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I second that! Though we may now very well see it for ourselves. The mounted map board, die cut counters and full-colour rulebooks will be the definite experience!
Thanks, keep the updates coming pls. Any pictures you can share in kickstarter updates ? Eg examples of finished tokens etc, cheers.
Happy new year to everyone too.
The printers come back to work today after their christmas holidays. Everything for World in Flames: the collector's edition has been printed (and is currently being mounted and die-cut) except for the rules and campaign books, the final versions of which have now been submitted for printing (thanks for all your input everyone, hopefully all fixed).
This should take a couple of weeks and then packing so we are now looking for final release late January. So there is a little slippage by a week or so but once its released we are hoping to get it to you as quickly as possible (investigating the fastest ways now).
I'm very sorry for the delay but its a massive project in every sense of the word and, based on the proofs, a depth of detail you will hopefully also soon see for yourself.
In the meantime I have just uploaded to our website (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads) the pdfs of the full-colour World in Flames Collector's edition Rulebook and full colour campaign book as submitted for printing (except that the printers version is high res). If you find any flaws at all in the rulebook please give me a hoy asap as this goes on the presses in a couple of days. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
Thank you all for your great support for our games.
Happy new year to Harry and all the pledgers!
So are we still going full throttle for that end of January delivery?
Happy New Year Harry!
Any updates for us?
Bring it on!
impressed of course :-)
just skimmed through the new rulebook and i am imoressed.
Looks like you have done an awesome job.
Keep up the good work
cheers Markus G
Thanks kindly for the beautiful rules set, Harry! All printed and ready for my fine-toothed comb. :-)
And I'd like to wish you, and everyone else here, all the best for the holiday season. Good and healthy gaming, folks! :-)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all fans of World in Flames. People from Norway are very excited about the coming release...
Thanks, Harry, and enjoy the balmy holidays down under.
Gidday WiF members,
ok got a web version of the World in Flames collector's edition rules in glorious technicolour up in the downloads section of our website (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads) so you can read all the rules and become experten now before getting your game in January.
In the meantime have a very merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy new year and all the other holidays you richly deserve after a long year.
Great news Harry and looking forward to seeing the game in all it's glory.
Thanks for your kind words guys. Everything is at the printers being printed or in the case of the kit covers (single A4 pages, the smallest things needing printing and the quickest to print) final proofs being prepared,
Its now looking more likely mid january for completion of printing depending on how quickly the printers can print, cut, fold and mount all the 77 files that make up the game, but they pride themselves on their celerity. I will update you if that changes .
One reason for the delay is that the printers didn't start the printing as the items were given to them (in the past we have sent stuff along based on length of time for printing, thus the counters go first, then the boxes, then the maps, then the rules and charts).
This resulted in the delay meaning that we miss Christmas, but in this case it was a good thing because we missed a mountain hex in the Urals (the last redoubt for the Soviets should the worst come to the worst) until the very last minute (literally the maps had to be dragged off the presses). So this unexpected delay ensures the game will be as good as it can be.
In the meantine in response to Mathieu's request tried today to put the full colour version of the rules onto the downloads section of our website (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads) but its bigger than the 20mb maximum file size allowed by our webhosts so have asked our typesetter to produce a lower res version that will fit, and will upload that as soon as I get it back from her and will post here when its up and ready for download.
Thanks again for all your wonderful support for our games.
Harry - thank you for taking the time to update us. I have been on several Kickstarters where the communication stops and there is only silence after the funding goal is reached. I agree with folks below - better to come out with a higher quality game than to rush it through and having to make corrections afterwards. Well worth the wait! Keep up the great work and happy holidays!
Thanks for the update, I think it is better a little bit late but all correct and at its finest than too early but with erratas and apologies, since this is the „Collecter‘s Edition“.
Thanks for the update!
Any bone to throw at us? Typeset rules? A few counter sheets?
our printers in Prague now have all 77 files and are either printing them (the counters, maps, charts and boxes) or getting the last proofs (the rules and kit covers).
They are going full steam ahead but we are looking at mid January now.
Very sorry for the delay but it is a massive project and having seen the proofs firmly believe the wait will be worth it.
Thanks for all your support.
Any updates on the printing process?
nothing left at Benny here in germany. without the CS DoD will be hard to play. But no worries. Time doesnt matter. I can wait.
