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Eric Swiftblade

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  1. Thanks everyone. I contacted Adrienne Hawkins via the email who said they should be able to arrange something. I'm arriving on a Sunday afternoon and spending Monday in Dallas so I intend to be able to come by then. Sadly I can't make the paint club, that sounds cool. ;)
  2. I will be visiting the USA this year in early August and flying into Dallas on my way to Gencon 2013. (Found there is a Sydney-Dallas flight...woot) I've been a big fan of Reaper Miniatures for years and would love to be able to see the building and the game store. Does anyone have any recommendations about what day might be the best to drop by or what can be done there?
  3. In Australia I help run an event in Sydney, but they aren't the same as how you define them in the US. In Australia most I attend are based around a gaming tournament as the focus. Local stores and traders will attend, but we don't get the bigger companies or any special events. So I'm copletely new to the US Conventions but I'd like to try and attend something this year. The problem is trying to decide what :)
  4. Thanks for the advice guys. I live in Australia, so its a fairly big trip for me :D I wasn't quite sure how large the ReaperCon turns out to be. So maybe Gencon would be a better bet for my first US Convention.
  5. I'm looking at taking a holiday in the USA this year and visiting some family. Since I've always been a fan of Reaper Miniatures and thought that maybe I could combine my holiday with a visit to ReaperCon. (I've never visited a big gaming convention in the US before) So I was wondering what sort events are usually held at ReaperCon? Not necessarily specifics, but just in general.
  6. 8 minutes from question to answer, that is so brilliant! Thanks very much for the answer, sounds like its exactly what I needed. I might add I love the Boneyard idea, it is so cool to be able to order just the pieces I need.
  7. Hi All I am looking for a flaming sword for a conversion and saw the Murkillor, Wraith King (3446) miniature. According to the Boneyard there is the Body and "Sprue". Does anyone know if the flaming sword is a seperate piece? Or alternatively, does anyone have another miniature that has a seperate flaming sword?
  8. My Dad had a massive toothache and it was New Years Eve, so no dentists or doctors, so we took him to Emergency. Now I guess it could have been tough to tell, but he's sitting there, arms wrapped around himself, shivering its so painful. The doctor comes out and asks: "Are you in pain" Toothache -> Emergency room...you think he would have guessed.
  9. A pair of GW High Elf Archers. They weren't very good. Bright colours, no shading, no highlighting, nothing. In fact, I painted 2 and my sister painted 2. Hers were better.
  10. That will be very cool if so. Infantry have a very limited use in the game, I've only used them once and the only reason they did anything was a mech knocked down another right in front of them (and no one wasted fire on them). Though Battle Armour doesn't come into the infantry category, they can be very effective. And I love using vehicles, despite all my opponents harrassing me about it. But it depends on what the rules are, some vehicles are quite effective. Have you ever seen a mech player break down when you deploy a squadron of Shreck PPC carriers.
  11. I'm glad to see BT getting some more attention. It really is a good game. The level of detail is both its selling point and probably its biggest curse. It is great when you are playing and blwoing each other away, but it can really bog the game down as well. We actually use some house rules to speed it up somewhat (it was getting too ugly with six SRM 6's, or two LBXAC20/s, and having to roll about 40 locations for each shot). And the background is awesome as well, each of the guys I play with has picked their own faction and unit. And there is such a range to pick from no one has overlapped. My favourite moment in a game was a 4-way brawl that had seperated into two 1v1's. On one turn, three out of the four mechs went down. One attempted a last-ditch DFA and was blown from the sky, while in the other 1v1 one mech took a hit to its ammo and exploded, while simultaneously nailing his killer with an AC/10 to the head. (I love simultaneous firing. I was the guy that took the ammon explosion)
  12. Caiger seemed a bit boring to me. So slow to load pages. So I've gone back and retaken Ackland Mall.
  13. Thanks for the help guys. I've recommended the Narn and Centauri Fleets to my club president and I'll see how he runs with it.
  14. I'm not sure if I'll be painting them or not. May get someone better. I'm dithering between the Earth and Centauri, trying to get the most impresive looking ships in one Fleet box. In the game system, all ships are basically equal, so I'm trying to get as many ships of the same approxmiate size. The Earth Box has more ships, but it seems more are smaller.
  15. Thats okay. The club president wants the larger ships anyway. Which two fleet boxes would you recommend getting? But with respect to how impressive they would look on the tabletop (not how good the ship rules are). I was thinking maybe the Centauri and Narn boxes.
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