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LooneyLlama
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New Overlord Scenario Wed, 10 December 2014 03:11
Hi Everyone,

I have just posted a new Overlord scenario, 'Death on the Volkhov'. The Germans and Russians fought for months in 1941 and 1942 to control both sides of the river. Reinforcements were poured in continuously to control bridgeheads across the river. Casualties mounted as neither side could gain the upper hand. Finally exhaustion set in with no appreciable gains by either side.

This scenario gives the Overall commander more responsibility than just passing out cards. He must decide placement and even whether to use his reinforcements. The reinforcements are absolutely critical to counter river crossings. All objectives for both sides in every section are too important to lose. All section commanders will have difficult decisions to make as to when to make the push for those objectives. Offensive or defensive moves must be considered each turn.

Give it a try. It will take a while to play as it isn't a slugfest at the beginning but once the troops are engaged it will really get exciting.

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Re:New Overlord Scenario Fri, 12 December 2014 18:01
Thanks Eric for your scenarios. Let's see if I have time now that things have cooled down a bit.

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Re:New Overlord Scenario Fri, 12 December 2014 22:19
How many figures for the German HT unit?
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sat, 13 December 2014 01:54
Red zebra, Three figures for the half track unit. I'll repost scenario with the number on it. Thanks for catching it.
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sat, 13 December 2014 17:05
May the cavalry, lay pontoon bridges?
The river is not frozen, correct?
May the Germans get 88s as artillery?

[Updated on: Sat, 13 December 2014 17:08]

      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Mon, 15 December 2014 00:23
Red zebra,

Cavalry are considered infantry so they can lay pontoon bridges.

The river is frozen but you cannot cross it without a pontoon bridge. In other words no 2 dice and then cross.


88s are considered an artillery unit so you could use it but I don't see why you would want to as a reg. arty unit is much more powerful.

Let me know your results.
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Mon, 15 December 2014 13:45
Played yesterday. Used the Soviet Comisair rules. And the Winter cards. Mismanaged my attacks across the river (you really must lay lots of pontoon bridges!).
Friend playing the Germans was getting anxious as I keep rolling tank reinforcements, so he asked about the 88s.
German victory! Only 6 medals for the soviets. (Lost several "liberated" cities).
Will play again.
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Tue, 16 December 2014 22:31
Red_zebra,

Thanks for giving me feedback on the scenario. Yes, you will need more than one pontoon bridge per section. For the Russians, their best sections to attack are the center and right. Play defense on the left. The Germans best bet is their right. Use the reinforcements wisely. You may not want to take all those armor units. They don't do well attacking towns. Waiting for special forces, engineers and supported units would be better. Get pontoons in all sections to disguise your attack. Don't be afraid to move unit and eliminate a pontoon to isolate enemy units on your side of the river. Anyway, when you play again let me know the results.

Eric
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Wed, 17 December 2014 00:02
LooneyLlama wrote on Tue, 16 December 2014 17:01

Red_zebra,

<< For the Russians, their best sections to attack are the center and right. Play defense on the left. >>

Eric


There I was, charging with the Cossacks on the left side. . . Rolling Eyes Laughing
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sat, 03 January 2015 18:07
May I destroy a bridge with an enemy unit on it?
If yes, what happens to the unit that was on the bridge.
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sat, 03 January 2015 20:19
red_zebra wrote on Sat, 03 January 2015 09:07

May I destroy a bridge with an enemy unit on it?
If yes, what happens to the unit that was on the bridge.


I believe this is covered in the FAQ, though I don't have it in front of me right now. If I remember right, you can destroy a bridge and the unit would be eliminated as well.

Double check that though. Smile
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sat, 03 January 2015 21:00
I know, with the normal rules for destroying bridges. But in this scenario the rules are a bit different and I wanted to know the intension of the author.

Your FAQ is part of my iPad Smile
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Sun, 04 January 2015 22:30
If there is no explanation in the special rules ALWAYS follow the normal rule. So, ras is correct. The unit is also destroyed if pontoon bridge is destroyed.

Red_zebra, don't forget to let me know how the game turns out. Patience, patience, patience in this one for both sides. This is not a slugfest.

Eric
      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Mon, 05 January 2015 03:04
2nd game, Commissar and winter cards used.

This time had the Germans, my friend had the Soviets.

Having a good starting hand for mi right commander, I decided to play just 2 cards every turn to further enhance mi right hand cards and just bringing units to the river front and entrench there.

Finally the Soviets bridged the river and attacked on my left and centre, managing to liberate a couple of towns on my left. Soviets 8 to German 4.

But a well executed "Their Finest Hour" blunted the Soviet advance, and after several turns they where repulsed and the 2 towns reoccupied. Soviets 5 to German 12. (a lone T-34 could take an easy medal exiting the map, but my friend decided to try and destroy a German unit instead).

The "Great Offensive" on my far right was delayed by a the appearance of a Russian artillery unit that needed a pass by the Luftwaffe, followed by a Barrage to get rid off. Finally the Spanish units launched their pontoons, the Cossacks moved and entrenched in front of them, but pressure was too much and the Spaniards took the hill. The same turn a lone German unit executed an Infiltration and captured Demyansk.

German victory, 18 to 6

2nd victory for the Germans, but the game was completely different to the first game.

[Updated on: Mon, 05 January 2015 03:11]

      
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Re:New Overlord Scenario Mon, 12 January 2015 00:28
Hi all,

I just posted a new Overlord scenario, 'Operation Nordwind' for you to enjoy. I would like to thank Quit2 for his help in designing this scenario.

This scenario incorporates a lot of different units that were available at the end of the war. I also have used Armor Breakthrough rules which you rarely see. Again, all sections of the battlefield will be in play. I hope you enjoy it.
      
    
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