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Bartow Riggs
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I have all of next week and all of this weekend and next to do a lot of solo gaming.

I have a Geek Chic table (4' x 8') with a single sheet of plexiglass that size.


I have had the Normandy 44 map enlarged to 200% because I did not want to deal with huge amounts of stacking. The map is now 62" by 43" 68" by 44" and each hex is big enough to hold 4 counters or 4 stacks of counters side by side.

I was going to play this ("Normandy 44') but I also got Liberty Roads delivered last week and I keep hearing truly great things about it.

(I'm aware the games are different scales etc.) But which should I play solo? It looks like Liberty Roads is less complex (but I have not looked it over in detail).

So to me it looks like Liberty Roads has easier (less complex) rules which is good for solo play while Normandy '44 will be easier to physically play because the map has been enlarged. I'm also concerned about keeping track of all the exceptions in Normandy 44 when playing solo.

Advice?

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normandy '44 is a good game
easy to play
great solo game
and for the size a very easy to play the campaign and recreate
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Normandy '44 all the way. First it is a better game than Liberty Roads in my opinion, but of course a much different game in scale. I have solo'd both and N'44 is a better solo experience because there is no hidden information. The chit draw in LR introduces hidden information to the game and another layer of decision making that makes soloing it more difficult. The rules for N'44 are much better, more clear. N'44 is not a complex game for a wargamer. Of course LR isn't a difficult game either. I have enjoyed my solo and ftf plays of N'44 better than my plays of LR.
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Ok Guys thanks a lot. I'll go with Normandy 44. The big map looks awesome too so I was leaning towards N 44 anyway because of the big map. I'll get some pictures up once I get started. (probably tomorrow, absolutely Sunday).

 
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Check out the files section here, as someone put up some nice player aids for N'44, I believe.

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Liberty Roads was more enjoyable to me . Great game.
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Another vote for Normandy '44. This game is so polished and enjoyable. I like liberty roads as well though...

Also, love the Armstrong memorabilia.
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bolter wrote:
Another vote for Normandy '44. This game is so polished and enjoyable. I like liberty roads as well though...

Also, love the Armstrong memorabilia.


(chuckle) Lost a lot of money on that Lance stuff cause of his cheatin'. That stuff has been taken down and bubble wrapped for 20 years from now when Lance tries to "pull a Nixon." (If you get my drift.)
 
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Photos of the game set up and ready to go!


It's a monster game that isn't a monster!


Finishing the rules review and starting tomorrow.




Map is now 44"x68" and under plexi. The recessed play surface in total is 4' x 7'6".





Cherbourg Environs. Big hexes! Stacking issues?






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Brilliant, looks incredible and it would be so easy to play.
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bolter wrote:
Brilliant, looks incredible and it would be so easy to play.


Even at "normal size" this game has quite a functional and attractive graphics package. At quadruple size it is just incredible. There is no pixilation at all.
 
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how did you enlarge it. Looks great!
 
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