8 November 2014

Now on Sale - The Sands of Sudan




"Hold the square boys, the rules are on the way!"

Well it has finally happened and I do need to let you know that I am more than a little chuffed!

The rules, a project that I have been working on for quite some time and one which was inspired from my very early days of reading the articles from Peter Gilder and seeing the wonderful photographs of his fantastic desert battles in Wargames World and Illustrated.



The rules in all their full colour glory.


More dramas than a barrel of monkeys ...a deck of Random Events!
 So what do you get for your AUD40.00 (plus the postage)?

The rules are a gloss laminated cover plus 44 pages of rules with all the details you need to play the battles from the WHC brought together for the first time.  The rules contain organisation, basing, movement, fire and melee mechanics, troop roster sheets, campaign rosters and OOB from the Wargames Holiday Centre's olden days as well as some recommended books, sites and figure manufacturers in a range of scales.

These are designed in an oversize format and also contain six blank cards so that your own gaming group can tailor
events and circumstances to suit your own collections and gaming dispositions.

 
Laminated four page Quick Reference sheet slips into the centre of the rules and contains all you need for playing
the game with minimal reference to the rules - at least after a while!

HOW TO ORDER:

The rules are on sale at the moment for AUD40.00 plus AUD10.00 postage WORLDWIDE.

I have woefully under-estimated the postage costs (by 100% believe it or not) however the AUD10.00 postage rate will remain until the end of NOVEMBER 2014.

After that date it will need to increase to AUD16.00.  I am just so keen to get the rules out that a slight postage loss is just one of those things.  We wargamers would rather buy figures than pay silly prices for world postage.

Simply email me at carlopagano@bigpond.com

I will then send you a PayPal invoice and the rules will be shipped within two working days of receipt of payment.


This particular fellow is well out in front of the mob as he races to the post office to pick up his copy!!
Let me also thank the chaps who have already ordered rules from me.  Your faith, words of support and encouragement have been such a wonderful fillip for this old gamer.  Gents I have much pleasure in saying that your rules are in the mail as I type.

Thank you so much.



41 comments:

  1. Best of luck with it Carlo, hope your work pays off

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    1. Thanks Phil - nice to see it all in the flesh!!

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  2. Hi Carlo,

    Those look beautifully produced. I never got to play at the old WHC, but I remember the stunning looking Sudan games from the Wargames Holiday magazine. First time I can remember seeing 28mm figures in big elements, two ranks deep. I particularly recall the sailors in their straw boaters.

    A mate is basing a 10mm Sudan army at the moment, so I may even get to try the rules out!

    Best, Simon

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    1. Thanks Simon - they took my interest in those early days for exactly the same reason. I think I drooled over those pictures plus the wonderful big Napoleonic battles in those wonderful British wargaming mags. Look forward to seeing your games and your rules will be in the mail Monday mate!

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  3. I do remember playing these at WHC.. And am busy build a suitable Sudan force , I will will having these then!

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    1. Thanks a Dave - your comments, site etc. have been invaluable. Think you might find the sample game in the rules interesting :-)

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  4. Well Carlo, you've managed to smash another of my resolutions - email on the way. Saw the original Gilder figures and ead the articles and was sold ever since. However, I'd promised myself to shelve the project until you intervened ;O)

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    1. Thanks Gary-I am now hoping that their will be Sudan figures being dusted off the world over! Good luck on the project and very keen to see what figures you go with. Cheers.

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  5. Congratulations, Carlo! Many happy sales to you. =)

    I'm going to see about getting my Sudan collection over from England. No doubt an order will be heading your way after that.

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    1. Thanks AJ - "The Native Shepherd" will always be your card!

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  6. Fantastic to see Carlo and also another great one for the Australian Wargamer having a locally written and printed rule set. I can not wait to get my hands on a copy, grab a nice cup of tea plus maybe a sweet piece of cake whilst reading your rules.

    All the best

    Nathan

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    1. Thanks Nathan - it will go very well with a nice brew and some Madeira Cake I think followed by a lovely Tawny Port!! Hope you and the boys enjoy it mate! Cheers mate.

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  7. I have placed my order while sipping a Napoleon Brandy (OK a mug of instant coffee) in the Mess!

    All the best, Matt

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    1. Ahhh Matt...the smell of a wonderful International Roast wafting through the air!
      Luxury!!
      Perhaps crack that brandy when the rules arrive mate...would be most appropriate.

