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Eight Armies in Normandy
Welcome to Normandy. The year is 1944 and the Allies are landing on the Normandy beaches into the teeth of the German fortifications. The paratroopers have landed inland and are making their way to the cost engaging German units as they encounter them.
"You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.”
~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Eight Armies in Normandy is a large scale Total War battle played by the Battlefront Miniatures employees to celebrate the relaunch of our Normandy theatre books.
Download a PDF version of the Eight Armies in Normandy After Action Report here...
We decided to focus our battle on Gold Beach and Omaha Beach. This allowed us to use British and US forces for the main assault, and we couldn’t leave out the airborne so the paratroopers get to go after some difficult inland objectives and run interference on the German reserves. We obviously use some fuzzy scaling to get all the forces involved but this game was always about heaps of toy soldiers and fun over purist accuracy.
We played our giant game out over two days and had a heap of fun. It is our hope that this article acts as inspiration for you and your friends to pull out your toy soldier collections and play an all-out smash fest.
Last Updated On
Thursday, August 1, 2013
by Blake at Battlefront
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