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Regular Dakkanaut




West Chester, PA

Congrats! It looks soooo good!

You are welcome to come out to my workshop to check out some different airbrush set-ups and get the crew to assist with any terrain projects. We are in high gear for the rest of the summer and can easily help out.

The Mechanicon 2015 Back to our roots - October 23-35, West Chester, PA 
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Awesome, I may just take you up on that Are you guys around on sundays? That's pretty much my own free day ever. Gotta get everything painted up to show off at Mechanicon

In other news, I just finished adding everything to the pledge manager tonight Here is a preview:

http://gangfight-games.mybigcommerce.com/

I'll be sending out the store credit gift vouchers to all of the backers next week after all of the pledges have been collected.

Now I'll be in painting mode till I get both teams finished, since I need them to be able to finish the rulebook and pilot cards. Hoping to have everything done around September, since it will take about a month to get all the printed stuff done.

   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

New update



Hey folks!

I have all of the different rewards added to the online store / pledge manager now. I still have some work to do adding info to the site before I can transfer my old domain name over but I plan to do that this weekend. For now, you can still check out the store with the temp URL

http://gangfight-games.mybigcommerce.com/

All of the pledge rewards are listed in the Mechadrome menu. You can select by your pledge level, or just pick individual items if that's easier for you. I'll also be updating the photos as I get new models painted up.

Due to the limitations with the online store software, I have to make some changes to what I was planning to do. Instead of emailing you a gift certificate code, what I'm going to do is create a store account for you with the name and email address you put in your survey response, then I will apply store credit directly to the account and I will email you personally your account info and a generic password. Then you can log into your account with your email address and change your password and add any other info you want, and then go and select your items. You will see your store credit listed when you check out at the very end, you will have the option to apply your store credit to your order, and then pay any extra balance with paypal if you added any new items.

So, it's important that you fill out your Kickstarter survey if you haven't yet! there are still a couple of people who haven't responded. There are also still a couple of people who's KS pledge payments haven't been collected, not sure why. I will be contacting you about it.. I won't be able to give store credit for your pledge if I don't get your pledge in the first place

Lastly, I have to change the way the shipping charges will be handled. For some reason I'm not able to do a "max price" shipping like I originally hoped, it will only let me set a fixed price.. so if your fixed price is $20, but it would really only cost $15, you would end up having to pay the full $20 no matter what.. and that's not cool. So, like I originally said I'm going to give free US shipping for orders over $100. That will basically be around $10 for most orders, so what I am going to do is create a "rest of the world" coupon code for $10 off shipping for orders over $100... so it will basically be the same discount the US folks are getting, and that should also be able to keep the prices at the levels I was hoping to do originally. Sorry about having to change that, but I think you'll see the prices with the discount will still be reasonable.

So that's all for now! I'm going to start building the accounts and sending out the emails this weekend, probably on Sunday

   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Pledge Manager is up

http://www.gangfightgames.com/

It's open to the whole world, so if you didn't back the campaign you can still go in and preorder anything.

I'll hopefully be adding all of the BWG miniatures to the store soon too right now I just have a few rulebooks at the moment.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





TN/AL/MS state line.

Is there a list of all the mech options anywhere? Also a list of the pilots and their equipment?

Black Bases and Grey Plastic Forever:My quaint little hobby blog.

40k- The Kumunga Swarm (more)
Count Mortimer’s Private Security Force/Excavation Team (building)
Kabal of the Grieving Widow (less)

Plus other games- miniature and cardboard both. 
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Easiest way to see all the options is in the Mechbuilder on the new site

http://www.gangfightgames.com/mechadrome/mechbuilder/

And also on the new site if you go under Terran Titans or Team Bushido you can click on each pilot and it will say what they are equipped with. Also on the Kickstarter page if you scroll down to Rosters & Payloads it will list each pilot and what weapons they have

   
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Fixture of Dakka





TN/AL/MS state line.

Awesome! I started digging around on the page and found the mechbuilder- so my pledge is paid for and done.

I regret not adding a missile drone or three to my order though. I can always get a small army of them later right?

Black Bases and Grey Plastic Forever:My quaint little hobby blog.

