World in Flames Super Deluxe Collector's Edition Package VERY VERY NEW!
Note: Despite saying "Sold Out", The World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package isn't actually even sold in yet. I've set the stock to 0 until 7 AM Sunday July 23 Australian Eastern Standard time to give everyone an equal chance to become immortal (see below) with your preferred aircraft or ship being dedicated to you.
Please check your local time difference (it might be as early as Saturday afternoon your time depending on where you live) to ensure you don't miss out.
32 years ago we brought out a 1000 counter, 2 map game called World in Flames that went on to become an international multi-award winning game and smash hit.
60,000 games later and here we are with the definitive World War II gaming series.
The World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package consists of the:
- World in Flames Collector’s Edition Deluxe game (see download section for its content description);
- America in Flames game (CS 26-28);
- Days of Decision III game (2 x CS 13 & 3 x CS17);
- Patton in Flames game (CS 31-35);
- Africa map (full-colour 514 x 534 mm paper map);
- Scandinavian map (full-colour 330 x 197 mm paper map);
- Khaki in Flames (CS 40-45) kit;
- most recent 2 Annuals ~ currently Millenium WiF Annual (incl. CS 30, Politics in Flames) & 2008 WiF Annual (incl. CS 39, Factories in Flames);
for a total of 2 magazines, 4 games, 7 expansions, 15 maps and 9240 counters (and a couple of pages of rules:)!
This a grand total of Australian$940 worth of games, kits and magazines all for the low low price of Aus$699, a saving of over 25%.
But wait, there's more! All advance order customers who order between now and the official launch of the World in Flames Collector's Edition Deluxe game at Spiel 2017, 26-29 October will receive the following additional benefits:
* an additional Australian$100 discount to bring the price down to Aus$599, a 36% discount;
* the Vassal version of the WiF Deluxe game (expected to be finished and available in October); and
* your name immortalised in the game for the ages (provided you order prior to the counters going to the printers on August 15).
All of the games, kits, maps and magazines of the World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package are available now except for the World in Flames Deluxe game and Vassal version of the game. They are expected to be available in October.
The World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package apart from the World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe game itself will be sent from the USA. The World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe game will be sent from Europe.
To minimise freight costs, we still have some Super Deluxe components in Europe and the first orderers will be sent as much as we can to minimise any import duty.
For our American and Australian customers we are investigating shipping the Deluxe game to our agents and then on-sending them to you, again to minimise your import duty. However that may slightly slow down the arrival of the game, so happy to be guided by you as to your preferred delivery method.
The World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package will go live for sale Sunday 7am 23rd July Australian Eastern standard time. This apparently is the best time for America (2-5pm Saturday 22nd July), Europe (10ish give or take the odd double summer time, check your local timezone) and East Asia (6-7am Sunday 23rd July).
How to become immortal
To commemorate our loyal, long-suffering and very patient customers all customers who order the World in Flames Collector's edition Super Deluxe package prior to August 15 who email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your top 5 choices of aircraft or ship included in the game that you would like your initials or name (or that of a loved one) or motto or moniker.
Note names will be very tiny (about 0.4 pt), initials on a plane will replace the squadron designation and should be larger (about 2.6 pt on a fighter or naval bomber) and will be clearly visible. Either way we will send you a jpg blowup of your countersheet and when we publish our Handbook of Aircraft and Naval Unit Technical Data we will include the dedications full name so there is a permanent record.
To know which aircraft and ships are available we will post to our downloads section by the 21st July extracts of our aircraft and ship technical and production data that includes two columns for the dedications up to that point (starting with freebies for our current playtesters), the first for the WIF planes and ships and the second for the PiF/SiF planes or ships (respectively). you need to download the s/s (when its available), check which plane or ship you want (remembering that we go into enormous detail and each plane is individual so telling us you want a Bf-109G is not much help), ensure its still available (check the Dedication column), make an order, and send me an email to email@example.com with your top 5 choices to ensure you get what you want and the exact wording you want (not too long unless you want it to be incredibly tiny).
Its first in (having both ordered and emailed) best dressed, and then I will put the names on the ship or plane and send you a confirmatory email (or a request for another 5 if your five are all taken). I'll then endeavour to update the s/s everyday with the Dedication column updated so you know which ones are still available.I hope particularly some of the original two thousand WIF1ers take advantage of this offer (hopefully some are still alive!). You guys I owe the greatest debt too, as it was your faith 32 years ago that still sees us here today. If you are a WIF1er (which includes the 2nd edition rulebook) pls tell me in your email and I will put the dedication in gold (you are truly Le grogneur des grinçants).
The other World in Flames products (most notably the World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe and Classic games) will be launched with our crowdfunding campaign and we will provide info to you as it becomes available.
World in Flames Game system synopsis
It is the dawn of September 1939, and the dark clouds of war hover over the globe. China and Japan have already been at war for more than 2 years and now a Continental war is about to become a worldwide war, a World in Flames.
You, as leader of your country, must guide your nation in the darkest period of our history. You are not defenceless but the lingering wisps of the great depression have hollowed out your forces and discouraged your people. You must lift them to their greatest heights and achieve the impossible, victory against an implacable foe.
In 1985 Australian Design Group launched what would become the definitive international award winning game of World War II, World in Flames. Now after 34 years we are giving you the definitive version.
From the snowy wastes of the arctic to the deserts of Africa and the Jungles of the Pacific, armies, navies and air flotillas contest the air sea and sky to liberate subject peoples from their wicked rulers.
On any one day you might be fighting on the shores of Normandy defending your capital struggling amongst the snows of Russia <pan to Russian front with footage of Russian front battles> or launching carrier strikes in a life-or-death struggle for control of your sea lanes.
Most battles suffer from the fog of war, particularly in the chancy naval battles. This is covered in World in Flames Task Force display where you can hide your forces and perplex your enemies.
But battle is just one demand on your skills. You must also plan for your future. World in Flames allows you to produce everything you did historically or to change your mix depending on your cunning long-term plans to defeat your foes. Do you have the right mix of aircraft? How many aircraft carriers do you need? Do you want a small elite all mechanised force or a large army of militia and garrisons to hold what you can until your allies intervene and the fortunes of war swing inexorably in your favour.
Speaking of allies, you need to flatter your potential partners, plan with your allies and negotiate with your potential enemies to ensure that when the blow comes it will be you dictating the terms and not your foes.
But Allies is a purely relative term, and only one country can emerge from this epic struggle truly strong and free. Is this to be your century?
Based on thousands of hours of research, plans and top secret technical data and input from over 10 million hours of playtest data World in Flames is the strategic game of World War II.
World in Flames can be played from 2 to 6 players (and can even be played solitaire). There are 20 campaigns you can play, from the hour long Victory in The West campaign to the 150 hour Global War mega campaign.
World in Flames is the ultimate gaming challenge. Are you game to play?