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Postby big-gazza » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:25 pm

Hi,
sorry if there is a thread for this already but if there is I must have missed it.

So Mongoose is finally doing 28mm WWII rules.

What period will it cover?

Will you be doing your own figures?

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Postby DM » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:44 pm

So Mongoose is finally doing 28mm WWII rules.

What period will it cover?
Ther's a clue in that statement somewhere :)
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Postby big-gazza » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:57 pm

Hi,
the picture shows US troops during the D-day landings.

Will the rules only cover this or will it include Poland 1939, France 1940, Italian, North Africa, Invasion of Italy, Crete, Invasion Of Russia, Stalingrad, Kusrk, Burma, pacific islands, Norway.............

WWII is a big subject. Just looking for some details.

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Postby DM » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:46 am

My apologies, it was difficult to resist :)

I have a playtest copy and am sworn to secreecy, but what I can say is that whilst the playtest material is late war the system itself is perfectly adaptable to just about any WW2 setting (and probably a fair bit earlier and later too). Definitely scope for a LOT of spinoffs and supplements :)
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Postby big-gazza » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:07 pm

Hi,
to tell you the truth I'd probably done the same thing.

I'm a big WWII fan and the thought of this mixed with a mongoose game system is great. Looking forward to seeing them.

Gues I have an excuse now to post some of my 28mm WWII figures in the painting section.

Now all I need to know is if Mongoose are doing their own figures. I'm guessing at no for the same reasons as VAS. There are plenty of other manufaturers out there already.

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Postby MongooseMatt » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:46 pm

big-gazza wrote: Now all I need to know is if Mongoose are doing their own figures. I'm guessing at no for the same reasons as VAS. There are plenty of other manufaturers out there already.
No, and correct :)
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Postby Aussie-Richard » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:17 am

Excellent... so my individually based plastic 20mm dudes will be just fine! I assume that this is the BFEvo variant?
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Postby Old Bear » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:19 pm

The first book will have all the rules plus army lists for 1944-45 forces.
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Postby DM » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:33 pm

all the rules
Including rules for jungle warfare or fighting in snow? My two areas of interest in Ww2 right now are Russo Finnish and Burma :)
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Postby Old Bear » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:08 pm

When I said 1944 I should have added it's the European theatre, so no jungle stuff yet I'm afraid.
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Postby Pietia » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:09 pm

Mongoose Old Bear wrote:When I said 1944 I should have added it's the European theatre, so no jungle stuff yet I'm afraid.
So... the most boring and commonly done theatre and period...
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Postby Old Bear » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:13 pm

It's become that for a very good reason...
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Postby Greg Smith » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:30 pm

I'd never thought of D-Day as boring... :)
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Postby DM » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:50 pm

It would be so nice to get a set of WW2 rules that didn't need you to buy a supplement or something before you could play away from the Eastern and Western Front :)
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Postby Old Bear » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:41 am

Books like that done properly would be too large to print at a competitive rate. Army lists take up a lot of space if done well, and I'm doing this well.
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Postby big-gazza » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:04 am

Mongoose Old Bear wrote:Books like that done properly would be too large to print at a competitive rate. Army lists take up a lot of space if done well, and I'm doing this well.
Hi,
good to hear. Will we see some other lists in S&P?

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Postby Old Bear » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:15 am

There will be plenty in S&P, you can rest assured, and as long as I can convince Matthew, supplements as well.
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Postby big-gazza » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:30 pm

HI,
great. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Postby DM » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:35 pm

Books like that done properly would be too large to print at a competitive rate.
Funny, they used to be able to do that in the 1970s and 1980s :) I fully accept that army lists are probably going to be delivered via supplements (it seems to be the industry standard these days) but I don't see a need (other than pure commerciality) not to make the rules themselves comprehensive in their coverage.
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Postby hegemon » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:41 pm

I'm really looking forward for this, as most ww2 i've seen seem to over complicate things, if mongoose tries there hand i'm sure it will be a goodun.

i'm so looking forward to may now, just wish you could get it out sooner.

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