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This Death Ride game comes with or allows:

  • Numerous Charts and Tables

  • Rules Written Based on the Seven Battlefield Operating Systems

  • Detailed but not Overbearing

  • Excellent Solitaire Play


FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN 22X34 SIZED MAPS:
Contact "bob@weebe5.com" for more information. Any requests for this opportunity are dealt with strictly through this 3rd party, not GSI.  The gentleman is a trusted member of the GSI Death Ride testing team and is the creator of the DRN maps.

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Death Ride Normandy   This game is going to cover the entire Normandy campaign from 6 June 1944 up to Cobra.  It will be as grand a game as Death Ride Kursk and have all the richness of that game series.  This series will be broken down into many smaller games.  The Base Game focuses on the operation at Pt du Hoc conducted by elements of the 2nd Ranger Battalion.  Along with this initial offering is Death Ride Normandy - Omaha Beach.  I am also working on the other beaches will all take the game from the invasion through the end of 10 June 1944.

I am currently considering how to organize all the games in this series.  I have created 2 versions of the base game DRN-Pt du Hoc.  The first is the one with the Master Rules in hard copy.  The second is the version without a hard copy of the Master Rules.  I will make a hard copy of the Master Rules available as a separate purchase for those who want to have one provided by
Grognard Simulations.  The Master Rules will be set up similarly to the Death Ride Kursk model where there are a number of different levels of play.  The Master Rules DO NOT have the advanced rules included.  The DRN-Advanced Rules are include in the US and CW A-M-L Enhancements.  This will make the game easier to pickup for newcomers, and yet have the depth of play enjoyed by experienced players.  I will be putting the common charts and tables needed for the general game system in the Pt du Hoc game.  This will make the Pt du Hoc scenario playable and small for those wishing an introductory game into the series.  The first 2 games mentioned above are the initial offerings of the main amphibious packages.  These games will address the battle from 6 June through 10 June.  There will be additional expansions to the series for beyond 10 June.  These expanions are yet to be finalized.

Here is a sample of the map plan (the
GREEN box represents the map area for Pt du Hoc)(This map plan is under continuous refinement):


This map plan is more complete as of Nov 18 2020!  There could be more changes and additions depending on how far into the campaign I decide to go.

Death Ride Normandy - Sword Beach   This game focuses on the British landing at Sword Beach by the British 3rd Infantry Division.

THIS GAME REQUIRES DEATH RIDE NORMANDY - PT DU HOC IN ORDER TO BE PLAYED

Box Cover for DRN-Sword Beach:


The British 3rd Infantry Division, along with Royal Marine and Commando's, assault the continent at Sword Beach.  One of the most important beaches in the entire operation due to its location nearest to the city of Caen.  The city was an important objective to capture in the first day of the invasion.  Some parts of the plan went perfect, such as the 1st Special Services Brigade getting to the Pegasus Bridge area to relieve the paratroopers at about 1200 hours.  The picture on this box cover is of the Bagpiper that accompanied Lord Lovat, commander of 1st SS Brigade.

Death Ride Normandy - Sword Beach:

  • Sword Beach and Caen Maps

  • 20+ Counter Sheets

  • 5x Scenarios Based on each day, and a smaller Scenario each for 7-10 June

  • 3ID Order of Battle

  • I Corps Order of Battle

  • 21PzD Order of Battle

  • Sword WNs

  • Transport Charts

  • Wave Charts

  • Supplemental Rules


And we have Commandos and Funnies.
  

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Sword Beach:
Price is $170 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

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Death Ride Normandy - Operation Tonga   This game is based on the parachute and glider landings by the British 6th Airborne Division east of the Orne River.

THIS GAME REQUIRES DEATH RIDE NORMANDY - SWORD BEACH IN ORDER TO BE PLAYED

Box Cover for DRN-Operation Tonga:


The British 6th Airborne Division has the mission of parachuting into the area east of the Orne River in order to hold the eastern flank of the entire invasion.

Death Ride Normandy - Operation Tonga:

  • Merville, Houlgate, Troarn, and Mezidon Maps

  • 10+ Counter Sheets

  • 5x Scenarios Based on each day, and a smaller Scenario each for 7-10 June

  • 6ABD Order of Battle

  • 51ID Order of Battle

  • 711ID Order of Battle

  • 346ID Order of Battle

  • Merville WNs

  • Drop and Landing Charts

  • Supplemental Rules


PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Operation Tonga:
Price is $140 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

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Death Ride Normandy - CW A-M-L   This enhancement provides Air, Maintenance, and Logistics elements to support the Commonwealth forces in the Normandy campaign.

