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Marc P
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I just pre-ordered AoS from Thoughthammer (I'm assuming it's just backordered). Any info on whether the current print run is in danger of being depleted? I know other stores carry it, but I wanted to bundle the order with Tempus, which I thought would be the riskier of the two to let dangle in Preorderland.
 
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Age of Steam is still available in some online shops, but I would not hold out hope that Thoughthammer is going to get more in. Alliance Games Distributors, one of the major wholesalers in the US, currently lists the game as out of stock. This isn't concrete evidence that the supply is drying up, but personally, I would look for another source for the game to be on the safe side.

That second print run which finally showed up in the States last fall/winter was actually printed and released at least 8 months before that in Europe. It took a long time to get to the States due to shipping delays and issues that Ron (Cafe Games owner, importer of Warfrog titles) was having with cash flow at that time.

Basically, the print run is probably starting to become exhausted, and if Alliance is out of them, it means that the other distributors are probably either out as well, or getting there rapidly. IMO you're better off buying it from somewhere else rather than playing "save a few bucks roulette" by ordering it from Thoughthammer when the chances of it being restocked are in question.
 
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Thanks, Michael. I already dropped the order from Thoughthammer and ordered from Newspiel. Now I'm busy downloading whatever's still free for expansion maps!
 
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