Archive For The “Unboxing” Category

#UnboxingDay! District Commander: Kandahar by Hollandspiele

#UnboxingDay! District Commander: Kandahar by Hollandspiele

Brant Guillory, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Brian Train’s “District Commander” series is rapidly becoming one of the the modern-era franchises for low-intensity operations.  Hollandspiele has already published 2 others, with District Commander: Kandahar marking the third in the line.  They were gracious enough to send us a copy to examine, and while a full review will be coming, we were certainly including it for this months Unboxing Day

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#UnboxingDay! Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism by White Dog Games

#UnboxingDay! Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism by White Dog Games

Gary “Ardwulf” Mengle, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Ardwulf shows off an interesting game from White Dog Games, a well-regarded and not-prominent-enough publisher of some very neat titles.

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#UnboxingDay! Aliens: Bug Hunt by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

#UnboxingDay! Aliens: Bug Hunt by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Michael Eckenfels, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

The impact that Acheron has had on science fiction, as a place where the Alien franchise got its start, is immeasurable. Countless movies, some good and some awful (we won’t go into that argument here – that’s what the Armchair Dragoons forums are for!), and plenty of games from board to electronic have paid homage to this classic sci-fi/horror fusion.

I am happy to show off this newest iteration of the Alien franchise, Aliens: Bug Hunt. This is a cooperative game for one to four players where you play as the Marines entering Hadley’s Hope, the colony overrun by Aliens in the movie of the same name. This one appeared on my radar quickly, and it didn’t take much to pique my interest as I loved that film. With sparse info on the game, though, I asked the fine folks at Stone Valley Games to provide a review copy to myself and Martin Gonzalvez, for our Solosaurus podcast.

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#UnboxingDay! Shores of Tripoli by Fort Circle Games

#UnboxingDay! Shores of Tripoli by Fort Circle Games

Brant Guillory, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

The first effort from Fort Circle Games is already making waves in the educational & learning world, with exposure through such great venues as GUWS and the USNA museum at Annapolis.  It’s a more obscure campaign in American history (well, unless you’re a Marine), but an important one in the early history of the country.

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#UnboxingDay! Nemesis: Burma 1944 by Legion Wargames

#UnboxingDay! Nemesis: Burma 1944 by Legion Wargames

Moe’s Game Table, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Moe makes a triumphant return to UnboxingDay with a look inside of Kim Kanger’s Nemesis: Burma 1944 from Legion Wargames.

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#UnboxingDay! Forbidden Lands by Free League Publishing

#UnboxingDay! Forbidden Lands by Free League Publishing

Brant Guillory, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Sweden’s Free League is rapidly becoming one of the names in RPGs.  In addition to this one, they’re the publishers of Mutant: Year Zero, Tales From The Loop, Alien, and the upcoming reboot of Twilight:2000 that just raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter.  The games are great and the production values are top-notch.  And we don’t just cover wargames here at The Armchair Dragoons; a well-done RPG will catch our eye just a much!

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