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1985: Deadly Northern Lights now boarding…..

Troops are now being loaded into their assigned Box….the struggle for Northern Europe is about to begin.
Find out more details on the official 1985: Deadly Northern Lights page.

45 thoughts on “1985: Deadly Northern Lights now boarding…..

  1. Thank you, Fabrizio. Looks gorgeous. Boxing – rather than unboxing – videos are so much more exciting.

  2. Quel gioco è stato messo insieme nella miniera del video?
    Steve

    1. Stephen, I don’t think I understand…..maybe in English is better 🙂

  3. Can’t wait 🙂 I assume those of us who signed up for a copy will get an email when things are ready, just like with Iron Sky?

    1. Yes John! REserved copy owners will receive an EUCOM EXORD 156-85 email 48 hours before the declaration of DEFCON 1.

      1. I am very excited to add this to my collection. Thank you for such great work.

        Is it too early to reserve the next edition?

        1. Hi Pieter,
          maybe a bit too early, but why not! You now have the first reserved copy of 1985: Sacred Oil

          1. !!Happy Dance!!

          2. Ah, splendid. Please reserve No. 2 for me, Fabrizio. Thanks!

          3. Copy!

      2. If Sacred Oil is a real thing (and not some hideous tease), please reserve a copy of that for me as well, Fabrizio 🙂

        1. No tease at all, it will the third and final chapter of the 1985 series.
          Added to the Order of Battle!

          1. I saw in one post that Sacred Oil would be the “third and final chapter of the 1985 series”. Assuming it is a MidEast module (?), wht about the Balkans? And North Italy! Don’t leave them out!!

          2. Hi John,
            yes 1985: Sacred Oil will be a Middle East module 🙂

            Northern Italy is already covered by 1985: Under an Iron Sky. As for Balkans, in the “1985” universe Warsaw Pact has really not enough forces for an offensive against Turkey or Jugoslavia…We already scraped the bottom of the barrel to put up a sizeable force for Operation Orchestra (AKA 1985: Deadly Northern Lights).

            What it’s possible is an eastward expansion in the final 1985: Mutual Assured Destruction mega-monster…I’d like to include most of Poland and Baltic states, lots of interesting things may happen there 😉

          3. Fabrizio, kindly marke a copy of 1985: Mutual Assured Destruction as reserve for me. 😉

            Thanks!

            Martin

          4. Hi Martin,
            giving the print costs (15 maps, 20 countersheets, 20 charts…..and I’d like to include custom dice and a metal box!) we’ll have to use a real preorder system for 1985: Mutual Assured Destruction. Let’s wait and see 🙂

          5. Wow! That does sound awe inspiringly monstrous. I’ll keep monitoring all frequencies. Thankfully, we have a lot of great WWIII action to keep us going until then.

          6. Good grief this phone autocorrects so terrible. I meant southern Italy (possible amphib airborne invasion) and Balkans ( Shane to leave those old M47s out of the action)! More units is more fun right? Maybe float a proposal to do a barebones (map, maybe OOB) and see interest for those of us who would tinker with it….

  4. Good Morning! (At least here in US…)

    This is good news. And please sign me up for the second copy of 1985: Sacred Oil!

    1. Roger that!

  5. You can sign me up for that as well! I’d love to have a cop of the third game in the series!

    1. Roger!

  6. I too would like to reserve a copy of Sacred Oil!

    1. Added to the OOB!

  7. I would like to reserve a copy of Deadly Northern Nights. many thanks! Matteo

    1. Hi Matteo,
      unfortunately all the existing copies have already been reserved!
      That doesn’t mean you will not be able to get one, as reserving a copy only gives a 48 hours advantage at game release. After that, it’s an open fight.
      Keep your eyes open for a DEFCON 1 announcement here and on the related social media (FB, Boardgamegeek, Big Board Gaming, etc).

  8. I too would like to reserve a copy of Sacred Oil! Thanks!!

    1. Copy!

  9. Sorry for damping the mood a little but I have to ask: How will the current COVID clusterfvck affect the release of DNL?
    I am of the understanding that Euromean copies will be sent fron Italy, and even if that’s not the case, I’m Spaniard and just today the suspension of all non-essential economic activities has been decreed here.
    And that’s on top of the current closure of frontiers and general disruption of supply chains.

    So, will you delay release (and pre-release for reserved copies) until things normalize, or do you feel confident enough in making the copies arrive to their destinies?

    1. Hi Manuel,
      1985:DNL distribution has two distinct phases:
      1. Copies are shipped from printer in Italy to warehouses in Texas and France
      2. Nearest warehouse delivers to the final buyer

      Phase 1 is slowed down by the clusterfvck but it’s still working.
      Phase 2 will depend by each single country decision, but as far as I know is not affected right now; stopping of all “non-essential activities” is already enforced in Italy and France too, but couriers are still making deliveries to private customers too.

      In short, I think we could experience some delays but not a complete halt.

  10. Hello. I Already reserved a copy of DNL (please could you confirm this?), and I’d like to reserve also a copy of “sacred Oil” Please.

    1. Hi Fabio,
      Confirmed for DNL (copy nr. 187) and added to 1985:Sacred Oil OOB!

  11. I would like to reserve a copy of DNL

    thanks
    scott

  12. I may be too late to the party but I would like to reserve a copy of Deadly Northern Lights. If they are already reserved, could I be added to the reserve pool please?

    Thanks!

  13. Hello,

    Please reserve a copy of 1985: Sacred Oil for me as well.

    BBG: banshy1

    Thank you

  14. I would like to reserve a copy of Deadly Northern Lights, if still possible

    1. Unfortunately all the existing copies have already been reserved!
      That doesn’t mean you will not be able to get one, as reserving a copy only gives a 48 hours advantage at game release. After that, it’s an open fight.
      Keep your eyes open for an IMMINENT DEFCON 1 announcement here and on the related social media (FB, Boardgamegeek, Big Board Gaming, etc).

  15. I’d like to reserve a copy too.

    1. Michael, do you mean a copy of 1985: Sacred Oil?

  16. Does Chronopost offer any type of tracking service for the shipped copies?

    If yes, can you make it available to the buyers please? With the COVID shenanigans ongoing I’d like to monitor the status of my copy if at all posible .

    On a more lighter note, and returning to the theme of the available Soviet resources in 1985; what about the Asian military distritcs?

    Are all of them compromised supporting the Pestian Gulf offensive? No units at all available for any action, even a limited one?

    Ancalagon

  17. I would like to reserve a copy of 1985 Sacred Oil, please.

    1. Added to the Order of Battle!

  18. A copy of 1985: Sacred Oil for me too ,
    Steve

  19. Hmmm… I was certain I had asked to reserve a copy of DNL, but never got a message. Now I know my neck of the woods is truly a forgotten outpost. 🙂 Happily, curiosity got me here to order while supplies remain! Please reserve a copy of Sacred Oil. Thanks, Ron

  20. I’m also in for a copy of 1985: Sacred Oil, so please add me to the list.
    Thanks Barry

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