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Jonathan Miller
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Fellow boardgamers,
Please take a look at this new playtest kit for this game - here's the link:

https://goo.gl/TLNnKx

It's very different, and much improved from the earlier versions, and I'd love to have feedback. I've play-tested this version myself five times, with the US side losing 4 out of 5 - so this suggests a play balance problem, but not sure yet.

This is a real labor of love - I've been fiddling with this thing since 2004! My goal, which is super elusive, is to have a fun game that's also historically realistic - AKA the holy grail.

Cheers,
Jonathan Tristram Miller.

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Gustavo Jornet
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Thank you very much for doing this and share it.

Really a labor of love.
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Thanks from me too. I've downloaded it and skimmed through it, will print and hopefully play over the weekend.
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Jonathan Miller
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I had a request for a single-page PDF of the board, so you don't have to stitch together a bunch of 8.5 x 11 sheets. Here's a link for that.

https://goo.gl/q0RZUf

The image is 10 x 48 inches, so it requires a large format printer.

Cheers,
Jonathan.
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Jonathan Miller
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For anyone interested, there's more information on this forum:

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?8@@.1dd29962

Cheers,
Jonathan.
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I've taken the liberty of asking Al Cannamore to rustle up a VASSAL module using the playtest graphics which he has very kindly done. You can download it from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwj62q9prr77g6d/Inside_the_Armor_D...

It's very much a first draft so please report any playability issues, etc. I've tested it and it seems to work. The only possible missing part is shuffling the decks, it seems to do so when you return a card to the deck and I've asked Al to clarify and add a "shuffle deck" command as a right-click function of the deck. Also, after drawing a card, make sure you flip it to view the face full size. I've used PAVEs card back graphics, hope that's OK.
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Jonathan Miller
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An updated playtest kit for 2017 is available here:

1) Game board: https://goo.gl/zL4W2A

2) Rules etc: https://goo.gl/06cXE6

All feedback welcome.
Jonathan.
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tungstenfish wrote:
An updated playtest kit for 2017 is available here:

1) Game board: https://goo.gl/zL4W2A

2) Rules etc: https://goo.gl/06cXE6

All feedback welcome.
Jonathan.

Is there a summary of changes included?
 
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Jean-Charles Hureau
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Hello,

Any soluce for print the boat with just A4 printer ?
 
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Interesting question. I've just tried to print the board from a PDF and it will only let me print the centre section of the ship. I'll ask around and see what the answer is.

In the meantime, if you would like a copy of the VASSAL module let me know and I'll send it across.
 
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Jean-Charles Hureau
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i've find today

i print " poster " ( affiche in french )
 
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That's great. Please let us know here how you get on with the game.
 
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