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  1. 4 points
    Warcradle Stuart

    Warcradle Classics?

    This seems to be a common comment. Existing fans are irked that the miniatures they have purchased in significant quantities are not selling now. Could I suggest that a good reason is that the models are classics and designed for a game that is now largely only played by people that own significant fleets etc already? We only ever intended the classics range to be a customer service offering to the existing community. A way to give continuity to your collections and allow you to complete or fill or certain selections. The same is true for WWX. It is regrettable that the Classics offerings have not sold especially well compared to main range releases or to community expectation, but considering the time elapsed since the classic game was in production it is less surprising. The important part was that miniatures have made it into to the hands of fans that would otherwise have to rely on third partirs such as eBay or Facebook selling pages. On the subject of things we find especially irksome, for me it is that Warcradle is being accused of blaming the community for anything. While it's true that there have been a handful of toxic individuals who have had to be taken in hand, they are certainly not reflective of the amazing community that supports the games we make. Regarding those individuals, I do not think aeshva you are one of them, I realise it is comforting for those feeling isolated and embittered to cling to the general community and delude themselves that they are in the same mental space and that their personal views represent a groundswell of opinion. It is perfectly natural to do so. But we have a responsibility to keep the community spaces we look after safe from such self-destructive people.
  2. 4 points
    Texas_Archer

    Warcradle Classics?

    To anyone at Warcradle, I was getting ready to place an order that included some of the kickstarter stuff that was on the Wayland games site. Now it looks like all of those new models have been pulled from the website. Can someone tell me why? Our group was going to do a big order...
  3. 3 points
    Paraxanthine

    Reviving the official wiki

    I did it. Every ship is complete for FA 2.0. The objective to revive the wiki is successful, with over 1200 visits per week.
  4. 3 points
    Warcradle Stuart

    new rules set

    It's likely the classic Firestorm is still played in various clubs and in peoples homes. But like all games that are no longer in active production, its natural for it to become a rarer game on the tabletop. For those that still play the Classic Firestorm Game, we have the Warcradle Classic miniatures to help complete your collections. There is a brand new game called Firestorm Armada in development. It is a new game that we hope appeals to many fans of science fiction space battles. Knowledge of or experience of the Classic Firestorm is completely unnecessary. If you have classic models you will, of course, be able to use them as a 'counts as' in the new Firestorm Armada, but there will be an entire range of new and exciting miniatures to enjoy!
  5. 3 points
    Warcradle Richard

    new rules set

    It will be 3 years at the end of 2020. I know it seems like forever. And of course we'd like to have had all the games out sooner but, we were clear we didn't want to rush. The beta will be announced quite soon and we hope you can become enthused about it. The same free rulebook offer will happen for FSA as it has for both WWX and DW.
  6. 3 points
    murphy'slawofcombat

    Model availability

    look I don't know what I may have said that got the answer deleated . Yes, I do think a little constructive criticism is good. we are all hear to make the game better. I will continue to call it as I see it and let my view be known. I also would like to say that I am not mad at what has happened . I would like to what was said so I my respond in kind . Thanks
  7. 3 points
    Lex Orion

    Warcradle Classics?

    Agree. Spartan´s rules were very good and ships and scenery were amazing. I am from Spain and I am sure that a good support from the company (like rules and books translated) were very good to expand the game. Spartan Games did not translate the rules and books, and here in Spain it is a problem. Many gamers do not buy games without translation. Anyway, me and my friend (and others), play English games and want a lot of Spartan´s DW and FA ships and scenery.
  8. 3 points
    Dave Bednarek

    Warcradle Classics?

    Ok, why would I buy all new models that are NOT to scale with my 3 fleets that are about 8k in points EACH? Just not impressed with the plans going forward on DW.
  9. 3 points
    Brimstone

    Warcradle Classics?

