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Joao Pedro
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Having a mounted board is a deal breaker for me.

Does the 2nd edition come with a mounted board? If not, are there plans to release one?
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Dominik Bornhäußer
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no. It is just a paper....
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Buy a piece of plexiglass and put it over the paper. I don't miss having a mounted board (for one thing, the box is a lot smaller and lighter due to this). Btw, this is the ONLY game I own without a mounted board, so it's not like I'm some paper map freak
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chris cymru
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I actually prefer a paper map for war games. I use plexi and don't have to worry about the board warping. If a paper map is the deal breaker you are going to miss out on some great games.
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Michael McCalpin
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After opening Nations at War: Desert Heat and the deluxe edition of World at War: Eisenbach Gap, both heavy boxes with mounted boards, it was a little underwhelming to then open D-Day at Omaha Beach. I console myself, however, with the confidence that there is a complex, rich gaming experience in there.
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ChrisCymru wrote:
.... If a paper map is the deal breaker you are going to miss out on some great games.


Totally...there are some top notch war games out there and all they come on is paper. Play enough war games and you will find out owning a big sheet of plexi is as important as a good pair of tweezers.

If the fact that D-day does not come mounted would stop you from playing it, then it's possibly not the game for you anyways.

It's like saying; "I know that is the best ice cream in the world but I won't eat it because it's in a bowl and not on a cone"...

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Richard Feather
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In my opinion a paper map under plexiglass looks as good, if not better, than any mounted map. The $15 - $20 investment in a 24x36 sheet is something you won't regret. Once you get that first game set up with the map under acrylic you will say to yourself, "Damn that looks good. I feel more like a general already." To me it adds to the experience.
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Ryan King
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Mounted under plexi looks best....zombie
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Joe Kong
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I prefer mounted boards.

Nonetheless, once you get into the game, it is nothing. whistle

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Mike Robinson
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Is the map too big to fit in a standard poster frame?
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Jim P.
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rlux202 wrote:
In my opinion a paper map under plexiglass looks as good, if not better, than any mounted map. The $15 - $20 investment in a 24x36 sheet is something you won't regret. Once you get that first game set up with the map under acrylic you will say to yourself, "Damn that looks good. I feel more like a general already." To me it adds to the experience.


Not to mention the ease of using easy-erase markers for analysis during the game...or defining the area where one side sets up...then wipe the perimeter lines right off.

A couple games using easy-erase markers to plan your strategy will make you feel underdressed without your own field marshal head cover!



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Rui Serrabulho
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You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.
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I have my D-Day at Omaha Beach in this frame that have a plexi on top to use the standard map games. Maybe those who don´t like paper maps can build one.

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