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David Forteza
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Just bought D-Day at Omaha Beach today at my FLGS and there they were!!! Two brand new The Hunters copies in shrink....still waiting for my pre-order to arrive cry since GMT messed up with the shipping.... Vassal module is awesome but I just need to push those counters arrrh
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Wow, that sucks.

I can understand the frustration there....sheesh. I hope your GMT order arrives soon. Obviously you've gotten it fixed.

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Yeah. Sorry also, David. I hope it arrives soon!
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I feel your pain. Ordered a copy, had a dispatch email and then a day later had an email stating that actually there wasn't enough stock and my order was actually cancelled.

Unfortunately the time between the dispatch email and the cancellation email coincided with the time that everywhere in the UK seems to have sold their only copies.
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Hi

Try Hexasim (French suplier) that is where I obtained mine from and at decent price

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Hexasim are very reasonable but not the fastest at dispatching, so if you are feeling impatient...
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That's exactly what I fear Jason. I have ordered from a company who claimed to have some in stock, now their website says they don't and I haven't heard anything back from them yet regarding my order.
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Sgt Steiner wrote:
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Try Hexasim (French suplier) that is where I obtained mine from and at decent price



Cheers, will keep an eye on them. None in stock but says back in stock soon so maybe they have more on the way.
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Got caught out with my usual OLGS (nearest we have to a local store is a few Euros at a comic store) so I missed out on this first batch.

I just wish I could preorder the GMT/Legion/MMP stuff I like, but customs charges make it practically impossible to justify the price.
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My FLGS has their copies (2) on the shelf as of Tuesday noon. Happy to check price for our overseas friends and pass that info along. Games here can still work out less with me shipping them for someone if they needed, especially for UK buyers.
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DaveyJJ wrote:
My FLGS has their copies (2) on the shelf as of Tuesday noon. Happy to check price for our overseas friends and pass that info along. Games here can still work out less with me shipping them for someone if they needed, especially for UK buyers.


Cheers, would be interested in finding out how much would likely cost. Looks like UK stock is really limited.
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I had the same, didn't receive copy after order in UK.

What happened, I do not believe every single retailer in the UK suddenly ran out of stock on sheer weight of preorders ? I checked 6 retailers and all immediately out of stock.
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FR stock too, all online french stores I know are now out of stock. They all had a few copies in the first days of january.

My own copy came from GMT P500 preorder, get it on December, 31th: a good way to begin 2014.
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Hi guys

Sorry ...I got the last one from Hexasim who despatched the next day and it arrived the following day ...so pretty quick turnaround ...( wish they would post an updated version of the English rules for Napoleon Against Europe as quickly please )

I was reliably informed the shortages in UK appear to be the fact that Esdevium under ordered from GMT therefore UK shops and online stores were restricted to how many they could order from Esdevium hence OOS so quickly ...and not forgetting its a great game

Some of the support for this game has been excellent with loads of play aides created and designer, publisher support ...excellent ...

My only slight criticism is I have had to print out new version of rules plus erratad charts ...but this seems to be on par with a lot of wargames,
...GMT in particular having a run of bad luck ...with issues Navojo wars, supreme commander to name some recent ones ( I say this nervously as last time I passed a comment on GMTs errata I was bombarded with all sorts of nasty emails from ardent GMT fans )!

From a personal point of view I would have preferred bigger counters but thats because my eyes are fading with old age ...the ones with the game are adequate ...at least they are nice a thick ...

Maybe if sales allow a more deluxe version may come forth in the future I for one would certainly pay for component upgrades ...bigger counters thicker play mats etc ...but again all that is in the box works as is and it's just a personal preference...


Happy gaming

Ric
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IT ARRIVED Just came back from Post Office oh boy oh boy.
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Yeah, I ended up in a bit of a panic buy. Tried to get a copy from my usual outlet but no joy! I have been waiting to get a copy of this as soon as I knew of its existence ...like others here pre-ordering in the UK isn't really an option as taxes and Post Office handling charges kill the deal straight off. I was very lucky and Gameslore were able to source a copy for me and got it to me the very next day....the relief ...I have never anticipated a game quite so much as this one and I thought that I had missed out on this first wave...fortunately not!
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Hi

I know what you mean about failing eye sight, but all is not lost. I've run two patrols already and haven't even punched anything out. I am keeping a log on paper, plain lined paper, listing what is going on.

When I encounter a ship I list it, tonnage, hits, damage, and torps used.
On the right side I record the torpedoes left.

I haven't had any damage yet, but that too can be noted.

I put the u-boat matt and charts in front of me, with rules nearby.

The counters might come in useful some day, but I can put my mission away at any point and resume later with just my notes.
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David and Andrew -- so happy to hear the game has arrived for the both of you. Enjoy the game!
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