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D-Day Map with 2.5 Km Square Grid

D-Day Map with 2.5 Km Square Grid

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This is the 2.5 Kilometer Square Grid version of my map of the D-Day beaches, the whole Cotentin Peninsula with enough terrain inland to cover the campaign from June 6 through most of July 1944... 

Make a custom Game Design to refight Operation Overlord!

This super detailed map is based on a Michelin 1947 road map of Normandy (which was sold to returning veterans) with 3 levels of roads, town blocks & names, rivers, beaches (low & high tide lines), gridded hexes or squares PLUS tons of info added: 20-meter contour levels, with capital ship anchorages (new in this edition!), naval gun fire range limits, forts, forests, swamps, drop/beach zones, bocage areas.

NOTE: the map itself is identical in all versions—the only variation is the shape of the grid and the size of the grid cells (and a no-grid version). Each square on this map is 2.5 Kilometers wide.

The thumbnail "cover" image shows the whole map you are buying at the bottom and enlarged portion is around Pointe du Hoc. Now, that would make a great campaign game! Fight up the cliffs with a relatively small force then fight your way inland with less troop density.

How big is it? If you enlarge the map's scale to 1 kilometer per inch, then the full map would be just over 5x12.5 FEET in size. One assumes that most gamers will just print portions for a campaign series of games or reduce somewhat for a big-scale game like shown on Little Wars TV.

The map's actual size is 36.666" high by 90" wide and can be reduced or enlarged. When enlarged, the detail will not get grainy/fuzzy because it was drawn with "vectors" in Adobe Illustrator. The 3-4 Megabyte map file comes as a PDF which can be opened in the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This digital PDF edition has more features and utility than my preprinted sections that I have sold hundreds of over the years. Bookmarks allow you to easily move around on the PDF map while zoomed in. Less expensive and more flexible than buying my preprinted versions. 

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- Bill Owen, Game Design (co-founder of Judges Guild)

*I offer 8 map versions with different sized hexes and squares & one version with No Grid.

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January 03, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on November 24, 2019.