two big items in today's update are details about our Fall Sale and the
announcement of four new P500 items and a new issue of C3i Magazine.
have full sections below on each of those, plus our usual sections on
Charging/Shipping and Production Outlooks. Before we get to those, though, here
are some other updates that you should know about:
Additions to the SPECIALS Page
we've added the following SEVEN items to our SPECIALS page, all at
Battles with the Gringos
module (Now $10)
Bomber Command (Now
FAB Sicily (Now $35)
Fighting Formations (Now
Night Fighter (Now $35)
Simple GBoH Battle Manual
(C3i) (Now $15)
Sun of York (Now $35)
order or get more info on these, just click on any of the games above to go to
their games page - it'll show details, the discounted sale price, and allow you
to order, if you wish, from there.
too, that if you buy any of the games on the Specials page as part of the games
you are entitled to get at half off during our Fall Sale (see below), you can
get them at an ADDITIONAL 50% off the prices listed above, as all items on the
Specials page ARE eligible for the Fall Sale! So you can grab some real bargains
& Tragedy Price Decrease
has managed to get us a better deal on the blocks in Craig Besinque's Triumph &
Tragedy strategic WWII game, so we are passing the savings on to you guys.
This game will now retail for $89 (was $99), with a P500 price of $62. If you
already have the game on order on our P500 list, you don't need to do anything -
you'll get the lower price automatically whenever we charge for the game.
on The Supreme Commander
of you are probably already aware that we had a few production problems with The
Supreme Commander. The issues were significant enough, in our eyes, to hold off
on shipping any to distributors until we can get an update kit produced that
we'll then send out to all the P500 guys and anyone else who bought direct from
us right after the game's release. We'll also then upgrade all the copies in our
warehouse before we begin shipping to distributors.
want to extend a big "thank you" to Kevin Bernatz, who has stepped in to help us
identify and fix the various issues with the game. He has been a tremendous help
to us, and without him, we couldn't have put such a comprehensive update
together so quickly.
when is the update going to be in your hands? I'm not comfortable telling you a
date until I know that all the components are shipping from the printers. But I
can tell you that everything is now either on its way to the printers or
currently being printed, so we are hopeful that we'll see this all back at the
warehouse in a month or so. NO PROMISES until I know it's shipping to us - but
that's my best estimate today.
what will be included in the update:
47 replacement counters
Replacements for all Player Aid Cards
One new full-color Player Aid Card
An 11 x 17 rules clarification sheet
had quite a lot of internal discussion about what to do about the game maps. As
many of you pointed out to us, the problems with the maps ARE pretty minor in
game terms. But unfortunately, there are an annoying number of them. This was a
tough call for us, as the maps and counters cost about $9,000 to reprint in
total, but at the end of the day, we decided that if we were in our customers'
shoes, we would want new maps. So that's what you're going to get - two brand
spanking new CORRECTED maps, so your game will basically be as good as new.
I'd like to personally apologize for the problems with this game. We're going to
make sure it's fixed and hope that The Supreme Commander will bring you guys
many years of enjoyment.
Soon - 1914 Glory's End and When Eagles Fight Going into one
listened to those of you who have asked us if we'd consider putting these two
excellent Ted Raicer designs into one box so you could get a "better bang for
your buck" on a two game pack. Tony has looked at the production side and come
up with what we think is a really great deal for you! This is not live on our
site YET - probably not for another week or two - but when it is, you'll be able
to get the two pack for $59 ($41 P500 price) + shipping. Considering that each
game is $49/$34 P500 item right now, that'll get you P500 guys the 2nd game for
just $7 more than you'd have paid for one game!!! I still have to work out
exactly how we're going to handle existing orders, and will update you on that
when we are ready with the new item. We just wanted you to know that it is in
squirreled away sufficient funds to reprint a few of our out of stock games
later this year and early in 2014! In addition to the reprints that we've
previously announced, you should also see the following items back in stock
before the end of 2013:
additional Combat Commander Battle Packs (#1 - Paratroopers and #2 - Stalingrad) when we
produce the SeaLion BP in early
CC:Europe and CC:Mediterranean in
Species in December (this one is not currently out of stock, but
our quantities are very low and sales continue to be excellent, so we're going
to need more.)
