|From today, we’ve ‘triggered’ the Nickstarter pre-order campaign for our game of 19th Century wargames,|
|What is DEATH IN THE DARK CONTINENT?|
Death in the Dark Continent is a set of rules to recreate warfare in Africa from 1870 to 1899. It was first written by Chris Peers in 2009 and was extremely well received by players, selling out quickly. When the reprint was discussed, I said to Chris that I'd like to do much more with the next version.
The new version of Death in the Dark Continent is what is at the printers right now. The basic rules have not been re-written. It's not a second edition, but we have restructured the rules to make them easier to read, in response to players comments. The new book also includes the extra army lists and rule changes that were developed after the first print run. For example the army lists have increased from 32 to 80 different armies. We have added are lots of photographs of painted miniatures, many of them used to show game play, but also just to show off how great figures for this period can be. There is artwork and photographs, most of it contemporary, some from Osprey Publishing and others commissioned for the book.
Chris has added lots to the new book as well. He has written a history of the period, a who's who of the personalities, and a new game. The new game is in addition to Death in the Dark Continent, it's called Man V Beast and is a period safari game pitting hunter against prey. There are a number of sample armies photographed and described in the book, to help illustrate to players what a DitDC army looks like.
I hope you'll find that not only is Death in the Dark Continent a great game to play, but that this book is the sole work you'll ever need for referencing late 19th Century Africa. Happy Gaming! Nick Eyre
|If you order in the first five days, you can buy Nickstarter deal books one or two at a super discounted price.|
You’ll also get put into a prize draw next Wednesday for a box of the new Perry Miniatures plastic Zulu War British Infantry!
|Every copy of Death in the Dark Continent will come with a free pack of African civilians, designed by Mark Copplestone specifically for this promotion.|
In the spirit of all our Nickstarter campaigns, we’ll be logging the number of books sold. You’ve set a number of ‘Spend Goals’, and as the number of books sold hit those goals, they’ll release more free figures for every Nickstarter participant.
The first Goal is 300 books sold. When we hit that, it’ll release a figure of Mirambo. Mirambo was a famous leader in 19th Century Africa, around the modern region of Tanzania. His followers were made up from those warriors known as Ruga Ruga. Mirambo features in Death in the Dark Continent. More goals will be announced as sales increase.
Perry MiniaturesFor the duration of the Nickstarter only, you can buy from us the plastic figures by Perry Miniatures designed for 19th Century Africa. This includes their new Zulu War British Infantry, not released until the 22nd of April. We will send the Zulu War British on after the book has been sent.
Empress MiniaturesWe’re delighted to offer for the first time Empress Miniatures, one of the leading manufacturers of metal figures for the Zulu War. We’ve put their figures together into army deals. The British Infantry deal gives you enough figures for a Death in the Dark Continent army. The Zulu deals give you building blocks to create a Death in the Dark Continent army, depending on how you want to structure your force, one, two or three deals will make it. The Empress deals save you money over buying the figures in the regular packs.
|Where do you go for more information about Death in the Dark Continent?|
|We already have articles in our on-line magazine for DitDC, on the history of the armies and basing figures. More will be added, so keep visiting.|
|There is a Facebook page dedicated to DitDC, where we'll notify you about news and developments.|
|There is also a Facebook group for players, where you can share ideas, ask questions, post photos of your figures, terrain and leave AAR's.|
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