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mfastoso25 Jun 2012 6:19 a.m. PST

Well…the rulebook and the first scenario book, 'Panzer Lehr at ST-LO' will be available at Historicon! We are excited to finally be releasing this to the wargaming community. We will be running about 15 scenarios plus there will be three sessions each day (thurs-sat) of Demo games.

Many people have played Fireball at the conventions over the past few years and we thank each one of your for you input and interest in the game. We hope everyone will enjoy what we have to offer. See you at the convention!

For a peek at the cover art for the ST-LO book check out my blog heres;


Mooseheadd Inactive Member25 Jun 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

Will not be at Historicon this year. When will the rules be available to order and from where?

Thank You.

nazrat26 Jun 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

Mark said Brigade will most likely carry them after Historicon.

mfastoso26 Jun 2012 7:44 a.m. PST

Yep…Brigade Games should be carrying them

holien26 Jun 2012 9:33 a.m. PST

Can I reserve copies? Will you run out of stock?

mfastoso28 Jun 2012 8:48 a.m. PST

If you can't get a copy in the dealer area swing by the Demo Games and we may have an extra copy.

Gee…I hope we run out of stock!

Sean Barnett17 Jul 2012 10:17 p.m. PST

I'll be running a couple of Fireball games on Friday and Saturday--two more scenarios from the book I'm writing on the British Operation Perch--the battles around Villers-Bocage in June 1944. Come by and join in the fun!

DaveyJJ Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

First off, I have to say how great Mark has been replying to my newbie questions about FbF on the yahoo group, despite being busy with Historicon. I also want to praise and recommend this set of rules, even though I'm only playing a few starter games with the (outdated) demo PDFs on their site.

This is a really neat set of rules. I think of them like a much improved version of CrossFire (my favourite ruleset). They are smooth playing, reward proper tactics, have the right amount of chrome, introduce some nice mechanics, and are well written and easy to understand. Plus well-supported (so far) on the Yahoo group.

They produce a great game that doesn't take all night to play a scenario and produce a superb narrative story for the game played. Like a marriage of CrossFire + Combat Commander. Kudos to Mark and Jonathan on producing a great set of WW2 rules that have been extremely fun to play. Can't wait for my full version rules.

Charles Besly27 Jul 2012 10:33 a.m. PST

Does Fireball foreword have any scenarios on the Pacific?

holien27 Jul 2012 3:21 p.m. PST

They ran several at the show and I think one of the crew is doing a book?

It works really well and I had two games with Japs and they were both nail biting finishes.

I said it there and will say again it is such a joy to finally see these rules published and I hope to get some UK converts when I run some games here.

I need to post the photo's I have as the models in use and terrain were 1st Class!!

Well done lads….

holien27 Jul 2012 3:23 p.m. PST

DaveyJJ I love Xfire and I think you are right these rules for me allow good use of armour and I will use them for games where I want armour to be fun and more meaningful than how Xfire handles them…

Windward27 Jul 2012 6:23 p.m. PST

There is a single USMC vs Japanese sample scenario in the rule book. The rules for Japanese are addressed in the rule book.

holien28 Jul 2012 3:33 a.m. PST


Uploaded Photos from the show enjoy…

Might get time to edit titles and name games later

nazrat28 Jul 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

I have 12 Pacific scenarios in my super duper top secret Fireball Forward folder, one of which was sent to me by Mr. Fastoso only yesterday. They are all for his upcoming Guadalcanal book. I am considering writing some landing scenarios (and possibly a full book of games) for either Tarawa or Pelelieu since I have read almost everything I could find on those two battles.

nazrat28 Jul 2012 10:08 a.m. PST

GREAT pictures, Mark! You even caught me in one.

Sean Barnett29 Jul 2012 9:07 p.m. PST

Here are some more photos of Fireball games from Historicon. The Brits and Germans are from the Normandy games I ran on Friday and Saturday.






holien30 Jul 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

Darn you Sean….

I need to persuade my wife to look at these as I don't do Facebook….


Sean Barnett30 Jul 2012 8:25 p.m. PST

I'll have to find another site to post game photos--with a little camera it's easy to take a bunch.

holien31 Jul 2012 1:27 p.m. PST


Flickr is free and dead easy to upload to…

Windward31 Jul 2012 6:46 p.m. PST

If not Flicker, there is Picasa too

Sean Barnett11 Aug 2012 9:41 p.m. PST

Here's a link to a set of them on flickr:


holien12 Aug 2012 12:24 p.m. PST

Nice shots

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