Archive for the ‘Incursion’ Category

I have just had an e-mail telling me that the Secrets Of The Third Reich kickstarter has been cancelled! Now this comes as something of a shock to me (and many backers). The project has been running less than a week, and had raised £23.073 of the £30.000 goal with 10 days to go.

But Andy and Wendy (who run West Wind) decided to pull the plug on the project.

Don’t get me wrong what was on offer was good but the starter sets that were being offered were nothing “special”, they just contained basic soldiers and nothing “weird”. Take the German set I was going to go for It contained 29 models, which brakes down as follows

5 x command,20 x riflemen (2 squads of 10), and 4 x HMG team.

Their is nothing to show that the game is weird, and for all intents is nothing that could not have been done with the Bolt Action range. Now if you were to add in something “weird” like some zombies and a Jagerhund or a light mech like the Wolverine, and remove some of the riflemen. You would have a starter set that fits the game and would be a weird WW2 starter and not  just a WW2 starter.

I was in the process of sorting out what I had, as I picked up a lot of stuff just before Maelstrom Games went under a few years ago. With the intention of getting the game back out their in the “new” games store that has just opened up in town.

I think one other thing that may well of affected the project was the new Zombicide KS.

Hopefully West Wind will figure something out and get the project back on track.

On another note the ship containing Incursion has docked and set sail again, hopefully we will see it soon………………….

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So at 8pm in the UK last night the latest Zombicide kickstarter was launched, and within 16 minutes funding ($125.000) had been met, It also sent the Kick starter site into meltdown with many backers getting a “waiting to process error”, I was lucky enough to be on their at 8pm and despite grabbing a “knight” ($140.00) early bird pledge still ended up being between the 750 – 800 backer. Considering its been just over 14 hours since it launched it has raised $1.014.801 with 6495 backers (season 3 ended on $2.849.064 with 12011 backers!). And with 27 stretch goals smashed aside already, will CMON/Guillotine Games be able to keep up for the 27 days?

June the 5th (last Friday) saw West Wind Productions launch Secrets Of The Third Reich 2, now I am a big fan of West Winds Weird World War 2 setting and models. Unfortunately I am a little underwhelmed by the project as the only “new” thing is the 2nd edition of the game and a few of the big Mech models. I have only backed at the “sarge” level but may up it to “lieutenant” level if things start to pick up.

Hopefully the ship with Incursion on board will dock (today or tomorrow) and that will also be shipped to West Wind for shipping out to backers before the end of the month!

So its been awhile since I posted anything about any of the kickstarters that I have backed, so here goes.

All Quite On The Martian Front: Its sad to say that AQOTMF seems to be dying a very slow death here in the UK, Northstar have stopped distributing it and at least 1 and maybe 1 more online retailers are not going to be stocking it anymore. On the other hand Wayland Games have become the distributor, so that may be the final nail in the coffin for it. As for the KS no news for wave 3!

Incursion: The boat is due to land on the 9th of june (6 days time) hopefully the wait will not be to long now.

Shadows Of Brimstone: Again no news in 2 months, very poor communication!

Aliens vs Predator: Hopefully the basic game will be here by the end of the month, then maybe another 2 years for the add-ons! Prodos will be joining the Wall of Shame at some stage.

Afterlife: My wave 1 shipment turned up, and all looks good. Hopefully I will get the chanch to post some pictures towards the end of the week.

Conan: Still plodding along, but we do get semi regular updates, everything looks good so far just waiting for the pledge manger.

Blood Rage: Nothing new.

Deadzone Infestation: Mantic have been very quite……….

Now I have my eye on two upcoming kickstarters Secrets Of The Third Reich (5th of June)  and Zombicide: Black plague (8th June)………………………………………………..

Since my last post about Kickstarters (some 2 months ago) I have received both Tablescapes from secret weapon and Zombicide S3 from CMON, Now for the rest………….

All Quite On The Martian Front: No real news just wave 3 left now.

Incursion: Everything has arrived in the US and is being sorted and packed ready to go to West Wind in the UK. Hopefully something will turn up by the end of May.

Shadows of Brimstone: No news (nothing new their) but they can still post up pictures to Facebook (nothing new their either).

Aliens Vs Predator: Nothing special book is in final checks (it has been for a few months) the prodos guys are looking to start shipping end of this month.

Afterlife: seems to be moving along, with the Anvil guys offering to send the Cataclysm pledge in 2 waves. With the 1st at the end of the month, and wave 2 a month or 2 later. I would be happy for just one wave.

Conan: seems to be plodding along nicely with the pledge manger due in the next few weeks.

Blood Rage: I backed this manly for the minis!

Deadzone: Infestation: Now it has to be said I am not one of Mantic Games biggest fans, but I did back the new DZ campaign. In the first day the project raised $154.803, but then struggled to get much more each day until 4 or 5 days before the end of the campaign when a new pledge was offered in the form of “Lockdown” which offered everything that had been unlocked for $215.00 which contained 85 models (resin, plastic, and metal) 20 plastic scenery sprue’s, as well as all the normal counters, cards and books. The main reason I backed was for the plastic Veer-myn models as well as the new plastic “industrial” terrain……………….

