Author Topic: Holland '44 and the woes of board gaming space  (Read 5216 times)

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Reply #90 on: October 02, 2019, 10:35:03 AM
It does look interesting  ;)

Say what you like, there is a fascination with 'Bulge' games.

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Reply #91 on: October 02, 2019, 11:04:11 AM
Say what you like, there is a fascination with 'Bulge' games.

Americans are caught flat-footed. Terrain and weather was an equalizer. Germans have all their cool armor toys. Big battle that's not Eastern Front. What's not to love?

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Reply #92 on: October 02, 2019, 11:31:07 AM
It is undoubtedly interesting. Plus you get the holding of Bastogne and the northern shoulder, which is pretty gripping stuff.

Beevor's 'Ardennes 1944' is an excellent book.

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Reply #93 on: October 03, 2019, 11:31:30 AM
Look what turned up...

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Reply #94 on: October 03, 2019, 11:33:36 AM
 :bigthumb:

And you have room for it on your table!  ;D



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Reply #95 on: October 03, 2019, 11:36:46 AM
Nice. Should have mine tomorrow.

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Reply #96 on: October 03, 2019, 11:39:10 AM
Very nice.

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Reply #97 on: October 03, 2019, 12:09:46 PM
Hmm, where's mine!



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Reply #98 on: October 03, 2019, 02:57:41 PM
Have fun trying to dislodge the Germans from Arnhem.



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Reply #99 on: October 03, 2019, 03:12:26 PM
9th and 10th SS are tough units.

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Reply #100 on: October 03, 2019, 03:30:22 PM
Just don't let them interrupt tea time in the field. The SS can be right buggers about that sort of thing during a battle.



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Reply #101 on: October 03, 2019, 03:54:45 PM
I know to what you refer, however, there is a lot more to the incident than meets the eye - go read 'A magnificent Disaster' and talk to me again about it  ;)

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Reply #102 on: October 03, 2019, 04:20:26 PM
I know to what you refer, however, there is a lot more to the incident than meets the eye - go read 'A magnificent Disaster' and talk to me again about it  ;)

Added to my Amazon cart. Once I earn a bit more I'll go and buy it. Thanks for the recommendation!  :bigthumb:



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Reply #103 on: October 03, 2019, 04:30:40 PM
Its a seriously good book.

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Reply #104 on: October 03, 2019, 05:07:31 PM
One of my more favorite Conflict-Series games is the Operation Market-Garden one. It's near damned impossible to link up with the Brits. I'd say 90% of my games, no matter the difficulty level, result in them getting wiped out.