Lock 'n Load P500 Game List November 2011
- Matthew LohseUnited States
The following is a list of the various games Lock n' Load Publishing has on its P500 pre-order list. As new games are announced and have BGG pages I will try to add them to this list. If I have missed anything, please add it. New games are towards the top, reprints are the last few. As always, giving a thumbs up to the thread, specific items, and posts if you like them is greatly appreciated and might help the list get more attention.
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Updates about production status or this geeklist will also be posted at the following link so you don't have to reread the header frequently.
Each game listed has a link to it's specific LnL game page. If you want to poke around the LnL main page here's the link:
LnLP has been posting lots of updates recently at...
News in the Last Month
Another interesting month. No new games were announced, but a lot of action on the preorder front. Lock 'n Load: Honneur et Patrie reached the goal of $7000 so it will be going to the printers in a couple of months. World at War: Into the Breach has reached ~$8500 of the $10000 needed in little more than a month. Nations at War: White Star Rising – Operation Cobra went on an abbreviated version of the GPS, currently it needs ~$500 more in orders by November 13. Warparty is up on Kickstarter [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1408460255/warparty?ref=...] and has about 50% of the pledges it needs with a month to go.
Apparently the printer is running behind on Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam so the current estimate is November, no details beyond it. Nuklear Winter '68 is at the same printers, so it will be pushed back as well but no specific date has been mentioned that I have seen.
General P500 list observations...
As it currently stands, there are 20 items on the P500 list [14 new, 6 reprints] which will drop to 19 once FHv2 starts shipping. Of the 14 new items, six are part of what I would consider core series [2 LnL, 2 WaWm and 2 NaW].
With the move of Cobra and Warparty to the new preordering system, it looks like it might be used to clear out some of the P500 backlog [on way or another]. Still too early for any big conclusions yet, but it looks promising.
Things to Anticipate... My unofficial uninformed speculation
In the LnL series, mention has been made of an BEF focused expansion to HotB, no word on when to expect it.
I would assume that Steam and Steel is the most likely new game to charge unless HotP keeps doing really well, but I really think it depends on preorders... without enough pre-orders neither of them will. But with things moving through the new preorder system quickly, I could imagine those falling back in the queue.
As always, if there any sorts of information people would like to see included in this list, let me know. I am not promising anything on the scope of the MMP P500 playlists which are/were detailed on a scope I cannot hope to match, but if there are things I could reasonably easily add I would be glad to.
There is no long comment from me this month. Perhaps in December.
Update 11/4/2011: The latest GPS totals are... "Op Cobra $4233.50 (needs $266.50- nine more days), ITB $9065 (needs $935), HeP $8123.85." Warparty has broken $4100 on Kickstarter.
In regards to FH v2, Mark said "The first production copy of Forgotten Heroes 2 just arrived. It.Is.A-flipping-mazing. The others come by ship, so we are talking 3-4 more weeks, but it will be worth the wait."
Also, the Facebook page has some cover art for the LnL BEF expansion.
Update 11/19/2011: Operation Cobra has made the cut and Into the Breach now has less than $500 to go. Warparty saw a spike in preorders to day, and now only needs about $800 more on kickstarter with 12 days to go. Apparently the BEF1940 expansion for Lock 'n Load: Heroes of the Blitzkrieg may go on GPS soon. Also, it looks like LOF12 will have at least one standalone game in it.
Update 11/25/2011: Warparty has gathered enough pledges over on Kickstarter... it currently has ~$8600 [of $8000 needed].
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