The Official Game
Where can I still buy the Cry Havoc
The game series is no longer published. You can still try
and see if game shops still carry some old inventory, but it
is very unlikely. Please note that the French on-line store
Ludik Bazar sells used or new boxes on a regular basis. You can also try to buy used
games on eBay,
one box goes for sale almost once a week .
What is the reasonable price for
a game sold by auction or from an individual?
The whole series, be it the original version from
Standard Games or the adaptation by Eurogames, has not been
widely printed and demand is fairly high. It is no surprise
then that prices for boxes almost new range between 30 and
40 Euros (£20-28, or $36-48).
To help you figure out the right deal, a
dedicated page has been
created to list the average price of the latest
What happened to the official
Fortified Harbor that was slated to be released in the early
The master film overheated while the boxes
were about to be printed. Duccio Vitale provided me with the
original drawings and I have been able to recreate the
4 maps, as well
as the counters that were intended for the game.
Who owns the copyrights of the game?
- The game system was invented by
Gary Chalk (and
Tony Webster), but
the rights were registered by their publisher, Standard
- Duccio Vitale,
with his first company Rexton, then with Eurogames, had
acquired the rights outside the UK (and probably the
Commonwealth with countries like Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa, Canada, etc.).
- Eurogames rights were transferred to Jeux Descartes, then
Asmodée following the recurring sale of these companies.
- Asmodée granted me the right to post the content of the
games in 2004, providing that I don't sell any material
(which is the case, as the Shoppe only features contents
that we created).
To this day, the rights for the UK (and the Commonwealth)
should belong to the 2 owners of Standard Games (company now
defunct) and international rights to Asmodée.
The extensions available on Cry Havoc Fan
When have they been created?
Between 1992 and 1995 for the most part. A few rules and
scenarios got published in Claymore magazine, but maps and
counters had always remained unique samples until I made the
decision back in 2003 to scan and enhance them to make them
available. Other extensions were created after 2004.
Why is all this downloadable material
free of charge?
Because money is yet to spoil everybody in this world ;-)
You can freely edit these maps and counters, providing you
mention the name of the author and don't sell them.
Printing maps and counters
What is the best way to print this
Due to web posting limitations, most maps on CH Fan don't
have a resolution high enough for quality printing (you need
300 DPI, which leads to a map size of approximately 120 Mb).
Then, I recommend not to try and use an ink jet printer: most
maps use an A2 format and should be cut into pieces to match
the regular letter (A4) standard of a home printer. As for
counters, and even though they use an A4 format, the
thickness of the required cardboard will probably be
incompatible with your printer. I suggest to have the A2
maps printed using the TIFF files in a store (Kinko's or the
like) with the highest possible paper thickness (allow about
5 Euros (or £3, or $6) for each half size map).
You can also buy professionally printed maps in the
What if I still want to print in A4?
You can use the following
("Poster Printery", by CAD KAS)
to print the various parts of a map, then reassemble them
using glue and scissors.