    More than a little disappointing. A beta version of FA was suppose to happen this fall (so Warcradle stated last year at this time). Silence. Classics of FA take months to be delivered ( I also have 2 orders in). A few sketches of their new version of FA are suppose to appease us? Its been more than 2years - going on 3! A bit more candor would be appreciated. At this point, I am skeptical that FA (or other Spartan games) are returning. I would loved to be proved wrong but the silence is athunderous.
  10. 3 points
    hyde1352

    Warcradle Classics?

    I don't think respect is the case, just a relatively small entity stretching itself to far to fast and with very little understanding of what made the fan base. This is all opinion, as I don't see very many people here on this forum as from the old days, and it is the same handful of naysayers throughout, of which I can claim to be.
  11. 3 points
    Banelord

    Warcradle Classics?

    Yes, better wait, "Restock expected - available to order" isn't a valid option. I although have a wish list, but this will definitely have to wait.
  12. 3 points
    Texas_Archer

    Warcradle Classics?

    To me, it shows that Warcradle is not serious about DW. If they were serious about the game, we would have seen a lot more pictures, notes, designs and ideas for future projects. It seems to me they are more worried about WWE and that new 1920's horror game that looks awful. IMO, they should have saved their money and let the game die... Edit: I might be a little harsh, but Warcradle has not really given us anything here to show us that they know what they are doing... C'mon guys, prove us wrong!!!
  13. 3 points
    I am Belch

    Warcradle Classics?

    It is kinda sad. Ive been waiting for months for cretin miniatures to come back into stock and make my order, and still nothing. I have about $200 waiting for a order....just waiting for the in stock of the product.
  14. 3 points
    Banelord

    Warcradle Classics?

    Hmm, really? It's not bad to get money for delivering later without a date. I ordered DW-models in september, some where marked as "items in stock" others as "Restock Expected: Available To Order". I thougt not bad, maybe I have to wait but that is not the problem. 10 days later I got a mail, that Wayland is sorry, but not able to deliver all models. But I have to do nothing, they will send me another information the next week. That second information never arrived. Therefore I opened a ticket october the 25th and asked about the models. I got the return, that they are not able to deliver all models. Because of this I asked for part delivery and two weeks later I got the first 5 models. I thanked for this and asked for information about the rest. First I got no information, therefor I reopned (well it was not really cloesed) the ticket and started the discussion here. The warcradle-guys here are again not able to help. Call the helpdesk.. I'm still in touch with them. They can't give me any date when they are able to deliver the models but offered me a refund. I don't want the money back, I like to get the models. They are a present for my boys. Again, in my opinion it's a very bad behavior to mark 100-200 models of DW as "Restock Expected: Available To Order" but can't even give an information about the date, when they are able to deliver. Poor, only poor... And not a good sign for 3.0. But this is only my single opinion and maybe not representative for the rest of the customer.
  15. 3 points
    hyde1352

    Warcradle Classics?

    I'm just confused about the whole reinvent the wheel thing when you just need to bang the thing back into shape. Old argument, done and over with. But I agree that it's been this long, rules haven't been changed in the beta as much, no real nation flavor (that I've seen) has been released, and a constant shuffling of the old game and it's models into a dark closet is wearing thin. I really don't care about WWX, or it's adjoining games. I care that this is kinda what Spartan did with Uncharted, Dystopian, Firestorm, Halo, and the various micro games in each universe that ultimately slowed them down and gave us nothing for long stretches. Please correct me, but I thought they mentioned that they wouldn't be like that, or was that fantasy again.
  16. 3 points
    Lex Orion

    Model availability

    I think like you. A friend and me are collecting FA and DW and we want to complete our fleets. I think we are not the only ones. If they produce the missing items, those are sales for Warcradle and satisfied customers who may be excited about the company and will want to continue with the new ships that are produced.
  17. 3 points
    murphy'slawofcombat

    Model availability

    I hear your pain and that isn't right they should be a little more careful .
  18. 3 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    Not that quick, it turns out. Anyway, on to the Turmoils, DFC Bathornis-PI99 and DFC Illuyanka-S001 (as you can see I looked up the Directorate's naming conventions): Pictures are very blue this time, don't ask me why, I didn't do anything different. Next up: Well, the Anarchist, of course. Last ship from RotO that's still missing.
  19. 3 points
    Skyhawk

