GMT P500 for February 2014
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Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the GMT P500 update list. The purpose of this list is to showcase all the new games coming through the GMT P500 system.

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A very strong month for GMT orders.

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Now, without furhter ado... the list!
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1. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3760] [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:71]
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This month I'm asking everyone to answer the following two questions about the monthly GMT P500 list.

1. Tell me one thing you love.

2. Tell me one thing you'd change.
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2. Board Game Publisher: GMT Games
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New games announced this month: Fields of Despair, The Battle of Armageddon

Making the cut: 1914: Glory's End/When Eagles Fight, Enemy Coast Ahead

Leaving the list: Blood & Roses

Rising Stars
+143 Fire in the Lake
+99 Space Empires: Replicators
+79 Gathering Storm

News from GMT: This is excerpted from the latest GMT update.

A Plea for CDGs:

While we've been busy getting Twilight Struggle and Dominant Species and the Commands & Colors and Combat Commander series' back in stock, a BUNCH of our most popular Card-Driven-Games (CDGs) have gone out of stock.

We want to get these games back in stock, but money to get it done is just not there - at least not all of it - right now. So I want to highlight those games here, and make a special plea for you guys to order any that interest you and help us spread the word so we can get P500 #s rising quickly on all of these games. If we can get the funding side handled, the reprints can happen pretty quickly, as the designers would LOVE to get reprint editions back on the market.

Here are the games we are considering for reprint right now. Ideally, we'd do a big quad print of four of them, but if that's not economically feasible, then even getting a couple out the door this year and the rest next year would be a heckuva lot better than having them all out of stock. So, please order (early and often! :-) ) any of these that interest you.

Empire of the Sun
For the People
Paths of Glory
Successors
Washington's War

One last note on this subject. Several of you have asked us to PLEASE tell you EXACTLY what is in each reprint. And the answer is that we rarely know EXACTLY until we get a full list of what the designer wants in there and we need to determine demand well in advance of that stage. So I want to ask you to meet me halfway on that one. Here's my half:

1. I can tell you that ALL of the above reprint editions will come with a mounted mapboard, updated rules and charts to cover any errata and any other updates or upgrades that the designer wants and we can feasibly include.

2. I'd also note that because we don't get to do reprints very often, we'll put everything we can, within price-point constraints, into these editions in terms of both quality and content.

For your half, I'd ask you to order the games you'd like anyway, knowing that a) you can always easily cancel your order down the road if you are not happy and b) we will give you EXACT details on what's in the game well in advance of any charge date, and c) If there are major component updates, we'll offer update kits for sale that you can switch your order to later if you'd rather have those.

For now, we just really need to see what the real demand is for each of these games. So please support us with your orders, and help us get these games back in stock.

Thanks for your help!


Current Printing Schedule, from the January 20th update.

Early-Mid February
Combat Commander BP 6: Sea Lion
Combat Commander BP 1 Reprint
Combat Commander BP 2 Reprint

Late February
Unconditional Surrender

March
Hoplite
Panzer Expansion #3: Drive to the Rhine
Thunder Alley

2nd Quarter
C&C Napoleonics: The Prussian Army
C&C Ancients Reprints of Expansions 2 & 3
Fields of Fire (2nd Edition)
Fields of Fire Volume II - With the Old Breed
Fire in the Lake (late 2nd Q)
Won By the Sword

3rd Quarter (Tentative)
Operation Dauntless (hold per designer request)
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3. Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:742]
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Reprint feature of the month

It seems only fitting with both GMTs desire to reprint a number of card driven games this year and that Mark Hermann's Vietnam COIN game is the top dog in the P500 that this month's reprint feature is Empire of the Sun.

Empire of the Sun is a game that I haven't played and that came onto my radar when I received a C3i insert with some extra/replacement cards. I don't own very many games covering the war in the Pacific during WWII, and what I do play is essentially Combat Commander Pacific scenarios.

Mark Hermann has said this is his favourite design.

The reprint will have a mounted board (more important to some than others), and is currently sitting at 300 orders.
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4. Board Game: The Battle of Armageddon [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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NEW!

Current Preorders: 95 (+95) P500 since January 2014

Preorder Price (List Price): $59 ($89)

Designer: Kerry Anderson

Details: For 2-6 players

The Bible contains prophecies about the final days, describing how the armies of the World will fight the final battle and that without divine intervention, no life shall be saved (Matthew 24: 22). Biblical scholars have described how closely these prophecies correlate to our modern times and put forward scenarios for this climactic battle.

Game link: https://www.gmtgames.com/p-470-the-battle-of-armageddon.aspx



Comments: An intriguing topic.

