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On 5/12/2021 at 3:42 PM, WhiteWulfe said:

Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings ... right now it's pay about $12 CAD more and get $80 worth of add-ons... 


Can you provide a few details on what this deal is for all the extra add-ons (where, etc.)?

 

I’ve just ordered some of this stuff. I like the look of the Nord stuff, and plan to paint them up as half-giants for a future return to my homebrew Norse-themed D&D campaign setting. Watching a few YouTube painting and review videos gave me some ideas with the Spired, for a Spelljammer-esq campaign some of my players have begged me to run. In the case of these, the 38mm scale won’t be much of an issue, as I’d use them for monsters. The Spired Brutes look like mutated Marut Inevitables... they sparked a seed for a campaign idea that would be interesting to run. 

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17 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:


Can you provide a few details on what this deal is for all the extra add-ons (where, etc.)?

 

I’ve just ordered some of this stuff. I like the look of the Nord stuff, and plan to paint them up as half-giants for a future return to my homebrew Norse-themed D&D campaign setting. Watching a few YouTube painting and review videos gave me some ideas with the Spired, for a Spelljammer-esq campaign some of my players have begged me to run. In the case of these, the 38mm scale won’t be much of an issue, as I’d use them for monsters. The Spired Brutes look like mutated Marut Inevitables... they sparked a seed for a campaign idea that would be interesting to run. 

Sure!  Deal is available through their website, where you can get a core box for $99 USD / EUR (depending on region), and you can get two of any five (Steel Knights, Marksman Clones, Militia, Household Knights, or Vanguard Clones), and you can pick two of the same if you so wish.

 

Hence why I say it's $12 CAD more, because $99 USD is about $122 CAD give or take.  I could buy the core set through a Canadian retailer, but I wouldn't get the two bonus squads.

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

We're connected to commercial power for electricity [with a large generator for backup in the barn] have a largish propane tank outside the back door and are on well water.  Going to have to lay 200ft+ of cable in order to get internet service into the house.

There's a cell/microwave tower within line of sight because the tower is 75' high, and the local vegetation is knee high sagebrush and pinion pine, plus some cottonwood trees.

apart from the telecommunications we appear to be on par (solar backup rather than generator)

but with this country telecommunications are poor to marginal at best, so it isn't really a comparison point...
 

 

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Gotcha. Thanks for the info. 
 

Doesn’t help me much as I just purchased a core set and a box of vanguard clones for $97 (plus another item to kick me over the free shipping threshold). Darn, if only I’d known, I could have gotten free shipping and an extra expansion for $2 more. 
 

Oh well. If only I’d thought to search here for Conquest a few hours earlier 😜

I was just searching to see if anyone had posted paint jobs or scale/size comparisons. 

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On 5/14/2021 at 3:18 AM, Cygnwulf said:

Given when my birthday is, I almost always have to share my birthday treats with mother's day treats.  Which usually ends up meaning something with berries or lemon and whipped cream instead of something with mascarpone and coconut and walnuts....

Happy birthday. 

 

21 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I have been puked on twice today.

I feel your pain.

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I finally got my latest Kickstarter shipment through FedEx.

 

The box in question.

487379264_KSFedexbox.jpg.168a1e346a6e3949ad2292a538128934.jpg

 

Now eagerly and impatiently waiting for a shipment to arrive is pretty normal. Especially if you have a tracking number. But this time it reached a new level of ridiculousness on account that I moved within days of it being shipped.

 

Since I was moving more than 50 km from my old residence, the shipper had to make the address change. They contacted FedEx, and from there I thought everything would be fine.

 

Boy was I wrong.

 

Here's the itinerary according to the tracker, excluding tons of smaller depots:

Spoiler

Shipment information sent to FedEx

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • 10:30 AM Jonquiere, QC. Delivered Given to customer. Signature Service not requested.
  • 8:06 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. On FedEx vehicle for delivery
  • 7:04 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. At local FedEx facility

Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • 9:51 AM Address corrected
  • 9:46 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. Shipment exception Cannot locate recipient
  • 8:55 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. At local FedEx facility
  • 1:25 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • 11:40 AM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • 11:23 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 11:59 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 2:16 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • 10:01 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 7:57 PM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. Departed FedEx location
  • 6:35 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. At local FedEx facility

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 8:34 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 5:42 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. At local FedEx facility

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • 8:42 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 5:30 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 12:49 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • 4:01 PM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • 2:57 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • 4:29 AM DORVAL, QC. At local FedEx facility

Monday, May 3, 2021

  • 12:35 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • 3:05 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:47 PM MONTRÉAL, QC. In transit

Friday, April 30, 2021

  • 10:46 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 1:14 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 2:25 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • 4:53 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:45 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • 10:25 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:52 PM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit
  • 3:39 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • 1:07 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 10:45 AM MONTRÉAL, QC. In transit

Monday, April 26, 2021

  • 10:43 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 11:38 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 10:30 AM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit

Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 1:04 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 1:47 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:34 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • 4:51 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:27 PM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit
  • 1:21 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • 1:19 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:27 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 12:45 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • 6:52 PM SUDBURY, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 5:18 PM SUDBURY, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 4:23 AM SUDBURY, ON. At local FedEx facility

Monday, April 19, 2021

  • 6:51 PM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 6:36 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. In transit
  • 6:07 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. At local FedEx facility Alternate delivery requested
  • 6:07 AM Address corrected
  • 6:05 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. At local FedEx facility

Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 11:48 PM TIMISKAMING, ON. In transit
  • 11:47 AM TIMISKAMING, ON. In transit

Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 1:23 AM GREATER SUDBURY, ON. In transit

Friday, April 16, 2021

  • 2:00 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • 1:53 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:53 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. International shipment release
  • 11:56 AM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • 10:31 PM PERRYSBURG, OH. Departed FedEx location
  • 7:12 PM PERRYSBURG, OH. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 8:52 AM NASHVILLE, TN. In transit

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • 7:31 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Left FedEx origin facility

Monday, April 12, 2021

  • 5:18 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:42 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Picked up
  • 12:13 PM Shipment information sent to FedEx

Notice how some city names keep repeating again, and again, and again.

 

For clarity: Woodbridge and Vaughan means Toronto, and Dorval means Montreal. ~550 km between them in a straight direct drive.

 

When I realized after a few days that it kept going round and round, I called their service desk, multiple times. Everyone agreed it was not supposed to happen, and they assured me it was on the way.

 

But it kept happening. I kept calling, and each time the service desk was looking at their own data with ALL the stops and going "What. The. Elf. Is happening?!" gradually realizing that something was definitely wrong. Their system *was* showing the correct final destination address, but along the way it got blocked and shipped back.

 

It reached the point where every depot had to get the local manager to physically confirm that my package was going where it was supposed to go.

 

I was upset at first. But I decided to go all the way and enjoy the ridiculousness of it all. How far will my little package go? Quick estimates is that it traveled well over 10,000 km, somewhere between a quarter to a third of the Earth's circumference.

 

As a comparison, here's what a road trip across Canada would look like. Crossing all 10 provinces and two territories; all the capitals and most major cities; including Prince Edward Island.

 

409864365_Roadtrip.thumb.png.2317f61b49a865fb05dc80c490b21184.png

The mileage my package traveled was competitive (ignoring all the smaller depots I couldn't view but FedEx could).

 

It's only yesterday that I finally got confirmation that it reached my local depot, with the added notes that my address could not be located and got corrected. And the confusing part is that their "corrected" address is the same as the "unreachable" address, just a little more rough looking (but still legible).

 

But it's finally here, and everything looks fine.

 

The content of that particular Kickstarter campaign?

DO NOT CLICK UNTIL YOU READ THE PREVIOUS TEXT FOR MAXIMUM COMEDY EFFECT.

Spoiler

1958956321_ParanoiaRPGexpansion.thumb.jpg.369429c8d2ef9c1ca51402620ac875ec.jpg

It's like the Universe wanted this to happen.

 

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4 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

I finally got my latest Kickstarter shipment through FedEx.

 

The box in question.

487379264_KSFedexbox.jpg.168a1e346a6e3949ad2292a538128934.jpg

 

Now eagerly and impatiently waiting for a shipment to arrive is pretty normal. Especially if you have a tracking number. But this time it reached a new level of ridiculousness on account that I moved within days of it being shipped.

 

Since I was moving more than 50 km from my old residence, the shipper had to make the address change. They contacted FedEx, and from there I thought everything would be fine.

 

Boy was I wrong.

 

Here's the itinerary according to the tracker, excluding tons of smaller depots:

  Reveal hidden contents

Shipment information sent to FedEx

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • 10:30 AM Jonquiere, QC. Delivered Given to customer. Signature Service not requested.
  • 8:06 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. On FedEx vehicle for delivery
  • 7:04 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. At local FedEx facility

Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • 9:51 AM Address corrected
  • 9:46 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. Shipment exception Cannot locate recipient
  • 8:55 AM CHICOUTIMI, QC. At local FedEx facility
  • 1:25 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • 11:40 AM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • 11:23 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 11:59 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 2:16 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • 10:01 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 7:57 PM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. Departed FedEx location
  • 6:35 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. At local FedEx facility

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 8:34 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 5:42 AM DRUMMONDVILLE, QC. At local FedEx facility

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • 8:42 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 5:30 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 12:49 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • 4:01 PM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • 2:57 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • 4:29 AM DORVAL, QC. At local FedEx facility

Monday, May 3, 2021

  • 12:35 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • 3:05 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:47 PM MONTRÉAL, QC. In transit

Friday, April 30, 2021

  • 10:46 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 1:14 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 2:25 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • 4:53 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:45 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • 10:25 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:52 PM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit
  • 3:39 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • 1:07 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 10:45 AM MONTRÉAL, QC. In transit

