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What Games are you P500ing?

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20 Oct 2023 12:35 - 07 Jan 2024 13:19 #340811 by ChristopherMD
I only know that GMT does the P500 thing, but feel like there are probably others.

For those unaware, P500 is a pre-order but you don't get charged until they ship. And the games don't get made until there are at least 500 orders. Its generally a long, slow process. But unlike KS, you won't lose your money.


Currently in for;

Plum Island Horror - I actually have doubts I'll like this one enough to keep. I'm buying on the hope I'm wrong. Delivered.

Away Team: Voyages of the Pandora - Another I mainly want to try out. But think I'll like enough to keep.

Red Dust Rebellion - I guess I'm a fan of the sci-fi games they keep putting out. My third COIN.

Space Empires 3rd expansion

Cuba Libre expansion
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20 Oct 2023 21:54 #340813 by Cappster_
Imperial Fever.

Please sign me up for a 4+ hour long deck builder. Take all my money.
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21 Oct 2023 08:11 - 21 Oct 2023 08:14 #340814 by Msample
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I just got DOWNFALL this week. A combined Chad Jensen/John Butterfield design - how can you go wrong ?

Also in for:

HUBRIS - a multi player card driven game on the ancient Greek era post Alexander

THUNDERBOLT DELUXE - both a new version of RISE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC as well as its successor CARTJHAGE and a brand new game covering the Second Punic War.

LE GRAND BATTLES - basically Epic Command and Colors Napoleanics

PLUM ISLAND HORROR - didn't prepub, but may pick it up after it comes out and I try it .
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21 Oct 2023 12:01 #340815 by n815e
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Oh, I forgot I have a couple of these. The C&C Napoleonics expansion (Le Grande Battles) and the Samurai game.
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21 Oct 2023 14:06 #340816 by Gary Sax
Let's see...

I cancelled my Levy and Campaign Seljuk. I'd still like it but I'm trying to stop preordering stuff.

I have Fields of Fire 3rd edition upgrade and the British paratroopers volume of Fields.

I think that's it?
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21 Oct 2023 18:14 #340817 by Sagrilarus
I've been eyeballing Warriors of England: The War of the Roses but want to wait for a draft rulebook to come out.
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21 Oct 2023 18:57 #340818 by Jackwraith
Only one I'm in on is Bear Trap: The Soviet-Afghan War, 1979-1989. Thought it was on the schedule at some point, but maybe not.
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22 Oct 2023 09:04 #340819 by Msample
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Sagrilarus wrote: I've been eyeballing Warriors of England: The War of the Roses but want to wait for a draft rulebook to come out.



I've played it about a half dozen times on VASSAL for playtest purposes. I love WARRIORS OF GOD and thought WARRIORS OF JAPAN sucked ass ( a good chunk of that being shite rules ) . WoE falls somewhere in between IMO. Mechanically it is pretty similar to WoG, there are some differences. Instead of rolling for leader death due to aging, here the much shorter timeframe makes that unsuitable. Here you may be able to convince a leader to switch sides - IIRC you compare leader ratings and the difference is what you need to roll to bribe him; leaders who are naturally on one side ( vs unaligned leaders ) are harder .

Leaders aren't worth VP unless they are high ranking; so using low value leaders as flypaper/blockers is a legit tactic. When they get eliminated there is a chance they come back .

The biggest difference IMO is that the map has way fewer areas - like 13-14 IIRC. So movement is much less dynamic.

Its certainly different than WoG. The question is whether its interesting enough on its own to have ? I am unsure - I just played WoG last week and I think its still the better/more interesting game.
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23 Oct 2023 08:47 #340822 by stormseeker75
Thanks for telling me about The Plum Island Horror! Just did a P500.
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25 Nov 2023 18:25 #341075 by ChristopherMD
Word on the net is that Plum Island is charging/shipping next week.
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25 Nov 2023 21:23 #341077 by Gary Sax
They had some pictures in the last GMT update.

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29 Dec 2023 11:45 - 29 Dec 2023 13:29 #341427 by ChristopherMD
The Plum Island Horror arrived. I like the board a lot better than the pictures. Looks less workchart-y when its larger I guess.


Edit: Noticed that GMT changed their logo on the box side. Stands out from the others now. I hate change.
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29 Dec 2023 15:30 #341428 by Ah_Pook
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Space Empires 4x All Good Things, which will eventually exist I'm sure

I've got a couple other holdovers from 2020 I think still floating that I should probably cancel
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29 Dec 2023 16:27 #341429 by Sagrilarus

Ah_Pook wrote: I've got a couple other holdovers from 2020 I think still floating that I should probably cancel


That's why I've stopped prepubbing. Invariably I lose interest before they print.
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07 Jan 2024 18:16 #341498 by Msample
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Anyone who got PLUM ISLAND HORROR gotten a chance to play it yet ? Feedback ?
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