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Title: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2020, 08:22:04 PM
All day long we've had unboxing articles on the site, culminating with the most BC'est video of all time

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 25, 2020, 08:55:56 PM
???

I didn't forget what was in it. I didn't notice how old the magazines were. That Wargamer mag was from 1984 and is in pristine shape, as if I just picked it up off the newsstand shelf.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 30, 2020, 06:23:25 PM
Nobody believes you. You clearly suffer from some sort of game purchase amnesia.  :D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2020, 06:41:09 PM
Like none of YOU do, either. :P
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2020, 06:43:01 PM
Like none of YOU do, either. :P

I don't video my mystery deliveries.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2020, 06:43:52 PM
Then it's good someone around here does.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2020, 06:44:11 PM
All day long we've had unboxing articles on the site

Where?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2020, 06:44:46 PM
In the World of TomorrowTM
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2020, 06:45:21 PM
Then it's good someone around here does.

You opening a box will certainly drive traffic  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2020, 06:45:52 PM
Away?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 30, 2020, 06:49:00 PM
Like none of YOU do, either. :P

I am always fully aware of the ridiculous number of game purchases that I make!  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2020, 06:52:17 PM
Like none of YOU do, either. :P

I am always fully aware of the ridiculous number of game purchases that I make!  ;D


You should make videos: "I know exactly what I ordered."
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 30, 2020, 06:53:21 PM
Like none of YOU do, either. :P

I am always fully aware of the ridiculous number of game purchases that I make!  ;D


You should make videos: "I know exactly what I ordered."

That would be high entertainment.

"Yep, as I expected, exactly what I was expecting."
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on July 12, 2020, 09:50:54 AM
lol...instead of buying games next time, maybe invest in a set of grown up scissors  :go-on:
Title: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 06:55:30 AM
All day long...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 06:56:01 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-old-school-tactical-ghost-front-belgium-1944/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 06:56:28 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/classic-reviews-first-look-at-a-place-2-play-tiles/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 06:57:04 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxing-the-gmt-care-package/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 09:01:15 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-hungarian-rhapsody/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 01:11:14 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-compass-games-traders-of-the-air/


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-great-war-commander/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bob48 on July 23, 2020, 01:19:59 PM
I tried to get a review copy of Great War Commander off Hexasim - but they didn't reply.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: thecommandtent on July 23, 2020, 02:59:43 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2020, 03:04:41 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

You can buy games any time. Noble Knight has a sale going now. :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: thecommandtent on July 23, 2020, 03:08:02 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

You can buy games any time. Noble Knight has a sale going now. :bigthumb:

.... I know and I've been studiously ignoring it........
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2020, 03:08:54 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

You can buy games any time. Noble Knight has a sale going now. :bigthumb:

.... I know and I've been studiously ignoring it........

I can forward you the latest email.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 03:59:34 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-old-school-tactical-vol-ii-west-front-1944-45/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 04:00:12 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

20 August
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: judgedredd on July 23, 2020, 05:00:54 PM
Excellent. I particularly likes Great War Commander and the GMT care package - nice one from GMT  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 05:34:44 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-time-of-crisis-the-roman-empire-in-turmoil-235-284-ad/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: thecommandtent on July 23, 2020, 08:11:33 PM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

You can buy games any time. Noble Knight has a sale going now. :bigthumb:

.... I know and I've been studiously ignoring it........

I can forward you the latest email.

I think I'm good thanks  ::)

We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

20 August

This guy just taking all the fun out of things  :Loser:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 24, 2020, 07:07:26 AM
Well, we hope y'all got to kick out of #UnboxingDay

We had a total of eight openings, including two guest appearances. Let's see if we can bump both of those totals up next month...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: judgedredd on July 24, 2020, 10:42:59 AM
Well, we hope y'all got to kick out of #UnboxingDay

We had a total of eight openings, including two guest appearances. Let's see if we can bump both of those totals up next month...
I did enjoy it - very much. However - you are adding fuel to the fire that is our addiction. Now we don't just buy games for ourselves - but for the unboxing event.

 ::)

I do hope to have a couple more by next month though. Probably Compass Games Battle of the Bulge and Decision Games D-Day at Peleliu - or Tarawa...or if I can get it, Omaha Beach
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 24, 2020, 11:14:53 AM
I enjoyed them too. Except for the neat, orderly way the boxes are opened and the contents examined one at a time. I'd be like ripping the parts out and punching the units out before I even checked-out all of them. Ripping Apart the Box Day.  :D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 20, 2020, 11:12:58 AM
We need more warning for unboxing days so we can lock up our wallets...

20 August

Hope your wallets are locked up! ;D


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-battle-of-the-bulge-from-compass-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-one-small-step-from-academy-games/

and more coming!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 20, 2020, 12:27:10 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-heights-of-courage-from-mmp/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 20, 2020, 06:30:03 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-proud-monster-deluxe-from-compass-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-old-school-tactical-vol-iii-from-flying-pig-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-tiny-epic-mechs-from-gamelyn-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay!
Post by: judgedredd on August 24, 2020, 05:18:28 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-heights-of-courage-from-mmp/
I like the look and sound of these ones...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 10, 2020, 06:08:22 PM
If anyone has new toys they want to contribute pictures of, drop me a line
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: tuna on September 10, 2020, 10:18:24 PM
What, you want me to OPEN them!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on September 11, 2020, 06:09:40 AM
What, you want me to OPEN them!
lol - another game collector. Get them open, punch and clip those counters and get playing  >:D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 06:39:53 AM
September's Unboxing Day has already started!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-victoria-cross-ii-from-worthington-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 08:25:52 AM
Next up?

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-star-fleet-marines/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 10:15:58 AM
RMN makes a guest appearance with https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-flying-colors-3rd-edition-update-kit-from-gmt-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2020, 10:53:01 AM
RMN makes a guest appearance with https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-flying-colors-3rd-edition-update-kit-from-gmt-games/

My black hole generator is in the shop.... would a space-time rip will do?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 12:52:07 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-last-stand-the-battle-for-moscow-1941-42-from-mmp/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: tuna on September 17, 2020, 12:53:38 PM
RMN makes a guest appearance with https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-flying-colors-3rd-edition-update-kit-from-gmt-games/

My black hole generator is in the shop.... would a space-time rip will do?

