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LOCK ‘N LOAD PUBLISHING NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s magazine, Line of Fire, Issue #5, available for immediate download!

Rocky Mount, VA, March 11, 2009 –

The fifth issue of Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s inimitable downloadable magazine Line of Fire is now on sale! Line of Fire #5 contains almost 50 full-color pages! In it you’ll find articles about the new features and mechanics in Heroes of the Blitzkrieg, on the Japanese Army in World War Two and Island War Deluxe, on the tactical placement of obstacles in the Lock ‘n Load system, an in-depth preview of the Swedish forces in World at War: Operation Garbo, and six new World at War scenarios.

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• Almost 50 full-color pages!

•6 new scenarios for the World at War system, utilizing components from Eisenbach Gap, Death of the First Panzer and Blood & Bridges, and including counters for four West German Recon Formations and the Soviet 2nd Tank Formation.

•Detailed articles on the soon-to-be released Heroes of the Blitzkrieg, on the Japanese Army in World War Two and their tactical use in Island War Deluxe, on the tactical placement of obstacles in the Lock ‘n Load system, and an in-depth preview of the Swedish forces in World at War: Operation Garbo.

•Insightful interviews with computer-game designer John Tiller (Squad Battles series, amongst others) and Tom Proudfoot, programmer for the upcoming computer game Heroes of Stalingrad.

• Pete Atack files his second of two Anzac Batreps on James Luck’s pair of linked scenarios from Line of Fire #3.

• Fiction from World War Two’s Eastern Front by Yvan Descotes.

• Andy Brown simplifies the making of desktop publishing counters and maps...a must-have skill!

• Downloadable PDF that lets you get your magazine right NOW. You save on shipping, you save on publishing costs normally passed on to the consumer, and you save on time.

ABOUT LOCK ‘N LOAD PUBLISHING
Founded by award winning author and game designer Mark H. Walker, Lock ‘n Load Publishing develops and publishes commercial board and computer games. Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s games include Lock ‘n Load: Day of Heroes, Lock ‘n Load: Band of Heroes, and World at War: Eisenbach Gap, World at War: Blood and Bridges, and Corps Command: Totensonntag.
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Bought it, printed the scenarios already. But once again I find that, unique among all the hundreds of PDFs I get from the 'net, these produce ludicrously huge print files! Each individual page produced a 100-150 Mb print file! What does it? Does anyone else get this?

I imagine it may be something to do with how LnL finishes their PDFs - they do seem to have dozens of layers per page.

Nice scenarios though. But... The WaW counters, once again, have bloody miniscule text on them, to tell you which formation each unit belongs to. I can barely read the Soviet counters at reading distance, the German counters are utterly unreadable. Neither will be readable on the table without picking them up.

I wouldn't mind, but I really want to like them, I like the game so much... cry
 
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Mark,

Does PnP-LnL Island War Deluxe use the Lock and Load system, or is it a totally separate game?

Any plans to ever do a fully published box version of this game?

I am a big fan of the Pacific Theater, but I really don't have the desire to PnP.

Bart
 
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bartman53d wrote:
Does PnP-LnL Island War Deluxe use the Lock and Load system, or is it a totally separate game?

Totally separate.
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Hi Wulf,

I'm not sure what I can do for you. I just printed pages from LoF#5, including the counters, on 5 different office computers with no problems whatsoever. The total magazine is abut 33MB. I'm at a loss to explain what's going on when you print it out.

We've playtested with all the counters and had no problems with them either. Though the extra camouflage on the WGer counters does make the superscripts difficult to view from a distance. We'll see if the artist can take the camouflage off. The Soviet 2nd Tank prints as well as a DTP counter can for us.

For now, all I can suggest is that you keep a Leo I, Luchs, Inf., Marder, and T-72 from another Formation (non-DTP) in front of you while you play and consult them for numbers.

Best,

Jeff

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Hi Bart,

It's possible that a non-dtp version of IWD will be made, but not anytime soon. It's a fun little game though. There is an LnL Pacific mod in the works.

Best,

Jeff
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Jeff_From_LnLP wrote:
Hi Wulf,

I'm not sure what I can do for you. I just printed pages from LoF#5, including the counters, on 5 different office computers with no problems whatsoever. The total magazine is abut 33MB. I'm at a loss to explain what's going on when you print it out.

That's OK, as no-one else has commented it seems it's something I'm doing. Funny thing is, it happens onmy home laptop and my work network print system. But they do print, so it all works out in the end.
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We've playtested with all the counters and had no problems with them either.

I don't think there's anything wrong with them from a technical viewpoint, it's just a matter of eyesight and print quality. I'm using an ageing HP 1220c with matt finish label paper, set to high quality, and the print is clear enough - if you peer closely. At table distances, the formation text is not readable, and the superscripts are hard to read on the Germans. The Soviets are OK - that grey stripe works.
 
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Jeff_From_LnLP wrote:
Hi Bart,

It's possible that a non-dtp version of IWD will be made, but not anytime soon. It's a fun little game though. There is an LnL Pacific mod in the works.

Best,

Jeff



Ahhhh, now you're talkin'

That would be a definite must have.

Thanks,
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How 'bout a few more scenarios in the meantime
 
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