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Jun 11 10 4:33 PM

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So in a nutshell, what's the difference between 2nd Edition and Deluxe?

Failing that, can anyone please direct me to a discusion thread about it?

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DCRBrown

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Jun 18 10 2:32 PM

GENERAL DE BRIGADE DELUXE EDITION AMENDMENTS.
General de Brigade has been revisited and revised. Much thought has gone into virtually every rule mechanic with a view to enhancing and accelerating game play.

General de Brigade rules remain quick to learn and provide for fast, historical games with a minimum of record keeping. The General de Brigade core game mechanisms remain but the Deluxe Edition is however, a slicker animal than its predecessor.

The reworking of the rules followed a desire to avoid unnecessary and continual reference to charts and the amendments to such areas as command, melee and morale now significantly reduce some of the need for chart referencing, so speeding up game play appreciably.

In addition, generals are now graded as to their ability and this directly impacts on their capacity to command on the battlefield. For example, the number of charges they can order per turn is now linked to their ability and this effects the timing and deployment of attacks, so players will notice the greater use of attacks en echelon and less reliance upon massed column formations.

The key challenges in playing General de Brigade Deluxe are command and control, correct formations, (for both battalions and brigades), and appreciating or compensating for particular national traits.

General de Brigade Deluxe Introduces:
• Additional information of Divisional Organisation.
• Command Differences between C in C’s
• Command Differences between Brigadiers.
• Regimental Colonels
• Command Confusion
• Broken Brigades
• Fog of War Deployment Cards
• Command Restrictions on Charges
• Massed Column Charges Restrictions
• Tactical Marches
• Formation Tests – covering difficulties when changing formation whilst being charged or when close to the enemy, interpenetration, recalling skirmishers, etc.
• Cavalry charges by squadrons
• Artillery Deployment
• Firing based on unit’s formations rather than counting the number of figures firing.
• Skirmishing differences between troop grades
• Chosen Men (95th Rifles)
• Revised Close Combat & Melee mechanism and results
• Revised Unit and Brigade Morale Tests and results
• Revised Victory & Defeat Chapter introducing a Divisional Falter and Divisional Breakpoint.
• Rules for Ottoman Turks and War of 1812
• Three new scenarios
• Revised points list

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Aug 25 10 9:15 PM

Official release date set for Colours in September!

See them in action at Colours and SELWG!!

http://www.caliverbooks.com/Partizan%20Press/partizan_GDB.shtml



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Sep 4 10 11:01 PM

I have just had a look at the sample pages and the pdf of the first chapter. I am impressed with what I have seen. I will be looking forward to trying out the new/amended rules.
I will be in the UK unfortunately between both SELWG and Colours. I presume there will be a shop somewhere in London (or Bath or Chester)where I can get the rules.

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Sep 18 10 11:57 AM

My copy arrived by post the other day. Most impressed, smashing book and good amendments too, so well done to you.
Sadly, after looking through the hot shots of figures, I've had the urges again and have found myself bogging at 15mm figure lists... damn you Brown!

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Sep 19 10 3:20 PM

Ed Youngstrom wrote:
I ordered my US copy from On Military Matters, or you can order from Caliver in the UK.

Ed


Ed,

I went to On Military Matters (OMM) but could not find the Deluxe addition. How did you order the Deluxe addition from OMM? Have you received confirmation OMM received your order and has OMM given you a estimated delivery date?

I wish to immediately order the Deluxe addition if I can find a link.

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance;
Riddle 'em with bullets!

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Sep 19 10 6:31 PM

ITEM NO:1-43630..ITEM DESCRIPTION
Brown, David
GENERAL de BRIGADE, Deluxe Edition

1vol,184pgs 2010 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-hardcover, full color.....$48.00 ...here in 2-3 weeks

The information above is from the OMM flyer from last week.

I would contact Dennis via email.

He told me Friday that he expects them on the 27th.

Ed

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Sep 19 10 9:08 PM

Ed Youngstrom wrote:
ITEM NO:1-43630..ITEM DESCRIPTION
Brown, David
GENERAL de BRIGADE, Deluxe Edition

1vol,184pgs 2010 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-hardcover, full color.....$48.00 ...here in 2-3 weeks

The information above is from the OMM flyer from last week.

I would contact Dennis via email.

He told me Friday that he expects them on the 27th.

Ed


Thanks Ed!

I have e-mailed Dennis and let him know that you recommended OMM.

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance;
Riddle 'em with bullets!

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Sep 22 10 5:29 AM

For a U.S. source of the General de Brigade, Deluxe Edition, On Military Matters as of September 21, 2010, has updated their website so the Deluxe Edition can be ordered. Select "RECENT NEW BOOKS" and then just scroll down the page until you find General de Brigade, Deluxe Edition.

http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages/

I placed my order today.

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance;
Riddle 'em with bullets!

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Sep 24 10 9:49 AM

Just got my copy - very nice production. A bit different from the photocopied rules from my youth!
I now have to improve my painting skills at the very least.

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