6 August 2015

Sudan rules back in stock, new figures to base and some advice on the deck!

 

Some basing work that starts tonight!
  First up please accept my apologies for the lack of posts on the "Through the Desert" blog in recent months.  Those of you who have been following my gaming exploits on the "Through a Whiff of Grapeshot" blog would see that I haven't been the lazy so and so some of you may have assumed I have become!

Our clubs Waterloo celebrations and my role as the President of the Napoleonic Wargaming Society required just a bit of a prioritising through March, April, June and July.

However the time has come to get the desert juices flowing again and see what we can do to add to the collection.

Firstly can I say that the third printing of "The Sands of Sudan" is now complete complete.

If you know anyone who may be interested in grabbing a copy please pass them onto this site.  The Australian dollar is as low as it has been in five years so probably never a better time to grab a copy:

"The Sands of Sudan" Rules, laminated Quick Reference Sheet and the deck of Random Event Cards.  AUD40.00 plus AUD18.00 worldwide postage and packaging.

Email me at : carlopagano@bigpond.com to order.

The new addition to the deck for explanatory purposes

Talking about the deck, we have printed an additional card as seen above which helps answer a few queries about how best to use them when playing your own scenarios and games at home or club.  I have included it here so anyone who grabbed the first edition can have a look just to make sure they up to speed on what the intent of the "Random Events" are within the structure of the battle.

Some very diverse figures awaiting some tender loving care and action on the table.

Those of you who have been following my blogs for awhile realise that cricket is a great passion of mine.  Ashes cricket is close to heaven as far as I am concerned and a tour of England even better still!

The plan is to try and knock off the Royal Marine Light Infantry resplendent in their grey trousers and tunics with white helmets and webbing whilst we Aussies are endeavouring to knock off this 2-1 deficit after the disaster at Edgbaston!  More runs on the board lads, more runs.

Fuzzy Wuzzies seeking a base, some sand and a bit of British sticking practise.

Connoisseur artillery crewmen alongside Fred Burnaby from Redoubt - all ready for some treatment.

Hopefully we can very much get quite a few of them based in the next week and then get into the scenario and campaign book that has been on the cards for quite sometime.

At present I am seeking some guidance from Sudan wargamers across the globe to see if they would prefer another print version or one in a pdf format.  If you have an opinion, please let me know.

With promises of another update within the month, enjoy the hobby, lets hope we win the toss and make a few on day one.

Cheers

22 comments:

  1. i really need to order a copy of the rules but I'm in the middle of moving house at present :<(

    Darrell.

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    1. Hi Darrell - I have been folowing your move on your blogs and certainly don't envy the turmoil it creates. Drop me a line when you get settled mate.

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  2. I will not make any jingoistic comment about the cricket.! Looks like you're going to be busy.
    I think the main value of a PDF file is if there's a bit of added value e.g points of clarification on point and click. As much as I hate to say it the GW enhanced PDF codex are good examples of how PDF's should work

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    1. Thanks Graham for the visit and I very may well rely on your knowledge on what I should do for the campaign and scenario. I know that Simon at BRB feels pdf is the way to go in conjunction with print. I am having withdrawal symptons from AMG btw so its probably why I finally got my finger out and posted here!!

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  3. I always admired the Gilder pedigree of these rules and your collection too. Those original articles in Wargames World were very creative for the time but I never got around to gaming this period, maybe your rules will convert me! I prefer printed but don't object to pdf as an option especially where lengthy postage is involved. Be good, Jeremy

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    1. Thanks JJ - I also prefer printed however many people do like the PDf options.

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  4. Good to see your still there for us Sudan fanatics Carlo.. I must say I have been missing your great collection and games. Lookign forward to seeing more.

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    1. Hi Nathan and great to see you popping over. Yes it has been too long and there a few chaps at the club keen to give the rules a once over so a big game is in the offing!

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    1. Thanks RM - greatly appreciated.

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  6. A third printing; very well done!

    I think PDF works well alongside print, if you can manage it. Would open up a new market for the rules too.

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    1. Thank you Simon. Better than I ever would have thought. I think the two would compliment each other well in a similar vein to your fantastic rules.

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  7. I'm pleased to see you back in the Sudan. A pdf version of the rules would be good. It saves a mort of money on mailing costs.

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    1. Me too AJ, me too! More to follow mate and I need to get a move on those scenarios.

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  8. Aha , reinforcements.. Always welcome. Let's hope your lads stay at the crease long enough to get a few based up!

    PDF will be a useful edition... Will you add in some form of links etc to to the contents etc ... Use the technology ... As people can use tablets and laptops direct..?

    My own humble efforts are cracking along ... Soon be gaming!

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  9. Hi Dave - exclllent. Will investigate all options going forward to see what suits best.

    Cricket? Don't really follow it much mate :^)

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  10. Hi Carlo, just finished reading the rules very old school, fantastic! I used to game science vs pluck many years ago, but I'm very happy with your rules. I'm yet to game and I need to buy figs, 15s for me as I have a great deal of desert terrain in that scale. Sorry but I like to turn pages, PDFs are not for me.
    Kind Regards
    Warwick

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    1. Hi Warwick and thanks firstly for grabbing the rules and enjoying them. I must admit I am old school too and enjoy pages through the gingers as well.

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  11. Superb additions to your collection. I am waiting patiently for the Perry's to bring out the plastic Brits, after seeing the greens at Salute earlier this year.

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    1. Look forward to seeing them on your wonderful blog Pat.

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  12. Hi Carlo. Any update on the campaign and scenario book yet? I keep watching this site with eager anticipation. Will it be a joint book or one for each? Will it expand on the old Guilder one and any thoughts on the stuff I sent to you? Do I sound like a kid waiting for Christmas? Cheers.

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    1. Hi WB,

      All happening but painfully slowly at present. There are several scenarios completed and the campaign rules are in draft format however need some massaging and formatting. The old Gilder campaign is what I have based most of this on however I am desperatel awaiting some very real "gold" which may be forthcoming to fill some gaps. Keep the faith big fella.

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