May 23, 2024

#UnboxingDay ~ Great War Commander, British Expeditionary Force

Billy Riley, 16 November 2023 ~ #UnboxingDay

I gave a whole paragraph how I came to fall for card driven games in my unboxing of Great War Commander, so I won’t repeat it here for this expansion.

Box Art

A nice big box. Nice sepia artwork with British troops in a trench.

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The back of the box has all the relevant information regarding the components and with some blurb on the setting

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The Rule Book

The rule book is nicely laid out and makes sense. It’s glossy paper and written in 3 columns…but very readable. There is a nice bit in the rules that says:
“IMPORTANT: In Great War Commander, the motto “a rule means exactly what it says” should be the order of the day. In other words: “Do not infer or imagine more to a rule than is stated in it. When in doubt, interpret strictly”

 

Playbook

There’s a thin playbook that has details of the Random Generator – a way of creating even more scenarios to go with the 16 that you already get. It also has an Example of Play – though I’d loke for it to have some images – it’s purely text based.  It also has some info on additional rules for this expansion.

 

Player Aid Cards

There are 3 player aid cards. 

 

Force Cards

There’s one set of cards for the British forces – and are in 3 categories

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Counters

The counters pop out the sprue very easily – though they do leave those difficult to remove nubs half way along the sides. Also, they are small…but surprisingly clear. The only trouble I really have is with some of the names for the officers.

 

Scenario cards

These are excellent and very clear. I prefer this to a booklet. There’s 16 in total.

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Maps

There are 5 double sided maps on decent paper. They are also beautiful and represent the era very well.

 

Again – great quality product from a good publisher.

 


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