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Abel





Washington State

The Marcher Worlds just arrived on my doorstep. Is anyone else getting into Warcaster?

Kara Sloan shoots through Time and Design Space for a Negative Play Experience  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I nearly back but in the end could not make a choice of faction. Rather glad that I did not since the newly announced fourth faction for the next ks looks fantastic and just what I want. Though I still like the hulking ramshackle marcher worlds big ,ech and the consortiums as well. Look forward to seeing photos of you mechs

   
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Regular Dakkanaut




I didn't back it as i don't have time for another game (I already have a small squad level skirmish game in Malifaux), i wasn't taken with the model designs, don't use Kickstarter and nobody in our group was interested. they were actaully very very turned off the game.

However im interested in the games mechanics as im sure than some of the simplified mechanics will make their way into WM/H if we ever have an edition change. PP have already stated on several podcasts that this could be their intention.

My FB feed has been full of people getting their boxes last week and putting their models together. Seems like people are hyped. I hope that Warcaster draws in non PP gamers but iv seen little evidence of that.

I want it to do very well. Its just not for me.
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain




Seattle, WA USA

Skipping this one. Didn't like the models shown. Didn't like the idea of the setting, really. Don't have faith in rules quality anymore from PP. So wound up being a hard pass from me, since I already have far too many games in my pipeline...
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





When does it show up at retail? End of August right?
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Thats going to be the acid test of the game. Does it turn up on stores shelves....
   
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Right behind you.

 Sqorgar wrote:
When does it show up at retail? End of August right?

End of August/start of September is wave 1 if I remember right. They did some reshuffling so all the Command Group/starter sets are coming out at the same time rather than Continuum being a wave later.
   
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Executing Exarch





Gave it a miss in the end, wmh has 3 players locally and real life concerns means i cant really travel even prior to The Event


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I'm not in the market for a new game at the moment, but I really like the design and gameplay. I'm curious to see what it looks like in 6 months when its a little more mature and there's more units to pick from.
   
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New Jersey, State of Perfection

I was eyeing the Aeternus Continuum but couldn't justify another game from a company whos support has collapsed and which several of my local stores no longer stock for various reasons.

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Krazed Killa Kan





SoCal

Looking forward to seeing where PP takes it. I've been hugely critical of them, but Warcaster is a step in the right direction. Worth getting a starter. But we'll see if it sticks.

   
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I'll wait and see, but I can't imagine myself getting involved.

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I am interested to hear about the miniature quality. I know they are resin & metal, but how good are the casts? Do they assemble well? Do they look as chunky and thick-detailed in person?

Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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Havent' seen them in person, but I've been pretty impressed with PP's recent output. Lots of character and sharp detail. I've actually noticed their photography has really fallen by the wayside, and more often than not I'm more impressed with what I get in person than what was in the picture.
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

I passed because I'd rather play WMH in the Iron Kingdoms than WMH+ in Space if I'm playing a PP skirmish wargame. Also I'm sick of metal minis. If PP had gone all resin, I likely would have backed despite not needing another game, etc.

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Also I'm sick of metal minis. If PP had gone all resin, I likely would have backed despite not needing another game, etc.

I was all in until I realized the extent to which they're relying on metal. If even the jack equivalents had been all resin, I'd have been in.

I mean seriously! The company was founded in 2000, but they shouldn't be producing miniatures like it's 20 years ago...
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Reaper are older and biggervand still use metal.

Heck with a good set of diamond files metal is nice to work with

   
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Executing Exarch





 Overread wrote:
Reaper are older and biggervand still use metal.

Heck with a good set of diamond files metal is nice to work with


true but PP do seem to have a knack for breaking down a model so assembly moves from minor faff to blood boiling fork wittery and mixing materials in strange ways, the Gallows Grove being a fine example, resin tree with metal branchs /slowclap

"AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED." 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Eh I rank Infinity worse they have tiny tiny tiny contact points

   
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 Overread wrote:
Eh I rank Infinity worse they have tiny tiny tiny contact points


ill see yer infinity and raise you a malifaux

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Overread wrote:
Reaper are older and biggervand still use metal.

Heck with a good set of diamond files metal is nice to work with


true but PP do seem to have a knack for breaking down a model so assembly moves from minor faff to blood boiling fork wittery and mixing materials in strange ways, the Gallows Grove being a fine example, resin tree with metal branchs /slowclap


I think that's one of the best things about their models. The big chunks are in resin, but the smaller details that would be prone to being easily broken or having the kind of bubble and gating issues you see in most resins are metal instead. FWIW, I also find metal/resin glues together a lot better than metal/metal or resin/resin for some reason.
   
