Wow! We added four new P500 games last month, and you guys' orders catapulted three of them over 500 (and
WAY over 500!) in a month or less! Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm for our games. It's a really good feeling when you guys let us know how much you like what we're doing here at GMT.
So the big news this month isn't what we're adding to P500 (stay tuned for another blockbuster month of additions in April!), but rather what we are adding to the PRODUCTION SCHEDULE this year. Through a combination of really excellent revenues from last Fall's sale as well as some additional financing, we are now able to commit to the following reprints of popular games later this year.
In the Fall, we have a massive (for us) schedule of 2nd editions, Reprints, and a new GMT Edition to add to the Production schedule:
Twilight Struggle Deluxe Reprint (yet another TS reprint!)
These will be IN ADDITION to the great new games we already have scheduled for Summer and Fall, 2016. (see the Production Schedule section, below) So, yeah, we're pretty excited about the games we plan to bring to you guys' game tables this year, and really happy that we can support the designers of these sold-out games with new print runs.
Amazingly Fast Sell-Outs!
Speaking of sold out games, we have two recent sellouts that stunned us!
Liberty or Death and
Talon have both sold out, and we just released them in January! The feedback on both games has been terrific! Congratulations to designers Harold Buchanan and Jim Krohn, respectively, as well as their development and art teams that gave them such excellent support! Great job, guys!
Tony's already trying to figure out how to get these games back in print. To help facilitate that, we're adding both to the P500 Reprint list this time. So if you missed these games the first time, or want another copy, please click the links below and place your P500 Reprint orders and help us get these back in stock. Thanks for your support!
3" Box Update for Triumph & Tragedy
After last month's announcement of a new edition of Triumph & Tragedy and an update kit on P500, we got a lot of requests to add an option to P500 for a new deeper, thicker box for the game. So, we listened, and today we've added that option to the P500 list. For those of you who want just a new box (or you can get this plus an update kit order), just click the link below to order.
Twilight Struggle Digital Edition Update
Things are moving quickly towards release for the digital edition of Twilight Struggle from Playdek! Although I still can't tell you guys everything I know about status (NDA), I can tell you that the game is undergoing final polishing now and that it is not very far from release.
Last Saturday, Playdek released a new version of the game to testers that includes both offline (AI) and online play! Along with it, they released an update that I thought was fascinating, as it discussed their approach to the AI. Here's a link to the update, so you can all enjoy it:
For you guys who aren't involved in the backer beta testing, here are a couple of screenshots of the game.
Solo Players and the COIN Series
I just wanted to point you guys to a terrific article by Jason Paterson entitled "A Solo Spin of the COINs." It's one of the best articles I've ever read for perspective on the series and a solo player's view of it. Check it out! Here's the link:
GMT Digital Gift Certificates!
Just a reminder that we DO now have digital gift certificates available on our website.
PLEASE NOTE that Gift Certificates do NOT work for P500 orders, only for in-stock orders.
To purchase and send a gift certificate, just go to our
Gift Certificate Department
and select "Email Gift Certificate." You'll then be able to choose from $10, $20, $25, $50, or $100 Gift Certificates. Then when you checkout, once you Update your cart and hit the "Checkout Now" button, our system will ask you to fill in the recipient's name and email address for each Certificate ordered (you can include multiple gift certificates on a single order). You'll also be able to include a personal note to the recipient.
We hope you enjoy this new addition to the GMT website and that it helps you with your gifting for holiday, birthdays, etc.
This Month in InsideGMT!
Here's a look at our most recent InsideGMT articles:
Falling Sky: Politics in Gaul
Hitler's Reich Gets Real - New Map and Cards
And, in case you missed them, here are links to our previous month's InsideGMT articles:
As always, I invite you guys to head over to
check out the articles, leave us your comments, and tell us what else you'd like to see us do to make
GMT Weekend at the Warehouse
The hotel has already blocked rooms for us, so feel free to go ahead and make reservations whenever you are ready.
If you'd like to attend, just call or chat with our office ladies and they'll reserve your spot.
Keep up with GMT Online
Virtually every day, we announce new information or show off upcoming products or give you a peek under the hood of our new designs in our various online sites and forums. For you guys looking to keep up with us online, here's where you can find us. Drop in and start a conversation!
That's it for the news bytes for this time.
Here's what you'll find in the rest of today's update:
- Charge and Shipping Update
- Production Outlook
- Project Updates
- P500 Reprint Update
- Website File Additions
Thanks, as always, for your support of GMT!
Enjoy the games!
Charging and Shipping Schedule
We will be shipping P500 orders of Eagle of Lille before the end of March.
