The current short list;
- Dinosaur Island
- Endeavor Age of Sail
- Into the Black: Boarding Party
- Dead of Winter
They don’t all get customized bits, but that’s partly because they already come with them!
As mentioned in another thread, we’ve started to do a revamp of the ol’ Battle of France 1940, designed by Sean-Michael Inc and previously sold by Field Marshal Games!
It’s only been a day but things are coming along nicely;
Rulebook has been re-written with a lot of clean up and corrections
Combat Cards have been re-designed and fit to a standard poker size card
Next up we’ll work on the map and then start getting things looking pretty.
I’ve got some questions for those of you who may be interested in the game however;
What format would you prefer to see the game published in;
a) Print and Play (aka - Do it yourself, print all the files and assemble) for a nominal fee
b) Fully manufactured production (including box and all components needed to play)
c) Partially manufactured (and therefore cheaper) production (rules, cards, map, some tokens, NO Box, NO minis)
d) Some combination of these options being available
What price point would be fair for each of the above, in your estimation?
Obviously a fully manufactured solution, with minis, would be a HUGE production and cost more than the other options, but would be way cooler, but we realize that most of you have minis coming out the wazoo already so that may not be appealing to many of you (or it may, who knows?)!
Anyway, thanks for any feedback and I’ll keep everyone posted on progress.
I Will Never Grow Up Games
I have a copy of the map. I bought the game. I am not sure how to scan it though. Kinko’s?
I could probably take a picture of it but we drew all over it with markers because some of the borders were hard to see.
Yeah, the map was not the best and we’ll definitely do an update of it. I’ve got a screen grab of it here (just no physical copy) so it’ll be easy enough to work with.
Ok, so we’ll do a Battle of France 1940 Redux with new art (map included) and update the rules. I’ll be sure to keep everyone informed of the progress!
From what I can gather it’s no longer available.
We took over all sales of products that FMG was producing or selling and when we tried to contact the designer of BoF1940 to try to get more or work out a publishing deal we hit a brick wall. No sources of contact have been answered and I’ve found no way to get a hold of him otherwise.
I DO have a copy of the rules and cards (but not the map) so may be able to work out a revised version of the game over the next while but no guarantees (it is something I’ve been looking at possibly doing for a while now).
I just wanted to make a quick note that our stock of Field Marshal Games’ Italian Units (Sets) are officially out of stock!
Unfortunately this was the last of the stock ever made and will not be available again in their former glory. We are hoping to create a new set ourselves but that may be some time in the future still as it’s a pretty big process, all things considered.
Until then we still have individual pieces left from the sets that were broken up, and we happily recommend any of HBG’s units to use in your games.
I Will Never Grow Up Games
Thanks to both of you. Another question, is it worth buying the proprietary thinners/retarders/flow aids or does distilled work the same, better, worse?
Distilled or tap water will reduce the pigmentation of your paint, which in such small scale (and if you use only a little to just thin it a bit … not too much, and always on a palette, not in the bottle) is not a big deal.
If using water, definitely go easy on it. Never more than 50/50, but I wouldn’t even go that thin personally. I’d go more with something like 80/20 (Paint/Water).
I REALLY like using Acrylic Matte Medium. It’s a thinner but it maintains the pigmentation of your paint, and it adds a matte finish to it at the same time. YOu can also get Gloss medium if you like the gloss look, but in either case I personally use a Matte varnish on top of all my minis anyway, so matte medium works for me. (Techincal: Acrylic Medium is an Acrylic Polymer Emulsion that is used as the binding agent for acrylic paints, just without any color pigmentation added).
Another decent tip is to make sure each successive coat is just a little THICKER than the previous coat (so you’re starting with very thin and working your way up to that 80/20 mix) and you’ll likely at this scale only want to do a max of 3 coats for your base colors and 1-2 for details and line work.
Thinning your paints will allow you to make multiple very thin coats (with sufficient drying time between coats) instead of 1 or 2 quick thick coats. What this does is provides a smoother, more detailed paint job instead of the typical globs of paint that thick paints will provide on small surfaces.
Definitely thin them. Regular water works fine for acrylics. Distilled water is preferred (no contaminants).
Regarding enamel, people have used them to good effect, but I personally hate them. I find enamels too difficult to work with, take too long to dry compared to acrylics and they smell bad.