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nkelsch wrote:
So does anyone have any ideas what to do with the bases? A plastic disc (which I assume after I paint the model will be black) in a clear base.

I am wondering if anyone has any bright ideas for base details?

I am looking forward to getting these and painting them right away!


Personally, leaving my bases clear, though I will black out the edge that marks the "straight forward" position for gaming clarity.

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Melbourne .au

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He is?


Lots of people don't like PA for whatever reasons, especially since they're pretty blunt/straightforward. I'm not a fanboi by any means, but Child's Play has done a hell of a lot of good, and while they certainly dropped the ball on the Dreadball promotion, on balance they seem a lot more good than bad.....

   
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 Baragash wrote:
 Compel wrote:
Anyone know what company they're shipping with in the UK?


Royal Fail. Mine arrived today but the douchebags left it on my doorstep.


Mine just throws mine over the gate into my house -_- No chance of them improving either since they're a gov't department

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SoCal

nkelsch wrote:
So does anyone have any ideas what to do with the bases? A plastic disc (which I assume after I paint the model will be black) in a clear base.

I am wondering if anyone has any bright ideas for base details?

I am looking forward to getting these and painting them right away!


Maybe make the disk bright blue or flourescent green, to look like a glowing spot on the pitch under the player? If you have glow in the dark paint, that would be really cool.

   
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Portland, OR

Got my Dreadball today! So cool! Now to find some time to assemble the models and give it a go!
   
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Royal Mail did deliver it very nicely today!

Initial thoughts: "Wow, the models do seem small." It turns out I was looking at the ver-mynn and the forge-fathers.

The rest of the models seem roughly equivalent to LOTR's scale. Some actually seem a little bit taller. Wildcard is extremely slender however. The Enforcer is a Really Big Guy.

It's a bit confusingly packaged as far as the extras are concerned, I went for cheerleader with a mate, with the aim to split things. My paintbrushes appear to have ended up in a different box to my paints, for example. However, none of the actual models have gotten mixed up that I've noticed. I think I've got everything split out now.


Basically, you've got a Forgefather bag, a Veermyn bag, a bag of characters, including the coach and the trophy. Then you've got a bag of 'other stuff' which appears to include some corporation, orx, goblins, I think I spotted a female human too and an Astarian. - Clearly I'll need to open this bag to work out what it exactly has.

They definitely gave me 2 tickets to the dreadball events though, so that's good!

The big paint set is all there, along with brushes! Now I just need to figure out what shades they actually are.

I also got myself "Project Pandora" which, to be honest, seems a bit pants... And I'm annoyed that the Exclusive Kickstarter Discount! Ended up making me paying over the odds for it, even more than retail due to conversion rates.

All in all, a good set though, it's just Project Pandora has soured my mood a bit...
   
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West Midlands (UK)

Yup.

The scale of the miniatures is really surprising. Someone needs to do a comparison shot with (formerly 28mm, now "officially 32mm) Dystopian Legion minis



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Wow, that's small!

The local store that stocks Mantic had one of their reps out demo'ing dreadball... sadly I found out after the fact :-/
   
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That's a pretty bad mold line across lucky Logan and the unboxing mentions the plastic is a little softer the normal so hopefully it cleans up without to much work. Anyone tried removing mold lines yet how'd you get on?

Mine has yet to show up but the post here is brutal at the best of times and I nearly always have to go to sorting office to pick it up some of the postmen don't even bother bringing parcels anymore they just deliver a sorry we missed you note even when your home
   
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West Midlands (UK)

I don't think cleaning the minis up will be much of a problem. Should scrape off nicely. Might even file it off.

I haven't started building the minis (and likely won't before Christmas), but the material doesn't feel very hard (as said).

   
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UK

The mold lines scrape off really easily (use the blade rather than the back of the hobby knife). I've not tried a file on it yet


Actually the degree of mould line seems to vary between 'identical' figures rather a lot, so whoever did the casting for Mantic was a bit sloppy with how they handled the moulds

 
   
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Hmm, have I got this list right?

The 4 original Teams (no wound markers) - Totalling 10 guys.
Gorim Ironstone, Lucky Logan, Slippery Joe, Reek Rolat, Number 88, The Enforcer, Buzzcut, John Doe, Wild Card, Refbot, the trophy and Coach Renton.

Or are there more bits I haven't found in the masses of plastic I've got.

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Mississippi

The Mold lines arent that hard to remove they're just in some terrible places and it seems like the person doing the casting didn't quite get the mold lined up correctly on a couple of the models.

Took me some time to get the lines off of my goblin Jacks and some of the MVPs but overall it's fixable, and with the exception of the Veer-Myn team not too bad. (Veer-Myn have some posing issues and a ton of spindly fiddly bitz)
   
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West Midlands (UK)

 Compel wrote:
Hmm, have I got this list right?

The 4 original Teams (no wound markers) - Totalling 10 guys.