Who is this RMN, that Vance wants to attack with his cellar beer fridge?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 02:09:08 PM
The game Cyrano will hate to love - Napoleon Retreats, on #UnboxingDay

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-napoleon-retreats/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2020, 04:49:03 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-seafall-by-ironwall-games/

and


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-verdun-from-fellowship-of-simulations/

are now live for #UnboxingDay!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on September 19, 2020, 03:19:20 AM
The game Cyrano will hate to love - Napoleon Retreats, on #UnboxingDay

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-napoleon-retreats/
That looks neat. I don't have any Napoleonic era games. Nice maps but the size put me off.

Thanks for the unboxings...very enjoyable to see what others buy.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on September 22, 2020, 05:48:29 AM
September's Unboxing Day has already started!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-victoria-cross-ii-from-worthington-games/

I would like to correct something in my write up of Victoria Cross II

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

No - it wasn't...I was meaning Yom Kippur in 1973 - not the very aggressive first strike war of 1967. For some reason, I often interchange them and just as often have to correct myself.

Sorry  :-*
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2020, 06:42:38 AM
It's that time again!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-fields-of-fire-2/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2020, 08:02:43 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-gloomhaven-jaws-of-the-lion/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on October 15, 2020, 08:12:02 AM
Excellent. Lets see if there's a future purchase in here!  :doh:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2020, 09:09:58 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-fleet-commander-nimitz-2nd-edition/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2020, 07:09:54 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-gorbachev-the-fall-of-communism-by-white-dog-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-aliens-bug-hunt/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-shores-of-tripoli/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxing-day-nemesis-burma-1944/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-forbidden-lands-by-free-league-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on October 16, 2020, 03:52:25 PM
Excellent - thanks for doing these everyone and thanks for posting Brant

That's alot of dice you get with Shores of Tripoli. Also nice to see a game focussing on UK troops for once (Nemesis Burma 1944) - looks interesting. I also saw Dien Bien Phu there too which has been on and off my radar
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2020, 10:20:18 AM
November's #UnboxingDay is already underway!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-d-day-at-omaha/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-hedgemony/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-phantom-division/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-close-action/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 19, 2020, 11:55:33 AM
Thanks Brant

Your last image on Phantom Division is just a link - not an image - just so you know
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2020, 11:58:09 AM
Thanks Brant

Your last image on Phantom Division is just a link - not an image - just so you know


grrrrrrr....   >:(


(thanks!)



edit:  just checked it on 2 different machines and it looks like it's working
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 19, 2020, 12:11:24 PM
Is showing OK now on my phone.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2020, 12:22:38 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-next-war-vietnam/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2020, 02:29:23 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-iron-curtain/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-next-war-vietnam/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-by-stealth-and-sea/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bubbah on November 19, 2020, 05:07:56 PM
Watching some of the unboxing ideas today. When I brought up the d-day quad, it displayed the message as seen. When I tap it to play, it brings me out of the browser into the YouTube app with no sign of the video I had just clicked. I’m signed into YouTube both in the browser and the app.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2020, 05:10:10 PM
yeah, I've reached out to Ardwulf for help.  It was supposed to go live when the article did.  Not sure what the disconnect is, but it's hosted on his own YT channel so no way we can make any changes to it.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 19, 2020, 06:09:13 PM
It always costs me money. I shouldn't partake in these - or at least read/watch them!

Iron Curtain looks nice as does Next War:Vietnam (and it's sister Korea).
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 06:45:48 AM
We kick off this month's #UnboxingDay with a pictorial that won't make JD run out and spend more money!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-us-civil-war/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on December 17, 2020, 07:32:50 AM
We kick off this month's #UnboxingDay with a pictorial that won't make JD run out and spend more money!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-us-civil-war/
Appreciated   :rockon:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 08:36:21 AM
OK, JD, get the wallet ready ;D

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-the-tide-at-sunrise/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2020, 08:44:36 AM
Now there is a game I've been interested in for a long time :-(
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 10:26:28 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-fields-of-fire/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 10:30:20 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-soldier-kings/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2020, 11:29:45 AM
Have we had 'Unboxing - The Scheldt Campaign' yet? So many games I can't remember 'em all............ :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 12:29:01 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-us-naval-war-college-wargaming/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 12:29:20 PM
Have we had 'Unboxing - The Scheldt Campaign' yet? So many games I can't remember 'em all............ :whistle:

not that I recall....  but feel free to add one! ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on December 17, 2020, 12:39:23 PM
I only own the PDF version. Best I could do is an 'Unzipping' video.   ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 12:42:50 PM
Best I could do is an 'Unzipping' video.   ;D


I"ll take "things I do NOT want to see from BBMike" for $800, please Alex.    :notme:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 01:03:25 PM
Judge Dredd makes an appearance for #UnboxingDay! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-judge-dredd-cursed-earth/)

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on December 17, 2020, 01:13:29 PM
Didn't he already?  :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2020, 01:16:02 PM
I only own the PDF version. Best I could do is an 'Unzipping' video.   ;D

I have the PnP version as well. maybe I could do an 'How Not To Make a PnP Version of The Scheldt Campaign' :-)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 03:27:29 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-the-hunters/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on December 17, 2020, 05:44:39 PM
I only own the PDF version. Best I could do is an 'Unzipping' video.   ;D

I have the PnP version as well. maybe I could do an 'How Not To Make a PnP Version of The Scheldt Campaign' :-)

Wait. You have the PnP version. I have the PnP version. Shouldn't we have a go at this in Tabletop Simulator at some point?  >:D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2020, 06:15:15 PM
I can't imagine why we didn't think of that before. :doh:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on December 17, 2020, 07:33:36 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/unboxingday-soldier-kings/

Hmm.  That actually looks interesting. 


