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  1. I assembled my Sophie’s revenge… though  am thinking of calling her “Witchcraft”…

     

    some thoughts. 
     

    fairly easy assembly… but…

     

    hatches… any hatch cover that has something above it, is hard to fit, and has to be in a “half open” state as it can’t full open… so I did not add all the hatches…

     

    cannons… the cannons themselves are pretty cool… but… you can’t put them on both sides of the gun deck… you have to remove the upper deck to put the cannons, as they won’t fit just though the hatches. So to get them In to the gun hatches you have to tilt the ship and squeeze them in… you can’t do this to both sides as one side would always have to be elevated. 
     

    this is why all 20 cannons are on my upper decks. 
     

    here are some photos. One with Sir pug-scale… (Zoey) who is 15… 

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  2. There is a series of really bad movies, the first one Called the Gingerdead man.. and the sequels are more or less titled the same with some extra words added... There is even a crossover film where he fights the Evil Bong... I think they are on Amazon prime. You should watch them so you get the nuances of portraying such an intricate character in games.. Just a warning though, they are filled with gratuitous nudity, violence and drug use,..

     

     

    And also, the mini is pretty cool, good job. 

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  3. This is delivering soon for the US (I think Canada too). But...

     

    the company has advised that the shipping costs have gone up significantly due to shipping container shortages and delay due to covid. They are charging backers an additional shipping fee based on a percentage (i think 13%) of your total kickstarter order. 

     

    My extra shipping came out to $28 canadian... which is about $21 US. Not Ideal, but not horrible. I have heard people on the comments with big orders say they had an extra $100 shipping fee. 

     

    Triton Noir is also offering those who want it, a 100% refund. 

     

    So... the comments senction is currently filled with drama from both sides... including someone from teh creator matching the Vitriol of some of the more outraged backers. 

     

    But... North America should have their games in hand soon. 

  4. The pledge manager just opened for this. 

     

    I upgraded to the double revised tier which is 8 boxes for $120 + $8 flat shipping. 

     

    The Steppe Warhost box comes with 32 Amazons, 32 Scythians and 8 cavalry for 72 minis per box. The Satyr box is 40 Satyrs per box. Which I think is roughly 50% what these will go for at retail. Each box was $20 but you basically got some free stuff doing the deal pledge. 

     

    So, this comes out to 

    224 Scythians

    224 Amazons

    56 cavalry that can be Amazon or Scythian

    40 satyrs 

    544 minis total for $128 shipped. Which works out to $.23/mini... I hope this is not one of those (if it sounds too good to be true, it is... things). The Creator has a succesful project alreay delivered and Seems like a stand up guy. If it does deliver,. that is a hell of a deal. 

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  5. 10 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    @strawhatThat response made me chuckle:) Thanks.

    @SmokestackI love your knowledge of ships. 


    yeah, no… :) I have no knowledge on the subject. The guy on Dakka started a good thread, so all credit goes to him and the other posters… :) 

    https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/799743.page
     

    this is Orlanth’s thread on Dakka. Lots of good info on ships and nautical gaming. As well as where to buy cannons, ships, crew, etc. the thread was just started yesterday in response to interest in the Reaper ship. 
     

     

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  6. There is a good post on Dakka. The guy states Sophie’s revenge would be an older 6th rate ship of the line. And while capable of carrying more, would probably carry 20 (18lb) guns on its its gun deck. 
     

    maybe some smaller cannons on the main deck. 
     

    the actual model has 30 gun ports. 
     

    9 on each side on the gun deck, 5 on each side of the main deck and 1 on each side of the cabin. 
     

    you can put more st the from and back, so probably 38 total with out it looking too crowded. 

    From Orlanth on Dakka

     

     


    This makes the vessel a fairly reasonable late 18th century 6th rate. Though the stern architecture is from a century earlier. 
    Frigates prior to the Nelsonic era tended to have two decks of small guns, but moved to a single deck of heavier guns. Fewer guns total but more firepower and range. 6th rates had 20-24 heavy cannon, putting Sophies Revenge squarely into the 6th rate frigate category 
     

     Grumpy Gnome wrote:

    Is it 20 cannon included? How many gun ports? 



