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  1. Xireon

    Model availability

    Dear Warcradle staff, When you acquired Spartan Games' inventory, was there any stock left of the newer models? And. if so, are you planning on selling these models (or reproducing them if no stock was left) any time soon? I know you are planning to release a new edition after you are done working on DW, but if you could at least get some models out there it would be easier to get (back) into the game and introduce new people. Thanks!
  2. So I took the liberty of hijacking some notes about yesterday’s Q&A session from manbattlestations.com - Thanks for the write-up mate! also, I added some of my own thoughts below: On consolidation of factions: I hope they leave the main structure intact. So Kurak Alliance vs Zenian League, and Marauders as an oddball. As I understood from a past answer somewhere, they were looking into rolling natural allies into their main factions. I sincerely hope that EACH individual race will remain playable as a “pure” fleet at least. And the Zenian side will need to get buffed with the Saurians and the Illosians (Alex Mann posted an excellent write-up for the latter on his blog some time ago). On the plastics: Not sure what to think here. One thing is that I like my models a bit on the heavy side, and plastics feel flimsy to me. On the other hand this would eliminate the need for multiple pegs (a pet peeve of mine) and it would open up more options for different ship types. Though I hope they keep the ruleswise customizability (hardpoints and options) intact, but wont have us go all WYSIWYG with multiple different drop-on components. On the unique design opportunities: Curious here. Please include advanced, detachable, flight stands and, if possible, bases with dials for HP and CP at least. Also, please standardize base sizes with their corresponding ship classes. On the Classic models: Great move! If possible, please make sure at least patrol fleets for the core 6 are available, even if this would require a new mould, as they are great for drawing in new players. And maybe offer the special ships from the 2-player sets separately or per race as well. And, as a special request, please consider selling the half rings for my beloved OmniDyne separately, as Spartan did never fulfill my order for these. My wallet is cringing in terror already :D Thanks Warcradle for the huge effort so far!
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    Still playing

    I'll leave this tidbit, which I took from the manbattlestations.com blog regarding the May 4th Q&A, here: Uncharted Seas WC has spent a lot of time on it In a fairly advanced stage of development, some elements are still being worked Won’t see a lot for the next few months Expect more info/announcements in the Fall
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    Model availability

    Yeah. That means shipping is cheaper for me. But it is still cheaper as opposed to me buying it for you and shipping it to you. Bottom line: Come on Warcradle. We need more resin crack <3
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    Model availability

    Haha let's just say there is a reason they are sold out :) Now I just need a second patrol fleet and an additional box of smalls. Ordering went fine. The fee was quite reasonable, but the order took some more time because of the external stock thingy. The order got delivered last Saturday, and it is in great condition. God I missed receiving Armada boxes in the mail <3
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    Movement Changes?

    My wife got almost all of them correct. Then again, she isn't into games at all, barring a few board games. Conclusion: If you are a gamer, you do not have the time, nor the head space, to memorize these symbols
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    Model availability

    I have to disagree on the underlined part. As far as I can gather they were talking about release dates, which of course relates to their production capacity, and that I understand. However, if I recall correctly the first thing they did was inventory all the items they received and entered them into their ERP system. Therefore, at this time they should already have a decent view of which molds are good enough to use, and which are too degraded. And that is the info I am looking for. Also, I reckon they will by now have a decent view of what existing sculpts they want to re-use (and, if required, create new molds for), and what models they are looking to re-sculpt first. Dates and time frames would be nice, but I understand these cannot be set at this time. Come on Warcradle staff, and drop us hungry starving Firestorm gamers a bone or 2 <3
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    Model availability

    @Warcradle Richardor @Warcradle Stuartcould you at least shed some light on what you will (and can) re-release and what you will (or can) not? This can help people planning their fleet expansion, and it is also better for getting new players into the game by telling them what fleets/models will be re-released soon(tm) so they will not have to resort to the second-hand sources. Also, as some small sign of gratitude for saving the IP, I'd rather purchase models from you as opposed to paying (sometimes ridiculous) eBay prices! And as a follow-up, is there already anything you can say about possible redesign/re-sculpting and/or discontinuation of certain models? Many people would not like blowing a large wad of cash on models, only to see new sculpts being released a few months later. Finally, will you also be offering specific components for individual sale? Most notably the resin half-rings used on OmniDyne vessels. Thanks!
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    Model availability

    Thanks a lot for the tip! I found the Xelocians I wanted there. It seems external stock adds some time (I think it was a week or something) to the order processing time, so I just went and punched in the order. Let's see how it goes... Xelocians are not the most powerful fleet (I proxied them once and got creamed by Sorylians), but their T1 ships are so awesome <3 Now I'm hoping WC will get some stuff into production soon(tm).
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    Model availability

    Already asking on the FB page, but thanks for the tip I have tried Dettol, which has ruined some mini's. That stuff makes paint turn into rubber when the least amount of water gets in, and it tends to eat the minis after some time. Also, I tried rubbing alcohol, but maybe it's just my stripping skills which are lacking...
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    Model availability

    WOW! I knew Spartan Games was not the most professional of companies, but this is crazy. When Spartan Games went belly-up, I sold off most of the stuff I had, and I never picked up the new Xelocians and Corsairs. These are what I'm after now as I love the sculpts, especially the Xelocians.
  12. Firestorm Galaxy Expansion Kickstarter is live!
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    3rd Edition Pathogen rules

    The discussion regarding this took place on one of the Facebook pages, and not here on the forums. There is indeed nothing wrong with a bit of humor, but apparently some people have to pull everything out of context. Having a Spartan tag next to your name also comes with a target on your chest it seems Anyway, let's get back to coaxing more Pathogen intel out of @Spartan_FA_Mike, so we can plan our defenses accordingly and in a timely fashion
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    Balancing of ships for 3rd

