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Subject: Give us some news Portal of a release date in the U.K. rss

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Jason Rush
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Essen has been and gone and you've even announced an expansion , yet you still haven't released for retail in the U.K. ?
Had on preorder for 2 months now with U.K. Retailer and they have no idea what's happening either , still waiting on news from Esdevium.
Anyone heard of anything?
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Paul Ferguson
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Same issue in Australia. I canceled my pre-order as the release date kept changing. Ended up getting it from Amazon instead.
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Peter Mulholland
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I am so fed up. Was so keen for this game but it's just dragging on.
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Jason Brown
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I imagine it's frustrating, but don't let distribution issues get in the way of enjoying this game. Stick with it, I promise it's worth it!
 
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No news from the usual OLGS.

I was hoping for buying copy from Essen but no one seems to sell it too.
 
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It certainly feels like it should've been released by now, but I think part of that is the fact it's been talked about since July/August, with the first reviews around then too, so it's been in on our mind for a few months! And if we're getting frustrated by it then it's probably because we're excited, so let's not lose that

To be fair, Grant has always said it would be released in October (I think some websites pre-emptively listed it as an Aug/Sep release) so I think the only fair assumption was that it would be ready in time for Essen. If we look at it from that point of view, the delay so far has only been a week or so.

I'm hopeful we'll hear more soon!
 
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Alexthebanks wrote:
It certainly feels like it should've been released by now, but I think part of that is the fact it's been talked about since July/August, with the first reviews around then too, so it's been in on our mind for a few months! And if we're getting frustrated by it then it's probably because we're excited, so let's not lose that

To be fair, Grant has always said it would be released in October (I think some websites pre-emptively listed it as an Aug/Sep release) so I think the only fair assumption was that it would be ready in time for Essen. If we look at it from that point of view, the delay so far has only been a week or so.

I'm hopeful we'll hear more soon!


Something to note is that Portal (and I'm not portal, I'm the designer) has no control over when a retailer gets you your game. And, if things are selling out, it can go as far as, Portal has to resupply distributors, who in turn have to supply retailers, who then have to fulfill pre-orders.

Board game logistics is very complicated.
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Paul Newsham
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It really is worth the wait folks
 
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I can't find a single UK retailer - online or bricks & mortar - where it's available. It's been a long wait.

I appreciate that the US is potentially a more lucrative market for miniatures games, but I don't understand why it's been available there for months now and everyone else is still waiting.

My pre-order with my FLGS, which I placed months ago, has now been pushed back to a tentative November release date. I'm still really looking forward to it, but it would be good to have a more definitive date.
 
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I'm so fed up of not having any news. I know its definitely not Grants fault, and its not Portals fault. But no one seems to know anything. First retailers were given the wrong date (August), then the October date came and went. My two regular FLGS don't know anything, Esdevium don't know anything. Its ridiculous. Someone has to know something...
 
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Picked this up from a Belgian website for €69 delivered to UK
Couldn't be bothered to wait for the sake of a few quid.
 
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Phil Thompson
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Picked my copy up from Spiritgames.co.uk ( Staffordshire - will mail order ) Currently showing out of stock but worth speaking to if anybody is struggling. Not sourced via Esdevium IIRC.
 
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Peter Mulholland
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I got a shipping notification from Meeples Corner yesterday
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Collected my pre-order from my FLGS tonight.
They said they only received a small number of copies, so it sounds like there's still some distribution problems somewhere along the chain.
 
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My copy just got delivered.
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