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Rick Young
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After a few years of waiting, our patience has been rewarded!

The nice UPS man brought to my door my advance copy of Fab Bulge:





I carefully opened the box and spread out the contents, oohing and aahing over each component. GMT used a lot of color in printing this game, which was a very pleasant surprise.



Witness the beautiful Reinforcement Cards:



And the Player Aids:



The stickers, counters, and map I already knew would be in color:



The biggest and happiest surprise was the rules, which I had been told were being done in black and white. Notice instead the eye-popping color:



I am one very happy designer, and general shipping starts Monday, the 4th of February. Look for your own copy soon!
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Wow, looks awesome! thumbsup

I really hope this is the new standard for GMT's games. Colour rulebooks and stuff while not needed certainly look nice.

I like the much discussed map as well, good work there.
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Great job - Rick!

Thanks for the sneak peek.

 
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Great news on the Colour rules!

also, the map looks great too, although I miss the playtest map
 
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When you look at the photo showing the player aids, the leftmost sheet is the single-page "Introductory Scenario" map. We call it "Nuts!". This scenario uses the standard rules and a limited set of exclusive rules (all noted on the scenario page on the back of the Play Book). It's a 3-turn game, limited number of units, with chit pulls on the scenario map. This would be a great "first game" for someone who has not played a war game or a block game before.

Also - for first time war gamers and/or block gamers, the Extended Sequence of Play (one side of the player aids) will guide you through everything you need to do to play, step by step.
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Well, John, glad to see that it finally saw the light of day. But I don't suppose you still have a copy of the "flow-chart" map do you?
 
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As the developer, I archive all the materials of the project from beginning to end, so yes, I have a copy of all the versions of the map.
 
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Congratulations to the proud father!

I am awaiting a delivery at my house, too!

2-22-08: GOT IT!
 
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Congrats Rick it looks great!
 
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Congratulations, Rick! FAB: The Bulge looks great. Our group meets next Saturday and we're all hoping it gets here in time for us all to play.
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johnfoley79 wrote:
As the developer, I archive all the materials of the project from beginning to end, so yes, I have a copy of all the versions of the map.


An extra copy?
 
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Hi Dave, I'm not following your line of questioning. Are you asking me to send you an "old map"? If yes, I do not wish to share copies of the old map. If no, please help me understand your question, thank you, and of course, thank you for your support!
 
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quite a logjam in the big east this year john. 7 losses already isn't doing the pirates well so far. they've got a tough week with ND and Marquette coming up!
 
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Thanks for posting pictures! This is the first game I've ordered on the P500. I'm really looking forward to it!
 
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johnfoley79 wrote:
Hi Dave, I'm not following your line of questioning. Are you asking me to send you an "old map"? If yes, I do not wish to share copies of the old map. If no, please help me understand your question, thank you, and of course, thank you for your support!


You got my drift, thanks.
 
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Can't wait for mine to show up, esp as I've been eagerly consuming about any Bulge game I can in anticipation of an Ardennes visit with the family in March. Thanks for the update Rick!
 
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Mmmm.. putting stickers on blocks cool can't wait for my copy.

Looks great Rick.

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My copy came today, but it's missing the Play Book cry
It seems that it's not posted anywhere yet. Time to call GMT in the morning.

 
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jglasson wrote:
My copy came today, but it's missing the Play Book cry
It seems that it's not posted anywhere yet. Time to call GMT in the morning.



not sure if its the document you need, but the exclusive rules are posted in the Consimworld forums, look under Attachments near the top

http://talk.consimworld.com
-ConsimWorld Forum
--Boardgaming
---Individual Game or Series Discussion
----Era: World War II (GAME SERIES)
-----Fast Action Battle Series (WW II block game battle series - GMT Games)

heres a direct link to the forum
http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?50@665.pQfJdXtvJMv.5@.1dd03...

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oi_you_nutter wrote:
jglasson wrote:
My copy came today, but it's missing the Play Book cry
It seems that it's not posted anywhere yet. Time to call GMT in the morning.



not sure if its the document you need, but the exclusive rules are posted in the Consimworld forums, look under Attachments near the top

http://talk.consimworld.com
-ConsimWorld Forum
--Boardgaming
---Individual Game or Series Discussion
----Era: World War II (GAME SERIES)
-----Fast Action Battle Series (WW II block game battle series - GMT Games)

heres a direct link to the forum
http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?50@665.pQfJdXtvJMv.5@.1dd03...


I got that, but it's only the Bulge specific rules; no scenario rules (pages 1-7 of the 24 page Play Book).

I called GMT this morning and their excellent customer service person said they'll be dropping be a copy of the book in the mail today. That means I should have it tomorrow or Saturday.
 
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ok, but at least you have the game !
 
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