Also:  In hindsight, I'm surprised I've not seen more games dedicated to the Seven Years War.  Seems like it would be a fairly popular scenario to cover. 




I can't imagine why we didn't think of that before. :doh:

I swear, I have a moment like this almost every day.  ::) 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2020, 10:14:01 PM
Also:  In hindsight, I'm surprised I've not seen more games dedicated to the Seven Years War.  Seems like it would be a fairly popular scenario to cover. 

There's a lot more than you think. They are just not obviously named.

Academy has 1754
GMT has Wilderness War
Worthington had Wilderness Empires
VPG's got Empires in America

There's a bunch out there. You just have to know what to look for
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on December 18, 2020, 02:15:12 AM
Sorry, I should have clarified that I was referring to games that cover the *entire* war.  I've searched in the past, and it seems like the overwhelming majority cover only the North American theater.  Games like Clash of Monarchs and your Soldier Kings appear to be distinctly in the minority. 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 18, 2020, 06:37:48 AM
Gotcha.
You're right that there are not many that cover the conflict in North America and what was happening in Europe and elsewhere in the same game
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 06:51:03 AM
OK, Dragoons!  Here comes this month's #UNBOXINGDAY –

First up, the Designer's Signature Edition of Decision at Kasserine
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-decision-at-kasserine-rommels-last-chance/


the next one today is the recent issue of C3i Magazine from RBM Studios
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxing-day-c3i-magazine-nr-34-featuring-battle-for-kursk-rbm-studios-2020/

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 09:04:36 AM
Hey look!  It's France '40

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-france-40/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 10:43:17 AM
An Ardwulf sighting, with DTOM!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/partners/unboxingday-dont-tread-on-me/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on January 21, 2021, 10:57:13 AM
Don't Tread on Me. Hmm, I need to check that one out.  :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on January 21, 2021, 11:21:54 AM
I'm sure I remember reading an unboxing on that that game by someone else................
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 12:15:09 PM
Devil Boats!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-devil-boats-pt-boats-in-the-solomons/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on January 21, 2021, 01:12:55 PM
I'm sure I remember reading an unboxing on that that game by someone else................
Maybe a second opinion?   ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 03:33:58 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/partners/unboxingday-space-infantry-federation/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 04:10:42 PM
Hollandspiele's Empire at Sunrise

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-empire-at-sunrise-hollandspiele-2021/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 06:54:36 PM
House & Musket

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-horse-musket-dawn-of-an-era/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on January 21, 2021, 07:28:31 PM
House & Musket

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-horse-musket-dawn-of-an-era/

Because if you lived in the 18th century, you probably had a House & a Musket.  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 08:16:09 PM
1754 from academy Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-1754/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2021, 10:10:14 PM
Wrapping up with Buffalo Wings 2 from Against The Odds Magazine

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxing-day-buffalo-wings-2-the-deluxe-reprint-edition-against-the-odds-2020/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on January 22, 2021, 12:55:45 AM
1754 from academy Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-1754/
Damn. I think I stumbled across this a few months ago and now I'm like "What are you waiting for?". That looks nice.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on January 22, 2021, 08:43:26 AM
^Those are good games (I have 1775) but they are screaming for either nice looking counters or minis.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2021, 08:48:04 AM
Yeah, I hate cubes....  :sick: Seems like a cop-out to me. I've only bought one game with cubes, Labyrinth, and it just doesn't cut it for me. :P
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 22, 2021, 09:16:38 AM
They are apparently looking at a new printing of those games with minis similar to the 878: Vikings minis
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2021, 09:20:19 AM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on January 22, 2021, 09:38:16 AM
I hope they sell just the minis to those of us who already own the game.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 22, 2021, 09:53:19 AM
I hope they sell just the minis to those of us who already own the game.

I don't know for sure that they're doing this.  I've just been told they're looking into it.

That said, there's nothing stopping you from buying your own boxes of minis and swapping them out yourself  8)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: thecommandtent on January 22, 2021, 10:01:17 PM
I hope they sell just the minis to those of us who already own the game.

I don't know for sure that they're doing this.  I've just been told they're looking into it.

That said, there's nothing stopping you from buying your own boxes of minis and swapping them out yourself  8)

I remember hearing/reading rumors about a minis expansion for the game but can't find any proof of that except for this page with mini concept art.

https://jareknocon.com/projects/OQDn6
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 08:07:51 AM
Guess what y'all?!?!

It's February's #UnboxingDay!

Dogs of War from TRL Games   https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-dogs-of-war-by-thin-red-line-games/

Empyrean Hero from Anthem Creations   https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-empyrean-hero-from-anthem-creations/

Custer's Last Stand from Worthington Games   https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-custers-last-stand-by-worthington-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Steelie on February 18, 2021, 09:21:02 AM
Custer's Last Stand looks really impressive. Great artwork, very eye-catching and functional. Looks like a solid game design. Nice write-ups all the way around, fellas.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 10:23:40 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-barbarossa-crimea-by-gmt-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 18, 2021, 10:36:01 AM
Custer's Last Stand looks really impressive. Great artwork, very eye-catching and functional. Looks like a solid game design. Nice write-ups all the way around, fellas.

It's a solid game, too, and easily solo'd. I played it all the way through once and things ended much worse for the U.S. cavalry than they did historically - the Indians wiped out Reno, Benteen, and Custer. Quite surprising because I thought the U.S. had them on the ropes at one point.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Steelie on February 18, 2021, 10:38:10 AM
Custer thought the same   :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 18, 2021, 10:48:30 AM
Custer comes on the scene early in the game - it takes three turns before Reno appears. So, your choices are limited as the U.S. cavalry - though the decision between them is very difficult. Do you push on and try to take the Indians on yourself? Or do you hunker down and wait for reinforcements?