40k- The Kumunga Swarm (more)
Count Mortimer’s Private Security Force/Excavation Team (building)
Kabal of the Grieving Widow (less)

Plus other games- miniature and cardboard both. 
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Yep I'm going to be adding them into the rules as part of your team rather than just a little thing that pops up in the middle of the arena and attack anything, and in your team organization 2 drones = 1 light mech. So that's why I changed the name to drones instead of hazards.

I'm also going to be doing an all new "starter set" for retail so the price will be cheaper, those will have 2 drones and 1 light mech. Terran Titans will get the rover drones and Team Bushido will get the crawlers. You can have any kind of drones on your team, I just thought having a different kind in each set will just look better for variety. I'll still do the different bundles on my site though.

   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

I have some rules updates I'm working on.. I don't know if I'll have the time to make a new PDF rulebook for a while though, I'm real busy with the painting and updating the main book.. so I'll probably wait and do an all new PDF at the end when everything is done.. it will be stripped down and mostly "just the rules" like I did with Blackwater Gulch, so the printed book is nicer and has more content.

Anyway, I've mentioned before that the retail starter sets are going to be 1 light mech and 2 drones (instead of hazards). Drones are little automated systems that don't really get added to a team's roster like a pilot, instead any mech can take up to 2 drones for 15 points each and form a little squad with them. Drones have to stay within 12" of the Mech they are with, but otherwise will work like a separate model.. so they're not like other games where everything would have to shoot at the same target. If a drone ends up out of range it will have to move to be within 12" first before it can attack anything. And if their leader mech gets blown up they will go on auto target mode where they go straight for the closest enemy and attack em.

Next, I'm going to change the mech building rules a tiny bit.. right now i have a chart showing the starting stats for every mech, and then you add 5 extra attribute points for your pilot. I'm going to take out the chart and instead make it be where any light mech has 10 points to spend, mediums 15 and heavies 20. it's the same amount of points in the end, and I thought this will be a good way to personalize your teams and use any model out there if you want (but I hope you'll only buy mine :p )

Those are really the only changes, other than the extra fluff and artwork I'll be adding in. The final book should be around 80 pages as planned

   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Hey folks... Time for another update!

I just heard from Iron Wind, they're just finishing the samples for the 3 new light mech poses and the drones, I should have the metal samples this week and I'll take some pictures when I get them. I've been doing a lot of painting.. since I didn't have those alt mech poses I decided to paint up the arms and other pieces ahead of time since I did have those on hand, so that will save some time later. Also, I just finished painting Kessen. I just updated his photo in the online store, along with a new battle pic for the homepage. I also just got ahold of the Mantic ruined quadrant battlezone set, and it's really awesome. I highly recommend their battlezone terran for your Mechadrome arenas It's perfect. After I get all the mechs painted I'll be building all of that up for the photos for the rulebook and more.

Here are a couple of photos of Kessen. I'll be working on Painkiller next, I should have him done later this week.




   
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[MOD]
Troggoth






Trollskogen

Love Kessen's configuration, I'm planning to build some like that . Do they look okay with no top-mounted weapons?
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Yep they look great. There will be 2 holes for the turret pegs, but they are blended in with the detail so you don't really notice it. I was originally going to have the ones with booster jets not have top weapons but it felt like they needed the extra firepower.

   
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Troggoth






Trollskogen

Excellent, thanks
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Hey folks! I'm still hard at work, but nothing too new to report. Still, I'm going to make an update every Monday to keep everyone in the loop.

I did get the new sample models in, and they look great. I'm painting them up now. I was going to have Painkiller finished by now, but I decided to switch gears and finish painting all of Team Bushido. I should have them all done at the end of the week, and then Terran Titans at the end of next week, Painting all those arms in advance saved lots of time.

So for now i'll leave you with some new art. Here are a couple of pics that will be going in the rulebook. These are quick sketches that are still unfinished, but I like where they're going




   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

No shortage of projects to work on around here. I posted a recent update on the KS page, but if you haven’t been reading there, we are going to be doing a new Kickstarter campaign to get the Terran Heavy Mech made, along with Rookie & Pit Crew squads as stretch goals. I’m guesstimating the campaign will be around August or so. We’ll be sculpting and producing the master parts for the heavy mech ahead of time, and I’ll be painting up the first couple of samples to show off in all their glory. So I’m hoping to be able to ship fairly early like before. I’m also guesstimating the price for the heavy to be around $75 USD.

