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Ricardo Ferreira de Oliveira
Brazil
Novo Hamburgo
RS
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9
Mar 2005*
The spanish version by Diseños Orbitales
2005-03-19*
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Nicholas Barker
United Kingdom
London
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9
May 2005*
An excellent game which gives a good feel for the grinding attrition of the historical campaign. The double-blind system is effective and painless. My favourite of the three GDW double-blind games.
2005-05-28*
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George Falconer
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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8.1
Feb 2012
This is a real gem of a game. One of the real standouts as a simulation, a dead on portrayal of the campaign. And to top that it is a good competitive game, with a cool gimmick (the double blind). It does take a good chunk of time though, two sessions or more.
2011-06-02
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Frank Hakstege
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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8
Jul 2002*
Very good, blind system!
2002-07-04*
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Fred Forde
Norway
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8
Jul 2007*
Great game! We have played this game quite a lot and we still dont know if its balanced or not. The double blind system works really well and the supply restriction on the allies is perhaps a bit harsh but seems to work well. Looking forward to playing this one again.
2007-07-13*
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Patrick Bauer
United States
Reading
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2008*
I really enjoy this double blind system, but "Operation Market-Garden" plays it just a little better.
2008-12-09*
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Dougie LB
Wales
Bridgend
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8
Apr 2012
Double blind - great fun and great stress -where are those Panzers??
2012-04-23
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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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7
Apr 2004*
Fun game. GDW did well with this double-blind series.
2004-04-16*
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Charles Vasey
Scotland
Mortlake, London
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7
Dec 2006*
Ben Knight - what a guy! Clever double blind system, although I'm not sure that the subject needs a double blind.
2006-12-27*
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Magister Ludi
Australia
Fremantle
Western Australia
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7
Jan 2008*
Double blind system, particuarly if you poke your opponent in the eye before play.
2008-01-06*
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Jim Marshall
United Kingdom
York
North Yorkshire
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6
Oct 2002*
GDW double-blind system that has each player manipulating their forces on their own map hidden from their opponent, 'Battleships' style.

Found this one relatively static until the Allies break through and not much fun for the German player who is stretched and restricted to plugging holes in dikes from the off. Realistic yes, but not much fun.

Of the series I much preferred 8th Army: Operation Crusader due to the more interesting situation (both players must attack and defend in different areas). I own (but in 25 years!) have yet to play Operation Market Garden. I've kept Crusader and Market Garden, but sold on Normandy many years ago.
2010-09-30
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Jeff Schulte
United States
Washington
New Jersey
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6
Jan 2009*
A neat double blind game. It plays OK, but I think the Allies are a bit too over-powered. The only thing that saves the Germans is the double blind character of the game.
2008-07-07*
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Max Coffey
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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6
Oct 2005*
Could work better. Doubleblind may be too little info for each player. Still, it makes for tense gaming, but gamey like pheasant is gamey.
2011-01-03
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Andrew Parkin
United Kingdom
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
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6
Nov 2005*
Love the idea of double blind games but it does make for slow play, hence my copy doesn't come out much. When it does it's worth the wait, the tension as you probe the other player's line looking for a week spot is something you don't get with any other type of game.
2005-11-05*
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Mike Riley
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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Mar 2015
4-10 hour game. Interesting look at the campaign. Map has small hexes. I made a larger copy of the map to facilitate play. Quite a bit of work to play such a small game. I prefer the other two games in the system. As a house rule, either: Don't allow probes on the first movement phase, or, allow just 2-3 probes each movement phase. That would help slow the Allies a bit. Also, consider bidding Axis replacement points to see who is the Allied player. Also possibly allow the Axis player to rebuild eliminated units as well.
2015-03-14
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L. Silver
Sweden
Umeå
Select a State
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6
Sep 2007*
Liked the look, but it did not really work out as a game.
2007-09-28*
Jonas Björklund
Sweden
Lerum
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5.5
Feb 2014
[Bought 2nd hand from Aegneus krigsspel.se 2014-02-01]
Not played yet.
2014-02-01
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tim allen
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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5
Oct 2005*
The game seemed to come unglued after the break-out from the beaches was achieved. The system may well be broken when it comes to trying to handle large amounts of movement.
2005-10-05*
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David G. Cox Esq.
Australia
Port Macquarie
NSW
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Sep 2009*
not worth the effort - too fiddly and requires an honest opponent.
2005-08-04*
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Bob Soule
United States
Denver
Colorado
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2 copies
2003-10-19*
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Mark Gray
United States
Glenwood Springs
Colorado
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30
2011-05-17
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Barry Kendall
United States
Lebanon
Pennsylvania
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Excellent concept. Tense. WHERE IS HIS MAIN EFFORT?!
2005-02-28*
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Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
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Land double blind game. Just saw a copy of double blind The Normandy Campaign which was bid from the eBay. The components still look very nice and intact. GDW produced games when I was too young and didn't have the money to buy any game for myself. So I missed most of them. But did the double blind concept to wargaming really work for a land campaign game? I don't find any problem with he sea games but for the land, it appears that the experiment didn't work out by either GDW or 3W.
2005-04-23*
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Edward
United States
Highwood
Illinois
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Amazingly, I found a mint condition, shrinkwrapped copy of this in my FLGS, 22 years after it was first published.
2005-05-09*
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Jeff Waldon

Charleston
South Carolina
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2008-06-19*
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Manuel Millan
Spain
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Unpunched (Diseños Orbitales)
2006-10-14*
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Norm Tardi
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Condition: Opened, unpunched, never played. Looks like new.

Version: English, GDW 1983.

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2011-08-28
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David Knepper
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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Acquired August 2009.
2009-08-18
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Fred Førde
Norway
Oslo
Oslo
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Double blind. We could not figure out how the allies could win this one until John Astell set us straight. Thanks John. Its a fun nervewracking game of bluff and pummeling air. And never ending attrition.
2009-10-07
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Pete Gelman
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Looks good.
2009-08-18
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David sanz san jose
Spain
Laguna de Duero
Valladolid
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Wargame 2. Operacional. En castellano.
2010-05-19
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R Thor Wagner
Canada
Scarborough
Ontario
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unpunched
2010-02-15
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arguimbau stephane
France
ales
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2010-12-28
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James Kayer
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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2011-05-12
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John Ellerbe
United States
Port Royal
South Carolina
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768- the double-blind system, utilizing separate maps & hidden unit placement, gives the phrase "the fog of war" a real meaning!
2012-12-16
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Tom Veal
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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World War II > Western Front (Late) > Normandy Campaign
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2011-12-29
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UBC Wargamers
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Cabinet 3.
2012-01-25
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Marten Tjaart Raadsveld
Netherlands
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Never got the chance to play this, but it looks promising
2013-03-15
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Eric Benson
United States
Shelton
Washington
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The game is complete, unpunched and in like new inside the box. The box itself is in pretty good shape...very minimal shelf wear and minor dishing of the lid. Traded away with three other games for Stuggle of Empires and a Dungeoneer deck.
2013-09-30
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Dan Abraham

Gilbert
Arizona
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GMT Games
2013-09-27
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