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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Star Saga wave one had a lot of two piece preasembled minis.

Disheartening to hear that the rebels came out so badly. That was the faction I was most looking forward to. Between that and the Veermyn screwup (or rather how Mantic is refusing to handle the Veermyn screwup), wave two has been a fairly big misstep for a company that seemed they they had finally gotten their crap together.


Thanks for the correction, i only glanced at wave 1 minis under a crappy light when i got wave 2, but arnt the bases and bodies on wave 1, 1 piece?

I was looking forward to the Veermyn myself, there hard plastics are outstanding imo


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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
What about the Matsudan character in Terror From the Deep?

Did he turn out alright? That's all I'm really after...


Which one was he? il try and get a pic and post it for you

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Longtime Dakkanaut






The Matsudan is fine for the most part poorly assembled as are most of the mutlipart minis but had decent detail to begin with. The factory really flung these together and most will have to be broken down and reassembled if you plan to paint them. The blue PVC seems to have held detail slightly better. I was surprised by his size I thought they were bigger but he's human height.

The beige minis (Rebs) seem to have lost the most details although they have finer proportions to begin with but it's evident on the Simians fur as well and normally larger minis survive PVC better. I've said it before but even if the PVC mix is the same for all minis the dye seems to have an affect on the hardness and detail. Dark Grey seems to hold up best and no it's not just the colours tricking the eye.

The Vanguard minis are better they are in the dark grey colour but even there I ended up discarding heads and weapon arms and swapping them for HIPS stuff from my bits box - KDM armour kits are a prefect fit. I have some ME Broken faction minis that I might use to fix up the Rebs and some of the GCPS plastics can swapped around but the PVC GCPS and HIPS are different sizes and don't mix that well.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



these are the Nameless minions that just arrived for me (you got another set in the pack too). The plastic is a harder PVC as found in the walking dead and most recent CMON games (certainly not green army men plastic some are talking about)

the actual casting is decent although there are plenty of mould lines, and the usual annoying 'twisted off the sprue' divots, assembly is not great with a fair few bits broken off where the glue has given way (not too bad, a bit of clean up and re-glue and that's sorted)

the problem here is the sculpting with the detail just not being deep enough in many places to come out well in the PVC which is frustrating as they SHOULD know better by now (the colour doesn't help visually but it isn't the issue). My guess is if you sprung for the resin they'll look a lot better as shallow, blurry details will be sharp and as intended

I don't feel cheated at $15 for the set, just sad that with a little extra effort the would have been so much better

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I got my wave 2 yesterday. Didn't have time to really go over the miniatures, but the Nameless Goliath looked pretty nice.

I was a little disappointed by the Mission Creator rules...it's pretty much just the same ol' Gamemaster Chapter advice from a roleplaying game: Location, Theme, Baddies, Story, and Playtesting, etc, etc. Not an actual rules system. Though, I suppose my old gold standard (the original Warhammer Quest) was pretty much the same way. At least there's a big ol' stack of minion cards to serve as a Warpath bestiary. I wish there had been some random facility generation cards for tile layouts, so you could do a truly random, co-op game.

One weird thing to me was that I got all the expansions in shrink-wrapped retail packaging....but the miniatures weren't in there. They were packed separately in bags. Why did they shrinkwrap and include incomplete retail packages?
   
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Miniatures and printing/packaging were done separately as there was a delay on the printed materials side so Mantic already had the minis and I assume the printed stuff arrived sealed. Mantic put the 2 parts in the delivery box and Backers can put the 2 together for a full set. Remember originally retail packaging wasn’t even going to be given

The delay is that although the miniatures arrived as expected (and they look great), we had several issues on the printed materials - and these have not arrived.

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Regular Dakkanaut





Ah. That makes sense. I was just confused as to why the packages would have been sealed without the minis inside, but I guess that explains it.
   
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Picked up my SS Wave 2 today. No formless blobs in my (core only) pledge, tho the detail could (should) definitely be deeper.