    More than it needs. For heavy cannon you will want all the cannon on a single deck near the waterline. 20 12/18pdr is a decent armament for a frigate, and the ship is at fair scale for the class. Rule of cool allows for deck guns. If you want to have two gun decks buy lighter cannon for the deck guns, or some swivel guns and maybe a pair of carronade. 

    While it is a fantasy ship and does mix genres if you replace the masts with something more reasonable I think it makes for a very plausible vessel. Doing a rated warship in 28mm is quite an achievement, most kits and sits at this scale are for smaller unrated vessels. 

    Here is how I would rationalise this model. 

    Sophie's Revenge was built in the new world by Portuguese or Spanish shipwrights using outdated but servicable blueprints and balcony architecture from the days of the Spanish Empire. She is most likely a Spanish ship. She was then captured by/traded to the English, French or US who refitted her as a modern frigate. To be worthwhile doing she must have been laid down in the 1770's or later and in service to northern powers by the 1790's who refitted her for single deck heavy guns. Hence why there are main deck emplacements, which probably housed 9pdrs from an earlier two deck gun arrangement of about 30-40 canon total. 
    From the number of guns she is most likely to be in service to the Royal Navy as it is spot on for a RN 20 gun 6th rate frigate. 
    The masts are a mess, the top masts have been damaged to the point they need replacing. It is not yet sure if the admiralty will allocate additional timbers for an antiquated 6th rate or decommission the vessel. 
    Piracy was still a thing in the Napoleonic Era so we might assume the ship was considered in a not seaworthy condition and was inadequately guarded. 

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  7. 1 hour ago, KruleBear said:

    I wasn’t going to get into the reopened pledge manager, but the canons have me tempted as they are pretty nice.


    yeah, I looked at the pledge manager but had decided I didn’t really need anything else. But then the cannons came… I really wanted more cannons, and a $1 a cannon is really too good to pass up. The wizkids cannons are the only thing close, and the cheapest I have found them is like $6-8 without counting shipping… 

     

    I didn’t actually mean to buy 50, I ordered 20 and then thought to order 10 more but I didn’t think the order had gone through … and … well when the dust cleared it was 50…  shipping was $7.85, $3.48, and $.60. So about $62 total for 50 cannons… 

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  8. 1 hour ago, KruleBear said:

     

    What are your thoughts on the questionable fit to the lower deck?


    Its slightly annoying but overall I’m not super bothered by it. There is a noticeable gap… but the ship itself is impressive enough that it draws attention away from the gap. For its sheer size I am impressed that it doesn’t have more warpage. And for the price I am happy with it. 
     

    the Renaissance games ships, I still have another le decision and … the big red one who’s name I am blanking on… in plastic as well. I may have bought too much in that KS. I have kind of done one a year… 

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  9. 7 hours ago, R2ED said:

    @SirithilielYou worked hard to get into an early wave?  

    So, obviously “work” in this case doesn’t mean hard labor or hours of paperwork, but yes, I would consider the effort involved in getting wave 1 was work. 
     

    From my experience… the day the Kickstarter started, I took off from work. I forget the time the ks was supposed to start, but let’s call it 11:00 for this. So at 10, I had Kickstarter opened to reapers created page and was refreshing the page every so many minutes waiting for the start. At the same time, I had my labtop opened to the reaper forums and my. Well phone open to Facebook. Looking for any info and participating with the others in pre ks chat. 
     

    when the ks page opened I grabbed a wave 1 right away then waited 45 minutes for my pledge to finally confirm that I had successfully pledged. I got lucky and despite having been there the first second managed a wave 1 at like backer # 668. I didn’t read the ks until after my pledge went through, I had backed on faith. That alone was 2 hours of time, but I spent the rest of the day here on the message boards, in the ks comments and texting my friends screens shots to pull them in as well. 
     

    was this work? Maybe not in the traditional sense, but it did involve effort, took my time and a days worth of vacation time. 
     

