Saturday, 18 February 2012

My 3rd Edition Arrived

Just a quick note to say I don't expect to get much painting or gaming done this weekend. My copy of the 3rd Edition Flames of War rules arrived in the post on Thursday (while I was away on company business... Typical!) and I'll be reading it over the next few days.

This little paperback is a hefty tome in its own right being almost double the thickness of the 2nd Edition paperback rules. My first impressions are good. I like the simple look and easy layout of the book, and a quick scan of the diagrams/illustrations inside reassures me that the rules will be explained much better than in 2nd Edition. For me this is a vital element as I'll be training my Brother-in-Law Ray to play the new rules. As a complete n00b with no background in wargaming at all, I consider him the ultimate test of the new rulebook, which claims to be easier to read and understand.

Right, that's enough Blogging, I'm off to my Bunker to read the rules.

7 comments:

  1. Is the free booklet or the large one?

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    1. This is the free mini rulebook. Its a full set of rules laid out identical to the hardcover rulebook, just A5 sized for easy handling. I think the hardcover book is our sometime in March.

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  2. Im expecting mine soon too, looking forward to it

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  3. That's cool. I hope the new edition rules work well for teaching your brother-in-law. I hope he enjoys wargaming.

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    1. We have played a couple of games with 2nd edition but other than that he's completely new to wargaming. I'm not great when it comes to reading rule-books (too easily distracted!) but this version is supposedly less wordy and more diagrammatic.

      I've read through the intro and its looking clear so far.

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  4. Mine should be here in a couple days.

    ColKG

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