A few weeks after D-Day, a U.S. Ranger Company lost in the back woods of Normandy has to confront the terrifying power of the Nazis' cult of the Black Sun. Allied with an ancient Deep One tribe, the Cult of the Black Sun is preparing a dark ceremony to summon the great Cthulhu himself.
Shadows Over Normandie is a superb standalone squad/platoon sized game based on the Heroes System but is also totally compatible with Devil Pigs' execlent Heroes of Normandie board game.
Shadows Over Normandie features three opposing factions controlled by the players: the German cult of the Black Sun, the ancient Deep Ones, and the U.S. Rangers. Each force is made up of infantry, tanks or creatures and of course, special heroes and villains units. Each unit has its own set of unique characteristics and skills depicted on the high quality chunky tokens.
Players use order tokens to determine initiative and to bluff. While a single six-sided die determines combat, action cards are played to spice things up. Secretly plan your attacks and outwit your opponent. Block the opposing force and surprise your enemies. Deploy your units and don't turn back as you try to thwart the return of Cthulhu or to summon him to end the war and the world!
With 10 compelling missions to explore, the first few are designed as a tutorials to teach you the game mechanics, but they become increasingly challenging as the story develops. Objectives lead players to make tactical choices, some will be successful, others well, perhaps not so! Soldiers clash in tense encounters, while heroes or villains will also have specific tasks to fulfil.
It's the perfect bridge between a wargame and an adventure game.
Shadows Over Normandie also offers something for both new and existing fans of the Heroes of Normandie series of games:
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