I charged forward, and it didn't go well. :)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 11:59:14 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-asl-starter-kit-1-by-multi-man-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 01:41:05 PM
OJsDad's debut #UnboxingDay appearance

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-russo-japanese-war-by-avalanche-press/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 03:11:17 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-dmz-bundeswehr-by-spi/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 04:31:49 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-for-king-country-by-multi-man-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 06:12:52 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxing-day-no-motherland-without-north-korea-in-crisis-and-cold-war-from-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2021, 09:27:33 PM
Yeah, we're still not done yet today either 😁
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2021, 10:08:19 PM
OJsDad's debut #UnboxingDay appearance

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-russo-japanese-war-by-avalanche-press/

I actually have that game. Nice unboxing.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on February 22, 2021, 11:38:05 AM
You'll have to wait until unboxing next month - but look what turned up

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on February 22, 2021, 11:51:13 AM
Ooh! What are the quality of the components like?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on February 22, 2021, 12:11:32 PM
Yep,  I'm very curious about that as well. Also, did you get hit with any extra charges?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on February 22, 2021, 02:41:59 PM
Maybe as there's a real need for info about these games...as the website doesn't have anything...I should do an early unboxing...what d'ya think?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on February 22, 2021, 02:54:34 PM
They do have a couple of games that I like the look of, but I'll reserve judgement until you've had chance to see what they're like.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: ojsdad on February 22, 2021, 03:05:47 PM
OJsDad's debut #UnboxingDay appearance

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-russo-japanese-war-by-avalanche-press/

I actually have that game. Nice unboxing.  :bigthumb:

Thanks Staggs.  Sorry for the late reply, but I had missed this earlier.   :-[
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on February 22, 2021, 04:07:02 PM
Yep,  I'm very curious about that as well. Also, did you get hit with any extra charges?
No additional charges bob.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 06:53:46 AM
It's heeeeee-re!

March #UnboxingDay!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-rambo-by-everything-epic-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-market-garden-by-ts-wargames/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 07:00:50 AM
"Please don't link to anything I want....please don't link to anything I want"
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 07:33:45 AM
"Please don't link to anything I want....please don't link to anything I want"


 :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2021, 07:51:49 AM
...So basically, no links at all then?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 08:15:10 AM
...So basically, no links at all then?
lol - as a Rambo fan, I did have to laugh when I saw the first link...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 08:24:54 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-world-in-flames-collectors-edition-deluxe/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 08:25:40 AM
I did have to laugh


{foreshadowing intensifies}
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 08:47:50 AM
World in Flames looks interesting - thankfully I do not have the table space  :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 08:48:35 AM
World in Flames looks interesting - thankfully I do not have the table space  :whistle:

King Arthur didn't have the table space
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
I had the original WiF, way back when it first came out. Basically, it was unplayable.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 08:54:00 AM
was? ???
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 08:59:56 AM
Yeah - I couldn't possibly imagine ever starting something of that size. It's nice looking though - much like the computer version...nice looking and unplayable  :P
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 18, 2021, 09:22:07 AM
I had the original WiF, way back when it first came out. Basically, it was unplayable.

I bought the original game too back in the mid-80s...or rather, my grandfather bought it for me. It was confusing as hell but I powered through it as best I could. I've had it all this time but just traded it away a few weeks ago. I had thought about getting it back to the table but I don't have a table to fit it on now, so...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2021, 09:33:22 AM
I'm not sure if they have done one or more rules revisions to it over the years, and if so, that made any improvement to the playability.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 18, 2021, 09:42:51 AM
No one has a table big enough. I think this is one of those 'floor games'.  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 18, 2021, 09:56:00 AM
I'm not sure if they have done one or more rules revisions to it over the years, and if so, that made any improvement to the playability.

They have, but more along the lines of expansions. This list goes over pretty much all of them, looks like. I never got into it beyond the base copy.

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/22228/guide-world-flames-universe-final-edition

I had been tasked at Matrix to do the manual for the computer version but that was pretty much the straw that broke the camel's back for me, there.

No one has a table big enough. I think this is one of those 'floor games'.  ;D

I had to set it up in the spare bedroom, on the bed. :)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2021, 10:38:06 AM
King size bed was it?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 11:47:29 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-asl-extravaganza/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 01:02:13 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-doomsday-project-episode-one-the-battle-for-germany-by-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 02:35:57 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-kasserine-by-ts-wargames/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2021, 03:57:44 PM
That game is on my 'want' list.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 04:56:39 PM
I was wrong on Market Garden re the languages on the back of the box - it wasn't Belgian, it was Italian
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 05:21:41 PM
Moe's Game Table drops in with his look at Hollandspiele's Stilicho

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-stilicho/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 18, 2021, 05:24:20 PM
That does look interesting.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 06:16:01 PM
"Please don't link to anything I want....please don't link to anything I want"

Here you go! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/whatever/unboxingday-keeping-it-saxy-by-big-g-creative/)


I did have to laugh
{foreshadowing intensifies}


told you!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 06:28:28 PM
 :applause:

Saving the best till last.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 06:43:15 PM
:applause:

Saving the best till last.


there's still more....   :rockon:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 18, 2021, 06:46:35 PM
Excellent...

You know - I'm quite enamoured with ASL - but I just don't think I can buy into 1/2" counters. It's just a wee bit too small for my eyes.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 18, 2021, 07:34:08 PM
Time to channel Metaldog again:

BC (and Brant), I love you like a brother but that's the worst thing ever posted to this site.  :sick:
I mean, maybe it would have been okay on April 1. Well, no, not even then.
(https://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/new/facepalm2.gif)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 18, 2021, 07:40:25 PM
Hahaha

Did you read the content, though? It was very tongue in cheek.

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 18, 2021, 08:18:32 PM
I did. As punishment you need to do an in-depth playthrough/review of The Campaign for North Africa. 
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on March 18, 2021, 08:49:26 PM
I did. As punishment you need to do an in-depth playthrough/review of The Campaign for North Africa.

No, no, no... Panthers in the Fog!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 08:52:31 PM
We close out March #UnboxingDay with a dip into the archives.  Yes, over 30 years ago and don't you feel old now?

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-battlefield-europe-by-gdw/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 18, 2021, 09:24:11 PM
I did. As punishment you need to do an in-depth playthrough/review of The Campaign for North Africa.

