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  1. On 10/1/2018 at 9:19 AM, Orkimedes said:

    I wonder what the updated numbers are.  Spring 2018 was roughly right before they ran out of everything.

    I’ve personally noticed a pretty significant stagnation in interest since the initial excitement wore off and nothing new was released (or in stock) for ~4 months.

    Yeah, we're down to 2 active buys at our FLGS ... Kill Team and Sigmar dominate the local scene with other games sprinkled in. Nobody even purchased X-Wing 2.0 (and it used to be huge).

  2. I buy my Legion stuff from my FLGS, but I've had nothing but positive dealings with Miniature Market. Fwiw, their free shipping has sometimes been painfully slow (especially for orders I'm excited about), however, of late I've noticed preorders arriving in a very timely fashion and quicker turnarounds on my other orders. 

  3. 3 hours ago, lukecook said:

    What are these ranking systems people are using? I only play Legion right now so it would be my top 1-5?

    ICv2 has the non-collectible miniatures top 5 sellers for Spring 2018 "based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers." 


    Warhammer 40K

    Games Workshop


    D&D Nolzur's Marvelous Minis




    Privateer Press


    Star Wars Legion

    ANA/Fantasy Flight Games


    Age of Sigmar

    Games Workshop

  4. I also posted this on the X-Wing Gen Con thread (or one of them anyway) ... 

    But the first news I've seen in the lead up to Gen Con may be dishappointing to some who would like some kind of early confirmation that FFG is going to shell out an Armadian Dish full of Super Star Dishtoyers, Clone Wars dishstruction, and Squadron derfing -- doh -- dishing ... nerfing. Oh well, here it is: 

    We've got one pre-event announcement in the lead up to FFG's In-Flight report:



    Privateer Press and Fantasy Flight Games announce an exclusive limited-edition collection of miniatures from the world of Rokugan! 

    Coming January 2019



    Here's a link

  5. I just use a small pinch of blue poster tack so that I can change out my weapon loadout ... haven't had a problem thus far outside of the small price of removing the gun and tack and putting them away. At first, I got a small bit of chuckling and laughter at what I was doing, which surprised me cuz I'm not the first person to do this, but now they seem cool w/ it and some have even done the same 

  6. 13 minutes ago, spudmonkey said:

    I've read the book, it's been a few years so forgive me if I'm wrong but I don't recall Palpatine ever performing direct action, only directing Vader to do things from the bridge of the ship and then the escape craft.  


    The idea of him leading troops in Legion is against his whole Motif, sure he's a Sith Lord and totally capable on the battlefield, but his whole thing is hiding that fact and working from the shadows, he never revealed himself to be a Sith after founding the Empire, Luke only knew about it from Obi-wan.


    It's also been awhile for me, but...


    ...,iirc, they do take on a whole nest of Lyleks with some support from the Royal Guard.

    Link to more information

  7. I am not a great painter but find the results more tolerable than unpainted (Walking Dead, IA, Batman Miniature Game, Runewars, Mansions, and even Axis and Allies all have been painted at one point or another). Personally, I wouldn't complain about pre-painted minis, however, I like the increased size of these Legion minis. The enjoyment of painting the larger miniatures of Runewars/BMG is incredibly increased compared to painting IA or Mansions. I'm excited for Legion. 

  8. FFG is capable of supporting both games and having them both be financially viable. It really depends on how well Runewars players support the game; the games are quite different ... they'll scratch different wargaming itches depending on what types of gamer psoriasis you have. 

  9. FFG does what FFG does. I neither believe it is my consumer's right to have a more durable box nor do I think I deserve a qualified box that meets my subjective cardboard preferences. 

    However, I'd prefer a stronger/tougher/durable box that saves me the trouble of customizing it to meet my (possibly petty) preferences. As of right now I store miniatures in tuck boxes but keep all components in the core boxes; one is a Waiqar quick play box (with tokens, rulers, cards, discs) with another for the Daqan...my initial intention was to do the same for the Aymhelin forces ... nevertheless, no big deal, as I will cut the box up and use the artwork to make a new durable box. Done it before for other games and I will do it again. 

  10. As I have gotten ever closer to finishing up the painting side of this game the game has been hitting the table a lot more over the past few weekends. At times I have been underwhelmed by hero performance but have also seen them be really effective depending on the scenario ... maneuverability and initiative really help them snag key positions and/or objectives. But like others have mentioned, their combat efficiency, against large units especially, doesn't seem to be all that great (definitely not like Monster/Heroes in Middle Earth SBG but I'm okay with this) ... although some well-timed and accurate strikes can be helpful in taking out tough upgrades, especially if you can flank an already engaged unit. 

  11. 7 minutes ago, Hawkman2000 said:

    I almost wonder if the slowish start to the new season of GOT might be impacting CMON's success here. Maybe if they kicked it closer to the middle or end of the season there might be more rabid GOT fans jumping on this. 

