I'll have a proper update soon, but I'm swamped with the final details as we finally get this rolling.
In the meantime...some of you may be vaguely familiar with comic... Read more
Update addendum (the VC Village)
This wasn't finished when I posted the last update, but here's how the Vietnamese village came out.
I am working to see if there's room on one of the casts... Read more
Okay, I mentioned that this last week would be very busy as we get the pieces cast. Most of the preliminary work is finished, and so here's a very brief... Read more
Here is a pre-update update because I have my hands full as things finally get into high gear, so forgive my relative brevity. I will provide a fuller update later.... Read more
Tonight's the Night
Well, with any luck, the factory in China should begin to start the manufacturing of the game pieces in the next day or so! China is on the other side... Read more
New Box Lid Art!
Gentlemen (and Ladies),
Behold, the new box lid art.
Here's some close-ups (logo; note the Tiger Stripe camo pattern, as well as the side showing some of the patches).
Compass Games releases a new Vietnam wargame
You can see the Compass Games game on Vietnam here below; looks interesting.
Here's a poll if you're interested:
You may wonder about the relevance of their game... Read more
Box Lid Print Proof Preview *Update*
As I had mentioned, the original box art (the Hal Moore scene) for the Kickstarter page fell through; the artist had already passed away, and the widow's licensing fee was... Read more
Box Lid Print Proof Preview Upgrade
Fortuitously, I have already received the updated version of the sample box lid (removing the famous burning monk image and replacing it with a more generic image from the war),... Read more
Box Lid Print Proof Preview
Here is the first print proof I have for the box lid, which I am posting here for everyone's perusal (print proof meaning that it is subject to final... Read more
Where we're at
Okay, so I mentioned that production was imminent, and the sculptor just happened to inform me that his wife had a baby just recently, so that delayed things slightly. That... Read more
This week I will be traveling to meet with the manufacturers to finalize the beginning of production! This is exciting. Hopefully we can start the gears turning by this... Read more
Late Backer Confirmation
Thank you to the late backers that have confirmed your e-mail. I will contact you at your e-mail when we are about to start production to take your order.
If... Read more
Good news: Game pieces are ready to begin casting!
I'm happy to report that production of the game pieces is now imminent. All sculpt fixes/changes are complete, and the factory is ready to begin. It is Chinese New... Read more
The helicopter rotor blade solution!
What would a Vietnam game be without helicopter pieces? Well, the rotors have been a challenge and in fact have consumed the majority of the sculpting revisions of late because... Read more
Game piece status interim update
By request, here's a couple pictures to show everybody how some of the game piece fixes are coming along. These are just little things that show the progress of... Read more
The Prototype Game Pieces are In!
Once again, the white resin makes the detail difficult to discern, but you can easily distinguish each type of game piece to see specifically what it is!
There... Read more
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Well, this update has nothing to do with Pearl Harbor, but it's an appropriate occasion to bring everyone up to date:
So, first off, I... Read more
Supplemental update (game piece sizes)
In response to some of the concerns about the size of various game pieces, I threw together this quick little (3 minute) video for a better firsthand look. :-)... Read more
As promised, here is a picture comparing the size of our Vietnam War pieces with Axis & Allies pieces. As you can see, they're in the same ballpark, but... Read more
Game Pieces (pseudo) Update
The next stage of game piece creation is finally underway. All the extra game pieces that have been added to the game are really going to be great, and I'm... Read more
The War in Vietnam map
Behold The War in Vietnam final prototype map!
Forgive my immodesty, but I don't believe a better wargame map for the Vietnam War has been... Read more
57 Chevy (All Our Dreams Were Swept Away)
This particular update is unrelated to the game specifically, but for those that are interested, my most recent song production about a soldier killed in Vietnam (Phil Ferro)... Read more
Bonus game piece sculpts are finished!
Thank you for your patience; I realize it's been a month-and-a-half since my last update, but our sculptor really went the extra mile to create some... Read more
Maps' graphics are completed!
Here we have The Dangerous Year: 1973map in its near-final state. This game, as a reminder, simulates the execrable showdown that nearly occurred in '73 when... Read more
The three artists I have working on the graphics have kindly provided me with some samples to show off. Please know that these are merely prototypes and are... Read more
Production Update #2
Okay, we have a few more sculpts to show off here, with more on the way. I was endeavoring to get these up yesterday, but tax season... Read more
Production Update #1
Here is the first of numerous updates as we go through production. Firstly, we have some of the new game pieces finished with sculpting, and here's... Read more
First new miniatures samples should be ready in a few days!
I am told that the first few samples of the new miniatures should be available in a matter of days, and more to follow in due time.... Read more
Thank you all backers, and congratulations! We all did it!
When this campaign was first launched, I knew that I had never run a kickstarter campaign before, but I also knew that the designer and I had... Read more
We are now 75% funded, and projections look positive for 100% by next week.
Also, projections now are that we'll exceed funding by the end of the campaign, which is... Read more
Thanks to those that participated.
In order of most popular:
1 ) AH-1... Read more
Jumbo maps and Second set of miniatures great news!
For those of you that have already pledged additional money beyond their chosen reward level, you already AUTOMATICALLY qualify to get the Jumbo maps without having to pledge... Read more
Jumbo map option
A few have asked me about the possibility of offering a larger map set as an add-on option to their game. So, I checked into... Read more
Extra miniatures set now available by popular request!
Well, I have been receiving so many e-mails and comments requesting that we offer an extraset of miniatures as a game add-on option, I took some time to... Read more
A new (very brief) video added to the KS page.
Another video (only just over a minute and a half) is up now showing a little closer look at what comes in the box of the base... Read more
VAT and EU backers
For backers in Europe (and elsewhere), a helpful reminder that your VAT will be considerably lower than you may have thought because the "value" of your game (upon which VAT... Read more
The Stretch Goals are guaranteed (no worries!)
Now that we've about hit 40% funding, and with all of March still left to go, I want to assure all backers that you will absolutely get the... Read more
The Extra Miniatures
A helpful clarification:
Someone brought up a very good point that all these extra miniatures might be misconstrued that this game's presentation will not be complete without them.
... Read more
Additional miniatures for backers!
Prospects for the game are looking pretty good. In anticipation of our positive projections, the designer and I have been having discussions about what EXTRA miniatures to add... Read more
So far so good, thanks to you!
Here's our first update for The War in Vietnam!
- First and foremost, trend calculations indicate that we'll meet our goal, but it will be close (i.e., when I adjust... Read more