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Hi guys!


Today's update includes four new P500 additions, updated charging and shipping info, an updated Production Outlook, plus some news tidbits and Inside-GMT stuff in this column. I hope you enjoy it.



More Reprint News


Last time I gave you a ton of details on Reprints, so I'll keep it shorter today. The short version is we are selling out of a heckuva lot of our games! That's good news, of course, but also creates a problem, as those games take large chunks of funds to reprint, and our funds are not unlimited. 


We're reprinting a bunch of games this year (See Production Outlook later in this e-mail), but still seem to be selling out of others more quickly than we can get games reprinted. We're looking at increasing our print runs, but that approach is not without risk. It's really helping us that so many of you are using the P500 Reprints section of the P500 page and placing your orders for the games you want back in stock. You can see that the P500 Reprint numbers have soared over the past few months. Thanks so much for your help and support! 


We've added a bunch more games to that Reprint list this time, as some of our best-selling games have just sold out. You can find them on the P500 page or in the Reprint Tracking section of this e-mail, below. I encourage to order and let us know which games you want.


The one game on the Reprint List that I want to highlight this time is Mark Simonitch's Ukraine '43.  I told you last time that Mark has been working on completely revising this into a 2nd Edition game. Well, today we added all the details to the Ukraine '43 P500 page. Check it out for 2nd Edition details - they're right at the top of the page.


Please Note that because of the component increases in the game, we are increasing the price slightly (by $5 retail, by $3 for P500 guys). If this is a deal-breaker for you, I just want to remind you that you can, as always, easily cancel your P500 order from your account on our website. I hope, though, that you guys will see this new version of Ukraine '43 as well worth the extra cost.


Last thing about this game is just a note to let you know that because the game is finished, and because Mark has all the art ready to go, it's highly likely that we can drop it into a print slot later this year, as long as the orders are there to support it. So if recent trends continue (73 new orders in the last month and 392 total as of today), you guys might see this one before year end.


If you'd like more details on how P500 Reprints work at GMT, click to read this P500 Reprints article on our website.


Some Bad News on Near-Term Production: (See the Production Outlook section below for a full list of games)


Near-Term Delays. I'm not sure exactly what's going on with our (usually reliable) overseas suppliers, but we just got another delay on the  Thunder Alley and Panzer Expansion 3 shipment. Tony just told me it's a couple-month delay (ugh!), so we're not likely to be able to ship either of these games until near the end of May. Really sorry about that, guys. At least we haven't charged for either game yet, so no one's out any funds. On that front, we'll continue to monitor status from our printers, but I think it's unlikely at this point that we'd charge for either game until early May.


I've talked with both Mark and Tony, and it looks like this production hiccup is not something that will affect the June/July games, so I think everything's ok on that front. You'll see from the Production Outlook section below that our longer-term outlook is not substantially different from last time's Outlook.


Thanks for your understanding when we have an external production issue like this, and for all your help and support to the P500 program!



Electronic Games


As I told you guys a couple months back, I am reverting to a "no details until a game is ready for testing stage" approach to electronic games updates. What I can tell you, though, is that so far in 2014, we have agreements with three more companies to develop various GMT products for tablets, and in some cases, across multiple platforms. We'll share details on those companies and products as we get close to testing them, but for now, here's the other news on the electronic games front.


The biggest news of late, of course, was the cancellation of the Twilight Struggle for PC project. Thanks for all your encouraging e-mails and for those of you who contacted us offering to create an iPad version of TS. I want to let you all know that we do now have an agreement with a software developer to create a multi-platform version of Twilight Struggle. We are not yet ready, though, to share more details about that. It's likely that we'll have some detailed news for you within the next month or two, but we're going to wait until we have all our ducks in a row before sharing that information.


The Dominant Species new edition for iPad is moving forward. I have phone meetings every week with the Virtual Atomics folks, and our schedule of late is to do a "show and tell" meeting every two weeks to look at progress on the new features. Several of you have asked whether this will be a (free) UPDATE or a NEW VERSION. The answer is this will be a free update, although it will be a pretty major upgrade to the program. There's no way we'd charge you guys who already own the game for the new version after you've waited so patiently for us to get an update out to you. 


Thanks for your support of our pre-order launch for Nightfighter for PC and iPad. The PC orders are nearing 200 so far - a good start. We'll keep you updated as development progresses. 


Note that we ARE still actively looking for iOS development partners. Even though many of our best-selling games are now being developed for tablets, we still have some really excellent series' and games that we think would play great on a tablet. So we'd like to add relationships with a few more EXPERIENCED companies if we can find good fits.


Here's my personal wish list of games I'd like to find a developer for, as I'd love to play any of these on my iPad:


Combat Commander series

FAB Series

Battles of the Am Rev series

Any of our CDGs, expecially Labyrinth and Washington's War

Urban Sprawl



Conquest of Paradise

Thunder Alley


So if you know of a company that's done quality work on tablets that is looking for a content-partner (or if you work in such a company), please encourage them to contact me at [email protected]


Thanks again for all your support and patience as we work to create GMT games for your PCs and tablets!



New Game from Ludifolie


We recently received Alea Iacta Est, a new game from Ludofolie and designer Frédéric Bey. We only have about 100 of these new games, so get them while they last! 



