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  Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:14
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You have been requesting Campaign Play in Memoir '44 for a long time, here it comes, brought to you by some of our most active fans! Keen observers among you will already have recognized some of them on our forums lately, thanks to their distinctive Avatar Generalship.

To learn more about it, head to our blog post or to the Campaign Book Section of Memoir '44 website

      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:16
Wonderful! And over 50 new scenarios, how could it get better? Shocked Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:31
Panzers roll! Cool
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:40
YESSS!!!Finally some cool scenarios!Send a shipment to Romania too!
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:53
It would seem that morning has come to everyone! Confused Laughing

The time for counter-intelligence is over. The report is out and so far the reaction is good! Very Happy Let us just pray that Hitler does not hear of this...
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 15:53
Awesome news!

Much thanks to DOW and to the fans who worked on this book! This will probably be the most anticipated M'44 item in memory.

The best part is the "Volume 1" on the cover... Shocked

I can't wait! Very Happy

Geoff

[Updated on: Mon, 15 December 2008 15:55]

      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:03
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 15:53

It would seem that morning has come to everyone! Confused Laughing


Sir, Excuse me Sir!
My orders were 1400hours GMT, Sir!
Not something as vague as "Tomorrow morning", Sir!

Razz
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:17
Franck wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 07:03

rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 15:53

It would seem that morning has come to everyone! Confused Laughing


Sir, Excuse me Sir!
My orders were 1400hours GMT, Sir!
Not something as vague as "Tomorrow morning", Sir!

Razz


Tell Hitler it isn't my fault that my intelligence was so vague!! I'm tired of everyone thinking that simply because I made a fool of the British in North Africa, my intelligence officers are more accurate than the next Field Marshal! Mad Carry on soldier, and keep those intelligence reports coming!!! Laughing


By the way, has anybody noticed all the clues they've given us in the pictures?! Look especially at Badges and Tokens...
      
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  Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:25
Well, I had already guessed about one (or many) scenarios about the liberation of Caen, but nothing on this scale!

So, things which look good from a first glance at the pages:
- Obviously, 51 scenarios, great!
- Non-linear campaigns, which means a lot of replayability and not always playing the same scenarios all the time (unless history repeats itself...)
- Use of expansions: it's nice to mix things in a bit like the Air Pack did. Kind of weird that the Winter board isn't mentioned though... Also, it's good that one of the campaigns can be played without any expansions.
- New Summary Cards, Badges, etc: Not needing to buy the summary cards in a separate pack is good. The new mortar looks fun!
- Pages which can be put in a binder: I want to keep my pages in the original book, so personnaly I'm a bit scared of pages falling out over the years, but still good for the binder-type persons out there.

And, while I didn't really mind, I'm sure this one is going to make a lot of people happy:
- Use of previously unused badges (and probably terrain, obstacles, etc.) from the expansions. Finally some cavalry! Will we also see Dragon's Teeth, the Destroyed Bridge from the AP, and more landmarks from the TP?

All in all, only seen preview pages as of yet, and I'm already eagerly awaiting this! With a planned ship date of February, it shouldn't be too long either! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:31
Shnik wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 07:25


- Pages which can be put in a binder: I want to keep my pages in the original book, so personnaly I'm a bit scared of pages falling out over the years, but still good for the binder-type persons out there.


You have some good points and good observations! This one is not on mark though...the book is bound (and like Eric said on BGG, it's good binding like the D&D books by WotC) and the holes you see that probably made you think it could be put in a binder are actually just graphics on the page to make it look more authentic.

So people can always take the pages out and put them in a binder, but it will be a real hardcover book. Check with the real general of DoW below for clarification on this... Razz

[Updated on: Mon, 15 December 2008 16:43]

      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:33
Just to be clear, the 112 pages of this book are sewn-bound to the cover, and not designed to be punched out. It should be a nice book nonetheless. Razz
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:35
Thank you Eric, I was one of the people who mainly wanted new scenarios.... I wish a Merry XMAS to you and all the MM44 community! Very Happy

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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:36
eric wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 10:33

Just to be clear, the 112 pages of this book are sewn-bound to the cover, and not designed to be punched out. It should be a nice book nonetheless. Razz


Great, I like it better that way! Just goes to prove that you shouldn't judge a product without seeing it for real! Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 16:58
Very goood, very nice! Very Happy

but but wait..

I will have to start all over again with my friend and trusted adversary Shocked

How many times does a man have to hit the beach?


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 17:01
red_zebra wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 07:58


How many times does a man have to hit the beach?