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5. Board Game: Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:2636]
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Current Preorders: 144 (+144) P500 since January 2014

Preorder Price (List Price): $69 ($99)

Designer: Kurt Keckley

Details: For 2 players

Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 is a 2-player hex-based strategic level block war game set on the Western Front of the First World War. Players take control of the Allies or Central Powers fighting the war on land, at sea, and in the air all the while making tough economic and technological decisions at home.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-473-fields-of-despair.aspx



Comments: I first heard of this game from Kurt over on CSW Social, and he asked if I'd be interested in having a look at his playtest rules. I said sure, I'd love to see them, and the first comment I sent back to him was "You should get this printed by GMT".

So I'm pleased and delighted to see this game here. Give it some love.

I'll let Gene's comments speak here: It's not often that a designer brings us a game that I feel is truly "something new." Fields of Despair is such a game. Calling it a "block game" just doesn't do it justice. Kurt has created a game that builds on some previous game concepts (blocks and hexes), yet brings us a gaming experience that is, at least to me, unique. I think you guys are going to LOVE this game - I'm just a little worried that because of its uniqueness, we may not be able to explain it to you very well. The information below is our best effort, but please, if you have any doubts about this one, check Consimworld and BGG and Kurt's Design blog and ask plenty of questions of the design and development team, maybe even get involved in testing. You'll be glad you did. Fields of Despair ROCKS! - Gene


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6. Board Game: Title Chase: Basketball [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
 
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Current Preorders: 157 (+5) P500 since April 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $33 ($49)

Designer: Jeff Horger

Details: For 2-7 players

Title Chase Basketball is a fast-paced game nominally about professional basketball. The game focuses on team building, getting into the playoffs and winning it all. Title Chase Basketball should not be confused with a simulation. It is a game meant to pit players against each other and as such can be completed from the start of the season to game seven of the finals in about an hour.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-399-title-chase-basketball.aspx



Comments: A 3.29% increase in orders this month.


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7. Board Game: Gathering Storm [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 281 (+79) P500 since December 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $70 ($105)

Designer: Bruce Harper

Details: For 2-6 players

Gathering Storm, both a game in its own right and a prequel to GMT’s A World at War, covers the period from 1935 to the outbreak of World War II, whenever that might be. Like A World at War, Gathering Storm, simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production preparations for the Second World War, allowing the players to explore what might have happened if...

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-467-gathering-storm.aspx



Comments: One of this month's rising stars.

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8. Board Game: Fury of Harrows [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 308 (+3) P500 since November 2011

Preorder Price (List Price): $45 ($69)

Designer: Jeff Horger

Details: For 2 players.

Fury, GMT’s new game of fantasy warfare, brings the Manoeuvre game system to the lands of the West. Knights and Orcs fight against Dragons and Dwarves to decide the outcome of the 2nd War of the West. Fury takes the bones of Manoeuvre and builds a game that has more of everything you like in the original. More and varied types of movement such as flight and teleportation, more combats in a turn each with their own deadly styles, and devastating spells that can turn the tides of war in your favor. Your ability to control the Fury of the battlefield will determine your fate.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-370-fury.aspx



Comments: Although GMTs first foray into KickStarter didn't successfully get funded, it strikes me that this game might be an ideal one for a second project. Stretch goals could include additional factions, bigger cards, ... The possibilities are certainly there.

I say this not as a huge fan of KickStarter (I'm at best ambivalent), but as a fan of Manoeuvre and thinking this fantasy version would be a very cool game.


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9. Board Game: Next War: India-Pakistan [Average Rating:8.28 Overall Rank:3668]
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Current Preorders: 319 (+39) P500 since October 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $55 ($85)

Designer: Douglas Bush, Mitchell Land, Gene Billingsley

Details: For 2 players

The ink was hardly dry on the documents following the partition of British India in 1947 before war broke out between India and Pakistan. Since the partition, four major wars and numerous smaller conflicts have been waged over much of the same ground. In 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1999 India and Pakistan fought in the mountains of Kashmir and on the plains of the Punjab region to the south. Today, both sides are armed with thousands of armored vehicles, hundreds of advanced aircraft, and dozens of nuclear weapons. With tensions high and both sides heavily armed, another conflict may be just a matter of time.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-461-next-war-india-pakistan.aspx



Comments: Last month's top rising star falls into the middle of the pack.

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10. Board Game: No Retreat 3: The French and Polish Fronts [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 338 (+32) P500 since October 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $42 ($60)

Designer: Carl Paradis

Details: For 2 players

In No Retreat 3, players command the Allied (French and British) or German forces, operating them in accordance to one of several historical plans (represented by Plan cards). Manoeuvring forces over hexes that are approximately 30 kilometers across, over turns that represent 4 days of real time each, the vaunted No Retreat series card-assisted game systems are there to create on-map puzzles around each hex, unit and battle as the tense engagements rage back-and-forth and nothing is entirely predictable.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-465-no-retreat-3-the-french-and-po...



