Thank you for the best product launch we’ve ever had.
Nearly all pre-orders of ESR Series 3 Rulebooks, Commander Card Decks, and Stats & Orders Packs have shipped. We have a small handful containing Stats & Orders Packs which should ship over the next couple days. Once these orders have been shipped, we hope to get back very quickly to our “same or following business day” standard of shipping new orders.
The last ~21 days have been quite a ride here at The Wargaming Company. In Q1 2022 we processed and shipped more orders than in all of 2021 – which was our highest year yet for order volume – and the bulk of which we’ve done in the last three weeks. The rate of ESR Series 3 Rulebooks going out the door dwarfs any other book we’ve published to-date. In 90 days Et sans résultat! Series 3 has sold more copies than 1812-1s3: Master of the World, 1812 in Russia has in the last six months or Iberia-1s3: To Assure My Dynasty, 1808 in Iberia has over the last 14 months – and each of these was respectively our fastest selling title to-date. Our ESR Commander Decks blew through over half our initial run and we’ve been struggling to keep up with demand for our ESR Stats & Orders Packs.
So what else has happened? We’ve published Quick Reference Guides for all of the common ground scales for free download, along with free PDFs for French, English, and Russian Commander Stats, and Unit Stats for French, English, Russian, and Austrian Armies – with more to come. On top of driving pre-orders out the door to get you your new stuff as fast as we can, we attended our biggest convention of the year, running introductory games for over 50 players at AdeptiCon 2022. We also got COVID. Yep. Not fun. We have several staff still recovering. Our recommendation: Be safe, get vaccinated, wash your hands, wear a mask when appropriate. You don’t want this, it sucks.
So what’s next? We’ve still got a HUGE project underway with our ESR Miniatures line, which, despite production slowdowns preventing us for having them for AdeptiCon 2022 – is only getting larger with more nationalities being developed. Austrian and Spanish Card Decks are under development… and… we have work going on to get our next ESR Campaign Guides published for Series 3.