No, no, no... Panthers in the Fog!

 :2funny:

 :o
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 18, 2021, 09:26:45 PM
I did. As punishment you need to do an in-depth playthrough/review of The Campaign for North Africa.

No, no, no... Panthers in the Fog!

 :ROFL:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2021, 09:28:49 PM
OK y'all, that wraps up this month's #UnboxingDay !

we'll see y'all in April for another one :)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on March 19, 2021, 03:34:51 AM
We close out March #UnboxingDay with a dip into the archives.  Yes, over 30 years ago and don't you feel old now?

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-battlefield-europe-by-gdw/
Good god...how did you people play boardgames back then.


I salute you all for not waiting until the 21st century to buy decent games  :applause:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2021, 06:56:50 AM
Had no idea what we were missing by comparison....
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 19, 2021, 08:13:26 AM
...
Good god...how did you people play boardgames back then.
  • Map art seems non existent (though I would say there's a certain charm to the basicness of them)
  • the counters look like you need an axe to get them out the cardboard and are really small and hard to read - and always such stark colours.
  • the manuals and player aids were just so bland

...

Actually, there a much worse looking games from back then.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2021, 08:27:49 AM
Actually, there a much worse looking games from back then.

there are worse-looking games now!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 19, 2021, 08:48:25 AM
But they're worse-looking in TechnicolorTM!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2021, 09:09:58 AM
But they're worse-looking in TechnicolorTM!

for some of them, it's the over-abundance of color that is the problem
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on March 19, 2021, 09:30:21 AM
Yeah, that is true.  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on March 19, 2021, 10:38:27 AM
I was looking at the counters for 'A Time for Trumpets', which makes 'extensive' use of colours.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2021, 08:27:31 AM
OK guys - get those wallets opened up!

It's #UNBOXINGDAY!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-wars-of-marcus-aurelius-by-hollandspiele/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-test-of-arms-by-gdw/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2021, 10:58:57 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-siege-of-the-citadel-by-modiphius/


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-kido-butai/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2021, 08:24:04 AM
https://twitter.com/ADragoons/status/1395327003411243013

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2021, 10:09:17 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-deadly-woods-the-battle-of-the-bulge-by-revolution-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-battle-of-midway-by-turning-point-simulations/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-across-the-bug-river-1941-by-vuca-simulations/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on May 20, 2021, 11:15:42 AM
Nice unboxing, Bob! Looks like another Vuca Simulations home run.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on May 20, 2021, 11:46:52 AM
Excellent production values, and a really interesting game system.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2021, 12:17:27 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-nevsky-by-gmt-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2021, 02:01:32 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-indian-ocean-region-south-china-sea-volume-ii-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2021, 07:55:29 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-bayonets-tomahawks-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-gorbachev-by-white-dog-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bbmike on May 20, 2021, 08:14:49 PM
I've yet to meet a Ben Madison game map that I didn't want to change.  ;D
Can't wait to get a copy of Gorbachev.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 20, 2021, 10:40:05 PM
I've yet to meet a Ben Madison game map that I didn't want to change.  ;D
Can't wait to get a copy of Gorbachev.

Brother you're gonna have fits when you see that map  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2021, 03:19:56 PM
it was easy to miss b/c of The ACDC, but today is #UnboxingDay, and it's a small one, but it's still there!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-celles-the-ardennes-december-23-27-1944-battle-of-the-bulge-volume-i/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-light-division-from-3w/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-cc-napoleonics-expansion-5-generals-marshals-tacticians/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 17, 2021, 03:26:37 PM
Light Division - and unpunched, too! Nice. I have that one myself but bought it recently, though I almost did a few times back in the day.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mcguire on June 17, 2021, 03:28:50 PM
Argh! I'm too late!

(https://i.imgur.com/mvDWoN0.jpeg)

I'm kidding. I'd probably find out that I don't have all the pieces and then I'd be sad.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 17, 2021, 03:29:28 PM
I think that one is best staying boxed.  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Hethwill on June 29, 2021, 05:29:32 AM
Not everyday I receive something directly from the US but after roughly a month it finally arrived.

Definitely NOT my everyday thing, this was totally an extravagance.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5ChXcJXwAIw5uc?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 29, 2021, 07:23:02 AM
uh... MORE INFO PLEASE!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Hethwill on June 29, 2021, 10:59:55 AM
uh... MORE INFO PLEASE!

Okay.

Battles for Prydain is a "pet project" of Eleazar Lawson, using his own words as per the interview chat he gave to Pellam's Wasteland channel (
).

If Prydain doesn't ring a bell then it is simply another name for Albion, or as to be most historically accurate, Wales or the last bastion of the Britons.

The entire game is set, not on a Monmouth's Arthurian high/late medieval imaginary ( which nonetheless produced one of my most beloved films John Boorman's Excalibur ) but on a post roman dark ages setting of the British isles, so in a sense it is more close to Bernard Cornwell novels, mainly the Warlord Trilogy ( if you haven't read them do yourself a favour and buy them and read them thrice ) which presents exactly that period while weaving all the legendary round table notables into the what-could-happen authentic history of Britain.
I am easily hyped when the subject matter is part of my imaginary - i'll be honest, i'm no historian nor even close to amateur historian, i''m just a very enthusiastic person about certain subject - and medieval legends are part of that imaginary. Be it fantasy, history or skimming the veil between both, same as the mists than cover Avalon.

The game itself is based on those troops, formations and heroic deeds. Haven't played the game I can only guess they may well be a staple of the ruleset. After all if one looks to the legends surrounding arthur and even a couple centuries later with the norsemen sagas, it is all about warbands led by warriors of name and fame.

But until I put it to the table I shall reserve my comments.

The game pieces are all counters and round markers but not in cardboard. They are MDF board 3mm and full colour print. They have no "nibs" whatsoever and are fully cut. The map, support charts and documentation are the classic gloss paper. The entire game comes in a bag, no box.

You can try to order it directly from the publisher/distributor  - San Joaquin Valley Press - I have no clue how many copies they have left.

