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Goose LeChance wrote:
Do people in NA buy directly from Northstar?

How long does it take to ship?
I ordered directly. Northstar sent it 28 April and I got it on 5 May (so 5-6 days). It worked well this time. Previously, while Northstar & Royal Mail were on the ball, DHL US screwed up and had my package bouncing between Los Angeles and Phoenix, Az for ten days, until somebody in the Phoenix office caught it and fixed the problem.

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Goose LeChance wrote:
Do people in NA buy directly from Northstar?

How long does it take to ship?
I ordered directly. Northstar sent it 28 April and I got it on 5 May (so 5-6 days). It worked well this time. Previously, while Northstar & Royal Mail were on the ball, DHL US screwed up and had my package bouncing between Los Angeles and Phoenix, Az for ten days, until somebody in the Phoenix office caught it and fixed the problem.


mine shipped april 27th and i got it on the 18th.
   
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Myrtle Creek, OR

My nickstarter won’t be in until some time in June now. Guess the preorder was more popular than they projected.

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I ordered the day before it closed, and got it within a week, but I am in the uk...
   
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Mine has been ready (German distributer) for 2 weeks but I asked them to hold cause I'm on vacation.

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MrPieChee wrote:
I ordered the day before it closed, and got it within a week, but I am in the uk...


The US retailer I used to buy into the nickstarter delivered to some of their other US customers as early as May 7 based on fb posts. Guess I am just lucky.
   
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Any word on when the metals may go on sale?

Do we know if there will be more metals than the ones in the Nickstarter?

 
   
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They have already previewed a few with flamers that were not in the Nickstarter.

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Northstar seems busy with Oathmark right now. Not faulting them: I'm sure March and April was pretty much all SG, and they've other lines to support. Still, I'm curious about how large the SG metal line will be. Nickstarters got seven metal figures, and we've seen a flamethrower and mystic #4, so that's a minimum of nine figures. Frostgrave had Wizards & Apprentices for all Ten schools, and four double packs of Specialists, so 28 metals at launch.

Stargrave has 8 Backgrounds for the Captain & Mate, and nine Specialists plus the Medic. So that could be 18 metals there, although since we know of 4 mystics, there should be more to cover the backgrounds not covered such as Biomorph, Cyborg, and Tekker (among others).

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I don’t have inside info but it seems like the (very cool) Rogue Stars miniatures which were/are in metal should be rebranded. Rogue Stars felt like it had a splash introduction which quickly cooled once folks either played the game or watched the batreps on YouTube. Most of the chatter about RS that I’ve read has been people gushing about how fun it was to make up new gangs and virtually nothing about playing games/campaign. We tried it in our small group but it had too much to track and also had some builds that were extremely hard to counter. Stargrave would give them a hopefully more active audience

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 privateer4hire wrote:
I don’t have inside info but it seems like the (very cool) Rogue Stars miniatures which were/are in metal should be rebranded. Rogue Stars felt like it had a splash introduction which quickly cooled once folks either played the game or watched the batreps on YouTube. Most of the chatter about RS that I’ve read has been people gushing about how fun it was to make up new gangs and virtually nothing about playing games/campaign. We tried it in our small group but it had too much to track and also had some builds that were extremely hard to counter. Stargrave would give them a hopefully more active audience


That seems to be the direction Northstar is taking. A lot of the models used in the Rogue Stars rulebook also show up in Stargrave. Also, while RS may be close to unplayable, the scenario generator is useful for most any skirmish level game from near future to SF.

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Rogue Stars were an add on for the Nick Starter so I definitely agree they can and should be folded in. Never looked at the game but there are some ace figures in there.

 
   
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Rogue Stars is an amazing game but unless you and your game group dedicated all their minis time to it, it'd be a struggle to get serious games mastery. I and a lot of others backed it because we were hoping for something like A Song Of Blades And Heroes but in space, but it's more like a pulp SF version of Infinity.

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JoshinJapan, absolutely agree that RS scenario generator is excellent.

Irt RS miniatures for stargrave, I think they add a lot of cool characters and alien options. I particularly liked the non humanoid creatures like the caterpillar
   
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Using the Rogue Stars minis would save Northstar some sculpting time and money. The Pirate captain is a fine figure, as is the female Rogue (who seems to be wearing Han Solo's clothes from ep. 5). The alien assassins are also pretty cool. I currently own the pirate, rogue, and a psyker.

Edit: Was asked on BGG for size comparisons to older GW metals. Perhaps other in this forum might have the same concern.
From left to right: Stargrave Crew, 3rd ed W40k metal, Stargrave Merc, Necromunda metal, and Stargrave Crew


From left to right: 3rd ed W40k metal, Raging Heroes Jailbird Metal, Stargrave Crew plastic, Necromunda metal, and Wargames Atlantic Les Grognard plastic

The slight size difference is due to the slotta base. If I mounted the Stargrave figures on slottas, they'd be the same height as the older GW metals. Had no idea how tall Raging Heroes figures were until I did this size comparison.

