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The easy-to-play tactical and epic space battle boardgame for 2 to 4 players including new amazing expansions!
The easy-to-play tactical and epic space battle boardgame for 2 to 4 players including new amazing expansions!
The easy-to-play tactical and epic space battle boardgame for 2 to 4 players including new amazing expansions!
1,683 backers pledged €218,114 to help bring this project to life.

Did you fix the hyperspace device?

Posted by Jean Michel
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Greetings Commanders !

All the games, add-ons and stretch goals are now printed, assembled and ready the get on board. Today, we have many good news and some bad news.

 

Let’s start with the good ones. Here is the unboxing video of the Kickstarter items. As you will see, it is fantastic and we are very happy about the quality, the material and the colors.

Please note that Didier was so excited that he started to de-punch before making the video … of course there is no missing elements on the punchboards.

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After the video, we put all the components of one Admiral Pledge inside the box. As you can see, it fits perfectly! (even Forge and Pirates can be stored with ease).

  

Some of you asked for a picture of the whole set of miniatures (Admiral pledge). Here it is, on a battle zone made with almost all the tiles available in the Admiral pledge. It is huge! We had to tie Didier to his chair to prevent him from rolling the dice and starting a game just like this!

 

As you may know, we ask the manufacturer to send us one copy of each reference not only to make pictures for you, but also to check the quality before getting the whole production on board. This quality check is very important, and sometime, it is very useful. Do you start to see what we mean?

As everything was ready made, smelling of fresh glue and ink, as 6 tons of Fleet Commander games and expansions were waiting on palettes to travel across the world to you, unfortunately this time, our quality controls shown 2 main issues.

First, 2 bags of miniature bases are missing in the Genesis Box. Second, the carton used for the discs (for the bases) is 0,5 mm too thick, and the discs are not cute to the right size (again, it is a question of less than half a millimeter). 0,5 mm is not that much, but in this case, it avoids a proper use of the disc on the bases. Believe us, you don’t want your game like this.

 

>> Now, we want to tell you that we are going fast towards solutions <<

For both issues, our responsibility is not called into question. The manufacturer is doing his best to make the correction in shortest time.

Regarding the discs, the manufacturer informed us that he has already started to print the corrected punchboards. We have scheduled a conference call on Monday to check the corrected boards. 

Regarding the missing bags of miniatures bases, we are waiting the feedback of the manufacturer to know wherefrom comes the mistake in order to estimate the impact on schedule. Then more than 10.000 boxes will be opened and repackaged.

We are so sorry that this project takes more delays, but we are so happy to have detected these issues on time. 

As soon as we have more information about the new schedules, we will keep you informed. Of course we will ask again to control production samples before shipping. This experience demonstrates that it’s not a waste of time.

Fly safe commander, (and check your fleet twice ;) )

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    1. Frank Jaeger on May 19

      Awesome. I have nothing to add really but want to express my support. Take your time, I am looking forward to this game but it is not that a month earlier or later makes a bit difference. Thumbs up!

      Cheers
      Frank.

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      samir patel on May 17

      any way we can get higher res pictures of the ships?

    3. IluvatarIrmo on April 19

      @Frank Jaeger: Next time they should work with Ludofact ;-)

    4. dajebriza
      Superbacker
      on April 18

      The game looks fantastic. So glad I backed. Thanks for making sure everything is perfect. Delays are worth having problems fixed.

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      Wansart Vinciane on April 16

      Thank you for the update ! Bad news is timing, good news, this game will be perfect ! Merci pour la mise à jour ! Mauvaise nouvelle pour le timing mais bonne nouvelle ce jeu sera parfait au final !

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      samir patel on April 16

      any way we can get higher res pictures of the ships?

    7. Lacroix on April 16

      Thanks for the news, and specially the video. I'm waiting my unboxing with my son so much...
      Fly safe.

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      Namit Kaura
      Superbacker
      on April 15

      Does the stuff from the 2 player set, fleet reinforcement, and tile set also fit in the box? I see you had them in the video but it was unclear if those components also fit inside since they weren't mentioned.

    9. Frank Jaeger on April 15

      I don't mind much. Delays happen. Still, there are a lot of issues in one project. I wonder how that can be prevented for your next game.

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      Chris Ronnfeldt on April 15

      While nobody likes delays, getting things right will certainly be worth it.

    11. Webkeeper on April 15

      Good news : you caught the issues in time.

      Bad news : opening 10,000 boxes and re-packing isn't going to be easy. Another KS was forced to do that and it delayed the shipping by 2 months! (Long explanation there but yeah, it made sense).

      Might be faster to ship missing pieces separately?

    12. Jerason Banes
      Superbacker
      on April 15

      So... much... stuff... (*drools with stars in eyes*)

    13. Stephan Reitz
      Superbacker
      on April 15

      Good Job guys - fix all the issues - it takes time we know, but it´s better to have a high quality product and to wait a Little bit longer, than to have some half finished half hearted KS-bulls.... ;-)

    14. Capsicum Games Creator on April 15

      Thank you guys for your understanding.
      @stricknine, the plastic tray has been designed to put an admiral pledge inside and it works! You can even put Forge and Pirates. It is a good idea to make a video to explain how. I'll try to make one.

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      Karl Ruppelt on April 15

      Would be disingenuous if I didn't say that I am a little disappointed for more waiting, but good things are definitely worth waiting for to get it right. Thanks for the update guys.

    16. Stricknine on April 15

      Of course, after reading the article you addressed my question, lol

      Follow up question then, can we see how you got all the elements of the admiral pledge to fit in the box? I always have trouble getting the extra components to fit and a diagram would be most helpful (maybe a YouTube video for putting it all together?)

      Thanks again!

    17. Stricknine on April 15

      Yes, indeed. Thank you so much for this update and I am absolutely ecstatic with the quality of the product. If there are errors in production quality, please take as much time as needed to address this.

      My only question is, after seeing the inserts for the core game, will all the Kickstarter addons, and expansions be able to fit into one box?

      Thanks for making such a great product and I can't wait to give it a try!

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      Florian Stock on April 15

      Thanks for this update. And I prefer to have a slight delay to fix the issues, instead of getting a version with the buggy dials, and waiting to get that fixed afterwards (which is a pita for us and the producer).