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Paul Lodge
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Absolutely gutted there are no copies available to pre-order; I never pulled the trigger as the last time I looked, there were loads of copies left and I just thought 'I'd do it later'! More fool me.

However, I was considering ordering the larger board & reference manuals, when I noticed the the AE board sizes are listed as 60cm by 84cm, yet the Deluxe edition board sizes are listed larger at 64cm by 88cm. I would have thought that they would have been the same?
 
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Captain here: AE has a 20% enlarged board while collector's edition have a 25% enlarged board. Captain flies away.sauron
 
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Papadios wrote:
Captain here: AE has a 20% enlarged board while collector's edition have a 25% enlarged board. Captain flies away.sauron


Not sure this answers the question. The question was why the Deluxe edition is listed as a bigger size than the Anniversary edition when they are believed to be the same board.

I believe the answer will be that the AE page you are getting that from is a bit old, and it says 'approx'. So maybe at some point during production they ended up a bit bigger. The Deluxe page is more recent so I'd expect it to be more accurate (and it doesn't say 'approx', further supporting the hypothesis).

So, I think they are the same size, but the AE page is an outdated estimate while the Deluxe page should be correct. But I'm speculating to some degree.
 
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Thanks Pedro & David.
 
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Laardge11 wrote:
Absolutely gutted there are no copies available to pre-order; I never pulled the trigger as the last time I looked, there were loads of copies left and I just thought 'I'd do it later'! More fool me.

However, I was considering ordering the larger board & reference manuals, when I noticed the the AE board sizes are listed as 60cm by 84cm, yet the Deluxe edition board sizes are listed larger at 64cm by 88cm. I would have thought that they would have been the same?


You and me both. Was in the process of moving, and wanted to be in the bigger space before having to to cite the enormity of the game as justification for the enormity of the expense. Next time I employ the Nike method: just do it.
 
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Yes Justin, agreed. I normally do, but just hesitated this time considering this was a mighty expense.

As they say 'he who hesitates is lost'!

Hopefully in the future, there'll be some sort of Deluxe, Deluxe edition with the base game & expansions in one buy???

Now then, what about the KS re-release of Kingdom Death...
 
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Laardge11 wrote:
Absolutely gutted there are no copies available to pre-order; I never pulled the trigger as the last time I looked, there were loads of copies left and I just thought 'I'd do it later'! More fool me.

However, I was considering ordering the larger board & reference manuals, when I noticed the the AE board sizes are listed as 60cm by 84cm, yet the Deluxe edition board sizes are listed larger at 64cm by 88cm. I would have thought that they would have been the same?



You should contact the customer support online at Ares Games. There may be a few cancellations from the KS available. I was able to place an order for one of these last week! Good luck!

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Thanks Ricking, I'll give it a try.
 
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Yeah, my table is roughly 5.5 feet by 3.5 feet & it takes a lot of that space up. There's not going to be a lot of spare room for all your reserved troops!
 
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Ricking wrote:
Laardge11 wrote:
Absolutely gutted there are no copies available to pre-order; I never pulled the trigger as the last time I looked, there were loads of copies left and I just thought 'I'd do it later'! More fool me.

However, I was considering ordering the larger board & reference manuals, when I noticed the the AE board sizes are listed as 60cm by 84cm, yet the Deluxe edition board sizes are listed larger at 64cm by 88cm. I would have thought that they would have been the same?



You should contact the customer support online at Ares Games. There may be a few cancellations from the KS available. I was able to place an order for one of these last week! Good luck!


How long did it take for them to respond to your question, was it same day or did it take a day or two? I sent an email this morning asking about any cancellations. Thanks for the idea.
 
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It's 128 cm by 88 cm, same as the Collector's Edition. Source here.
 
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tallgrant wrote:
It's 128 cm by 88 cm, same as the Collector's Edition. Source here.


Right, but to be fair that refers specifically to the Deluxe edition, not specifically the Anniversary edition.

I realise one would assume they are the same, especially since that page says "a limited edition of the Game Rules, Strategy Guide and Gameboard in a deluxe format matching the components included in the War of the Ring Second Edition Anniversary Release."

But still, that's not what the actual Anniversary Edition page states:

AE Preorder Page wrote:
two gameboards, approx. 60 x 84 cm each


Reference: http://ks.aresgames.eu/product/war-of-the-ring-2nd-edition-a...

I think the AE page is wrong now, it probably wasn't finalised at the time the page went up (hence 'approx'). But it's odd they have never corrected/updated it.
 
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Well I e-mailed Ares games on Sunday morning & I still haven't had a reply regarding availability of the AE, so I think anyone that managed to Baggins (bag - see what I did there?) a copy, were very lucky!
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When I visit the page it says there are 187 left.

$80 is pretty steep, but then I realized it's hardcover and a bigger board.
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I mean the anniversary edition itself. Some contacted Ares games last week and due to cancellations (probably because of the Deluxe edition), they managed to secure a copy, & recommended I mail Ares to enquire. I did this Sunday morning & haven't heard a thing.

Don't want to buy the Deluxe if there's a remote possibility of securing a copy of the AE.
 
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I mean the anniversary edition itself. Some contacted Ares games last week and due to cancellations (probably because of the Deluxe edition), they managed to secure a copy, & recommended I mail Ares to enquire. I did this Sunday morning & haven't heard a thing.

Don't want to buy the Deluxe if there's a remote possibility of securing a copy of the AE.


I got a response in 48 hours. Sorry.
 
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Laardge11 wrote:
Well I e-mailed Ares games on Sunday morning & I still haven't had a reply regarding availability of the AE, so I think anyone that managed to Baggins (bag - see what I did there?) a copy, were very lucky!


I sent an email to them on Monday and never heard back as well, so I contacted them through their Facebook page using chat. I was given this email address: leonardo.rina@aresgames.eu. It took him a day to get back to me, but I'm happy to say that I'm now eagerly waiting on my copy to arrive in December. I hope this helps you out.
 
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Hi Joe

Yes, Leo got in touch this morning, but I'm struggling to complete the E-Commerce form.

He's trying to rectify it as we speak...

Fingers crossed!
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Joe Lane
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Good luck Paul!
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Thanks Joe.

He's not come back to me yet, I guess he must have gone home for the day! I hope I don't miss out, eeek.
 
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Laardge11 wrote:
Thanks Joe.

He's not come back to me yet, I guess he must have gone home for the day! I hope I don't miss out, eeek.


Check your inbox, I just received an order confirmation from Leo this morning. However, I am having trouble with the checkout process because my bank card will not approve the transaction. I never shop outside of my TX zip code so they are probably perplexed as to why I am trying to make a cardboard order in Italy.
 
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Yes, I did this bc someone here mentioned to least ask and see if any cancellations were made bc of the production of the map/books combo (Deluxe pak).

Leo got back to me and now I am the proud soon to be owner of a AE WOTR game. I wonder how many are left. If you haven't done this and you want an AE- just email there may be some left!!

So I have the community here to thank for not giving up and trying.:)
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