There will be 1 heavy for each team. Terran Titans will get Behemoth, he’ll be armed with a Railgun, Plasmagun, 2 Chaingun turrets and 1 Missile Pod. Team Bushido will get Kaiju, he’ll have 1 Wrecking Ball, 1 Siege Drill, 2 Blaster Turrets and 1 Chaingun turret. The heavy would be a bigger and badder version of the medium mech, I’m guessing around 4-5 inches tall. It will most likely be 100% resin, except for maybe the turrets and smaller pieces.

Since there will be just the 2 pilots, I’m also thinking about packaging the both together and including all of the weapons you need for both. Then you can easily magnetize them or have more options to make your own pilots. If I do that, it will raise the price a little but hopefully no more than $5 or so. I’m also hoping to have the model posable, rather than doing different legs and poses like the lights and mediums. So there will be separate feet, lower legs, upper legs, etc. I don’t want to get too crazy with the amount of parts though, I’d like it to still be easy and self explanatory to build it.

That’s all I have now, I’ll be sharing new art and screenshots and stuff as I get it

   
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Fresh-Faced New User




Australia

Excellent stuff, very much looking forward to laying down some cash for some Heavy Mechs...bring on August!!!
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

So just recapping some of the stuff we’ve been chatting about on the Kickstarter page.

Prints for the new Drones came in, sent them off to get masters made and I”ll take pics of those when I get them in a few weeks. Those will likely be released in August since all of Iron Wind’s customers are in “OMG GENCON” mode and I have to wait in line.

We’re going to be shaking things up a bit with the different weight classes for Mechadrome Season 2. I hope to have that campaign ready to go by mid October or so. We are going to make all new Terran Light Mechs that will have a more exposed driver and be more like an exo suit along the lines of the power loader from Aliens. They will have 2 weapons rather than 3. Then, the current light mech model will become the new Medium Mech. The current Medium Mech model will become the heavy mech, and the new heavy mech we planned to sculpt soon will become the super heavy mech. The new drones will be able to form squads of up to 3 models, and the planned Rookies will be smaller models that can also form small squads of 3, basically the same rules as drones just different stat lines.

The goal here is to have a lower price point to get into the game, so that the game will be more affordable overall. However, light mechs will not be required in your teams like they are now, we’ll be updating the team organization rules and basically just giving everything a point value with no requirement on the amount of mechs you need. All Rookies and Drones will be 1 Fame Point each, light mechs 2, medium mechs 4, heavy mechs 8 and super-heavy mechs 16. All you have to do is make sure your points match your opponent’s and you should be fine.

The new squad rules allow you to have everyone in the squad attack one target and combine their attack dice, it’ll work just like the Salvo upgrade. But again squads are only for drones and rookies.

So the plan will be to get the super heavy mech done along with the new light mechs for the campaign. I’d like to make new team starter sets that come with a couple of drones and 1 light mech. The rules will be updated but it will be a free PDF download and cheap print on demand book. What I’m trying to do for both games is move over to more of a free rules approach with PDFs and printable stat cards, and then print-on-demand options for folks that would like to have a nicer version. That saves me the expense of having to print 1000+ books to get a good price and keeps the game cheaper overall

So that’s where we’re at now. Hopefully I’ll get those drone master models in soon and I’ll post pics as soon as I do

   
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Lurking Gaunt






Do you plan on creating foot soldiers and maybe light tanks for each race for Mechadrome?? Understanding this is a mech based game, infantry and things like that could be scouting units. besides; the Aphid, Bionic, Martian, and Terran models would look fantastic! It's simply a suggestion. I just found this game and it caught my eye, can't wait to see more soon!

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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Originally it was going to be a 15mm scale game and I was hoping to have tanks and flying things, but since we switched to 30mm I want to try and stick to just mechs for now. maybe some day we can, but the first thing I want to do is get the mechs all done for the 4 primary races. Tanks would have to be kind of large models, and that means expensive to sculpt and produce, so I need to make sure the game has a big enough following for that.

I would like to do infantry though. The plan is to have them be similar to drones, they would be a beefier infantry though, I guess similar to a GW terminator. A mechadrome arena isn't the place for a guy with a rifle and flak jacket

   
 
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