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Dò the Clef
France
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10
Jul 2014
Owned
Damiano Zambelli
United States
Brembilla
Unspecified
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9
Jun 2003*
Owned
Dave Shaw
United States
Pennsylvania
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8
Mar 2007*
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Robert (Bob) Miller Sr
United States
Hinesville
Georgia
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8
Jan 2010*
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Sean Chick (Formerly Paul O'Sullivan)
United States
New Orleans
Louisiana
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Fag an bealac! Riam nar druid ar sbarin lann! Erin go Bragh! Remember Ireland and Fontenoy!
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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8
Dec 2011
D-day is a popular situation for designers but not an easy one to simulate. This game does a fair job with a quick and dirty system. It is a solid game hurt by a verbose rule book and some mistakes regarding combat and Moves. Otherwise, it is actually my favorite game on this popular but difficult to simulate subject. I believe my fellow wargamers have been much too hard on this Avalon Hill title. I'd love to see this system on division scale.

UPDATE: Sold it due to space concerns.
2015-04-24
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Attila Ember
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8
Mar 2013
Edwin Raith
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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7.8
May 2008*
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Steve
United States
Manalapan
New Jersey
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7.8
Aug 2014
Great solitaire game!
2014-08-12
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Richard Partin
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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7.5
Nov 2014
Acquired in purchase in February 2008. Having already owned the Smithsonian version of "Battle of the Bulge," this game was easy to learn and play. Not strictly about D-Day, nor as involved as "Battle of the Bulge," but on a grander scale, "D-Day" gives a good feel for how tough the sledding got as Allied troops approached Germany. Eventually the Germans can either dig in across their border or chance a "Bulge"-like strike against oncoming enemy units. Even though the basic game is relatively simple, it gives a feel for what this war was about, and one can certainly add on complexity by using the Battle Manual. I like it a lot. If anyone's interested, I've rewritten the basic rules into simpler English. For me the most difficult part to figure out was the rule regarding HQ units and their "holding boxes" (into which individual ground units can be placed, but which are represented by movement of HQ units). After checking every source I could find via the Internet, I finally found the pages on strategy in the game's Battle Manual to be most helpful--not only for that rule, but for set-up and first moves. The manual's comments on how to play and learn the game also are spot-on, as even the second time I played the game, I felt like I not only had a handle on how pieces should be set up and how the game should play out, but I could already see alternative strategies for the next contest. It may not be historically accurate--no roads or hedgerows on map, for example--but as a game it seems to work. The only disappointment for me was that the title suggested the game would be about the Normandy invasion, but it is not--it's primarily about the conduct of the war from Normandy to the end of the conflict in Europe. So, be forewarned on both counts.
2012-11-08
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Joe Burns
United States
Oklahoma
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7.5
Apr 2010
I played this 2 times a few years back.Good game.
2010-04-08
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Geo
Greece
Athens
Marousi
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7
Jul 2006*
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Jimmie Pierce
United States
Lawton
Oklahoma
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7
Mar 2003*
Giovanni Crippa
Italy
Lecco
LC
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7
Oct 2009*
A good simple historical wargames.
2003-06-25*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7
Sep 2003*
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Wendell Martin, Jr.
United States
Unspecified
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7
Feb 2004*
A prettier game than the AH classics, and also a simpler-playing one.
2004-02-27*
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Mark Traylor
United States
Schertz
Texas
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7
Jan 2005*
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Jim Pulles
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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7
Jan 2008*
In some respects, I like the original D-Day better. But after a few plays, I find that this version is just as tense, if not moreso...

And it still makes a great introduction to board wargaming.
2008-01-29*
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James Lambert
United States
Enid
Oklahoma
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7
Dec 2005*
Used to play this all the time with my dad. Then when I stopped being interested or had homework to do, he would play solitaire and the game would sit there for days =0
2005-12-09*
Mike Stoker
United States
Stockton
California
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7
Aug 2006*
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JR Dundas
Canada
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7
Mar 2007*
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Paul Amala
United States
Dublin
California
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"Heke Heke": Hamsterish for "Huh?"
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paul@amala.us
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7
Jun 2007*
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Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
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7
Mar 2008*
An OK small game on one of the most hard fought battle place. Beautiful hard mounted map.
2008-03-24*
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Damiano Zambelli
Italy
Brembilla
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7
May 2008*
very easy going game on the western european side of WWII
2008-05-10*
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Gene Dickens
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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7
Oct 2009*
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Jim Dauphinais
United States
Chesterfield
Missouri
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7
Mar 2010
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