November 30, 2022

#UnboxingDay ~ Margaret Thatcher’s War by White Dog Games

Brant Guillory, 16 June 2022 ~ #UnboxingDay

Part of the Origins loot, White Dog Game’s Margaret Thatcher’s War was snagged from the Blue Panther half of the booth they shared with Catastrophe Games.

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The outside of the box is pretty normal: attractive front graphics and standard gameplay info on the back.  The box is a standard Blue Panther 1″ box, just like you get for most of their games from White Dog or Hollandspiele or THGC.

 

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Inside the box is a countersheet, map, rulebook and a few player aids.  There are no dice.  I’ve got plenty.

 

The map is a point-to-point box-based map with a couple of offshore boxes for the air units.  This map is the main East island of the Falklands, with Port Stanley.

 

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The strategic map includes approaches from Argentina, as well as the naval approaches to the islands for the Brits, and some tracking tools.

 

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Player aids.  One of them has a detailed sequence of play on the back.

 

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Single countersheet.  Very few of them are double-sided, too.

 

The rulebook is full-color, but not overly-illustrated.  The rules are colored to distinguish examples, optional rules, clarifications, etc.  At the end of the book are the designer’s notes, which include photos of his trip to the Falkland Islands.

 

Very much looking forward to getting this one to the table soon!


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