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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: Steelgrave 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: Steelgrave 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/