Black SS: Combat in Normandy, June-August 1944
|Overall Rating, 103 votes|
|Expansion Rank: 35 of 74|
|Popularity: Ownership & Activity|
|Status||Owned by 25%||Played by 13%||AAR'd by 14%||Medaled by 0%|
|Rank||25th of 99||17th of 93||14th of 89||TBD|
|Expansion Game Requirements & Playability|
|20/35||Fall of France|
|10/35||Battle of the Bulge|
|1/35||Airborne - IE|
Black SS is a book supplement for the Panzer Grenadier series, with 35 new scenarios depicting the actions of Waffen SS divisions in the fierce fighting against American and British forces in the summer of 1944. There are also 165 new die-cut and mounted playing pieces depicting all of the SS playing pieces found in our Elsenborn Ridge, Road to Berlin and Beyond Normandy games with a black background requested by many fans.
|01. Meet Maurice Rose||3||2||2.7|
|02. A Night at Beau Coudray||5||2||3|
|03. Another Crack at Them||3||1||4|
|04. Unterscharfurher Ernst Barkmann||5||3||4|
|05. No Go||1||0||4|
|06. The Tigers Roar||12||7||3.7|
|07. Head On||2||2||3.7|
|08. The Rest of the Story||1||2||3|
|09. Truth be Told||0||0||0|
|10. Southward Bound||2||2||3.7|
|11. Perrier Ridge||6||6||3.7|
|12. On to Ondefontaine||2||1||3.5|
|13. Deadly Duel at Montchamp||4||4||3.5|
|14. Good Roads||1||2||3|
|16. Mixed Bag||0||0||0|
|17. St. Barthelemy||3||1||3.3|
|18. Juvigny le Tertre||1||0||4|
|19. Kampfgruppe Ullrich||4||4||3.6|
|20. SS Frundsburg||1||1||4|
|21. RJ 278||5||2||3.2|
|22. Caught in the Flank||1||1||5|
|23. Old Hickory||5||2||3.8|
|24. Tar Heels||2||0||3|
|25. Forward as One||4||4||3.6|
|26. Ferret Those Panzers Out||1||1||3|
|27. Back to the Junction||1||1||5|
|28. Stalemate at St. Barthelemy||3||3||3.5|
|29. Le Gue Rochoux||0||0||0|
|30. Night Moves||4||3||2.8|
|31. Obsession Junction||2||1||3.5|
|32. Raus Prevails||1||1||4|
|34. Retaking Romagny||3||3||3.8|
|35. Honor at any Cost||2||1||3.5|
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Game's Order of Battle|
|22 Errata Items|
Use all leaders for generating leaders for the Black SS scenarios. The letter identifier on the counters are only used with the specific modules.
(campsawyer on 2012 Jan 08)
The first and second sentence of the 9th Infantry Division set-up instructions are mutually contradictory. As the second sentence sounds "boilerplate," I ignored it in favor of the spirit of the first.
(Poor Yorek on 2012 Mar 05)
Scenario Reqs - should list Elsenborn as Counters + MAP (missing)
(mwalbion on 2015 Mar 08)
The confusion rule does not apply for OP fire or trying to recover from demoralization.
(campsawyer on 2011 May 08)
The HMG unit should be replaced with a WPN counter. There are not HMG's in either the Beyond Normandy or the Liberation '44 counter mixes.
(plloyd1010 on 2016 Aug 03)
In the 'special rules' section, reference is made to the SS loss of initiative through casualties and that 'tanks count double'. There are no tanks in the SS OOB and therefore no SS losses count double. Confirmed by M. Perryman 2011/01/15.
(vince hughes on 2011 Jan 17)
The "Optional Values" for the 17-Pdr given in an Avalanche Press Daily Content piece on the 17-Pdr Anti-Tank gun (and printed on a replacement counter sheet Download) are now the Official Ratings, published in games like Cassino '44, Grossdeutschland 1946, and Indian Unity, as shown in one of the two counter images. These are:
5-5 / 8-8 MA 0 (Towed).
The "Optional Values" for the Achilles---and by extension the Archer---given in an Avalanche Press Daily Content piece on the 17-Pdr Anti-Tank gun (and printed on a replacement counter sheet Download) are now the Official Ratings, published in games like Cassino '44, Grossdeutschland 1946, and Indian Unity. These are:
8-5 / 8-8 Full Strength and 4-5 / 8-8 Reduced Strength.
All Bren carriers should have a movement value of 7.
The "Optional Values" for the Firefly given in an Avalanche Press Daily Content piece on the 17-Pdr Anti-Tank gun (and printed on a replacement counter sheet Download) are now the Official Ratings, published in games like Cassino '44, Grossdeutschland 1946, and Indian Unity. These are:
5-5 / 8-8 Full Strength and 3-5 / 8-8 Reduced Strength.
Ignore the direct fire values.
Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."
(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
All SS 105mm guns should have white, indirect fire values.
The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.
The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.
(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
Liberation 1944's counters are mislabeled 'PzIVF2.' The counter's ratings are correct (Armor 5, Move 8, DF 11-6, AT 6-8).
(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
Liberation 1944's StuG IV armor and movement ratings are misprinted. They should be Armor 5 and Movement 8.
(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
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