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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Land of the Free Blog is Moving

Hello everyone. I wanted to let everyone know that as of March 1, 2015 I will shut down this blog and will be posting updates and information on my Land of the Free Facebook Group as well as on the new forum created by Kurtus Brown. I feel that consolidating our efforts on a few locations will make it easier for the community to stay informed and interact with one another.

You can find the Facebook Group here

The Land of the Free forum is located on Yuku and can be found here

Please continue to enjoy your Land of the Free Wargaming and I hope to see you on the Facebook page and the Forum.

Thanks,

Joe Krone

P.S. The Quick Reference Sheets have been posted on the Facebook Page under "Files" and I will post them on the Forum as well.

P.S.S. I will also post on both pages the updated Order of Battle for the Second Battle of Trenton since the British are missing the element sizes.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

Another great year has passed into history and with the distribution of Land of the Free in full swing I am looking forward to 2015 and hopefully seeing lots of games being played, talked about and run at local conventions.

I have been a little quiet lately because I have been finishing a book for Winged Hussar Publishing that covers battles in Europe from the 5th century up until the 15th century. The idea of the book is very similar to the historical re-fights in Land of the Free so I provide a background and synopsis of each battle, a recommended force list for the combatants, and a deployment of the armies for wargamers to utilize. Once that book is done it will be back to the hobby table and a jump into the 18th century so I can continue building my new AWI armies and offer new content for everyone.

My first objective in this new year is to provide some of the corrections that are needed for the Land of the Free book including the missing British element sizes for the Battle of Princeton.

More to follow very soon so stay tuned.................

Joe

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quick Reference Sheets

Hello everyone. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and if you did not celebrate Thanksgiving......wellllllllll......you should. :)

Here are scanned images of the quick reference sheets. I couldn't figure out a way to post the PDF's without joining other websites to host the PDF's but I did post the PDF's on the Land of the Free Facebook Group Page. You can easily download these pictures by right clicking on the image and saving to your computer. When it prints it should be a full page.

I hope you have enjoyed the rules and game so far and more hobby content and information to follow after the holidays.  For now I hope you find these sheets useful.  Thanks

--Joe













Saturday, October 18, 2014

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hello everyone. As people begin to read the rules and have some questions regarding the implementation of various aspects I would like to have a central point we could post the FAQ. You have two options that are available to you to make this happen.

1. Post a comment below asking your question and I will answer in the comments.
2. You can send me an email and I will address the question and post the question and answer at a later date.

Eventually I will collect the FAQ and put into a nice PDF that people can download and refer to during game play. 

Thanks and enjoy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Land of the Free reviews


Hello everyone. The internet is huge and if you spend enough time surfing you can pretty much find anything you are looking for. When it comes to Land of the Free I would rather see my fellow hobbyists spend their time painting, playing, and reading those websites that are placed at their fingertips.

With that being said I would like to present to you the first review by a gentleman who has read through the rules and it working on scheduling his first game.

A Wargaming Gallimaufry

The Miniatures Page also has a few subjects that are following the reviews and comments on Land of the Free. Here is the link for them:

TMP American Revolution Boards

Wargames Illustrated also wrote an article covering the new rules in the October 2014 issue of the magazine and has additional photographs of the game here:

Wargames Illustrated Website

I have been in contact with other reviewers and more information will be pouring in over the next few months. I will continue to post the links as I receive them so stay tuned.

I will also post the links on the Land of the Free Facebook Group so if you are looking for more instant gratification then sign up.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Author's Copy Arrives Today

Hello everyone. When I pulled up to my mailbox after work today I was surprised to see an envelope from Osprey Publishing. The plain white padded envelope had the same size and shape that all the other Osprey rulebooks have so I was excited to rip the seal open and peer inside. A warm smile ran across my face and for the first time I gazed upon the physical copy of the rulebook. I have always thought about converting to digital copies of rulebooks but I will be honest it feels a lot different when you can hold it and flip through the pages. I thought I would take a few pictures of some of the pages over the next month or so to give everyone a feel of what the book looks like. Please enjoy and the arrival of the book definitely brightened my Monday and I hope it does the same for you.

Most all of you by now have seen the front cover but it doesn't to show it again. The artwork is cool. :)

 A few pages showing some of the photographs of miniatures that were graciously donated by personal collections and miniature companies.

Throughout the book Osprey has utilized their vast collection of artwork to populate its pages. The book contains 8 'generic' scenarios that players can use for friendly or competitive games. Each scenario allows players to decide if they want to fight along the length or width of the table. A unique scenario design giving the players something else to consider before deploying for battle.

More to come......

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ironheart Artisans token sets available for purchase

Having worked for two gaming companies that offered a full range of products from miniatures, books, tokens, and paints I wanted to try and emulate that business model without the finances or backing of a company. I reached out to several manufacturers in the gaming industry with the hopes of bringing together their knowledge and resources to offer a full range of products. Ironheart Artisans as previously discussed in an earlier article has produced and released a range of markers to compliment the Land of the Free rules system. Check them out by clicking on the links for each item below. The links will take you right to the webstore.





Acrylic Wound Markers
















Land of the Free Game Complete Token Set
















Land of the Free Game Token Set