Hope it works out for Christmas. I was hoping to give this as a gift. Hope you can give us good news!
thanks harry for response. i will talk to benny
Great suggestion Steve, if you can manage that Harry it would be great.
Not an issue Harry, and will allow us to finish our game current game which is about to start ND44 without feeling the pressure of the call to abandon it and start playing the new one. Looking forward to the release Harry. Cheers. Phil
No bother, there's usually delays with Kickstarters and the Xmas period is messy, keep those good updates coming, maybe some pictures of sample sheets of tokens/ packaging etc to take the edge off
the good news is that all the content for WiF is finished and ready for printing (or being printed). The bad news is we have just been informed by the printers that due to the christmas break they doubt they can get the game finished before Christmas and if they don't get it finished before then it won't be ready till the middle of January at the earliest (they are taking two weeks off).
I'm very very sorry, it's not all the printer's fault, I've been working 14 to 16 hours a day for two years now to get the game ready for publication but its a massive project and a lot more content to create than any boardgame we've ever done before, and I suggest any boardgame anyone has ever done.
The printers are working flat out now and there is still a slim chance it might be finished before they go on their break and I'll give you a hoy as to updates as I get them.
Thank you for your long patience and having seen the quality of the components being printed I trust the delay will be worth the wait.
Finally, thank you for your great support for our games and I only wish I could have had better news for you..
will add that to my list.
sorry about the missing countersheets from DoD (2 x CS 13 and 3 x CS 17). Unfortunately, our former American agent sent out a shipment without the DoD CS. A replacement set has been sent to our European agent (Benjamin) and he should be able to forward them to you as soon as he receives them.
Please contact Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can send you the missing counters.
If anyone else has this issue please contact your local agent
Europe and Africa: Benjamin -email@example.com
Americas (our brand new agent): Mark - firstname.lastname@example.org and
Asia/Pacific: Belinda - email@example.com
Mark is still to receive our US stock (expected to get it withing the next two weeks) but should be able to sort out all issues after that.
As to the other items, the Builds chart is in the middle of your World in Flames rules book in Patton in Flames. I have also just uploaded the Collector's edition Builds chart to the download section of our website (www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads) in both XL and PDF and it is far superior to what you have in your WiF rulebook (its got formulas and everything to make production easy). Please download that from the Latest World in Flames Collector's edition tasting (we'll have the whole game there soon).
As to the Terrain effects chart we may have run out of them (can ascertain that as soon as Mark has our new stock). But to cover I have also just uploaded to the download section of our site (this time in the World in Flames world section of the downloads page on our site (www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads) It is also on the Asia map in your Patton in Flames game.
As to the standard WiF rules that are missing from America in Flames, that is because we have run out of them (the reason for the collector's edition). The standard WiF rules are the same as in your Patton in Flames game but because you didn't get the wif7 rules with America in Flames you are eligible to receive a free copy of the WiF Collector's edition rules and charts set along with your WiF Deluxe game. You should have received a note with your Superdeluxe games set to this effect and again contact Benjamin so he can line you up for your free rules and charts set which he will send out with your Deluxe game.
In the meantime I wouldn't even bother with your wif7 standard rulebook in Patton in Flames, download the Collector's edition rulebook (you will never guess, on the downloads section of our site) as those rules work for all game sin the World in Flames series AND have all the errata incorporated that your PatiF WiF rules don't.
Thank you for your great support and hope you enjoy the games.
Any chance of getting the final version of the rules in PDF with all the pretty "picy's"? I'd like to start slipping them into sheet protectors and do some "light" reading while the game is en route. I know the draft is available, but I'd love to see it in all of its graphical glory, and I just can't wait. :-)
Hi. I can't help with the details on what was / was not shipped. But I can say that Cruisers in Flames is being reprinted along with Ships in Flames. You'll get all of that new.
btw: did i tell everyone i love WiF?!? I cant stop reading my three annuals! so good i backed you, Harry!
urgs stupid me - ships in flames is included. i mean just cruisers in flames.
thats the questions about missing items. then something completly other: what about ships in flames and cruisers in flames. they were not part of the superdeluxe. why not? are they out of print? dont you like them? do you plan to reprint them?
