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Three come along at once!

Its been two months since my last post, and things are moving along swimmingly. The new job is going well, but it has had an effect on my hobby time.

However in the past week not one or two but three kickstarters have arrived.

First up we have Hawk Wargames: Dropfleet Commander which I back just before Christmas last year (2015) dscn1023However over time and after receiving the pledge I am on the fence as to weather I want to keep it or not.

Next Up we have the big one Monolith Games: Conan which was backed way back at the beginning of 2015.dscn0995This is only part of the pledge, their are still some expansions to ship in wave 2.

Lastly we have Mantic Games The Walking Dead: All Out War. Which I backed at the beginning of this year (2016) dscn1024

The question is were do I start?

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Its been a while (nearly 4 months), and its time to look back at the various KS projects I have backed. So since the last post Deadzone Infestation has turned up see here

Deadzone: Infestation Pt 2……………….

and here.

Deadzone: Infestation Pt 3

As has Wave 2 of AvP

Get Away From Her, You Bitch!…………..

and also Wave 1.5 of Shadows Of brimstone.

The Good, The Bad, And The Mutated…………

and here.

The Good, The Bad, And The Mutated Part 2…………

Lets take a look at what else has happened.

All Quite On the Martian Front: Another company has bought all of the moulds and IP from alien dungeon, however they have stated that they will not full fill any out standing KS items to backers. In other words if you want it you have to pay again!

Shadows Of Brimstone: the next expansion Trederra has been previewed, and it has grown from what it was originally. It is now classed as a “deluxe” expansion.

Aliens vs Predator: Nothing new on the AvP front, apart from a preview of the dropship from Aliens.

Conan: Looks like wave 1 will ship in October (one year later than planed) with wave two following later on.

Zombicide BP: Has just arrived, an boy is the box big!  I did not go for everything this time (like I did with season 3) but their is a hell of a lot of stuff.

Warpath: I only backed this to grab some bits for deadzone, but it would seem that mantic are receiving a lot of flak over some decisions with the new rules. As well as a few of their other KS projects.

Dropfleet Commander: Seems to be going well with delivery next month!

The Walking Dead: Mantic have shown us the new plastic terrain and 2 of the 5 mats for the game. Shipping has been pushed back till October (even i think September was pushing it)

Now lets go have a look at Zombicide Black Plague……………………….

Its been sometime since I looked at the various Kick Starter projects that I have backed, so lets see what is happening.

All Quite On The Martian Front: Dead in the water! Alien Dungeon/Robot Peanut/Architects of War posted a update on the 28th of January which can been seen here.

All Quite Update #173

reading between the lines, it looks like too much was offered during the KS project to help the future of the product line!

Aliens Vs Predator: Things started to hot up over on the Facebook page over Christmas with various insults both towards prodos and members of staff. However wave 2 is meant to be finished by the end of the month (February) however I have not heard anything and the pledge manger still says “awaiting”. We will have to see what happens!

Shadows Of Brimstone: Hopefully wave 1.5 will be sent in the next few weeks the last few components are due to arrive on the 11th, however a little bit of a storm in a tea cup was started a few weeks ago when FFP announced that the additional hero packs would be made in resin rather then plastic as were the models in the base sets. This has upset a number of backers, but if they are better than the base heroes its a good thing!

Conan: Delayed until June due to the Chinese new year. Monolith have however been showing off models on  a semi regular basis, thus keeping backers “in the loop”.

Zombicide BP: CMON sent out the core game just before Christmas with the rest to follow around June time. I have not really had a look at BP yet, in fact its still in its shipping box!

Deadzone Infestation: A lot has changed since the DZ:I project finished. First up a change of material for some of the models. Most of the NON plastic (so restic/metal) models have now been changed to another type of plastic (hopefully not the shit that was used for Mars Attacks). And secondly The rules, seem to have changed quite a bit from the “tidy” up we were told about, now I have not read the beta rules yet as quite frankly they hurt my eyes to read. But from the comments I have read, a lot of what I liked has gone. But in all fairness I was not interested in the rules more the terrain and plastic Veer-myn. Hopefully March will see stuff start to deliver.

Warpath: Now I had hoped that DZ:I would have turned up before the pledge manger for warpath closed. However that has gone out the window with the DZ:I not being shipped until March and the warpath pledge manger closing on the 29th of February. In all fairness I have no intressed in the warpath rules just some of the models, but I wanted to see how the DZ:I models turned out before spending more money on warpath models.

Dropfleet Commander: I backed this mainly because I liked the ship models (as well as the ground combat game Dropzone commander) delivery is set for June 2016.

Now a few days ago Mantic launched their new KS for The Walking Dead miniatures game base on the comics (and not the TV show) however I am a little underwhelmed by the project at the moment. As it stands the core box contains 18 miniatures and the Atlanta expansion contains 6 miniatures their have also been 8 extra miniatures added from stretch goals giving a grand total of 32 models! all for $125.00 (£86.00) and at the moment I just cannot see any value in it. Who knows it may pick up some momentum we will just have to see, If not I will stick to Zombicide.

Dropzone Commander

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Dropzone Commander

Over the weekend I went to the “new” gaming store in town (its been open since march) and had a look around. And I came across a few bits that I had never seen before, and a few that had caught my eye before but I had never pursued. While I was in their two people were playing Dropzone Commander (DzC for short), which I have had my eye for sometime. I had a flick through the stores copy of the rulebook and liked what I saw. I decided on the spot to pick up a copy of the rules, but they had no copies left neither did they have any of the starter set. And at best they may get a restock by the end of the week!

So I left the store with a heavy heart and returned home! On the way I decided that I would order some DzC from the internet.

Now of the 5 factions both the Shaltari and the PHR come out tops, with the Scourge and the UCM. The resistance I like but not at the moment. So with that in mind  I picked up the Shaltari starter set in metal and resin (rather than plastic), a Coyote warstrider, and a pack of Yari light grav tanks. As well as the rule book.

Now one of the things that I like about Hawk Wargames (who are behind DzC) is the fact that you can buy 3 types of starter set for each faction, they are all contain the same amount of models but they differ in price

Firstly you have the “plastic” starter which contains everything in plastic and is priced at £35.00

Secondly you have the “metal and resin” which contains metal infantry and resin vehicles, as well as a command deck of 40 cards and is priced at £68.00

Finally you have the  Premium “metal and resin” set, which contains the same as the above “metal and resin” set but with a KR multi-case with custom cut foam for the models for £88.00

Now as much as I like plastic models, I went for the “metal and resin” models only down to the fact that some of the plastic infantry I have seen look “lumpy” with their details, the vehicles on the other hand look very good in plastic.

Now I just have to sit back and wait……………………………………………