Decorated Veterans Redux...
When we shipped the Red Devils Kickstarter we were diligent to ensure that everything on the checklist made it in the box. Our production manager, Becky, made a determined effort... Read more
Red Devils has Shipped!
When I considered designing Sergeants Miniatures Game close to six years ago, I knew I was going to push the boundaries of tabletop game design. The idea of unique soldiers... Read more
Short - Long = Infiltration
I often get a common question from customers – “Why is my Soldier's Short Range, greater than his Long Range?” This is usually on a Soldier that is armed with... Read more
Café Picot was open late for dinner, yet curfew was close at hand. A well-dressed lady and a somewhat scruffy gentleman were seated by the fireplace, enjoying a coffee after... Read more
Scenario X243 - Pegasus Bridge
To kickoff our celebration of shipping Red Devils, I thought I would take you on a tour of one of our larger scenarios. My comments will be in italics interspersed... Read more
Old War Horses
I wrote my first computer game in 1971 on an Ohio Scientific computer. It had 4K of memory and was in its own building. The memory was actually made from... Read more
The Stragglers Have Arrived
We missed the October 1 shipping target. I was away for a week at the end of September and returned to the office to the typical avalanche of messages and... Read more
Character Profile - Thatcher Can Do
Thatcher grew up in Alberta Canada and spent his summers with his maternal grandfather, a retired Sergeant with the Black Watch, wandering the moors of Scotland. When the war broke... Read more
Character Profile - Haas Keeps Moving
Haas is from a long line of demolition experts. The family legend has it that a distant relative on his paternal grand uncle’s side was at the siege of Vienna,... Read more
Character Profile - Fisher is a Blast
Sergeant Millard Fisher was a student studying Northern Italian Medieval Architecture before the war. His deep love of sculpture and construction was indulged for several years in Savoy and Florence.... Read more
Character Profile - Schlesinger likes good Conversation
Schlesinger was a factory worker that handled import at a coffee roasting company in Hamburg before the war. When he was drafted in 1939 he expected the war to be... Read more
Character Profile - Dewhurst is a Fighter
Eric Dewhurst was a storekeeper before the war. His brother was the soldier in the family, serving as a Corporal with the BEF. When his brother was captured in a... Read more
Character Profile - Gottke is a Survivor
Unterfeldwebel Gottke enlisted in 1937. He survived all the difficulty of training and operational campaigns across Europe. Keeping his head low has kept him alive, but it also has made... Read more
As a young man I was blessed to work at a newspaper. One of the cardinal rules of the newspaper business is, "Don’t bury the lead," meaning the key, most... Read more
Pegasus Bridge is a bit different from all our other expansions. Rarely do we focus on a single combat action with a dedicated Landmark. The coup-de-main attack to capture the... Read more
Red Devils Sneak Preview
Todd Trahan and Kevin Collins ran a Sneak Preview of Red Devils as a demo at Historicon.
Here are their comments and observations.
“The Brits were very effective... Read more
Red Devils at Historicon
Well, the first, pre-production “Red Devils” have seen the light of day.
We had one kick starter participant who signed on at the “Set Designer’s Level” and who has been... Read more
The Red Devils Story Deck
I promised a look at more art and here is a sample of the Red Devils Story deck which just entered production.
Odd events bring some new experiences to Sergeants... Read more
What is left to do…
Red Devils is closing in on the ship date. In fact we will have a sample of production items that we are taking to Historicon 2013 to display at our... Read more
Preview of a Tactics Module
A Tactics module can enhance the play of any squad by allowing organizational structure to be assigned to the player's soldiers. The TEAM panel shown below is the first of... Read more
Parade and Training Drops
Soldiers are arriving daily at the training facility. We expect to have the 6th Airborne Division ready to drop next month. The weekly parade by Battalion is a glorious sight,... Read more
Boxes and Maps
So what have we done with the Kick Starter? Exactly what we said we would do, only a couple of months later than we expected.
