IGN writes: "As for timings, the game is currently in pre-Alpha but it's full speed ahead - Creative Assembly expect it to ship in February 2010. That's not just a date it's pulled out of its hat either: "Because it's building on the technology that we've already established with Empire, it won't take so long. February's what we're aiming for at the moment and we're making good guns. Obviously, with these things nothing's written in stone and it'll be down to quality, essentially. We want it to be what we want it to be, and if that takes a little longer, then yes, it may go back." There's not that long to wait until Napoleon invades then... Best start brushing up on your French, eh?"