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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Sat, 12 August 2006 15:39
ColtsFan76 wrote on Sat, 12 August 2006 15:15

Though I would love DOW to pick the game up, I doubt this is what they are working on.


I would NOT like DoW to pick up Battle Cry. While I would love to see the game back in print, I much prefer to have companies competing to make the best game - rather than having one company struggling to find time enough to all their games justice.

And there are plenty of stuff DoW still needs to do with MM'44.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Sat, 12 August 2006 16:48
If you make the game cover the French and Indian wars as well, which is part of the first truly global war then you are not limited at all. To me that is why the ARW period is so attractive it has room for many expansions as the weapons and tactics were very similar in both wars and you would not need different rule sets.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 15 August 2006 21:48
I would pre-order. I love the game system and I don't have any games on the American Revelotionary War. And I'm definitely interested in a game based on that war and I love this game system ... a great match in my opinion.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 15 August 2006 23:34
Sniper wrote on Sat, 12 August 2006 09:48

If you make the game cover the French and Indian wars as well, which is part of the first truly global war then you are not limited at all. To me that is why the ARW period is so attractive it has room for many expansions as the weapons and tactics were very similar in both wars and you would not need different rule sets.

I think that would be ideal. A game does not have to cover a specific war as much as a an era of warfare. 1812 could be covered under a Napoleonic game system, Mexican-American War under the Civil War most likely. Some sort of modern one could probably cover Vietnam as well as Desert Storm.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 16 August 2006 01:37
Right, M'44 could easily cover the Spanish Civil through the Korean war.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Thu, 24 August 2006 19:12
Count me in for AWI, Napoleonics and Fantasy.

I'm not really that into WWII, but I love the system, the minis are great and the game is fun. I bought all the expansions just so I have them (have yet to take the Pacific stuff out of the box) and to support DOW so they might consider other genres!

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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 01 September 2006 04:20
Potential Pre-orders: 60 Very Happy
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 12 September 2006 03:30
60 going once, 60 going twice.......?
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 12 September 2006 14:40
Guys,

Just started playing M'44 and our gaming group is addicted. Too bad we turned our nose up at Battle Cry when it came out.
We are trying to find an old copy of it for play.
A Rev'y War-game would be very well received. We are re-enactors who portray redcoats on a regular basis and have dreamed of a quick and simple game like M'44 for the period. We currently have at least one game a year in 15mm using the Gun's of Liberty rules which are very good for open table games, so a board game on this period would be of high interest. French and Indian War scenarios could be added as well. The possibilities are endless.
Looking forward to the game and yes, I would definately pre-order a game.
-Thanks,
Doug Woodall
7th Regt, Royal Fusiliers.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 13 September 2006 05:04
Hi DWoodall
I have brand new, still in the shrink copies of Battle Cry. Of course I would, I designed the game and held onto a few copies knowing that somepoint in time friends would like to get a copy.

The game sells for $45 plus about $13 for shipping, total $58.
I also will include the Jackson Campaign booklet (3 additional scenarios).

Let me know if you would like a copy or two ;o)

Richard Borg

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DWoodall wrote on Tue, 12 September 2006 08:40

Guys,

Just started playing M'44 and our gaming group is addicted. Too bad we turned our nose up at Battle Cry when it came out.
We are trying to find an old copy of it for play.
A Rev'y War-game would be very well received. We are re-enactors who portray redcoats on a regular basis and have dreamed of a quick and simple game like M'44 for the period. We currently have at least one game a year in 15mm using the Gun's of Liberty rules which are very good for open table games, so a board game on this period would be of high interest. French and Indian War scenarios could be added as well. The possibilities are endless.
Looking forward to the game and yes, I would definately pre-order a game.
-Thanks,
Doug Woodall
7th Regt, Royal Fusiliers.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 13 September 2006 17:41
"Doug Woodall
7th Regt, Royal Fusiliers."

Doug Woodall, formerly of the 48th NY from Jacksonville Fla? If so, small world.

Kevin Kearney
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Thu, 14 September 2006 04:53
The number of views and posts to this thread is very encouraging.
Thanks for all the interest. We will see what we can do to make this happen.

