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Unboxing SeaFall by Ironwall Games

Unboxing SeaFall by Ironwall Games

Michael Eckenfels, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

I’d had SeaFall on my radar for a while; I’m intrigued by age of sail type games, but there are few that really look good. Blackbeard by GMT. Merchants and Marauders by Z-Man Games. Plenty of others out there that there isn’t room to mention here. The point is, from my perspective, this looked good, despite it being a legacy game. Of course, “legacy game” meaning “you have to rip your sh*t up to play it.” Even so, in my mind, if it tells a good narrative it would be worth a purchase. But at its high price point, I just never bothered.

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Unboxing Napoleon Retreats from OSG

Unboxing Napoleon Retreats from OSG

Gary “Ardwulf” Mengle, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Ardwulf joins us again this month, with a look inside Napoleon Retreats

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Unboxing Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42 from MMP

Unboxing Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42 from MMP

Moe’s Game Table, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Moe makes a return appearance with us to show you what’s inside the classic Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42, which was published in Japan by Six Angles as well as by MMP

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Unboxing Flying Colors 3rd Edition Update Kit from GMT Games

Unboxing Flying Colors 3rd Edition Update Kit from GMT Games

RockyMountainNavy, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Here comes the update kit to get your Flying Colors game updated to the 3rd edition, unless you’re a sucker for the “deluxe” labeling on the new box!

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Unboxing Star Fleet Marines

Unboxing Star Fleet Marines

Mike Colello, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

My Own Worst Enemy is here to feed the Star Fleet junkies out there!

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Unboxing Victoria Cross II from Worthington Games

Unboxing Victoria Cross II from Worthington Games

Billy Riley, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

There are some battles in history that draw a certain respect due to the adversity faced.

The 6 Day War with an almost defenceless Israel and rapid, massive deployment turning certain defeat from a larger enemy into an unexpected victory.

Victoria Cross II
The Battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana
Worthington Games

The Falklands Conflict where a numerically superior, entrenched invader was ousted by a smaller force at the absolute limit of it’s supply chain, with minimal air support.

This game contains two others – The Battle of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. I have to forget the imperialism that was going on at the time in order to not feel guilty about my respect for these battles.

Isandlwana was a small professional British force (circa 2000 troops), well armed with artillery and arrogant commanders facing a much larger (circa 15,000) Zulu warriors.

Rorke’s Drift was an even smaller professional British force (circa 150) with decent commanders facing a smaller enemy force than was at Isandlwana but still considerably outnumbered by their enemy (circa 4000).
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