Monday, July 19, 2010

GMT Press

Dear GMT Customer,

Things have been somewhat hectic of late here at the GMT offices, as summer vacations have disrupted our work schedules a bit. Then again, we kinda LIKE those vacations and crave a little time away from computers and offices. We hope you guys, too, are getting some time away to enjoy a vacation with family and friends. And we hope, like us, you get to take a boardgame or two along!

As you'll note from our production update section below, our summer production continues unabated, with plenty of new products to (we hope) keep you guys entertained. We have made a key adjustment to our fall release schedule at the request of a game's designer. We hate to wait a little longer for the game, but we'd always rather have a game be done right than done early.

We hope you guys are getting plenty of opportunities to play your favorite games this summer. We want to remind you, too, that with our free Vassal and Cyberboard modules (for virtually all of our games), you'll rarely if ever be without an opponent. If you don't currently play our games online but would like to, check out the sections of our website for Cyberboard Gameboxes and Vassal Modules. If you have any questions about how to play online, feel free to contact me (Gene) at and I'll get you with one of our online helpers who will be happy to help you get started.

One last thing. Personally, I always look forward to the next Mark Simonitch-designed game. I think I own every game Mark has ever designed, and they never fail to provide me with many hours of gaming enjoyment. Well, Mark's Normandy '44 is shipping late next week, and I can't wait to play it! With over 1,000 P500 orders, I guess many of you guys feel the same way. So, to whet your appetites a bit, here's a small version of Rodger's cover for the game. We hope you like it!

Enjoy the games!

Shipping and Charging Updates

Here are the most recent (July 19, 2010) GMT Games production, shipping, and distribution updates.

Shipping/Charging Update

Shipping: We have now completed all of our P500 order shipping and most of the distributor shipping for both Pensacola, 1781 and the new Wilderness War Reprint (as well as the Wilderness War Mounted Map Upgrade) . The next items shipping will be as follows:

* Early August: We will ship, beginning Monday, August 2, the following:
* Mark Simonitch's Normandy '44
* Mark Miklos' American Revolution Series games, Germantown.
* C3i Issue #24

Charging: We will begin charging for Normandy '44, Germantown, 1777 and C3i Issue #24 this Thursday and Friday, July 22nd and 23rd, and Monday, July 26th (one item charged per day). If you have one of these games on order and have chosen the "Pay by Check" option on your order, please send your check in right away to ensure that your game shipment is not delayed. For everyone else, please make sure your credit cards are current online and feel free to chat with the office ladies if you have any questions about your order.
Tentative Production Outlook

We have just a couple changes in the Fall lineup this time. Chad wanted a bit more time for Fighting Formations in final production and we're happy to oblige, as this game looks REALLY cool and we want to make sure we get it right.

We happened to have Spanish Civil War a bit ahead of schedule on the final component front, so we have slotted it for the November slot vacated by Fighting Formations.

Note, as always, that this schedule is subject to change, and that those games that are listed furthest in the future are the most subject to production timeline changes. Enjoy the games!

So here's what the current production schedule looks like:

Early August:
Normandy '44
Germantown, 1777
C3i Issue #24

Late August:
Dominant Species

September: 5 x Reprints. Specifically:

Flying Colors: Thicker Counters, Thicker box, no price change

Here I Stand: Larger 3" spine box, Mounted map, Thicker counters, Two player variant and cards

Manoeuvre: Thicker counters

Paths of Glory: Mounted map, Thicker counters, Thicker box

Sword of Rome: Mounted map, Thicker counters, 5th player expansion included
Barbarossa: Crimea
Labyrinth: The War on Terror

Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
Spanish Civil War

January, 2011:
Fighting Formations

February, 2011 (partial):
Case Yellow
Online Interactive Demos of Our Games!

Just a reminder that we do weekly only demonstrations of our games via Vassal and our Ventrilo webserver. Joel Toppen does a terrific job of organizing and implementing these events for us. We invite you to pick one that's interesting to you and join us online soon! Here's what Joel has cooking for the next couple of weeks:

On Tuesday, July 20 at 8:30 pm Eastern Time: We will be hosting a LIVE demo of Mark Miklos' new Battles of the American Revolution series title, Pensacola! You can download the VASSAL module from this link.