THIS ENHANCEMENT SUPPORTS DEATH RIDE NORMANDY - COMMONWEALTH FORCES

Box Cover for DRN CW A-M-L:

This enhancement provides the Commonwealth player with the entire II British Tactical Airforce.  Additional maintenance recovery units, supply transport units, and supply units, all spell extra detail that players will appreciate.

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - CW A-M-L:
Price is $95 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

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Death Ride Normandy - Omaha Beach and Pt du Hoc   This game depicts the incredible battle the most important area for the US.

THIS GAME REQUIRES DEATH RIDE NORMANDY - PT DU HOC IN ORDER TO BE PLAYED
Box Cover for DRN-Omaha Beach:


THIS IS THE BASE GAME FOR THE DEATH RIDE NORMANDY SERIES OF GAMES
Box Cover for DRN-Pt du Hoc:


Box Cover for DRN-US Air, Maintenance, Logistics (A-M-L) Enhancement:


Here is a small portion of the map done by Robert Weebe.  It shows an area of Omaha Beach near St Laurent:
(You can see the intermediate tide lines, an important feature of the landings, some Resistance Nests and their associated arcs of fire)


Here are some units you will find in the game (these are primarily the company build up units):


Below is 'E' Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.  The platoons, company build up, battalion mortar platoon, and the task organization marker.


Below is '6' Company, 6th Falschirmjager Rgiment.  The platoons, company build up, and battalion machine gun platoon.


Some of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadiers of the 7th Company, 37th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment.  The platoons, heavy weapons platoon, and the company build up.


A sample of units of the Canadian 2nd Armoured Brigade.


Here are some Atlantik Wall Fort Details:


And also some detail from an Order of Battle:

I have added some more info to the OB cards.  The "F" and "B" markings are for the C2 Flexible and Balanced HQ.
I have also listed whether the formation is Elite, Regular, Green, or Conscript.

Game Scales are:

  • Game Turns are 2 hours for regular turns and 40 minutes for invasion turns; a change from most other Death Ride series games

  • Hex Scale is 330m per Hex

  • Most units are platoons with the ability to combine into companies


Component Lists for the upcoming games are:
Death Ride Normandy - Pt du Hoc:

  • Pt du Hoc Map

  • 1x Counter Sheet

  • 1x Scenario Card

  • DRN Common Charts and Tables (Losses, Air, DRMs, Firepower, Game Turn Track, Battle Board, Examples, Terrain, Shore Fire, Air/Naval Bombardment, Call for Fire, Fire and Assault Tables, Paradrop Tables, C2, and Logistics Tables...) bound into a spiral book

  • 29ID Order of Battle

  • 352ID Order of Battle

  • Master Reinforcement Chart


Death Ride Normandy - Omaha Beach:

  • Omaha Beach, Grand Camp, Aure, Foret de Cerisy, and Isigny Maps

  • 21+ Counter Sheets

  • 5x Scenarios Based on each day, and a smaller Scenario each for 7-10 June

  • 1ID Order of Battle

  • V Corps Order of Battle

  • 2ID Order of Battle

  • 2AD Order of Battle

  • 17SS PzG Order of Battle

  • 7A Order of Battle

  • Grandcamp WNs

  • Omaha WNs

  • Transport Charts

  • Wave Charts

  • Supplemental Rules


Death Ride Normandy - US Air-Maintenance-Logistics:

  • 6x Counter Sheets with the IX Tactical Airforce, Maintenance, and Logistics units

  • Strategic/Tactical Interdiction Map

  • German Off-Map Movement Chart

  • Squadron Charts

  • Maintenance Charts

  • Logistics Charts

  • And...the Advanced Rules



THE PRICES FOR THESE PRODUCTS ARE SHOWN BELOW:
Death Ride Normandy - Pt du Hoc (Base Game)(LITE version has no hard copy Master Rules):
Price is $70 (FULL)/$50 (LITE) +
TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Omaha Beach:
Price is $240 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - US A-M-L (Air/Maintenance/Logistics) Enhancement:
Price is $85 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

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Pre-Order PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Juno Beach:
Price is $150 + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling (20% off the price shown to the left)

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Gold Beach:
Price is $???? + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling

PRICE for Death Ride Normandy - Utah Beach:

Price is $???? + TX Residents 8.25% Tax + Postage and Handling


 

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