I will update this whenever there are sufficient changes to justify it. Each will have the changes since the previous version highlighted. Small editing amendments will not be so indicated. Purple font will be used continuously to distinguish our changes form the original text (black) and official errata (blue).
I am sending updates of the two main rule books via email direct to players. There are significant changes to the land rules (as well as corrections and editing improvements). Text changed since the last update is highlighted in one copy for convenience.
The main fix fills in the missing time accounting for attachment and standardises certain unit properties to make the game consistent with the spreadsheet system (forthwith referred to as "Colossus" - it's easier) and workable in practice.
Admin workbook needs an edit and addition as per my previous post (ibid).
I have been able to Extract them, thanks. Not sure what I'm supposed to be doing with them though!
As mentioned a while ago, we need A Cyberboard module creating for actual game play (.gam). As far as I can see, we could manage with a single file (so long as we have the protocol to determine "ownership" at any given time). Just wondered if anyone had made more progress than I with figuring it out?
I am pleased at last to be able to attach the latest rules updates with this message.
As per the previous convention, official errata (which is obviously unchanged) appears in blue and my edits/additions in purple-pink. Any changes since the last release are highlighted in yellow. Note that highlighting has been removed from text highlighted in the previous version. Thus, it is easy to see at a glance what has changed each time. It's possible to use MS Word’s find function to automatically locate all highlighted text.
There was some discussion from the Facebook site regarding certain aspects of supply handling with respect to trucks. This, I have also reviewed but concluded that there was "no case to answer" in the standard rules, which appear adequate in this area.
I should finish collating the charts and tables, on which Mike did such a good job, this weekend and thereafter hope to follow up with the remaining Commonwealth set up details.
And Cyberboard is obsolete. Vassal is a much better choice if you need PBEM capability - but it's extremely time consuming to create a module. If you only need the ability to play live or solitaire, a ZunTzu module is a lot easier to create.
Post by Michael Miller on Oct 10, 2014 1:23:43 GMT
Greetings, Number 6! Cyberboard certainly has limitations. Vassal would be preferable for several reasons, but none of us are Vassal jockeys, and the existing CB module appears to be usable for our purposes. I'd gladly move the project to Vassal if a module somehow appeared complete.
Regarding the current ruleset, we should have those functionally complete and approved for our own use within another week or two. Note that our work makes reference to various other play aids we have developed.
Post by Michael Miller on May 11, 2017 3:28:41 GMT
Good evening, Lord_LT. I unfortunately cannot speak for Tony's rules file updates, but the links to the chart spreadsheets I made are still valid. I would not feel comfortable distributing those updated rules myself without Tony's approval. We'll need to wait a bit to find out if he is keeping an eye on the forum here. I have largely moved on to work on another mega-monster project, War in the Pacific.
I'm afraid my time has been taken over by other events for the time being but I am close to reactivating this hibernating monster. When that comes to pass, I hope we still have a decent core of people wishing to play.
Mike - did you receive my email in response to your message a while back?