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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.

Hi All

Following the much publicised issues with the Day of Infamy print run, I decided to commence work on Barbarossa earlier than planned (the original idea was to start once DOI was shipped).  To that end I have spent 3 or 4 days working on the maps and working up problem fixes for the research team.  To that end it is worth letting you know about progress:

1.  Maps are now about 72 hours from print proofing.  That is a major task out the way as there are 18 map segments which is not a minor task!

2. OB development is in hand and progressing rapidly.

3. At Start development is in hand and is quite far advanced.

4. Counter art – once CS has been done (the first generic one as it will duplicate existing ones) but the balance need to be created.  This will take a minimum of 6 weeks.

5. Original box art is done for one of the two boxes.  The second one will be a different cover art (the back will remain the same).  I will do that once I get the maps out the way.

As soon as the counters are complete Barbarossa will go to the press – which in the first instance means a major chunk of proofing, particularly on the counters and maps (for obvious reasons).  I anticipate 20 or 24 counter sheets in the box – it will not be 16!

Regards

 

John Bannerman

Hi All

Following what can only be described as a comedy of errors by the company responsible for the boxes and maps, I will be with them tomorrow morning at oh dark hundred to watch them being printed.  They then go to the print finishers for lamination, cutting to size and creasing and so on.

I believe we will have the entirety of the printed matter in hand from the printers in roughly 7 days time.  Allowing for me having to check, stock take and then assemble the games, it is likely that we will commence shipping in 10 days or so from today.

I am really sorry about the delay but there is little or nothing I can do if the printers have a bit of a problem!  Hopefully this will not happen again.
Regards

 

John Bannerman

Director

DE Ltd.

Hi All

HAPPY EASTER!

We are now just awaiting delivery of the components of DOI.  I expect them late this week or early next.  To that end, if you have not already done so please email me via the contact us section to confirm shipping addresses.
Regards

 

John Bannerman

Director

DE Ltd.

Hi All
We now have the proofs in hand.  I will post pics of them on Facebook tomorrow – and will then fix the strategic map displays as I think they could be better.  That aside the box looks fabulous, the 15 hex mapping looks perfect, and the basic counter layouts look superb as usual.
I have almost completed the counter data check – and will be emailing proofs again tomorrow.  Map amendments will take to early next week but at that point DOI’s print process will essentially be complete except for the charts, which I will be getting done commercially.  That is a minor task and will fit in with the rest of the timeline without major issues.
OBs are being finalised in terms of error checking (thanks Edmond and Martyn) whilst the At Starts booklet is expanding rapidly….

Cheers

 

John