    It's quite possible. Last night's episode teased some mass combat and appeared to increase the enthusiasm of some pledgers in the comment section. If HBO/Benioff/Weiss pull off some epic battles in the next couple of weeks before the end of this Kickstarter, it may drive some people toward the campaign to make a pledge or increase it ... combine that with a traditional CMoN grand finale to the campaign that incites Kickstarter madness and maybe they get some significant spikes before it is all said and done. 

    Additionally, many CMoN fans dropped a lot of money on Green Horde ... GenCon looms ... its the end of the month (there are bills to pay) ... the IP, while popular, is more of an adult property than a family property (haha, for the record, CMoN did address one backer's concern and stated that there is no nudity in the SoIaF TMG) ... 

  12. CMoN is pretty good at managing their campaigns ... and the changes made seem to have given the project a bump and they have brought in an additional 20k. The day should cap off their best pledge day (monetarily) since Day 3 of the campaign. Their struggle right now is figuring out how to entice new backers. 

    That said, I think the game will be simple, fast, and fun to play (I'm a little iffy on the tactics deck stuff but it seems similar to Imperial Assault and I don't mind it too much in that game). I also have no plans of jumping ship from Runewars either ... the action based initiative is one of the most exciting mechanics I've used in a tabletop warfare game ... eliminating the randomness of other variable initiative games (like Batman Miniature Game & Bolt Action). 

  13. The marketplace for fantasy miniatures tabletop combat is going to be fascinating to watch with a number of big dog gaming companies in the fight. FFG's Runewars should be 4 factions deep before the competition jumps into this but the others (GW & CMoN) appear to have aggressive plans. I believe CMoN's Song of Ice and Fire Kickstarter is going to be a relative success despite many preaching doom and after retail release will quickly reach 4 factions. I will be interested to see where Runewars is at next Spring when SoIaF hits the market. Around that same time GW will have completed the full unveiling of the rebranding process for their Middle Earth SBG (not mass combat, but still a significant contender within said marketplace I believe) and GW seems to be making a lot of good PR and branding moves (I know, shocking!) over the past 8-12 months.  Thankfully these games are fairly different from one another in style, IP, branding, gameplay, etc. 

    Personally, I find this to be quite exciting (so far I have options to field full units of each unit type for both of the RW factions (with Elves pending), pledged for SoIaF, and I already have most of the LotR/Hobbit stuff I want), however, with competition there are winners and losers and I can't help but wonder who may or may not be the winners and losers in this tussle. And this isn't even accounting for other wargames (sci-fi and such) ... some areas saw a loss of RW enthusiasm, or at least have been distracted in some way, as a result of the release of 40k 8th (for instance, one LGS in my area hosted a RW intro event but during the event most event/store reps were talking about 40k). That said, I believe RW hit the marketplace at the right time ... and lean toward agreeing with Budgernaut and TallTonyB ... the 4 factions should rekindle interest for areas that have lost it. 

  14. Not really sure that it'd have a big enough audience, but I know my wife would love it, and that is the CW's Supernatural show. I have a generally passing interest in it, but the more I think about it, the more I think it could make for a rather fun mash-up of Descent/Mansions/Imperial Assault--monsters, maps, traveling throughout the country (to the woods, cabins, mansions, hotels, corporate buildings, and even heaven and hell), guns, hunter classes, big baddies, allies, etc. And it'd be easy for me to get my wife to play, which is a win albeit a rather subjective win. 

  15. I'd play. But again, echoing what others have said already ... I'd only be okay with it for casual games or perhaps a custom narrative game of some sort. Anything relating to tourney style battles, even a "friendly" tournament among 4+ friends (which, in my experience, unfortunately, seem to have a higher likelihood of descending into unsportsmanlike behavior), and I'd strongly oppose for reasons already mentioned. 

  16. I like to supplant my disappointment about the lack of news for Imperial Assault and Armada by thinking about all the terrible things I'm missing out on and after missing out on Escapades in the Streets of Theed I must now look forward to next week's announcement:

    The Crystal Star mini box featuring Wyrwolves, Waru, Lord Cnorec, and Celestial Serenity. 

    One can only dream. 

  17. 3 hours ago, ninclouse2000 said:

    Yes sadly I've noticed an increase in their prices also.

    I'm glad I got the deals I got before this happened. The new pricing makes it a wash when deciding where to buy as the prices are the nearly the same. I get 20% off at my FLGS, however, they have a hard time keeping stock and they don't do pre-orders due to previous distribution inconsistencies. As a result, I make most of my Armada pre-orders from CSI with a base 15% off plus my additional 5% off bcuz they've made so much money on me (and I will occasionally pick up a few of the old WotC SW Minis at 15% off for additional IA proxies, custom cards, or miniatures for the SWRPG).