Comments: If you like Carl's designs, he's got one coming soon in the States of Siege series over at Victory Point Games.

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11. Board Game: Rising Glory [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 338 (+22) P500 since September 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $40 ($60)

Designer: Individual Games designed by Alan Emrich, Lance McMillan, and Kim Meints

Details: For 2 players

Rising Glory is the fourth game we are producing as part of our strategic friendship/partnership with Victory Point Games, and the 2nd from their Napoleonic 20 series (Fading Glory was our first). The idea for this and future volumes is that we will take multiple existing games from the VPG Napeoleonic 20 series, add an as-yet-unpublished game to the mix, and create a GMT boxed game with 3-4 games in the box, using larger (3/4") counters and mounted maps.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-459-rising-glory.aspx



Comments: I'm always surprised when games get as strong a start out of the pre-order gate as this one when they sort of have a big drop off and quick slow down.

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12. Board Game: No Retreat 4! Italian Front: 1943-45 [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:3624]
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Current Preorders: 352 (+34) P500 since October 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $45 ($65)

Designer: Carl Paradis

Details: For 2 players

This game will be using a mix of all the previous No Retreat! game concepts/systems, including some from the solitaire module, to depict this long and gruelling campaign with the minimum of fuss and the fastest possible play time. Each turn will represent one or two months (depending on the weather), but not every Turn will see major action! So during Frontline lulls very little combat, if any, will take place but for frontline attrition, so these turns will pass in a speedy manner.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-466-no-retreat-4-the-italian-front...



Comments: I still think the idea of "No Retreat: WWII" with a map of the world and about 20 counters (maybe per per side instead of total) would be a totally doable game for Carl.

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13. Board Game: Space Empires: Replicators [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 358 (+99) P500 since December 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $39 ($59)

Designer: Jim Krohn

Details: For 2-4 players

Space Empires: Replicators is the Second Expansion in the Space Empires series. It adds a number of cool features to the Space Empires base game. It was designed to add decisions and some extra replay-ability without adding time to the game.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-468-space-empires-replicators.aspx



Comments: One of our top stars this month.

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14. Board Game: Clash of Giants: Civil War [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:5876]
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Current Preorders: 381 (+18) P500 since October 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $38 ($55)

Designer: Ted Raicer

Details: For 2 players

Clash of Giants: Civil War, takes the game system from Ted S. Raicer’s popular and critically acclaimed Clash of Giants WWI series to two of the storied battles of the American Civil War: Second Bull Run and Gettysburg. CoG: Civil War uses a modified version of the chit-pull Activation system of Clash of Giants II: Campaigns of Galicia and First Ypres, 1914, while retaining the CoG combat system.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-463-clash-of-giants-civil-war.aspx



Comments: Growing steadily.

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15. Board Game: Wellington in India [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 392 (+4) P500 since April 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $39 ($60)

Designer: Richard Berg

Details: For 2 players.

Wellington in India (WIN) is GMT’s first game in its Great Battles in Asian History, a series emphasizing easy, quick play that focuses on the unusual features of this area of history virtually untouched by the hobby but truly rich in game player goodies.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-400-wellington-in-india.aspx



Comments: Growing steadily.

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16. Board Game: Norway, 1940: A PQ-17 Expansion [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 397 (+9) P500 since September 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $35 ($50)

Designer: Chris Janiec

Details: For 2 players.

It is Spring 1940, and both the British and the Germans have plans to invade neutral Norway. The British still have the French on their side, while the German Kriegsmarine will never be larger. Who will strike first? Norway 1940 is a ziplock expansion for PQ-17.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-421-norway-1940-a-pq-17-expansion....



Comments: I'm tempted to set up a section for expansions in the monthly lists.

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17. Board Game: Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France – Eagle of Lille [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 408 (+12) P500 since August 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $16 ($25)

Designer: Terry Simo & Steve Paul

Details: For 1-2 players.

The Eagle of Lille expansion to Bloody April (Air War over Arras France 1917) expands the air war to follow the career of Immelmann and some of the other early aces such as Oswald Boelcke and Lanoe Hawker. Seven new scenarios cover the period from August 1915 to early 1917 while including tables which randomize taskings and add replayability to the scenarios.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-454-eagle-of-lille.aspx



Comments: Still going strong.

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18. Board Game: FAB: Golan '73 [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:4694]
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Current Preorders: 423 (+3) P500 since August 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $44 ($65)

Designer: Michael Gustavsson & Rick Young

Details: For 2 players.

