Order of the Day: Normandy

A project in Champaign, IL by Jim Dietz

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A boardgame of the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944, playable by inexperienced or veteran boardgamers.
Backers: 101
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $5,660 of $4,400
Dates: Jun 6th -> Jul 6th (30 days)
Project By: Jim Dietz
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Latest News

A Last update

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Waverly Woodson, hero

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
So, it's never good to make assumptions.  I had thought that because the US Army was segregated that no black troops were involved in the fighting.  Only yesterday, I found out--I was wrong. There was one black unit at D-Day, the 320th Barrage... (Read More)

Yogi Berra

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Three days to go!  For the big picture, once the first print run is sold, future print runs will go up in price--probably about $10...so another reason to back the game now!! Yesterday, I played a baseball sim--Yogi Berra was in it.  While doing... (Read More)

The End of the Campaign and perspective....

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Ultimately, the D-Day portion of the campaign in France was over by the end of June, much like Order of the Day's campaign is winding down. The Allies struggled to get out of Normandy's hedgerows.  It was slow-going and there was some discussion... (Read More)

June 27

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the things I never noticed--until I was told and then I couldn't stop noticing--was that on Star Trek, James Doohan (Scotty) would rarely show his right hand.  If he did, his hand looked a little discolored or else it would look like he was... (Read More)

June 25

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Since we're in the back half of the campaign, we're going to slow the frequency of the updates.  (Frankly--some of this is because of recovering from Origins AND taking care of all of that paperwork AND an unexpected but excellent situation for the... (Read More)

June 24

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi--back from Origins...and have a new link.  Phil (the designer) did an interview with a pretty good game-resource/Youtube team, the Players Aid.  You can find the interview at:... (Read More)


June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We'll be skipping updates while we are at the Origins Game Faire in Columbus--but if you're at the show, we'll have a functional prototype with us (no art though) if you're interested in an in-person explanation of the game! What booth?  Glad you... (Read More)

June 17: Designer Q+A, Pt 2

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
So back last week, we had Part 1 of a Q+A with Phil.  This is Part 2 with the designer. You mentioned all these ideas about hidden movement, few units.  How long did it take to fit together? Honestly, it was a tough slog until Christmas, 2020, when... (Read More)

June 14: Designer Q+A #1

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
To give prospective backers a better idea of hjow the game was created, we did a Q+A with Phil about his design.  This is 'Part 1'. Can you give some details about your inspiration for creating the game? I grew up hearing stories and watching movies... (Read More)

June 13: Game Progress / Language suitability

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
With the campaign at the 70% mark, we're moving ahead with art in anticipation of the campaign succeeding when it is done in July.  Basically, we just need 20 more backers. We received a question regarding why the Foundation doesn't show any... (Read More)

June 12: A Band of Brothers

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
On June 12, paratroopers from the 502nd and 506th regiments of the 101st Airborne The 101st in the game counts as infantry and airborne.are finally able to take the town of Carentan from the 6th Fallschirmjaeger Regiment after the German paratroopers... (Read More)

June 11: The Tale of General Roosevelt

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the units which went ashore in the first wave was the US 4th Infantry Division. Shoulder patch of the 4th Infantry Division4th ID counter from the gameThe 4th Division was part of the force which hit Utah Beach.  That's not much of a... (Read More)

June 10 - Why does the game say "Axis" rather than "German"?

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Usually when we talk about D-Day, it is always the Allies vs. 'the Germans', but that's quite inaccurate!  The Germans employed a large number of men formed into units known as Die Ostlegionen--eastern legions.  Quite of a few of these units,... (Read More)

June 9

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Watching the 80th anniversary ceremony left me thinking--and it hit me when they showed the cemetery, something you know but...a different way of thinking about it.  You know those are all men killed in Normandy, but then you realize most of them... (Read More)

June 8

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We won't be on Kickstarter much from now until Monday evening--other than to post updates.  Work-life balance means doing some family stuff tomorrow and Monday!  We'll try and check messages though--but don't panic if you don't get an instant... (Read More)

June 7

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
On June 7, 1944, the Normandy Massacres began, perpetrated by the 12th SS and the Hitlerjugend Division against Canadian soldiers from the 27th Armored Rgt. and the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.  Taken prisoner, these men were sent to the 12th SS's... (Read More)

June 6, 1944...the end of the day

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
With history, sometimes we lose physical perspective of space.  D-Day becomes its own thing, no longer tangible.  The casualties become a number to memorize and remember the event name (D-Day...or Overlord) and a catchy line (The Longest Day) is... (Read More)

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