Normandy: Fire Factor (FF) and attack

In previous entries, we delved into how to spot enemy units, activate your own platoons and check the morale of your troops. But, Normandy, The Beginning of the End is a wargame, and so the final goal of detecting the enemy and activating your troops is mainly to shoot at them with every intention of eliminating or decimating them in order to reduce their combat effectiveness. And, if you can force them to rout, even better!

Leer más...
Normandy: Spotting vs Line of Sight (LoS)

We have already talked about how War Storm Series transfers the battlefield onto a top table game, reflecting real situations such as the tendency to inactivity that those platoons away from their officers, or the reluctance to perform risky actions like assaults.

Leer más...
Normandy: Line of Sight (LoS)

Line of Sight (LoS) concept is addressed, probably, in every wargame available in the market nowadays: we trace an imaginary line from the center of a hex to the center of a target hex. Depending on the obstacles we may find in the path, a unit may or not see its target.
In War Storm Series the line of sight it´s affected by the differences in height and it´s obviously interrupted by forests, urban areas and other landmarks.

Leer más...
Normandy: Activation Phase and performing actions

To get the gist of the activation of units and it´s order, let´s briefly review the previous two phases, Command and Initiative, which precede the Activation phase in the game sequence.

Leer más...
Normandy: Morale (in english)

A soldier, in the clamor of battle, is not that perfect slaughter machine with a total lack of feeling that we often see on movies and videogames.

They are human beings that rely on their mental strength and on their unit´s cohesion to commit dangerous tasks, overcoming their fears in a hostile environment such as a battlefield.

Leer más...
Normandy: Getting to know the Protagonits (in english)

We have decided to start a series of articles in which we will delve into some of the units that take part in Normandy, The Beginning of the End, as well as to describe aspects of the game that you will find in this new installment of the War Storm Series.

The War Storm Series titles recreate combat situations at the tactical level, emphasizing the role of the officers in the battlefield and how their leadership have a real impact in the units´ morale, another key aspect implemented in the game.

Leer más...