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It Really is Christmas! (Thank you GMT )
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So recently GMT ran their fall Sale where you get a discount if you received one of their P500 games in the proceeding year.

The 50% off was massive but I looked at my finances and decided I would have to forego a purchase. (I haven't had work for months now) Then I noticed they were also offering their Tough economy special Which is amazing. They give out 2 free games and ship them to you if you lost employment this year.

So I emailed Tony @ GMT and asked about the special and was assured I was eligible.

Here's what happened next.


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1. Board Game: PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-43 [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:2762]
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I Spoke to Tony and said I had interest in Two games. Case Yellow because I was a Ted Raicer fan, and PQ 17 as one of my best mate's Dad was a lookout on a British Destroyer on multiple Murmansk runs. It seems the young man had run away from home and managed to convince the Royal Navy he was well in excess of his 14 years of age. I remember him telling me that the air was so cold and moist on those trips that you could shave your whiskers just by peeling the ice that formed on your face!

So this game interested me almost more for the historic theme than any other reason.
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2. Board Game: Crown of Roses [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:3310]
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Surprisingly when the package arrived. Here was this big boy. A Brand new just released 4 player block game. At $70 this was a present in itself!!

I emailed Tony and inquired had he felt generous and included this game instead? He said No! It was a simple packing error and they would fix it forthwith.

I absolutely said NO WAY That would not be kosher good sir. I mean who would complain about a free game?



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3. Board Game: Case Yellow, 1940: The German Blitzkrieg in the West [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:3371]
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So fast forward a couple of weeks and lo!

A parcel is upon the doorstep from GMT

With prescience I know what I will find, and sure enough ensconced within is Case Yellow in all it's holiday glory.

Thank you Tony, Thank you GMT. I am amazed at your generosity.



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4. Board Game: Operation Shoestring: The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942 [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6424]
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Good luck Troy on finding employment! I once was put out of work in the middle nineties, and for a brief time lost track of GMT. But fortunately, after maybe three years, I got back in touch with them. GMT is truly a great company, and I am happy to say I have been a satisfied customer of theirs since 1990, and very actively support their P-500 program. There is no better game publisher out there.

In tribute to GMT, here is a list of GMT games of which I am a proud owner:


