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Peter
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Hi,

Is anyone able to confirm if the 2nd Edition Storms of Steel will have updated card art/formatting to match the style implemented in AtB 2nd Ed. and Guadalcanal? The current images on the Academy Games site show updated maps and counter art (looking awesome by the way) but show samples of the original cards from 1st edition SoS. Not a deal-breaker I guess, however, it would be nice if the cards were consistent across the releases (and implementing a second edition with updated components seems a good time to do it - bit strange if the cards were left as originally designed).

Cheers,
Peter
 
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Erik Stonemark
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Not able to confirm it, but wouldn't the cards have to be updated to work with the firefight generator(s)and solo expansion(s)? There's a North front expansion for SOS 2nd in the works I believe. So the old style cards wouldn't work 100% with the new system.
 
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Peter
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Hmm...having looked in further detail on the AG website I see no mention of card updates.

"All New for the 2nd Edition:

We have updated the maps and overlay artwork to be highly detailed and more beautiful than the original!
Storms of Steel 2nd Edition will feature a number of new firefights in addition to classics from the original!
All new counters in addition to new versions of the previous counters!
The box format and tray insert has been updated to match the new style!"
 
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Are we still on for a September 2016 delivery? I haven't heard anything in months (since I was charged).
 
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November was the latest ETA.
 
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Lewis Karl
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With the focus on "E" for estimate. When it inevitably arrives in January or later don't be surprised.
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Jacob Renner
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pisqueeter wrote:
With the focus on "E" for estimate. When it inevitably arrives in January or later don't be surprised.


this was my christmas gift in 2015. the pre-order for SOS was made for me in november of 2015 for what was expected to be christmas release
 
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Jacob Renner
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pisqueeter wrote:
With the focus on "E" for estimate. When it inevitably arrives in January or later don't be surprised.


www.academygames.com has November 21st listed as their date to start shipping it
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Lewis Karl
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Yes, that is an estimate and experience with AG indicates estimated ship dates often change.
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Patrick Gambill

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I emailed them yesterday to ask since 11/21/16 was the date I received in the spring when I pre-ordered.

I received a reply that the new target date is March 2017. With the comment, "Our Design and Development Team have come up with some exciting changes! You won't be disappointed!"

 
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Pete Frederick
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I think I saw somewhere that Uwe said that they are adding a campaign game or something.
 
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I also recently received a March 2017 release date from Academy.

I'm of two minds on this news.

On one hand, I want the game to be the best it can be and having spoken to Uwe at Gencon, I know they have all kinds of great, innovative things in the works for their upcoming games. So, okay. It's probably for the best.

On the other hand, my card was charged in May and I was told Sept 2016 at that time. Then November. Now March. In all three cases, I had to initiate the conversation and I just feel Academy should at least send out an email to those who have already paid that the timeline has been pushed back. A general announcement on something like BGG or their newsletter would be even better.

When dealing with some other companies, say GMT, I don't get charged until the game is six weeks from release and, if there's a delay, I find out about it in their almost-monthly newsletter.
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Jacob Renner
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dumpty wrote:
I also recently received a March 2017 release date from Academy.

I'm of two minds on this news.

On one hand, I want the game to be the best it can be and having spoken to Uwe at Gencon, I know they have all kinds of great, innovative things in the works for their upcoming games. So, okay. It's probably for the best.

On the other hand, my card was charged in May and I was told Sept 2016 at that time. Then November. Now March. In all three cases, I had to initiate the conversation and I just feel Academy should at least send out an email to those who have already paid that the timeline has been pushed back. A general announcement on something like BGG or their newsletter would be even better.

When dealing with some other companies, say GMT, I don't get charged until the game is six weeks from release and, if there's a delay, I find out about it in their almost-monthly newsletter.


Uwe said it hasn't gone to printers yet at BGG.con. It should be there soon. He added and modified the firefight book a bit. They are sweetening the pot for pre-ordered as time goes on at least. It'll be worth the wait.
 
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