That's it for the news bytes for this time. Here's what you'll find in the rest of today's update:


- Charge and Shipping Update

- Updated Production Outlook

- New P500 Additions!

- Reprints

- Website File Additions


Thanks, as always, for your support of GMT!


Enjoy the games!





Charging and Shipping Schedule


Shipping: We will begin shipping the following
these two  P500 items on Friday, April 11th:


Charging:  Due to production delays that have pushed our anticipated April releases into late May, we won't be making any additional P500 charges until late April/early May.
Tentative Production  Schedule


Here's what our current Tentative Production Schedule looks like:


Shipping April 11  


Mid-Late May
Twilight Struggle, Deluxe Edition (Reprint) 


Late June


The Hunters (2nd Printing - ConsimPress)


Mid-Late 3rd Quarter (Tentative)


4th Quarter (Very Tentative) 
2-5 CDG Reprints (TBD)


New P500 Additions!


We have two new P500 boxed game additions and two new boxed modules to add the list this time. I encourage you to use our P500 list to pre-order these games (and any others on the page that appeal to you), "early and often!" :-) Just click the banners or links below to go to each game's P500 page for more details and ordering info. Enjoy! 


Illusions of Glory is Perry Silverman's Paths of Glory-system game that takes a detailed CDG treatment to the East Front in WWI. For you Paths of Glory lovers, check this out! I think you'll like what you see.

Illusions of Glory 


When we added designer Jim Day's Panzer game (now sold out) to our list a few years back, we heard from a LOT of players asking "When is Jim going to do a new version of MBT?" The answer was "after the first few Panzer modules are finished and Jim has time to work on MBT." Well, the time is here, so MBT fans rejoice! As we did with Panzer, we are announcing the main MBT game and two boxed expansions initially, with more planned down the road. Enjoy!

MBT: BAOR Expansion



 Recent P500 Additions:  
Captain's Sea: 141 Orders to Date
Silent Victory (ConsimPress): 574 Orders to Date  
Fields of Despair, 1914-1918: 255 Orders to Date
 The Battle of Armageddon: 123 Orders to Date
Space Empires: Replicators: 471 Orders to Date  
Gathering Storm: 342 Orders to Date
Next War: India-Pakistan: 369 Orders to Date
 Clash of Giants Civil War: 426 Orders to Date
No Retreat: French & Polish: 370 Orders to Date  
No Retreat: Italian Front: 385 Orders to Date

Twin Peaks: 492 Orders to Date
Rising Glory: 381 Orders to Date
Eagle of Lille- 438 Orders to Date
 Hoplite- 1,105 Orders to Date
  Talon: - 555 Orders to Date
Fire in the Lake - 1,516 Orders to Date
Enemy Coast Ahead:  551 Orders to Date
Current P500 Focus: Games that have been on the list for a while - with 400-499 orders - that could use a push to make them profitable for us, as we have added them to our printing schedule: 
Triumph & Tragedy: (496 Orders)  
Golan '73: 437 Orders)
 Next War: Taiwan: 509 Orders
Reprint Tracking

We continue to save funds whenever we can so that we can reprint a few of our out of stock games as necessary and as funds allow. 


Here's the current status of the games on our P500 reprint list. Please help us determine what to print by pre-ordering any of these that interest you (you can click on the name link below to go to the P500 reprint page). Thanks for your help. Here's the current P500 Reprint list - with current order totals and a +/- order growth since last month:


C&C Ancients Exp 2 & 3  - 655 Orders (+18)

Fields of Fire - 2nd Ed. - 600 Orders (+23) 

Pax Romana 2nd Ed - 566 Orders (+6)

Great Battles of Alex Dlx. - 535 Orders (+91) 

Barbarossa: AGN - 462 Orders (+13)

Ukraine '43 - 392 Orders (+73) 

Empire of the Sun - 389 Orders (+56)

For the People - 333 Orders (+26)   

Cataphract - 329 Orders (+8) 

Diacochoi - 321 Orders (-12) 

Barbarossa: AGS - 320 Orders (+15)

Paths of Glory - 302 Orders (+33)  

This Accursed Civil War - 291 Orders (+7)

Brandywine - 266 Orders (+14) 

Normandy '44 - 238 Orders (+37)

Successors - 181 Orders (+10) 

Conq. of Paradise w Mtd. Map - 170 Orders (+15) 

No Retreat - 149 Orders (+11) 

SPQR Dlx.  - 120 Orders (+21) 

Ardennes '44 - 105 Orders (+18)
Washington's War - 91 Orders (+23)  

1914: Twilight in the East - 49 Orders (+1)
Panzer  - 57 Orders (+15)

The Spanish Civil War  - 37 Orders (+3) 

A Distant Plain - New to Reprint List

C & C Ancients Expansion 4 - New to  List

C & C Ancients Expansion 6 - New to  List

C & C Napoleonics: Spanish Army - New to  List

Combat Commander: Pacific - New to List

Infidel - New to List

Red Winter - New to List

The Battle for Normandy - New to List

The Napoleonic Wars - New to  List  



New Game Support Files, Vassal/Cyberboard, and Sneak Peeks


Here are new support files we've added to our website since our last update. Enjoy!


Game Support: 
None this time.
 P500 Sneak Peeks
The box Cover and Back for Panzer Expansion #3 have been posted.



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