Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when is World in Flames Collector's Edition expected to be released and if I pick it up then can I have a refund of the shipping?
We are intending World in Flames Collector's Edition to be released at Spiel 2017, Essen, Germany, 26th October 2017. And we look forward to seeing you at our booth at Spiel 8C102.
If you pick up the game at Essen we will refund you your shipping.Last updated:
Australian Dollars (not real money).Last updated:
Yes, for orders of three or more copies, please give me a hoy on email@example.com and depending on your order we can discounts for both.Last updated:
The game is being printed in Prague, and shipped from Germany, thus shipment throughout the EU should attract no import duty.
For our customers in America and Australia, we are shipping the games to our agents there, and again you should not suffer any import duty (we absorb that in your pledge).
For other customers, there may be import duties and taxes applicable depending on the country and your relationship with the EU.Last updated:
No, I can't wait to play the finished game myself. Kickstarter is to make the game accessible to a wider audience, and most importantly to guide us as to how many to produce. If the game doesn't do ok we may decrease the total print run, and if it does well we shall increase it (update day 9, we won't be doing the former).Last updated:
Over the years we have sold over 60,000 copies of various editions of World in Flames, 50,000 copies of the other games in the series (America in Flames, Patton in Flames and Days of Decision) and over 120,000 copies of the kits, expansions and T-shirts etc that go with the game.and thus there is a thriving community of wiffers out there.
To help you establish a great local wif community I will put up a blog on our website, www.a-d-g.com.au, where you can give your name and address or email address, whatever you prefer, allowing others in your area to contact you. No matter how small you're community you will be surprised how close other wiffers are to you.
Finally there is a great virtual WiF community run selflessly for many years by Devin Cutler. You'll get all your rules queries answered, some interesting strategies discussed and perhaps even find your next opponent here http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/wifdiscussion.
And just a few days ago Phillip Mansfield has generously started a WIF facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1574341082623164/) so we can the old band back together.Last updated:
Yes, pls email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you our trade terms and conditions.Last updated:
Yes, currently there are two, one in the US in Michigan usually around August. The contact for this convention is Jerome Lavis at <email@example.com> and I will post more info on the links section of our website, https://www.a-d-g.com.au/pages/links, as soon as it becomes available.
There is also an imminent convention in Hofgeismar Germany starting in a month's time, from October 6 - October 14 and you can still get a guernsey if you give Marcus Schaeffer a hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website, www.eurowif.de.
Nice friendly atmosphere, great group of gamers, caters for all skill levels and gaming styles, good gaming hall (a schuetzen halle no less) and great hotel, and all very very reasonably priced.
You can find a wargame widow's blog from Eurowifcon 2016 here https://www.a-d-g.com.au/blogs/have-your-say/a-wargame-widows-diary-life-in-the-trenches
and Cat's photo memories can be found here https://www.a-d-g.com.au/blogs/have-your-say/one-last-glimpse-from-the-front-eurowifcon-2016Last updated:
I ordered a WiF Collector's edition superdeluxe game set from your site before the commencement of the Collector's edition kickstarter campaign. Am I still eligible for the stretch boni?
Yes. Anyone who buys a superdeluxe game set from the ADG site at any time is a first class customer and will always receive first class service. Any benefit that applies to any pledge in any campaign also applies to you, you do not need to ask.
Thank you for your awesome support for our games.Last updated:
I already own Planes in Flames and Ships in Flames. Has the Collector's edition changed these at all?
Totally. Everything in the Collector's edition is BRAND NEW and completely integrated. Everything in the collectors edition deluxe is every combat unit you will need to play World in Flames, and nothing not in the Collector's edition deluxe that is a combat unit do you keep. So for example keep the political stuff from PoliF and the factories from FiF, but all the combat counters from those games go in the bin.
Every unit in wif deluxe is individualised. No two units are the same. All the counters are now completely integrated so for example wif gives you all the most common aircraft. Planes in Flames gives you more of those models (but note different types and marks) and then gives you a bunch of other lesser known or never known units. No unit is the same all the units are interleaved. The PiF aircraft have been expanded forwards and backwards in time so you get aircraft from the early 30s to the mid 50s, so that now Planes in Flames and Ships in Flames are fully compatible with Days of Decision, America in Flames and Patton in Flames and 5 of the 10 new scenarios included in our 20 campaign campaign book are the DoD, AiF and PatiF campaigns including PiF and SiF units. Even though there are overall 32 more aircraft than wif7, because they are spread out, the force pools are much tighter now and you will be advance building (researching) more. But the upside is that when you DO advance build, the unit you will get will almost certainly be better than what you have already got (with a few notable and sad exceptions).
We have spent 10 years on this. I hope you will be impressed with the result.Last updated:
I see you have added the World in Flames Collector's edition Superdeluxe games set to ks. Are all the components new and where is it being shipped from?
