Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1775: Rebellion - BIG!

Academy Games has a new game out called 1775: Rebellion.  I pre-ordered it, and then had an idea:
What if I could get Scott MacPhee to paint up some 28 mm AWI miniatures from Perry and Foundry to use instead of the wooden cubes?

That would be cool.

But they wouldn't fit on the regular board.  Maybe I could make a big version of the board...you know, 6' long.  The figures would fit on THAT!

So I contacted Uwe at Academy Games and asked if I could get the file for the game board.
He was very obliging, so I sent the file to my graphic designer, Jim Provenzale at Fast Forward Design in Downers Grove.  He was able to make my monster 6' board.

So, the mad idea became a reality, and here is the result:












Yep.  I think I can play on this.  :)

Thanks to all those involved in making this happen.

And to those who want to play,
I'll be bringing the game to Gen Con.

17 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! What a great idea! Enjoy!

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  2. By the way, do you mind if I link this post on BoardgameGeek? It is quite impressive!

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  3. Thanks guys.

    Scott - and e pieces aren't too shabby either. ;-)

    Greg - feel free. I was going to post over there at some point, but I sometimes have difficulty posting photos there.

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  4. That is one of the most inspirational things I have seen in a long time, brilliant! Like yourself I have been trying out different ways of using miniatures with boardgames - commands & colors Napoleonics etc. I just don't have time or inclination to paint hundreds of miniatures for myself (as I spend my days painting for others!) To my mind, you have achieved the perfect balance. The figure painting is very skillful, first class, but that MAP ....I just love that! Now I'm thinking ...... could the same thing be done with C&C?

    Could you please explain to non techie like me HOW that map was produced please? I guess you just take the file to a digital printers (with permission of course) and get it blown up?

    Excellent.

    Lee.

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  5. Hi Lee,

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback.

    Actually I don't have the time either. ;-) That's why I rely on Scott to paint my figures. That, and he's crazy talented.

    I actually have versions of C&C for the tabletop (with hexes). You can see the game in my older posts. I have Napoleonic, Civil War, and Ancients. Very fun game.

    As for printing, it was fairly easy. I sent the file to my graphic designer and he formatted it and sent it to his printer. The cost wasn't actually too bad. I think it's backed by foam-core, or something like it.

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  6. Aaaand now I need to know where you'll be playing this at Gen Con so I can bask in its glory first hand. Must! See! This! In! Action!

    Seriously, where will you be playing this beast?

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  7. I know WHEN: Noon til about six on Saturday.
    They haven't assigned a table yet, but said that it might be in the wargames room due to table size.

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  8. ...And overnight I received the table assignment for Gen Con.
    Looks like Hall C:Red Table 21

    The official start time is noon.

    See you there.

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    1. Rushing to my calendar now to see if I can do more than observe. I'll nab a ticket if I can!

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    1. Thanks Ed! :)
      Its a lot of fun to play.

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  10. I would like to get this type of troops and where they can be obtained

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