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On 6/7/2019 at 8:53 AM, Toxic_Rat said:

So, I got notice this morning that my Ryushi have been shipped.  So, a five month wait, but not forgotten.  

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...

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14 hours ago, Duetzefix said:

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.

Yes, I saw it. It is good. And seems that we will get Tarakians!

12 hours ago, RuleBritannia said:

I don't get why this isn't advertised?

It is incredible. Or they are so low of staff or the old Spartan´s games seems unimportant to them, or we are unimportant to them.

They do not take care of the forum. We are alone here.

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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.

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I think we all want to be positive, but it would be damned sight easier if Warcradle could get a bit more positive about their Spartan heritage, their Dystopian wars and Firestorm ranges, and they realised that the community, even when critical, wants to help.  Its been nearly two years, we just want some more fancy boats, and with the long timescale things are taking we need to make sure the community is involved and engaged,

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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....

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To clarify on the Spartan models not counting as WC Firestorm models, Stuart was referring to the pricing.  The prices shown for the Firestorm classics should not be taken as an indicator of what price range the new models will be set at.   Which to me makes sense, in that the classics are limited short runs.

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Aye it does feel that they teased a lot on Dystopian around Christmas and then ran out of steam on what to update us on when everything was changing around a lot. Then again they made a big choice to re-design a lot of the game models which was a very bold move considering that, whilst they gota messy delivery of moulds, they could have simply relaunched the games without the redesign. Then again considering that the rules are still in beta it might well be that redesign of models isn't actually the bottleneck on the timescales. 

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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.

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