Thursday, 26 June 2014

Heroes of Normandie

Heroes of Normandie is a new WW2 boardgame by Devil Pig Games.

The time is summer 1944. The Sun shines on Normandie hedgerows (yes, Devil Pig Games call it ‘Normandie’ and not ‘Normandy’ because they are French). Gentle winds blow and the  fields are full of bright flowers, in the background though, the romantic staccato of a machine gun fire and the crump and blast of explosions!.

In these typical Normandie landscapes, thousands of men are about to fight. And die. Bravely like heroes, or cowardly like wussies. We don’t give a shit about wussies! We are only concerned by heroes, those you see in Hollywood Golden Age war movies : “A bridge too far”, “The Longest Day”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “Patton”, “Kelly’s heroes” and, more recently, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Band of Brothers” and “Inglorious Basterds”.

The basic gamestyle allows you to play heroic and play bloody! Heroes of Normandie is a squad/platoon sized game. Opposing forces can be controlled by a pair of players or even multipayer and in the starter game cover German armies on one side and American on the other which are made up of infantry, tanks and of course, heroes. Each unit has its own set of unique characteristics and skills depicted on its token. All can be seen at a glance.

The basic game is further extended by the D-Day expansion pack and with US Rangers and SS Panzergrenadiers giving you more varied platoons and heroes.

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