Battlefront talks about 2011 and Version 3 release

By TGN Ross
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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Battlefront’s John-Paul takes a look back at the year that was 2011 and unveils some exciting plans for Flames of War. He also talks about about the coming release of Version 3 and the free rulebook giveaway.

  • KelRiever

    I HAVE NO INTEREST! Seriouisly, I just purchased the second edition. Everyone I play with has second edition and barely, if ever, gets to play it. If a game comany can’t make money other than by continuously releasing new editions, then while it may be a good model for making sure you can keep getting your McDonald’s value meal every day for lunch at work, I personally have no interest in it.

    It was harder to drop WHFB and 40k, this will just be the next in line. It isn’t like second edition rules don’t work, or there aren’t other WWII mini games out there. Thanks for the memories and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  • CaulynDarr

    You did hear the part where you get the new rule book for FREE? You just show your 2nd Ed rule book to your friendly neighborhood game store owner, and you get a complimentary softcover version of the 3rd ed rule book.

    • KelRiever

      Okay, it isn’t about that, and that is cool and all. But it is about that everybody would need to to it, and then, by the way, the army lists are getting larger, and that whole deal. Since I made my first post, I’ve thought a bit and to emphasize, if you are a person who just luvers the FoW and its company and updating, and how awesome they are for letting you hand in your 2nd edition rulebook for your 3rd, you go for it. I am probably one of the few who is just going to get on and look for a different game system for my WWII experience.

      • onthelam

        Just to clarify, you don’t have to hand in anything. You just get your old book stamped and they give you a copy of the v3 rules. If you don’t like the new rules, just continue to play 2nd edition. They did the exact same thing when they went from 1st ed. to 2nd ed.

      • fiendil

        Sooooo… Instead of either continuing to play with the edition that you say you’re happy with that you already have, or picking up the new edition with tweaked rules and trying that out, you’re going to ragequit and go and pick up a different game system, which means learning how to play a completely different ruleset, possibly involves rebasing your models, and may mean buying more stuff in order to fill out that system’s army list requirements…

        Makes perfect sense. Good luck with that.

        • KelRiever

          Don’t be naive, read what I posted.

  • onthelam

    Considering the 2nd edition rules came out back in 2006, I’m glad they’re finally coming out with a 3rd edition of the rules. If I remember correctly, the FAQ they have for the 2nd edition of the game is about as large as the rulebook itself.

  • mattolie

    Got to love people. A game company makes a new version of the rules, supplies it for free for those customers who can show they own a current version of the rules and people still complain..

    Of course the army lists are getting bigger – there are tons of divisions/units/organisations from ww2 that the company hasn’t covered. Unlike other companies at least they do say any armylist/book you own is still valid.

  • Monkey

    This is good news as the rules needed to be cleaned up and with them giving the rules away fro free again just shows that they really are not doing this all for the money

    • Robert

      I agree. and the 2nd edition rulebook DOES need work – the rules are good, overall, but not well organized and not always well explained.

      It will help the game immensely if it’s easier to teach someone the game without saying “Okay, I THINK this is how it works, the rulebook is sort of unclear.” etc.

  • Gunrunner

    Great news, looking forward to it.

    Can’t belive plonkers publicly ranting about not wanting a freebie in a news articles that obviously is only of interest to those who enjoy the game. Heard it all now!