No beach-hitting here. Not that their's anything wrong with that...Smile

You start on dry land my friend! Although if you aren't careful and loose the campaign you may see the sea again before you wanted to. Only this time you'll be in a body bag on your final trip home after being soundly defeated by your opponent! Very Happy

[Updated on: Mon, 15 December 2008 17:02]

      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 19:09
Do the scenarios included will be put in the 'Official Scenarios' section?
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 19:23
nemesszili wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 10:09

Do the scenarios included will be put in the 'Official Scenarios' section?


Not anytime soon (so if you want these scenarios, you will have to get the book Razz ) though eventually we will probably find a way for people to post AARs and rate them.
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 19:38
eric wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 11:23

nemesszili wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 10:09

Do the scenarios included will be put in the 'Official Scenarios' section?


Not anytime soon (so if you want these scenarios, you will have to get the book Razz ) though eventually we will probably find a way for people to post AARs and rate them.
eric


Eric, is there campaigns that make use of some of the official scenarios as well - or all of the scenarios in the book itself?

Sorry - I didn't see this thread here this morning or I wouldn't have started that other thread! Blame it on the cold weather!

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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 19:42
OK,I will get it,but just if DoW will find a way to support www.cutia.ro (a Romanian game store on internet),or will find a way for delivery in Europe for every state of the EU.
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 19:59
nemesszili wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 10:42

OK,I will get it,but just if DoW will find a way to support www.cutia.ro (a Romanian game store on internet),or will find a way for delivery in Europe for every state of the EU.


I'm sure Eric would love to support that game store. Like he's said before, though, there are issues outside of DOW control limiting their ability to ship everywhere. Maybe you could find someone in a different location to buy it for you and ship it over... Smile
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 20:47
Franck wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 14:14


You have been requesting Campaign Play in Memoir '44 for a long time, here it comes, brought to you by some of our most active fans!




Are we all friends again now?! This is a fantastic development and shows the real strength of the M '44 community.

Truly a product "by fans for fans". It's not even Christmas yet and already I'm counting down the days until February! Very Happy

Thanks very much DoW!

      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 20:51
Yes. I think this is pretty awesome. It's hard to complain about 51 new scenarios along with the rest. It's a lot more than I expected.

And the kicker...I don't need to buy another tackle box to store a slew of new pieces. Laughing Just some space on a book shelf.
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 15 December 2008 20:57
gheintze wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 14:53


The best part is the "Volume 1" on the cover...


The press release says "the first campaign book is coming" and it is listed under Campaign Books (note the plural) on the website!

Oh yes!!! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 03:10
This looks GREAT! As nearly as I can make things out in the pictures, it seems very well conceived. I'm sure looking forward to it. Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 10:47
Great news!

Thanks DoW! I see that the smoke is also coming with this release. Can't wait to see how it differs from my own house rule variant of smoke.
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 12:45
nemesszili wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 13:09

Do the scenarios included will be put in the 'Official Scenarios' section?


Maybe there'd be a code on it, not for"player" time, but just for access to these scenarios?
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 18:29
Zasdert Ultun wrote on Tue, 16 December 2008 03:45

nemesszili wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 13:09

Do the scenarios included will be put in the 'Official Scenarios' section?


Maybe there'd be a code on it, not for"player" time, but just for access to these scenarios?


If you have the book, why would you need a code to get these online? Rolling Eyes The book will be nicer than any printing I would be able to do on my own.
      
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  Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 22:38
I'm not as excited as everyone else. While I feel that this is something a lot of people want, I still haven't done all of the scenario's from the front yet. I feel that some of these are just as good, if not better than the "official" scenarios.

I think that the SFTF is a forgotten resource in this forum.



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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 23:13
rasmussen81 wrote on Tue, 16 December 2008 12:29


If you have the book, why would you need a code to get these online? Rolling Eyes The book will be nicer than any printing I would be able to do on my own.


All I meant was for AAR and ratings, not for printing. I find it pretty interesting to read about how other's battles have gone.
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 16 December 2008 23:29
By the time this book ships, you should have a way to post AARs as well as rate these scenarios (though you will still need the book to play any of these Rolling Eyes )
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Wed, 17 December 2008 06:00
Either the members of this thread are more clever than those on BGG or they just don't have as many questions. Eric has done a great job of answering many of the questions that have come up and in case you don't check the BGG forum, I'll recap here. Razz

1. Are there any Overlord scenarios in this expansion?

No there are no Overlord scenarios in the Campaign Book. This doesn't mean that some new official Overlord (and Standard) scenarios won't be released soon however. I would keep my eyes out for some upcoming Christmas online treats. ~Eric

2. Are we meant to write scores and such in the nicely bound, hardcover book!? It seems like 3-ring format would have been better.

