Patton's Lorraign Campaign
A Note on Copyright
PATTON'S LORRAINE CAMPAIGN is COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:
- Schools, libraries, and museums are free to make and keep copies for in-house educational use or nonpermanent loan/circulation ... in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
- An individual is free to make one personal copy of Patton's Lorraine Campaign for his/her own personal use.
- All other rights -- including publishing rights -- are reserved to me.
Patton's Lorraine Campaign is dedicated ...
A. to the officers and men of the U.S. 3rd Army and everyone else in our armed forces, who fought hard and effectively to take the war into Nazi Germany and end both - specifically remembering longtime family friend Chester A. Schultz who won 2 Bronze Stars in the Battle of the Bulge and Ray Soleau, uncle of my old Alaska friend Paul DeSloover, who died in his P-51 Mustang fighter bomber on 25Jan45 .
B. to my children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:
The more we learn about the Second World War, the better our chances that it will be the LAST world war.
A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
And now: Here are Patton's Lorraine components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat) for the randomized combat results tables.
- Patton's Lorraine Campaign Calendar, Revised 22Dec12.
- Rules in Rich Text Format, revised 12Feb14. These will probably be revised frequently, with feedback.
Minor revision, this time: If Patton gets Turned Loose, to win with the Sep-Oct victory conditions, he must achieve them by/in Gameturn 7.
- U.S. and German Units, Revised 3Dec12
You will want to print the units off at maximum size possible and then photo-reduce them from that, for best detail/quality. 5/8"--15mm--wide is about right. U.S. units should be printed/photocopied off onto light green or khaki (or NATO good guy light blue) paper/cardstock, for mounting on the back of blue-backed posterboard or (better) matte board. German units should be printed/photocopied off onto light gray (or NATO bad guy pink) for mounting on the back of red (bad guy) posterboard or matte board.
I'll put an R on the U.S. 79th Infantry Division (units).
- The W(NW) half of the mapboard. Revised 22Dec12
You will want to print this off as large as possible, and you should enlarge it with a photocopier after that. Ivory is an excellent color. I will be improving these .jpgs from time to time, but unless I have committed a major oversight somehow the map will stay unchanged.
- The E(SE) half of the mapboard. Revised slightly, 27Dec12) to add the Saar Hoehen Stellung (Saar Heights Position) in front of Saarbruecke and SaarLouis(Saarlautern).
- Historical and Game Design Commentary, Revised 22Dec12 with more explanations of design rationales and with Advice on Play of the Game.
- Accounts of games of Patton's Lorraine Campaign played, in HTM with photos. Under development and revision, 28Dec12.
- Accounts of games of Patton's Lorraine Campaign played. Revised 27Dec12
- To help record weather and French fort restoration as well as have a momento (and analysis) of your games.
Comments by myself and others about the game can be read on ConSimWorld and on ConSimWorld
If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about Patton's Lorraine Campaign feel free to e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com
Thank you for your interest in Patton's Lorraine Campaign ....
(16Nov12, Revised 12Feb14)