- Mar 17, 2010
- Reaction score
Just got Death Valley - Battles for the Shenandoah Valley by GMT games. It uses the GBACW design rules. Saw Richard Berg's name and knew it was going to be good. The box is medium size but definitely weighty. That is due to the 7 counter sheets. You get a lot of good quality material.........I am impressed !.......The kicker is that you get 3 full size maps aka Terrible Swift Sword , but also 2 smaller ones ......Hold onto your potatoes ! The maps are printed on both sides , so you get an extra 3 large sized maps and 2 smaller ones for double the play area............... Niiiice !....the maps are great and really functional.
I have read some reviews and it is a top notch game. I love it when people whinge about the complexity - because I then know that it is the right game for me. Nicely set out rule books and Battle scenarios.
You can keep track of ammunition expenditure and fatigue levels - so this is a big improvement over the original Berg games. Counters are easy to pop out and good sound card stock. They do not mention the counter number but it isat least 1600 and probably over 1800.
I have read that Jackson's 1862 valley campaign is a masterclass in strategy - and with the 1864 campaign also included - you have a deep and involving experience in the Art and conduct of war. Jackson was outnumbered and at one point faced 3 Yankee armies and won..............Yee Haaah !
I am very happy with this purchase........meaty goodness for your bucks..........Rating 9/10.
I of 7 counter sheets...........