Author Topic: First Look at Austerlitz 1805!  (Read 565 times)

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Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 04:47:25 PM
It's be great if my copy was actually delivered. Or even if the survey they sent me to find out if it had been delivered actually worked. Or if they responded to the email I sent since the survey didn't work, telling them it hadn't been delivered.


So far, these guys are proving that they shouldn't be in the business of producing games.


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Reply #16 on: June 25, 2020, 05:13:38 PM
IT support sucks

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Reply #17 on: June 25, 2020, 05:14:08 PM
I am not given to kicking people when they're not succeeding or down, but, um...

Re-watch the video, won't you?

Realize that SOMEBODY designed the covers of those rule books.

SOMEBODY proofed them.

I RECORDED A VIDEO IN WHICH I AM HOLDING THEM.

Something was maybe -- just maybe -- missed.

This is why I warn folks who think they can produce games to think long and hard about it...

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Reply #18 on: June 25, 2020, 05:18:31 PM
There's a video?!

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Reply #19 on: June 25, 2020, 05:25:38 PM
You funny...

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Reply #20 on: June 25, 2020, 05:59:16 PM
This is why I warn folks who think they can produce games to think long and hard about it...


there's a reason I'm running websites instead of a game company  :bigthumb:

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Reply #21 on: June 25, 2020, 06:54:38 PM
I am not given to kicking people when they're not succeeding or down, but, um...

Re-watch the video, won't you?

Realize that SOMEBODY designed the covers of those rule books.

SOMEBODY proofed them.

I RECORDED A VIDEO IN WHICH I AM HOLDING THEM.

Something was maybe -- just maybe -- missed.

This is why I warn folks who think they can produce games to think long and hard about it...


Maybe that’s why I don’t have a game yet. Maybe I need to wait a decade.

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 12:59:44 PM
I am not given to kicking people when they're not succeeding or down, but, um...

Re-watch the video, won't you?

Realize that SOMEBODY designed the covers of those rule books.

SOMEBODY proofed them.

I RECORDED A VIDEO IN WHICH I AM HOLDING THEM.

Something was maybe -- just maybe -- missed.

This is why I warn folks who think they can produce games to think long and hard about it...


Maybe that’s why I don’t have a game yet. Maybe I need to wait a decade.

Then it will be called Austerlitz 1815!



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Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 01:10:28 PM
According to the rule book, it is.


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Reply #24 on: June 28, 2020, 02:15:05 PM
On the upside, the game did finally arrive yesterday. Unfortunately, the box has been crushed. The actual game box lid is dished in. Of the two general figures, one is snapped off at the feet and the other was bent so badly that straitening it will also cause it to snap off. The Cemetery marker has a crushed corner. All of these were shipped outside of the game box, protected only by some bubble wrap.


The game itself looks to be fine. I can't say that their fulfilment measures up to the quality of the game itself. I hope the next game they make, they use a different fulfillment partner.


Of course, there's also the manual misprint that Cyrano pointed out, which someone really should have caught.


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Reply #25 on: June 28, 2020, 02:19:36 PM
any idea who it was doing fulfillment?  anyone connected to Tabletop Tycoon?

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Reply #26 on: June 28, 2020, 10:56:34 PM
any idea who it was doing fulfillment?  anyone connected to Tabletop Tycoon?


No, they haven't mentioned the fulfilment company. It looks like it all came from Europe, rather than being shipped to the US and then distributed by a US distributor. The mailing was via Suisse Post.


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Reply #27 on: June 29, 2020, 06:57:58 AM
..post any comments/jokes  about clocks, gnomes and chocolate here..........

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Reply #28 on: June 29, 2020, 06:05:15 PM
I've been trading email with the developer, and he's a great guy. He certainly stepped up and offered to make things right. My issues are pretty minor, so I told him not to worry about it.


I have to say that the game itself is really nicely done. As you can see from Cyrano's video, the components are high-quality. The map is really gorgeous.


The poor guys had tons of production issues with this. It also sounds like maybe they got screwed by either the printer or the distributor (dealing with a bit of a language barrier in our conversation). I feel sorry for the man.


Glitches aside, I think this is going to be a hell of a game. You don't get much more Kriegspiel than this without straight up playing the 1824 rules.


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Reply #29 on: June 29, 2020, 06:42:11 PM
Sounds like it might be a great fit for you as a game, then, once the production issues are set aside 😀

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