December 2018 #Kickstarter & Preorder Update

 Total Games On Order = 22

(Wargames 18 / Boardgames 3 / RPG 1)

Two deliveries this month including Squadron Strike: Traveller (Ad Astra Publishing, 2018) which was a Kickstarter project that I backed in March 2016! The second delivery was Pandemic: Fall of Rome (Z-Man Games, 2018). My initial thoughts are here.

Academy Games (@Academy_Games)

Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon (English first edition)

  • [Source / Order Date / Initial Delivery Date]
  • Kickstarter / Feb 2018 / Aug 2018
  • Per 13 Nov email now shipping Jan 2019

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 (English third edition)

  • Preorder / Jul 2017 / Late 2017
  • OxCart fulfillment for extras sent 21 Nov/ Rules v4.31 to printer 07 Dec 18

Ad Astra Publishing

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Courtesy BGG

**ARRIVED** Squadron Strike: Traveller

  • Kickstarter / Mar 2016 / Jul 2016
  • OMG it delivered! Overdue by 2 years 4 months I FINALLY have it in my hands!

Canvas Temple Publishing (canvastemple.com)

WW2 Deluxe: The War in Europe (First edition)

  • Kickstarter / Aug 2018 / Dec 2018
  • Per 28 Nov email expecting press sample “any time now;” project “has fallen a bit behind.”

Compass Games (@compassgamesllc)

Battle Hymn Volume 2: Shiloh & Bentonville

  • Preorder / Aug 2018 / Mid 2019

Indian Ocean Region: South China Sea – Vol. II

  • Preorder / Aug 2018 / Mid 2019

Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 (First Edition)

  • Preorder / Sep 2018 / Nov 2018 
  • Website now shows release date Jan 2019

Dan Verssen Games (DVG)

**NEW** Castle Itter – The Strangest Battle of WWII

  • Kickstarter / Dec 2018 / Jun 2019

Gale Force 9 (@GaleForce9Nine)

**NEW** TANKS: The Modern Age – M1 vs T-64 Starter Set

**NEW** TANKS: The Modern Age – US M60 Patton Expansion

**NEW** TANKS: The Modern Age – Soviet T-72 Expansion

  • Preorder via CoolStuffInc / Nov 2018 / Dec 2018
  • SHHHH! Christmas presents for Youngest RockyMountainNavy Boy…maybe
  • When preordered the two expansions were showing Expected Release in Nov 2018 but now updated to show Dec release. Of course, the Starter Set is now out of stock so I may just have to cancel the order and try to source locally.

GMT Games (@gmtgames)

**Note that the GMT Games P500 program works differently. Games are not slotted for production until a threshold is met. Status per GMT Games website 16 Nov and updated via 01 Dec email.** 

Flashpoint: South China Sea (English first edition)

  • P500 / Feb 2018 / Status: 458 Not There Yet

Imperial Struggle (English first edition)

  • P500 / Nov 2017 / Status: 2866 Made the Cut Later 2019

MBT: 4CMBG (Expansion for MBT (Second Edition))

  • P500 / Jun 2018 / Status: 462 Not There Yet

Panzer: Game Expansion #4: France 1940 (First Edition)

  • P500 / Feb 2018 / Status: 720
  • Per 01 Dec GMT Update to charge 10-13 Dec and ship shortly thereafter

Panzer: Game Expansion Set, Nr 1 – The Shape of Battle on the Eastern Front 1943-45

  • P500 / Oct 2017 / Status: 83 Not There Yet

Plains Indian War (First Edition)

  • P500 / Jun 2018 / Status: 331 Not There Yet 

Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987

  • P500 / Nov 2016 / Status: 631 In Art; Shipping 5-9 months

Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs (English first edition)

  • P500 / Nov 2016 / Status: 786 In Art; Shipping 5-9 months

Wing Leader: Eagles 1943-45 (GMT first edition)

  • P500 / Jan 2018 / Status: 529 Made the Cut

Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942, 2nd Ed. Update Kit

  • P500 / Nov 2017 / Status: 423 Not There Yet

History in Action Games (on SquareSpace)

Tranquility Base (includes Tranquility Base: Soviet Moon Expansion)

  • Kickstarter / Oct 2018 / Mar 2019
  • Per update 31 Oct bonus Lunar Landers will be produced

Magic Vacuum Publishing (Cam Banks)

Cortex Prime: A Multi-Genre Modular Roleplaying Game

  • Kickstarter / May 2017 / April 2018
  • Designer/Publisher Cam Banks moving to New Zealand in Dec; everything pushed to 2019 (books before April with pdf before?)
  • Email 02 Dec mentions no longer processing refunds; are lots of people bailing?

Worthington Publishing (@worth2004)

Hold the Line: The American Civil War (First Edition)

  • Kickstarter / Apr 2018 / Sep 2018
  • Per 07 Dec update – Hard printed sample sent; games on boat by 15 Jan to ship mid-late Feb 2019

Z-Man Games (@Zmangames_)

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Credit: Self

**ARRIVED** Pandemic: Fall of Rome

Outlook

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Courtesy BGG

Designer JD Webster posted preview box art on BoardGameGeek and ConSimWorld for the next addition to the Flying Wings series of games, Wings of the Motherland (Clash of Arms, 2019). According to designer JD Webster this will be a “monster game” with a hefty price tag ($150 or more?):

  • 308 pages of printed materials in five books.
  • Rules 80 pages
  • Play Aids 32 pages
  • Data cards 60 pages
  • Rules supplement 16 pages
  • Scenario book 120 pages (220 scenarios).
  • 280 Aircraft counters
  • 280 ground unit (target) counters
  • 70 1×1/2 inch ship and terrain counters
  • Two game maps, printed back to back, four types of terrain to play on.

Not up for preorder yet but as soon as it is….

Featured image courtesy misternizz.wordpress.com

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