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  1. I stumbled across the KS for CAV:SO and it reminded me how much I love 1st ed. But, I have a long term goal for my two forces, which is about half way through completion (in terms of actually buying the stuff) at this point.


    So, I was wondering....

    1. Have any CAV minis (inf, armour, flier, CAV) been removed from the range (since about the release of 2nd ed)?

    2. Will the current metal CAV range remain even with the introduction of the Bones line for CAV?


    Many thanks.

  2. Ooohhhh. Thanks. So...


    Infantry Grenadiers = PA Infantry (24536)

    Assault Grenadiers with Heavy Weapons = PA Infantry Panzerfaust (24535)


    Sorry for being a pain, but I am in the UK and so I need to get this right.

  3. Thanks. One more question.... What are the infantry pack that were listed as Grenadiers now listed as? I bought two packs of these and I would like to grab another couple to expand the formation, but I am not sure what those miniatures are currently listed as.

  4. Ah, thanks. Its the 'regular = light' and 'heavy = PA' that I was missing.

    Can I also check that the Nomads are still sold as a pair for the $8?


    EDIT - Also, a load are noted as 'no longer used in CAV' and/or are being 'rescaled for CAV:SO'. Does this mean that they will be disappearing from the store and no longer be available?


    EDIT2 - Does this then mean that the 'regular infantry with heavy mortars' are now 'light infantry with medium mortars'?


    EDIT3 - So, what the hell are Grenadiers now, then? This is crazy.

  5. I thought that I would try to fill out a few holes in my CAV collection, and start by picking up a couple of packs of infantry. But, it looks like the names have changed yet again and I cant find the packs that I made a note of in the past!


    Caan anyone tell me the new names for....


    - regular infantry with heavy weapons

    - regular infantry with heavy mortars

    - infantry grenadiers

    - assualt grenadiers with heavy weapons

    - heavy infantry with light mortars


    These used to come in packs of three, but now a few are only available as single sprue.... are these 1/3 of the previous packs? Want to pick up some bits so I can finish off my forces before the entire system, scale and packs are all changed again!




  6. Yeah, they were, thanks. I bump into their stall at conventions every now and again, although their CAV stock is pretty limited and mostly older versions of the things like fliers, etc. I dont think that I have ever seen them stock the books, but it is worth dropping them a note to ask. If I was really organised, though, I would just scan my own JoR books (for my own use only!). Thanks.

  7. Ebay! There are a couple of CAV1 rulesets and JORs on at the moment...


    Yeah, thanks. But these are also in the US, and I have asked a couple of sellers are I cant find the two JoR books for less than $40 shipped. I will take another look, though. I just felt that - since it was first editiona and we are coming towards third, and since there was so much great background - the two JoRs would be obvious things to make available online for download.


    And, no problem, TT. I am one of the very few non-US members here, as far as I know.

  8. My copy arrived this afternoon and I just finished watching the feature, not the extras. It's pretty fun. $40 is a little high, but you get the 2nd disc of extras, the graphic novel, and it comes in the cool tin case.


    I live in the UK... the same country as the company making this, and I havent even have confirmation of my copy shipping yet! I paid £8 for postage (a crazy price for domestic shipping) and nothing. Not impressed.

  9. But, you could say the same about trying to justify pretty much any science fantasy background. When you condense it down and reduce it to an absurdism, it wont hold up - whether you are talking about 40K, Warmachine or Vor. I think that the 40 K background is actually really good. Sure, it is inconsistent in many places, and draws on all kinds of inspiration (and yes, I am being kind to GW there) but it has a depth that most companies never achieve.


    40K is a perfectly good game if you take it for what it is - an exercise in rolling buckets of dice while you and a friend have a bit of a laugh over some above average miniatures.


    There are two problems with the game. Firstly, 40K is trying to be everything to everyone, and it doesnt work. It is, at its heart (and has always been) a skirmish game. But, it is now sold as a mass combat game, and that was before Epoxy-Lips (sic). It shouldnt need four tanks and a squadron of aircraft. It cant be a narrative skirmish one day and a army scale game that afternoon, and an air combat game tomorrow.


    Secondly, it suffers because it is owned by GW. I often wonder how it would be received if it had been produced by another company. GW are the big fish, and so they will always be the target. Sure, they deserve a lot of the flak that they get, but there is a lot of stuff that smaller companies get away with just because they are smaller (Constant updates to rules? Tried playing Uncharted Seas? Moving to plastic and keeping prices high? Have a look at WarMachine).


    If you want a fun game, where the emphasis is on 'game' and you like the background and mechanics and the rules seem OK, 40K is a perfectly great way to spend an evening. Thats not me. I dont particularly like the game, but not because it is a bad game but because I am looking for different things in a game.

  10. I just wanted to say thanks about this. Not only did I get sent the key fob in the picture that I ordered, not only did Reaper ship it to me in the UK really fast and were really cool about it, but they threw in another key fob as well.


    I have to also say that the key fobs are actually way cooler than I thought. For anyone that doesnt have these, they are solid metal cast tags and feel very industrial.


    So, thank you guys. I really appreciate it. Just now, I need more keys!

  11. Yeah, dont tempt me! Its just that I am a book fan, and the thought of tearing pages out of the binding is like a horror film to me. But, that may be the cheapest and best way. I will probably take out the pages and put them in a binder or folder... then scan and print at a later date.

  12. Thanks guys. Yes, I have the JoRs in the dead tree version, but they are well used and the pages are starting to fall out. I guess that I need to either pick up a second set on eBay, or get to work scanning my current copies. Thanks anyhow.

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