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D-Day landings played as overlord Fri, 12 June 2020 17:07
Over the last couple of days, I've played the 5 possible double maps from D-Day landings as an overlord, with the overlord rules and overlord command card deck.

I did this solo, playing for both sides and playing all the roles, CinC and FG.

I just wanted to try this, since I had never played any of those with the overlord rules and deck, while the rulebook suggests this as a possible way to play.

My findings:
1) you are really missing those on the move orders from the breakthrough deck. Especially for the German side, this is crippling. On many of the maps, I didn't even get the German tanks that started in the back to the front. For reinforcements, this was totally impossible.
This leads me straight to the second point.

2) there is a big balance issue when playing like this. On none of the 5 maps, the germans even had a chance of winning.

3) it was an interesting experience, especially playing them consecutively, because the same section was paired with a new section on the next game.
What do I mean?
example: if you play Utah + American airborne, the left flank allied FG plays pointe du hoc and the middle sector on Utah with all the landing craft. If you play Omaha + Utah, the centre FG plays Pointe du hoc together with the right sector of Omaha, while the landing craft for Utah are paired with the beach of Utah. This makes for a totally different way of playing.

4) the only map combinations I'd consider playing more often as an overlord are:
- Utah+American Airborne (only one allied FG has landing craft and there are some tough decisions to make for all FG.)
- Gold + Omaha, because it was the most balanced of them all.
Otherwise, I'd rather play them with the breakthrough decks.

What are your experiences with D-Day landings as overlord? What do you think about it?
      

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  D-Day landings played as overlord  Quit2Fri, 12 June 2020 17:07
  Re:D-Day landings played as overlord Jon WashingtonFri, 12 June 2020 20:14
  Re:D-Day landings played as overlord sam1812Sat, 13 June 2020 00:15
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