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Yay! My nickstarter arrived. I can quit whining
   
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 privateer4hire wrote:
Yay! My nickstarter arrived. I can quit whining
Good! Have fun!

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Northstar seems busy with Oathmark right now. Not faulting them: I'm sure March and April was pretty much all SG, and they've other lines to support. Still, I'm curious about how large the SG metal line will be. Nickstarters got seven metal figures, and we've seen a flamethrower and mystic #4, so that's a minimum of nine figures. Frostgrave had Wizards & Apprentices for all Ten schools, and four double packs of Specialists, so 28 metals at launch.

Stargrave has 8 Backgrounds for the Captain & Mate, and nine Specialists plus the Medic. So that could be 18 metals there, although since we know of 4 mystics, there should be more to cover the backgrounds not covered such as Biomorph, Cyborg, and Tekker (among others).


but Stargrave started with 3 plastic kits (large ones too) along with 7 metals, Frostgrave launched with just the metals so i'd say the launch line up is comparable (and will have cost a bunch more money too)

Edit: not that i'd say no to a few more metals

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Amazon has the solicit for Quarantine 37 up for September.

Quarantine 37 is a supplement for Stargrave, in which the players lead their team of Free Traders into an abandoned space station, looking for lost technology as well as potentially unique research and experiments. Unfortunately, a few of those "experiments" have escaped and still roam the tight, dark confines of the station. Along with a host of new scenarios, this book also contains new technology, soldiers, aliens, and ship options for the players to upgrade their forces.


Spoiler:


https://smile.amazon.com/Stargrave-Quarantine-Joseph-McCullough/dp/147284369X/ref=sr_1_4

Your call as for what "new technology, soldiers, aliens, and ship options" might mean as far as miniatures.

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they talk about it here, 2 campaigns basically, zombies and aliens whether either get kits is under discussion

(sadly it sounds like modular robot kit was an earlier idea, but it really tricky to do well and get everything to fit together so probably isn't going to happen)

 
   
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Basically a Deadzone riff. Don't particularly care for the ruleset anymore, it's just Frostgrave with a pass of Find/Replace to change spell names and that's not interesting to me. But hoping for more plastic kits.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Spoiler:



Macaulay Culkin does drugs again, has a moustache and fights undead astronauts who are connected with the interior via hoses and so can't pursue him. Hum...
   
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 Dryaktylus wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Spoiler:



Macaulay Culkin does drugs again, has a moustache and fights undead astronauts who are connected with the interior via hoses and so can't pursue him. Hum...

I know we give Hollywood a lot of crap (rightfully) for all their their uninspired reboots and remakes.

But this is a reimagining of Home Alone I could get behind

   
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 Zywus wrote:
 Dryaktylus wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Spoiler:



Macaulay Culkin does drugs again, has a moustache and fights undead astronauts who are connected with the interior via hoses and so can't pursue him. Hum...

I know we give Hollywood a lot of crap (rightfully) for all their their uninspired reboots and remakes.

But this is a reimagining of Home Alone I could get behind


Space Alone

Games Workshop are not your friends. They are not a small dev trying their best. They are a multibillion dollar company making calculated decisions about how many costs they can cut, how lazy they can be about relases, and how much they can paywall. They will do it again. Stop giving them money for this. 
   
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That artwork is surprisingly stiff and awkward.

   
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Why is the living man gently floating above ground, and why does the zombie spaceman's legs terminate around knees.

Games Workshop are not your friends. They are not a small dev trying their best. They are a multibillion dollar company making calculated decisions about how many costs they can cut, how lazy they can be about relases, and how much they can paywall. They will do it again. Stop giving them money for this. 
   
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Macaulay Culkin himself said he's be onboard with a reboot that stars him as 8 year old Kevin again and nobody in the film acknowledges that he looks like a grownup.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 Zywus wrote:
 Dryaktylus wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Spoiler:



Macaulay Culkin does drugs again, has a moustache and fights undead astronauts who are connected with the interior via hoses and so can't pursue him. Hum...

I know we give Hollywood a lot of crap (rightfully) for all their their uninspired reboots and remakes.

But this is a reimagining of Home Alone I could get behind


Space Alone


Aboard Alone

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I've found some of the Dreadball teams make for interesting opponents sometimes with a little conversion work or not - particularly these robots -
https://www.manticgames.com/games/dreadball/teams/chromium-chargers-metabot-team/

And some of the other alien teams would make for interesting enemies on an abandoned station -
https://www.manticgames.com/games/dreadball/teams/page/2/
https://www.manticgames.com/games/dreadball/teams/

   
 
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