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  1. I stumbled across a copy of mine yesterday, it's so good I'm gonna share. Night held me as I crawled and scrambled near The Turkish lines. Above, the mocking stars Silvered the curving parapet, and clear Cloud-latticed beams o'erflecked the land with bars; I, crouching, lay between Tense-listening armies peering through the night, Twin giants bound by tentacles unseen Here in dim-shadowed light I saw him, as a sudden movement turned His eyes towards me, glowing eyes that burned A moment ere his snuffling muzzle found My trail; and then as serpents mesmerise He chained me with those unrelenting eyes, That muscle-sliding rhythm, knit and bound In spare-limbed symmetry, those perfect jaws And soft-approaching pitter-patter paws. Nearer and nearer like a wolf he crept — That moment had my swift revolver leapt — But terror seized me, terror born of shame Brought flooding revelation. For he came As one who offers comradeship deserved, An open ally of the human race, And sniffling at my prostrate form unnerved He licked my face! Or a reading if you'd prefer:
  2. Oh No. More than an actor he was a really nice guy apparently. Oh No
  3. One from me, not a classic, but following the death of my dog in April I want to share this
  4. Fulfilling

    For the record I'd just like to point out that my temper remains firmly under control at all times, it's never acceptable to let one's stiff upper lip be compromised in the presence of colonial types. Tends to give them the impression that we're all on the same level. Nice post from Ladystorm, I felt quite.. *redacted - see previous paragraph* Fingers crossed
  5. Fulfilling

    LOL infamy, infamy they've all got it infamy
  6. Fulfilling

    I thought you liked Hollyhocks! Anyway....grrrr Reaper, not communicating, plastic, grrrr etc
  7. Fulfilling

    As someone who has backed both of EFS Studio's kickstarters, Shadows of Brimstone and a host of projects that failed to deliver at all, I'm really not seeing anything here to complain about. although...... I do disapprove of the fact that a bunch of ragamuffin colonials may be receiving their bits of plastic before I do. There is a generally accepted order to the universe, an acceptance of how things work and America First is ultimately just not cricket. Rule Britannia
  8. Fulfilling

    He types..........while chewing his toe nails to the quick in frustration :-)
  9. Fulfilling

    Shipping has started on this
  10. The project owner has shipped all of the rewards, they're slithering in from Spain so should arrive in the UK in the next day or two, the U.S. in a week or two
  11. 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?
  12. I watched it today. Unusual but gripping. It felt like a b-movie but with a big name cast
  13. The project owner yesterday informed backers that this is dead and buried. I'm nearly in double figures with my KS fails. Just one more push...
  14. Live

    More of a 'not yet' than a 'did not'
  15. Live

  16. Live

    I won't be backing so you're safe, pledge away Now let's blow this thing and go home
  17. Live

    C'mon! Really? Is this some kind of sick joke?
  18. Fulfilling

    Found my way to this from the Minx Miniatures project. I'm a nut for Arthurian stuff so had to back it. If they hit their stretch goals you'll receive 20 metal miniatures as part of the 90 CAD pledge level. And that includes shipping and customs fees. Most importantly the game looks really good.
  19. Still replying to PMs. But otherwise I'm a gone Beagle

    1. Pezler the Polychromatic

      Pezler the Polychromatic

      It's a shame that we won't be seeing you on here, I miss my fellow loyalist. I hope you do come back, but take care of yourself in the meantime.

    2. Darkmeer


      Colonialist here, but I am sad to see you go as well.  I also hope you return. 

    3. Xherman1964


      BAD DOG!


  20. The red miniature is a Gnoph-Keh from Cthulhu Wars.... You ain't seen me, I'm not really here. Bye again
  21. I'm out of the exchange I'm afraid folks. I sold off all of my minis a couple of weeks ago so I wouldn't have anything to add I'm also 'out' in a broader sense. No not in that way. I'm off to stick my nose into people's business elsewhere. No not like that...............honestly is that all you think about? So goodbye, good luck and may your varnish never create that horrible frosty condition. Beagle - only using this because I've always wanted to and never really found a viable excuse. Yes Ok, I'm going. ....
  22. Delayed

    I'm not sure if you have private correspondence with Andy. Do you know the money's gone? Do you know he's still trying to get things done? One thing is certain, he is not communicating with the backers. It's just common courtesy to let backers know what's going on. I paid $500 for the 'All the Minis Ever' pledge. For that $500 I've received 17 miniatures (add shipping and customs fees and that comes to about $32 each), and there's a real chance I won't be getting the remaining miniatures from the kickstarter, any 'future' miniatures, or the 4 limited edition models. I can live with this, I've backed several KS duds and received nothing. Andy treating his backers with contempt is annoying.
  23. Intriguing.