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27 Oct 2017 5:14 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Crossposted to TMP Poll Suggestions board


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iminay26 Oct 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

I've been wondering for a while now why there is a Bolt Action, Command Decision and Flames of War board, but no board for Battlegroup? It is immensely popular in my local area, and I can only imagine it has a sizable following in the rest of the world as well.

I'm not entirely sure how these boards get decided on however, is this something the admins decide on their own?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

I haven't seen anyone around me play them. Anyway, you make a suggestion for a new board, then Bill asks everyone for their opinion, and then he does whatever he wants.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 9:29 p.m. PST

I play a lot of Bolt Action. I know one guy who bought a battlegroup game, and hasn't played. But I'm for a board, if only to see some AARs

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

You have to propose it in a poll.
Go to TMP Poll Suggestions.
If the poll Suggestion gets enough support, Bill will run an actual poll.
The wording is usually "Woukd you support such a board?"
If it gets 50 positive results, a board will be created. A majority is not needed, just enough support to show ….. support. grin
Good luck.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

I took a shortcut. I hit the [!] button and asked the Editors to crosspost to Poll Suggestions.

But that's the usual way to get a new board.

steamingdave4727 Oct 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

Very active Facebook group for these rules, as well as The Guild forum. Not sure it needs a board on TMP.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

That's the standard objection to all new boards.
The OP wants a TMP board.

Marc at work27 Oct 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

I'm in. Good suggestion

VonBlucher05 Nov 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

Me too, I think adding this board would also give the rules added exposure as you could use your FOW armies in 15mm without rebasing them.

viking08 Feb 2018 5:45 a.m. PST

I think that it could use a board especially with the Collapse of the Guild forum do to hackers

viking17 Mar 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Wish that Battlegroup Board would become a reality

Last Hussar17 Mar 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

Personally I'm against rule specific boards, even for games I enjoy.

Personally I think there should be a 'Rule Specific Board'. The Rule set in the thread should be in the title, and it is a site rule that you only post positive things – ie you play the game. Dawghousable if you go in to criticise the rules.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

The camel's nose is under the tent.

…you only post positive things ie you play the game. Dawghousable if you go in to criticize the rules.

Well that's a little draconian. Why shouldn't you be allowed to criticize a rules set? If the rules and their fans can't take some criticism then perhaps there is something wrong with the rules. I want a variety of opinions. If you don't allow criticism then you are creating a bubble.

I oppose rules specific boards because it creates a bubble. You can not get an objective opinion. Everyone becomes defensive. How dare you speak ill of our rules. How dare you question our perfect rules.

It also takes away from the general discussion. Everyone ends up in their own bubble.

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