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Their Kickstarter is up. Too rich for my blood. I may have been interested if it wasn't being sold as sets, but the previous comments would have made me think twice anyway

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-a-world-of-war

 

 

it's even in the Risks and Challenges section!

 

One thing that may concern some people is that Mierce Miniatures is somehow tainted by association with the former owners of our miniatures range, Maelstrom Games. We can assure you that this should not be so. Mierce Miniatures is a completely separate legal entity, existing from March 2012, and purchased the BaneLegions range entirely legally from Maelstrom Games in May of 2012 (rebranding 90% of it as Darklands) - long before Maelstrom Games' troubles began. We are unaffected by any issues regarding Maelstrom Games whatsoever and this Kickstarter project will be fulfilled - as long as we reach our target, of course!

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What that doesn't say is that it was one of the owners of Maelstroms who split off the Banelegions brand and started Mierce. A legal move to try and protect those assets from the UK equivelant of bankruptcy.

 

Buyer beware is all I'm going to say and leave it at that. I much prefer discussing positives in our hobby.

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What that doesn't say is that it was one of the owners of Maelstroms who split off the Banelegions brand and started Mierce. A legal move to try and protect those assets from the UK equivelant of bankruptcy. Buyer beware is all I'm going to say and leave it at that. I much prefer discussing positives in our hobby.

 

If you read between the lines that's exactly what it says by using the phrase "seperate legal entity" instead of something like "different company" like a normal person would if the two had nothing to do with one another other than buying the molds.

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That's kind of what I meant. That whole Risks and Challenges comment screams "read between the lines."

 

The phrases "separate legal entity" and "entirely legally" sound sort of like the things Dodgy Cousin Sylvester says in his defense at family gatherings, so to speak.

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Run by Mierce, who is owned by Rob Lane, who ran Maelstrom games into the ground and failed to deliver hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars worth of orders. Love the look of the minis, but I don't want to support the company.

 

More info here (the first place I read about the company, there are probably plenty of others) - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/481333.page

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Not to discourage you, I just want you to be aware of their storied past. They will, most likely, deliver on their promises here and have been doing okay for themselves at the moment, but it's just hard to trust that things won't turn sideways when they're owned by someone who's done it once, ya know?

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