Friday, May 20, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.141: Shadows over Normandie
Undead Nazi occultists seeking to unleash monstrous powers from beyond time snd space? Check. Deep Ones? Check. Shoggoths? Check. Extra-large full-colour counter representing Cthulhu, should I be foolish enough to try snd take him on with a platoon of British commandos or the 101st Airborne? Check. Hellboy - oh, sorry, I meant the non-IP infringing 'Devil Boy' counter with which to kick aforementioned undead Nazi ass? Check. If any of the above sound appealing, then you'll be eanting Shadows over Normandie, the World War 2 squad level tactical wargame of Lovecraftian horror by Devil Pig Games, and which is also a boardgame tie-in to Modiphius' wonderfully named Achtung! Cthulhu rpg. You can even get in-game counters for Lovecraft (wonder which side he'll be fighting on...) as well as Herbert West (who of course allows you to introduce squads of reanimated undead into the game). This ticks so many boxes for me that, with the purchase of this game, my life is pretty much close to being complete.