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leesow Inactive Member06 Oct 2012 6:45 a.m. PST

Something New! CBI Ops. The response to the free Vietnam scenario for Combat Action Command has been overwhelming, so I thought I would throw put up another free download for your enjoyment. China Burma India Theater in WWII. I have put up free Data Cards for Japanese Paratroopers, Merrill's Marauder's and Kachin Rangers. There are a lot of similarities in the terrain and style of combat, so you can use the Nam Scenario and Map, and my BLOG explains the few tweaks needed to play. For the downloads and BLOG visit:
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combatactioncommand.com
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And have fun, learn something and enjoy! Cheers! Lee the author

cheesesailor7707 Oct 2012 9:28 p.m. PST

Define, "Overwhelming"…

R Mark Davies07 Oct 2012 10:44 p.m. PST

Define 'learn something'…

PiersBrand08 Oct 2012 2:57 a.m. PST

Define, "Overwhelming"…

The amount of posts on Combat Action Command?

leesow Inactive Member08 Oct 2012 3:48 a.m. PST

Overwhelming = somewhere between very large and huge.

StormforceX08 Oct 2012 11:26 a.m. PST

Why do posters knock leesow? He's written a commercial set of rules, how many of us have done that? Sure, we have all got little notebooks full of scribbled stuff about move distances and relative armour values, but that's not the same thing. C'mon, give the guy some credit.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member08 Oct 2012 12:30 p.m. PST

"Why do posters knock leesow? "

I don't think they are really knocking him and his rules. But it appears that most seem to feel that he is excessive in his creating threads and making postings that appear only to try and sell his rules set. Starting with this one for example,
TMP link
Robert

StormforceX08 Oct 2012 1:21 p.m. PST

A well written answer Robert, and I accept that he is zealous about his own rules (which I have not yet seen) but can you blame someone for that? I think that I would also promote my rules at every opportunity, had I the gumption to write some.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member08 Oct 2012 1:33 p.m. PST

That could be true. But as for others not so much. There are a few members who have created their own sets of rules and posted about them. But not to the extent of leesow has. There is a point where if done too much there is a chance to alienate others and make them more apt not to want to purchase the rules as others have stated in other threads. Robert

leesow Inactive Member08 Oct 2012 2:28 p.m. PST

I appreciate the comments, both good and bad. However, in all fairness I would ask that you READ my posts a bit more carefully! My recent posts have all involved FREE (yes that is FREE as in NOT SELLING as in FREE) rules that gamers can download.

Not really sure how you can alienate other gamers by offering them a FREE chance to try something new. And it's not "sneaky" promotion of something that is for sale. There is NO Nam version of Combat Action Command for sale, nor can you buy PanzerKampfen rules. And there is no China-Burma-India supplement for the set of Combat Action Command rules that OMM does publish. And you do NOT need to BUY anything to play ANY of the FREE downloads!

They are there for FREE for gamers to download play and enjoy, plain and simple. That's because my goal, and my "aggressive promotion" are not because I want to make millions selling rules (come on now, nobody makes millions doing rules but GW right?) but because I have invested years in reseraching and developing some unique concepts for playing with miniatures and I want to SHARE those ideas and concepts with as many gamers as possible. It's working.

Just to set the PR (vs. alienate or irritate) record straight you can tell from the posts that yes several people have been irritated and several more (or perhaps the same ones?) have "stifled" me. Compare that to over 1000 gamers who have downloaded the FREE rules. That's odds of about 100 to 1 in favor of gamers (as opposed to complainers). In life like in gaming, I like to go with the odds.

So again I say to the 1000 gamers who have downloaded my rules, have some fun, learn something and enjoy! Cheers! The author.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member08 Oct 2012 9:03 p.m. PST

Yes. I have read your posts about the FREE rules and ECT. It is a good part of advertising used to entice someone to purchase something. And I won't fault you that. And I am one that has downloaded the FREE stuff. And with just 3 stifles I don't think that many are irritated enough with you to stifle you lol. I for one am not one of them. On the other hand I picked up 3 just for answering StormforceX's question. So what does that tell you? I merely pointed out that some seem irritated with you and not knocking yourself personally or your rules. To you I say good luck. Robert

cheesesailor7708 Oct 2012 11:25 p.m. PST

I don't want to dissuade Lee from his quest. I'm a rules writer as well, and don't mean disrespect. The only thing I find mildly irritating about his posts are the continuous claims of the game's popularity. A popularity of which there seems to be no evidence. It's harmless, but it does come off as manipulative, and worst of all, pretentious. Actually, the worst it comes off as, is childish.

Of the many posts written by Lee in the past few weeks, I'd not seen one single positive response from a fan who has played the game. And now we here that the positive support of this product is so significant as to be "overwhelming" to its maintainer.

Again, I hate to be a debbie downer, but I only say it as to try to be helpful. Lee, please reconsider your tact. You'd think you'd want to win over the TMP crowd, not alienate them.

-B

cheesesailor7708 Oct 2012 11:29 p.m. PST

Oh, and too his credit, he's always responded politely and positively. Gotta give him that. Though my criticism stands.

-B

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