    Model availability

    A timeline on when they expect certain models to be in stock would be nice as well.
  20. 3 points
    Lex Orion

    Model availability

    You are right. A friend and me began to play Firestorm Armada since 3 or 4 years ago. We were enthusiastic with the ship´s models (really awesome), rules and background. And DW were in our wish list. I fall in love for the DW minis when I saw the Prussian Imperium Sky Fortress for the first time. The end of Spartan Games was a shock for us. And the Warcladle announcement was encouraging. Awesome minis, background and good rules are the best basis as possible. A good job with this legacy could be a secure succes. And periodic (near in time) news are needed. The best way to expand a game is to have enthusiastic gamers (with the game and the company). Then, we need the security of the old model availability and the knowledge of the future of these games. Same: news, news, news....
  21. 3 points
    RuleBritannia

    Model availability

    I'm sure any incorrect statement would be swiftly corrected. Warcradle do seem more facebook centric, which is fine unless you are banished from the official facebook groups due to an excess of passion for the setting. But official announcements of the expanding ranges would get more publicity.
  22. 3 points
    Duetzefix

    Model availability

    I haven't seen it mentioned yet but the range of available miniatures has silently expanded. RotO Aquans, Sorylian gunships, Ba'Kash battle carrier, lots of Directorate and Relthoza, Tarakian fighter tokens (lol), Oroshan and Dindrenzi escorts etc.
  23. 3 points
    Eberious

    RSN fleet

    For anyone left here many thanks for the comments, haven't been around in a while. My interest in the game has resurfaced recently so finished up the bombers and fighters. Managed to find another pack of RSN Cruisers so will be arriving end of month.
  24. 3 points
    Toxic_Rat

    Model availability

    So, a nice surprise package arrived today. Three Ryushi Battle Carriers arrived in the mail today. Simple packaging, but all accounted for. Now to find time to get them painted up...
  25. 3 points
    Relsoh

    Introduce Yourself

    I just wanted to say hi. My friends and I recently went to UK Games Expo 2019 and came across Wild West Exodus. We've decided to give it a go, as it look like a lot of fun. Some of us had a demo game while the others watched. My faction will be Hex, though I'm still learning what I can at the moment (more game play may change my mind). Anyone who plays the game and is based in Cardiff, let me know, it would be good to meet others who play the game. Thanks. :)
  26. 2 points
    Overread

    Warcradle Classics?

    I'm sure if we just give WC time (and lots of money for resin) they'll get armies as big and diverse as what old Spartan gave us!
  27. 2 points
    Ragnarokilo

    Excelsior Games & Comics

    Update: Thanks to my badgering and the scent of gold in them thar hills, Excelsior is now an official Stockist.
  28. 2 points
    Banelord

    Warcradle Classics?

    I totally agree with the second phrase. And I'm also with Lex Orion and the first phrase. I'm waiting since september.. I'm willing to buy more ships and promote the game in my area (which is IMO very importent for every company - have older players to reach new customers) but I'm still waiting for news and solutions which fits me.
  29. 2 points
    Lex Orion

    Warcradle Classics?

    I understand that it is not easy to know how to take the best way for the success of a game or a company.... but to buy the rights of a good miniatures game and change it (rules and models) is a big risk. If it is a success for you, I am happy for you. But I want the old ships and their design. Perhaps, it would have been good to continue the Spartan´s legacy and promote the game to try new players. You have old players who want to complete their fleets and, probably, another old fleets. And, surely, the old players would try to gain more new players and sales for you. Perhaps you have low sells of old ships because the old players and some new players are not sure to be able to complete the fleets because there are not all the ships in the shop. I have purchased a lot of DW ships in Wayland on October 1, 2019 and I am still waiting many of them. Also, they send me some wrong ships (I ordered 6 Russian Veliky Escorts and they sent me 6 Novgorod Frigates) and I am still waiting a response (more than one month later). I want to purchase more ships, but I am still waiting news and solutions. I desire the best for you, and the satisfaction of old and new players. If we can to complete our fleets, even to get more (whole) fleets, sure, we were very happy. It will be good for you, it isn´t?
  30. 2 points
    Banelord

    Warcradle Classics?

