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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/archonstudio/rampart-stylish-and-modular-terrain












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Right so this is the second time Archon (who are the folk who were behind Prodos) are coming to KS with this, they've previously delivered most of the Cathedral theme and are starting delivery of the Aztec stuff

this is their legacy offering and they say they can delivery this within a month of the end of the KS

and new this time round is the factory stuff which is going to take longer

here's a link to the previous KS, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/archonstudio/rampart-magnetized-modular-terrain-for-tabletop/comments, so you can check on how the fulfilment went, there do look to have been some issues

but on the other hand the price isn't crazy, and you can build some impressive stuff as Beasts of War show here especially if budget isn't an issue


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I was coming to post about this! I'm so excited. For 100 bucks that is a ridiculous amount of stuff!!
   
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 Haasbioroid wrote:
I was coming to post about this! I'm so excited. For 100 bucks that is a ridiculous amount of stuff!!


Don't forget to add the $30 shipping to that (in the PM)

I got my 2 Kazumi sets last Friday. Overall I'm happy with what I got. It is HIPS but it's a bit softer than GW type HIPS for terrain it holds the detail well so no complaints there. The sets contents weren't quite as listed as they rejigged the tools after the KS but for anything lost I gained elsewhere so happy enough plus as the tools are done now what they list in this KS for legacy stuff is what you get. The pegs are hit and miss some too lose some too tight but I perma glued everything anyway. Not sure how the magnet versions would hold up. I did have to trim here and here to make some panels fit or sit flush. It would have been nice to get half sized (square panels) for shorter sides or turns but some panels can be cut in half to make that work.

The floors are the biggest let down for me they just don't look or work well I can see what they tried to do but I don't feel it works. I've made my own floors with 5mm Foam PVC. The floors will be cut up for rubble scatter and what not.

Out of the 2 sets an managed to make 3 2 storey part ruined buildings, a 3 tiered half Ziggurat (back is exposed for access) and 5 smaller ruins.

I'd get a another set but $23 on a $49 pledge just puts it outside what I'd pay for a single set.
Delivery was by UPS if you're wondering about the cost.

All is not forgiven for AvP but this for me was good start.

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any chance of a photo of your Kazumi stuff DaveC,

be good to see some builds with that too

 
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
any chance of a photo of your Kazumi stuff DaveC,

be good to see some builds with that too


Sure apologies for the poor lighting best I can do for now on my phone. The other buildings need to be glued together so I've just photographed the finished ones.

Foam PVC is soft enough to score lines and patterns into and carves up well for damage. Building 3 shows where I split a panel on the upper floor and hid it with columns

[Thumb - ziggurat.png]

[Thumb - KZ1.png]

[Thumb - KZ2.png]

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Many thanks, that's the one i'm most interested in so it's good to see what somebody can make

(and useful to know the floor sections might well need to be discounted.... BoW ended up using card as floors with their cathedral stuff too, but I think that's as the floors hadn't been finished by the time it was done)

 
   
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I followed the BoW build yes the floors weren't done but they'd never have covered the area needed with Rampart floors anyway as the buildings are so big that needed a different approach.

I felt the overhang of the floors was fine for Kazumi and minimised cutting and fitting but the Cathedral would need more work to make a custom floor fit.

You can get Foam PVC from Amazon cheap enough - £7ish for an A3 sheet.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-White-Sheet-420mm-297mm/dp/B00QQCOXMC/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=23D8E8VB8Y71KT7QBMB2

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Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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I got the Kazumi temple today, I agree with DaveC. Really nice stuff, but the floors are a bit off mechanically and even if you got enough of them, the consoles that hold them are just visually jarring.

I will happily back for the new theme.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

OK, this is tempting, but I'd like to clear up a couple of things:

1. There's no way to get a mix of regular and "solidified" sets it seems like? You either get three or one or three of the other.

2. The shipping table thing - is the "+13" thing on the top row the "2nd shipment at a flat cost" for stretch goals/the new theme? Or are you paying shipping+13 for the January delivery only, and you have to pay a second fee when the wave 2 stuff is ready?

3. How does this match up with the modern GW terrain kits? I'm not expecting a seamless match obviously, but are they roughly the correct height, thickness etc that you could use both as part of the same structure?

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I got a box today... and there were no connectors, plugs, or columns to put anything together.

After panicking and getting annoyed I double checked my shipping. Turns out I'm supposed to get two packages? Did you guys get one or two boxes?

I had added two extra sprues, but that's it.

Overall I'm pleased with it. We'll see how I feel once I can actually build something. At the very least I liked the plastic figures they included.

If they throw in enough extra goodies I may go back in on this second round as well.

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The 'solidified' kit will be just intact sections, no ruined ones, right?

   
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This looks really great, I am at least in for a 3x core set pledge. Love your Aztec Reichtag DaveC. It looks huge. How big is it approximately?

   
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 Illumini wrote:
This looks really great, I am at least in for a 3x core set pledge. Love your Aztec Reichtag DaveC. It looks huge. How big is it approximately?


300mm wide at the base by 210mm tall by 210mm deep

For comparison the panels are 68mm high (including the floor/roof I made) versus 74mm for Warcry terrain and 130mm wide including 2 columns either end versus 110mm for warcry terrain. They are are a good fit as alternate terrain for Warcry.

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Is one box enough for a KT/Necromunda board or is it recommended to go for the $99 pledge?

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I went with the 99 just for all the stuff included...but honestly I probably only need the one.
   
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My other bits arrived the other day so I started going to work on putting it all together.

I'd say the 50 dollar set is plenty for a Kill Team or WarCry board. The 100 dollars or up would be overkill for a board that size, but for a larger game it would be great.

I'm digging the Kazumi motif. Outside of 3D printed stuff I can't think of much else available for jungle temple type scenery.

Extra figure models are always a nice bonus as well.

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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Is one box enough for a KT/Necromunda board or is it recommended to go for the $99 pledge?


I suspect you'd be fine with 1 box for kill team, but if you want the height element for Necromunda 2 is probably a better bet

 
   
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