For clarity's sake: I'm an official tester for SSG, which is why I can't comment on what's coming for the series. When to announce something is entirely up to SSG.
Due to it being the summer holiday season and due to several regulars being too busy with work, community activity on the SSG forums is currently minimal, but I'm still editing scenarios/creating variants and Pete AU is still busy with playtesting his newest creations.
-Two scenarios by Pete AU (covering the battle for Stalingrad from the start of Uranus to the end of the German relief attempt, and covering Operation Iskra, the attempt to create a land bridge to Leningrad) are in playtesting stage, Iskra might possibly go back to balancing stage as Pete AU isn't entirely happy with the scenario. The focus is currently on the Stalingrad scenario.
-I'm still working on my Husky2 variant and am creating an ATD2 variant. I'll probably begin porting scenarios from BiI to Kharkov/ATD2 in September. I'll be using the BiI maps (I'm hoping that's possible) and Pete AU will supply the counters, so it's sort of a 2 person project. As the units only require some changes, the time required to port a scenario should be considerably lower than the time required to create one.
Others are also working on scenarios, but their progress is often unclear or they're currently busy with work and the like which slows down the development of the new scenarios.
Considering that, including SSG staff, we only have around a dozen or so active community members on the official SSG forums and considering that the activity on these forums fell flat shortly after release, it might indeed seem that the active community is pretty much dead. I don't have access to sales figures, but I'm guessing the community isn't all that big to begin with. In any case, the active members are still trying to keep the community alive, both with support from SSG and through creating their own scenarios independent of anything SSG's doing currently.
Although reviews of SSG games tend to be favourable and the player response is generally positive, they still form a niche within the greater spectrum of wargames and the active community is also niche-size. That doesn't mean we're going to abandon that niche, however. Quite the contrary.
< Message edited by ComradeP -- 8/12/2010 12:27:23 PM >