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Heroes of Normandie

Hitler has worked hard to take over the European continent. His "Fortress Europe" seems impossible to assault, with reinforced bunkers, anti-aircraft installments, and tank traps set all along the coast. But the Allies must make their way onto land if they want to have any hope of winning the war. That's where the invasion of Normandy comes in. And it's that (and other major battles) that you get to play out in the Heroes of Normandie Tactical Card Game that's up on Kickstarter now.
And we've once more made it to the weekend successfully. The natural order has been maintained. I mean, just think if we woke up the day after Friday and it was, like, Wednesday or something. Man, that'd be a mess. But, as I said, that's not happened. As such, we should get on with the regular Saturday routine and get you some reviews.

Today we have: Kill the King, Captain Sonar, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Dragon & Flagon, No Honor Among Thieves, Via Nebula, Behind the Throne, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Heroes of Normandie iOS, Lost Woods, Battle Gnomes, and Ice Cool.

Sometimes a game's success can almost work against it. After a couple years, various extra material will be released here and there. There will be rules updates that are posted in various places. There's supplements released. Trying to keep up with all of it can be a hassle. Thankfully, the fellows over at Devil Pig Studios are collecting all of the various things they've released over the past couple years for Heroes of Normandie into one place and they've put it up on Kickstarter.
Ah, getting product in so you can send it back out again. "Shipping" has almost become a dirty word in our hobby, because it seems that's the place things can go the most-wrong. That's not actually the case, as there's a lot of places where things can get a little mucked up, but during shipping is one of the most-visible parts of a Kickstarter campaign. Backers have waited for a long time and their stuff is almost there, and yet there's still a wait. Well, Iello has some good news about shipping for Heroes of Normandie and Shadows Over Normandie backers.
Devil Pig Games has just a little over 2 days left on Kickstarter. They've gone far, but can they go further?

From the campaign:

The Kickstarter campaign is a success so far and tons of stretch goals have been unlocked.
This is the las days, it ends the 27th... So hurry up if you want to be a part of victory !

Next Stretch goal to unlock is the French Resistance...

Devil Pig Games has added a new add-on to their Kickstarter campaign in the form of wooden counters and extra bags.

From the update:

30 alternative screenprinted wooden order tokens
Rules for 3 to 4 players will be available to download on our website in september.

Devil Pig Games has passed another stretch goal. Next up, adding more river tile terrain pieces.

Devil Pig Games has unlocked their collaborative expansion with Dust in their Heroes of Normandie Kickstarter campaign.

From the announcement:

Yes, here are the Dust walkers, ready to fight in Normandie and why not crushing some Deep ones !

Next Stretch Goal : British Infantry Platoon...

Wee Gamers sat down and talked with the guys from Devil Pig Games about their Heroes of Normandie Kickstarter.

From the interview:

Wee Gamers get a wee chat with those lovely French guys behind the Heroes of Normandie wargame, currently on Kickstarter.

Heroes of Normandie broke through another stretch goal yesterday. Will they break the next one today? That's totally up to you people.

From the update:

Victory ! Victoire ! Sieg ! Victoria ! ?????? ! Vittoria ! Here we are, 50K... Keep on moving ! Never step back...

Devil Pig Games has added more zombies to their Heroes of Normandie campaign. Everyone needs more zombies, right?

From the update:

If you like zombies and Cthulhu mythos but you prefer more zombies, no problem. Devil Pig Games is happy to propose you "More Zombies" for the unlocked Achtung! Cthulhu stretch goal !

Devil Pig Games made it through another couple stretch goals over the weekend. Up next is unlocking their Achtung! Cthulhu expansion.

From the update:

Wooden Order Tokens (Box Update for all Pledges) and the Fortified Farm (Overlord only) have been unlocked !

Next goal : CTHULHU ! (for all Pledges)

Concerning shipping cost as you may have noticed, we told you we would negociate and we did.
It's a 25% discount !

Devil Pig Games has unlocked their Pegasus Bridge expansion for Heroes of Normandie over on their Kickstarter campaign. More goodies added all the time.

From the update:

"Major Howard, your mission is to seize the Benouville bridge on the canal from Caen to the sea with your airlanding commando and prevent german forces to push the allies back to the sea". "You will Hold untill relieved". Airlanding troops suffered among the highest loss rates of all airborne troops during world war II. Will you match Major Howard's outstanding prowess ? Will you hold untill relieved by Lord Lovat's commando and piper ? Dare or Die !

Devil Pig Games wants to make sure everyone knows that their Heroes of Normandie game doesn't have to be played with their card cut-outs if you don't want. The boards are compatible with 15mm minis.

From the update:

Heroes of Normandie is also compatible with 15mm scale minis. It's a good alternative game system for all world war II 15mm figurines game.
Its nervous and paced action system will blow your table top battle grounds with guts and heroism !

Devil Pig Games had made it up and over their funding goal for Heroes of Normandie over on Kickstarter. So now it's stretch goals for 26 days.

From the update:

It's with our guts that we put this project on Kickstarter. It's with our passion that we work for years to make Heroes of Normandie a great game. It's with our faith in victory that we wake up every morning to fight hard to make it happen.

But it's with your trust and your support that we are where we are today. The first battle is won but the road to Berlin is a long and difficult journey.

We have to be tough, we have to be good and we have to be heroic because we can't disappoint you !

We still need you for the upcoming campaign. So spread the word and all together we will transform this first success into a huge victory.

Thank you again to all of you !
We will play heroic, will play bloody ! We will play Heroes of Normandie !!
The first stretch goal is also unlocked and now, they're very close from the next one...
Operation Stretch goals is now launched

Devil Pig Games has announced a partnership to bring Dust Tactics into the world of Heroes of Normandie.

From the update:

We are very pleased to announce you that Paolo Parente turned his eyes on us and decided to officially support us.

He thinks that our game worth it and trusts the project. It's an honor !

To thank him and attract Dust fans pledgers we created a new Stretch Goal.

We did it also and mainly because we're very excited about it too !

In this Stretch Goal, you'll find some iconic Dust Tactics vehicles and soldiers and some heroes of our own that will match the Dust universe.

Devil Pig Games gives the Germans some more firepower with their latest update to their Heroes of Normandie Kickstarter.

From the update:

With those SS scumbags, the German force gets a lethal assault option to wipe out allied defenses.

Devil Pig Games has announced a stretch goal for Heroes of Normandie that ties in with Achtung! Cthulhu from Modiphius Entertainment.

From the update:

Devil Pig Games and Modiphius Entertainment are proud to bring you an amazing Kickstarter exclusive!

Heroes of Normandie, the Hollywood style World War Two board game has been dragged thrashing and screaming into the dark world of Achtung! Cthulhu as the two brands crash together in a maelstrom of Hollywood style horror adventures inspired by the likes of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Indiana Jones.
Devil Pig Games shows off more of their Heroes of Normandie game with a gameplay video as well as a rules pdf download.

From the update:

Now we have a gameplay video and demo download PDF for print and play.

Devil Pig Games gives us a look inside the box contents for their Heroes of Normandie set as well as lays out some stretch goals.

From the update:

Heroes of Normandie is a game of heroic tactical warfare inspired by Hollywood world war II movies (with blood, guts and devil pigs...).

Devil Pig Games launched their Kickstarter in order to fund their WWII-inspired Heroes of Normandie game.

From the campaign:

A few years ago, we set the galaxy on fire with "Frontiers".Time has come now to offer you the next step of "Frontiers" evolution...

"Heroes of Normandie", a game of heroic tactical warfare inspired by Hollywood world war II movies (with blood, guts and devil pigs...).