September 16, 2021

#UnboxingDay – 1754 Conquest

Brant Guillory, 21 January 2021

Academy Games has an entire series of “Birth of America” games, including titles such as 1775 and 1812.  Combined strategic-level area-control mechanics with Euro-looking components, these historical games can draw in non-wargamers who might otherwise be put-off by factor-heavy playing pieces.  What’s inside the box?

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The box cover

 

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What’s in the box?

 

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Bits and pieces on top – a bag of custom dice, some hard-shell plastic sleeves, a bag, and, well, the silica packet wasn’t supposed to be in the picture, but whaddaya gonna do?

 

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This copy includes the base deck of cards, plus the Native Alliance expansion.

 

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The base deck of cards is pretty substantial.  The Native Alliance expansion has it’s own distinctive back.

 

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Some counters / map markers and a reference card for alternate setups.

 

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A typical Academy Games rulebook with thick glossy paper, but no dedicated heavy cover.  Truthfully, it doesn’t really need a heavy cover.

 

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Lavishly-illustrated and well laid out with easy-to-read text.

 

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The map is not petite.  It’s not a monster, but it’s a mounted 6-panel map that takes up a lot of table.

 

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Map detail

 

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The map is multi-lingual.  Honestly, not sure I ever remember seeing this on any other map.

 

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A playing met for organizing cards, plus the rainbow coalition of mini wooden cubes.

 

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It’s not quite a full catalog, but the addition of a heavy sheet with product information for their other games is always a nice touch.

 

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The bottom of the box include a plastic sorting tray, with the bag of Euro-cubes in there for perspective.


Thanks for joining this month’s #UnboxingDay with the Armchair Dragoons and we hope you enjoyed our recon of our recent acquisitions.
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Brant G

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