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My Beginners Box is finally in stock. I picking it up tomorrow.
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Went and picked up the Beginner's Box for the map and mechs. Now I'm 2 mechs away from a company.
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Happily finally receiving my beginners box. I was worried i'd never get the thing!
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Does anyone know how many copies for each box set were made in the first print run?

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A Dragonlance reference?  That's reaching, even for someone as old as me...  ;D

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Aah, didn't catch that.  Good one 😁
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Still out of stock in TO, Canada.  :(

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Still out of stock in TO, Canada.  :(

Boardgamebliss and Meeplemart both received some Beginner boxes.  I was sure boardgamebliss still had 5+ GoAC listed this weekend, but it shows as sold out now too.

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Is the new map pack supposed to hit the stores this week still?

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Is the new map pack supposed to hit the stores this week still?

It's on the Asmodee Europe release list for this week, so presumably so.
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The local gamestore owner said he was expecting it this week.

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The local gamestore owner said he was expecting it this week.

Hmm... I just requested a refund (they mistakenly had it in stock) from my local Dublin store, because they sent me an email this afternoon saying "our suppliers have informed us that it is going to be several weeks before it returns in stock" (sic).

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Hmm... I just requested a refund (they mistakenly had it in stock) from my local Dublin store, because they sent me an email this afternoon saying "our suppliers have informed us that it is going to be several weeks before it returns in stock" (sic).

You shop in Gamers World? There's a (semi-)regular group meeting there for BattleTech if you're interested in getting a game in sometime
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You shop in Gamers World? There's a (semi-)regular group meeting there for BattleTech if you're interested in getting a game in sometime

Yes. I'm finally getting back to it, after a couple of decades away from tabletop wargaming. Thanks for the info. I was actually going to Dublin last weekend to buy on store. But the weather (aka, laziness) had me order online. Next time I drop by I'll make sure to ask about it. Hopefully I can also find a Bolt Action group.

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Yes. I'm finally getting back to it, after a couple of decades away from tabletop wargaming. Thanks for the info. I was actually going to Dublin last weekend to buy on store. But the weather (aka, laziness) had me order online. Next time I drop by I'll make sure to ask about it. Hopefully I can also find a Bolt Action group.

Cool, drop me a PM and we'll see if we can meet up.  A couple of my friends play Bolt Action occasionally, so I can introduce.
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Lol, he is great about arranging games!  I say this as a American who was visiting!
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Played a game today and found a beginners box!! Totally snagged it and can't wait to open it.
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You certainly seemed excited when you got it yesterday.

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You certainly seemed excited when you got it yesterday.

I lost my other box sets years ago after a few moves so I'm stoaked to have the new one! The minis look good and I all ready have a few friends willing to play 😊😊.
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Do we know when the A Game of Armoured Combat will reach stores? I placed an order on Wayland Games on the 29th of January and I am still awayiting their restock of this and the beguinner box :(

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Do we know when the A Game of Armoured Combat will reach stores? I placed an order on Wayland Games on the 29th of January and I am still awayiting their restock of this and the beguinner box :(

Xavi

Dribs and drabs have been reaching UK and Ireland stores.  Chaos Cards got a small number of both boxes in a few weeks ago which sold out in hours, and my LGS managed to get three copies of GoAC in a couple of weeks ago after getting none the week it came out - they all went to members of my gaming group.
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Do we know when the A Game of Armoured Combat will reach stores? I placed an order on Wayland Games on the 29th of January and I am still awayiting their restock of this and the beguinner box :(

Xavi

No clue, it's currently out of stock (the Beginner Box is in stock however). We don't know when the reprint will arrive.
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Beginner Box wasn't even stocked until couple months ago in my area from what i found.
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It varies wildly by region.  There are no GoAC boxes to be found anywhere in Phoenix, but I was out in Springfield, MA for work recently and all three game stores in the general area had at least two boxes on the shelf.  That's where I snagged both of mine.
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No current plans for either, but the desire for more plastics and these plastics on their own is not lost on management.

Good to hear the message is received. Hopefully something can be done to accommodate this. Fingers crossed.

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Good to hear the message is received. Hopefully something can be done to accommodate this. Fingers crossed.

A Kickstarter campaign to collect funds for new plastic models could work. Catalyst just needs to keep it short and sweet. No long list of stretch goals that can jeopardize the delivery of the campaign or even sink Catalysts. Just the plastic models and nothing else. A bit like GMT does their GMT 500 program to finance the first printing of a game.
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Kickstarter only solves problems when money is the only problem. We've seen nothing to indicate that is the case here.

Catalyst(and IWM) are very wiseto stay away from Kickstarter at this time. Consider the utter disaster it would be if the Kickstarter failed, either during the campaign, or (even worse) afterwards when CGL had people's money but was still unable to deliver the expected product.
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Lol, Cubby needs to gather all the TPTB answers to kickstarter and pin it at the top
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Lol, Cubby needs to gather all the TPTB answers to kickstarter and pin it at the top

I've strongly considered gathering and pinning a thread of Cubby's Standard Answers, which would serve as a combination FAQ and place where I could update the current statement on particular topics as things change. Been slammed lately, but that maybe should happen later this summer.
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Conducting a proper kickstarter is also a true skill set, and not everyone has those skills.
Which is another reason not to do one.
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