Hello! We hope that you all had a great weekend - and a very happy thanksgiving last week!
Work is continuing on fulfilling the Kings of War Kickstarter.
From Wave 1 there were just over 200 orders who did not receive their pledge, in part due to the software having the ability to remove the core pledge from the cart.
Finishing today, these have all been picked. Most were shipped on Friday, with the remainder completing shipping early this week.
There are a few items that continue to be out of stock – Greater Obsidian Golems and Soul Reaver Knights – that are proving troublesome but we are continuing to work with our partners on getting these items back into stock.
The Kings of War Wave 2 dispatch is expected to begin the week starting 14th December. We are doing everything we can to try and get you your Wave 2 items before Christmas.
For the first time in our company’s history, the boat carrying our stock was halted in Chinese customs. All of the containers were removed and searched, and this was a very lengthy process.
Our container included some retail lines like Ogre Warriors, but also our Kickstarter quantities of the Lower Abyssals.
Once they were approved by Chinese customs, we attempted to have them removed from the container and flown over to us, but we were not allowed – the sprues are on a boat and not due to arrive until the New Year.
So, rather than wait for these sprues, they will become our retail stock for 2016 instead. We’ve gone ahead and commissioned the Kickstarter quantities for the Lower Abyssal again, and are having them flown over to us. The soonest we will get them is the 2nd week of December.
The Naiads and the Salamanders are also being air-freighted to us.
On a positive note this gave us one or two extra weeks proofreading, editing and polishing the Kings of War: Destiny of Kings campaign book.
This book includes all the rules you need for running a narrative campaign, an actual narrative campaign called Quest of the Necromancer (including a new adventure for Dungeon Saga), and rules and stats for using some of the Dungeon Saga heroes in your Kings of War armies.
Only a very small group of backers picked up physical copies of the book, but if you want one the book is due out at retail in February alongside the main Forces of the Abyss army release.