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Old 01-14-13, 08:33 PM
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The Big Game

This is what the map looks like for "The Battle for Normandy" which is the new game I got. It's pretty big and takes up nearly two full gaming tables.



The game is the June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy and it plays at the battalion level with over 2,500 units represented by individual chits. It takes about 6 hours to lay out the chits and begin the first turn. Additionally some battalions can be broken down into companies for certain combat actions. We're going to put together a team of 4 to play the game and it should take about two weeks to play. We'll have to rent gaming table space somewhere for the duration.

Anybody else playing a big game?
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Old 01-15-13, 05:59 AM
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if you count risk as a drinking game (drink every time you lose a dice roll), then yes.
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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. It's Huge!
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Ahhh...the good old days of tactile games. As stated in a previous post I wish I had time for this kind of stuff. What is the time scale? Does each turn equal a day?
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Wow, that's actually a bigger map than my favorite WW2 consim (boardgame), Flat Top. This game is Pacific theater, Guadalcanal/Eastern Solomons, and each turn is an hour. Very detailed, and really fun to run with a game master, so the movement is all hidden until the search planes actually find the enemy carriers.

That one looks like fun. Run the battles using ASL, and you could make it last for years.....
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Each turn takes about 3 hours and is equal to a day. There's a bigger game out there called War in Europe and it takes about a year to play. It can also be merged with War in the Pacific to play the entirety of World War II.
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I don't get it... what platform is the game on? PC/PS3/X-Box/?
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It's a map and counter game. No electronics.
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Each turn takes about 3 hours and is equal to a day. There's a bigger game out there called War in Europe and it takes about a year to play. It can also be merged with War in the Pacific to play the entirety of World War II.
I had those. Even when I was a teen that was a big commitment of time. I moved away from the monster games, mostly playing Squad Leader and Third Reich. They were a little more reasonable. Does anyone make a similar computer hex game like those?
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I had those. Even when I was a teen that was a big commitment of time. I moved away from the monster games, mostly playing Squad Leader and Third Reich. They were a little more reasonable. Does anyone make a similar computer hex game like those?
Pick yer poison:

http://www.matrixgames.com/

I can't vouch for any of them personally, although I'm thinking about getting War in the Pacific, Admiral's Edition (I'm a huge fan of Pacific theater WW2 history).

I'm going to be starting a Flat Top Play by email game (PBEM) soon.
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This is what the map looks like for "The Battle for Normandy" which is the new game I got. It's pretty big and takes up nearly two full gaming tables.



The game is the June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy and it plays at the battalion level with over 2,500 units represented by individual chits. It takes about 6 hours to lay out the chits and begin the first turn. Additionally some battalions can be broken down into companies for certain combat actions. We're going to put together a team of 4 to play the game and it should take about two weeks to play. We'll have to rent gaming table space somewhere for the duration.

Anybody else playing a big game?
Cool. Who knew it was downhill from Omaha Beach to Utah Beach?
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