Turning into a bit of a Star Wars day on D12GamesGuru... Many stores are reporting the arrival of limited restocks of the Millennium Falcon and Slave 1 expansions in the UK for the X-Wing miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games. Some stores have stated requests for larger orders were not met - so there's still a shortage with them unable to meet the demand for their waiting lists. If you're after one, then check your local store or look at the details below for where I've found stock. (more…)
A number of US Amazon customers who've pre-ordered Star Wars: Armada have received updated shipping dates for the game - with the date moving forward from the end of April to early-March. March 4, 2015, specifically. However the Amazon US site has it listed as unavailable. (more…)
The XCOM boardgame is rumoured by game stockists to be landing at the end of January. It's available for pre-order - with the best deal being £43.99 from 365games.co.uk, while Amazon.co.uk has it for £49.95. My pre-order is in! Update - 16/01/2015 C-MAX on Amazon.co.uk have reported availability from February 2: "The supplier is shipping stock to us the last week of January and should be with us by the 2nd of February and ready to ship out that week." Update - 15/01/2015 C-MAX on Amazon.co.uk have the release date now as February 28. But state the following when you dig deeper: "This is a PRE-order and will be shipped as soon as stock is available. Estimated release date is Q1 2015 but rumours are that it will land in January!" Fingers-crossed the rumours are right!
Somehow I missed the announcement during the run-up to Christmas that FFG are releasing the first "Huge" ship for the Imperials for the X-Wing miniatures game, but announcement there was. The ship is entirely new - created in consultation with Lucasfilm for the game. It sits in the same scale as the Rebel Corvette and looks like a cross between a Star Destroyer and the recently-released Decimator. I have to say it looks pretty good. (more…)
I had an X-Com boardgame pre-order open with Amazon. It's not updated in a while, but today I got a message from Amazon saying the pre-order has been cancelled: Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #xxxx and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. I am disappoint. I suspect an alien plot. FFG are still updating the page for X-Com with news/teasers, and the expectation for release is sometime in the first quarter of 2015 (so January to March), but that's about as much as there is to go on right now. Update - 23/01/2015: It's available again on Amazon and elsewhere. I've pre-ordered it from 365games for £43.