We will begin charging for Eagle of Lille next Monday, March 21st. We'll also be charging for all the April releases on April 11. If you have a P500 order for any of these game, please make sure that your card information is current before the charge date. If you use the "Pay by check" option for your P500 orders, please send your check by the dates above.
We don't have any new P500 additions this month, although we are adding sold-out Liberty or Death and Talon to the P500 Reprint List (see Reprint section). We are very gratified to see your terrific support for the games we added to P500 last month - with 3 of the 4 new additions over 500 orders already!
Click on any of the links below to go to the game's P500 page for detailed information and to order.
Recent P500 Additions:
1960: The Making of the President (GMT Edition)
: 511 Orders to Date
Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid
: 420 Orders to Date
Falling Sky: 1,689 Orders to Date
In this new section, we'll be passing along updated status on a variety of projects, generally direct from the designers of developers. We have several this time:
Wing Leader Supremacy: 1943-45 - Lee Brimmicombe-Wood ( posted on BGG)
So, it's been a productive month.
Art: Cover. I have organised the box cover for Wing Leader: Supremacy. Antonis Karidis has done some superb work on this and I think you'll love it. I'm now just waiting the okay from GMT's art director on the submitted art.
Art: Aircraft. Ian and I are now digging into the aircraft art and have already made a significant dent. Assuming no major problems we are getting back on course.
Rules Tweak: Fighter-Bombers. There's been a discussion on fighter-bomber behaviour following some testing. This has revolved around fighter-bomber behaviour and tallies. We're going to test some changes, but the right decision seems to be to force fighter-bombers to jettison bombs if they tally an enemy, which makes tallying, as it should be, a commitment to attack rather than a tool for preventing bounces.
Rules Tweak: Flak. We are going to look at the flak rules again. We are getting a lot of wristage issues in test with some of the big 8th AF scenarios and I want to dig into this deeper now that I have the spreadsheet tools to analyse this.
Rules Tweak: Bombers. We are going to test a proposed simplification of the bomber behaviour rules that would put control of RTBs back in the hands of players.
Golan '73 (FAB Series) - John Foley (via CSW)
Update - we completed the Play Book materials. The text and images have been sent to Mark S for composition.
At this point ***ALL*** materials have been delivered.
The map, box, labels and counters are in or will enter "production".
The Rule Book, the Play Book, the two Set Up Reference cards and the two Player Aid cards are in "composition". After composition, we proof, correct, proof and sign off, and then these enter production.
Cataclysm - Kevin Bernatz
Development continues with what we hope is the final rule revision to make sure the rules clearly address corner cases that can arise with a 'sandbox' type game. We've been playtesting the scenarios a last few times to insure balance and all playtesters have had a blast.
Lion of Judah
- Kevin Bernatz
We've experienced some delay in development due to real life constraints, but playtesting is still on-going. Javier and I are working out some of the specifics of the Northern Front and the fight for the Amba's, and we are testing those changes now. On-going testing of both scenarios continues. If people are interested in testing via Vassal ,they should contact me at
Mr. President - Gene Billingsley
I've made a ton of progress on
since last month's update. The new updates that cleaned up the world regions are working great, and the legislative process system is now complete, with the last details completed for a simple-but-fun Floor Vote procedure.
Work continues to round out the system, looking for areas to enhance. I've recently added the EU as a special type of ally - economic - to help drive the Eurozone State of Economy track and provide a consistent systemic backbone for the game cards that can strengthen or cause fractures in the EU.
I met with developer Mike Bertucelli (COIN Series, Navajo Wars and Commanche) yesterday, and we set plans to begin broader testing right after we demo the game at the GMT Weekend at the Warehouse next month. So we're moving forward!
Keep and eye on InsideGMT for an
ongoing series of articles
covering the first game months of a new President in office, as well as future articles on various aspects of the system design.
Won by the Sword Update Kit - Mark Simonitch
Here's the latest from Mark Simonitch, via email this morning. - GB
The 2nd Edition rule book, play book and Player Aid card went to press a few weeks ago.
It should be ready to mail out in a few weeks.
P500 Reprint News and Tracking
We're adding two new games to the P500 Reprint List this time. Both of these were January releases this year that sold out amazingly quickly.
Here's the current status of all the games on our P500 reprint list. Please help us determine what to print by pre-ordering any of these that interest you (you can click on the name link below to go to the P500 reprint page). Thanks for your help. Here's the current P500 Reprint list - with current order totals and a +/- order growth since last month:
Liberty or Death: New to List
Talon: New to List
New Game Support Files, Vassal/Cyberboard, and Sneak Peeks
Here are new support files we've added to our website since our last update. Enjoy!
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