UPDATE ON ULB V

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Post by barr7430 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:11 am

Yes, sorry Chad, missed that :oops:

check your inbox :wink:
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Post by Natholeon » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:50 am

Barry
Like Chad I'm painting up 10mm marlburians and looking for a good set of rules. Very keen to purchase your finished product, the photos so far look great. Could you send me a copy of the current version to get ideas on basing, army sizes etc?

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:41 pm

Barry,

May I also have a copy of the ULB PDF file?

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Post by barr7430 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:30 pm

you've got them Bill! 8)
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Post by nigeldavid57 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:46 am

Barry,

Could you possibly mail me a set of the ULB rules please.
I'm finally starting on my 25/28mm Williamites, an army I've wanted to do for years. Your site has provided me with the inspiration to put brush to metal.

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Post by barr7430 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:22 pm

You've got it Nigel :D
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Post by Wim VdB » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:10 pm

It looks like there is a lot of interest in ULB.
I just found http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=123821

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Post by barr7430 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:34 pm

yeah, interesting.. thanx for that Wim.

I just posted some info on that thread 8)
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Post by Bluebear » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:46 am

So, ULB5 should be available in 3 or 4 months (with a little luck). That's good news.


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Post by barr7430 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:20 am

Jeff,

I know it has probably seemed like Billy Bunter's Postal Order(did you get Billy Bunter in Canada??? - the postal order was always coming but never arrived :oops: ), but ULB is actually finished more or less. Problem in the short term was funding - I want to pay for it in one hit - no debt, so I was selling off some stuff to raise that capital. Second point was choosing a printer and getting the right quote. A bit chicken and egg. Clarence had originally formated for a US printer and now it looks we'll use a European printer. This means reformating pages etc. It is not a matter of IF but WHEN.

1. Rules DONE
2. Cash AVAILABLE
3. Printer - Quotes pending
4. Distribution: via this site (which is going to get a major makeover and a shop section) & selected trade outlets for conventions etc.

All in hand!

Now you've seen into the engine room 8)
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Post by Chad » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:13 pm

Have you thought of taking paid-up advance orders? That would help the cash-flow and give a very good indication of interest.

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Post by barr7430 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:42 pm

I have Chad and I actully dismissed the idea for the following reasons:

1. Our hobby is a minefield of broken promises and there are many instances of people taking advance payments (genuine and bogus) and not delivering..
result: reputation in tatters and a couple of broken legs (I know of many cases). :shock:
This hobby is full of shysters and people with good ideas but no business nous whatsover. The end result is the same in both cases : frustrated, disappointed people who put up cash in good faith are sans product and want a resolution to their problem. I would too!

2.I don't need the cash from sales of the rules (when I get it I'll only reinvest it in the Napoleonic version which will follow 8) ) and I don't want the pressure of deadlines not set by me.

My hobby is just that - a pure escapist fun ride. I have an extremely demanding job which is full of pressure and the hobby just lets me blow that gently away!!! 8)
I thank you very much for trusting me enough to even suggest it and that trust is exactly why I politely decline.

We are far nearer the end of the production process than the beginning so there won't be too long to wait.


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Post by Bluebear » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:47 am

*grin*, I remember a certain hobby-related company advertising a product as "available in you local hobby store" seven and a half years before it was finally written.

I know that ULB isn't "available in my local hobby store", but I'm happy to know that it won't take until 2015 for it to get written.


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Post by Anonymous » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:35 pm

Hi Barry

Please could you email me a pdf of the latest version of your ULB rules.

I'm new to the forum and to wargaming in general.

I have an interest in the period of history covering the Boyne and Marlburian wars.

I'm in the process of getting figures etc and can't wait to get started.

Thanks

Steve
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