      Cheers

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  8. Well done. Work starting on the Zulu wars next week?
    Ged

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  9. Gerry you are very cheeky!! Funnily enough I had a mass of unpainted Zulus out of the box last weekend. Am going to need a heap more though. Will start work on the campaign rules and scenario booklet after Christmas.

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  10. Hi. These look great. I remember the piccies of Gilders in the mags but never got to play the game there. My friend and I run Legendary Wargames and offer customers the chance to play this as a day or weekend game in 28mm on a scale similar to the old WHC. Now with these rules we can offer them the full original experience. Will be ordering one or more sets. Well done for reviving them. And your own piccies look great too. Cheers.

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    1. Thanks WB - love your write ups on Sudan and Pony Wars games which I printed off the other day for a mate. Great read! Hope these help in even a small way with your already excellent games mate. Cheers

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  11. Hi Carlo, just a quick note to confirm safe arrival of rules in the UK today, so that's my weekend reading sorted out! Excellent looking set of rules with high production values, thank you very much.

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    1. Sensational -?great to hear they are safe and sound and ready for a thorough flick through after the Rugby!

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  12. Hi Carlo
    Rules arrived in the UK yesterday.
    Now ready to run some games.

    Cheers

    John

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    1. Excellent - make sure you send through some pictures!

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  13. Great news mate and well done, I will be picking up my copy from Nathan when he gets back from Manus Is.

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    1. Thanks Scotty. Should be waiting for you mate. Great chance to get that vast collection of yours out again!

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  14. Carlo, Rules arrived safe and sound. They are a credit to you. Thanks again for putting them together.

    Cheers
    Mark

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    1. Thanks Mark - look forward to seeing you muster your forces!

      Cheers

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  15. Rules received here in blighty, Carlo, many thanks for the quick dispatch, but also for the mention of the blog in the rules... almost fell off my chair! :o)

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    1. Hi Steve - my absolute pleasure mate. Great blogs deserve some credit at every opportunity.

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  16. hi all great figures and pics in the rule book breath of fresh air regards Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve - always loved good reviews buddy!

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  17. Hi all is there a question and answer page about the rules ie people sharing there knowledge of the rules and explanations regards Steve

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Apologies for delays in replying as I have have been bn Canberra at Cancon. There is a FAQS post however you can also always email me at carlopagano@bigpond.com with any queries.

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  18. Hi Carlo thank you for the reply I hope to have another game soon with your rules.Im of to vapnarkat at York this weekend wargames show to get some more toys I haven't got as many as you:)

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    1. That sounds like a grand plan Steve. I have just gone back from Cancon, our largest wargaming show in Australia, with some lovely goodies as well. I only ever attended one show in England and that was Sheffield Triples which I absolutely loved. Great show and greater folk! What would be the best month in the UK to get the most shows in or are they generally peppered all over the calendar mate?

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  19. Hi Carlo Sorry I have not replied been in hospital, yes you are right the shows are peppered about all over the uk .Some months there are 4 to 5 shows.I have been to triples my self but a long time ago.Here is some of the bigger shows in the uk as best I can remember Febuary York Vapnarkat .April in london salute,June pratizan,July Bovington tank museum,August Claymore at Edinburgh Scotland,October Derby wargaming show,November battleground NE England.Also Reading warfare 14th and 15th November.Hope this helps if you are thinking of coming over to the uk.If you need any more help on anything let me know Regards Steve ps of to paint some more camels now:)

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    1. Thanks Steve for your reply and sorry to hear you haven't been well. I hope that you you are well and truly on the mend mate

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  20. Hi Carlo,
    I have just received my copy of S&S, very nice, easy and well produced. Now all I need is figs! Oh and time ;)
    A job well done.
    Regards
    Warwick

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    1. Great to hear Warwick. Keep me posted mate on the progress of your collection.

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  21. Hi hello have not posted in a while is there any members here from the north east or from the Stockton Middlesbrough area of England as I would like to play these rules a lot more and could do with some one with a bit more experience on the rules.I will be attending the battleground wargaming show and will be on the generals and kings table ask for Steve just on the off chance regards all

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    1. Hi Steve - please let me know how your games go and if You need any help on any aspect of the rules just drop me a line. Happy to talk you through any aspects at all mate.

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  22. hello our club purchased these rules and enjoy playing them but we cant quiet work out , the flank attack rules , if the fuzzies hit a british line in the flank , only two figures can turn to face , which also means only two of the fuzzies can fight in the first round , is that right ??
    mark

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