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It is with great relief (and pride) that I announce the release of “Age of Bismarck” through Fog of War Publications, LLC. Ordering information will follow shortly. I can tell you at this time that I am releasing this simulation at a much reduced price of $15.00. The whys and wherefores will become apparent as you read further.

This will conclude the 15 year odyssey of this design, through three potential publishers and numerous frustrated fans (and designer) as they awaited a game they supported loyally over that time period. One of my basic intents in founding FOW Pubs in 2016 was to finally bring this and other of my designs to fruition. The other design which vied for immediate attention was “Ides of March” – hence I think it is fitting to announce the release AOB on the Ides of March 2017. AOB won out due to the desires of its fans and also because I finally wanted to get this design behind me and move on. As a reward for this loyal support for over a decade-plus, I am offering AOB at this extremely inexpensive price. This initial price may go up sometime in the future but for now, it will remain at $15.00.

At this point, I would like to acknowledge an individual who in many ways was the midwife to AOB – Mark Simonitch. You can read more about his role in the AOB Playbook but I would like to acknowledge here that not only did he serve as a mentor to a budding young designer but he also translated my rough mapboard into the finished product contained within this release. His only “fee” was credit for the end product and one gratis copy of AOB upon publication. His copy will be the first order sent out in acknowledgement of the debt I owe him.

In conclusion, I want to thank the many followers who never gave up on AOB. But in many ways more important, they never let their frustrations spill over into public forums where AOB could be compromised before the many potential customers who may show interest in the design both now and in the future – thank you!

John B. Firer
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Fantastic news! Congratulations, John!
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That's great! Thanks John!

How could we get it?
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Absolutely. Definitely interested!
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Thanks guys!

I will make an announcement when I am ready to take orders and ship. See my Fog of War Publications folder here and on CSW for ordering information.

Regards and thanks for the support,

JBF
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"Take my MONEY!"
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theaney wrote:
"Take my MONEY!"


Soon Thomas, soon!

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Hello John,

will this only be print an play or will we be able to order a boxed version?
What about availability in europe?

This game has so much relevance!

Greetings
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Pablo,

Print and Play only for the near to mid-term.

Since I am sending files only, anyone from anywhere can order it.

Thanks for the interest,

JBF
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Orders are now being accepted. See link below for ordering information:

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/.1ddbd6a9/107

Thanks to all for your loyal support over the years,

JBF
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Ordered. Looking forward to it.
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aaaaand ordered laugh
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Thanks guys!

Just want you to know, I don't accept rupees.

JBF
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When a box edition?
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Datonnedlock wrote:
When a box edition?


Not for a very long time, if ever Nicola.

Thanks for the interest,

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What size do you recommend for the map? To be printed out at?
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Game art looks very nice and this is the era I'm pretty interested in at this time. But I won't do PnP games.

But if this is ever published professionally, you've got my order.
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Ashiefan wrote:

What size do you recommend for the map? To be printed out at?


Jim, standard GMT/Compass size, 22x34 I think. The map pdf size is set for this.

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Datonnedlock wrote:
When a box edition?
That might depend on how many zero's you put on your order, and where.
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I am to old for PNP. I will wait for a more classic edition with, at least, a nice map and real counters.
 
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mario vallee wrote:
I am to old for PNP. I will wait for a more classic edition with, at least, a nice map and real counters.


Sorry to hear that, Mario!

Regards,

JBF
 
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