The post cost to continental europe was high but is one of those game I just couldn't let go. I know I can do everything it does with miniatures and a ruleset but there was something about it that drawn me to it.

My games table is full at the moment, so i will wait a bit until I throw it to play but in the meanwhile I have the rules to go over.



Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2021, 10:55:27 AM
"Alexa, show me something BC would try to get away with...."
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on July 08, 2021, 03:10:12 PM
 :2funny:

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Hethwill on July 09, 2021, 06:27:11 PM
So tempted to use it to spark a fire in some "unboxings only, no gaming also" pants...
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 15, 2021, 08:15:52 AM
It's July #UnboxingDay!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-raid-on-st-nazaire/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-undaunted-north-africa/

(more to come)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 15, 2021, 12:08:45 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-victory-glory-napoleon/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-where-it-all-started-tactics-ii-the-avalon-hill-game-co-1961-1973/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Tolstoi on July 15, 2021, 01:32:20 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-where-it-all-started-tactics-ii-the-avalon-hill-game-co-1961-1973/

Wow! RockyMountainNavy's copy of Tactics II looks to be in amazingly good shape. I am curious, the instruction booklet has highlighter markings and the counters are unpunched? Are they from separate copies put together to make this complete set? I would have imagined the counters to be punched if the rules were highlighted.

I also like the "What is a wargame?" section of the rulebook. Reminds me of "What is a roleplaying game?" found at the start of all the rule books and articles about rpgs in the late 70s and early 80s.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2021, 11:31:15 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/bonus-unboxing-uss-laffey-by-catastrophe-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 08:43:43 AM
https://twitter.com/ADragoons/status/1428318926090428416


Red Storm from GMT Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-red-storm-from-gmt-games/

Double Feature!
Across 5 Aprils & Battle Hymn vol 1
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-double-feature-across-5-aprils-battle-hymn-vol-1-gettysburg-pea-ridge/

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 10:32:13 AM
Dice!
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-kraken-dice/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 12:27:45 PM
Lamps Are Going Out, 2nd Ed

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-lamps-are-going-out-2nd-ed-from-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 03:17:21 PM
Another Compass Games title - Indian Ocean Region!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-indian-ocean-region-by-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 04:22:03 PM
Ardwulf is back to join us this month, with the ASLSK Bonus Pack #2

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-asl-starter-kit-bonus-pack-2-from-multi-man-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on August 19, 2021, 04:39:04 PM
Dice!
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-kraken-dice/

Heh, love the D2. 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on August 19, 2021, 05:06:02 PM
Lamps Are Going Out, 2nd Ed

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-lamps-are-going-out-2nd-ed-from-compass-games/
I like the look of that - it was on my hit list at one point.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2021, 10:12:24 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-double-feature-target-for-today-b17-queen-of-the-skies/
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-blackbeard-from-gmt-games/
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-zurmat-from-catastrophe-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 16, 2021, 08:16:12 AM
https://twitter.com/ADragoons/status/1438461748651171840


Here's the full inventory from today's #UnboxingDay

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-dark-summer-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-hannut-tank-action-france-1940-from-world-at-war-magazine/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-war-peace-from-one-small-step-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-pacific-islands-campaign-iwo-jima-from-grognard-simulations/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-hunt-for-red-october-surfaces-from-tsr/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-horse-musket-volume-iv-tides-of-revolution-by-hollandspiele/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-force-eagles-war-by-the-gamers/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-heroes-of-stalingrad-by-devil-pig-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on September 17, 2021, 01:48:07 AM
The Hunt for Red October was one of my first ever proper  :hehe: war boardgames. I had that and Red Storm and A Line in the Sand (which I discovered I couldn't really play solo due to the diplomacy aspect).
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 17, 2021, 03:26:42 PM
I have Hunt for Red October also. A friend of mine said he'd send me his copy of Red Storm Rising but he's not done that yet. It's my understanding that the games can be merged and played together.

I used to have A Line in the Sand myself! I actually played it once with a large group of friends. It was a shitshow of the umpteenth degree.  ;D But, absolutely fun.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 11, 2021, 01:56:20 PM
I had all 3 of those as well. In fact, they may yet live somewhere at my parents house. I'm going to have to go hunting when I'm next over there.

RO and RSR can indeed be merged. Did that a lot as a kid, but it only worked because we had a ping pong table in the basement that became a gaming table for those sessions.

Line in the Sand was a blast if you had friends who would really get into their roles. We had a house rule that anytime you chose one of the options involving giving a speech that you had to actually stand up and do so. So much fun.  :ROFL:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 08:22:49 AM
We're not just dropping a lot of games today.  We're dropping them every hour and still running all day long! :)

https://twitter.com/ADragoons/status/1451161222758404099



The first ones to drop?

Karl (from the Boardgame Bootcamp) gave us a look inside the new Assault: Red Horizon '41
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-assault-red-horizon-41/

and Ardwulf showed off the C&C:Napoleonics expansion for the Prussians
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-commands-colors-napoleonics-the-prussians/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2021, 08:52:30 AM
Assault looks pretty interesting.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 09:00:21 AM
Assault looks pretty interesting.


yeah it does :)

I'm not even a fan of East Front stuff and I still think it'd be neat to poke around at
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 09:00:29 AM
Decision's D-Day Quad, courtesy of Jim Werbaneth

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-d-day-quad-by-decision-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2021, 09:03:39 AM
Assault looks pretty interesting.


yeah it does :)

I'm not even a fan of East Front stuff and I still think it'd be neat to poke around at

I've just been looking at the rule book on BGG where its available as a pdf file (also on their own website) and it certainly has some interesting idea's.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 10:22:39 AM
Brian Train's "Scheldt Campaign" from Hollandspiele

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-scheldt-campaign-by-hollandspiele/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on October 21, 2021, 10:24:49 AM
I have the PnP version - it really is an excellent little game.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 11:04:13 AM
The Deadly Woods, from Revolution Games, thanks to JD!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-deadly-woods-by-revolution-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 12:04:08 PM
off the beaten path, here's a look inside "The White Box" design kit from Atlas Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-only-dragons-in-this-white-box-are-the-ones-you-create-the-white-box-by-atlas-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 02:06:52 PM
Bear Flag Republic, from Quarterdeck International

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-bear-flag-republic/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 03:07:50 PM
Are you tired of unboxings yet?  Let's hope not!  There's still more to go 🤠

Here's D-Day at Peleliu, from Decision Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-d-day-at-peleliu-by-decision-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 04:39:13 PM
Are you tired of unboxings yet?  Let's hope not! 

