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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
I think Richie's doing great work with the tools he's got available.

I think any graphics issues I've got w/ his counters aren't his fault, but rather design decisions with the original game graphics.  They were, quite honestly, a big turn-off for me and one of the reasons I wasn't that interested in picking the game.
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 08:38:14 AM »
I'd tend to agree with that Brant - looks like it's mostly design issues that I have with it as well - but - apparently it works as it's a popular game.  Carry on Richie!
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2018, 04:47:35 AM »
I just learned via a wargaming FB group that Ed P. aka Richie 61 lost his battle against cancer and has just passed away. I bought a few boardgames from him, and was in touch with him about chit design as he was very active with his top down mods to various games.

I am not sure this is the right forum or thread to post this, but he did love his top-down chits so thought to post here instead of opening a new thread. Mods please feel free to delete / move to an appropriate place.

RIP Ed

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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 05:24:02 AM »
That is very sad indeed. He fought a good fight. RIP.
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2018, 05:54:53 AM »
That is very sad indeed. He fought a good fight. RIP.

+1, terrible news.  :'(
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2018, 05:56:34 AM »
Very sad indeed. He was very active across a lot of different games that I followed.

RIP Ed.

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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2018, 06:15:24 AM »
Here's a post from The Blitz Squad Battles forum by 'Landser34':

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I sent a message to check up on Ed and she just wrote me back Ed passed away last night.
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      Dennis, I'm happy that you reached out. Ed passed on last night at 6:15. It was our 24th anniversary, and I believe he was holding on just for me. He died peacefully, which was a tremendous relief. He'd been excruciating pain for the past 6 months. Hospice was finally able to get his pain under control, and it was good that he was no longer suffering. All of you guys were very important to Ed. He loved playing you all's war games. I know he was quite good at it, and that doesn't surprise me. I'll be posting his obituary at some point either today or tomorrow. Please let all his friends know.
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2018, 06:27:03 AM »
Crossroads, please post a link to the obituary here for us.


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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2018, 06:30:24 AM »
This is  very sad news. Ed was a tremendous asset to the community. He will be missed.   :'(
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2018, 06:45:07 AM »
I just learned via a wargaming FB group that Ed P. aka Richie 61 lost his battle against cancer

can you share the link to that post?  (Pm if needed) thanks!
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2018, 10:58:15 AM »
Crossroads, please post a link to the obituary here for us.

Certainly  :(
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2018, 10:58:51 AM »
I just learned via a wargaming FB group that Ed P. aka Richie 61 lost his battle against cancer

can you share the link to that post?  (Pm if needed) thanks!

PM sent, as it is a closed group (The Wargamers Club for Gentlemen, hosted by Peter Jeavons).
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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2018, 09:33:02 AM »
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The "c" and other smaller symbols are going to be very difficult to pick up on a 5/8" counter (assuming that's the counter size that this game uses).

LOL, I can see that you might not be familiar with Flying Pig games. Are counters are big, some as big as 13/8" (Night of Man vehicles) and OST vehicles are approximately 7/8"!

I think these counters look great!

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Re: Old School Tactical - WIP Counters and Cards
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2018, 02:01:49 AM »
Crossroads, please post a link to the obituary here for us.

These links were posted at the Blitz Squad Battles forum. Rest in peace Ed.

http://www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=2121527

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/obituaries/edward-d-pacitto/article_5dcb36f4-7408-52ec-838a-469bfa3234cd.html

(The latter won't open me as I am from EU).

I wonder if he shared his OST mod sheets with anyone. Would be nice to be able to share them in memory of him and his art work.
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