Logan, our partner’s son, is... Read more
Red Devils Will Be Delayed
Shortly after the close of funding, two of our key members here at Lost Battalion Games were visited by a severe trial of life. Their 17 year-old son suffered a... Read more
Pathfinders and Snipers
We were not planning to include any more add-on separate line items but since so many people have asked for the Sniper and Pathfinder teams, we will go ahead and... Read more
Okay, it’s one more time when it is “good to be the king.”
Because the “king” can thank people.
First, let’s talk about the Guest Stars.
The “Adele or Courtney?”... Read more
Moving the Goals - Closer
Well, I'm going to "change" something in the program.
Both because I can, and because I want to.
(I'm having one of my rare, "It's good to be... Read more
In the Box
Have we gone too far?
While the base game of Red Devils will still be a good value in its natural state, the add-ons to the Kick Starter version here... Read more
Merville Gun Battery
The Merville Gun Battery was a key objective for the opening hours of Operation Overlord. The Allied Supreme Command had identified the bunker complex near Merville as a hardened gun... Read more
Guest Stars - Locations - Lists
Here is a peek at one of the prototype Landmarks in Red Devils.
And, in the "Vote for your favorite Guest Star" competition... we have a tie!
Adele (the... Read more
Custom "Red Devil" Sergeant
Folks, this will be short.
We really had not expected folks to want "multiples" of the German custom Sgt.
But, we already said in a comment-reply, "to get multiples, just... Read more
German Custom Leader
The Guy you’ve been waiting for is here.
And you didn’t even know it.
Many people—in fact, most of the supporters—have signed on to add the “Custom British Leader” and... Read more
Infiltration Panel and Cards
Several people have noticed the “Modules” that are included in some of the bundles and asked what they are. Let me give you a walkthrough of a “Tactics Module... Read more
Check out Red Devils
I've mostly had my head down working on elements of Red Devils and upgrades in our manufacturing. There have been questions about the Stretch Goals.
I'll be brief.
If... Read more
Let's take a look at a special team that will be "unlocked" for purchase at $65,000 stretch goal.
The light, 2" mortar, and how it was used, is one... Read more
More Land and Troops
Well, we have been thinking.
What can we add to spike the value of the Red Devils program even more?
"Land" is good. So we already have three extra tiles... Read more
Facebook Likes Red Devils
This update starts by referring back to Update #2, in which we are giving a "gadgets" pack of useful things to the "Veterans" who own Day of Days... Read more
Folks who want to get into Red Devils with lots of troops will see we have a British Airborne Squad, with 2 leaders and 8 more soldiers, including a Bren... Read more
Sergeants Miniatures Game is designed with the idea that a “good story” adds a lot to the gaming experience. As part of that, our “Cause/Effect” random events can provide some... Read more
Explaining Phases, Actions and Random Events
This update isn’t about putting “more cool stuff” into the Kick Starter package, but helping folks understand a little more about how much cool stuff is part of the mechanics... Read more
More Cool Stuff!
That seems to be the most common desire and we want to attract even more new players to Red Devils.
We promised you an easy update, here it is.
More... Read more
Medals for the Sergeants
For this Update to make sense, we have to take you into some of the details for what makes SMG such a remarkable experience for our players. Let's... Read more
Billings as a Custom US Airborne Sergeant
I thought I would take a moment and explain the “Custom Sergeant” offer in the Red Devils. One of my marketing advisors suggested I generate a custom Sergeant with my... Read more
We heard you want more...
We promise to keep this one short. And meaningful.
As we listened to new players get to know our first SMG starter set, "Day of Days," we heard them say... Read more
Sergeants Miniatures Game Veterans
Wow, response to or soft launch last weekend was very impressive. We appreciate the enthusiasm and support and also appreciate some constructive comments and suggestions.
So, without moving another step,... Read more
We sold out of the Pathfinders Level
I wanted to thank all of you that helped us sell through our allocation of the British Pathfinder Level. I was watching the names and recognized Veteran SMG: Day... Read more