Colonial Twilight playbook, final version.

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Okay, about the last, last thing to do for Colonial Twilight, is to post the Playbook for the design.

24 pages of tutorial, mucho documentation and examples on the ‘bot, Designer’s Notes galore, text and background for every Event Card, selected bibliography (including a list of fiction and films you might like for atmosphere), and a pronunciation guide for place names (thanks to big guy and polymath Barry Setser for that!).

Okay. That’s really about all there is. I think I have now written more words about the game, than there are in the game. Every major component has been revealed, or described in great detail.

It remains now only for you to get your copy, and play it. Enjoy.

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Colonial Twilight is 1500, and charging!

P500 site 18 june

Snipped from the GMT P500 page on their website.

Won’t be long now, chums….

Wowsers! Look what came in the mail today!

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One of the very first copies of Colonial Twilight! GMT sent me an advance copy, just in time for Consimworld Expo. The rest of you will have to wait a few more weeks, please be patient…

Not going to do an unboxing video, but I am very very pleased with the quality of the components. And nothing has been changed on me without my knowledge or consent.

VERY happy! Can’t you see?

Just a few more days to get your P500 order in – pay only $52 now instead of $75 after! 1,448 other chums can’t be wrong! You don’t want to be wrong, do you? Preorder at the link below:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-548-colonial-twilight-the-french-algerian-war-1954-62.aspx

Back to USAWC

  • May 16, 2017, 4:30 pm – Strategic Art Film: The Battle of Algiers, moderated by Brian Train.  US Army War College, Root Hall, Wil Washcoe Auditorium. For more information, call Army Heritage and Education Center at 717-245-3828.

In about two weeks I will be returning to the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for a repeat performance of last year’s event: I will be moderating a screening of the Pontecorvo film The Battle of Algiers and then we will have some guided play of Colonial Twilight.

Algiers and Algeria at AWC

The difference is this time Colonial Twilight will be in its final, approved form! Apparently it is still on track to appear in June 2017, just a bit too late for the Consimworld Expo in Tempe, Arizona (at the end of May, this year) but about three years since GMT first approached me about doing the game.

After this I am going to Ottawa for a couple of days, where I will be at the Cangames convention on the weekend. It’s their 40th annual convention! Maybe I’ll see some of you there. I’ll be running a couple of games of Colonial Twilight there as well, and maybe some other goodies.

http://www.cangames.ca/

Now It Can Be Seen: Box art for Colonial Twilight

Rodger MacGowan has finished the box art for Colonial Twilight!

And boy it looks good. The collage-of-images is a staple for many wargame covers, but it’s particularly interesting how Rodger has arranged these and used colours to imitate and fuse the structures of both the French and Algerian flags. And the green-and-black scheme really makes it pop.

I’m very pleased with this, another great cover by Rodger!

And now, this is the very last thing there is for me to look at and approve… so that’s it.

I think we’re done here, after more than two and a half years.

*sigh*

Look for this to appear in June or July!

Colonial Twilight rules, final version

… and this is one of those things to do: post the rules for Colonial Twilight.

Here they are!

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(C3i banner by Rodger Macgowan, who is doing the box cover art for the game)

New Post on InsideGMT: Propaganda Rounds and Pivotal Events in Colonial Twilight

battle-of-algiers

http://www.insidegmt.com/?p=15197

Fresh today, a post to the InsideGMT blog on the procedures to follow in the Propaganda Rounds of the game, and illustrations and explanations of the Pivotal Event cards.

I think I have about reached the limit of what I can describe about this game’s content and mechanisms! Anyway, slip on over and check it out.