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Hi All
Final development work on Barbarossa is now underway.  We are about to submit the maps for proofing as that will take a bit of time (essentially I may not get the proofs for 2 weeks – and then have a similar period of examination on them).  OB work is well on the way with several areas now ready for counter creation, and other areas needing a bit of additional research to try and nail down the availability of some more obscure assets for both the Germans and the Soviets.  Also we are now working up some of the really minor assets that we do need to show (the various rear area assets).

As soon as I can I will put up art shots.. Available right now for pre-sale.. this small mountain is clumping down the hall…

 

Cheers

John

 

Hi All

 

We have commenced our first sale in over a year to move stock out the door in anticipation of major announcements about Barbarossa.

To entertain you all:

1. Foxhole: £55 plus Vat for the duration of the sale

2. Singapore Generals Edition £300 plus VAT during the Sale

3. Hakka Palle Cols Edition £100 plus VAT during the Sale.

 

On the other hand, as Barbarossa commences some print work this week, several pre-sale modifications have been done:

1. GPW Facebook Bundle deal is now £700 plus VAT.

2. Barbarossa Colonel’s Edition is now £325 plus VAT (the game will be £400 plus VAT minimum on release)

3. Vengeance Colonel’s Edition stays at £300 plus VAT for a little longer…

4. Operation Watchtower (the game AFTER Barbarossa) rises to £300 plus VAT

In all cases these price changes reflect real world print cost inflation driven by Brexit and the collapse in value of Sterling.  To that end we should be putting up ALL prices by between £20 and 55% (product dependent) but so far we are holding as close to existing costs as possible.

We will be putting up Mare Nostrum in a week or twos time to £420 plus VAT to cover major shipping cost increases.

Singapore and Hakkaa Paalle after the sale will also increase – probably to £374, then £335 and then £300 for the Gen/Co/Lts editions of Singapore and a flat rate £10 rise on Hakka Paalle Gen/Col/Lts editions. At the moment Ziplock games and QM editions are not affected as the Post Office has not pushed up prices.

Sorry – but there is nothing we can do about this. If you live in the UK and are unhappy, please feel free to complain to your MPs for lying to you about the reality of Brexit.

 

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Hi All

In the past couple of weeks I have been working flat out on this title.  The Mapping (you can see the far eastern extent in the file above – the western edge is just east of Bratislava) is now ready for proofing as is the box art (2 types).

The orders of battle are now progressing rapidly – the Western Allied assets used in the campaign are all sorted out.  I have also commenced the Minor Axis Allies – with Italy ready to be copy typed into the file, and the Slovaks now completed.

More work will continue through the days to come – so stay tuned for more up dates!

Regards

 

John Bannerman

Hi All

The first exciting news is that the maps are done subject to amendment after proof…  That is a major relief – although as I have mentioned before I may do 2 more.  18 maps in the drawer, and 2 that I might do when I have some time… Not at all small.  In the box will definitely be 4 half and 14 standard maps, with a map area around 70 Sq Ft.  They have been carefully examined and appear correct for the time frame.  We will continue to try and catch any obvious errors prior to release but no further mapping is scheduled until I get physical proofs from the printers.  I intend visiting the printers in the next week or so to start this process.

Having spent months getting to this point, you will I am sure be relieved that I am now building the game orders of battle.  This is a critical task, and is, in places, very complex.  With some luck however this will not take too long as I have come up with a methodology (you will for example get 3 main OB files – Axis, Soviet, Western Allied) that should help with this process and will also make it a bit easier to handle!

That at least is the plan.  I will, once I am organised, put up some OB shots here for your delectation….

More information to come just as soon as I have it.

Regards

 

John Bannerman

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Hi All

David has been working flat out on the Soviet OB (timeline in effect).  I have the map ready for proofing and will be onto the back of the box shortly in between other work that I have to get done (like shipping games – thank you all so much).

