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Offline bayonetbrant

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Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« on: August 02, 2013, 04:22:45 AM »
Not sure how long the link will be good, but here it is

http://www.wargamevault.com/shopping_cart.php?products_id=114889&src=sub
http://www.wargamevault.com/product/114876/Micro-Armour-The-Game-WWII-2nd-Edition-%28Full-Color%29

the official Micro-armor WWII rules.  All of them, too, not just some 'quick start' or something.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 02:03:58 PM by bayonetbrant »
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 05:43:40 AM »
Gotta love wargame vault.  I feel guilty that I haven't really ever bought much from them...  Just a great copy of micro-napoleonics
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 01:49:08 PM »
Wow, that's a lot of gaming for free.

I all the rules and TO&E's.  Nice find!   ;D
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 01:53:54 PM »
All that I get is an empty shopping cart if I click that link however if I search for "micro" on their site, I see a lot of free micro-armor rules downloads for free.
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 02:02:39 PM »
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 02:04:15 PM by bayonetbrant »
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 02:18:10 PM »
Much better - thanks!
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 04:13:09 PM »
If you click on the little GHQ logo, there are a bunch of TO&E's and rules and all kinds of free stuff!
"If you had a chance, right now, to go back in time and stop Hitler, wouldn't you do it?  I mean, I personally wouldn't stop him because I think he's awesome." - Eric Cartman

"Does a watch list mean you are being watched or is it a come on to Toonces?" - Biggs

"Maybe the slightly sullen look is blaming you for making her feel dirty, wanting to be hot. Yes, it's your fault." - Biggs (again)

"That's what you get when you are getting older and less sober as I am." - SirAndrewD

"Toonces Drunk - (adj) Tooh-nsays Dru-nk Descr:  Smash into a room, insult all your friends, fall asleep for 2 days, naked, face down wearing nothing but ALL your watches on one arm."  - UCG

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 07:42:04 PM »
Cool thanks - downloading a bunch of very large pdf's now!
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 01:07:47 AM »
the rules are free.
the minis not so much.
but I do love my GHQ minis!
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 02:20:04 PM »
Yeah, I was reading the rules a bit and they seem to be geared specifically towards the 1:285 scale or whatever that GHQ scale is.

Any preferred place to buy this stuff online?  I'm guessing my LFGS probably has assorted minis, I know he has a ton of FoW but I think that's a different scale.  I don't want to break the bank kitting myself out until I find out if my son has any interest in playing something like this with me.
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"Maybe the slightly sullen look is blaming you for making her feel dirty, wanting to be hot. Yes, it's your fault." - Biggs (again)

"That's what you get when you are getting older and less sober as I am." - SirAndrewD

"Toonces Drunk - (adj) Tooh-nsays Dru-nk Descr:  Smash into a room, insult all your friends, fall asleep for 2 days, naked, face down wearing nothing but ALL your watches on one arm."  - UCG

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 06:18:04 AM »
Yeah, I was reading the rules a bit and they seem to be geared specifically towards the 1:285 scale

That's exactly what "micro-armor" refers to.

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 06:24:08 AM »
Yeah, I was reading the rules a bit and they seem to be geared specifically towards the 1:285 scale or whatever that GHQ scale is.

Any preferred place to buy this stuff online?  I'm guessing my LFGS probably has assorted minis, I know he has a ton of FoW but I think that's a different scale.  I don't want to break the bank kitting myself out until I find out if my son has any interest in playing something like this with me.

GHQ has a wide range on their website.  Let me know if you and your son decide to get into this.  I have some GHQ stuff that is lying around that I don't really plan on using.
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 06:26:56 AM »
Yeah, I was reading the rules a bit and they seem to be geared specifically towards the 1:285 scale or whatever that GHQ scale is.

Any preferred place to buy this stuff online?  I'm guessing my LFGS probably has assorted minis, I know he has a ton of FoW but I think that's a different scale.  I don't want to break the bank kitting myself out until I find out if my son has any interest in playing something like this with me.

GHQ has a wide range on their website.  Let me know if you and your son decide to get into this.  I have some GHQ stuff that is lying around that I don't really plan on using.

Some more research over at BGG shows that this is a new version of the rules, and they are distributing them for free? I wonder if this isn't an attempt to clear out all that old 1:285 stock off of hobby store shelves? I know that the Sentry Box in Calgary has had some of the same dusty GHQ kits sitting around for at least 25 years.

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 06:40:08 AM »
I think they're trying to get more players in the door.  The 'freebie' is through Wargame Vault, so it's not like they aren't still trying to sell books or anything
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 06:42:30 AM »
Only speculation but I believe that many/most miniature manufacturers have or are moving towards the cheaper plastic/resin models.  Perhaps GHQ has something in the works for a new product line.

The other obvious guess is that just as you said Mike; there's a bunch of old stock lying around so maybe they're hoping for a revival of some sorts by publishing "new and free" rules. 

I haven't even looked at them yet - how recent are those rules? 
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