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  1. I think the odds are pretty small that this would happen. If someone did just keep the box, the person who sent it to them knows who are and what their address is. I suppose they could pretend to have not received the box, but still it would be that person making the claim. And that would look a little suspicious later on. Also if you think about it, that would be a lot of hassle to go to just to scam some miniatures that you might not even want. It would be more lucrative to scam people on bartertown or the miniatures exchange. You would of course get barred as a bad trader, but you would get figures you want. buckyball
  2. You know what would be awesome, is if we could work out a deal with our friends across the Atlantic to swap swag boxes. I have seen all kinds of stuff come up on ebay.uk after Salute each year. It would be a bit problematic that the conventions are months apart though. Ideally it would be best if there were a convention in Canadia like right between the two conventions. That way the shipping costs might me smaller (US to CA to UK), and the Canadians could participate. buckyball
  3. I am going to Reapercon this year. I usually get some swag I don't really need. And I would be happy to add it to a growing Goodwill box that will get sent out to people who are unable to attend this year. buckyball
  4. In keeping with my hobby goals for the year here are my September goals: |To paint a miniature for a competition this month. (lets hope it doesn't get cancelled) To paint two character miniatures for our ongoing D&D game | To paint a figure from the 'shelf of shame' | To paint this month's Mithril miniature | > My 2017 goals are: To paint enough Sci-fi miniatures to play the game Future Tales. ( none so far) To paint the remaining figures to fill out my Frostgrave base forces. | ( 10 so far) To paint character figures for the remaining characters in my Call of Cthulhu campaign. | ( 7 so far) To paint mythos creatures for my Call of |Cthulhu campaign. ( 8 so far) To paint the graveyard terrain from Reaper's Bones 3. ( Now that I have it ) To paint three entries for painting competitions this year. (There are only two now) To paint one Mithril figure | each month. ( On track with 9) buckyball
  5. The wizard came in a set of paints. Kind of like Reaper's learn to paint kit. If I had to guess I would say it was Grenadier. buckyball
  6. Alternatively you could pop him off his stand and check out the bottom of his base. That will tell you pretty quickly who the manufacturer is.
  7. I am not sure that is supposed to be the type of gamebeson you are thinking of. This appears to be a Varangian guard. My guess is that the manufacturer is RAFM. Their old historical line had those really bulky miniatures. If you search for them look under Late Byzantine. The Varangian guard were a mercenary Norse unit that fought for the Byzantine empire. buckyball
  8. Funded

    Where is Baba Yaga's hut? I figured it would have come up sooner since everyone has seen it. buckyball
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    It would be nice to see some terrain come up. buckyball
  10. In keeping with my hobby goals for the year here are my August goals: |To paint a sci-fi figure for a competition coming up next month. To paint the Darksword set True Reflectionsfor my Aunt | To paint a catperson for Call of Cthulhu | To paint |this month's mithril miniature | which will most likely be part of a multipart vignette (or not) Additionally I plan to start small vignette that I hope to enter in a next month's contest. > My 2017 goals are: To paint enough Sci-fi miniatures to play the game Future Tales. ( none so far) To paint the remaining figures to fill out my Frostgrave base forces. | ( 10 so far) To paint character figures for the remaining characters in my Call of Cthulhu campaign. | ( 7 so far) To paint mythos creatures for my Call of |Cthulhu campaign. ( 7 so far) To paint the graveyard terrain from Reaper's Bones 3. ( Now that I have it ) To paint three entries for painting competitions this year. (There are only two now) To paint one Mithril figure | each month. ( On track with 7) buckyball
  11. Well this is disappointing. I am at the end and I have one figure to finish. I was pretty close, but then I got onto a team for the 48 hour film project in NM and I lost the last weekend of the month. buckyball
  12. Rolling a 1 or a 2 is pretty insignificant in Frostgrave. Lets say you had a pretty tough fighter that had a modifier of +4 in combat and they rolled a 1 and lost to a soldier that had a +2 modifier who rolled say a 7. Even though that character lost by a 4 point margin (a 5 total to a 9 total), no damage will be dealt because the final total of the winning figure is below the base armor rating of 10. They would have scored a glancing blow and done no real damage. The losing figure would still be forced to back away of course. What is significant is rolling high. A very high roll means you will probably win the combat even with a skill disadvantage. So in the above example if the tough fighter rolled a 14 and the soldier rolled a 20 the margin would be again be 4 points (an 18 total vs a 22) But when you compare the final total of the winning figure to the armor rating of the fighter, its very likely that more than 10 points will go through and eliminate the fighter that round.
  13. I am partial to 'really old-school stuff'. And I am in Bonwirn's group buckyball
  14. We experimented with something in the last game. Instead of rolling a d20 for combat we used 2d10. This created more of a bell curve distribution. I am not sure it changed the game that much. There were still blow out rolls where someone rolled a 19 or 20 and destroyed the opposing figure in one round. buckyball
  15. The base troops are Eskimo that a friend I was playing against gave me like 8 years ago.