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on: November 17, 2022, 10:10:31 PM
#Unboxing Day – Confrontation in the Falklands (1982): Wargaming Methods, Scenarios and Games Volume I by John Curry

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-falklands-curry/

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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2022, 10:38:59 PM
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In the present day, has hobby wargaming yet seen *the* definitive Falkland Islands conflict game at any level of focus? It seems there have been attempts over the years, but I just don’t recall reading, listening, or watching any reviews that unequivocally name any one game as a ‘must-have’ on this conflict. Totally possible I just missed some coverage over the years.

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Reply #2 on: December 29, 2022, 09:42:34 PM
The "best" (a very subjective word in this case) I've run into is Tom van Sant's variant of the Fleet Series known as Iron Lady's Fleet: War On A Knife's Edge. Quick overview I posted on my personal blog: https://wargamingwithpeter.blogspot.com/2021/05/so-this-exists-my-next-obsession-iron.html
And this focuses pretty much solely on the naval and air aspects. For ground ops, I've heard reasonable things of - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192858/mrs-thatchers-war-falklands-1982

Recently, I've been running the Harpoon 5 scenario mentioned in the article, Operation Sutton. It's very playable and the entire South Atlantic War Version 3.0 sourcebook is a must-own for any Falklands gaming enthusiast. (buy it on Wargame Vault)

I'd love to meet up with RockyMountainNavy and run Game #2. I've yet to see it fully in play. I've had that Curry book since it was released. It is a very reasonable little sourcebook unto itself.

Another one to keep an eye out for, is this Atlantic Chase mod also by Tom Van Sant, https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2611531219

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