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Everything posted by Beagle

  1. Confrontation: Classic

    They mention on their Facebook page that the price will be announced when the KS goes live
  2. Confrontation: Classic

    Launch date is April 17th ...and apparently the Kickstarter will focus on a boxed game containing 176 miniatures plus stretch goals. Also announced is the news that the miniatures are going to be made from................plastic. Two of the three details above I consider disappointing
  3. Chibi Capsule Magical Girls & Monsters

    Aren't all girls magical......
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Thanks. One of those situations where I couldn’t have lived with myself if I’d done nothing. But I really hate this bald look, I really hope I never lose my hair
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Back home after 3 days in hospital with 16 stitches in the back of my head. I intervened in an attempted mugging in Southwark, London. Managed to drop the guy carrying out the attack with a right hook, but as I was pinning him to the floor I discovered that there wasn't just one guy and his companion smacked me across the back of the head with a rock. Fortunately some other people intervened and one of the attackers ran off while the other was arrested. For some reason, rather than just shaving the back of my head the nurses took all of my hair off. I'm not happy, it doesn't suit me.
  6. Snow - super melt

    I've been busy at work so haven't had a chance to post sooner. We had a quite a heavy (for us), fall of snow at the beginning of last week, but by last weekend it started to thaw and I took some of our beagles out for a final play in the snow. The photos below were taken within the same hour, the temperature rose by about ten degrees and the snow just disappeared. It was like one of those pieces of film where they speed up the footage to show time passing. Very weird. I make the walk regularly, from the village I live in to the neighbouring Betchworth, there are lots of little country paths intersecting and one particular path that runs by a farm gate and next to which I always expect to find a table laden with pork pies and jugs of cider, with hobbits selling their wares. I'm always disappointed that the tables never there and I always feel thirsty thinking about that cider.
  7. Snow - super melt

    They do, given that most of them have spent their life in cages, until they're fostered, I hope it feels like a piece of heaven for them. I have a particularly sick one called Belle at the moment (1 of 5 I'm overwhelmed with), who's lungs are wrecked. She comes on the walks with us but I take a pushchair with me that she gets transferred to when she can't keep up and goes all wheezy. She's only 3
  8. Happiness is ...

    A 5 star hotel, a Hungarian blonde and a complimentary drinks cabinet. Oh, and some warm slippers
  9. Well if you don't want to bin any of it, send the box on to me first and I'll sort it out.
  10. Or just take out some extra for yourself, or to donate to your local charity shop
  11. Dragon Lords: Grenadier miniatures

    Does anyone else think that the prices they’re asking for are too high, given that they already have the molds etc ?
  12. Confrontation: Classic

    But did you like it?
  13. I’ll join again, I’ve managed to rebuild my mini mountain so let’s do it. @Orlando_the_Technicoloured Are you interested in partaking mate?
  14. Confrontation: Classic

    Mon Dieu, Sacre Bleu
  15. Hitting the big 40

    Surely 40 is ancient for a goblin?
  16. Hitting the big 40

    Hitting 40: - Suddenly noticed that my knees could hurt as a result of sleeping - An evening down the pub with mates required a table to sit at and departure just as the all-night crowd were arriving. - Students became irritating - Gardening was no longer irritating
  17. Black Rose Wars

    I sort of preferred when all of my miniature-buying options were wrapped up in the 200 miniatures produced by Citadel
  18. Black Rose Wars

    I love all this stuff, I'm just all miniatured-out. It reminds me of the time I was let loose on an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet, I love ice-cream but you can definitely have too much of a good thing
  19. CMON Rising Sun

    I locked mine in but forgot to pay. Can't hurt to send them a mail and see if they'll go for it. Good luck
  20. CMON Rising Sun

    Just heard from CMON that they will honour my late payment pledge, but that I need to wait three months for more stock to come in
  21. Looks good, but Knight Models *shudder* they may as well be cast in platinum given how much they cost
  22. Roots of the Hobby

    I insist that all of my mistresses dress in Brunswicker 1815 jaeger uniforms, that or a 1914 Prussian Uhlan.
  23. Roots of the Hobby