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 - 573 Orders (+30)
Pax Romana 2nd Ed - 529
Fields of Fire - 2nd Ed.
- 522 Orders (+2)
Barbarossa: AGN -
423 Orders (+1)
Great Battles of Alex
Dlx. - 382 Orders (+7)
Diacochoi - 335 Orders
307 Orders (+3)
Ukraine '43 - 296 Orders
Barbarossa: AGS - 282
Brandywine - 255 Orders
This Accursed Civil War -
254 Orders (+1)
For the People - 224 Orders
Combat Commander BP#1 -
196 Orders (+21)
Empire of the Sun - 190
Paths of Glory -
166 Orders (+22)
Normandy '44 - 159 Orders
Conq. of Paradise w/
Mtd. Map - 126 Orders (+43)
Successors - 114 Orders
No Retreat - 80
Combat Commander Med
- 61 Orders (+13)
- 57 Orders (+7)
1914: Twilight in the East
- 30 Orders (+4)
CC BattlePack #2 -
27 Orders (+27)
The Spanish Civil War - 26
Panzer - 19 Orders
are the games we've had progress on recently:
Species for iPad - We have signed contracts with the new development
team. I am meeting with them later today to work through features, issues, and
priorities for the new version. No certain timelines for you until after we have
that established in house, but we're all committed to getting you a
significantly upgraded new version as quickly as possible.
Empires for iPad - We heard from the program team about a week ago, and
it looks like we're very close to having a testable alpha version of the app.
That's exciting - I LOVE Space Empires and can't wait to be able to play it on a
Struggle for Windows: The folks at Rivermyst software just released a
version 0.95 to the test teams. We're still dealing with a few bugs, especially
on the cards. Multi-player isn't implemented yet, so we're still not in the home
stretch, but definitely making progress.
an update on orders for the Mounted Maps we're looking to produce for several of
our popular games. Remember, we need to get about 200 orders per title before we
can print these maps profitably at these low P500 prices. And we don't intend
to print extras, unless the printers just happen to send us some "overs", so if
you want to get one of these, please pre-order, as it won't be available from
game stores or probably even from us except as a pre-order item.
you'd like to order a mounted map for any of these games, you can click any of
the links below and that will take you to the P500 order page for that item.
Thanks for making your P500 orders soon so we can get these printed and out to
you as soon as possible.
are the maps we are wanting to produce, along with order totals and a +/-
tracking orders since last month:
171 orders (+15)
that this is a two-sided mounted map)
Mr. Madison's War
163 orders (+21)
Stalin's War 159 orders
April 24-27, 2014 for
Spring '14 GMT Weekend at the Warehouse
Thanks to all of you who attended
last weekend's GMT Weekend at the Warehouse! We had about 80 people participate,
and played a bunch of games with old friends and new. A bunch of you at the
Weekend wanted to know the dates of our next Weekend in the Spring, so mark your
calendars for April 24-27, 2014!
To reserve your spot for the
event, just call our office at 800-523-6111 or chat (from our website) with the
office ladies and they'll sign you up. Registration is $25 for the weekend. (And
you get FREE pizza on Saturday night!)
If you need a room for the event,
the Sequoia Inn is about 1 1/2 miles from our office/warehouse and we have
already blocked rooms for our customers for the event. If you'd like to stay
there, please call and reserve hotel rooms as soon as possible, as space is
limited. The rates are still $75.60/night for double or $71.70 for single. Make
sure you tell them you want the "Billingsley Group" rate. Hotel phone is
it for the news bytes for this time. Here's what you'll find in the rest of
New P500 Additions!
Details on our Fall Sale!
Charge and Shipping Update
Tentative Production Schedule for 2013 and early 2014
New Game Files, Vassal/Cyberboard, & Sneak Peeks
as always, for your support of GMT!