No worry, it will become all clear once it ships (and no, we don't expect most folks will want to write in their book, so streamlined, printable versions of the record-keeping sheets will be available for download on our web site once the book ships). ~Eric

3. Can you tell us about the new rules in this expansion?

A careful look at the close-up of the back cover of the book shown here http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/cb1/ should give you a taste of some of the new rules introduced, or at least what they might cover.

The rest (and how these particular rules play out) will likely have to wait until the book's actual release, so that you still all have something to look forward to reading once the book ships.
~Eric

4. Is the Campaign book going to have the same problem as the Air Pack book did? Will the pages fall out?

The pages are nicely bound the same way as in the Dungeons and Dragons books published by WotC. They are not perforated (what you saw is a visual effect, that is).

And there are 112 of them (pages, that is) in between the covers.
~Eric

I hope this is helpful! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Wed, 17 December 2008 19:45
Excellent recon report from the front line over at BGG general. And you returned from BGG without wounds? Most unusual! Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Wed, 17 December 2008 19:49
I wonder if everyone's puposes might be served by posting up the scenarios on the website as usual, but just blanking out the maps? i.e. leave in the historical backgrounds, special rules, etc.. Then prospective buyers could see more or less what's there, but would still have to buy the book to play, and owners could post AARs further whetting the appetites of waverers Smile
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Wed, 17 December 2008 21:26
yangtze wrote on Wed, 17 December 2008 10:49

I wonder if everyone's puposes might be served by posting up the scenarios on the website as usual, but just blanking out the maps? i.e. leave in the historical backgrounds, special rules, etc.. Then prospective buyers could see more or less what's there, but would still have to buy the book to play, and owners could post AARs further whetting the appetites of waverers Smile


Excelent idea! Cool Maybe we can tag-team Generalfeldmarschall Eric.

I'm not sure how I escaped BGG without injuries...everyone must be in a good mood after this announcement! Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Fri, 19 December 2008 10:30
eric wrote on Mon, 15 December 2008 16:33

Just to be clear, the 112 pages of this book are sewn-bound to the cover, and not designed to be punched out. It should be a nice book nonetheless. Razz


Great! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Sat, 20 December 2008 14:17
I have a question about the multiple paths that can be taken depending on who wins. Did all the battles really happen, or are some of them "what-ifs" in case the real winner loses. Is there a path that is more historically accurate? I don't see how they can all have happened if there is only one winner in a battle!

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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Sun, 21 December 2008 16:16
This Looks like a Great Expansion.
It's an interesting idea, and for me it's a "Must buy" expansion. another good thing about it, is that it's Vol. 1, so, there'll be more. Very Happy

PS: Don't forget other great ideas, like Breakthrough Maps (cardboard) and scenarios, and many others.

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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Mon, 22 December 2008 13:58
Zasdert, all of the battles happened historically, and all come with full historical backgrounds. You can play the scenarios as one-off historical battles as usual.

In the campaigns not all of the relevant battles are necessarily played every time, depending on the campaign and how the paths unravel, but I think you'll like how the campaign system and narratives re-write the history for you Smile


      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 23 December 2008 03:35
yangtze wrote on Mon, 22 December 2008 04:58

Zasdert, all of the battles happened historically, and all come with full historical backgrounds. You can play the scenarios as one-off historical battles as usual.

In the campaigns not all of the relevant battles are necessarily played every time, depending on the campaign and how the paths unravel, but I think you'll like how the campaign system and narratives re-write the history for you Smile


Zasdert, the battles are all historical and like Yangtze said, they can be played as single battles (although I don't know who would want to do that!).

It'll make more sense when you have the book in your hands and can see how it works.

On a side note:

Brummbar has told us on his web page, but the others haven't said anything...Brummbar created the concept (with some input from others) of the Campaign Book and he designed the Normandy Campaign. Yangtze designed the Barbarossa campaign and jdrommel made the Fall Gelb campaign! The rest of us were lowly editors and developement help. We all hope you'll enjoy this expansion as much as we liked working on it! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44: the first Campaign Book is coming! Tue, 23 December 2008 03:43
Are players expected to switch sides when playing these campaigns or have the scenarios been balanced?

I would imagine switching sides would be time consuming as it is in Overlord scenarios.
      
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