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Bloody Omaha

Started by Mike Whitaker, April 16, 2019, 04:35:46 pm

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Mike Whitaker

April 16, 2019, 04:35:46 pm Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 02:26:32 pm by Mike Whitaker
Table requirements (6' x 2'5'):
  • 3 or 4 for the game
  • 1 for support
Components:
  • 21 x 2'x2' terrain boards
  • US, German forces
  • Barbed wire, beach obstacles, pillboxes
  • QRS, player handouts, activation deck
  • LOTS of micro dice!
Minimum staffing: 5 (German umpire, 3 x US player management, 1 x runner)
Pull-Up banner: yes
Support material: Various books
Rules: IABSM
Design: TFL/Rich Clarke
Scenery: Mike, AndyM
Storage: Mike's

Promo:

A recreation of the US landing on Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach on D-Day, inspired by the opening of "Saving Private Ryan" and the real-life struggles of the US 1st and 29th on D-Day. See if you can make it off the beach.

Note:

Staffing levels are for a show game - as an all day game (e.g. Posh Lard) with folks who know the style of the TFL rules, mostly just needs an umpire to run the Germans.

Appearances:

Operation Market Larden 2014
Festival of the Forties 2014
Salute 2019
Posh Lard 2019
The Other Partizan 2019
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada<br />28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Mike Whitaker

April 16, 2019, 08:42:59 pm #1 Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 02:46:40 pm by Mike Whitaker
Bloody Omaha.pdf

Handout (revised 24/07/2019). IABSM QRS etc are available online.
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada<br />28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Mike Whitaker

Work needed:

None of this is vital - the game can go out as is, but would be better...

- Robert Capa and Brig-Gen Cota figures need painting
- Need more beach obstacles
  - more ramps and hedgehogs
  - several of the mine stakes need re-basing
- Couple of boards need a little grass work to match the rest.
- Marsh area needs re-doing (water effect has large bubbles)
- Paint waves on beach boards
- Sherman DD's need retouching.
- 75mm bunkers need side blast walls on side facing sea.
- Each assault boat section should have 2 bazooka teams - still don't know why Rich left these out of the scenario
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada<br />28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.