Don't you need the cards to play the game? If so, what is the purpose of just getting a rulebook?
You do need the cards to play the game.
If you buy our figures they all come with their own card. However some people like yourself do prefer to play with their own figures, either because they are just trying out the rules or because they don't feel like to start collecting 1/48 figures just yet for whatever reason. For this reason we provide free download & print yourself pdf version of all the cards for both the starter packs included in the basic campaign. They are available from the game website together with all the markers needed: http://1-48tactic.com/rules.htm
The rulebook also include a free set of cards and markers to get you started.
If the project gets funded we will also make available for sale just sets of printed cards only (without the miniatures) and printed markers... This will provide an inexpensive way for new players for getting into the game.
We also plan to offer download & print yourself pdf version for all the new figures and teams we will do, most likely sold via http://www.wargamevault.com for a small nominal fee.
Last updated: June 30, 2017 11:18
what are "snappy" mechanics?
1-48TACTIC creates non-linear gameplay, with relatively uneventful and fast turn intermixed by dramatic surges of activity. You have a limited number of actions every turn, and you can use them or save them for later. This create a dynamic tension where you need to balance your strategy between gaining a positional advantage (or prevent your opponent from doing so) or create a stock of actions to use all together later at the critical moment of your choice. As both players "pull" on this balance the game eventually gets to a point where the equilibrium breaks... for example if one stash actions and the other uses them at some point the first player will need to unleash the potential he has accumulated or his opponent will get a definite advantage from which he may not be able to recover... on the other hand if both players keep using all their actions they will soon get to a point when they will be able to charge each other into close combat, throw hand grenades or shoot point plank with automatic weapons (or even a combination of these), all of which tend to be much more dramatic events compared to stay in relatively safe cover and just shooting at each other from long distance...
Last updated: June 28, 2017 14:27
Will the old 1-48COMBAT cards work with the new rules? Do I need to do any modification to the previous characters or their cards or abilities?
Yes, I took personally great care to ensure all the old cards continue to work seamlessly with the new rules and no, you don't need to do any modification to the previous characters or their cards or abilities to use them with 1-48TACTIC. The only change required is to the markers which now need to be 25mm round, if you are using the cardboard ones you can just download and print out new the ones from http://1-48tactic.com/rules.htm if you have the 3d metal ones they can be very easily upgraded by mounting the old counter on a standard slotted plastic base.
Last updated: July 06, 2017 10:21
what size are the figures? 28 mm?
1:48 is an exact scale, it means that the scaled models are 48 times smaller than the actual size of the real object. Our figures are 1:48 although we take some license for practical reasons, for example weapons barrels are much thicker than they should be because otherwise they would break too easily, but they are still much smaller than most wargame figures. It is sometimes referred to as quarter scale because a quarter inch represents one foot and is equivalent to the model trains 0 scale in USA. Tamiya and other scale model makers offer a wide selection of military vehicle models and figures in this scale and there a number of ready to play die cast models available too.
An average standing man in 1:48 scale is approximately 36mm tall, 1-48TACTIC figures are therefore fairly close in size to the commonly called 32mm (when measured to the eyes) or "heroic scale 28mm" wargame figures, but are more realistically proportioned.
Because "28mm" is not a realistically proportioned scale you will find that they have heads and hands as large if not larger than 1-48 figures, while being a few mm shorter...
Last updated: July 15, 2017 10:12
It's great that we're getting free stuff, but I'm not sure how we go about getting it. Are there any instructions somewhere?
To get the free sticks you don't need to do anything, they have already been added to your reward. You will just need to tell us which one you want when you complete your survey.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 09:23
Is there going to be a PDF of the rules?
Yes, every backer will receive a PDF reference copy of the rules, free. This copy only includes the rules text and B&W diagrams to be the smallest possible size and printer-friendly.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 09:21
Would the terrain look good with 1/56 scale (Bolt-Action) figures as well ?
Yes, the scale difference is minimal and since the basing is also identical you can get the same number of figures in the sandbag bunkers etc.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 09:38
Will more pre-painted starter pack and figures be available?
Probably yes, it is mostly a matter of time. As soon as we have completed all the ones we already took orders for we will take more, so you just need to wait and if you like you can drop me a line to: wargames (at) baueda.com to let me know you want some, so we can organize a better and faster service and book a place in advance for you.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 09:34
When my reward will ship?