    Sad to hear! Do you still deliver the open orders?
  31. 2 points
    Lex Orion

    Warcradle Classics?

    That´s what they allow us to believe, sadly
  32. 2 points
    Lex Orion

    Warcradle Classics?

    I have asked to the warcraddle´s support and Wayland and nobody gives me a clear answer, if it gives the answer. They made a mistake in a shipment and they (Wayland in this case) don´t give me a solution, just silence.
  33. 2 points
    Dave Bednarek

    Warcradle Classics?

    Agree with the majority here, it seems. I've pretty much consigned myself to think DW just aint gonna happen. And it was 1 of my very favorite games to play. In retrospect, I wish some other company would have bought the rights to this one.
  34. 2 points
    Burson_Carpathian

    DW Demo Images

    The models on the demotable are still 3D prints, but those in the cabinet are the actual production models, yes.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    You are right, technology allows to increase the detail of the models. Spartan's designs improved over time. I see a lot of work in the Warcradle´s new models. I value that, but it is so much baroque for me. A more sober work can be good. Look at these models at the end of Saprtan (I think they are simply perfect):
  37. 2 points
    I rather disagree. One of the reasons to board a ship is to capture it. How much setup is required and how much it is worth in the end are the real questions. Obviously a Battleship should be able to handle capturing individual Tier 2 & 3 ships quite handily, but having dedicated boarding ships, like some of the Assault Cruisers or Directorate Drones, on hand to handle things with more crew capacity, like a Space Station or aforementioned Battleship, should be a necessity. In other words, your fleet should be built with boarding in mind in order to making capture an effective strategy.
  38. 2 points
    Spenetrator

    Model availability

    Well, I've now been waiting 7 months for an order from Warcradle via their parent company - and at this point I am thinking Wayland should knock the 'available to order' for firestorm models on the head until they have them in hand, as it seems they have no intention of honouring this purchase. For the two companies to not have communicated a reasonable timescale for production of something 7 months after they have taken customers money for it is more than unacceptable, it ought to be embarrassing.
  39. 2 points
    No need to, if a rule implies an action of any kind then it would be listed in the rulebook. I.e. strike (combat action) for a normal action or for example charge (special combat) action. There are two types of actions, combat and move actions and some of them declared as special move/charge actions. In addition there may be special rules/abilities on Statcards which describe wether or not a certain ability is some kind of action, like <Sky Leap> for example. Actions are always described as such, if a certain ability isn't, then it isn't an Action. Don't hang yourself up on the word 'Special' regarding the 'Special Rules', it's just there to distinct those rules from the 'Common Rules' above.
  40. 2 points
    i have just left the warcradle store and i noticed that there are very few photos of the models that are available .... it would be nice if warcradle would were to up date the site and put the photo in . i am more visual and need to see what i would like to buy. can you guys do something to fix this . thanks
  41. 2 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    So this took longer than expected. Anyway, they've been done for two weeks now so here's some pictures: First up the dreaded Anarchist battleship DFC Kukulkan-TQ6: Some SRS tokens: And the complete fleet: Thanks for all the nice and supportive comments, by the way, I really appreciate it. :) My next project is a Terran Patrol Fleet but I'll post the whole thing once it's done, I think.
  42. 2 points
    Overread

    The Beta Lives!

