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Oh Bugger14 Feb 2016 5:23 a.m. PST

I understand how folk feel but looking at the front cover it says v.1.1- not the first thing I noticed for sure but it is there.

mashrewba14 Feb 2016 6:01 a.m. PST

That doesn't excuse anything.
As I haven't been following the minutiae of the development of HFG for the last 20 years this hardly screams a warning to me and neither did any of the supporting blurb on the Lulu site.

Oh Bugger14 Feb 2016 6:52 a.m. PST

Not saying it does and I agree with your post but it is there and for those who want their money back that has implications.

mashrewba14 Feb 2016 6:56 a.m. PST

For me and I'm sure many others it's not the money it's the fact that it's still not HFG!!!

Oh Bugger14 Feb 2016 9:44 a.m. PST

There is that too.

Gwydion14 Feb 2016 3:43 p.m. PST

And what IS HFG then?
It says HFG.
It allows you to play a game of Horse Foot and Guns in the relevant era.
It says it is version 1.1
I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

If you haven't been following the development why are you upset about buying a set of rules? Or have you downloaded the freebie – in which case you would know that 1.1 is not the 2.0 version in development?

Anyone shouting fraud should think twice – and stop right there. That is defamation. I see no evidence of any misrepresentation – the edition on sale was clearly marked for anyone and everyone to see.

If you have been downloading and playing a freebie version all this time perhaps the honourable thing would be to buy a copy or send Phil a donation in any case?

MajorB15 Feb 2016 2:20 a.m. PST

It allows you to play a game of Horse Foot and Guns in the relevant era.
It says it is version 1.1
I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

If you haven't been following the development why are you upset about buying a set of rules? Or have you downloaded the freebie in which case you would know that 1.1 is not the 2.0 version in development?

The problem seems to be that when this appeared on the Lulu site, it looked like a published version of the rules. However, it turns out that the content is simply a reprint of a previously freely available draft. And not even the latest draft at that.

The fact that it has now been withdrawn from the Lulu site I think speaks volumes.

mashrewba16 Feb 2016 9:36 a.m. PST

In a nutshell -thank you Major.
I must admit I can't help wondering why it has taken so long to get these rules off the ground -it's like a life long quest for nirvana or a cure for cancer -although things seem to be looking up on that front!!

MajorB17 Feb 2016 3:06 a.m. PST

I must admit I can't help wondering why it has taken so long to get these rules off the ground -it's like a life long quest for nirvana or a cure for cancer -although things seem to be looking up on that front!!

Phil Barker is no longer a spring chicken. Now well into his 80s there are limits on what he can do in a given time period. HFG was never a high priority for him. The new version of DBA was much more important. Hence HFG has been on the "back burner" for many years …

Markconz17 Apr 2016 5:31 p.m. PST

So now that the LULU mess has been sorted out, and free correct replacement copies sent, has anyone been playing this?

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