3. Khaki in Flames: the A3 full color combat chart is missing?!?
Hey there Harry,
glad i could pick up a lot of items of my superdeluxe at essen. i am opening all the boxes (step by step) the days. there are some questions coming up concerning content of the boxes. i will start - perhaps you (or somebody else can help):
1. America in Flames: 2x Final Edition combat charts, 3x Final Edition build charts as well as 1x Terrain effect charts were not found inside the box. Where are they hiding? Did i get anything wrong?
2. Days of DecisionIII: 5x 200 counter sheets missing. They have to be somewhere. But not inside the box.
Can you plz help?
I didn't want to be bugging anyone about etas, but I'm glad someone else did : ) hope it's going well
So Harry, is Christmas still the target for release?
When will you print the Scandinavia map?
I'm very pleased you asked.
In the beginning,,,..
World in Flames first edition had 3 campaigns. 31 years later the current (7th) edition has 11. Now just like everything else in World in Flames, we have taken this to a whole new level with 22! campaigns, several never publicly seen before, all of them updated and revised to Collector's edition standard and even 6 World in Flames series games' (America in Flames, Planes in Flames and Days of Decision) set ups (again updated to Collector's edition standard).
Thus our First class members who own the World in Flames super-deluxe package, can start setting up and playing these campaigns right now (as can all current World in Flames owners with all the other campaigns, they work for both the current and Collector's edition).
This is the last thing that needs to be typeset before going to the printers next Thursday. Thus if you come across any issues with the Campaign notes or setups pls give me a hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 48 hours.
You can download the World in Flames collector's edition Campaign and Players' Notes set up pack (which includes the game historical victory point charts) from the downloads section of our website (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/downloads).
We are expecting the game to be finished printing early December. Of course it still has to wing its way around the world but we are hoping to have it shipped to you and in your hot little hands before Christmas (just one more push to tidy everything up before we hop the bags and go over the top!).
Thank you for your wonderful support for our games. I can't believe it, 34 years of effort is almost done!
very sorry about that it should only affect German customers and not anyone else (its only a law in Germany). I have advised our agents to put the sticker on the outside of the shrink wrapping and hopefully that wont be an issue in future. If the sticker doesnt come off without wrecking the box, please contact Kandice our worldwide agent on email@example.com and she should be able to arrange a replacement.
I got the first shipment, Am.In Flames, Patton, Days of D.III and some other stuff, and I must let out a *sigh*. While it's fine and dandy and it's all there - DoD III has been vandalized. The cover has a very big sticker on it right where Hitler sits.
I know some of the german laws regarding the nazi party and the swastika but this is ridiculous. Couldn't you have put the sticker on the wrappings instead of spoiling the cover? It's bloody hard to take off!
Any news on that scenario booklet? :) It may be the most exciting new stuff I'm waiting for :)
no it won't. The earliest it will be out is early december and thats assuming I can work full time on it (rather than emails and blogs).
I will post updates on our website particularly in the downloads section as items are finished and ready to go. The last major item is the campaigns booklet where I am finishing the 22 campaigns it contains. I will post that up later today if I get it finished in time.Pls check it out as we are hoping to send it off to typesetting on wednesday and if you have any feedbakc I need it before then.
I apologise for the delay but its a massive project and needs my full attention if we are going to get it from the printers and to you by Christmas.
surveys are handled by kisckstarter but as you ordered via our website as well we already have your details and our european agent knows where to send out your game (Ive emailed this to you directly).
Any word on the printing? Just curious if things were still on schedule for the end of this week as you mentioned.
Phillip-this was on the ADG website:
World in Flames Map set consists of:
• 4 large (574 x 820mm) full-colour hard-mounted maps covering most of the world (West Europe & Africa, East Europe & the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific);
• One 297 x 420 mm full-colour hard-mounted map of The Americas; and
• One 297 x 420 mm full-colour hard-mounted Turn record chart.
Thanks Harry, really looking forward to release.could you let me if possible have the map dimensions for them as a pair so can start to figure out if my trays will be big enough to house them. Thanks. Phil
Hi guys. Sorry but where to find the survey to complete ? I didn't received any email about it and I can't find a link. (I am a newbie on KS). I don't want to miss the game (although I also pre-ordered another copy on the ADG website :-))
Hi, looking good for pre-christmas delivery, looking forward to getting my hands on my order