    All British actors are required to play war games as part of their training. Here’s Edward Woodward enjoying a manly tussle between Royalists and Parliamentrians https://youtu.be/BNiRXIxIftY
  24. So with the final delivery of the Mantic 'Kings of War' pledge rewards I think it's time to make you all yawn with a run down of the performance of the Kickstarter projects that I've backed. In chronological order: Mantic 'Kings of War' - They're just a little late and they delivered the rewards in three batches. It was Mantic that drew me to kickstarter and I was a big fan of their undead range, which makes it all the more difficult to relay just how disappointed I am with the end results. The first batch of rewards consisted of a goblin army and extras, I was really disappointed with the poor quality of the plastic figures, they reminded me of those WW2 toy soldiers you see in bargain bins. The next two waves were impressive in quantity but very disappointing in quality with the battle nuns from the final wave being quite possibly the worst plastic figures I've yet seen - they are just terrible. Even the metal 'heroes' were too tinny and just didn't feel right. Mantic's Customer Service has been very good and I love the energy and ambition of the company but until they can sort out their quality issues they've lost me as a customer. Reaper Bones - Did what it said on the tin. I had quite high expectations and they were largely met, I have no qualms about backing Bones 2. Low Life Miniatures - The project that made me question my ethics. No project infuriates me more than this one, I've screamed and shouted and ranted on forums, but the general silence from other backers has made me ask myself numerous times if I'm just being unreasonable. I love the look of the minis but the timetable (if there is one), is a massive screw up and the comms have not been sufficient to explain away the disastrous lack of progress. as things stand this could be years late. Stonehaven Dwarves - Slick, professional, measured. I really like the quality and fun aspect of their minis and will be on board for the next project. Tentacles and Eyeballs - A really fun project to be part of. The project owner encountered problems but overcame them fairly quickly and as a backer I always felt informed and listened too. My first kickstarter to deliver. The minis were a bit hit and miss but the fun I had with the project overall means it gets a thumbs up. Dwarf Gladiators - Well what to say about this project? There's a clip in Monty Python's film 'the Holy Grail' where Lancelot is seen dashing towards the camera from a distance away as two guards watch him approach, he runs 10 meters and then the clip resets and he runs the same 10 meters never getting any closer to the guards, this happens about 5 times and all of a sudden he's on the surprised guards. This project feels like those recurring clips with the final clip missing. Comms have been poor and at times misleading. Apparently everything is now sculpted but I have my doubt about the minis ever arriving on my door step, I can't figure out how EFS is viable business, where and how are they selling their minis? Certainly not through their website. Chibi Adventurers - I'm a big fan of this kickstarter, there have been delays but the comms have been excellent. The box of minis is in the post and should be arriving any day now, I can't wait. Judge Dredd - Hmmmmmm. They started so well and this was on track to become a paragon of kickstarter righteousness with many rewards delivered quickly, but after the first few months the rewards slowed, complaints started to mount and it became evident that behind the scenes it was all a bit chaotic. The quality of the minis has also started to suffer and some batches have been of a much lower standard than sets produced earlier. Time pressures perhaps, understandable given the very large number of new sculpts that were/are required. I also think Mongoose have taken a big financial hit and their enthusiasm for future kickstarter projects is dulled. Demons and Devils (or where the f*** are my figures) - A nice concept, but hopelessly managed from the start. The attitude of CS Miniatures has at times been questionable with a good deal of vitriol directed at backers who dare to ask why deadlines have been missed Assimilation Alien Host - It's late but I don't care. I'm not sure why I backed this project as it's not really a genre I'm all that interested in. Happy to have them when they arrive. Damsels of Darkmyre - OMG OMG OMG, You guys are going to be BLOWN AWAY by this incredible news, I am so EXCITED!!!!!!!! In my hands I hold the first master of miniature X and it it TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME, except that I can't use it to produce your figures......and my cat just died. And so goes a typical update from the project. I think there's a great deal of willingness to keep people informed and fondness for the project owner on the part of the backers means that more leniency has been given, but that can't take away from the fact that a number of poor decisions have been taken, and a number of quoted figures just don't stack up. I'm expecting something from this project, I can't help but feel that the gorgeous high quality miniatures we were promised are going to be sub par. Imbrian Arts - Very neutral about this. Nice looking minis and I have faith they'll be here one day, comms could be a bit better but I have no real issues Midgard - I backed this as I'd bought an EFS voucher as part of the Dwarf Gladiators project and decided to cash it in here. Not interested in most of the minis and have little faith that I'll ever see them. Comms = hopeless. Darklands a World of War - Superb. Fantastic figures, fantastic comms and community engagement, rapid delivery of rewards and a whole bundle of enthusiasm from Mierce Miniatures. I had a couple of broken minis which were very quickly replaced as well as offers to replace a figure I had broken through my own carelessness. I say again, Superb! Empire of the Dead - They had a huge number of additional minis to sculpt and produce but they're only a little behind and shipping starts this week. Really like the look of the new minis. Comms were good throughout the project and supporters were well looked after. Comms after the project were fairly sparse but given the number of miis to sculpt I'm not surprised. All good. Drake - There have been a few issues but this professional looking outfit have done pretty well. The minis look good and some of the videos released by the company to show backers how things work behind the scenes have won AGM some brownie points. Really looking forward to receiving these. All Quiet on the Martina Front - A good, fun campaign with some intriguing products on the conveyor belt. It would be nice to have a few more production updates but overall I'm happy Tome of Horrors - felt more structured than the Demons kickstarter but I'm concerned about the financial viability of this following the unfulfilled Demons project. Watching with some trepidation. Warriors of Darkmyre - Same concerns as for the Damsels project. not a big fan of most of the concept work and I have no idea why I backed really. Psionic Miniatures - I like the concept art and the project owner seems content to just get on and deliver. Feels right at the moment Cthulhu Wars - Whisperers in the Darkness speak of big delays for this project. not overly concerned though as it's Sandy Peterson at the helm for Yig's sake And there you have it, my thoughts. Is anyone still awake?