I also ordered 3 extra sets of furniture, of which I got 1 retail packaged Sci-Fi Terrain Crate and the other two loose in a zip lock bag. The odd thing here is that the warping is much less than in the core game box (or the fantasy terrain crates) and even the table-with-benches piece came out perfectly good. I don't even know why they would cast these in two separate batches, but apparently they did.

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Austria

Now that Mantic has turned the Nameless Goliath into a Nightstalker
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/7380/445605.page#10285120

The question is, would it be possible to turn other Nightstalkers into Nameless?

While I like the concept of the Nameless, most models are from the old days of Mantics design low.
I first thought about purchasing some Tyranids to use the bits to boost the faction starter (mainly claws and heads and the Carnifex looks perfect as Ogre or Terror)

But now the obvious solution is the use the much better looking KoW models to upgrade the Nameless
I mean replacing the Caratid with those is easy
Using the Reaper as Assassine too

But Gunslinger or Rifleman are more difficult (what weapons to use and better using the plastic Scarecrows as base or the Reapers?) especially as I like the Gunslinger model but not as duplicates therefore using the Scarecrows would be the better solution


PS: asking here because the Mantic Forum is gone and I haven't found a dedicated Deadzone topic

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Harry, bring this ring to Narnia or the Sith will take the Enterprise

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Stuntbot to get a rerelease in July with new options

Mini stuntbot “Bolts” Marauder Commander

Nameless Feromite
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Norristown, PA

I like that top mech a lot

   
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Privateer




Austria

Year of the Goblins

Namless Alpha-Test Army List for Firefight
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cv7odhokxro54qb/FIREFIGHT-NAMELESS-ALPHA.pdf?dl=0


Harry, bring this ring to Narnia or the Sith will take the Enterprise

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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

MechaGoblin looks promising. The stuntbot is cool, too, but it's no MechaGoblin.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I have the original Stuntbot. It's a neat little kit. Not sure how I feel about the goofy gobbo headed mech.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
MechaGoblin looks promising. The stuntbot is cool, too, but it's no MechaGoblin.


Full image from Twitter
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Thanks to the huge success of Hellboy, it means our warehouse is due to get very full, very quickly in a few weeks as we prepare to deliver the Kickstarter. So that means we need to clear some space. In fact, we need to clear a LOT of space. The good news foryou, is that to help generate that space, we're holding a WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE! Until 9am (GMT) on Monday, March 18th you can grab a host of frankly ridiculous bargains!

https://manticgames.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e62f0c35454fa3ba687404d69&id=e9775c0316&e=e5d16ae719

No only that but we're also halving the minimum spend for free shipping! So until March 18th you'll only need to spend £25, €35 or $40! Just remember to make sure you're paying in the correct currency for your country. See the delivery details section for more info. Anyway, let's take a look at some of those sweet, sweet clearance sale items!

 
   
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And Australian GW fans think they have it bad on the currency conversion front!

Spoiler:


EDIT: After some emailing the price has been corrected

Spoiler:

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Open Day news - not a lot on the Sci-fi side mostly just Deadzone campaign

https://www.facebook.com/manticgames/videos/vb.104345532318/353815738824987/?type=2&theater

Deadzone

New contaignment protocol supplement each year focusing on a different theme.

Next one (June 3rd) is Escalation - 120 page book
- Something for every faction at least 1 new unit each.
- Rules rebalancing
- 2 mat scenarios 350 - 400 point games
- Interactive terrain rules - objectives - terminal hacking etc.
- Mercs faction rules - not the most balanced more extreme
- Some Mercs will be a direct option for the faction they belong to
- Rules for Star Saga minis - Volt Chasers Veermyn
- Alpha Simian is Merc leader
- Online campaign
- Intel Deck - tactics deck - random events extra VPs.
- Stunt Bot rerelease in June with new weapon options.
- Monobike rerelease - 3 versions original Pathfinder, GCPS version and Rebs version with Sphyr rider.

