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uwe eickert
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I would like to announce that we will be delaying the release of Strike of the Eagle. The games were ready to ship from the printer last week, but I put a hold on the shipment. Upon inspection of the air freighted copies that we received, we found a small crease on the folds lines where the ink wears away when folded. Nobody complained about this at Origins where we were demoing the game and I know that this often happens, but it is a feature that I do not want to accept.

I had the printer scrap several thousand copies and they will be reprinting the maps with a laminated top layer. The same was done for the 'Through the Ages' maps, which I think are exemplary. We play that game at least twice a month and our board still looks pristine.

This reprint will delay shipment of the games by 6 weeks and unfortunately throws my release schedule out of whack. But we insist on releasing only top quality. Everything else in the game is beautiful! The colors are vibrant, the blocks and stickers flawless and the cards are REALLY thick and 'snappy'.

For customers who purchased copies at a convention can have a new map sent free of charge.

Please accept my apology for the delay.

Uwe
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Gerald Clarke
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Well done.
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Will you have copies of the game available for demoing at GenCon this year?
 
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Thank you Uwe for the heads up on the delay. I am willing to wait a little while for perfection.

Will you have a copy at Gencon for demos?
 
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Good things take their time, Uwe. The wait will be worthwhile, no doubt.

Keep up the good work.
 
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Yes, we will be demoing the game at GenCon and also will sell the rest of the games that we had air-freighted in. We will then send new maps free of charge for those who want them.
Again, the map looks beautiful, but the white crease bugs me. Our team put way too much work into this game to accept something like this.
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In a world that is sliding ever faster into mediocrity as an acceptable standard for goods, it makes me proud to be associated with a company like Academy that simply will not accept anything less that the best from its teams and manufacturers.

Uwe, you guys are the reason I hang around wargaming and do cover art.
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Exemplary! Best possible reason for a delay.

Uwe, any chance of getting them to make me a new Clash of Monarch's map...
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Good call, Uwe. Always admired that you have your priorities straight.
 
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Uwe,

I did get a copy at Origins and it does have the crease issue (ignored till now due to heat of battle).

While just a scraggly white line now, it looks a though it could become worse with age.

Thanks for your attention to these details. thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

Jim
 
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Actually, we designed the line to be exactly over the 'Old German Trench Line' that was left over from WWI. The more you use that map, the more realistic and 3D the game board will become. A true collector's item!

(Make sure to email me so that I send you a new one when it arrives.)
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Will there be a demo of the game at the World Board Gaming Convention in PA? If so what days will it happen?
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WBC
I, unfortunately, will not be there. I will check to see if any of the developers will be attending WBC. If yes, I will ask them if they will be willing to demo the game.
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Hi Uwe,

I'm just wondering what your best guess on shipping dates might be to pre-orders at this point? I only ask because I am away for two weeks in mid-August and don't really know if your shipping company would hold mail the way that USPS will. No worries if you don't know, just wanted to get a sense of whether I needed to ask someone to come by and look for a package at my door or not.

Thanks!

Steve Hope
 
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I am guessing the end of August, beginning of Sept. This includes the ocean shipping time required. Sorry about this. This entire process is quite frustrating for me, since it delays the release schedule, cash flow, etc.
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Thanks for the reply, Uwe. No need for you to apologize--I appreciate you safeguarding the quality of your products and as you say, I know it is far more frustrating for you than for me!
 
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What's the latest word on when this game will ship? I pre-ordered through CardHaus.
 
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The printer is shipping the games in the next two weeks. I expect them in country by mid Sept and then they get shipped to the stores.
Thanks for your order.
Uwe
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