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I should preface this post by saying that I don’t intend this as a review of ” Battlegroup Overlord” and the rules. That is because, having only. Rating: Battlegroup Overlord (BO) is the much anticipated second campaign volume to the Battlegroup Kursk WWII rules that were released last. Free forum: Forum for the discussion of Battlegroup Wargame Rules plus battle reports and pictures of your armies. Battlegroup Overlord Questions.

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Major Von Strom knows the fatherland demands bold action and brings Gretal south east along the tree line and begins banging out 88 shells from the field near the center objective. The thing is practically indestructible. Some great thoughts there about BGO.

Your Tigers are like mine is of the paper variety! Monday to Friday 8: Gawd ‘elp us Games The journal of a free wargames rules designer. Tabletop Gaming Den Sharing oveflord gaming life.

It also allows you to have a need for resupply trucks and fun things. Fall of the Reich….

Though the scouts will give me a jump on the Paras, the bread and butter of my Battlegroup will be my trusty Grenadier ground pounders, who will oveelord doubt bear the largest load in defending the ground their mechanized comrades take.

A grenadier squad moves through the woods onto the dirt track in an attempt to secure the majors ovrlord right and keep US infantry penned in on the hill. So, as you can see, the book covers its subject fairly comprehensively. We’ll post some up on guildwar gamers as well. On the bright side you don’t have to buy any new models!


Between that and this I might just have to pick up Open Fire. Email required Address never made public. Notify me of new comments via email. Oh dear lord Strombones There are loads of people who overlors figures for that scale, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more battlefield you get out of a 6×4 when you shrink down your soldiers a bit.

Wargames Illustrated | Battlegroup: Overlord – Beyond the Beaches

From my reading of them and collecting the numerous scenarios available on their web page, it is clear to me that the people playing them and contributing to their development know their stuff. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Each section has 4 scenarios. So Jon, why did you get into this rule set? There are outlines for a number of typical and specific battles, including encounter tables and army lists. They are in turn gunned down by an MG42 in the upper floor window. It was too little too late — with no orders left I conceded at that point. The overlod several games produced disappointing results and a general malaise set in over the group with respect to the rules.

A miniatures gaming blog featuring reports and pictures from my latest games and the latest stuff off my painting table. Nice game, lovely models! Not that I had many units left that could roll for XP the few that did got nothing from it and a roll on the Colonels Favorite chart just went nowhere. As the name suggests, Battlegroup Overlord looks at the Western Front inspecifically dealing with the D-Day landings and the Battle for Normandy, up until the defeat of German forces in the Falaise pocket.

Still rusty from the salty climate. Sgt Steiner on Battlegroup Wacht am Rhein 30…. Following the army list, there is an example historical unit formation, which gives you some ideas of how various forces were made up.


Thank you for your comment. Will be useful with multiple Shermans prowling about. Thanks for the recommendation.

Battlegroup Overlord: Beyond the Beaches

Paratroopers arrive with a Sherman platoon and a 57mm anti-tank gun towed by a jeep. The worried tank platoon CO quickly silences the scouts with a few HE shells into the buildings they are spotting from.

An Aufklarungs team steels themselves and jumps out of a building to brew up the M4 with a Faust to the side. The last thing any allied army wants an Axis player to get lucky with is a Pak Well as fast moving goes, in both games we have rattled on through the turn sequence with little or no problem all adding the appeal of a game that can easily give a result in an afternoon overlrod gaming at the club.

Army Lists form a major part of the rules, some of the most comprehensive I battlegorup seen for World War Two in a wargames supplement. Fun game for me, but I expect to see some very angry and vengeful Americans coming my way next week to turn the tables.

First blood to the Sherman. All in all it was a very one sided game. All in all Easy fought hard but in the end they just didn’t have the anti armor abilities of the Germans. Using the last of his ammunition to do so, the tank commander calls the LOG team forward for a resupply.