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I have just submitted a 4 page pdf file containing my redesigned board in 4 sections. Assuming the file is accepted I will update this thread accordingly and post a few notes and tips on how to use the file.

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FILE SECTION!

This is what the finished board looks like:-
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Re: Love the game - didn't really like the board - so I've submitted the new design!
Saw the file...thanks. Waiting on the tips.
 
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I hope those interested will download and try out my revised board for this great game. Here are a few notes that may be helpful in using it.

PnP Instructions
1. Print the 4 pages of the PDF onto A4 paper
2. Cut out the map sections using the guide lines
3. Don't cut to the edges, cut the map out leaving a frame of waste. That way the guide lines remain for each cut.
4. I use spray mount to glue the sections onto thick card.

Rule Changes to match the new Board

[2.1] Map
The type of each County is now shown using a coloured outline to each county space as well as the original picture.
Grey = Fort or Town
Green = Farm
Orange = Wilderness
A legend for this is included in the Battle Box.

[3.0] Set Up
Only the Game Turn marker is placed on the Turn Record Track.
The Liberty Marker, the Pounds Marker and the 5 Loyalty Markers are placed on the track on the new board.
Note: The new track shows the starting spaces for the Loyalty Markers in green font and the maximum Loyalty points for each State in larger red font.

Vermont Status Track
On the original board this is a vertical track but on the new board it is horizontal. Thus any reference in the rules to up / down movement of the Vermont Status Marker is now "right / left".

British Ships in Harbour / British Ships at Sea
The original board has a double section box for these areas. The new board has two red ellipses just to the left of the British Player Force Pool box.

Other Changes
Some of the boxes have been relocated but their size has been retained where possible.
Using the new board should be virtually the same and hopefully easier as there is slightly more space.

Good luck and let me know how it goes.

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Thanks for the board tips...
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MayorJim wrote:
Thanks for the board tips...

No problem - I hope you and many fellow DTOM players use the board. I have just started my second game now I've finished work on the board. I'm pleased with how it's working so far.
 
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Love the look of the board, thanks!
 
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Jan van der Laan wrote:
Love the look of the board, thanks!


Does that mean you've actually made it? Hope so. Enjoy.
 
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Some folk have expressed concern about the increased footprint of my revised board. In fact it is only 2 inches taller and 3.5 inches wider.
For comparison, here's a graphic showing my revised board overlaid with a rectangle that's the size of the original board. Trimming round the edge of the map rather than around the brown border would give an even closer match to the original.

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The slightly larger size didn't deter me from downloading your revised board. Looks great and works fine. Thanks.
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MayorJim wrote:
The slightly larger size didn't deter me from downloading your revised board. Looks great and works fine. Thanks.

Good to hear - and 70+ other geeks have also downloaded it, which is very gratifying.

I'm enjoying my third outing with this great game! :-)

So we have a new board, now for the new rules....
 
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Wow, I just noticed that the downloads have gone over 400!!
I should have charged!
 
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