Sunday, February 19, 2012
Board Game Nostalgia: Storm Over Arnhem
One of the chaps at the local wargames club was selling off an unpunched copy of Avalon Hill's Storm Over Arnhem last Thursday. He didn't want it, since none of that group are historical gamers. His copy was unpunched and while the box was a bit stained in a few places, the inside looked pretty much the way it must have looked when it was printed back in 1981 (surely a conincidence that this was a year or so after the film A Bridge Too Far appeared!).
I never did buy this game at the time but I always sort of knew that Courtney Allen and Don Greenwood published a significant game that spawned a whole series of impulse-driven tactical wargames.
I've always wanted to collect Arnhem figures (IMHO, British paras are so much sexier than their Jerry counterparts) but that's a project for my retirement, maybe. For now, this old game is now punched and set up in my study, and when I have a spare moment or two, I go to join Johnny Frost at the bridge.
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