Sails of Glory Backers!
The long wait is finally at the end. The shipment including the production of HMS Victory and USS Constitution is scheduled to be unloaded at our warehouse in the USA next week.
The combination of densely-packed schedules in production and shipping from our suppliers, bad weather, and customs, added more weeks to our last estimate. (As a side note, the year had a rough start for me personally, with a pretty bad bycicle accident and a few broken bones here and there - big impact on me, but no impact on this schedule, fortunately, as the ships were already sailing to destination).
To make a long story short, the container is now finally scheduled for delivery (current estimate February, 4th, but always take these dates with a grain of salt). We already asked the factory to pre-package a number of these ships together, in a sturdy small brown cardboard box including one copy of each, so that we can minimize the effort of shipping them out again (after we add the replacement rulers as necessary).
We hope that the beauty of these two models, and the nice gameplay enhancements devised by our authors to make them stand out from "ordinary" Sails of Glory models, will somehow compensate the long wait.
If you requested these ships direct to us (during or after the Kickstarter campaign), we already have your address - but it was a long while ago we got it! So we appreciate a lot if you can reconfirm your address using our new system at http://ks.aresgames.eu/ before the end of this week (February, 1st)
Some of you still did not confirm your address. Please check your e-mail, we sent you a code in December to use in the system, that allow us to take into account your previous payment.
If you did not confirm the address again in the new system, we will still consider your order to be valid, of course, but we might have problems in case your address changed! We will try to recontact individually all of you to be safe before we ship - but if you use the automated system will save us some precious time...
Last but not least, please note that starting next week you will find in stores our first Spanish ships, take a look! These ships - repaintings of Wave 1 models - were not a part of the Kickstarter offerings, so we hope you will support your preferred retailer by adding them to your fleet.
Thanks again for your wonderful support and patience,
Roberto & Ares Games staff