    I was only delayed 2 days this time, the thing that got me “a bit annoyed” was that I didn’t have any delaying items and they had in hand everything to fulfill my order, but skipped me. We were not told about the ups ship thing until the next day. So all I could see is they have my stuff but are serving others first. 
     

    @Sirithiliel I think a lot of us understand your frustration. This is a friendly forum (for the most part) 🙂 I think expressing disappointment is fine, and no one has crossed any lines between being disappointed and being hateful or disrespectful. This is an “enthusiasm and commentary “ thread. It’s not a “positivity” thread. If there are valid concerns, this is the place for them. I am a reaper fan, and I know @Sirithiliel is as well (probably more so than most), but that does not mean we can’t express disappointment when we are disappointed. And “offering alternative suggestions” isn’t really realistic If the company isn’t really here to take those suggestions.  

     

     

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  10. 3 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    I know somewhere it spelled out specifically that you HAD TO set up a pledge manager account and had to lock in order. I cannot find it now BUT on every pledge level, it says this:

     

    YOU ARE REQUIRED to set up an account using the Reaper Pledge Manager and must complete your pledge for us to have all the information required to ship you your pledge.

     

    Pretty much this. I mean, if you didn't understand, you should ask. You would be surprised how many times I bug creators before, during and AFTER there Kickstarters about things I want answered (especially before, because I want to make sure before I pledge).

     

    Its at the bottom of the Kickstarter page. It says:

     

    YOUR BACKER RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS KICKSTARTER If you do not log in and confirm your pledge in the Reaper Pledge Manager by August 31, 2020 you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after August 31, 2020. Unconfirmed pledges make it difficult for us to plan production and logistics. If you confirm your pledge late (after April 30, 2021) some items may not still be available. This means that part, if not all, of your rewards may not be available and/or your pledge may be forfeit. You are responsible for all fees associated with the transit and acceptance by you to complete delivery. These include, but are not limited to: import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant and taxing authorities, VAT and GST due and delivery acceptance, brokerage and collection charges. You are required to provide correct address information and ensure this address is deliverable by normal methods before your rewards are shipped. You must have your address correct and up to date in the Reaper Pledge Manager when we announce shipping is beginning. You may change it at any time until then. There may be a shipping surcharge associated with changing countries. Rewards returned to us as undeliverable will be shipped again postage prepaid by the Backer. ALL OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR THIS KICKSTARTER WILL BE VIA KICKSTARTER UPDATES ONLY.

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  11. My order arrived at lunch. It was pretty small. I got the pirate ship, the ghoul pit, 4x ravenhome, the kid heroes, the slutty guy and girl demons, the hench women and the extra Halloween.
     

    All of the minis except the pirate ship were in a small box. The pirate ship (which I haven’t opened yet) in a big box by itself.

     

    I really love the ravenhome and charnel pit terrain. The demons are fun and I like the kid heroes. 
     

    Most of the kid heroes, demons and most of the hench women are one piece or otherwise preassembled, same with the ghouls and vampires… just a couple that require assembly. 
     

    wish I had gotten more. Come on open pledge manager…!

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  12. 42 minutes ago, haldir said:

    I think by now, people shouldn't even worry about Waves.. 


    I wonder if they should do away with waves for Bones 6. 
     

    they do create a false sense, especially if you are a new bones backer. Being wave 1 implies that you are first served and prompts people to back immediately instead of fence sitting.., “there are only 4 slots left on wave 4… if I don’t back now I will have to wait til wave 5!”


    but.., then this turns out not to be true. You are wave 1, all the items in your order are in house. But then you see people in lower waves getting there things and enjoying their items, despite them literally waiting until the last day and being wave 13. It does have the possibility To make people feel like their efforts were pointless and the wave thing they were told about was not true, 

     

    -shrug- I have been wave 1 each time waves were offered. And each time I am some how delayed. It is annoying. And I am aware going in that wave 1 doesn’t reslly mean anything. But I imagine those who don’t know that going in, probably feel stronger. 
     

    if this isn’t actually the case, don’t do waves. State that Shipping is whatever is easiest when stuff comes, and you will get your stuff dependent on luck and what comes in. Then no one will have any expectations and no one can say they were lied to… 

     

    I mean it’s great that some people have plenty of stuff to do and don’t care when their orders come in. Really those people should not be wave 1 anyway. But not everyone is like that, and being told you are #1 when shipping comes but being delayed until after the last of the last #wave 13 can be frustrating.