We have calculated a February 2018 delivery date for the starter packs and the rule book, maybe some extra figure may be also ready by then too, but I can't guarantee that... anyway what I want to be perfectly clear about is that all the extra stuff will require extra time to be available. Pre-painted starter packs and terrain mats should be available shortly after, March to April. After that we should start releasing the first batch of unlocked new characters, there are 12 codes to do but the reinforcements are double packs, so 14 models, plus the two new starter packs (another 8 figures) plus the special figures for the mission pack, at least some spare heads, etc... and the farmhouse. At the very least we'll need another 5-6 months to get all that in production, so it will still probably be 6 or 7 months before the heavy weapon teams will also be available, plus a couple of weeks more to have them pre-painted. Now add some contingency because real life is like that, you are looking at getting the last of the add ons listed here not earlier than end of September 2018... I'll do everything I can to get things moving faster than that, but I don't want to promise anything I'm not confident I can deliver.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 15:23
Do I need all those add-ons?
No! The game is perfectly playable by 2 people each with a single starter pack. Once you got into the game you may want to add extra variations, extend the game size and scope or even just try out different combination. That is what most add-ons are for. The starter packs together already include the minimum needed to get a good game set up (8 covers on a 60x60cm using 4vs4 figures), you can get a couple more than that and would certainly make things more interesting... I'd recommend getting a couple of trees, which would give a nice area of broken LOS. You can easily play with up to 8-10 figures each (a section/squad instead of a fireteam) on a board of that size, but if you want to try larger forces it is better to increase the board size as well to have space to maneuver; a 90x90 would work up to a platoon (15-30 characters) but would definitely benefit from some extra terrain.
Last updated: September 21, 2017 15:03
what about the crazy shipping above 70oz?
Quite simply, we do not want you to do it. :) Not yet anyway! We have a very good (for Italy) shipping deal but only up to 70oz, above that weight level we would need to use another courier and shipping prices would go up much higher and vary a lot (for instance a 80oz shipment would cost to us more than twice a 70oz one)... in any case you would pay less by shipping in two separate smaller packages, which would also give you the opportunity to get the original items (due February 2018) first and the rest (which will be available several months later) after. Now I said "not yet anyway" because we are working on getting a good deal for shipping larger parcels too. As soon as we get some decent pricing arranged will get back, add the options in and let you guys know!
Last updated: September 25, 2017 03:40
Could you provide more pictures to show the difference between the resin and metal cast figures?
Anyway the difference should be minimal, because we do not use metal masters to make the production molds and special low temperature rubber that shrinks much less then the standard one, so the only real loss of detail happens once as the metal of the actual cast shrinks when cooling. In all the tests we've done so far you can hardly notice the difference without a good magnifying glass, anyway will post pictures of actual production figures asap so you'll be able to decide by yourself. In general anyway consider that you may see a tiny difference in a high definition close up picture but it would hardly be noticeable on a gaming table.
We use a very high grade lead free tin alloy (technically it would be a bronze alloy) which is pretty sharp and much harder than the standard lead-tin alloy (which on the other hand is about twice as cheaper). That makes the metal figures pretty durable. Resin casts are going to be much more fragile, especially long thin details like gun barrels... I would suggest it only if you intend to use them mainly for collection or paint contests and store them safely in a display cabinet. If you use them to play a lot, maybe go to tournaments, carry around them often, etc. metal is the best choice.
Last updated: September 25, 2017 09:44
Are the figures offered individually different from the ones in the starter set?
Yes, the figures in the starter packs are all different and not the same as any of the others offers. So at the moment you can get 4 Characters of the 101st in the SP + 7 separate expansion packs of which 5 are individual miniatures, one is a reinforcements pack which include 2 nameless characters and one is a heavy weapon pack that is effectively a weapon upgrade that can be used by any of the other characters. Basically the same for the 26th VG: 4 Characters in the SP + 7 separate expansion packs of which 5 are individual miniatures, one is a reinforcements pack and one is a heavy weapon upgrade. For the US army 28th Infantry Division there are only the 4 Characters in the SP so far, but these can be used with the 101st and also with the special Character for the I&R platoon of the 99th Infantry Division which is included in the Battle of Lanzerath Ridge mission pack and the .50 heavy weapon upgrade which is also included in there. Similarly for the German 5th Fallschirmjäger Division there are only the 4 Characters in the SP so far, but these can be used with the 26th VG and also with the special Character from the 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division included in the Battle of Lanzerath Ridge mission pack. We are going to continue to add new characters to all these forces as well as releasing new ones in the further future, but only once accurate play testing has proven that they do add something to the game!
Last updated: September 25, 2017 14:10
Are the scenic elements in each starter set different or the same?
All the scenic elements in all starter sets are different!
Last updated: September 26, 2017 00:28
is the separate 12 euro rulebook different from the one you get in the starter sets?
Nope, that is the exact same rulebook, the option is provided in case someone wants to get more than a copy (for a friend, a club, etc.)
Last updated: September 26, 2017 00:29
If I select all the figures and starter sets ... will there be any duplicates ?
No, all figures will be different.
Last updated: September 26, 2017 01:28
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