Village Attacks

Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
Here is only preview of the project. See full info, rewards and updates on main project page.
Project start: 1 March 2017
Project end: 2 April 2017
Last update: 4 October 2018
Next update: ~ 1 November 2018

Last project rescan: 1 day 1 hour ago

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Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
18:33 - 4 October 2018

Update #119

Shipping update #5

Dear backers,

We know many of you have been waiting patiently ... and we are pleased to let you all know we have some good news.

Canada 

First of all we received confirmation last night that Snakes & Lattes will begin Canadian fulfilment today. It is anticipated that it should be completed very quickly, by the end of this weekend.

For our Canadian brethren you should be getting your tracking emails imminently and receiving your parcels not long after. 

UK, Europe and the Rest of the World 

Gamesquest has also confirmed a start of next Monday. This is later than we had hoped, and unfortunately is out of our hands, down to the fact that GQ has run into a slight delay finishing off the fulfilment of Chip Theory's latest game. It's to be expected I guess as they are one of the most used fulfilment centres in Europe.  Our stock, however is fully loaded and ready in their warehouse with turn around time for all fulfilment estimated to be approximately two weeks to send out all orders to UK, EU & ROW backers.

US 

Fulfilment is now complete. We are dealing with a few isolated orders in regards to returned or lost parcels but other than that all of you should now have your games. We can't thank Quartermaster Logistics enough for their speedy delivery of this project. I am sure you will agree that their customer service has also been amazing. 

Damages/missing components

While it is heartbreaking and disappointing for all parties to hear about damaged miniatures and other issues you have encountered,  it is our absolute priority to resolve and replace anything that is amiss. 

As we have flagged up to all customers that have contacted us directly about a problem we plan to resolve all issues and/or replace damaged items as soon as all fulfilment has completed. This allows us to finalise reports and sort all replacements in one go. 

Whilst it isn't ideal for us that any customer has received a game with defects we are currently running at a 1% damage/missing component rate which is pretty good against industry standards.

We are trying our very best to monitor Facebook comments, Facebook PM, Instagram, Twitter, KS messages and comments and BGG threads/PM. However reports of issues can get lost in threads/feeds so PLEASE email us directly if you believe you have a damaged or missing part or any other issue at enquiries@grimlordgames.com with photos if applicable, and we will respond within 24-48 hours.

All-in Bundle 

As many of you are aware some of our backers have made an error when completing their pledge orders and failed to select the Pitchfork Pledge instead of/as well as the All-in Bundle. To clarify the core game, Kickstarter exclusives and all KS stretch goals are within the Pitchfork Pledge. The All-in Bundle refers only to all the monster expansion packs, not included in the Pitchfork Pledge. 



If you are unsure on what you ordered you can Sign in here to double check. 

As ever we are doing our upmost to resolve the issues for all those that made this mistake. As with replacing damaged or missing items we kindly ask that you bear with us until all fulfilment is completed so we can take stock and provide one solution for all those affected. It's only a couple more weeks to wait :) 

If you think you have made this mistake yourself please check your order and email us directly at enquiries@grimlordgames.com.

Aside from that... all that is left to say is ...Happy Gaming. 

See some of you at Spiel in Essen or Pax Unplugged in Philadelphia. 

And don't forget that we are now on TTS as well. 

Nunc est tempus faciendi

The Grimlord Games Team 

Update #119

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
14:29 - 8 September 2018

Update #118

Shipping update #4

Dear backers,

Games have started shipping ...

We've just received word from Quartermaster Logistics in the US that they are packing around-the-clock, throughout this weekend, with the first backers receiving their tracking numbers for their shipment via email from Monday. Please note the tracking email will be sent to the email you listed on your pledge manager account and will come from Quartermaster as opposed to Grimlord Games.











Games for Canada are also already being transported over the border to Snakes and Lattes, who once received will sort, pack and begin distributing as well.

For those outside the US and Canada, the boat to the UK is still at sea and hasn't docked yet, however as soon as it has and games are ready to be packed at the fulfilment hub we will post another update. 

Let us know when you have received your game, we'd love to see unboxing photos and videos posted here on the comments section and of course on social media group 'Where Evil Calls Home' or by tagging our GG facebook, twitter and instagram pages.

More importantly we can't wait to hear what you think once you've played your first few scenarios ...

