Republic to Empire is now off to the printers with the proofs (I hope) arriving with Clarence within the next seven days. Then, it'll be a 'go' if they are ok.
I have a wadge of new stuff to launch including 25 different counter sets for R2E for Austrians,British,French,Prussians & Russians. The design and production work is already complete for these and they will be launched at the same time as the book. A few people have already seen them at Partizan, Falkirk, Claymore and SKELP this years and the reaction has been hugely positive.
So, that's done... CH and BH are kind of sitting on our hands at the moment wondering what to do next. We have a variety of Options some of which are as follows:
1. Scenarios book for Republic to Empire
done in the same style as the rules.
2. Victory without Quarter
: Clarence's ECW rules with the addition of a new TYW section. Produced in the WordTwister style of BLB and R2E.
3. Beneath the Lily Banners
adapted for the SYW as requested by several gamers
4. Beneath the Lily Banners Revised edition
. Including crossover mechanisms from Republic to Empire. The first production run of BLB is down to the last 15 copies and I will not reprint in the current format. The only way BLB will get reprinted is if I add significant value for people who might buy it. That means, new photos, new scenarios, incorporation of ALL amendments which are currently discussed on this forum and elsewhere.
5. Beneath the Lily Banners
Scenarios book. Covering the period 1670 - 1720.
6. Terrain and Modelling guide
by CH & BH on 'how we do it'.. including terrain, painting, flags ,basing, conversions etc
As we sit here contemplating our navels your views would be particularly useful. Please look at our little Poll here and give us your votes. It will make a difference. Tell some of your friends too as the more of a fix on what wargamers want we can get the more likely we are to produce something that suits you!
Barry & Clarence