Welcome to the third in the series of newsletters leading up to the
launch of the new WWII card game “This Hard & Calcined Earth” (THACE).
You can now download the rules for THACE –
http://vexillia.com/common/pdf/20161014_THACE_Rules_A4_Final.pdf – and
we’d welcome any comments, questions or other feedback.
Print & Play
I am pleased to say that the print & play version is now ready. It will
be released on 12 Nov 2016 through Wargame Vault priced at $14.50. The
download consists of four files: rules & chronology, cards (A4), cards
(US letter) and instructions for cutting out the cards.
The print on demand set of cards is nearly ready. We have set a
provisional release date of 19 Nov 2016 through Drive Thru Cards. They
may be delayed as we have to wait for a proof set to be printed in the
USA and mailed to the UK. This could take two weeks or more hence the
later release date. Of course this assumes there’s nothing wrong with
the proof copy: fingers crossed. When ready the cards will be priced at
UK Retail Stock
As I mentioned in the last newsletter we’re investigating printing a
stock of cards in the UK so we can save you money on postage to the UK &
Europe. One thing we could do is run a simple pre-order system. Once
we’d received enough pre-orders to make UK printing viable we would then
send out PayPal requests for people to confirm & pay for their orders.
Cards printed in the UK would be priced at £15.00. Please let us know
what you think about this approach or if you have other suggestions.
Help us to spread the word. If you think this game will be of interest
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