Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Arrow and is Suicide Squad next?

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not seen Season 2, Episode 12 STOP NOW. You have been warned.

 Last night I squealed like a school girl, for a 40+ year old to do this is a huge feat but the Arrow did just that it got excited more than ever.

Early in Season 1 of the Arrow we saw Deadshot. Then in Season 2 Episode 6, we see Amanda Waller AND Deadshot making an appearance. Episode 12 of Season 2, Bronze Tiger!!!! Then it clicked.....yea, they are building the Suicide Squad up for a series just like they are for the Flash. CW is smart as hell, I saw the Flash but the Suicide Squad was just a rumor but now after a second member of the squad steps into the light and Waller shows up at the end of the episode to recruit Tiger into the squad. Holy Shit in a hand basket! This would be the kick ass of kick ass series.....a covert black ops of supers giving that anti-hero to hero! I was impressed with the Watchmen movie....another favorite off my youth but this is the cake.....only an Alpha Flight movie or series would just make my head go *POP*. I am SO stoked if   Suicide Squad steps to the screen, wow this would be the B5  series loyalty all over for fans like me....

Bronze Tiger


Amanda Waller (revised)

The first Amanda Waller!

Read more here....

What do you think?

Pulp City Kickstarter Live!

Pulp City just launched their KS today and already hit goal! I love the line of figs while not interested in the game (granted the rules seem pretty good, but I have my favorite with Supersystem 3)....some good prices right now and there are some "mini only" deals that you could grab!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Woes of Indiegogos and Kickstarter delays and watchlists!

Well, it looks like there may be a small tide of items hitting over this week or more than likely next week. Some of which are long overdue Indiegogo and Kickstarters.

Die Waffenkammer Indiegogo

Well, it has been about 6 months now and after a few messages on Lead Adventure with the response, “it will be in the mail” and my friend that I talked into this Indiegogo was getting a bit pissed to the point he said he would more than likely never order from Die Waffenkammer unless it was something that nobody else made. He has not been impressed and Jeff has lost a good potential customer. Remember folks, first impressions count!

What was the problem? Lack of communication simply put. There were no posts up on progress or emails out to the backers to update them. Yea, we understand mold issues, he is a solo operation, he has his hands in other projects like the Winter Wars Kickstarter sculpting vehicles, and he more than likely has a real job and a family. Both Chris and I are good by this…..but say something every now and then. I did ball him out and called his customer service “piss poor” which it isn’t, but rather his ability to communicate with investors and customers (I don’t see a huge difference). We are both giving him money for X product. I feel after 6 months with no response justifies a harsh email.

In theory our stuff is in the mail and should be here next week. I have really wanted a Land Sweffen Waffen and looks like an amazing kit. I just want to get it before I end up in a retirement home!

Baker Company Winter Wars Kickstarter

Gav has had a different story; he communicates and has had a spin of bad luck with his casting machine. Still, he was able to pull Anisty in and take what was a really bad delay into a short delay. I respect that and he also has been keeping us up to date. He said about 160 packages went out last week. I hope I am one of those! I would love to get my first wave of Finnish troops!

Robotech Tactics

No tactics went into this Kickstarter, they threw out a lofty goal of December which is a good 6 months and I feel still we are not closer to seeing these until fall of this year. They feed images out but I feel that they just didn’t plan things out well and that they just have some idiots in spots instead of people that are enablers to get the job done. I pray the game does not suck as this was my childhood favorite and I would love a little regression into my youth.

Reaper Bones #2

I just gave them $38 in the end. Not like before where I pissed over $200 but then the Vampire pledge was a HUGE savings and hey they had Cthulu and other Mythos monsters on deck that was an easy sale to me. This time around I opted for a paint set of their master paints that I like and the cool Green Slime. I could have found other items to buy but well, nothing was really on my radar of wants. I could not justify a large expense for a handful of figs….gah! What really annoyed me about the Reaper KS 2 was just how they really pulled the value from the core set (unlike the one before) and the add ons was clearly a mine for cash. While a business the plan for this KS sucked ass….I would have bought for example the street fixtures (dumpster, etc) but I didn’t want the aliens and the other sci-fi crap for $50, not worth it if I am not going to use it. If they had done that set at $10-15, I would have spent more. I think they lots of $50 add on was crap and just fucking stupid if you ask me. It may have been a seller to many but not me. If I don’t see a value, I let my spending speak for itself. They at least was more honest this time and said product delivery is spread out over the months (mine looks like December)….long wait.

