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Sails of Glory is an "Age of Sail" tactical ship-to-ship miniature game, inspired by the best-selling Wings of Glory system.
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Ares Games

1,183 backers pledged $276,745 to help bring this project to life.

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The blockade continues...

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Dear Sails of Glory backers,

port congestion in the US looks more and more like a blockade set by our enemies at sea... These are the news we got yesterday regarding our container:

  • LGB PORT ETA CHANGED FROM 2/19 TO 2/26
  • CHICAGO RAMP ETA CHANGED FROM 3/01 TO 3/10

Translated from "freightforwardese", the new estimate is that the shipment including HMS Victory and USS Constitution will not land in the US until next week, and will not be in our warehouse until the 2nd week of March. If all goes well :-(

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information.

Thanks for your support and patience, we all hope the wait will be over soon!

Container delivery schedule bumped forward 2 weeks!

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"Shipping containers are stacking up at the Port of Los Angeles, which might need eight weeks to get back to normal once solutions are found." - Wall Street Journal
"Shipping containers are stacking up at the Port of Los Angeles, which might need eight weeks to get back to normal once solutions are found." - Wall Street Journal

Sails of Glory Backers,

the title says it all. Yesterday, our freight forwarder notified us that the scheduled delivery of the container includiing HMS Victory and USS Constitution has been postponed.

The delay is due to the congestion on the West Coast port that the Wall Street Journal described a few days ago as a "massive cargo traffic jam".

Currently, the new scheduled delivery date of the container to our warehouse is Feburary, 18th. This date may be subject to change (for better or worse) as the situation develops.

It looks like the winds are not blowing in the right direction for this release. Please accept our apologies for this further strain on your patience.

Thanks for your support,

Roberto & The Ares Games Team

Victory & Constitution - Here they come!

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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

Merry Christmas, Welcome 2015!

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Sails of Glory Backers!

Before sailing away to spend a couple of weeks of (hopefully) well-deserved holidays with our families, we want to thank you for this great "year 1" of Sails of Glory, and to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We hope that our game will continue to bring you hours of enjoyment in the coming year, when we will finally fulfill our last obligations to you all - with the shipment of HMS Victory and USS Constitution early in 2015.

In case you don't follow AresGames.EU regularly (why?), we posted information and photos about these new ships on our website - and remember that immediately after the holidays, we will close the pre-order for these ships reserved to our backers.

Once again, thanks for your great support, and we hope you will have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and families.

HMS Victory and USS Constitution - It's time

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Sails of Glory Backers,

we are finally at the point where HMS Victory and USS Constitution are ready to set sails out of the factory and toward our warehouse. Most likely the container will hit American soil during the holidays, and based on our experience one year ago, we think it's better to just assume they will ship out to you in January.

As a backer of this project, you can order these ships from our pledge manager system at:

http://ks.aresgames.eu 

Under the same terms we offered to you initially in the Kickstarter ($ 20 / ship + a small amount to contribute against shipping charges).

  • If you have still a pledge credit remaining, we just sent you an e-mail with a coupon code, to use when placing your order. Just follow the instructions you get with the mail. If you don't see an e-mail... check your Junk folder!
  • If you don't have a pledge credit anymore (because it was all used against your initial rewards, or Wave 2 ships): This is the last chance to get these ships at the same terms offered during the Kickstarter. SRP will be $ 29.90, but we have no call about the price online stores will sell them for. If you are happy to support us, or you think you get a good deal at $ 20 / ship, you are welcome to place an order at http://ks.aresgames.eu - just like you would do in any other e-commerce system. If you think you can get a better deal somewhere else, please do.

As announced before - if we still have to send you replacement wooden rulers, they will ship together with these ships.

Thanks a lot for your patience and support. 2014 was a great first year for Sails of Glory, and you made this possible.