May 23, 2024

#UnboxingDay ~ Operation Market-Garden, Descent Into Hell by GDW

Brant Guillory, 20 October 2022 ~ #UnboxingDay

GDW’s ‘double blind’ series of games are still fondly-remembered, if a bit clunky in their execution.  They took a stab at a challenging situation, and on balance were more good than bad.  This was a recent second-hand pickup from a vendor at Southern Front, and let’s take a look at what’s inside.

click images to enlarge

A classic GDW “bold action” cover, and the usual back-of-the-box game details



What’s in the box?


Some basic B&W player aid cards, plus the errata and ever-present customer-response postcard.


The rulebook is dense B&W text with almost no illustration at all.  There are some nice suggestions in it, but it is very spartan.


The maps aren’t gorgeous, but they are functional.  They are a classic GDW style that was prevalent from the mid-80s through the mid-90s, with a lot of in-hex detail, but a limited color palette.  There are 2 identical maps, since both players would need one.


As it’s a used copy, they were already punched, but at least they were separated by side into baggies.

They’re now safely sorted into dollar store counter trays, and appear to be a complete set.


Thanks for joining this month’s #UnboxingDay with the Armchair Dragoons and we hope you enjoyed a look under our hoods!  You can always leave us your feedback in our #UnboxingDay thread, or in the comment area on this article, below.
You can find our regiment’s social media on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  (We have an Instagram page and we never use it.)  We also have our Patreon, where you can support The Armchair Dragoons activities.
Feel free to talk back to us either in our discussion forum, or in the comments below.

Want to contribute to next month’s #UnboxingDay? Drop us a line in the #UnboxingDay thread in the forum and let us know

Brant G

Editor-in-chief at Armchair Dragoons

View all posts by Brant G →

Tell us what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: