I should preface this post by saying that I don’t intend this as a review of ” Battlegroup Overlord” and the rules. That is because, having only. Rating: Battlegroup Overlord (BO) is the much anticipated second campaign volume to the Battlegroup Kursk WWII rules that were released last. Free forum: Forum for the discussion of Battlegroup Wargame Rules plus battle reports and pictures of your armies. Battlegroup Overlord Questions.

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BMU is squad 2. Given the page count, and the fact that the major part of the book would have to be the army lists, I can see that it would probably been a toss-up between whether the history section or the hobby section was included in the book. Of course, such a wealth of information can be hard to absorb and certainly difficult to reference during a game, so a nice batttlegroup is the use of appendices for all the different vehicles, weapons, and support items, arrayed in an easy to use format with movement, armour and armament.

The Sherman at the crossroads lined up 2 shots on the Tiger, and amazingly penetrated its front armour, leaving it a smoking wreck. Hi Piers, thank you, and thanks for providing some insight into the design thoughts. The latest supplement for the Battlegrkup World War Two rules builds upon the previous Overlord book to take the action beyond the initial landings on D-Day.

But yes, most certainly more game than simulation, as is the intention, but one that has period feel.

It’s daunting to have of each of them to paint up, but I figured out battlegeoup best way is to build and paint 10 at a time. Achilles destroyed in air strike by FW Let’s use it to intentionally seek out imbalance in order to win and then blame the game designer for it not working! As the Americans begin to advance toward the eastern farm and the hedgerow in the center, a bagtlegroup barrage of 4 75mm pack howitzers lets loose on the main German line. Forum Tools Forum Tools Search.


Attached Airborne Combat Engineer Squad with bazooka. The solution we have used before is to create a separate table which combines these two types of game stats together, but it is a shame that we as gamers have to do this rather than some sort of reference being provided.

The entire platoon was refitted to TObut the aufklarungs squads were written off.

BO is effectively two books in one, with each comprising of a similar layout; historical overview, special rules, army lists and scenarios. Yep that’s the one were using. Mark Boam 21 Sep, 0 comment s Categories: Haha nice one battleggroup p I love playing battlegroup in 15mm scale it plays really well.

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It does strike me as a quicker system. All in all it was a very one sided game. While my search continues for a set of WWII squad-level rules BMU is squad with actions at the company or battalion leveldo you have recommendations that encompasses the following requirements?

Indeed figures can be a dreadfully intimidating task to begin. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Battlegroup: Overlord – Beyond the Beaches

Overlord — Beyond the Beaches. All the weaponry stats are printed several pages away. We’ll post some up on guildwar gamers as well. The card system in IABSM is great for simulating the friction and uncertainty of warfare, but it does slow the game down to a certain extent. German reinforcements are still coming on slowly at about 1 per 2 US. The rules give an enjoyable game I reckon, but I am interested to see what house rules you develop. It is knocked out by a Sherman’s 75mm cannon.

I find points systems to be at best a necessary evil, but the way the army list construction works here is probably one of the best applications of points systems that I have seen. Will get some better shots in natural light tomorrow. Jonathan Freitag 12 May at Notify me of new posts via email. Players have contributed their own ideas about things like grazing fire with machine guns, and the ways to simulate the differing artillery tactics of the combatants and the provision of numerous detailed TOE’s and historical orbats make scenario creation easy.


I found the hobby section in Battlegroup Kursk to be very helpful, so I was disappointed that it was missing from this volume.

My Tiger rounded the bend and put 2 rounds into the Sherman guarding the crossroads. My thoughts were simply me playing with the concepts and considering other ways to do things without necessarily detracting from the aspects of the game that have generated my enthusiasm. German Panzergrenadier Kampfgruppe Von Strom: Some infantry and supporting weapons become pinned and the 60mm is wiped.

Were shooting for 5 games to give you some feedback on it. My Aufklarungs grenadiers should dominate the scout phase, capturing 2 out of 3 objectives and out scouting the Americans causing them to start the game with 3 chits before they even arrive! British Paras under artillery fire at yesterdays game. This site uses cookies. The overview of the Battle for Normandy covers that main operational highlights over the space of three months in both the British and US sectors, and is covered in five pages.

On a very luck roll of a 6, the high velocity gun connects with a Sherman, who has little hope of bouncing the AP shell.

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All in all Easy fought hard but in the end they just didn’t have the anti armor abilities of the Germans. Central farm held in strength. Each section has 4 scenarios. Up until now the Tiger has been having a hard time getting a bead on the Sherman’s and hasn’t hit once in 6 shots.

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That box is the one marked “fast moving”. Tabletop Gaming Den Sharing my gaming life. Player rewarded for using historical tactics 4.