Thursday, 4 April 2013

WAR of the worlds (2)

I have to be really quick before I get guilted into painting more space Orks... which I'm quite enjoying but don't tell anyone.

Anyway cutting a long story short, Kev from the wargames club emailed me this last night.

This is a link to a new wargames Pre-kickstarter.

My reply was "OH F**k! No way round it. think it's a must! "

 It's kind of right up my street so I feel sure I will get sucked in. There are a number of other kickstarters I would also be interested in as well and needless to say no one is going to give me any more money, so I will have to start selling things. Maybe a lung!

Anyway the slave driver (nephew) has started to pester so that's it for now.

Have a good couple of days and I will post again on Saturday.

EDIT 7am Friday morning, having slept on it for a second night.

Having thought about it, It's a NO from me. There is just too many fundamental flaws with the whole idea.

Tanks were created to counter the trench warfare stalemate of 1916-17. Not how we use them today.

I can't conceive of the Martians building trenches ergo the trench stalemate would not come to be.

Unless the tanks are made out of ceramics then they will be worse against heat rays than being in the open.

The whole idea is set in the wrong scale. If tripods are that big then a smaller scale like 6mm or 10mm would be better. If tripods are not huge,  go larger to 20mm where there is already a lot of commercial kits already about. 15mm seems to be 100% designed to limit all the spending to one company, with no other options.

I think it's the wrong era. I think set later, in the great depression maybe. when tanks are in existence and that counters my first point. It also allows you to do gangsters verses Martians which would have much more appeal to me. "Eat Lead you slimy rat!"

SO to conclude it's a No from me there are some nice ideas but overall too many flaws and missed opportunities.

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  1. This looks like it's going to be a good one. That Martian tri-pod is cool looking. They'll get this thing funded no problem.

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    1. Time will tell. I think Kickstarters are coming to saturation point.... but what do I know. Usually nothing!

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  2. Its an interesting looking KS. I think its going to have to reach a point where everyone is just broke with all these kickstarters all the while. Several people I know who have joined 3 or 4 are all skint and when the stuff does arrvie that they've backed its going take them a few years to paint it all. LOL

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    1. Those are my fears. I already have too much to paint. (But that somehow does not stop me buying more!!!)

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    2. I sold stuff to back the Requiem kickstarter so made a huge dent in my leadpile so its not so bad and it was old projects that have stagnated for a long time.

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    3. That is my plan as well.

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  3. Very tempting but I'm an inpatient bastard and still haven't dipped my toe in any....yet!

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    1. I will wait a little longer before I pledge anything substantial. I like the idea, but I have issues!

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  4. Good luck with another project you're obviously going to get hooked on, now about your thoughts on a "garage sale"...

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    1. I can promise that my garage is not for sale, but I do intend to sell some old warhammer bits and bobs. Maybe even a whole army or two.

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  5. I can see why you were tempted as I uttered a similar comment to yours when I first clicked on the link - martians, tanks and zombies!

    Thank goodness for a night's sleep, that could have been expensive.

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    1. Yes there are some very cool ideas but having had a second nights sleep I can see it's not for me. There are more reasons than mentioned above, but those illustrate my point well enough.

      As for the expense, I cannot lie it would have hurt, but I would have gotten over it. (Well eventually)!

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  6. I agree with your conclusions. Now you'll have time to paint more orks.

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    1. More ork details later this day.

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  7. You're thinking to hard Clint, its a fantasy game :)

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    1. Maybe you are right, but now the thoughts in my head I can't shake it!

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