Table-top simulator



Talking about playing the game, our table-top simulator of Village Attacks is now live here

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1479319519

You can now play the virtual version online, adding up to 5 players for free. 

We decided to create this digital version not only for diehard fans who want to play online as well as on table-top, but it's also a great way to brush up on your skills, understanding of the rules and different scenarios.







It also provides an opportunity for those who missed out at Kickstarter to have a go playing the game before deciding whether they want to purchase at retail. So if you have any mates who missed the boat let them know ASAP.

Many thanks to Ken Cunningham who helped us build the TTS and Daniel Dearden, Matt Clarke and Stavros Tsiakalos, our testing team who worked out bugs on the beta version. 

Painting tutorials 

As many of you will be receiving your games in the coming weeks, we know some of you will be keen to get painting the miniatures. 

With this in mind we have teamed up with YouTube's 'Heroes and Bosses' who have agreed to run a series of painting tutorials on the the key characters within the game. They will also show you how to create custom bases.

Already live and online are videos on painting The Wendigo miniature and its accompanying custom base. The Krampus will also be available in about one week's time. 

The Everrain on BGG

We have just had our submission approval for our listing of The Everrain on BGG, ahead of launch in October. Check it out here 

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252315/everrain

Nunc est tempus faciendi

The Grimlord Games Team 

Update #118

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
0:00 - 1 September 2018

Update #117

Shipping update #3

Dear backers,

Its the 'eve before September, the month of fulfilment so we thought it would be apt to give you the latest shipping update for Village Attacks. 

US & Canadian backers

In case you haven't been following the YM Ultimate on its journey across the seas we can confirm it docked at Port of Jacksonville on 24th August. 

Five days later we cleared customs and our containers arrived at Quartermaster logistics' warehouse in Orlando, Florida.






All the products are now being processed and your orders loaded into their online system, packing systems are being tested and all being well we are set to start shipping games to their final destination ... you ... from Thursday 6th September.  

Quartermaster have estimated it will take 2-3 weeks to fulfil all orders, with an extra week for Canadian orders to cater for transfer and processing across to Snakes & Lattes. 

As previously mentioned once your order has been dispatched from the warehouse you should receive a tracking email within 2-3 days. 

UK, Europe and ROW 

For the rest of you, and ourselves here at Grimlord, we will have to wait a little longer. The ship is still en route and due to dock in September. 

Once goods have cleared customs they will hit our UK fulfilment centre and processed/ prepared to be sent out directly to you lovely lot. 

We estimate this should be no later than 3 weeks after the US fulfilment starts.

In exactly the same way as the US and Canadian orders, you will also receive tracking emails once your order has been dispatched from the warehouse.

N.B. Please do not contact us with any further address or order changes as at this point it is too late for us to amend. If you have moved address we suggest you try and arrange a collection or forwarding service if at all possible.

Nunc est tempus faciendi

The Grimlord Games Team   

Update #117

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
10:37 - 8 August 2018

Update #116

Shipping update #2

Dear backers,

So we just wanted to give you a quick update on the shipping vessels progress. Wherever you are based I am pleased to say their is currently a ship making its way to a shore near you :)

Firstly as mentioned in the last shipping update the YM Ultimate / 071E left Shanghai on the 26th July for the US and is expected to port in Jacksonville on the 24th August. Currently the ship is off the coast of Los Angeles



YM ULITMATE - Current location

After several setbacks out of our control, booking cancellations and more recently a typhoon off the coast of Japan, we are also pleased to announce that the vessel bound for the UK is just about to leave China...Phew. We made the decision at the last minute to change departure from Shanghai port to Ningbo to avoid any further delays or damages due to the typhoon which hit Shanghai at the end of last week. 



Abandon Ship

Here is the information on the boat destined for the UK:

  • Vessel name: Al Zubara
  • Estimated departure Ningbo: AUG 9 2018 
  • Estimated arrival SOU: SEPT 6th 2018 (Port of Southampton) 
  • Customs clearance 
  • Land forwarding to Gamesquest UK fulfilment centre in Hampshire. 



Al Zubara

Follow the ship's progress here https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9708875

To confirm the estimated arrival time as destination ports is 24th August 2018 (USA) and 6th September 2018 (UK).

Finally once we have fulfilled Village Attacks and games for Endure the Stars 1.5 have left China we will be launching our new project. If you want to keep up-to-date on the launch of this and follow the progress of our next upcoming kickstarter The Everrain, come and join our facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/227958398054557/



Until the boats dock ...

