In the run-up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Warlord Games has begun a three-month long campaign. Players can take part in the campaign across Warlord’s numerous game systems, so everyone can take part.
Warlord D-Day campaign games can be played using Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies and Cruel Seas. You can play any game, at any size that you and your opponent choose. However, Warlord Games has released some campaign-specific scenarios that I think are certainly worth a look.
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Violins of Autumn is a Bolt Action scenario that sees The French Resistance attempt to sabotage the railway system in Normandy. Plan Vert, if successful, would force the German reinforcements to travel by road making them more vulnerable to ambush and assault.
“Blessent Mon Coeur D’une Langueur Monotone”Chanson d’automne – Paul Verlaine (used as the signal for Plan Vert)
The second scenario offered up for the campaign is Postage Able. This is a bolt Action scenario that uses the unofficial Fire Fight rules that are released as part of the D-Day campaign. The scenario itself sees two royal engineers attempting to survey what will later become Omaha Beach. All the while remaining hidden from a German patrol.
First impressions of the rules are positive. It is a stripped-back, easy-to-learn version that’d be great for one-day tournaments and intro games. Force specific rules are not included whilst high-level officers and vehicles with armour 7 or higher are also not used.
” Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”Winston Churchill – 1940
Finally, the third scenario offered up at this point in the campaign is Snap Happy for Blood Red Skies. This scenario covers an RAF Photo-Reconnaissance flight over Normandy. The British Mosquito must get from one side of the table to the other. All whilst avoiding being shot down by the outnumbering German Fw190A “Shrike” planes.
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