Until then please enjoy WWII?
Richard Borg
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 15 September 2006 13:40
Mr. Borg,

How can I contact you to get a copy of battlecry. I have searching all over for it. Thanks!
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 15 September 2006 14:14
Send him a Private Message.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 26 September 2006 06:49
61 going once, going twice....?
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 25 October 2006 22:13
61 looks like the final. I hope DoW has plans to pick this up, and you fine folks at DoW remember that the American Revolutionary War tactics and weapons were the same that were used in the French and Indian War (Our Theater of the Seven years war), a small part of the first real world war. That gives many options for expanding the system, French Units, etc....

Game On!
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 25 October 2006 23:08
I would preorder, and I would preorder 2 copies if it covered the European Napoleonic battlefields
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Thu, 26 October 2006 17:55
Count me in for the revolutionary war version. I already have BattleCry, Memoir'44 (and all expansions), C&C Ancients (expansions preordered), and I've preordered BattleLore. This is a great system and I'll try anything that uses it.

I believe I'm #63.

Geoff
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Thu, 26 October 2006 19:45
If it's done to the same visual standards as M44, absolutely. As a block game, well, $45 + shipping is a bit more than I can justify there.

After all, my 7yo loves M44, and redcoats would just look awesome.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 27 October 2006 06:54
With blocks or with figures it wouldn't bother me,all i really want is the rules and cards and that way you can buy what ever figures you want for it be they napoleonic or am rev or both.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 27 October 2006 10:51
Hi,


I am busy with 44 and will be getting BL.
I would be interested once I have got the BL stuff being produced next year.

It would also have to use figures and not blocks.


Rich.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 27 October 2006 12:52
Actually, if I could fight Leipzig a really big battle , I might pre order 3 copies.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Mon, 30 October 2006 14:33
Twisted Evil I have been watching this forum with some interest for some time. Oh h*ll yeah I'd buy a couple of sets of revy war and in my wildest dreams can only imagin how BEAUTIFUL a DOW edition of Battlecry would look like. ponder this, an "America's wars" game, big box, lots a little men, revy war, 1812, mexican war, civil war. This thing would be HUGE. and yes, I would buy it (probably two of 'em). I'd pay over 100$ for this product. Shocked !!!!!!!!! I ''m collecting all the other DOW games, why stop now?........not sure if I am going to get involved w/ BL tho, I can use those fund$ to double my m'44 collection...................and the neww TTR titles. yes!
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 03 November 2006 08:20
I'D BUY 2 COPIES.

tONY
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 03 November 2006 15:26
Wooohooo.... nice run, we are up to 71 potential pre-orders.

Let's keep it rolling!

[Updated on: Fri, 03 November 2006 15:27]

      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 07 November 2006 14:08
Twisted Evil What about a combined Revy War/Civil war game? If R.Borg could ever get those money grubbing b*stards at Hasbeen-(hasbro) to allow us to enjoy a newer/nicer edition of battlecry.............."step away from the soapbox"
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Fri, 10 November 2006 20:35
I would definitely pre order it thats #72 Cool
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Sun, 12 November 2006 04:18
clay1644 wrote on Tue, 07 November 2006 07:08

Twisted Evil What about a combined Revy War/Civil war game? If R.Borg could ever get those money grubbing b*stards at Hasbeen-(hasbro) to allow us to enjoy a newer/nicer edition of battlecry.............."step away from the soapbox"


Need somebody.... Don't need 'Hasbeen',,,

The rule sets for C&C are unique to reflect the different feel of historical command and battle for each, the American Civil War, American War of Independence, Mexican American War, Fantasy, Napoleonics, Ancients and WWII (duh) have been developed.
Well, thats what 'I' know of....
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Mon, 13 November 2006 12:47
I would rather see the American Civil War or Napoleon War being done here!!!!

Footsoldiers, cavalry and canons!!! Surprised

[Updated on: Mon, 13 November 2006 12:48]

      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Mon, 13 November 2006 14:05
I have contacted Richard about this in the past and expressed my desire to see the Napoleonic game published. I even offered my services to help with its publishing, even just a rule book and cards. I also have figures patiently waiting to be used with this game (Eagle Games).

I guess the more we ask, the more likely it will happen.

As for a Samurai variant. The medieval rules from Battlelore should work perfectly for this one. I have a number of scenarios posted on a Samurai yahoo egroup. My set of figures to use with this one are from Milton Bradely(Shogun/Samurai Blades) and Zeveda (mounted).

Bill
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Mon, 13 November 2006 23:25
Potential Pre-Orders at 72. Very Happy

Slot Racer, we already have Battle Cry (which I love as well) for the Civil War so I doubt they will redo that.

