks again I will cross post this on the Social Site of CSW.
Comment by David Lubin on November 4, 2011 at 5:01pm

Good evening all.

I took a look at my Longest Day (AH)  and I have notice some Additional Rules and set up.  The two that I am interested in is the Rommel's strategy of bringing the Mobile units closer to the beaches.  The one I am less interested is where von Rundstedt is replaced by Rommel.

I am really wanting to try the Rommel Strategy is embraced.  The set up is done by how far from a certain town or city is or bordered by roads between the towns and cities.

Would enjoy hearing other's point of view on the subject.  I included a copy of the varient rules and set up.



Comment by Dan Holte on September 1, 2010 at 11:50pm
A little something I did in honor of CSR:

Comment by Dave Long on August 14, 2010 at 6:40pm
Airdrop pics up in replay thread. (See top)
Comment by Dave Long on August 9, 2010 at 8:32am
Mike, do you have the new C3i 24 yet? The one with the BfN optionals? I picked up my copy at WBC and will take a gander at it the next day or so to see if there's any I'd like to propose.
Comment by Dave Long on August 9, 2010 at 8:31am
All right, Zombie Group Staus Change Dance Party!!!!

Mike and I got together at the WBCs, and have decided to have another go at the campaign, with me as the Allies again. Our last effort with me as the Germans petered out as I thought I had messed up the defense of Bayeux too badly, so we'll call that a win for Mike.

So, it's tied 1-1 going into the third, how will it end? Stay tuned!
Comment by Robert LoCicero on May 19, 2010 at 5:13pm
My Staten Island buddy and I have began play of the game moving some pieces around and testing out airdrop and landing phases. Game is a joy to look at and play mechanics seem to be smooth. Might need a binoculars to see other side of map at this point (chronological age being what it is). Looking forward to many hours of play from now until end of year.
Comment by John Holden on April 11, 2010 at 6:55am
Hi Guys,

Anyone up for a PBEM campaign game of The Battle For Normandy? I could manage one or two log files a day.

Comment by Smitty on March 28, 2010 at 4:23pm
Bloody Omaha

What a thrilling ride this one was, having just played it. It came down to the next to last turn on the 10th, with the Germans hanging on to defeat the 29th ID and 2ID advance to seize Isigny. Although they got within several hexes, the German redeployment meant they weren't quite able to get through due to the clock. Trevieres fell to the Big Red One on the 9th after a great deal of urban fighting. What is a continuous unpleasant surprise for the American is bocage (duh right?). Simple but a tough puzzle for the Allies. I only used the Germans until about the 8th as a loose cordon to the east to prevent an end run to seize Trevieres and then start moving them into the MBA.
Comment by David Lubin on March 8, 2010 at 8:17pm
Thanks but last time a posted there I did not get response asking about the pre-invasion bombardments.


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