Boardgames and military history, especially Canadian military history, have been a passion of mine for most of my life.
As a result of the writings of Canadian historians Terry Copp, Mark Zuehlke , and Marc Milner I have a greater appreication and pride for the accomplishments of the Canadian Army in World War Two.
Through my friendships with the late Chad Jensen , his wife Kai Jensen , and Mark Simonitch and Rodger MacGowan I realised every aspiring boardgamer/writers dream of being published, not once, but twice, in our hobbies pre-eminent gaming magazine, C3i.
While my article may appear last in issue #35, I am of the firm opinion that they have saved the best for last. In publishing my article it is my fervent hope that I have helped to dispell the myth that the Canadians were mere placeholders, and that the readers have a greater appreciation for both the prowess and sacrifice of the Canadians in Normandy.
On a personal note, my Aunt Audrey's Uncle, Cpl. Albert Joseph Savoy, of the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment, was one of those Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice on June 6, 1944.