Nunc est tempus faciendi.

The Grimlord Games team 

Update #116

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Village Attacks
An epic 1-5 player co-op game where you play as infamous creatures of folklore, defending your castle from the local villagers!

March 2017, Hornchurch, UK, GB
696%
funded
£501,525
pledged
15:45 - 27 July 2018

Update #115

Shipping update

Dear backers,

As promised let's discuss the latest on shipping of Village Attacks. We gave a brief overview of the current state-of-play on Wednesday's mini update, and also detailed some of the issues we've been dealing with due to extremely busy shipping ports in China at the moment. If you missed that please click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimlordgames/village-attacks/posts/2246857

Good news though, both our vessels are booked and leaving port imminently ... phew, we got there in the end. 

We are sure you have many questions regarding shipping so with that in mind we have tried to answer some of the more obvious ones below to get a head start.

Who is doing the fulfilment?

Our vessels are making their way to 2 seperate destinations, USA & UK hubs. Once the boats have docked at port, AND after they have been cleared by customs the containers full of your goodies will be transported to our hubs. 

Goods then of course need to be unloaded, processed into the warehouse and THEN fulfilment begins :). 

We are using Quartermaster Logistics for the USA & Canadian fulfilment and Gamesquest for UK, Europe & ROW. Both typically allow 2 weeks from games arriving at port before fulfilment beginning, subject to customs clearance. 

Gamesquest tend to use Royal Mail (tracked service) for the UK and OCS in Europe (with local carriers for each country e.g. Anpsot for HU, GLS for DE & NL, Correos for ES, La Post for FR) and DHL elsewhere. Quartermaster use Fedex & USPS (Tracked) 

Both parties will send an dispatch email and provide a tracking number for your parcel, once the goods have left their warehouse. 



UK Hub



US Hub

Are you Canadian Friendly?

Yes we are :) By the time the campaign had ended we didn't have all the logistics nailed down 100%. But we can now confirm that we will be sending pallets of games from Quartermaster across the border to Snakes & Lattes. All Canadian backers pledges will be fulfilled from within Canada making the whole process Canadian friendly. 

S&L typically uses Canada Post but occasionally will also use FedEx.

Shipments to S&L normally take up to two weeks. That's up to 1 week of prep time from Quartermaster's end from when they receive goods, queuing the pallets, ordering the freight based on pulled pallet weight/dimensions and then pickup. Then generally they take an additional week to travel up to Canada (this includes time to clear customs).



Address changes 

It is now to late to change your address for receipt of products. If for any reason you still need to do this, we suggest you arrange some form of forwarding or collection service from the address listed on your order. If you have provided an incorrect address and your order is 'returned to sender' it will be your responsibility to pay for shipping to a new address. We will endeavour to keep on top of any returned items and email the appropriate person to notify them of the situation where we can. 

Aye Aye Captain

The US boat left yesterday (Thursday 26th July 2018) and the vessel for the UK is scheduled to leave on Monday 6th August, slightly later than expected.

For those wanting more information on the ships, here is it below. 

US:



YM ULTIMATE

  • Vessel name: YM ULTIMATE / 071E
  • Estimated departure SHA: JULY 26 2018
  • Estimated arrival JAX: AUG 24 2018 (Port of Jacksonville)
  • Customs clearance 
  • Land forwarding to Quartermaster US fulfilment hub based in Florida. 

If you want to track the vessel in real time you can do so here: https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/YM-ULTIMATE-IMO-9302645-MMSI-538005956

UK (FYI this is where we have had the issue of vessels canceling our bookings on 2 seperate occasions):

  • Vessel name: TBC
  • Estimated departure SHA: AUG 6 2018
  • Estimated arrival SOU: SEPT 5th 2018 (Port of Southampton) 
  • Customs clearance
  • Land forwarding to Gamesquest UK fulfilment centre in Hampshire. 

To reiterate the estimated arrival time as destination ports is 24th August 2018 (USA) and 5th September 2018 (UK). 

Once the vessels have docked at port and once goods have been transported to the relevant hubs we will let you all know :)

LIVE Play-through 

In other news, if you missed it last night Dice Tower did a Live play of Village Attacks, following their review earlier in the week. Here is the video for anyone interested.

 

Until we have more news ...

Nunc est tempus faciendi.

The Grimlord Games team 

Update #115

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.

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