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  1. ...And what about casualties (dead guys)? Probably not a "must buy" for folks, but would you all consider doing an add on with a bunch of dead dudes that you could sell later in smaller packs of dead humans, dead elves, dead dwarves, dead orcs, dead flumphs, etc. I think there are few dead knights (in metal). I'd love to see more options in Bones (do folks from Reaper read these suggestions? anyone here who's been paying attention see some of these suggestions make the last few kickstarters?) Cheers!
  2. No, the deck is perfectly flat (you can see a very faint irregularity in the deck where the magnet sits, but only if you know where to look - otherwise it just looks like the wooden planking of the deck) so when you remove the masts, you have a flat, level playing surface for all the toy-soldierin' you're gonna be doing with this puppy! There are small thingamajiggers that you glue in to the rear of each mast that provide a visual cue as to where the masts go if you take off the masts for some reason, but no socket per se For you Reaper experts out there - this seems to be a mix
  3. Also.... Are there any instructions on assembly? It does look pretty clear, but I'm not 100% on where to glue, and where not to glue...
  4. OK, now that I've seen it, I need more ships like Sophie's Revenge! I need a high fantasy orc battle barge with which to do battle! A massive undead cruiser! A demonic ship of the line, crewed with the devil himself! But I realize that this baby is probably gonna be unique. It's HUGE. I have the undead barge and it's neat, but wouldn't last 30 seconds in a battle with Sophie's Revenge. Sure would love to see Reaper make more large models like this - terrain, village houses, ships, what about Chariots for wargames? Have they ever thought about doing Chariots???
  5. I am stunned at my recently arrived Sophie's Revenge, and so excited to get it to the painting table (I will have to significantly reconfigure my painting space to ensure I have enough room... As well as buy LOTS of new brown paint, ha!) It is a thing of beauty, even without a lick of paint on it. One of the first things I noticed was how the magnetized masts SNAP to the deck, hard. That's what you want, so they'll stay firmly in place. But when you remove 'em, they'll likely scratch the heck out of the painted deck. So I plan to cut disks of black felt to glue to the unders
  6. I just tried the new GW / Citadel spray primers for their Contrast range, Grey Seer. It worked well; it's a bit chilly here, but nothing too bad (San Francisco in the winter is more like late spring in most places...). I also used Contrast paints on the models. I absolutely love how great it looks with a single coat (with touch ups) but still found even with the primer that paint is pretty hydrophobic and would bead up a lot on the models. You really have to be patient while you apply - carefully and methodically working it over the "hydrophobic" bits; it eventually settles down and stays
  7. So I just got a metric ton o' plastic. Tanks, CAVs, tons of scenery! So DAMN excited. But... There's a lot. Any of y'all with game experience want to enlighten me on what would be a fun few models to start with, so I could get a game going soon-ish? Like, would you build all four of a CAV (just in case you didn't back this one: you get four of each model in your order) or four different CAVs? When would you ever field four at a time? I'll probably build all four vehicles of each type because they'll build fast and look really cool. The CAVs will take m
  8. Apologies, as I know this gets talked about a lot... But could someone direct me to the "what do you prime your Bones Black models with?" thread? I just got a handful of CAV models that I think were in the new "Black" material (actually light gray), the Warden, the Armadillo, and a Lynx. I primed them with a can of gray Ace Hardware brand Premium Primer and they came out tacky. I waited several days, and they never fully cured. Thankfully, with a coat of Games Workshop Contrast paint (Militarum Green) the tackiness was reduced, but not eliminated. Once that cured, I coated it with Liquit
  9. I would love to see casualties, perhaps as an 'add on' (as I'd like to see them in the next Kickstarter), since I suspect not everyone needs corpses. It's pretty easy to find fantasy-ish humans, I'd love to see dead Bones elves, dwarves, halflings, orcs, goblins ... Others?
  10. Yea, I use facebook, but ugh. Not for my toy soldiers! Mantic's forums were epically bad. I also couldn't log in because "I wasn't registered" but also "couldn't register" because I was already registered. Bringing this up to Mantic folks would get the proverbial blank stare (as much as you can give over email). If they didn't acknowledge a problem, I guess there wasn't one!
  11. So glad to find some chatter about this great game. I've only got one game under my belt so far, but it was really fun. Mantic's really done a great job this time! I was sad to hear Mantic is shutting down their forums (which had a really bad run of not working there, for a good long while...), aside from their promise to use Facebook (facebook?!?), does anyone know where there's a good spot to discuss Vanguard?
  12. Hey fellow nerds! So I've got a few of the new Nightstalker minis from Mantic games, and I love 'em, for the most part, but would also love to add some diversity and fun to the mix. They're all pretty weird, distinctive minis, so I'm not sure what Reaper Minis might have to mix in (and how I'd even begin to search for something...), so I thought I'd turn to the collective knowledge base for help! Here's what the Mantic Nightstalker starter warband looks like: I love the shadow-hounds (along the bottom of the pic), but they're the same pose. Does Reap
  13. Thrilled that the third KS had such a good ending (even if we didn't get the dropship) and looking forward to playing, even if it might be another year. Any word on when the cards will become available for the new units? In particular, I'd love to see the aircraft cards. The price is a bit steep for the fancy resin, but there's nothing like drooling over stats to get me thinking about taking the plunge...
  14. Beautiful job on those! I sure hope this makes retail. I'd love to pick up a copy someday... But yes, it's had a long and checkered past up to now. Not terribly confident it will ever make it over to the US
  15. Groovy responses, man! I will probably base my CAVs using thin clear acrylic bases - Litko has thin bases that look really nice, 1.5mm, but I've asked them if they can do thinner - they think they might be able to dig up 0.8mm thick acrylic bases, and that would be the bomb. Perhaps similar to CAVBoss' philosophy, I want the bases to be as unobtrusive as possible, and suited for any sort of battlefield. Thin, clear disks should fit the bill Thanks all
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