Year Title
9001 Silver Bayonet - The First Team in Vietnam, 1965
9002 Air Bridge to Victory - Operation Market Garden, 1944
9003 Operation Shoestring - The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942
9101 Hornet Leader
9102 1863
9103 The Great Battles of Alexander: The Macedonian Art of War
9105 Crisis: Korea 1995
9103M92 The Battle of the Hydaspes: Alexander the Great vs Porus; India, 326 B.C.
9201 SPQR - The Art of War in the Roman Republic
9201M92 War Elephant - The Battles of the Diadochi
9201M92 Consul for Rome
9202 Operation Mercury
9204 Down in Flames - The Rise of the Luftwaffe
9201M93 Pyrrhic Victory
9302 Lion of the North - The Dawn of Modern Warfare 1631 - 1632
9305 1940: Victory in the West
9201M94 Africanus
9401 Caesar - The Civil Wars
9403 The Battles of Waterloo
9406 Britain Stands Alone
9407 Lost Victory - Manstein at Kharkov
9401M95 Dictator
9501 The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition
9501M95 Alexander Deluxe Module: Diadochoi - Battles of the Successors of Alexander the Great
9503 Crisis: Sinai 1973
9504 Typhoon! - The Drive on Moskow, 1941
9505 The Three Days of Gettysburg
9507 Invasion: Norway
9508 Glory - The Battles of 1st Manassas, 2nd Manassas, & Chickamauga
9601 Samurai - Warfare in 16th Century Japan
9201M98 Jugurtha
9501M98 Alexander Deluxe Module: Phalanx - Late Successors Battles
9801 Battles of the American Revolution Vol I - Saratoga
9803 Caesar - Conquest of Gaul
9401M99 Veni, Vidi, Vici
9901 War Galley - Naval Warfare in the Ancient World
9901M99 Salamis
9906 Cataphract - The Reconquest of the Roman Empire
9906-1 Campaign Game - Justinian; Reconquest of Rome
9803M00 Caratacus - The Roman Conquest of Britain
0008 Risorgimento 1859
0010 Kasserine - Rommel's Battle for Tunisia, 1943
0011 For the People
0104 Wilderness War
0105 Red Badge of Courage - Battles of Bull Run
0110 Battles of the 30 Years War - This Accursed Civil War
0112 Caesar in Alexandria
0113 Prussia's Glory
9906M02 Attila - Scourge of Rome
0204 Battles of the American Revolution Vol III - Guilford Courthouse
9501M03 Alexander Deluxe Module: Tyrant - Battles of Carthage vs Syracuse
0301 The Ancient World - Rise of the Roman Republic
0302 Battles of the 30 Years War - Sweden Fights On
0306 Gringo! - The Mexican War
0307 Europe Engulfed
0402 Downtown - Airwar Over Hanoi
0404 Devil's Horsemen - The Mongol War Machine
0408 The Siege of Alesia
0501 Empire of the Sun
0502 Men of Iron
0504 Battles of the 30 Years War - Under the Lily Banners
0505 The Ancient World - The First Punic War
0506 Flying Colors - Fleet Actions in the Age of Sail
0508 Battles of the American Revolution Vol IV - Savannah
0509 C&C Ancients - Rome vs Carthage
0510 Twilight Struggle
0511 The Burning Blue - The Battle of Britain
0601 Pax Romana
0603 Battles of the 30 Years War - Gustav Adolf the Great
0604 The Conquerors - Alexander the Great
0605 Clash of Giants II
0606 C&C Ancients Expansion #1 - Greece vs Eastern Kingdoms
0607 Prussia's Glory II
0609 Combat Commander - Europe
9803M07 Gergovia
0702 Battles of the American Revolution Vol V - Monmouth
0703 Ran - Warfare in 16th and 17th Century Japan
0704 Glory III
0706 Asia Engulfed
0707 Conquest of Paradise
0709 Combat Commander - Mediterranean
0712 FAB - The Bulge
0713 C&C Ancients Expansion #2 - Rome vs the Barbarians
0714 C&C Ancients Expansion #3 - Roman Civil Wars
9201M08 Barbarian
0801 Manoeuvre
0803 Blackbeard - The Golden Age of Piracy
0806 Clash of Monarchs
0807 Chandragupta - Great Battles of the Mauryan Empire
0808 Successors - The Battles for Alexander's Empire
0811 Combat Commander - Pacific
0815 The Halls of Montezuma
0816 Fields of Fire
0506M09 Flying Colors Expansion - Ship of the Line
0903 1805 - Sea of Glory
0904 PQ-17
0906 The Kaiser's Pirates
0908 Elusive Victory - The Air War Over the Suez Canal
0909 C&C Ancients Expansion #4 - Imperial Rome
0910 C&C Ancients Expansion #5 - Epic Ancients II
0911 Hellenes - Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War
1001 Battles of the 30 Years War - Nothing Gained But Glory
1002 Washington's War
1003 Serpents of the Seas
1004 Chariots of Fire - Warfare in the Bronze Age
1009 Battles of the American Revolution Vol VI - Pensacola
1010 Battles of the American Revolution Vol VII - Germantown
1012 Labyrinth
1014 C&C Napoleonics
1102 Case Yellow
1104 No Retreat!
1108 Space Empires
1109 Nightfighter
1112 FAB - Sicily
1113 Combat Commander - Resistance
1114 C&C Napoleonics - Spanish Army
1115 C&C Ancients - The Spartan Army
1116 Urban Sprawl
1201 Virgin Queen
1204 Bomber Command
1205 Red Winter
1210 Bloody April: Air Warfare Over Arras France, 1917
1213 SE: Close Encounters
1216 Mr. Madison's War: The Incredible War of 1812

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