We have some important
news that we need to share with all of you. After a careful examination,
the publishing business unit of Wizards of the Coast has determined
that it needs to make a strategic shift in the miniatures category.
We will no longer promote the Chainmail brand. Wizards will continue
to produce miniatures, and we are currently working on our 2003 schedule,
along with a business plan for a game that uses the Dungeons &
Dragons brand. We intend to make the new game backward-compatible
What this decision
means is that there will be a few changes to our release schedule for
the remainder of 2002. The Chainmail Core Rulebook will be made available as an electronic download rather than a printed product, and the September Set 4 and all Set 5 miniatures boosters will not be released.
We will, however,
release the Kilsek faction box, the City of the Spider Queen
box set, and Dragons I, Dragons II, Monsters II and III,
and Heroes II and III box sets.
Wizards of the Coast
would like to publicly thank all the retailers, distributors, and game
players who have supported the line and the employees who put so much
hard work into the Chainmail products. It was a labor of love,
and your support has been appreciated.