Long-time fans of Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory have been asking us for many months about new releases and reprints in these product lines. Our estimates continued to shift, and releases were postponed from one quarter to the next, in spite of our willingness to support these lines.

It is a well-known fact that CoVid-19 hit hard many manufacturing companies in China. One of them was the factory we used to produce our airplanes and ship models, UPD, which struggled for two years to find a way to continue its activity normally.

Red Baron's Manfred von Richthofen, one of the WW1 Wings of Glory miniatures.

The manufacturing of our assembled and pre-painted airplane and ship miniatures is a complex process, and UPD handled these products since 2011. It was not an easy choice for us to leave them out and look for a new supplier - but finally, in December 2021, changing was not a choice anymore. It became an absolute necessity, as UPD decided to stop their operations in Mainland China. As a result, we had to look urgently for a new production partner. Our goal was to complete the transition before the upcoming Chinese New Year. It was a tough challenge, but there was a very good "Plan B" we had been considering for a while.

We are now ready to announce that, in a few months, Ares Games will restart the production of Wings of Glory (both WW1 and WW2), and start preparations for the launch of a new Sails of Glory product line.

Sails of Glory: the ex-merchant ship Bonhomme Richard.

Starting now, Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory production will be handled by Dust Games, a company which already proved their manufacturing skills to our public with the high-quality, detailed spaceship models they produced for our Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game.

At the end of December, all production moulds for these game lines were moved to Dust Games. Following the Chinese New Year holidays, in February, we and Dust will start to actively work together on the first products we want to release in the second half of the year: the long-awaited WW1 "Drachens" and new WW2 models, Bristol Blenheims and Savoia-Marchetti SM-79s. We will also setup the groundwork to reprint some of the airplane models which have been out of stock for a long time, and we expect them to be back in stores before the end of 2022.

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