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« Reply #15 on: 27 March 2017, 09:03:49 AM »

How about rules and starter force for 60 squids?  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: 27 March 2017, 10:07:21 AM »

So when? My wallet is ready. Waiting

Please release the rules fast because its spring and my garden expenses can rapidly consume my budget  (with a little help from my spouse)  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: 27 March 2017, 03:00:32 PM »

How about rules and starter force for 60 squids?  Wink

We'll have a show offer in place hopefully, but we've not worked up the packaged armies just yet so I'm not sure on the pricing levels.  That offer wouldn't be on the website though unfortnuately, as it would mix VAT and non-VAT items and wouldn't work with the website coding. 

So when? My wallet is ready. Waiting

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... planned release at the Salute show on 22nd April.
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« Reply #18 on: 27 March 2017, 09:37:50 PM »

I was thinking about the 25 mark, maybe with a pre-order deal for the launch.

25 is 28.9 (today), that would be ok for me ( ie. ~ 30.00 with postage etc. )

Now : WHEN ?
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« Reply #19 on: 27 March 2017, 11:43:23 PM »

Now : WHEN ?

...so everything is on course for our planned release at the Salute show on 22nd April.

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« Reply #20 on: 28 March 2017, 01:39:08 AM »

Great news, you can put me down for a pre order.
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« Reply #21 on: 28 March 2017, 09:14:40 AM »

i might be interested too, if someone knows the two systems, what are the differences between BKCIII and Spearhead?
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« Reply #22 on: 28 March 2017, 09:41:47 AM »

Very different - BKC uses a Warmaster-ish command system - each group of bases (one tank model/4-5 infantry figures on a base is one platoon) is under a HQ stand which has a Command Value. Roll under the CV, get an action (usually move or fire). Keep going till you fail, or switch the HQ to commanding a different group. Each base can take a certain number of hits and can also be suppressed; hits come off at the end of the turn (so you have to stack up enough fire to drop a stand in one turn) but suppression's only come off at the end of your turn.

It's a buckets of d6 for fire - each base rolls X number of dice against armoured, Y number against soft targets depending on weapon (eg early British Cruisers might be 3 dice versus hard targets, only 1 dice versus soft - no HE ammo, low amount of MGs etc), the target then rolls any saves, and the remainder is knocked off their hits for the turn and when their hits reach zero they go. The more hits you get, the more chance of suppression as well.

It's a "lower level" more grainy system than Spearhead, and the awkwardness and friction of plan versus reality versus enemy is generated from the command rolls instead of via a fixed plan - better armies have higher CV's and more flexible commanders, so will likely get more orders out and therefore their troops do more, as well as being able to "chop and change" which HQ is ordering what more easily (if at all).

TBH the friction it generates through the command system is likely as effective a way of representing the chaos & confusion inherent in combat as any, but it's not always to everyone's cup of meat Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: 28 March 2017, 10:00:19 AM »

Sounds very interesting thanks! I suppose I will wait for Ronan to try out the rules next winter. I was thinking about playing SL/ASL with miniatures and already have a lot of platoons for chain of command, plus I often play Tide of Iron. So it's a lot of WW2 rules but not at this level of command.
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« Reply #24 on: 28 March 2017, 04:29:57 PM »

Marvellous! The worst thing I ever did was flog my previous Commander sets
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« Reply #25 on: 28 March 2017, 05:56:30 PM »

(...) So it's a lot of WW2 rules (...)

We can't have enough rules  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: 28 March 2017, 11:19:10 PM »

cant wait to start using these and would be great to play a few games, work depending Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: 29 March 2017, 10:21:18 PM »

Will you have a distributor on this half of the planet, or will us ANZACs need to order direct form Pendraken HQ?
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« Reply #28 on: 30 March 2017, 02:36:56 PM »

Will you have a distributor on this half of the planet, or will us ANZACs need to order direct form Pendraken HQ?

At the moment it's likely to be ordering directly.  We've had enquiries from Aus/NZ over the years but the shipping costs have always been too expensive to make it worthwhile for stockists.
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« Reply #29 on: 30 March 2017, 02:45:03 PM »

Global domination takes time eh?   Wink
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