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 Overread wrote:
Eh I rank Infinity worse they have tiny tiny tiny contact points
Not anymore. Just put together the Kaldstrom box and most figures were two or three pieces that connected with larged extruded trapezoidal connections that fit together perfectly - no more gluing tiny ass little antennae on.
   
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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Overread wrote:
Eh I rank Infinity worse they have tiny tiny tiny contact points


ill see yer infinity and raise you a malifaux


Heh.

PP swings back!

Nyss Hunters.

PP wins!

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Overread wrote:
Eh I rank Infinity worse they have tiny tiny tiny contact points


ill see yer infinity and raise you a malifaux

I thought Malifaux was rather well known for converting over the plastic by now, or are you referencing their older works?

And Infinity's tiny models are one of the reasons why I haven't gotten in to it. I had enough fun with the Nyss Hunters, and most of my fingers are bigger than their average torso.

Much like Overread, I couldn't make a choice of faction, but am liking the Empyrean, which is naturally a later wave of release. As people have received their books, a fifth faction has been mentioned coming out, but they sounded a lot like the Convergence, so if I do have the time and money to invest, it will be the the Empyrean. Give them a little gold covering with blue glows, and they'll double down as Protoss.

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i didn't back the kickstarter, though that was mostly a lack of free funds at the time, but i like the look of the models and the gameplay videos i've seen, so at some point i plan to pick up a starter or two
   
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 Tamwulf wrote:
The Marcher Worlds just arrived on my doorstep. Is anyone else getting into Warcaster?


Marcher Worlds here. I am going to paint them like Protectorate.


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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Overread wrote:
Reaper are older and biggervand still use metal.

Heck with a good set of diamond files metal is nice to work with


true but PP do seem to have a knack for breaking down a model so assembly moves from minor faff to blood boiling fork wittery and mixing materials in strange ways, the Gallows Grove being a fine example, resin tree with metal branchs /slowclap



Put together and even magnetized my jacks. Contact points are fine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2sgPkJXeJ0

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The game is rapidly rising up my radar as I see more of it. Likely pick it up next time I get my backlog down to the point where buying in isn't completely insane.
   
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Right behind you.

 NinthMusketeer wrote:
I am interested to hear about the miniature quality. I know they are resin & metal, but how good are the casts? Do they assemble well? Do they look as chunky and thick-detailed in person?

So, wave one is all metal. It's not until we get the Heavy Warjacks(Strike Raptor for Marcher Worlds, Nemesis for Continuum, Morningstar for Iron Star Alliance) we'll see resin & metal. The vehicles in Kickstarter #2 are also supposed to be resin with metal guns as an 'addon' to the main body and everything.

The casts for my Marcher Worlds and Continuum were really good. Didn't see much mold shrinkage or have any real notable gaps other than weapons attaching to the Dusk Wolf's arms...but that's more because the arms don't have a good, solid 'wraparound' point for the guns like AC did for theirs.

The only real thing close to a letdown is the face on the variant Hunter for Marcher Worlds. But it's like Infinity models, IMO, where the paintjob makes a huge difference.

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Thanks for the info Kan.

Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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Right behind you.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the stuff my brother and I got. We pledged for just a 'Head' to Head' and are waiting for the variant heads+weapons for the warjacks to arrive, but even if they're lost in the suckhole that is the USPS right now? That's no big deal, cause you can purchase them separately when/if you decide to grab the variant stuff later.

Biggest complaint I might have with the 'line troopers' right now is that there was no real interchangeability of parts. You can swap the heads, that's about it, on the Marcher Worlds Fire Team. The Aeternus Continuum stuff is two pieces, so you can't even do that.

I think they said that variants are a possible stretch goal for Kickstarter #2, but the big thing is new units and the Empyrean Faction are the focus.

Sidenote:
If you're not familiar with the army composition for games?
Up to 15 units(that includes solos) plus up to 3 Hero solos(none of which are out just yet, even for backers as far as I'm aware).
Up to 4 of a specific unit can be included.

So a Marcher Worlds list could be:
4x units of the Ranger Fire Teams
4x Dusk Wolf Light Warjacks
4x Hunter Solos
1x Weaver Solo

Then:
1x Voitek Sudal(Wildcard Hero, works for Iron Star or Marcher Worlds)
1x Artemis Fang(Marcher Worlds Hero)
1x Brobot Guy They Previewed Not Long Ago(Marcher Worlds or Empyrean)

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