Classic sci-fi wargaming?  How about AH's "Stellar Conquest"
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-stellar-conquest-by-avalon-hill/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on October 21, 2021, 05:51:25 PM
Nice - thanks BB
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2021, 07:24:51 PM
and
Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms from DVG
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-soliders-in-postmens-uniforms-by-dvg/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on October 22, 2021, 06:31:01 AM
Are you tired of unboxings yet?  Let's hope not! 

Classic sci-fi wargaming?  How about AH's "Stellar Conquest"
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-stellar-conquest-by-avalon-hill/

Wow.  I'd barely even heard about this game before, let alone seen an actual copy of it. 

Looks like it might be terribly complex, which can be good or bad. 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2021, 09:27:04 AM
what did y'all think about this month's #UnboxingDay?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on October 22, 2021, 03:02:24 PM
Very cool thanks. I like seeing new games. I'm not always interested in all of them - but it's still nice seeing them. I liked the look of The Scheldt campaign one (which reminds me, there's that film on Netflix).

Anyway - thank you as always  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on October 22, 2021, 04:20:50 PM
Very cool thanks. I like seeing new games. I'm not always interested in all of them - but it's still nice seeing them.

+1 to this. 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 07:51:42 AM
https://twitter.com/ADragoons/status/1461315778876260354

Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 08:34:51 AM
Brief Border Wars (note to self, do not abbreviate as, nor google for "BBW")
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-brief-border-wars-by-compass-games/

CAR WARS!
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-car-wars-by-steve-jackson-games/

1979: Revolution in Iran
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unboxingday-ayatollah-you-a-story-about-1979-revolution-in-iran-by-dan-bullock-from-the-dietz-foundation/

Normandy '44 - times two!
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-normandy-44-by-gmt-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bawbsflyingstache on November 18, 2021, 10:41:30 AM
(note to self, do not abbreviate as, nor google for "BBW")
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-brief-border-wars-by-compass-games/

I vill go ahead und take ze hit fur us!  8)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2021, 10:58:38 AM
Who let you in, you hairy little pest?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 11:15:47 AM
1995 from CSL

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-1995-by-csl/



Enemy Action: Ardennes

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unboxingday-three-times-the-action-in-enemy-action-ardennes-the-battle-of-the-bulge-1944-compass-games-2015/



Autumn for Barbarossa!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-autumn-for-barbarossa-by-multi-man-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 02:43:27 PM
Mystara 5e Player's Guide
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-mystara-5e-players-guide/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 18, 2021, 03:18:20 PM
...
Normandy '44 - times two!
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-normandy-44-by-gmt-games/
Funnily enough, had I not got excited and opened, popped and clipped the counters for Enemy Action:Ardennes, you'd have had TWO games for the first time ever submitted by two people!!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 04:49:14 PM
The Day is Ours! The Battle of Princeton 1777 by Lock ‘n Load Publishing

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-day-is-ours-the-battle-of-princeton-1777-by-lock-n-load-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2021, 05:26:38 PM
The one for 'Assault' was pretty poor. Glad I didn't do it.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 05:31:05 PM
The one for 'Assault' was pretty poor. Glad I didn't do it.

 :tickedoff: I thought I had fixed that when I found another one like that earlier
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on November 18, 2021, 05:31:45 PM
The one for 'Assault' was pretty poor. Glad I didn't do it.

So poor it was invisible?  ???
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 05:36:45 PM
Assault 41: Red Horizon by Assault Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-assault-41-red-horizon-by-assault-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2021, 06:05:15 PM
My error - there are actually 16 battle dice included with the game, and I missed a photo of one of the books! I was in too much of a rush to bring the game to peoples attention as it really is very good.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 06:06:07 PM
The Fall of the Third Reich by Compass Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-fall-of-the-third-reich-by-compass-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2021, 07:12:38 PM
Twilight: 2000 by Free League

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-twilight-2000-by-free-league/


And that wraps up another #UnboxingDay
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Martok on November 19, 2021, 02:24:19 AM
Mystara 5e Player's Guide
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-mystara-5e-players-guide/

Damn.  Almost makes me want to try 5th Edition. 


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 22, 2021, 10:27:48 AM
Assault 41: Red Horizon by Assault Games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-assault-41-red-horizon-by-assault-games/
If someone was to think they didn't have enough board games and wanted to top up their collection, where would that someone pick up such a game?  ;D
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2021, 10:50:27 AM
https://www.assault-games.com/en/

Don't think any of the UK retailers have it yet. You could check with SCG.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 22, 2021, 04:38:24 PM
...You could check with SCG.
Ha - like I haven't already  :hehe:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 22, 2021, 04:46:44 PM
https://www.assault-games.com/en/

Don't think any of the UK retailers have it yet. You could check with SCG.

I don't know how many retailers are going to get it.  You may well have to order it direct from the manufacturer
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2021, 05:12:23 PM
That would be my understanding, at least at present. SCG may not even be aware of the existence of Assault Games who may not even want to market through retailers. I have no idea what their marketing strategy is.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 22, 2021, 05:16:08 PM
I was just asking for a friend
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2021, 05:19:31 PM
Well, you can tell him from me, its very good, especially if you have a liking for WW2 squad level games. I'm writing a fairly comprehensive review with samples of gameplay which I hope to get posted up here within the next few days. Hopefully, despite my ineptness at photography, I'll try and add some decent piccie.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 22, 2021, 05:22:08 PM
I'll let him know  ;)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 26, 2021, 07:01:14 AM
I'll let him know  ;)

Maybe he would like to have a look at this:
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=3817.0

 ::)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on November 26, 2021, 10:59:54 AM
He approves - but said something about money and waiting until the end of the month for some reason!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on November 26, 2021, 12:16:10 PM
Very wise!

