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Bob the Temple Builder08 Jan 2020 10:44 a.m. PST

I've bought mine from Amazon, and I'll be writing a review on my blog (Wargaming Miscellany) later this week.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Bob! Great news.

WombatDazzler08 Jan 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

I would love to buy It's Getting a Bit Chile, but they do not ship to Australia and there is no pdf option.

So I am a sad Wombat.



Yesthatphil08 Jan 2020 1:50 p.m. PST

Well done, Treb, on getting these available to a wider wargame public.

If you don't know these titles and aren't a regular at Wargaming For Grownups (let's face it … if you are a regular at the blog you are bound to have read about these games wink) they are well worth a look.

OK, I am one of the regular Monday Night playtesters at Trebian Towers ('shequarters') and these rules have had lots of care and attention to detail go into them. Many of the mechanisms are unique and are crafted specifically to bring out the author's vision of the warfare of the period.

As systems they work and will cope with pretty much anything plausible that players will throw at them. I particularly like the way commanders character and abilities influence the Chile game.

If these wars are on your bucket list, give them a go and join in the dialogue on Trebian's blog.


Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

@WombatDazzler: Give it a little while. My previous effort "To Ur is Human" wasn't available in Oz, now will import from the US with reasonable postage. It obviously takes a while for them to filter through.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

@Yesthatphil: Thanks for the encouraging words. You lot are a very thorough audience, with lots of ideas. I have to try really hard to find something the rest of you haven't seem before.

WombatDazzler08 Jan 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

tk U Trebian. I will keep an eye out for them. It looks like a very interesting period. And I like the grid method.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 5:19 p.m. PST

Bought "To Ur is Human" from CP Models, along with some figures, too. However, held off on buying the Sumerians, until after I see how the rules read.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 2:37 a.m. PST

@GamesPoet: I'm now on tenterhooks to find out what you think! If you have any questions you can always ask me over on the Wargaming for Grown Ups Blog: link

N Drury09 Jan 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

Will Chile be on Wargames Vault later?

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 2:21 a.m. PST

@N Drury : I see that "To Ur" has started to sell on Wargame Vault, so I am intending to release the Chile pdf in the next week. It'll be £14.99 GBP, same as the book.

TMPISNAFF Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 9:09 a.m. PST

I just bought to Ur is Human via Amazon, It has been delivered without the free figure. Is this right?

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

@Jarrovian: Yes. The free figure only comes with a copy ordered from CP Models. Adding the figure was a decision by Mike at CPM, who also set the price, as he took a bundle of books off me wholesale, and he's competing for sales with Amazon.

TMPISNAFF Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 10:35 a.m. PST

Thanks Trebian, I'm probably going to go in 15mm anyway, using the splendid new Museum Miniatures 'Z' range Sumerians.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

@Jarrovian: Sound call. I wouldn't dismiss the Hat 20mm plastics out of hand, either. I'm very pleased with them and they are very affordable.

Maxshadow25 Jan 2020 6:18 p.m. PST

I have to UR is Human and they look to be a splendid set of rules. Looking forward to giving them a test run.

@Jarrovian Those Museum minis look amazing. Immediately placed order to fill some gaps.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2020 3:25 a.m. PST

@Maxshadow: Have you seen the sample game over on the blog? link

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