KickStarters…………………..

Posted: November 3, 2014 in Afterlife, Aliens, All Quiet On The Martian Front, Deadzone, Incursion, Mars Attacks, terrain, Zombicide

So Its the 3rd of November, and what news do we have on the kick starter front? Well not a lot.

My last 2 KS projects Zombicide S3 and Afterlife are too “new” to worry about at the moment. But as for the rest well…………..

Deadzone: Mantic have said the Plastics will not ship until December, meaning the chances of me getting the last of my shipment before Christmas unlikely. This will make the whole Deadzone project 1 year late!. Mantic have said the the DZ 2 kick starter project will likely be early next year, at the moment I am sitting on the fence with that one and will have to wait and see.

Tablescapes: No real news apart from Mantic were not happy with the formatting of the mailing list (or in other words we are swamped with shipping our own stuff) If I see these before the end of this month I will be surprised. I cannot hold it against Secret Weapon Miniatures, it was just a poor choice of company to use as a shipper.

All Quite On The Martian Front: Well we we told back on the 29th of August that “We will be packing most of the Kickstarters before we announce that shipping has begun”

Then on October the 3rd we had “We will begin shipping two weeks from today”

Then on October the 17th we got ” The first batch of packages is shipping out today and we will continue to ship for the next 2-3 weeks”

And now On November the 2nd we get “So far, we have shipped from our location 40% of the Wave 2 boxes” and from the 4th till the 10th they will not be shipping anything as they are at the Fall in show.

Don’t get me wrong I love the game and most of the models, but the project management is piss poor. Alien Dungeon seem to spend most of their time posting updates that contradict the others. At one stage they said they had 50% of the parcels ready to go, but now they say that only 40% have been shipped. But I am not really surprised after all we were told in January that everything was ready to go and they were just waiting on the plastics!. If  I get Wave 2 before the end of the month, again I will be surprised. Then their is still wave 3 to come, best guess May 2015 and by then most of it will be at retail!

Incursion: Grind house have the “test”  plastics pieces and apart from the odd size base things are looking good. Best guess next year April/May.

Mars Attacks: Well What can I say after the cock up with the robot, and the Hardback book. They have started shipping on the 26th of october, and we are meant to be getting every thing except the HB book in one go! Just have to see if they got my order right, as I had stuff listed on my email that Mantic had no details of. Best guess next few weeks.

Shadows Of Brimstone: After a rash of reports of delivery across the EU  (24th-29th of october) their have been no reports of anything after the 29th. Some backers are wondering if  the EU shippers have run out of copies? As Flying Frog Productions were selling it at the Essen Games Fair the other week!. Best guess hopefully before December at worst August next year with wave 2!.

Aliens Vs Predator: Well the guys at Prodos have been quite for the past few weeks, which is not doing their reputation any good. Many backers are getting itchy feet over no news, But at the end of the day that is the joys of a licensed product. Take Games Workshop as an example when they got the license for Lord Of The Rings, it was two months before the film came out that they made a hint about it “with something stirs in the dark” and then the following month only had a few pictures and some text about it coming next month. But the design team had been making the models for well over a year! I would love to have this by the end of the year, but I cannot see it happening. Best guess early 2015.

Overall out of all the projects I have backed only 3 have been close to their estimated delivery date

With

STENCILIS from wargames bakery coming in 1st. (bang on time)

Then Spine Spur coming 2nd (1 month delay)

And finaly in 3rd Battle systems Sci-fi terrain (2 month delay)

Oh well lets see what happens this week…………

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