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  1. I used to be a GW addict until:

    1) They priced me out, and

    2) I was on the receiving end of the 'You can't use those figures any more. We wrote 'em out of the rules' shenanigans 1 time too many.

     

    I don't want to see GW die off, necessarily. But receive a good swift kick in the marbles, and get knocked off the pedestal that they've installed themselves on; on yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing that at all. Especially if it actually restored a little sanity to their corporate policies.

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  2. This is what I finally settled on:
     
    2013 Core Set
    Troll Slayer Sophie X2
    Barbarians x2
    Lords of Darkness
    Heroes and Villains
    Hill Giants
    Demon Lords
    Dungeon Decor 2
    Cinder Dragon
    Khanjira, the World Breaker
    Dragons Don't Share
    Thank You Set
    Expansion Set 1
    Expansion Set 2
    Expansion Set 3
     
    There's more that I wanted, but common sense had to win out somewhere. There's also some stuff that came in various sets that I'll be looking to trade off in a year or so, when I actually get them.

     

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    That is so awesome, OneBoot! I do almost the same thing with voice activated menus; my wife laughs at me every time I do it.

     

    RE: Skyrim---I haven't played it, for 2 reasons:

    1. I don't own it

    2. I haven't figured out exactly how much of my life I wish to sacrifice to it. I say this because I played its predecessor, Oblivion, for around four solid months while I was on deployment back in '08. I finished every single side quest in the game and still only got partway through the main story line. Awesome game!

    Oblivion was weaksauce, o my brother of the waves. Some system improvement over Morrowind, but a step back in story. Also, all those auto-leveling monsters so every fight was just as rough as the fight before and at level 50 you're still fighting goblins who can one-hit kill you? Totally lame.

     

    Skyrim? Skyrim is chocolate dipped in heaven powdered with cocaine. That game will eat your soul. Lovingly.

     

    Don't get it for the PS3, by the by. I made that mistake, and the bugs kept building and building as I went along until eventually the game was unplayable. It's much better on the 360, and I hear it's best of all on the PC (but I went to a netbook a long time ago, and it struggles to run Morrowind.)

     

    Interesting. I never played any of the ones before Oblivion and was introduced to that by a shipmate who had it on his PC, mostly to get me to stop heckling him while he was playing Guitar Hero.

     

    As far as being killed by lvl 50 goblins, all I can think is that maybe we have different playing styles? I developed my sneaking and archery skills to somewhere around the level of god. Goblins (and anything else for that matter) can't hit you when you're sniping them from 100 yards away. My sneaking ability got to be so good that I could literally sneak up to >the victim< and shoot them in the face before they even knew I was around.

     

    Never fight fair.

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  4. That is so awesome, OneBoot! I do almost the same thing with voice activated menus; my wife laughs at me every time I do it.

     

    RE: Skyrim---I haven't played it, for 2 reasons:

    1. I don't own it

    2. I haven't figured out exactly how much of my life I wish to sacrifice to it. I say this because I played its predecessor, Oblivion, for around four solid months while I was on deployment back in '08. I finished every single side quest in the game and still only got partway through the main story line. Awesome game!

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    But guard duty doesn't technically count as wasting time...

    All the guarding I do is on the ship, actually. Active duty Navy get stuck with pier guard responsibilities.

     

    Not entirely sure if it's Federal code, part of the union contract, or what. I've heard plenty of stories from old-timers about how we used to have to do pier sentry (armed or unarmed), but it hasn't been a thing in the over a decade I've been sailing.

     

    Generally, if I'm sitting on the pier, I am wasting time. ::D:

     

    Based on personal experience, most pier sentry responsibilities reverted to Active Duty military after 9/11.

  6. Well, GW sells various sizes of bases, but they tend to want an arm, leg, and soul for them.

     

    Gale force nine might have some that might work for you.

    others I know of, but not sure of what sizes they sell:

    Litko

    Impact miniatures

    Secret Weapon miniatures

    EM-4 miniatures

    Dark art miniatures

  7. RE: painting 1:1 scale ships, I actually used to enjoy painting when I was in the Navy, I used to look at it as a break from my usual job(fixing electronics). Not a whole lot of brainpower required to slap some Deck grey on the deck, some Machinery grey on the machinery and some Haze Grey on everything else, or whoever didn't get out of my way fast enough.

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    Yeah really, that actually kinda turns me off of them for doing that right in the middle of the sale they were having on it. They saw the last couple of them flying off the virtual shelf (probably because of SJ's post here) and then get down to the last one and jack the price back up on the unlucky person who buys it. Kind of a bait and switch technique if you ask me.

    Between this and the horror stories from their 'end of the world' sale a year ago, I think FRP Games have lost any chance of me buying from them. =/

     

    That's odd, I never heard anything bad about them, and the one time I ordered anything from them (during that 'end of the world' sale, actually), I had no issues at all.

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