On Thursday, July 22, at 8:30pm Eastern Time: We will be hosting a LIVE demo of Stephen Welch's GBOH title, "Chandragupta!" You can download the VASSAL module from this link.

On Thursday, August 5 (time to be determined): We will be hosting a LIVE demo of Chad Jensen's new game, "Fighting Formations!" Stay tuned for more details.

In The Pipeline: We're also working on demos of Chariots of Fire, Simple GBOH, Red Winter, 1809, Pax Baltica, and more!
Don't Forget to Check our website Specials Page for Great Deals on Summer Sales Items!

This is the spot on our website where you will find what are generally overstock items at GREAT prices! Currently, this page details 25+ games that you can get at DEEP discount prices this summer, while supplies last. The most recent additions to the list are:

Asia Engulfed Retail $69 Sale Price $40
Blackbeard Retail $60 Sale Price $35
Halls of Montezuma Retail $55 Sale Price $35
History of the Roman Empire (UGG) Retail $23.50 Sale Price $10
Kutuzov Retail $65 Sale Price $35
Pacific Typhoon Retail $40 Sale Price $20
Samurai Retail $65 Sale Price $35
Only a Few of Hexasim's Games Left in Stock!

It's been less than a month since we received our restock shipment for 150 each of Hexasim's two terrific games, Liberty Roads and Kawanakajima, 1561, and already Kawanakajima, 1561 is out of stock.

We still have about a dozen copies of Liberty Roads in the warehouse. If you want one, get it soon, as we understand we most likely will not get another restock order on these unless or until Hexasim reprints them.
Counter Trays Back in Stock!

One of our consistently popular accessory items is our set of ten Counter Trays with lids. We recently received a restock shipment of these, so they are again available for order on our website. The price is $18 + shipping for a set of ten counter trays.
New Online Resources Available for Download

New Vassal Modules and Cyberboard Gameboxes
We've recently added the following online play modules to our website:


Added an updated VASSAL Module (1.1) for Leaping Lemmings.
# Added a VASSAL Module for Pensacola.
# Added an updated VASSAL Module (1.3) for Washington's War.
# Added updates for the following VASSAL Modules:

* 1805:Sea of Glory - Module (1.6)
* Brandywine - Module (1.4)
* Flying Colors - Module (2.2)
* Guilford - Module (1.2)
* Savannah - Module (1.2)
* Serpents of the Seas - Module (1.2)
* The Halls of Montezuma - Module (1.1.1)

New Game Support Items on our Website

# Added the updated Rulebook and Example of Play for Hellenes.
# Added the Rules and Charts for Blue vs. Gray: Deluxe Edition.
# Added the Rulebook for Formula Motor Racing.

New P500 Sneak Peeks

Added an Illustrated AAR of the First Day Scenario and an Updated Playtest Rulebook [3.31 MB pdf] to the Red Winter page.
Added Red Winter Diaries, Installment #7 [814 Kb pdf] to the Red Winter page

New Game Reviews

Added Terry Coleman's Review in The Armchair General to the Washington's War page
Added five new reviews for Leaping Lemmings:
* "Dice Tower Reviews: Leaping Lemmings", by Tom Vasel [VIDEO REVIEW] (DiceTower and Boardgame Geek)
* "Ready, Set, Run", by Roger Leroux (Boardgame Geek)
* "Kevin's Fun-Filled, Five-Point Reviews", by Kevin Garnica (Boardgame Geek)
* "A No Rules Review", by John Bendettini (Boardgame Geek)
* "Game Review: Leaping Lemmings", by Francis "Private K." Lalumiere

Online Customer Support

If you have any questions regarding any orders or upcoming charges (or any customer service inquiry), the quickest way to get an answer is to use our Online Chat on the GMT website - which connects your directly to our office ladies. Certainly they'll help you by phone or e-mail as well if you wish, but the online chat is a very fast and easy way to get your questions answered. Note that if you click the "Send a transcript" box when you initiate the chat, you'll get an e-mail transcript of the entire chat for your records. We like this feature, as you get verification of everything that was said just like e-mail, but the response is MUCH quicker. We invite you to try it out the next time you need an answer from the office folks.

That's all for this time.

Enjoy the games!


Your Friends at GMT Games
Toll Free Order and Support Line: 800-523-6111

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