    Also, I would take the ship's race into account, as some races might have easier (or more restricted) access to certain ship types, which might affect the points value.
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    3rd Edition Fleet Construction

    Quoting myself in order to add to the discussion... From what I have seen, the biggest issue people have with the % system as opposed to the tier system, is the possibility of unbalanced lists full of no-brainer power units. The alternative I suggested would alleviate that issue at least, and it would allow to keep the thematic of the different races by limiting/unlimiting certain units. How would people feel about something like this? Note that I am not part of the design- or the beta team, so no punches below the waist please
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    I just received an email from BattleScribe's developer, stating this issue should be fixed in the new release.
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    They used to be reported in this thread, and we had multiple people being able to work with the files. Though over time people joined and left, @steve_990 did most of the work since last year, but with the upgrade to Battlescribe 2.0, the impending version 3 of FSA, and the functional issue in my previous post, it seems like most (if not all) development has ceased. Meanwhile, @Toxic_Rat has created the excellent Firestorm Fleet Manager for Windows (found at http://pymapper.com/firestorm-armada/), and Spartan Games is working on a web-based tool (https://www.spartanforcebuilder.com/), which is in beta for Halo Ground Command, while the other systems are under development. So sadly, for now it means there is no alternative for a mobile app...
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    Good day @steve_990, I hope your surgery went well! Today I received a message from the creator of Battlescribe: Status update An idea you support has been updated: 22 votes under review +3 votes Issue with Selection Group Entries and collectives (No Status) → Under Review Can you please create demo files (gst and cat) that demonstrate this issue and email them to me: jon dot taylor at battlescribe dot net Thanks! Jon Taylor Admin, BattleScribe As I haven't worked on the BattleScribe files for ages due to job-related time constraints, I am not able to supply the requested demo files, so if you (or anyone else who has the time and knowledge) could whip these up for the developer maybe a solution will be created.
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    3rd Edition Weapons Systems

    I am a bit on the fence here. On one hand, I am happy the Fixed arc is gone. As one of the very few rules that used the base size instead of the flight peg, it never sat well with me and I have been advocating they use of EITHER pegs OR bases, but not both, for years. Especially with the MK1 models having different base sizes. Also, with Dindrenzi ships having the turning circle of an oil tanker in the middle of the desert, no other rule has frustrated me more over the years. However, fair is fair, at least some of the AD values for railguns (and other races with fixed weapons like the Xelocians) need to be adjusted now they will have an easier time in actually hitting something. In regards to the Kinetic MAR, I agree it will be devastating to races who rely on shields (disregarding the Terrans here, because Dramos), and it will be useless against anyone else. Without making them too OP, and keeping them in line with other weapon effects, the effect should be applicable vs every enemy and not just shield users. As Kinetic weapons rely on impact to do damage, I always envisioned them as huge shells battering against defenses at hyper velocity.So how about duplicating the effect of Beam weapons, but in RB 3 or 4 instead of RB 1? Combined with the movement challenges the Dindrenzi face, keeping the enemy at this range is going to be hard enough anyway. And for the RSN, their Kinetics are generally weaker than the Dindrenzi anyway, so I feel this would not be too overpowered. Regarding shields, shooting at large vessels with 3-4 shields is no fun either, as they are hard to penetrate and even bypass the DR with most weapons, let alone scoring a critical hit. Maybe something that is worth looking into too...
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    3rd Edition Fleet Construction

    How about racial restrictions in the ORBAT's, where you limit certain more powerful squadrons/ship types to a specific number? So actually a combo of v2 and v3, where you do away with the tier system, but keep the fleet composition limits. That will give you an extra method to balance races and fleets at certain points levels, and it directy ties into the fluff. Also, if you have a list stating you are only allowed 1 squadron of ship x, and 2 squadrons of ship y for a given point bandwith, it should not be hard to interpret/understand at all. Of course, you will need to add a provision for Very Large Fleets, like the v2 grand armadas.
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    Welcome mr new moderator As you are throwing around some tidbits of info, could you shed some light on the new fleet building system?
  22. Hi guys, As you might have read in the newsletter Spartan Games is offering free models with qualifying orders in the online store made until tomorrow end of day. I have a few questions about this (and similar) promotions, so I would like to request some clarifications: - Do pre-orders also count towards the order total for the free models? - Does the Corinthian Club discount apply before or after determining the eligibility (so for example can I order for GBP 100, get 15% off, AND still receive that Sturginium rig)? - If I order more than GBP 100, do I need to create a new order or can I just keep adding and redeem a freebie at every milestone? - If my order includes pre-order items, will it be split into 2 parts? Would you be willing and able to shed some light on this @Spartan Neil and/or @Spartan Mike? Thanks for clarifying. Best regards, Xireon
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    What is it you want to see?

    I would so buy novels detailing massive events: - The destruction of Dramos - The invention of Sturginium - The events surrounding the Pathogen development - Rise and fall of specific nations and races - The escape of SuperMax-89 (or what was the number again) - More background on iconic characters and commanders EDIT: You could even do some kind of fan-fiction contest for short stories. That is also a nice way to involve the community. Best stories might even get published, and their authors might even receive some resin goodies
  24. Xireon

    Corinthian Club Chat!

    Neil posted this in the boardgame thread in the Armada forum. I thought I'd take the relevant bit and post it here
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    So, uh... Fighter combat.

    I was chatting to Neil last night, and he was already aware of these issues too. He told me he is working out a solution, though I do not have explicit details. Give the man some time and I am sure he will sort it for us

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