      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 14 November 2006 19:55
Sniper wrote on Mon, 13 November 2006 16:25

Potential Pre-Orders at 72. Very Happy

Slot Racer, we already have Battle Cry (which I love as well) for the Civil War so I doubt they will redo that.



Richard is tying to get the rights bach from Hasbro on Battle Cry so that he can re-release it and get some expansions going.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Tue, 14 November 2006 20:13
I've already 'pre-ordered' so don't count me twice Smile but AWI/Napoleonic (and wars of the same period) combined should be entirely possible as a base game, would appeal to many, and would leave lots of scope for lots of expansions. I'd certainly buy that, but probably wouldn't buy both AWI and Napoleonic. I'd prefer Napoleonic - so much colour, so many battles.

It would be interesting to start a thread on who would pre-order Napoleonic...
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 15 November 2006 04:08
yangtze wrote on Tue, 14 November 2006 13:13

I've already 'pre-ordered' so don't count me twice Smile but AWI/Napoleonic (and wars of the same period) combined should be entirely possible as a base game, would appeal to many, and would leave lots of scope for lots of expansions. I'd certainly buy that, but probably wouldn't buy both AWI and Napoleonic. I'd prefer Napoleonic - so much colour, so many battles.

It would be interesting to start a thread on who would pre-order Napoleonic...

Now we are talking!
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 15 November 2006 08:55
Since the American War of Independence (1770-{1795 or 1817, depending upon definitions}) and the US Civil War (1861-1865), fall within the era of the Napoleonic wars (1799-1870), one early, and one late.

The AWI is ironically enough VERY Napoleonic British versus near guerilla Yanks, with mostly former-British-Officers in the officer corps. A couple special rules could handle the American Irregulars.

The USCW is, by most measures, still Napoleonic era in tactics and strategies. The major changes occur right after... cased rifles and carbines, and the rise of "Fire-from-the-saddle" cavalry... thanks to lever action and revolving rifles, the cavalry firearms ceased being close assault right about that time. The "Indian Wars" of the 1870's were different from napoleonics, but that's grounds for a very different kind of game...


      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 15 November 2006 10:47
Absolutely, hence my much earlier suggestion that AWI and Napoleonic could be expansions for Battle Cry.

But I think most gamers (including me) would rather have a separate box for Napoleonics. This would better support a new card deck, new dice, and the many expansions that would be possible with Napoleonics, one of which could be AWI, and another I would hope the Crimean War.

It would be great to see different nationalities having different characteristics (e.g. the British tended to fight in line to maximise firepower, whilst the French tended to fight in column to maximise the shock and momentum of close assault), which would make expansions for different nationalities very attractive. Maybe there'd have to be another poker chip for the Russians...?

I really like the fact that Battlelore incorporates Medieval. I don't feel uncomfortable having to buy seperate fantasy and medieval game boxes. Battle Cry came first, and given the subject matter and the size of the market in the US for such a game it's reasonable that it isn't diluted by other sub-periods. But I really hope Napoleonics/AWI/ etc. etc. comes as one game box, so we don't have to wait years for the sub-periods we all like and want to game.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 15 November 2006 19:43
Revolutionary War vs Napoleonics

These would not "fit" together in the same game, imho. The rules would have to be far too general to cover the very different tactics. Seven Years War and AmRev would work (although I don't know how you could market it...better to do 7Yrs War with AmRev expansion I think).

Of course, I would buy both (2 copies of each in fact) AmRev and Napoleonics.

Thomas
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Wed, 15 November 2006 19:50
Her is the voice from danmark count me in i love the battelsystem go go go Very Happy
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Sat, 25 November 2006 07:00
In a heartbeat. French Indian War has a lot of appeal as well, since the time period and terrain is similar. I'm not much for mixing eras, especially when the locations are so expansive. Vietnam-Desert Storm is probably a bad idea due to differences in battlefront, time period, location, and politics. Hardcore gamers may like it, but reliving the Vietnam war is going to be pretty difficult to sell as a family game. WW2 and ARW have a broader appeal because of what they stood for(in the US) and a time when values were different. Much easier to capture and provide positive propaganda(in the US) than the 'Nam.
      
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Re:Who would Pre-Order the American Revolutionary War? Sat, 25 November 2006 17:59
Very Happy Potential Pre-orders at 77! Very Happy
      
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