Monday, April 26, 2021

  • 10:43 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 11:38 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 10:30 AM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit

Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 1:04 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 1:47 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:34 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • 4:51 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:27 PM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit
  • 1:21 AM DORVAL, QC. Departed FedEx location

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • 1:19 PM DORVAL, QC. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:27 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 12:45 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • 6:52 PM SUDBURY, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 5:18 PM SUDBURY, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 4:23 AM SUDBURY, ON. At local FedEx facility

Monday, April 19, 2021

  • 6:51 PM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. Departed FedEx location
  • 6:36 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. In transit
  • 6:07 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. At local FedEx facility Alternate delivery requested
  • 6:07 AM Address corrected
  • 6:05 AM KIRKLAND LAKE, ON. At local FedEx facility

Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 11:48 PM TIMISKAMING, ON. In transit
  • 11:47 AM TIMISKAMING, ON. In transit

Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 1:23 AM GREATER SUDBURY, ON. In transit

Friday, April 16, 2021

  • 2:00 AM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Departed FedEx location

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • 1:53 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 1:53 PM WOODBRIDGE, ON. International shipment release
  • 11:56 AM VAUGHAN, ON. In transit

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • 10:31 PM PERRYSBURG, OH. Departed FedEx location
  • 7:12 PM PERRYSBURG, OH. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 8:52 AM NASHVILLE, TN. In transit

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • 7:31 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Left FedEx origin facility

Monday, April 12, 2021

  • 5:18 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Arrived at FedEx location
  • 3:42 PM KNOXVILLE, TN. Picked up
  • 12:13 PM Shipment information sent to FedEx

Notice how some city names keep repeating again, and again, and again.

 

For clarity: Woodbridge and Vaughan means Toronto, and Dorval means Montreal. ~550 km between them in a straight direct drive.

 

When I realized after a few days that it kept going round and round, I called their service desk, multiple times. Everyone agreed it was not supposed to happen, and they assured me it was on the way.

 

But it kept happening. I kept calling, and each time the service desk was looking at their own data with ALL the stops and going "What. The. Elf. Is happening?!" gradually realizing that something was definitely wrong. Their system *was* showing the correct final destination address, but along the way it got blocked and shipped back.

 

It reached the point where every depot had to get the local manager to physically confirm that my package was going where it was supposed to go.

 

I was upset at first. But I decided to go all the way and enjoy the ridiculousness of it all. How far will my little package go? Quick estimates is that it traveled well over 10,000 km, somewhere between a quarter to a third of the Earth's circumference.

 

As a comparison, here's what a road trip across Canada would look like. Crossing all 10 provinces and two territories; all the capitals and most major cities; including Prince Edward Island.

 

409864365_Roadtrip.thumb.png.2317f61b49a865fb05dc80c490b21184.png

The mileage my package traveled was competitive (ignoring all the smaller depots I couldn't view but FedEx could).

 

It's only yesterday that I finally got confirmation that it reached my local depot, with the added notes that my address could not be located and got corrected. And the confusing part is that their "corrected" address is the same as the "unreachable" address, just a little more rough looking (but still legible).

 

But it's finally here, and everything looks fine.

 

The content of that particular Kickstarter campaign?

DO NOT CLICK UNTIL YOU READ THE PREVIOUS TEXT FOR MAXIMUM COMEDY EFFECT.

  Hide contents

1958956321_ParanoiaRPGexpansion.thumb.jpg.369429c8d2ef9c1ca51402620ac875ec.jpg

It's like the Universe wanted this to happen.

 

Well Played!

Very well played!

GEM

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6 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Just got my first commission to print and paint miniatures, from one of our players, for her Kill Team.

 

Hooray!

 

Then I looked at the STLs she had put on the flash drive. Eeeep!

 

Slaanesh corrupted S&M space nuns! :blink:

 

Shibari daemonettes with BALL GAGS! ::o:

 

And a torture powered walker with a naked lady chained to it!

 

Jen looks like such a MILD MANNERED person. :wacko: Yikes!

There's a reason why Slaanesh is my favorite. And that is all I'm going to say. :ph34r:

 

I guess I'm not sleeping today. This should be a fun day off... <_<

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

So do I. I haven't seen an episode in just about forever, though.

Every (week...) night at 2100. Channel 55.

 

 

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2 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Gotcha. Thanks for the info. 
 

Doesn’t help me much as I just purchased a core set and a box of vanguard clones for $97 (plus another item to kick me over the free shipping threshold). Darn, if only I’d known, I could have gotten free shipping and an extra expansion for $2 more. 
 

Oh well. If only I’d thought to search here for Conquest a few hours earlier 😜

I was just searching to see if anyone had posted paint jobs or scale/size comparisons. 

There's a number of pics someone posted in their Discord last night.  I still can't believe just how tall the Abomination is... 

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