He may want to keep his eye on that thread as I'll be adding more to it in the next few days.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 16, 2021, 09:40:09 AM
It's that day again!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-imperium-empires-in-conflict-worlds-in-the-balance/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-1864-on-to-jutland/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 16, 2021, 01:57:59 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-north-africa-afrika-korps-vs-desert-rats-1940-42-from-multi-man-publishing/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-king-phillips-war/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-nato-1961-the-berlin-crisis/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-last-stand-the-battle-for-moscow-1941-42-by-multi-man-publishing/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2022, 06:47:30 AM
Guess what, y'all !?

It's #UnboxingDay

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-pax-baltica/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-csa-americas-civil-war-1861-1865-by-fiery-dragon-productions/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-montys-d-day-from-against-the-odds-magazine/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2022, 10:17:15 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-the-day-was-ours-by-revolution-games/


something different:
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-tora-tora-tora/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2022, 01:06:54 PM
Can't have an #UnboxingDay without Compass Games and Maurice Fitzgerald right?
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-imperial-tide-by-compass-games/


Not a wargame; still cool.  The Fateforge Kickstarter from Studio Agate *just* arrived yesterday, so we made sure to get it into this month's #UnboxingDay
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-fateforge-encyclopedia/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on January 20, 2022, 02:07:53 PM
Excellent stuff Brant. Thanks. I like the look of Imperial Tide  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2022, 02:31:50 PM
Excellent stuff Brant. Thanks. I like the look of Imperial Tide  :bigthumb:

Oh, we're not done yet!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Bison on January 20, 2022, 03:11:54 PM
Now you need to paint your Fate Forged minis!
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2022, 03:42:37 PM
Texas Arrows for Band of Brothers
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-band-of-brothers-texas-arrows-by-worthington-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 17, 2022, 09:21:21 AM
It's UNBOXING DAY again!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-tww1/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-lhy-ae/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-empsun/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-barb-card/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-tww2/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-dbp/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-uponthewind/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-empire-of-the-sun-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-civilization-the-board-game-from-fantasy-flight-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on February 17, 2022, 12:17:58 PM
I'm so tempted with Third World War but the fact I can't get my full worth ( no space for combinations) puts me off a bit
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on February 17, 2022, 02:45:25 PM
I’m also tempted, and have the space, but our coming 40k bathroom my wife would have my balls puts me off a bit.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: mcguire on February 17, 2022, 03:42:27 PM
I’m also tempted, and have the space, but our coming 40k bathroom my wife would have my balls puts me off a bit.

I didn't know you and your wife were into Warhammer?
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: Barthheart on February 17, 2022, 04:29:03 PM
I’m also tempted, and have the space, but our coming 40k bathroom my wife would have my balls puts me off a bit.

I didn't know you and your wife were into Warhammer?

If only… it’d be cheaper.
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bob48 on February 17, 2022, 04:34:31 PM
40k.

...for a bathroom.

Right.

...gold plated fitting?

..marble floor?


Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 17, 2022, 04:42:21 PM
matching his-and-hers bidets
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 17, 2022, 04:59:15 PM
That's it for UnboxingDay!   Hope it was a fun one! 🙂
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on February 18, 2022, 01:48:07 AM
 :bigthumb:

I've also been put off Third World War by the price tag...£190!!  :whistle:
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: ojsdad on February 18, 2022, 06:37:36 PM
I’m also tempted, and have the space, but our coming 40k bathroom my wife would have my balls puts me off a bit.

I didn't know you and your wife were into Warhammer?

If only… it’d be cheaper.

Do I need to send my wife up there for the summer.  I don't think she has $10k in our remodel. 
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2022, 08:27:55 AM
It's #UNBOXINGDAY!

I'll just edit this post to continue to add to it throughout the day

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-zurmat-by-catastrophe-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-captains-sea-by-legion-wargames/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-war-for-america-by-compass-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-paths-of-glory-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-barbarossa-army-group-center-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-liliburlero-by-against-the-odds-magazine/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-interceptor-ace-by-compass-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-war-in-the-wind-by-compass-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-salerno-43-by-gmt-games/

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-vietnam-1965-1975-by-gmt-games/


aaaaand....  we're done
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 17, 2022, 01:22:19 PM
I've not had much of a chance to do any unboxings, but am hoping to record a mega-unboxing next week.  :)
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2022, 09:44:40 PM
Lots of stuff opened up this month


#UnboxingDay ~ Pavlov’s House by DVG
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-pavlov/


#UnboxingDay ~ Cowboys and Indians for Grognards – Unboxing Plains Indian Wars by John Poniske from GMT Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-cowboys-and-indians-for-grognards-unboxing-plains-indian-wars-by-john-poniske-from-gmt-games/


#UnboxingDay ~ Four Lost Battles by OSG
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-4lost/


#UnboxingDay ~ Shadowrun Sixth World Beginner Box by Catalyst Game Labs
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-shadowrun/


#UnboxingDay ~ 303 Squadron by Ares Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-303/


#UnboxingDay ~ Vietnam 1965-1975 from GMT Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-vietnam-1965-1975-from-gmt-games/


#UnboxingDay ~ Into The Woods by GMT Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-into-the-woods-by-gmt-games/


#UnboxingDay ~ Chancellorsville 1863 from Worthington Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-chancellors/


#UnboxingDay ~ Federation and Empire by ADB
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unbox-fe/


#UnboxingDay ~ Return to Dark Tower by Restoration Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-return-to-dark-tower-by-restoration-games/


#UnboxingDay ~ Rhode Island by GMT Games
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-rhode-island-by-gmt-games/
Title: Re: #UnboxingDay with ACD
Post by: judgedredd on April 22, 2022, 10:19:31 AM
303 looks interesting - but solo I think might be a bit boring.

I also liked the look of Into the Woods and Plains Indian Wars