     

    on a side note. My tracking has mine out for delivery! 

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  13. 1 hour ago, DragonWyrm said:

     

    I wonder if the cannons for the ship will be available separately. If the price was something like 5 for about 10 AUD then they would be fun for some coastal fortifications. 


    it would be great if they did. I had been clamoring for them to do it in the original pm. Both to fill out the pirate ship, but also to arm all my play mobile ships. I’m not sure what the reason for not including them as a power up item was. But I would add them if they were made available. 

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  14. Ha! From the bones 3 thread

     

       On 5/18/2017 at 7:42 PM,  Pezler the Polychromatic said: 

    Me, I'm going to make victory bacon in anticipation of my notice.

     

    are you going to make victory bacon this time too?

     

     

    “I will share with you the recipe for Maple & Coffee Glazed Bacon. The two powers that fuel this universe.”

     

    you never did share this!

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  15. 37 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

    Keep in mind that despite Canada having their items shipped first, we received our packages nearly a week later than people in the States. It's sent earlier because it takes time to cross the border and then be processed by the distributor, and then it makes its way through couriers before it arrives.

    Not during that one. 🙂 which I think was one of the controversies at that time. Reaper (being good) sent all of Canada first with the thoughts that by the time they shipped the US, they should arrive around the same time… but… shipping went much quicker than anticipated and Canada in general got there deliveries before the US had started. There was a big controversy at the time and lots of angry people posting. I… 🙂 posted that I was a bit annoyed (see a trend) that Canada wave 12 or 13 people were getting stuff and posting pictures before wave 1 US went out… which really made wave 1 US wave 14 North America… but meh for the most part it wasn’t a huge deal. 

    Also, I hope you guys don’t think I am upset or speaking negatively of reaper. I’m just posting mainly because shipping has got me excited about stuff…

     

     

    edit. It was bones 3. 
     

    https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63270-reaper-bones-3-post-kickstarter-discussion/page/239/

     

    it looks like shipping was supposed to be from Denton, but actually shipped from inside Canada… so arrived in record time. 

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  16. 3 hours ago, Mckenna35 said:

    Went to the Kickstarter page and looked at the comments.  Word of advice: DON'T DO THAT! 

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    Good grief!  The amount of entitled whining and sniveling is off the charts.  One person wants Reaper to compensate them because they're in Wave 1 but other people got their toys first!!  Another claims they took time off from work to camp in front of their computer to be sure they got Wave 1, but other people are getting their toys before them and it's not fair!!  Sheesh...  I also love the people that somehow expect a small US company to be able to predict how International politics and global events are going to play out TWO YEARS IN THE FUTURE, and have everything planned out so that they, the customer, are not inconvenienced,  Grrr...   

     

     

    Was it me? I posted this:

     

    “Yeah... a bit annoyed. I mean I didnt pay anything extra to be wave 1, but I did take off work that day and camp kickstarter to be able to get wave 1. I mean if it ships tomorrow, i only had 2 extra days wait... but still kind of rankles. Not as much as I am sure EU and Canadian stuff having to pay extra does though...”

     

    I don’t think it was that over the top. I mean I’m a fan of reaper, but think if you are disappointed it’s ok to say you are disappointed. I’m not mad at you for calling me out. 🙂 and I’m not that annoyed… just a bit. And yes I did take the day off from work to be part of the experience, support reaper and yes get wave 1. Though I have been wave 1 every tine reaper has had waves and don’t think I have ever actually shipped first. The most egregious was when all of Canada got shipped before any of the US did. But even that was not so bad… though I did post on the last page that I was a bit annoyed at that too. 🙂

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