Limey Yank Games

September 2014

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Beating the UK/EU Pre-Order Blues (see below). Clash are now extending the service to EU customers too Cool

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You'll find a decent mix of updates and new files this month. No ZT but a good mix of Vasal and Cyberboard.
 
A shout out for Edgar Gallego for talking to a couple of publishers about our initiative to help them with European pre-orders - see 'Beating the UK/EU Pre-Order Blues' below. There's a reasonable chance we'll have a new sponsor to announce next month as a result - fingers crossed. For the publishers and those of you in Europe, this is a win:win:win opportunity so please spread the word - and thanks to those of you, like Edgar, that have done so already.
 
This is a month of nearly announcements - as well as not yet being in a position to say we have a new sponsor, the other news I'd have loved to announce is the artist selected for the Toulon, 1793 counter artwork. I know who it is - and I'm thrilled - but I need the nod that I can make the announcement.
 
EDIT: I'm delighted be able to tell you that Knut Gruenitz (whose work almost all of you will have in your collections) has agreed to do the counterartwork for Toulon, 1793.
 
The selection of the artist and the fact that I am currently working on the final formating of the rules indicates another announcment I'd like to be able to make officially - that the game will be going into production very soon. As it is, consider this a leak Wink.


Beating the UK/EU Pre-Order Blues
Two LYG sponsors are in the process of taking payments for pre-order games at the moment and both are offering a VAT busting deal.

Legion Wargames have Ici c'est la France (2nd Edition) shipping but still available at the pre-order price of $40 + shipping - with an additional offer on Tonkin discounted to $40 + shipping if you pay for it at the same time as your Ici pre-order.

And Clash of Arms will shortly be shipping the long awaited Legion of Honor at $65 + shipping.

Now the VAT busting deal that both are offering (Clash to the UK and Legion to the UK and EU) is that, for a relatively small additional shipping surcharge, they will pay both the VAT and the handling fee for the games.

These publishers are able to offer this service as a result of an arrangement they have with Limey Yank Games. This service is available to all LYG sponsors so, if you want to support your favourite company's pre-order programme but find it just to expensive, lobby the company to take advantage of the service if they are already and LYG sponsor - or suggest they consider becoming a sponsor if not so already.

This way we can hopefully revitalise the UK/EU pre-ordering of US games. Show your support for the idea by getting that order in .

I'm not sure how much longer these pre-order prices will be lasting so I suggest you check them out now.

 
Please let me draw your attention again to War Diary. The second issue is being posted out as I write and individual issues or subscriptions (both very reasonable priced) are available. I believe copies of issue #1 remain available and issue #2 contains a 12-page article on Toulon, 1793 - the history and the game, by yours truley.

War Diary #2

I'm now working on my second design - A SciFi game. This time I'm partnering with another designer. Can't say very much at all at the moment as I want to be sure there is genuinely a game in our ideas. Progress so far is good and our confidence is growing.
 
Thanks to each of you that have made a donation to help support the site. Natasha and I are grateful and humbled. Every donation - and I genuinely mean every donation, no matter how large or small - makes us realise that our efforts are genuinely appreciated. The fact that you're under no obligation to contribute makes it even more rewarding when you do.

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Registrations have seen a new lease of life which is very welcome; if you've not done so yet then please use the 'Register' feature at the top of the screen to do so - and remember to include a brief gaming bio so we know you're real.

I need just 11 more pre-orders Toulon. This will be the first game designed by LYG and will be published by Legion Wargames.  The game is also featured on BGG and, as of June, there is a review of the game available - and remember to check out issue #2 of War Diary.

Toulon Box Cover

Toulon 1793

The image above is of early playtest components.

 My thanks as always to our visitors, sponsors, contributors and now donors too.

 Limey

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