We have four new P500 games, plus a new issue of C3i Magazine, going up on
the P500 list this time.
the banners below to go to each game's P500 page for more information and to
: - 331 Orders to
This Month's P500 Focus: Games that have been on the list
for a while - with 375-495 orders - that could use a push to get onto the
Blue Cross, White
Sale Duration: October 25 - Nov. 12, 2013
Sale Details: 20% or 50% off on all IN-STOCK GMT (not UGG or
Worthington or Hexasim) games:
- All Customers 20%
Discount: Everyone automatically qualifies for the 20% discount. Use
Coupon Code Fall201320 when you check out from our
Supporters 50% Discount: For every
game that you received via P500 this year from the list below, you may buy ONE
in-stock game at a 50% discount. And, because we're trying to help everyone get
a little extra again this year, especially you guys who support us so well in
the P500 program, you can add ONE MORE game at 50% as well. So if you received
four games from the list below via P500 ordering this year, you could buy FIVE
in-stock games at 50% off. The only limit here is how many games you received by
P500 order in 2013. To get this discount, use
the Fall201350 discount code when you check out instead of the
20% code). If you happen to be buying some games at 50% and others at 20%,
please put them on separate orders so our online cart system doesn't go crazy on
2013 Releases that Qualify You for the 50% off
Special if you Ordered them via P500: (Note that we are allowing you to count games that you
have ordered via P500 that we plan to ship by the end of November of this year,
as well. These count for ELIGIBILTY purposes, only - you can't use the special
discount to buy games that are not yet shipping):
A Distant Plain
A World at War Reprint
C&C Ancients Exp 1 Reprint Edition
Combat Commander BP 5:
Fall of the West
C&C Napoleonics: The Russian Army C&C Napoleonics, 2nd Printing
Iron & Oak
Rebel Raiders on the
Roads to Moscow
Sekigahara 2nd Printing
The Battle for
The Supreme Commander
any of these upcoming "up through November 2013 releases" for which you have a
P500 order on file - or make one now)
No Retreat: The North African
C&C Napoleonics: The Austrian
Offensive a Outrance
Blood & Roses
Items you can buy with your
1. Any In-Stock
GMT Game (everything we've shipped up through and including Navajo Wars and
France '40, but not including any of our future P500
2. You can also purchase Accessories as one of your
"games" - mounted boards, card decks, counter trays, etc, if you just run out of
games you want to get.
Please remember that you absolutely CAN use the games on
the Specials page as part of
these 50% off orders if you wish, thereby creating HUGE discounts on some great
games! And note that we have just added SEVEN new games/modules to the Specials page, including
some VERY popular games. So check it out and get some great deals!
help out our office ladies by using the correct discount codes.
"Tough Economy" Special Offer is Back!!
run these specials five times in the past few years, but we are STILL hearing
from gamers who are out of work and we all know the economic environment for
some is still pretty difficult. So, we are going to offer our tough economy
special once again. Here are the details of the offer:
you have lost your job since November 1, 2012 and remain unemployed, if you will
provide verification of such status to Tony ([email protected]) or the
office folks by mail or phone or e-mail, we will send you TWO FREE IN-STOCK
GAMES of your choice. Play them, Enjoy them, and know that we will keep this
information private and wish you only the best for a quick recovery.
We hope you guys find this special helpful.
We're thankful to all of you who supported us with game
purchases in 2013, and especially to those of you who pre-order our games. You
guys are the ones who really make our pre-order system work for us and help keep
us viable financially. So we just want to show our appreciation, as best we can,
for your continuing support. As we've said many times, P500 is the engine that
allows us to produce games - without it and your support we would not have
survived to celebrate 23 years of producing games that you guys like! So thanks
very much for your support - and we hope you enjoy these additional benefits of
supporting our P500 program!
We hope you all
enjoy this Fall Sale, and that you find several games you like at these great
and Shipping Schedule
Unfortunately, we've experienced
a few delays over the past month or so. These are not only affecting our ship
dates on the October/November games, but also pushing a few previous December
games into January 2014. We're sorry for the wait, guys. We're doing our best to
hold charges until we know for sure that these shipments are on their way.
Here's what our current Tentative Production Schedule looks like:
Game Support Files, Vassal/Cyberboard, and Sneak Peeks
Here are new support files
we've added to our website since our last update. Enjoy!
- Added the Rulebook for Roads to Moscow.
- Added Living Rules for Normandy '44.
the Spanish Rules and
Playbook for Andean Abyss.
Your Friends at GMT Games
Free Order and Support Line: 800-523-6111