Limey Yank Games
Well, another year drawing towards a close. It's been great to have you supporting the site - be it as a visitor, contributor or sponsor.
As you are aware 2013 was our 10th Anniversay. Over that 10 years we have grown immensly in the number of files we provide, the platforms we support the number of visitors and the number of sponsors.
The factoides are:
- We 've averaged 25,000 visits per year - and double that over the last two years.
- We support 3 gaming platforms
- We host over 1,300 mods/gameboxes
- We also host over 300 counter scans
- We're blessed with the sponsorship of 16 of the top publishers in the hobby
We've also offered our sponsors a legitiimate route to lowering costs associated with shipping pre-orders to the UK and the EU. A couple have taken us up on this so far and Legion are passing on the cost savings to their customers. If you'd like other sponsors to follow suit then drop them a line. The cost of shipping to the UK/EU is really hurting the pre-order market so this should be a win:win:win opportunity.
And if you know of currently non-Sponsoring suppliers that you'd also like to offer this service, tell them to contact me.
We've a couple of ideas for additional to the site for 2014 but we'll save that news for the New Year.
This month we have the usual quality submissions - thanks guys. And we've also added a second Toulon film to our LYG YouTube Channel. The film is embedded below, but please go and take a look at the Channel too - and better still, subscribe to it.
Call to Arms: Natasha (webmaster) and I have worked to make it easier for her to update the structure of the site. One project she is considering "If there are enough to make it of interest" is to build a 'Top Rated' gameboxes/mods table. I suspect only a few have received ratings so far so please jump in and show your appreciation of peoples work by rating it. You will need an LYG account and I admit that is a little problematic at the moment - but only requires a little effort on your part - (see the base of this update message).
As a special thank you to each of our sponsors we're featuring one each month (all the way into 2014) here on the front page by showing some of the games for which, with their blessing, we're providing e-gaming support. This month it is LPD Games.
Toulon features in the latest, delayed, edition (#9, July 2013) of Battles Magazine (and is viewable - though barely readable - in this preview). The game still needs a little under 100 pre-orders so I'm hoping this publicity will give it a boost. I'd love to see this game published during the 220th anniversary of the battle. Can you help?
Toulon, 1793 - Limey Yank Games' first game design - is now available for pre-order here:
Your pre-orders support will be massively appreciated.
We're grateful that a number of you have responded to our request to sign-up for user accounts and to get in there and rate gameboxes/mods to provide us with enough ratings for it to make sense to introduce a ratings chart - but we need more PLEASE.
Unfortunately, getting a new User Account isn't (currently) as easy as it was last year as we've disabled (temporarily) the ability to set your own account up while we sort a technical issue that was seeing up to 70 bogus applications a day reaching us. in the meant time Please use the Contact LYG facility at the base of this, and every, page to drop us a note if you'd like setting up.
That's it from me other than to thank visitors, sponsors and contributors and to once again wish you a very Merry Christmas and lots of gaming goodness under the tree!