Crossover Miniatures #3

Looks like Rusti will crank out another winner here and will be on time as predicted. He hit well within his range last time and being this is a smaller project that is respectable and expected to be able to make their goals.

Guardian Chronicles

My first board game Kickstarter, there has been some delays but they seem to have the core set back on track and shipping next month. Everything looks great and I am stoked about this game.

Games and Gears Battle Boards

This is one I have high hopes for. The concept and quality looks amazing and the price I got mine for was amazing. They also seemed to have made their last delivery right on time and I hope this one is no exception. The only difference here is this is a larger deal than a bunch of brushes…..

On the watch list….

Machinas: Death Racing

This one is on my radar and more than likely I will invest in once I get some spare cash together. I still have 22 days to pledge and pay.  Just a set of two decks of cards it seems so that should be an easy one to get out the door and they seemed to have a good delivery on their last effort.

Pulp City Kickstarter

While I am not a huge fan of the rules, I do love their figures, sadly they are pricey also. I hope there is an option to get the figs without the book to score a decent deal. This is one on my watch list and should be launching in a few days.

Supersystem 4 (formerly Supersystem3!)

An upgrade is on the way and I like what I am hearing on the forums so far. I plan to pledge for this and I hope he manages to get some new minis in there also. The artwork for the cover looks sweet….check it out!

Looking forward to doing some play tests to this and trying the solossystem out!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Reaper Parcel Showed!

Got a package this weekend with my Reaper figs in it, I had some credit from missing stuff in my Reaper Bones Kickstarter I, so I picked up some new Super Figs!

Sorcerer on Magic Carpet, Roller Girl, Incredible Woman, Lady Tiger and their Female Robot. By some odd twist I ended up ordering only female figs but they was all figs I wanted. Close ups later!

I bought the carrot-top orange for a new hair color option and I got a bonus bottle of sample paint sent to me also which was cool. A nice dark chocolate brown.

Gamma Claus!

Something I polished off for Lead Adventures Forums painting challenge to get 100 entries! Finally got mine in!

Friday, January 17, 2014

9 Days left on the Crossover Kickstarter!

Wow! Check out this  KS and think about investing! If...

  •  You love super heroes.
  • Love to custom your figs, with the head swap options amazing!
  • You love robots, bank robbers and more!
  • If you like to support a KS that has twice over shipped right ON TIME!
  • Rusti the owner is just a cool guy...
Plus he is adding in a bonus perk. Check out the site for other goodness!


Robo and Cyber-Cats

Bolt Action Gaming Jan. 5th

Well, this is long overdue to post. I got together with Lee and Chris about two weeks ago to throw some dice and hang out at the new Anthem Games store.

First, the store was amazing. Huge and plenty of space and tons of tables. They have plans for a coffee shop and they serve food. I am looking forward to hanging out there more!

Chris pulled out his British and we had a standard bash where I had to capture two of the three objectives and Chris was defending. He had his usual lot of Brits with this time the Crocodile making a cameo in the game.

Well, this game ended dismal for the Germans in a nutshell, I rolled a 1 for my air strike. Remind me not to allow Japanese exchange pilots to fly my planes. *sigh* Plus the Croc was just a pain in the ass to take on, everything I shot at it just put a pin on it or nothing including not even breaking the armor. Oh it screwed my plans up and the dice was not with me.

Here are a few shots of the game!

The table.

Open turns o the game.

222 takes a hit!

That was where the Japanese Exchange Pilot hit my 155mm heavy howitzer.

BOOM! That was where the gun was.

7 Half Track taken out! Arg! 

Roasting the Croc!

After a few pins on the Croc the flamethrower was finally able to take it out.
My moral victory after the loss.

My second game with Lee didn't go any better against his Americans a straight up kill point mission. Again, I got the suicide pilot from the Japanese exchange pilot program.
heavy  howitzer deploys

Sniper sets up

Americans Advance

ATG sets up...

Towards the end of the game, once the rift was obvious I was able to take the loss with grace.

Miniature Man Contest

Check out this great blog and enter this contest! Lots of interesting content on the site.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Crossover 3 Miniatures Kickstarter!


Ouch! Rusti shocked us all with a shock attack of a new Kickstarter. 8 New supers and a bunch of goons including heavy weapon para military, bank robbers and robot invaders! Wow! 

Check it out and support it! Great guy! Delivered on time for Crossover 2 that I was part of and Part 1 while I missed out due to finances was amazing...I think 2014 is the year of Superheroes, Why? Crossover 3, talk of Supersystem3 published in book form and updated, Pulp City has a KS about to start at the end of the month and Guardians Chronicles is going to start shipping soon! Whoo!