How to get a paper copy of Tilly’s Very Bad Day

Tilly’s Very Bad Day is available free for Download (PDF). Some some people will want a paper copy. Here are three options: print and staple; print and bind; lulu print on demand.


Print and staple

The cheapest approach is to make your own book.

Tilly's Very Bad Day - Printed Book - Stapled

Tilly’s Very Bad Day – Printed Book – Stapled

To staple your own:

Step 1: Download Tilly’s Very Bad Day (PDF)
Step 2: Staple together. You’ll need a chunky stapler.


Print and bind

The next cheapest is to print the rules yourself and then get them commercially bound.

Tilly's Very Bad Day - Printed Book - Spiral Bound

Tilly’s Very Bad Day – Printed Book – Spiral Bound

To get a professionally bound copy:

Step 1: Download Tilly’s Very Bad Day (PDF)
Step 2: Take it to a commercial copying shop and ask them to spiral bind it with a plastic front and card rear. Should cost about ÂŁ3 in the UK.


Lulu print on demand

The easiest option is to use Lulu.com and get them to do the hard work. Lulu.com are, of course, a print-on-demand company. But with printing, binding and postage this will cost 4-5 times the print and bind option. By the way this is cost price and I make no money on it.

Tilly's Very Bad Day - Printed Book - Lulu

Tilly’s Very Bad Day – Printed Book – Lulu

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10 comments to How to get a paper copy of Tilly’s Very Bad Day

  • Nic

    Hi. Does this mean you have finalised the rules?

  • Steven Thomas

    By the way, I’m working on a Saxon force for Tilly’s Very Bad Day. I’ve got Breitenfeld in mind.

  • Chris Helm

    Hi Steve, here’s an additional tip about the print and staple option, in case it’s helpful.

    I’ve printed a number of sets of rules from PDFs recently and have taken advantage of a feature in the Adobe Reader XI print dialogue box that allows you the option to print as a booklet. If you open the print dialogue you’ll see ‘Booklet’ as the right most button, just under the ‘Page Sizing & Handling’ header.

    The benefit of using this option is that the printed item will come out as 2 x A5 pages on every A4 sheet, arranged in such a way that (providing you print double sided) the sheets can be stapled together in the form of an A5 booklet. I’ve found that this has the advantage that it halves the printing cost, the booklet is a more convenient size to handle and it takes up less space on the table. I’d expected the downside to be that the booklets would be more difficult to read but in fact that hasn’t proven to be the case.

    All the best and thanks for a very interesting set of rules,

    Chris

    • Steven Thomas

      I have had less luck with A5 printing. I did this with a few PDFs and found them nearly unreadable (even with classes). Which is the reason I’ve reverted to A4.

  • Hal Goff

    There’s a Thirty Years War paper soldiers book with decent ob’s in the back for Lutzen and Breitenfeld and I’m looking forward to your scenario book.

  • Doug

    Would this work up through the 1680s or so?. Still mainly like and matchlock, with charging cavalry. Then flintlocks , bayonets and the thinning of the lines started.

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