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Petr Mojzis
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It could help to overcome Golan's stagnation on P-500. FAB players know this systems deserves more games to be published.

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Hi, we had a major run of playtesting last winter, from which the designers gained insights into some important tweaks, and then the dreaded LIFE hit the enterprise in a big way.

We literally just started working on the next major test version this weekend. It may be a little while before we get the full engine cranked again, but we are now active once more.
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And to make good on my posting above, I can report that the map, labels, and setup cards have all been updated and the many changes have been incorporated into the rules.

Some of the repeated gains to be had with each FAB design is how necessary and true it is that less is more. Michael and Rick drove hard to polish, scrub, remove a number of extra things, and I now see a more streamlined game that likely hews more closely to the arc of the conflict.

Next steps after major review will be to update all the payer aid cards and then work with our vassal developer. As before, I do not want to call for current and new testers until we have a vassal kit that can go directly into your hands. Thanks to Michael's graphical skills we have a visual package that will already look quite close to production.

As in the past, we provide a historical campaign that is standard. But they have borrowed sonething from Sicily, and of course, this follows the classic lineage of great blocks games, and with slight adjustments provided an alternative scenario, which loosens the deployments, sets up more units behind the lines and gives the Syrian player the opportunity to execute Operation X, ie, the alternative Operation Badr.

The air war, SAM, rockets, ELectronic Warfare bits are now much cleaner.

I am personally quite excited with where we are at now.


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Sounds great! I can't wait to hear more.
 
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