Cory is away for a few days which means I also get to play with the RN for the convoy route into Murmansk – so lots getting done at this time.  I am in the process of requoting print elements (the joys of Brexit continue to bite hard on our suppliers) but I hope that there will not be a major cost increase at this time.

So onwards and upwards!!!
Cheers

John

Hi All

With the exception of a few clients, whose games we are packing right now, I believe we have now shipped ALL PRE-ORDER AND PRE-SALE copies of Day of Infamy.

 

However, it is always possible that we might have missed someone inadvertantly.  If you have not recieved any form of notification about shipping or packing please email me via the website or through my usual email and I will sort the problem ASAP.
Regards

 

John Bannerman

Director

DE Ltd.

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Hi All

I FINALLY have the game from the printers in a viable state.  I am really sorry for the delay in printing but not much we could do at this end about that. So, I am in process (you want to see the piles of stock and components here – its hard to believe) of sorting the components into “games” and we will commence shipping on MONDAY.

I will update again as things move forwards but Day of Infamy is now released and shipping.
Thank you all for your patience – I really appreciate it, and I am sure you can imagine that the print debrief will be extended, and detailed to try and prevent this from occurring again.

Regards

John Bannerman

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Hi All

As we are now on pre-press for Barbarossa (finally) we can now announce the full list price of the game:

The Colonel’s Edition will be £375 plus VAT (sorry – prices have shot up) including shipping once it is released.
The Lieutenant’s Edition will be £315 plus VAT including shipping once it is released.

 

To that end as soon as I get time the pre-sale price will be amended to be £325 for the Colonel’s edition, and a commensurate Lt’s Edition rise will I am afraid be instigated.  However, that is not as bad as I initially thought it might be – my suspicion was £400 plus VAT inc shipping!  In the box will officially be:

1 x Box (well its part of the game)

18 map segments: 14 normal TSWW size, 4 half sized ones, which will mate directly with Mare Nostrum and Blitzkrieg (overlapping the latter).  Map are has been modified to current standards and to reflect the border changes between 1939 and June of 1941.

20 countersheets (It may end up being 24, but I want to do 20).  These will include the usual opposing forces, some what if assets and a horde of generic counters.

Rules – the latest and greatest full set of TSWW rules will be included in the game.

Charts  – a full set of TSWW charts will be included, including the revised UIC and what not necessary for the game.

Grand Campaign Order of Battles for Axis, Western Allied, and Soviet Forces.

At Start booklet handling a slew of learning, small, medium and large modules and scenarios as usual.

Replacement booklets for Axis and Allies

2 x D10 Dice

 

You will once we commence the print run be offered a choice of box lid – one will be a strictly limited edition, and will not be available once sold out.  The other will be made available during any reprints of the game.  Art for these will be placed on our website, and in the files section of the website.  Once we release the selection you will automatically be provided with the non-limited edition box art unless you let me know prior to shipping.

As to Day of Infamy, I am assured (!) that I will have the stock in hand on THURSDAY of this week.  I will believe it when I am buried in it!  That aside I have pretty new flyers, and have a selection (ie all) of the DOI counter sheets in stock, which look fabulous.  I will put up pictures on Sunday once I have things in hand.

Friday and Saturday I am out the business with a pre-arranged meeting with Dennis!
Regards

 

John Bannerman

Director

DE Ltd.

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Hi All

I am assured that I will have the missing boxes and maps in stock on Thursday of this week.  I will of course let you all know when they arrive.  Not good.  However I think the printers have gotten the message and have realised that I am not very happy about the delay.  That aside the game will ship next week based on the schedule I usually have when sorting, checking, counting and collating the games.

Sorry for the delay…
Regards

 

John Bannerman

Hi All

I spent the day yesterday watching some of the box and maps roll of the press – finally!  Print quality looked excellent which is very good news.  We should have the stock back from the finishers next week and DOI will ship as soon as possible after that.

 

Regards

 

John Bannerman

Director

DE Ltd.