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Mr Jones17 Nov 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

Any ideas?

Tgunner17 Nov 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Sounds like a contract thing. Do x number of titles for y period and contract complete. Otherwise, no clue.

Mr Jones17 Nov 2018 4:03 p.m. PST

Perhaps not a big seller.

whitphoto18 Nov 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

It seems that they very rarely do a second run of any of their games. They also contract out the rules writing, or buy licenses after development, so it could be that sales are never worth resigning another contract.

John Leahy18 Nov 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

It did sell well. Contract period I believe. Set amount of copies published.

Khaki0805 Dec 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

Having been approached to write for Osprey, they basically do an author buy-out where the writer arranges all his/her own image rights etc and is paid a flat fee for a specified print run. No follow-on royalties are paid. Thus a reprint would require a fresh contract with the author, plus new image clearances etc. Not the same as other publishers, but it works for Osprey.

LORDGHEE07 Dec 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

you can still get force on force from ambush alley web site in pdf

French Wargame Holidays25 Dec 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

And a new set is coming self published I believe

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