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Crusader Rex is getting a mounted map in the 2nd edition. How about the future Columbia releases?
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RoadHouse wrote:
Crusader Rex is getting a mounted map in the 2nd edition. How about the future Columbia releases?


I believe the mounted map is for preorders only. That was the policy for their last game as well (Shiloh), and also for their upcoming releases (Borodino, Shenandoah).
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RoadHouse wrote:
Crusader Rex is getting a mounted map in the 2nd edition. How about the future Columbia releases?
Only for pre-orders. That's Columbia's new incentive; rather than give a discount, you get a mounted board.
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GMT is way ahead of the game then by providing good components to everyone.
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ixnay66 wrote:
GMT is way ahead of the game then by providing good components to everyone.


Yeah.
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And it looks like they're starting to charge (at least on my card), so Crusader Rex the Second should be shipping soon.
 
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I have quite a number of CG games, all with thin cardboard maps that are perfectly fine. Some have held through 10+ years and hundreds of plays with practically no wear. Why would I want mounted maps instead?

That would as I see it only increase price and weight (which again will increase the price, for us who have to have our games sent to Europe) for no benefit.
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Jon Karlsson wrote:
I have quite a number of CG games, all with thin cardboard maps that are perfectly fine. Some have held through 10+ years and hundreds of plays with practically no wear. Why would I want mounted maps instead?

That would as I see it only increase price and weight (which again will increase the price, for us who have to have our games sent to Europe) for no benefit.


As a gamer who puts all their games under plexi-glass anyway, I totally agree. I would much prefer a price break to a mounted map as a reward for pre-ordering.

But it's Columbia's call, and this is what they've chosen.
 
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RoadHouse wrote:
ixnay66 wrote:
GMT is way ahead of the game then by providing good components to everyone.


Yeah.


Yeah indeed. If GMT keeps spoiling us with mounted maps, we are going to become harder and harder to please...
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Why mounted maps? Mounted maps are good for when you're traveling to another person's house and that person doesn't have plexiglass. Also, the Columbia boards tend to be smaller than the standard size wargame map, so you also save space at home when you're using plexiglass of the standard wargame map size. Lastly, it could just be nostalgia on my part, but there just seems to be something special about playing on a mounted board, like "ooh I'm playing a real *board*game!"
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Is it still possible to pre-order to get the mounted board? Or is it that, to quote the baddie from Raiders of the Lost Ark, "that time...he he...has passed..." devil
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toguopp wrote:
Why mounted maps? Mounted maps are good for when you're traveling to another person's house and that person doesn't have plexiglass. Also, the Columbia boards tend to be smaller than the standard size wargame map, so you also save space at home when you're using plexiglass of the standard wargame map size.


I have never felt any need for plexiglass with CG's old maps, for the cardboard they're made of is sturdy enough to lie flat on the table by itself.
 
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