Historicon - Rally Brigade Command
Production is Underway
We are producing the products as of the release of this update. Here is a recap of the accomplishments since the last update.
- We have doubled all... Read more
We are hard at work on scaling our manufacturing processes needed to deliver a top tier quality product with Rally Round the Flag™. Yesterday we received an additional printer to... Read more
At a meeting with our chief of manufacturing, we reviewed destructive testing of the standees. This was our third rework of the standees. In prior rounds of testing we had... Read more
The poster arrived safely.
We have also expanded the mastering of pieces for the Regimental scale game. We should have a complete proof copy soon. Each piece is mastered independently... Read more
Little Round Top - Training Scenario
Many of the Regimental pieces are in production or complete. The original standees from the Kickstarter prototype are shown below. Above are the pieces that were used this weekend while... Read more
Test Mailing Monday
We are starting test mailing this Monday. We always do this with our Kickstarter projects to insure we can get the rewards to all of you.
Our general Backer rewards... Read more
Putting away the Standees
This past week we have continued to work on producing our standees and have been working on the design and prototyping of the packaging. We are still working to perfect... Read more
It has been far too long since the last update, however we have been making progress.
For the last two months, we have been reconstructing the key data that runs... Read more
The empty floor space is the location for a printer that is now at the support center for calibration. Once all the systems are tested and calibrated the machine will... Read more
Many times during life the unexpected rolls in on you. For Lost Battalion Publishing it was the crash of 3 disk drives at once in our core server systems. When... Read more
When you can’t fit in your pants…
While we were at Origins, Becky stayed behind to make sure we continued our efforts to ship Rally Round the Flag. Our other product sales have been growing so much... Read more
We now have a manufacturable Rally Round the Flag divisional game proof copy. That means that all pieces are reviewed and correct. Manufacturing yields of all parts are both reliable... Read more
Last weekend I spent time with George Anderson doing some destructive testing of the Rally Round the Flag divisional standees. We started by playing the opening day of Gettysburg with... Read more
Cold Wars Preview
We previewed the new manufacturing at Cold Wars this weekend. Several of the KickStarter backers of Rally Round the Flag were in attendance and we wanted to get feedback from... Read more
This is a status update which we will follow very shortly with a preview of the "PROOF" copies. I understand the frustration as to the lack of an update. Please... Read more
Production is Underway
Delivery is Delayed.
The Production for most components for Rally Divisional and Regimental Games are underway. The Regimental scale game is complete on component layout, however the final cut files...... Read more
Brigade-level Rules Available
Rally Round the Flag Brigade Rules available for review. Please place your comments and correction here so we can address them.
The boxes are picture place-holders that will be replaced... Read more
Comments on the Divisional Rules
The URL below is to a DRAFT set of rules. They have not yet been given to Becky in Art to apply the Style Guide. In addition several YELLOW boxes... Read more
Cards are almost final...
The Rally Cards are a large undertaking but we are almost at press ready. I thought I would share the results of that work and explain a bit about the... Read more
Day by Day...Division #2
The next section is up... I left out the illustrations due to formatting. I think the time is better used getting the layout complete so I can post the PDF... Read more
Day by Day...Division #1
We have settled on a case for the Regimental game of Rally Round the Flag.
I am going to upload the complete Divisional Rules to the Lost Battalion Games website... Read more
We are back to work after the Holidays. I hope all of you had a great time with family. We managed to fit in a small break between Christmas and... Read more
A Shiny New Press
My first civilian job after the military was in a newspaper printing company that was jointly owned by the city morning and evening newspaper. They had combined the production and... Read more
$36K in Backing
The summer is winding down, and the dust is settling on our Rally Round the Flag Kickstarter project. During the summer convention season we spent time with the attendees showing... Read more
Rally made it's first Art Goal Strech Goal.
Thank all of you for backing our project.
I will send the survey around the 31st of July. And we should have the Sales Orders to all of you soon... Read more
Regimental Game Play - Culp's Hill part 2
This continues the battle of Culp's Hill up to the end of turn 6. The remaining 6 turns are still to come.
As we are winding down the Kickstarter... Read more
Regimental Game Play - Culp's Hill part 1
This is the first part of a zoomed in battle of Culp's Hill. More tomorrow.
Culp's Hill Regimental Setup
The above image is clickable to show the starting setup. The Video is in production and I will post it in segments that are reasonable segments of the... Read more
XII Corps on Culps Hill
For the forces you are seeing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culp%27s_Hill#/media/File:Gettysburg_Day2_Culp%27s_Hill_Defenses.png
S. Craig Taylor Jr. Rolls Over!
For those of you who knew Craig, his historical research was always as good as anyone alive, and maybe now is better than most that have lived. What some of... Read more
Long Video, Short Turn
This is a complete walk through of the Morning Turn of July 1, 1863. I will be happy to answer questions in my next update.
Markers in Rally Round the Flag
Rally Round the Flag includes markers that track the number of action taken, status of the location, and the status of troops during the turn. Although these are a convenience... Read more
Divisional Play Tutorial 3
I am working on Turn 1 of the divisional game play. Please post your questions and I will get back to them as quickly as the work allows. Thank... Read more
Die Rolls, VP and Marching
I managed to get parts for another divisional prototype from the factory. (Turn around was less than 24 hours). I wanted to spend the next several videos showing off... Read more
Regimental Game Play Tutorial
Playing Rally Round the Flag at the conventions allowed me to practice explaining the game mechanics before making the video. But even with that practice I forgot to cover... Read more
Time Lapse Game Replay Part 2
I will be adding other video content tomorrow. I and I am looking forward to questions and comments.
Regimental Replay of Rally Round the Flag Part 1
The Time Lapsed replay of Rally Round the Flag has inset photos and subtitles. I skipped the music since the overlaid audio was not really usable. I am sure... Read more
Rallying the Troops
The gamers at Consimworld Expo had a chance to play all three versions of Rally Round the Flag. They saw the first prototype on the table 2 years ago.... Read more
We are out in Tempe Arizona this week playing Rally Round the Flag with the attendees. If you have never been to ConSimWorld Expo I can say it is truly... Read more
Brigade Level Combat Q&A
The questions about the Brigade level video were great. I took time to answer them here in an update so I can include pictures and better formatting.
How do the... Read more
Combat for the Brigade Scale Game-play.
Brigade Game Combat Example
The use of the battle board allows the area combat to be resolved quickly. Defensive musketry can some times discourage a brigade from closing into... Read more
Overview of Firing
Fire combat uses a firing number where the lower the number the better the troops are at shooting. The shot is taken by beating a target number which you get... Read more
The Origins of Rally Round the Flag
I first met S. Craig Taylor Jr. at a Yaquinto Publishing play test day on a Saturday in 1982. Some friends and I drove over to Dallas Texas where Craig... Read more