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Subject: "Keep Up the Fire!" and ... Operation Market-Garden rss

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Alternate subject heading: Further proof I have too much time on my hands

In a brief survey of 1900 Boxer Rebellion games, I came across the highly acclaimed "Keep Up the Fire!" from Victory Point Games. It is a solitaire game, simple in complexity, and colorful enough to offer a feeling of what was once an exotic locale for Westerners. Despite the first rating of ten being that of the designer [!], I take the group of comments found on BGG at face value and see that this kind of abstract approach to a siege and the desperate struggle for a relief force's arrival is popular, fun, and worthwhile.

So ... it strikes me that this set of circumstances is vaguely similar to the battle of Market-Garden (in that the sets of paratroopers are "besieged" while the armored forces try hard to reach them--and the bridges--before all is lost.)

My question--if I have one--is this: Would there be value to a simple but historically accurate depiction of Market-Garden along the lines of "Keep Up the Fire!"? (Perhaps its value would be only as a teaching tool, though one that could be fun.) Or does Market-Game have to be the complex aand heavy beast that we see simulated elsewhere?
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A Bridge Too Far: Arnhem
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Dieroll Honker wrote:


Where was I when this was passed out?!
 
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There are also these from Victory Point Games:
Paul Koenig's Market Garden: Arnhem Bridge

Paul Koenig's Market-Garden: Eindhoven Bridge

Paul Koenig's Market Garden: Nijmegen Bridge
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Kluvon wrote:
Dieroll Honker wrote:


Where was I when this was passed out?!


Either at the market, or in the garden.
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Paul Koenig's games are terrible at best.
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The "Boxer Rebellion" designer rated his own game a "10"?! To me that's gauche!
 
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Barry Kendall wrote:
The "Boxer Rebellion" designer rated his own game a "10"?! To me that's gauche!


It's certainly not right!
 
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