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Normandy awaits you. This terrific tactical war game simulates realistic, chaotic combat at its greatest realism.
Normandy awaits you. This terrific tactical war game simulates realistic, chaotic combat at its greatest realism.
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Normandy: VASSAL version of the game!

Posted by Draco Ideas (Creator)
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Dear Backers, (link en español)

We are really excited to announce that creators of “Normandy, The Beginning of the End” and Bart de Groot has teamed up to develop the VASSAL version of the game!
The module, still under development, is almost ready to go. It features most of the common characteristics of a Vassal module and it also includes most of the game´s singularities, many of them automatized to allow a fluid experience with your friends online.  

Among others, these are the features already implemented:

  • Initiative window with automatic roll.
  • Turn & Phase Tracker, with automatic triggers for initiative roll, out-of-command calculations and clearing status.
  • Units can be configured for any available company and can be set to Green or Veteran units.
  • Shaded overlay showing range of fire for different attack types.
  • Shaded overlay showing leader´s command range.
  • Movement trails.
  • Leaders can activate formations.
  • Units show status such as routed, double time or reacting.
  • Units FF are automatically updated on steps lost.
  • Off-board artillery procedure, to include concentrated and dispersed fire. - Numbered casualties track.
  • Smokes Screen persistence automatized.

In game example of a 105mm off-board concentrated artillery mission
In game example of a 105mm off-board concentrated artillery mission

 

In game example of an Officer´s Command Range and Activation of his Company (notice the platoon with one step lost and how automatically affects to its FF):
In game example of an Officer´s Command Range and Activation of his Company (notice the platoon with one step lost and how automatically affects to its FF):

 

In game example of FF range
In game example of FF range

Bart de Groot, an experienced VASSAL module creator, has built an amazing module that we hope is to your taste. Bart has developed several VASSAL modules, including Memoir´44, The Great War C&C, No Retreat 2: The North African Front + Crete, No Retreat 3: The French and Polish Fronts and No Retreat 4: The Italian Campaign, among others. It has also contributed to many other modules such as Command and Colors: Napoleonics, Combat Commander: Europe and Twilight Struggle.  

If you already don´t have VASSAL installed on your computer, go to www.vassalengine.org/ and be ready to call up your friends for an online game soon.  

More news to come. Stay tuned, soldier!

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    1. Michael Drueen
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      That is fantastic news!

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      Terry Simo
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      Outstanding. This game system really plays well using Vassal (LbF and PtH modules) but those modules have not been up to standard - still very playable but lacking some normal module features. This is great news to get a good module from Bart who is very good at this. The counters and graphics are great and will allow more players to enjoy this great game system!

    3. SpiderFighter on

      @Draco Ideas - Are you serious?? That's INCREDIBLE news. You've just gained a fan for life. Your next project will be an insta-buy for me. Cheers, and THANK YOU so much!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jarcore on

      qué buenas noticias!!!, qué ganas de probar el vassal para ir aprendiendo las reglas

    5. Gustavo Pares on

      As a solitaire player myself I am glad to hear the 80k SG will be available I am also relieved :)

    6. Gustavo Pares on

      Thank you SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! This is the best news you could have given me !!! I am so happy for the Vassal Module as it will help bring more people into the system... Thank you very much!

    7. Draco Ideas 5-time creator on

      If we do not manage to unlock the 80k SG, we will give it away to backers (free). :)
      (español)
      Si no llegamos al objetivo de $80k, lo regalaremos a los mecenas :)

    8. SpiderFighter on

      Thanks for an exciting, successful campaign! However, if we don't hit $80 before the campaign's end, would it be possible to get the solitaire SG as an add-on, please? As a solo-only player, and with all the solitaire goodness in that final SG, I'm a bit stressed about not being able to receive it. :)

    9. Ronster on

      Very good news. When Bart is done with the Normandy module, can you ask him to do AitS vassal as well? Some of us like to do solo on the computer--because of space considerations.