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New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby Piers » 28 Oct 2016

It's off to the printers...

News from PSC HQ:-
We are delighted to announce a new printing of the popular Battlegroup WW2 rulebook. Not so much a second edition as a reprinting of the main rules now that Kursk and the mini rulebook have sold out, but with an extra campaign, some datacards and a pulling together of all the special rules and generic scenarios from all our published campaign supplements
A full colour 170 page hardback book plus 5 pull out inserts of quick reference sheets, battle rating counters and vehicle datacards with the usual high production quality Iron Fist Publishing is renowned for.

The book is at the printers and we are expecting it at the end of November but you can pre-order now in the Plastic Soldier Company webstore and receive a free 1/72nd SdKfz 250 alte halftrack sprue (with all the variant options) PLUS every pre-order will be entered to a prize draw to win:-
1st Prize: £100 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2ndPrize: £50 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2 x 3rdPrize: £20 worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/i ... ts_id=1301

Plus big restock of Vallejo paint sets arrived
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby NTM » 28 Oct 2016

Preorder in. Didn't expect it to be hardback thought it was going to be like WaR.
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby waveydavey » 28 Oct 2016

NTM wrote:Preorder in. Didn't expect it to be hardback thought it was going to be like WaR.


Me too. Ive already got the mini rulebook but will probably order the new book for the campaign and 12th ss lists. I was hoping for a softback as the p&p for the hardbacks is so high. Anyway I think its a really good idea as newcomers will be able to get started without buying the supplements and Im sure it will look fantastic.
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Postby NTM » 28 Oct 2016

Standard p&p on this was only 2 quid.
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby Piers » 28 Oct 2016

Whilst the rules remain the same Battlegroup game, there have been 3 small rules alterations. Aimed Fire with HE shells now has no -1 modifier to hit targets in cover. All Aimed Fire with small arms now has a -1 modifier to hit if the unit moved. There is also a -1 to observe units with the Sniper-Scout special rule. Area Fire is now called Suppressing Fire (but remains unchanged).
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby waveydavey » 28 Oct 2016

NTM wrote:Standard p&p on this was only 2 quid.


You're absolutely right and 3 quid to Europe. I should have checked before I made that statement. Ordered even though I've already spent my hobby quota for this month. Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in.
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Postby Major Tom » 28 Oct 2016

Good news, I'll probably get this for the campaign and army lists. :clapping:

Any chance PSC will add an option of a 15mm vehicle instead of 1/72 for the heretics?
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Postby Powermonger » 28 Oct 2016

Excellent news!!
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Postby hincmar » 28 Oct 2016

Also ordered. It will be useful to have the special rules collected in one place, the new rules tweaks are a must (having play-tested them) and the 250/1 is a nice bonus.
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby NTM » 28 Oct 2016

Major Tom wrote:Any chance PSC will add an option of a 15mm vehicle instead of 1/72 for the heretics?


They usually do I simply put a request in the comments box when placing my order. No biggie if I don't though.
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Postby Ray » 28 Oct 2016

Ordered :yahoo:
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Postby Overpromoted » 28 Oct 2016

ooh more good news from PSC - my wallet isn't happy!
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Postby tayerigonzalez » 29 Oct 2016

I just ordered my copy
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Postby Historical Wargamer » 29 Oct 2016

How does "There is also a -1 to observe units with the Sniper-Scout special rule" from the -1 to observe an infantry 3-man or smaller team? I'm guessing that any unit with the Scout rule will now be a -1 to observe, but we treated the Sniper is a 3-man or smaller infantry team already. Thanks.
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Postby triccor2 » 29 Oct 2016

Just ordered a copy!
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby Piers » 29 Oct 2016

Historical Wargamer wrote:How does "There is also a -1 to observe units with the Sniper-Scout special rule" from the -1 to observe an infantry 3-man or smaller team? I'm guessing that any unit with the Scout rule will now be a -1 to observe, but we treated the Sniper is a 3-man or smaller infantry team already. Thanks.


Its Sniper-scout.... NOT scout.

Very simply. Its cumulative.

So a sniper, not firing in cover, will be a six to spot.
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Postby marcusluis » 29 Oct 2016

ive ordered this now :hello:
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Postby Historical Wargamer » 29 Oct 2016

Piers:

Thanks for the clarification. I too will be ordering to support the BG system.
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Re: New Battlegroup Core Rulebook Pre-order...

Postby Phil Robinson » 29 Oct 2016

Now I know why my father-in-law gave me £20 for my birthday :grin:

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