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Breakout - Normandy (Deluxe 2nd Edition)

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Breakout - Normandy (Deluxe 2nd Edition)
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Author: Don Greenwood, Jim Stahler
Publish Year: 2012
Dimensions: 15.5x12.5x1.5"
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: LDG1024
Type: Boxed Game
Age Range: 16 Years and Up
# Players: 1 - 2 Players
Game Length: 120 - 240 Minutes

Breakout - Normandy (Deluxe 2nd Edition)


June 6, 1944 in the early morning hours, the greatest amphibious armada ever assembled is making its way towards the beaches of Normandy, determined to assault and destroy Hitler's Fortress Europa. The pastoral silence of a new day is shattered by the cacophony of naval gunfire hammering the shore as it walks inland to the German bunkers.

Overhead, the skies are dark with Allied aircraft adding to the crescendo of battle. Inland, three airborne divisions, dropped during the night, are already engaged in a life and death struggle for control of crucial bridges and road junctions. As the din of the bombardment lifts, the first wave of landing craft turns toward the beaches, and the sounds of battle take on a new pitch as German defenders miraculously rise from the rubble to contest the beaches.

The battle is joined. What allied planners envision as a quick break through to the interior will soon bog down into a ten-week battle among the hedgerows characterized by some of the most bitter fighting of the war.

This is Breakout: Normandy a graphic portrayal of the first week of battle in which Rommel's panzers struggled to throw the allies back into the sea. The game is at the cutting edge of Area Movement combat simulations. The magnum opus of designer Don Greenwood, the deluxe 2nd Edition has been upgraded to address play balance concerns borne of thousands of games played over a period spanning almost two decades. What you see is a culmination resulting in the clarifying and simplifying of the rules in the full-color, lush style of L2 Design Group's rich graphics background. A larger map and 3/4" counters complete the deluxe treatment.

Variable Game Length: The basic game depicts the first week of the invasion in a finely tuned competitive contest that can be played in less than four hours. If you prefer to relive the Great Storm or the fall of Cherbourg, opt for the Extended Game with Sudden Death Victory Conditions that can last up to 12 hours.

Dual Combat System Realism: Players opt between Assault and Bombardment impulses; assaulting to take ground and bombarding to suppress the defense. This yields the most realistic combat system in this style of game to date while retaining its basic "no CRT" simplicity.

Playability: The combination of Area Movement and large pieces make this one of the most playable realistic wargames you will ever play, two player or solitaire.


Beautifully illustrated rules book with extensive historical commentary and designer's notes.

Gorgeous 24" x 40" single piece, heavy board map

Two counter sheets of 3/4", full color, die cut playing pieces

2 Play Aid Cards

Four Dice