    EXCITEMENT! Darn I like those Relthoza designs! Though I kind of hope they don't got for the last one - I like the idea of a huge ship with spider-web like linkages, but the sane part of me thinks that it would be a nightmare to cast. Super thin parts that will be susceptible to snapping when just cleaning mould lines off. But still looks really cool and the basic concept of the ship designs is creative and I think brings out more of their spider influence. For all the greatness of the Spartan designs they never really said "spiderships made by superspiders" in the same way as their ground models did for Planetfall; which I think captured their designs far better as a species.
  43. 2 points
    myrm

    A report to keep the Seas alive

    A brief report from a club game The Orcs brought out their core fleet with extra destroyers, an assault cruiser and some spare bodged cruisers. The Shroud Mages brought assault destroyers, frigates, cruisers, heavy cruisers and there shiny new Beast of a flagship. The sides engaged with the orcs denying one flank and piling it on - taking first blood by sinking Shroud Mage Frigates Sadly the new flagship was shattered. However the Orcish fleet pretty much has gone for ad hoc submersible training Image shows just before the Orcish Health and Safety failures on the concept of magazines with closed doors.
  44. 2 points
    DocSpuddinky

    Introduce Yourself

    Hi all, just started playing WWX with my son after admiring the miniatures for a while... turns out it's a great game too! We got a demo at UKGE which was a great start and we're busy painting our purchases now... My son is going with Watchers, while I'm going for Lawman, beginning with a Bass Reeves posse which I plan to add to with the Regulators - so I get to paint up Lawmen. Warrior Nation and Outlaws all for the same force. The minis are all just too good! Looking forward to sharing some painting pics and maybe even a bit of fiction....
  45. 2 points
    RuleBritannia

    Model availability

    I think there are two separate issues there. One is the discontinuity. Warcradle have every right to go we have bought this now, we own it, we can throw whatever we want in the bin and make it our own. However, the time taken to relay this and the way its been handled can be off putting and confusing to those already invested in Spartan's settings and just want more fancy boats, and the treatment of the 'classics' range as quite ad hoc and this only being explained later has perhaps shown some room for improving communication. As I've said before I don't get why Warcradle is so ashamed of Spartan's games since they bought them, and now selling them and want to create games based upon the same settings and ideas even if they want to shift the fluff and aesthetic. While I would have preferred more continuity because I don't want to lose the feel and desire to expand an extant force , perhaps a better articulation of the position might be helpful, especially with a lot of talk of some radical shifts in FSA rules. Secondly, the question of content and timelines and handling the hype. Because there isn't communication on this its very hard to judge. While of course Warcradle has every right to withhold information because they are running the show, the lack of timeline and deliberately going dark on information because they don't enjoy fans taking an interest and a critical lens on the project does seem like a lost opportunity for engagement rather than necessary to keep the product popular. But, to be fair, at an early stage things might still be being played around and give a different impression of the end product.
  46. 2 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    Thanks, that's really kind of you to say. Fashionably late here are the Aquan SRS that have been lying around for weeks but I only just got around to take a picture of: And, as promised, Annihilation-class gunships Kelenken and Paracrax, ready for duty: The Turmoils should be quicker, I hope.
  47. 2 points
    Lord Nat

    More info on 3.0 imminent?

    Actually this is something that GW are getting right at the moment with the Sister of Battle release.... Its something that the community has been asking for so they announced it with a beta of the rules since then they have done a little article once a fortnight giving a dribble of information, some weeks its just a case of here we've painted this model look at how we've made the black look different .. but its something regular keeping people who have been looking forward to it hyped and not spending their hobby money else where (for the most part). Where as for DW I'm one of 3/4 people at my local club with fleet(s) and the only one whos taking ANY notice of whats going on, the thought is well theres no info so I'll carry on playing these other systems.
  48. 2 points
    Lord Nat

    More info on 3.0 imminent?

    This is the internet... if its not written in clear on either the companies website or a blog /article of a known wargame dissemination site (ie something like Beasts of War) then its just hear say :p
  49. 2 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    So, as (not) promised I'm back with the big 'un, only a day late. The light is bad today which messed up my pictures, so please be kind. Oannes: From the bottom: And the whole shoal: Next up: Directorate. I guess I'll start with the gunships. I give myself time until next weekend, if I'm not back by then inform the president.
  50. 2 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    I like to believe that's a compliment, so thanks! Here, as promised, the Sulises: Not much to say: Today's Sulis is on the right, the other one has been finished for a few weeks already. New varnish actually helped evening out the models. Oannes coming up as soon as I get to it, so probably tomorrow. No promises, though.
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