The components for all the games and kits apart from the Collector's edition deluxe game itself are current edition games and components (paper maps and knife cut counters). But they are fully compatible with the Collector's edition expansions that are playable with all the games in the series.
At the moment all the components of the WiF CE Super Deluxe game set (apart from the World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe game itself) are being sent out from the USA. We will send these components to our European customers straight after the ks pledge ends (Oct 3). Because its only a partial shipment the invoice for the components sent from the USA is US$150 (the rest being the Deluxe game itself which is coming form Germany).
If you prefer to wait, we will have all parts of the WiF CE Superdeluxe game set in Germany after Spiel 2017 and we can send via our agency then (which avoids all import duty as we will already have paid for it). Please leave a note with your pledge if you prefer this option and we will ship it to you after Spiel.Last updated:
I noticed that ADG have licenced two World in Flames games to Compass Games, Blitz and Fatal Alliances. Is there a reward for these games?
Because they are licenced to Compass Games they are not included in the kickstarter rewards, but they are keen to reward all wiffers who support our pledge campaign, thus if you have bought a World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe game or a World in Flames Collector's edition superdeluxe games set, either pledged via kickstarter or purchased on the ADG site (www.a-d-g.com.au), you are eligible for a 30% discount on the purchase of either or both of these fine games. Just go to Compassgames website
Blitz! - https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/blitz-a-world-in-conflict.html
Fatal Alliances - https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/fatal-alliances-the-great-war.html
and type in the coupon code "kst30" (without the commas) when requested to receive a 30% discount. Please check out those web pages for further info.Last updated:
Yes, two in fact ADG's World in Flames facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/worldinflamesadg/
and Phillip Mansfield has very kindly started a World in Flames friends page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1574341082623164/Last updated:
Excellent suggestion Harry!
Kickstarter Advance order total benefits (in addition to World in Flames the Collector's edition)
Gold (WiF CE Classic game) member:
1) 50% off Scandinavian map (see stretch goal 1)
2) 25% discount on all other stretch goals
3) 25% discount on the World in Flames Collector's edition (Virtual) companion (includes high quality images of all the counters, maps and rules graphics and text as well as all the technical data and production specs on all the combat aircraft and naval units of world war II).
4) Free freight on the purchase of any 3 or more of; the 1994/95 WiF annual (not compatible with WiF CE), 1998 WiF Annual (LiF), Millenium Annual (PoliF), 2008 Annual (FiF), and/or the Khaki in Flames expansion; from the adg web site (www/a-d-g.com.au). See Whats in the box for further info.
5) Freight refund for what’s picked up at Essen (in euros based on xe.com exchange rate on date of pick up)
Platinum (WiF CE Deluxe game) member: as per Gold member and
1) free freight on Scandinavian map
2) 50% discount on all other stretch goals
3) 40% discount on the World in Flames Collector's edition (Virtual) companion
4) Free freight on the purchase of any ADG product from our web site (www.a-d-g.com.au) apart from the WiF CE Classic, Deluxe or Superdeluxe games set.
5) Free copy of the beta (development) module of the Vassal World in Flames Collector's edition module prior to its general release on completion (expected 6-9 months, Platinum and Deluxe members getting it 3 to 6 months before anyone else)
6) Deluxe deal on two other WiF games in the series (Fatal Alliances, WWI in Flames), see Update titled “Word in Flames Canon and Deluxe deal”
First class (WiF CE Deluxe game) member: as per Platinum member and
1) free Scandinavian map and free delivery
2) Free freight on Africa map (see stretch goal 2)
3) Free freight on the purchase of any 1 or more of; the 1994/95 WiF annual (not compatible with WiF CE), 1998 WiF Annual (LiF), Millenium Annual (PoliF), 2008 Annual (FiF), and/or the Khaki in Flames expansion; from the ADG web site (www/a-d-g.com.au). See Whats in the box for further info.
4) 1 Free immortal dedication (see First class Immortality Update for details)
5) If your immortal dedication is for an American in Flames or Patton in Flames counter you get all the reprinted die-cut countersheets of that game, if it is for any reprint of the World in Flames collector’s edition game, it will be the countersheet containing your immortal dedication. Totally free, fee delivery. See First class Immortality Update for details.
6) Free WiF companion.
So there you go, up to a nice round seventeen benefits for our First class members including a free map, free counters and immortality. You can’t say you get that in too many games.
Note this is the comprehensive list of benefits to all ks (and ADG) WiF members. All preceding offers are null and void.
Thank you for your awesome support of our games.
We still don't have precise weights for all the products and we made a mistake not having a separate freight cost for Germany which would obviously be cheaper than our european wide average.
For people picking up from Essen (and assuming it makes it in time) we will refund your freight in euros based on the exchange rate on the day of pickup.
For everyone else, when we actually ship the games we will know exactly what the freight is and will credit you the difference either in cash or if you prefer with a 50% bonus in our games instead.Last updated:
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