Billy Riley, 21 October 2021 ~ #UnboxingDay
I recently purchased a game called The Dark Summer:Normandy ’44 by Ted Raicer. I haven’t played it, but I liked the look of it and when I realised he had some other games, I decided to pick up another one (I like games that use similar systems – it helps solidify the rules)
So this is another Bulge game – of which I think I’ve got about 5 now.
Box art depicts some Shermans covered in snow – it was cold apparently during the Bulge campaign.
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Box – Rear
The back of the box shows the map, some counter examples and some blurb on the game
Player Aid Cards
There are 3 player aid cards – Player Aid 1 shows a breakdown of the counters and Player Aid 2 and Player Aid 3 is a double sided card (of which there are 2)
The rule book is plain white paper – no colour and it’s 20 pages – so short and sweet.
There’s only 1 and a half counter sheets – so not a lot of clipping required. They are standard cardboard stock, too.
I don’t really know what this is for – presumably setting up – but I’ve never used anything like this. I guess it’s to assist in showing you where units start on the map.
The map is nice with victory hexes highlighted
That’s it. Not a lot in the box really. No dice which is unusual – I’m not bothered about that but I do believe it’s the first time I’ve ever had a game that didn’t come with additional dice.
There are two scenarios – a 6 turn German attack scenario and a longer, 12 turn campaign scenario which also includes the Allied counter attack.
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