You may have already seen this on a few blogs out there, but, as it raised my hackles a bit, I thought I'd bring it up again here. Amazon sent me an email on Monday saying they were not able to supply Pike & Shotte, the upcoming ruleset from Warlord Games.
Image from Amazon - isn't even the actual cover of the book
I preordered this a couple months ago, mainly because Amazon were charging £21 as opposed to the £30 Warlord are. I remember reading a comment on Warlords own forum (by one of their staff) that Amazon were "cheeky buggers" for advertising something they didn't yet have the rights to sell. Now I've no idea as to why Amazon aren't (yet) selling this, but the cynic in me thinks it's down to the price they're charging I.E. Warlord don't want the product lessened by big immediate discounts.
I don't mean to imply that the book won't be worth the £30 asking price, indeed I paid full price for the Hail Caesar rules last year, and I will get the book sooner rather than later. It's just that, in this case, I'm not sure I want to fork out the extra £9 for the book based on the fact I thought I'd get it cheaper.
The correct cover from Warlord's website
So I'll probably order the rules direct from Warlord, get my rules and the free miniature - but I won't be entirely happy about it!