Wargame Thoughts and Commentary

The Game's Afoot!

I have posted several changes to the website this morning. Both the “What’s in the Rulebook?” and the “Pricing and Availability” page have a number of new bits of information. The summary version of most of this is that Zouave will ship to the printer this afternoon, and that pre-orders will be possible starting April 15th, 2010. The price has been set at $29.95 for a great set of rules, but any pre-orders after the 15th and prior to May 1st will get a $5.00 discount.

The Austro-Prussian 1866 addenda will be posted as a free PDF on the Repique Rules forum on May 1st, 2010. I plan to follow with free addenda also posted to the forum for the Crimea, 1859, and 1864 S-H war. This will be done at irregular intervals over the next year. I am also very open to any of you, after you get familiar with the rules, posting your version of such rule extensions.

I’m looking at three new ideas after Zouave is firmly launched - a set of WWI air rules incorporating a campaign for ultimate victory conditions; a campaign rule set for Zouave utilizing some new approaches that integrate closely with the Grand tactical rules, and, finally, a project that I’m Calling “Graustark and Ruritania” which will be very off-beat and based on late 19th century fiction. It will also integrate with the Repique: Zouave system.

My personal goals will be to vastly expand my ACW and Maximilian Armies over the coming summer. This will be a busy year! I hope all of you “Earlies” will join me on this little voyage! Thank you for your attention to this point.

Best,

Bob Jones
Denver April 1, 2010

(No-this is not an April Fool’s!)