The other week I was gripped by by a nasty cold, which has knocked me back a few days. But I have still been able to do some painting (it has just taken me a little bit longer) But in the end I did manage to get the 13 ruined buildings painted up to a “gaming Standard”, weathering the ruins will have to wait until the weather warms up!

I have also started to add to my Ork army in the form of some new (plastic) Grotz and Runtherds (to replace my battered old metal models), as well as the new (plastic) Painboy and Mekboy, some (plastic) stormboyz (again to replace my metal models) and Grukk Face Ripper (from the Stormclaw boxed set).

I have also received from Secret Weapon/ Mantic games my “damaged” urban streets, that I purchased from the left over stock that Mantic had in the UK. Hopefully I will be able to set them up later in the week and get some pictures posted.

Speaking of Mantic last Friday they started their new Kick-starter project Deadzone: Infestation. After a roaring start $154.803 was raised in the first day, however the past few days have been rather stagnant with the total now sitting at $170.106. This may be due to the rather boring stretch goals, 5 extra pathfinders, 5 extra veer myn, the pathfinder D.O.G unit, some extra plastic scenery accessories, and Blaine on a jet bike. I have backed it only because I like the Veer-myn, but unless things pick up I shall be backing out of the project!

Also on the Kick-starter front

Zombicide S3: Has landed at the distribution hub in Germany, and should be with me in the next few weeks!

Incursion: Has landed in the USA and is being sorted and sent to West Wind in the UK. Hopefully the wait is nearly over!

Shadows Of Brimstone: No news.

Aliens vs Predator: Things seem to be moving along slowly.

All Quite On The Martian Front: No real news.

Afterlife: Things are progressing well, with some of the smaller pledges going out (mine is one of the largest, along with 51 others!) The anvil guys are offering pick up at Salute 2015, but this year I am giving it a miss. It ends up costing me nearly £70 (me and the wife) to go, and last year I picked up next to nothing!

Its time for a brief Kickstarter update!

Deadzone: wave 3 arrived mid January unfortunately it was missing 1 sprue of enforcers and 1 sprue of peacekeepers. Once they arrive my Deadzone pledge will be complete, its only 1 year late!

Tablescapes: The container was due to be delivered to Mantic on the 28th of January just need to wait for them to sort it out.

All Quite: Just wave 3 to go now, but no details on that yet.

Incursion: Things seem to be moving along now, with all the components coming together now.

Mars attacks: missing items turned up tail end of January, and the Hardback book turned up a few days ago! My pledge is now complete (its only 6 months late!)

Shadows Of Brimstone: Wave 2 looks set to ship in Q1 2016 (January – March)! Unless you want to pay for wave 1.5 shipping, in which case you get some of it summer 2015. FFP have also said they have switched another plastics manufacturer who can make more detailed models.

Alien Vs Predator: Still no firm details, but the miniatures and game box have been approved by Fox. Currently running 9 months behind.

Zombicide S3: No real update from CMON, but my order is marked up as Shipment Phase 1: February.

Afterlife: The Anvil guys (and girls) are running behind schedule (due to problems with the 3D printer) and it is likely to be April before I see my pledge.

I have also back the Conan Board Game Kickstarter that is running now (and has 5 days to go) it stands at $1.820.305.

The base game contains 74 miniatures + 30 more in the kings pledge.

Their have been 44 stretch goals knocked aside adding another 70 miniatures, and 15 Add ons (2 of which are expansions) adding 69 miniatures. Being a big fan of Conan when I was younger I just had to back the project

 

Conan King Pledge graphic

 

This year I am going to try something different!

I have decided that 2015 will be a change of pace for my hobby, over the years I have picked up models from various different company’s. But this year I am going to stick to just a few ranges, they are

All Quite On The Martian Front from Alien Dungeon.

The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings from Games Workshop.

The rest of my models will end up going on eBay. As I have said before my interest in 40K has dwindled to next to nothing. I have played quite a few games last year with my Blood Angels and Orks, these have been fairly small battles as I have lost my interest in large battles taking hours to play!

Which is one of the reasons I want to get back into The Hobbit/LOTR which is more of a skirmish game now rather than a full blown battle with hundreds of models. And why I have started playing miniature board games (Zombicide,Incursion,Etc.)

I would like to get AQOTMF out to the public and take it to various wargame shows and games clubs, but at the moment with my health that is out of the question, maybe later in the year. Their are rumours of a new games shop opening in town and hopefully I will be able to show off the models in the shop, to generate some interest in the game.

So with this in mind I have set a few goals for the year.

1: Thin out my collection.

2: Concentrate on painting my models.

3: Build up  my terrain collection (for AQOTMF).

The year is going to start of slowly as I have an operation coming up and will be out of action for a few weeks. But once that is out of the way I should be able to steam on with my plans and start thinning out my collection………..