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  Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 01 February 2010 19:49
You can now find a new document that outlines how to play Overlord battles with the Air Pack. It is available on the Official FAQ page.

This 4-page document includes the rules from Operation Overlord and a short FAQ specifically answering questions about Air Rules in Overlord battles. The second two pages outline the rules used in all of the official Overlord battles that have been released so far.

As always, let me know if you find any typos or errors so I can correct the document.
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 01 February 2010 20:25
Very good document, Jesse. Seen alot of Chick flicks lately? Very Happy

You asked for input and of course I will help. Found a few things.

From Air Pack page 4.
One airborne Airplane per player max!
In any given turn, there can only ever be a maximum of one
airborne Airplane unit on the battlefield for each player.
If a player plays an Air Sortie card (or equivalent) when he
already has an airplane unit on the battlefield, the card's effect is to order this particular Airplane for the turn with no Air check required (see Air Check Roll p. Cool.
Alternatively, the player may opt to let its Airplane disappear
off the board and initiate a new Air Sortie with a fresh Airplane
instead!


From your document.Page 1

Among other things, this means that if an Airborne airplane is already in either of the Field General's two sections at the start of the turn, he will not be able to play an Air Sortie to bring a second airplane into either of the sections under his control - though he may still play the Air Sortie to activate the Airborne airplane in his control without an Air Check!

I think you should include the possibility of letting the airplane disappear and reappear with the Air Sortie card as indicated by the bold part from Air Pack

From your document.Page 1

Q. When I draw an Air Sortie card, I understand that it is placed face up next to the cardholder and another card is drawn
immediately. If an Air Sortie card is drawn after a Recon 1 card is played, how does this work?
A. Same way, actually. When the an Air Sortie card is drawn as one of your two cards, place it face up next to the cardholder
and draw another card immediately. You then choose between these two cards. It is possible that more than one Air Sortie
card could be drawn and if this happens follow the same rule and place it face up next to the cardholder and draw another
card immediately until you have two non- Air Sortie cards to choose between.
Note: The Air Power card is not placed face up because it is an Air Sortie equivalent and if drawn as one of your two cards,
you will need to choose either the Air Power card or the other card to keep.

This paragraf needs to be changed since Recon 1 in Overlord says you draw 3 cards.


From your document page 2.Question number 7

Q. Would a Commander-in-Chief draw replacement cards if he handed our 3 Air Sortie cards the turn before?

Shouldn't this be out?

Stig Morten
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 01 February 2010 20:41
As always, thanks for your feedback and for finding those mistakes! I'll make the corrections and have the document uploaded again. Razz
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 01 February 2010 21:01
Only happy to help!
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 01 February 2010 22:04
I've fixed those typos and I added in the text that ad79 suggested. I've sent the document over to Days of Wonder and when they have time, they'll replace the current file with the corrected one. I'll let everyone know when the new file is available but in the mean time, you should all clear your cache so when the new file is up, you're actually downloading it instead of the one you already have. Cool
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Tue, 02 February 2010 01:24
As always, Jesse, thank you for your service to the community!
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Tue, 02 February 2010 14:52
ad79 found a few mistakes in this document, so I went back and fixed them. Franck, over at Days of Wonder, made time to upload the updated document so you can now find the corrected file on the FAQ webpage and under the "Goodies" section of the Memoir '44 page. Smile

I hope this file proves to be useful for players who are playing Overlord battles with the Air Rules. Enjoy! Cool
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Thu, 04 February 2010 16:08
Alert!

It has been brought to my attention that I have another mistake in this document. I know, you're thinking, "No! How is that possible!?" and I thought the same thing but it's true. Razz

The mistake is the last question at the bottom of page 1, under "General Questions". The question about what to do when you draw a Recon 1 and get an Air Sortie card is talking about normal Memoir '44, not the Overlord version.

I've made the correction but haven't been able to send it to DoW just yet, so I wanted everyone to know that the mistake is there in case you plan to play an Overlord battle with the Air Pack in the next few days (lucky bums!).
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 08 February 2010 18:41
The corrected file has now been uploaded on the FAQ page and the Goodies page of Memoir '44. Don't forget to clear your Cache to make sure you are downloading the updated file.

This is the last change (I hope) to this document before more Official Overlord scenarios come out in future expansions. This file can be printed off and kept available for players who play Overlord battles with the Air Pack.

Enjoy! Cool
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 08 February 2010 21:31
Sorry to point this out and I hope I've got this wrong Jesse, but under the Air Rules for Released Overlord Sceanrios, The Cadets of Saumur it reads:

» Air rules are optional: If used, shuffle both Air Sortie cards into the deck, at game start.

But there are four Air Sortie cards in the customised Overlord Expansion set of cards. As the Allied player cannot play Air Sortie I guess all four cards are shuffled into the deck? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 08 February 2010 22:10
Achtung Panzer wrote on Mon, 08 February 2010 12:31

Sorry to point this out and I hope I've got this wrong Jesse, but under the Air Rules for Released Overlord Sceanrios, The Cadets of Saumur it reads:

» Air rules are optional: If used, shuffle both Air Sortie cards into the deck, at game start.

But there are four Air Sortie cards in the customised Overlord Expansion set of cards. As the Allied player cannot play Air Sortie I guess all four cards are shuffled into the deck? Rolling Eyes



Correct, however if someone if playing the game without the Operation Overlord set, they would shuffle both cards into the deck. We can't assume that everyone owns Operation Overlord, though if they're playing a lot of Overlord battles they should own it!

I'll see if I can figure out a way to include that in the wording for the next version, which will be whenever another official Overlord battle comes out.
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 08 February 2010 22:17
As the creator of the wonderful FAQ book, do you know when will new OL battlemaps will come out? Very Happy
      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Mon, 08 February 2010 23:20
nemesszili wrote on Mon, 08 February 2010 13:17

As the creator of the wonderful FAQ book, do you know when will new OL battlemaps will come out? Very Happy


You know everything I know. However, if I did know about a future release, it wouldn't make much sense for me to publicize my knowledge because then DoW would never tell me anything again! Confused

Even though I don't know of any future Memoir '44 releases, I trust that Richard and DoW are working hard on something for this great game. Based on past expansions, I assume there will be future Battlemap expansions for all of us to enjoy! Cool

[Updated on: Mon, 08 February 2010 23:21]

      
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Re:Air Pack in Overlord Games Wed, 10 February 2010 15:08
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 08 February 2010 21:10

Achtung Panzer wrote on Mon, 08 February 2010 12:31

Sorry to point this out and I hope I've got this wrong Jesse, but under the Air Rules for Released Overlord Sceanrios, The Cadets of Saumur it reads:

» Air rules are optional: If used, shuffle both Air Sortie cards into the deck, at game start.

But there are four Air Sortie cards in the customised Overlord Expansion set of cards. As the Allied player cannot play Air Sortie I guess all four cards are shuffled into the deck? Rolling Eyes



Correct, however if someone if playing the game without the Operation Overlord set, they would shuffle both cards into the deck. We can't assume that everyone owns Operation Overlord, though if they're playing a lot of Overlord battles they should own it!

I'll see if I can figure out a way to include that in the wording for the next version, which will be whenever another official Overlord battle comes out.


Good point Jesse, I'd forgotten about the days before I bought the Overlord Expansion cards! Laughing

Perhaps the "card(s)" phrase is the safest one to adopt?
      
    
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