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CAVBOSS

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    CAV: Strike Ops
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  1. Update #18 Jan 18 2019 CAV3 KICKSTARTER UPDATE!!! [18 JAN 2019] Welcome to 2019!!! Its that time for an update so everyone can follow along with our progress to bring this latest batch of incredibly awesome figures to life. We are just as excited as you to get these in our hands as fast as possible so we can throw them into the fray (especially as the Templars and Malverns are my two favorite factions)! So, where are we? We have finally gotten all the master files sized and posed as well as making any changes requested by the manufacturer to make final production go as smooth as possible on their end. With files in hand they are working on creating the first set of master proofs. These will allow both sides to make sure we are all on the same page. They have had these for awhile and I hope to get them back before they break for the Chinese New Year on Feb 5th (crosses fingers). Once we ok these they will start on the actual molds, sending us a second set of “proofs” shot from the new molds to catch any last-minute problems and to make sure these are ABSOULUTELY what we want! Note… In case you heard the announcement of Reaper’s new Bones Black, this is the same process/plastic we are now using (as already seen with the Enforcer CAV from KS2), cast in the same gray color we have always used. We will probably come up with some fancy name down the pipe so people can know difference between new plastic from CAV KS 1 and 2 but it really just comes down to the “hardness” value the plastic is cast in. While we have improved that value with previous figures, the level we are now using requires a different mold setup that prevents us from going back and redoing earlier figures without redoing molds. Anyway, back to the update… With the proofs approved, the manufacturer will start with the final production (this is several 10s of thousands of figures btw) and getting them shipped over to us for final fulfillment. I think we are well ahead time wise and think we are still on track for an earlier than expected delivery to you! So right now, we are waiting just like you but have switched gears a bit to get the aircraft masters ready for Trenchworx to begin the resin production. I should have lots of pictures to show off on these for the next update! I’ve added a few pictures from our “sizing” masters we did in-house with a Dictator B included to give you a sense of scale. Hopefully you will like where we ended up with all the figures as I know I was super excited to see them all in their final glory! Thanks again for all of your support! CAVBoss (From L to R) Centurion, Crusader, Sovereign III, Spartan (and a Dictator B for scale). (From L to R) Revenant, Butcher, Haunt, and Shadow (and a Dictator B for scale). (From L to R) Pillager, Obake, Ghost, and Shade (and a Dictator B for scale). (From L to R) Gladiator II, Duelist, Warhawk and Starhawk V variant (and a Dictator B for scale). (From L to R) Lance, Poltergeist, Outlaw, and Sabre (and a Dictator B for scale). (From L to R) Charger, Banshee, Flail, and Hunter (and a Dictator B for scale).
  2. CAVBOSS

    CAV Podcast

    Al-meer-e-thrill is how I pronounce it.
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    Simba CAV

    Oops...belly down then! :) Im afraid the pic we had of that is AWOL so I apologize for that. Maybe we can get something together again in the future.
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    Independents

    If your entire force group meets the requirements of a faction it can use the doctrines and you can call it anything you want. By the rules it is part of that faction.
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    Simba CAV

    Hes after a picture I think of the Simba in its "prone" position. It is designed to squat down and go belly up on the ground and I remember having a pic of that way back but not sure where it might be now. I will look around.
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    CAV Nightshade & Skeleton Knight on Horse

    Sorry to hear yours was missing a piece. In the future just let us know at custserv(at)talon-games(dot)com and we will make it right!
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    CAV Nightshade & Skeleton Knight on Horse

    Great job!
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  9. We had announced it during the KS, there just wasn't a "name" for it yet! :)
  10. Just a note on the release of "Bones Black" since I have received several emails asking about its use for CAV minis... The plastic and process being used is the same we had already switched to. If you have seen or received the CAV Enforcer model there you go! All NEW models going forward (which includes all of the models in CAV KS3) will be made with this process. Unfortunately we cannot go back and do any existing plastic figure without new molds being made.
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    Bones Black and CAV

    This is the same material we had already switched to last year with the release of the Enforcer CAV and will be used for all of the new figures coming out for CAV KS 3. Unfortunately we cannot use it for any other figure we have already released as the process to cast with it requires a different type of mold.
  12. The Starhawk I was the Terran's first attempt at an early CAV design in 2210, but it wasn't until 2243 that the first modern-era design, the Starhawk IV entered service, quickly followed by the Starhawk V in 2249 with upgraded armor. The Templar's adapted the Starhawk series into their own growing military as the Warhawk but chose to use it as a more long-range "sniper," changing out both main weapon systems in it's final configuration. The CAV Kickstarter 3 includes both figures as a reward level and comes with the parts to build either model-type (leaving you with some great extra conversion pieces to boot)! Not a backer? You can still join up at https://ks.reapermini.com/cav3 today! Happy 2019 to all of our CAV supporters!
  13. The Starhawk I was the Terran's first attempt at an early CAV design in 2210, but it wasn't until 2243 that the first modern-era design, the Starhawk IV entered service, quickly followed by the Starhawk V in 2249 with upgraded armor. The Templar's adapted the Starhawk series into their own growing military as the Warhawk but chose to use it as a more long-range "sniper," changing out both main weapon systems in it's final configuration. The CAV Kickstarter 3 includes both figures as a reward level and comes with the parts to build either model-type (leaving you with some great extra conversion pieces to boot)! Not a backer? You can still join up at https://ks.reapermini.com/cav3 today! Happy 2019 to all of our CAV supporters!
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    The Malvern Obake

    The Malvern's Obake is a 8 DT Attack model with dual light autocannon's and four medium guided-missile launchers. It is designed to add a long-range option to an Attack Squad, sitting back and throwing GMs at anyone unlucky enough to show themselves and using the ACs to dissuade any lurking infantry or aircraft from inserting themselves close by. It can also be used in a Fire Support Squad to give it a little close-in support. With TAG, an Advanced Targeting Comp and a Wizzo to help out with fire missions, the Obake is sure to find a home in any Malvern Force Group! What's your thoughts? A lot of people don't give the Autocannon much credence in CAV: SO until they come out of the wrong side of one! With the Full Auto SA, even a light AC can punch through the toughest of armor with a little luck. For example, let's say the Obake cuts loose at a Hard Armor 8 opponent at medium range (a base to hit of 7+) with both light ACs (RAV 1) on Salvo with a Target-Lock. That's a total of +3 to-hit Situation Modifiers (+1 for Salvo, ATC, and Wizzo) with a roll of "6" and "1." With Full Auto the Obake decides to re-roll the "1" and gets another "6" making it a critical success and adding an additional 1d6 roll (a "4") to add to the Combat Roll. So, now the final roll ends up being whopping "19!" That 12 more than it need to-hit, combined with the weapon's RAV of 1, making the MoS +6, resulting in 2 DTs of damage!
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