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Saw this posted over on consim forum and didn't see it over here. Also, looks like we'll need to create a new PB folder. I again look forward to this. I bought PB:HOD even w all the bad reviews. And then traded it fairly quickly after being unhappy w the experience.

But I'm hopeful:

"MMP is happy to announce that we are working with Lewis Goldberg as the designer on the second module of the PanzerBlitz Series of games. Work has started on this module, which will be set on the Eastern Front, with geomorphic maps and an expanded rulebook with more examples.

We hope to have this game ready for preorder late Summer 2013, and shipping by 2014. Stay tuned for more information, and regular updates, here and in the new PanzerBlitz Series folder (PBS), which will be created shortly here in the Era: WWII (GAME SERIES) section. The Hill of Death folder will be moving to Era: World War II (INDIVIDUAL GAME): Western Front section.

Our great thanks go to Darren Emge for all his hard work in getting this update off the ground with PB: Hill of Death. We look forward to working with Lewis to expand this system properly."
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Hi, I'm the "Lewis" spoken of above. Sorry you didn't like playing HoD. Did you have the second ed. rules? There were some unfortunate errors in the first rulebook, but with the second, it is a fast-paced and fun game. We will be making the rules in the next module even clearer by providing more examples of play and other peripheral helps to make things more accessible.

I will create an entry in the db for the new module at a more appropriate time.
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It was first edition. I've downloaded those rules and will take a look. I already traded the game away.

I really want it to be a good game and I wish you the best moving forward.
 
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Lewis, where does one find the v2 rules?
 
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Phlegm wrote:
Lewis, where does one find the v2 rules?


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It needs to be here too, though. I will upload to files.
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I've been surfing the consim thread and can't find the answer to the following:
What is the difference(s) between v2 and v1?
 
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mojayhawk wrote:
I've been surfing the consim thread and can't find the answer to the following:
What is the difference(s) between v2 and v1?
If you are talking about the Hill of Death game, the v2 rules apparently incorporates some errata and clear up some confusing wording. I have not read the v1 rules but I have heard there were some issues with line of fire and line of sight and missing tables in v1.

The v2 rules looked okay to me except that there were some things about the Close Assault and Overrun rules that could have been worded better.
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What Martin said

martimer wrote:
mojayhawk wrote:
I've been surfing the consim thread and can't find the answer to the following:
What is the difference(s) between v2 and v1?
If you are talking about the Hill of Death game, the v2 rules apparently incorporates some errata and clear up some confusing wording. I have not read the v1 rules but I have heard there were some issues with line of fire and line of sight and missing tables in v1.

The v2 rules looked okay to me except that there were some things about the Close Assault and Overrun rules that could have been worded better.
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I uploaded the v2 rules to the files section. Also they are available from the MMP page for the game.

http://www.multimanpublishing.com/tabid/58/CategoryID/22/Pro.../68/Default.aspx

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I had bought and sold within the first weeks of release but on hearing of 'new life' and the involvement of Lewis, I went to my game store and bought another copy. I think it will become a sought after item in the future.
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I just finished reading through the v2 rules. I'm not walking away confused, but intrigued to try again. But I also bought and traded mine away quickly. I'm looking now for a copy.

I'm wishing I would've made some notes on the geek what my problems were with it before.

Interesting what was said about the Close assault rules because that section tripped me up a bit. But sometimes ruled do that and they don't become clear until they've been played.
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Write down the problems now, so that Lewis can work on them!
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Write down the problems now, so that Lewis can work on them!


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Lewis, I am new to PanzerBlitz: Hill of Death, but I did not have a negative experience playing it. Quite the contrary. I LOVED it. I downloaded the VASSAL version which is problematic as it does not have the player aids (TEC, CRT, etc.) embedded on the tool bar, so I got a headache looking at the CRT sideways(!). The counter design is excellent- simple, nice profiles of armor and ground pounders, and I think the combat results are "accurate" (I wasn't in Normandy in 1944, but I have read about it and it was not low in casualties). If I was a game designer- and I am not- this would be the way I would design a game. I think your command and control is outstanding- it does not get in the way of the game by overcontrolling the units. I am sorry that it has received- what can I call it?- neglect or a ho-hum attitude from the wargaming community, because it is obvious you have poured your best efforts in designing this little gem. It reminds me of the beautiful girl who gets ignored because she has eyeglasses and braces on her teeth. No game is perfect, but your game deserves better reviews. I will defend it to the hilt. Your newest fan.
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