Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "Indostan: The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
If you do find anything remotely interesting on this blog please leave a comment, it's what keeps these sites going and their authors motivated - Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blood on the Sands to be Published!

For what has seemed like an eternity, I have finally secured a publishing contract for my gladiator game, "Blood on the Sands".

YEAH!!

Some time ago, I was graciously approached  by a publisher, who had taken an interest in BotS while perusing this blog and the lengthy LAF post here. An avid gamer himself, he liked the look of the game, but more importantly he understood the plight I faced - that of not knowing how to complete this body of work alone.
After a period of play testing and a thorough deconstruction of the rules, the publisher agreed that we had a product here. More importantly, a product that was fun and evoked passion and excitement from his players. What more could I ask?

Now the contract is signed, sealed and delivered, the proper work can begin - to bring this thing home, FINALLY. It has been a long and sometimes bumpy road, and we aren't quite there yet, but sometime in the near future those who have shown an interest in playing Blood on the Sands will have that opportunity...




20 comments:

  1. This is excellent news. I will certainly buy a copy when it comes out!

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  3. Congratulations.....
    Lookin forward to hearing more.
    Regards
    Stu

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  4. Congratulations! Sounds intriguing...look forward to hearing more!

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  5. Yay! Or as the Romans would say, "euge!"

    Well done, Frank, a great achievement but well-deserved as it's an excellent game.

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  6. Very happy news! Bravo! I'm just re watching Spartacus Blood and Sand and am interested.

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  7. Congratulations and much success. Have liked the project from the very beginning.

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  8. Congratulations! The best of luck with the project. Nice to see all that hard work rewarded.

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  9. Congratulations! All the best. /Mattias

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  10. Great news !
    I've play tested this game and it really deserved to be published.
    Cheers.

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  11. Exciting news - Looking forward to securing a copy!

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  12. Thanks for all the kind comments and support - it is appreciated.

    Frank

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  13. Congratulations!!
    Lookin forward to hear more :-D

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  14. I'm very excited for you, I have been looking forward to playing this for some time!

    Congratz!

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  15. Congrats! Our group that playtested here in Colorado is looking forward to it!

    Gladius

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  16. When is it coming out? I just found out about this game a few days ago.

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  17. Any news on this, still interested!

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  18. A true shame this project seems to have been abandoned. This rule set would most likely be one of the best gladiatorial combat miniature games on the market.

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