Warpath

- Errata and FAQ updates

Star Saga

- Retail release of the rest of the expansions.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

It looks like Mantic HQ was professionally turned over at some point after Saturdays open day


Mantic Games is feeling disappointed


So after a fantastic Open Day on Saturday, we arrive to these scenes at the Mantic Bunker this morning !!
It was a pro job, so if anyone who attended spotted people behaving strangely please get in touch. Thanks

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Austria

Looks bad, money and computers I guess (non will break in to get miniatures)?
Hope that this does not delay any future projects

 DaveC wrote:

- Intel Deck - tactics deck - random events extra VPs.
- Stunt Bot rerelease in June with new weapon options.
- Monobike rerelease - 3 versions original Pathfinder, GCPS version and Rebs version with Sphyr rider.


Looking forward to those in particular

I really like the Enforcer Scouts Monobike and a Reb version will be a nice addition for those.

Harry, bring this ring to Narnia or the Sith will take the Enterprise

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Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

That's very sad. I hope they had adequate insurance.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Belgium

Certainly computers, I doubt the thieves were after their miniatures.

I don't know if you noticed on the picture, but given the door, no wonder they just demolished it. It's clear it was junk. If they have insurance, I'm not sure they will do something if they have that kind of security for their building.

It's kinda ironic to call their place the bunker, but yeah, it sucks they got that while they were at the Open Day.

Cuteness for the Cute Goddess! 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Cue Kickstarter of terrain doors to fund new door at HQ.

Sad to see it happen, but as said above, that doesn’t look like the sturdiest of doors to protect what I imagine to be a business with lots of electronics.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Been Around the Block




Stuff stolen from Matric games! The Irony
   
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Fixture of Dakka







Obispudkenobi wrote:
Stuff stolen from Matric games! The Irony


Are you making an implication of impropriety against a Private Limited Company? Perhaps you'd like to contact your local Constabulary office.
   
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Speed Drybrushing





San Francisco, CA

Oh man, that's awful. I hope it wasn't as bad as that door breach suggests... Presumably no one was around or even within earshot. That's going to produce a lot of noise tokens (sorry, wrong game)

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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Belgium

Yeah, that's why they're looking for witnesses. Classic case with thieves when faced with complex lock and weak door - just ignore the lock and beat the door. They don't need to be professionnal or have a lot of stuff to smash a door like this. You just kick it strong until it breaks, as the blows shown on the picture kinda suggest it.


Obispudkenobi wrote:
Stuff stolen from Matric games! The Irony


Too harsh, sir, too harsh.

If you really want to be mean, though, you could say the irony here is that they have a history of using low quality material for selling their products at a cheap price - and that their broken door is a sad allegory of that.

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Made in si
Steady Stonecleaver







Obispudkenobi wrote:
Stuff stolen from Matric games! The Irony


I'm not aware of Mantic stealing anything.

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[***]







Is that a Mantic Kickstarter "You think it's a steal but in the end you're the one getting ripped off" joke?!?

All kidding aside - getting robbed is horrible and I really wouldn't wish it on anyone.

It is probably worse when it is your home (which I had happen to me once - it was awful to come home to that!), but still, this sucks and here's to hoping the thieves get caught, and caught quickly!
   
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Central Cimmeria

If they don't have adequate insurance this could really put them in big trouble. It isn't cheap to replace so many computers plus all the lost work and files etc.

I'm a little surprised at the cavalier and a bit cruel attitude many of you here have taken about it. This could potentially sink them.

Mantic have made many mistakes, but they have also done some pretty amazing things given their origins. The community is enriched by having them be strong and thriving.
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Yup, opinions on their models aside, Mantic have done a really impressive job of building themselves up into an actual player in an industry where that's incredibly difficult. and I very much suspect that their example has been no small influence on other little guys trying to make a go of it.

Having all that hard work ripped away by some bottom-feeder breaking in the door would be heartbreaking, so I hope it all turns out ok for them.

   
 
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