To make things a little easier, I have now created a BBIB resource page on this blog. The FAQ's and new optional rules will be there and other useful game stuff will be added to the Free download page. This will be updated as new rules, resources or anything else BBIB related becomes available. If there is anything you would like to know about the rules or would like a new rule considered, please let me know. I would also love to publish your battle reports here, with pictures if possible, or anything else you have that relates to these rules. One of the biggest issues that have affected sales has been the lack of in play game exposure, it would be great to provide some examples of actual games here so don't be shy and share!
One thing that I was pleased about with the rule book is that it came with ships...albeit 'Top Down' paper ones that could be cut out (or downloaded) and and used straight away; no painting or fiddly assembly required. I still use versions of these ships, laminated to protect them a bit, as they are free and do not look too shabby; at least I think they look good but then again it was me that designed them :) I have seen that you can now get 'Flat' Napoleonic ships, upright 2D rather than the top downs I have. These will be a lot easier to get started with than 3D models as there is no assembly but I can imagine that they will be tricky to paint up.....but then again...
This 1st rate costs 6.90 euro (gawd knows!) which is about £5.90. Now I look at the site a bit closer, they are all the same price no matter what the rate. This seems quite expensive given that you are already a whole physical dimension down but they will be a lot easier to put together and they are the same 1/1200 scale that most wargamers favour. I imagine that a fleet could be put together really quickly though....I miss seeing the masts, the ratlines are perhaps a little heavy, but what do you think? Of course, you can download paper based flat ships from the Junior Generals website
Are we ready for Flat wargames? Are these a bit 'old school' these days given some of the fantastic sculpts we have become used to...and seem to expect?