Should be 14 each of the 4 Season 1 teams (Striker) or 14 of Humans/Orks with 2 Forge Father and 2 Veer-myn if it is Jack.

   
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Norwalk, Connecticut

Just got mine in the mail-quite happy! I was really, really looking forward to this game, and I'm out of the house Monday and Tuesday, so I'm glad I didn't have to wait til Wednesday to get this! Components look solid. Way to go, Mantic!

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Definitely only got 10 of each of the 4 teams in half of Cheerleader.

Each team has 3 poses. 2 poses with 4 models, and 1 pose with 2 models.
   
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There were going to be some additional sculpts done to add variety to the teams, but they are due to ship in the next batch of stuff, IIRC.

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West Midlands (UK)

Yes. My bad.

Just had a look at the KS comments. Seems like the 4-extra are the alternative sculpts that will come later.

   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Gah, I am saving my copy for Christmas so I have to listen to all this discussion minus my own set!

   
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Pennsylvania

Just got my copy! (Eastern PA, USA)

As others have mentioned, the scale is a little wonky: the Enforcer is (properly) huge, but 88 is only a head taller then the FF MVP, and the other humans (Coach, Wildcard and Logan) are at least a head taller then him. Is he (88) supposed to be so small, or is it simply a combination of being slight and having a very wide stance?

As for details, very happy: John Doe is, as previews showed, one sexy beast. 88, scale issues aside, is very nice with some really great anatomy work. Wildcard is... not growing on me (I may just use 88 in her stead, honestly). Enforcer and Reek are very nice, some mold lines to remove, and the Goblin MVP (like the other goblins) is tiny.

More assembly necessary then I expected, but I like putting them together. One thing: the additional hex bases are absolutely needed, the cast-in bases are barely capable of keeping the figures upright, much less keeping them in place during actual play.

   
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Oh please wargaming gods, may my dread ball set be relatively mold-line free... I just spent 2 weeks fixing mold lines and filling gaps on my SDE expansion and I want to paint some models!


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Norwalk, Connecticut

So...I'm trying to understand this...why did we get Wildcard when we don't have any rules for her? My first complaint for the game is that we get her model, but no rules, and rules for Buzzcut, but no model. Seems...odd...

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Mississippi

 timetowaste85 wrote:
So...I'm trying to understand this...why did we get Wildcard when we don't have any rules for her? My first complaint for the game is that we get her model, but no rules, and rules for Buzzcut, but no model. Seems...odd...


Rules for her are on the quirkworthy blog I believe. http://quirkworthy.com/2012/12/05/wildcard/
   
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Richmond, VA

IIRC (and I could be wrong), Wildcard was originally intended as a convention or Mantic Point exclusive figure, not part of the original rules (so to be downloaded from the site, etc). Mantic was originally planning for the first retail printing of Dreadball to have a free Refbot metal figure, but the KS stretch goal was to produce it in restic and include it in all Dreadballs. Since Mantic was gonna give a freebie with the first production run anyway, they instead bumped Wildcard up to that and included her in all KS and as the free model now in the first production run for Retail stores (hence every copy of retail Dreadball arriving with a corresponding free blister containing Wildcard).

I *think* that's the deal, but I could be wrong on this.

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SoCal

 timetowaste85 wrote:
we get her model, but no rules, and rules for Buzzcut, but no model. .


I think I see a solution...

"Man, she hits hard."



I'm telling you guys, Wildcard and Buzzcut go together like chocolate and peanut butter, like love and marriage, like death and taxes, like Harry and Draco. They're the most adorable bloodsporting star-crossed lovers since Katniss and Peeta.
Yes, I'm a Buzzard shipper. They're so kawaii!

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^___________^

   
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Mississippi

I think it's just that wildcard is from season two and we got her model really early.
   
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Richmond, VA

That must be it, so I was off on that, but the rest I believe is true (refbot becoming part of the game's contents, then wildcard moved up to be the freebie in the first printing)

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Bristol

yeah Wildcard was season 2 but ready before Buzzcut so they shipped her with the release as a special and did special downloadable rules for her:

http://www.manticgames.com/DreadBall/Downloads.html

Enforcers ment to be a space marine equivalent IMO so scale should be significantly bigger than the corproation-imperial guard scaled trontek dudes... number 88 just has a wide stance
   
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Norwalk, Connecticut

Knowing that there are DL rules for her, I'm happy once again. Pip, pip, and Cheerios, mantic! That's how you Brits talk, right?

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My Dreadball arrived I was just walking out the door as the postman arrived so good timing all round. I really like the scale of the Dreadball minis they are true 28mm (which I've always preferred) rather than Heroic scale I'm assembling a few now there's a good few mold lines to deal with but they clean up quite well and most of mold lines are in hidden places or across flat armour plates so they are easily removed. And for all of Sedition Wars backers here's a scale picture with a Vanguard Samaritan (the Corporation Jack is on a 30mm base to try and level out the height of the bases). There is no way some of these will stand up without the Hex bases.

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