Michael Gustavsson teams up with Fast Action Battles (FAB) series designer Rick Young to jointly bring you volume III in the FAB game series. These two designers take you to the Golan Heights on October 6, 1973, where during the holiday of Yom Kippur, the silence on the Heights was disrupted by the thunder of tanks, guns, and aircraft when a Syrian assault was launched. The Syrian operation, code-named as Badr, was aimed to retake the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, which the Syrians lost in the 1967 Six-day war.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-417-golan-73-fab-3.aspx



Comments: The march towards 500 is on.

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19. Board Game: Manoeuvre: Distant Lands [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 439 (+16) P500 since August 2011

Preorder Price (List Price): $30 ($46)

Designer: Jeff Horger

Details: For 2 players (although you could have multiple games going at the same time.

Manoeuvre: Distant Lands is an expansion for Manoeuvre. Four new armies are included to allow you to bring the fight from the frozen north to the sub-continent and the mythic east. Included in this set are counters and cards for Sweden, the splintered Kingdoms of India, the Chinese 8-Banner Army and the crumbling remains of the Japanese Shogunate. Also included is a set of 8 new land tiles that will force veteran players to learn new tactics among the swamps and fields of the Orient as well as the forests of Scandanavia.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-356-manoeuvre-distant-lands.aspx



Comments: Another double digit month of growth - that's two ina row! Meanwhile, over on CSW, Jeff says that artwork has begun for this one. Dare we hope for a production slot?

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20. Board Game: Twin Peaks [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:6368]
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Current Preorders: 453 (+30) P500 since October 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $41 ($59)

Designer: Richard Berg & Greg Laubach

Details: For 2 players

Twin Peaks is the seventh installment in the Great Battles of the American Civil War (GBACW) series, published by GMT Games. Two full battles are included - Cedar Mountain and South Mountain.

Game link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-464-twin-peaks.aspx



Comments: Making the cut by Easter. That's my prediction.

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21. Board Game: Triumph & Tragedy [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:423]
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Current Preorders: 466 (+15) P500 since September 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $62 ($89)

Designer: Craig Besinque

Details: For 3 players (but also playable by 2)

Triumph and Tragedy is a geopolitical strategy game for 3 players (also playable by 2) covering the competition for European supremacy during the period 1935-45 between Capitalism (the West), Communism (the Soviet Union) and Fascism (the Axis). It has diplomatic, economic, technological and military components, and can be won by gaining economic hegemony or technological supremacy (A-bomb), or by vanquishing a rival militarily.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-422-triumph-and-tragedy.aspx



Comments: For that matter, what would the wargame hobby look like today if WWI hadn't come along?

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22. Board Game: Next War: Taiwan [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:3819] [Average Rating:8.13 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 474 (+26) P500 since April 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $55 ($85)

Designer: Mitchell Land

Details: For 2 players.

Over sixty years later, and the divisions still run deeper than the straits which separate the Republic of China from the People's Republic of China. Once again, a historically, ethnically, and culturally homogeneous people separated by politics and economics hurl men, weapons, and material into the maelstrom of modern combat in an attempt to settle their bitter division once and for all.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-435-next-war-taiwan.aspx



Comments: Working steadily towards the cut.


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23. Board Game: Talon [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:1991] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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Current Preorders: 490 (+39) P500 since August 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $38 ($59)

Designer: Jim Krohn

Details: For 2-4 players

Talon is a tactical game of space fleet combat between the Terran Confederation and the invading Talonthincanthanadu (Talon) Empire.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-452-talon.aspx



Comments: Solid growth.

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24. Board Game: 1914: Glory's End / When Eagles Fight [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:4444]
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Current Preorders: 502 (+20) P500 since April 2012

Preorder Price (List Price): $41 ($59)

Designer: Ted Raicer

Details: For 2 players.

Note from GMT - November 13, 2013: Many of you have suggested that you'd like to see us offer the remakes of Ted's two award winning WWI games together in one package. We've decided to rework our package and pricing to make that happen, resulting in only a $10 increase in retail price for both games over each previous single-game package. We hope you enjoy this savings and will support Ted's games in this format. Enjoy the games!

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-401-1914-glorys-end-when-eagles-fi...



Comments: A nice push to get this over 500.

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25. Board Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:2865]
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Current Preorders: 511 (+26) P500 since May 2013

Preorder Price (List Price): $35 ($55)

Designer: Jerry White

Details: For 1-3 players (team play possible)

In Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid, you command a newly formed squadron assigned the task of breaching the dams in the Ruhr Valley. Not only are you presented with a variety of decisions, you play the invisible hand of fate as your crews endure the hazards of a dangerous night raid. Play the campaign and you get to organize and train the squadron, or play the historical scenarios.

Game Link: http://www.gmtgames.com/p-439-enemy-coast-ahead-the-dambuste...



Comments: Makes the cut in less than a year. Impressive.

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