We are delighted and proud to announce that The Great War boardgame is to be launched on time (even a little ahead of schedule!) at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham on 29th-31st May. Kickstarter backers can either collect at Games Expo (by responding to an email survey to be sent out this week) or Kickstarter rewards will start shipping from Monday 1st June.
The game will be available on general release from The Plastic Soldier Company webstore www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk and all good retailers in the UK and Europe from 8th June but there will be a limited number of games to purchase at the Games Expo. The US launch will be at The World Boardgaming Championships in Pennsylvania 4th-9th August where Messrs Borg and Townshend will be on hand to demo the game and answer questions and the game will be available to buy.
There is a time delay on the German and French language versions so German and French language KS backers will get an English language game and an emailed relevant language copy of the rules. When actual French and German versions appear later in the summer they will also get sent one of these as well. Deluxe painted versions will take a few more weeks as the miniatures have only just gone to Sri Lanka for painting (we obviously had to wait for the plastic sprues to appear!). So, Kickstarter deluxe backers will get sent a full copy of the game now (with unpainted minis inside) and then an additional painted set of minis will be sent onto them as soon as they arrive back from the painting service in about 9-12 weeks
We are just about to undertake a major revamp of the PSC website and webstore so the KS £10 future expansion voucher stretch goal will be emailed out at a later date. If we do it now, they will not be valid in the new webstore!
Again, a huge thank you to all our Kickstarter backers for their help and support in bringing The Great War to life!