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Renaud Verlaque
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There are four PDF files: main rules, scenarios and more, player aid 1 and player aid 2.

A new edition of the game incorporating these rules will be published by year-end (2006).
 
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Great news!
But now I don't know if I should be happy I purchased AoN last week in Essen, or should I have waited...
Will the 2nd edition be different, except for the revised rules?

Can't see the 4 PDF files, but maybe it takes a while before they are visible on the site?
 
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Yes, it does take some time for the files to be uploaded.

The map and counters are unchanged.

Some of the cards are changed, although the names and the mix remain exactly the same. Going from memory, the material card changes are:

The titles of Britannia, Stein, Radetzky, Napoleonic Dynasty, Territorial Concessions and Continental System are now in red because all, like Britannia in the 1st ed, can be picked up in exchange for a card when discarded by the other player. The title is in red as a reminder of this characteristic. Using first edition cards, I suggest putting a little star sticker or something on the relevant cards as reminder.

The play of Stein and Radetzky is no longer limited to the reinforcement phase (they are playable "any time", i.e., in any phase) except that each is only playable if the relevant country (Prussia or Austria) has been forced to surrender at least once.

Similarly Continental System is now an "any time" card, but its play requires that Britain be the only major Coalition member at the time.

No Surrender cannot be played in 1815.

Moving with Forced March no longer requires a card to be discarded (except FM itself).

Interior Lines is now a Campaign card rather than a Battle card -- that's more the correction of an errata than anything else.

I think that's about it. The rest of the changes are really cosmetic, like using area names (e.g., Polen instead of Poland) or using abbreviations (MR instead of movement rating) more consistently.









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Very nice game Renaud!

Where can I find the PDF? what language are they in? (please say English, please say English)

BTW can I still play the game with the new rules on my "old" version?
 
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Renaud Verlaque wrote:
Yes, it does take some time for the files to be uploaded.

The map and counters are unchanged.

Some of the cards are changed, although the names and the mix remain exactly the same. Going from memory, the material card changes are:

The titles of Britannia, Stein, Radetzky, Napoleonic Dynasty, Territorial Concessions and Continental System are now in red because all, like Britannia in the 1st ed, can be picked up in exchange for a card when discarded by the other player. The title is in red as a reminder of this characteristic. Using first edition cards, I suggest putting a little star sticker or something on the relevant cards as reminder.

The play of Stein and Radetzky is no longer limited to the reinforcement phase (they are playable "any time", i.e., in any phase) except that each is only playable if the relevant country (Prussia or Austria) has been forced to surrender at least once.

Similarly Continental System is now an "any time" card, but its play requires that Britain be the only major Coalition member at the time.

No Surrender cannot be played in 1815.

Moving with Forced March no longer requires a card to be discarded (except FM itself).

Interior Lines is now a Campaign card rather than a Battle card -- that's more the correction of an errata than anything else.

I think that's about it. The rest of the changes are really cosmetic, like using area names (e.g., Polen instead of Poland) or using abbreviations (MR instead of movement rating) more consistently.


Thank you for all answers.

I'm really looking forward to playing your beautiful game!
 
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The pdf files (in English and swahili) will be in the file section of this page as soon as BGG posts them -- it usually takes a few days after the upload. By and large, everyone should be able to use the revised rules with the 1st ed game, but please see card changes in my prior posting in response to Jerome.
 
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Renaud Verlaque wrote:
Similarly Continental System is now an "any time" card, but its play requires that Britain be the only major Coalition member at the time.


I can't recall, doesn't Britannia require the same condition now?
 
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Not exactly -- the same condition (i.e., Britain only major Coalition member) is not a condition for Britannia to be played, but it does cause Britannia to automatically become effective without the card having to be played.
 
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Ah, that's what I get for trying to remember without actually consulting the rules... zombie
 
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Thanks Renaud for indicating the changes. With the help of a fine point red felt pen, I have now converted my first edition into the second edition.
 
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Sorry if I missed this but when is the 2nd version coming out?

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The rules are posted here and on Grognard. The revised game should be published by the end of the year.

 
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Awesome, thanks!
 
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bonjour renaud,

as-tu une date exacte de sortie de cette 2e version du jeu ?

est-ce une édition multilingue ? y aura-t-il des cartes en français pour l'édition ?

merci
 
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preacher95 wrote:
bonjour renaud,

as-tu une date exacte de sortie de cette 2e version du jeu ?

est-ce une édition multilingue ? y aura-t-il des cartes en français pour l'édition ?

merci


La nouvelle édition sera en anglais seulement. Je ne sais pas exactement lorsqu'elle sera publiée. D'ici peu, je pense.
 
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merci renaud

j'ai eu quelqu'un de chez phalanx qui m'a annoncé une sortie pour janvier/février, en anglais

merci

et bons playtestings pour ton nouveau jeu pour GMT...
des points communs avec AON ?
 
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So I got the game a while back and started to read the rules but never finished them (a first). I suppose I should just print the second edition rules out and go from there now, any reason not to? Or is it easier to learn off of 1.25? Should I look at the second edition rules after I know how to play?
 
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Nope, go straight to second edition. Be sure to make the changes to the cards noted earlier (I believe) in this thread (or in a related thread).
 
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