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    templar5836
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    It could be that the Kickstarter only appealed to those who were already playing the game, but now after seeing the models being unboxed it is piquing the interest of others. But as I said before in order to capitalize on the interest the products need to be available at retail and regularly in stock…something CGL has not been able to do at all in the past

    #1675065

    templar5836
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    Not sure why that posted a quote??

    #1675066

    dawfydd
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    Comparison shot of some of the Battlemechs I received today:

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    #1675069

    templar5836
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    @dawfydd Wow! That’s a lot of mechs makes me regret not backing it. CGL says that some of this should be available in October or November … I will keep my fingers crossed

    #1675097

    dawfydd
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    @templar5836 fingers crossed – just be aware that when I ordered the first 2 Clan Packs from a retailer late last year, they had to revise the delivery times multiple times and I did not end up getting them until April this year. Not their fault at all, purely a result of the issues affecting supply chains at the moment.

    #1675170

    hearne
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    I kinda regret not backing the kickstarter – I always struggle with Kickstarter – but to see this take off is absolutely awesome.  This past year has seen our own local group take off with the resurgence.   We’ve been doing both Alpha Strike and traditional rules but using map terrain and inches.   The Patreon, Etsy and eVilbay options have really opened up some channels to take off with picking up the mechs we want..
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    #1675211

    templar5836
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    @dawfydd  Even without supply chain issues CGL seems to have a problem with getting stuff to stores and fulfilling orders from their webstore. Just from personal experience I ordered a couple books from them, it went  over a month and the order still showed as “pending”. Their customer service is terrible, I emailed them about 12 times about the order and they never once responded to the email. I contacted them on face book and their representative there said that for some reasons they never answer customer emails, he tried to contact them for me and they never even answered him. I ended up having to get a refund through PayPal. Then I ordered from MiniatureMarket.com and received my order in 3 days. CGL seems to not care about customer service, if you look at their reviews my experience seems unfortunately to be very normal for them. They will have to change that if there is going to be any kind of real BT resurgence

    #1675212

    templar5836
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    @hearne I have only played Alpha Strike as the hex maps don’t appeal to me, and it is much quicker. I really did not know you could play classic without hexes I may have to try a game or two

    #1675214

    hearne
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    @templar5836 Yep.  I think I saw some printed rules in the “Total Warfare” book – but essentially you translate “hex” = Inches and facing changes are not dissimilar to the bolt-action vehicle rules – 60 degree is 1 MP, etc.  Going up a level is an inch…etc.    The local groups like Alpha because it’s a company v company but even classic – it works.     Personally, I like the cinematic feel of the hexless.  It’s all personal preference.

    #1675264

    templar5836
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    @hearne yeah, I feel the same way I would much rather play with nice terrain as I think the reason we play war games with miniatures is the spectacle of it all of it all or else we should just play with cardboard counters and it would be less expensive. I have 3D printed a city for urban combat for our Alpha Strike games, one of the nice things about the small scale is that you can easily print entire buildings, I have about 30 different structures for the table and it looks pretty impressive when it is all on the table. We don’t use all the urban combat rules though as some of them are weird like the skidding rules for moving on concrete.

    #1675266

    templar5836
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    @hearne  I can’t seem to find a picture with the all the completed buildings, but you can get an idea of what it looks like, just picture it with 2 1/2 times this many buildings. I’m working on a desert board at the moment, no pictures yet though

    #1675277

    hearne
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    @templar5836 That’s awesome. And you’re exactly right – finding terrain and buildings for that scale is easy.  There are tons of Etsy-ers with good printers, etc.   We’ve got boxes of City and Rural terrain.  I just got done painting a Union Class dropship that’s close to scale, and have a Leopard on the bench as objectives.

    #1675280

    templar5836
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    @hearne A scale drop ship must be enormous! I saw some stl files for drop ships, and they are all pretty expensive some as high as $30, I know that is not a ton of money in this hobby, but for the amount of files you normally get for that price it seems like too much.

    I have a question, what size trees do you use for 6mm scale?

    #1675282

    hearne
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    @templar5836, Heh.. it’s definitely something to dominate the table top and I’m thinking will make for an interesting objective to work around.    I got the files from yeggi I think, but I don’t recall having to pay for them.  Then just threw them at Craftcloud to print, mostly in Pla.  It took a bit of work to get to the level of finish I wanted, but it worked and wasn’t too terribly expensive.

    For the trees, we use many of  the ones we’ve been using for 10mm, although they’re just a touch big.  I think most of them are Flames of War scale.  I’ll see if I can find out.  It’s been a while.  20210729_174746

    #1675397

    sundancer
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    And that’s a relative small dropship….. XD

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