We won’t win the War before Christmas
We hope you this update finds you fine.
Game boards, game boxes and cards have been printed and are ready for packaging. That goes for all language versions.
Rulebook, Scenario book, Playbook, Player aid - will be printed in next couple of weeks. That’s a massive job, we need to print over 1 million pages. All language version will be printed at the same time, no language has a priority here.
Price of Failure and Sun of Macedon expansions: the boxes are now in final DTP and will be printed once we are done with the above task. The cards for both are ready and the minis too.
All add-ons have been produced and are lining up for your inspection at the BGG Con (see below). We had a very good reaction to the quality at Essen Spiel.
That’s it for the components produced in Poland. The Chinese seem to be experiencing a bit of a long march here but it seems it is also coming to an end.
The dice production was dragging 2 weeks behind the schedule and yet some of them did not pass our quality control so the production had to be re-started.
The minis are all ready (as you’ve seen on the pictures already) and so are the trays.
Those components will be leaving China on Nov 24. They are expected in the assembly house on Dec 15th. And this is where we experience a delay. First we were delayed by Chinese autumn celebrations, now we are a victim of the Christmas gap.
The assembly, packaging and transport to the warehouse will only be possible in the first three weeks of January. We expect the delivery to start on Jan 22nd in Europe and one month later in the USA and Rest of the World.
So, we need to face the fact Hannibal & Hamilcar will be effectively a 2018 release. However, looking at the bright side of life - that will give you plenty of time to find out if this is the game of the year. :)
Thanks to your great support shown during the campaign, we were able to bring Mark Simonitch to Essen to have his dream fulfilled. Mark always wanted to visit the fairs but it was only possible thanks to the stretch goal of the Hannibal & Hamilcar campaign.
Mark has been at our booth daily, had conversations with gamers and presented his next design: Caesar: Rome vs Gaul.
Here is a few words from Mark. He refused to put it in 500 words, he apparently doesn’t believe in power of modern communication. ;)
I'd like to thank everybody who made my trip to Essen possible. That was my first time there and it was very interesting -- the fair is huge! Got to meet a lot of nice people and the folks at Phalanx Games were wonderful host. The best part was getting to meet gamers from all over the world. It appears our hobby is healthy and growing fast in Europe.
Hannibal & Hamilcar video presentation
Here is a video presentation of the game prototype from BGG booth made during the Essen Spiel 2017 (starting at 3:55:00).
As I write these words, Hannibal & Hamilcar are visiting Dallas, hosted by our US distributor Ares Games. Those who are attending BGG Con may have a look at the final minis and dice and the add-ons: the giant playing mat, the standees and card holders.
Jeremy, who joined the team during the Kickstarter campaign has volunteered to present the game to the visitors. He will be at the 503 booth on:
Thank you and happy gaming,
Jaro & Phalanx