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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:01 pm 
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I have a friend who's on the playtesters. Granted he's a Spartan fanboi so he's going to be pretty heavily biased, but he thought the rules set was pretty solid and would allow some fun games.

I think if you're concerned about whether this will be a "fringe" game or not, I wouldn't jump in straight away. It's not going to replace Warmahordes or 40K or anything straight away. :wink: But on the other hand, I want to support Spartan as they do great stuff and the models are both fantastically produced and comparatively cheap.

The hardest thing I am finding is that I still have Dystopian Wars on my radar as my primary system of interest right now, with my limited gaming time (although it should be a bit better next year), but Spartan are releasing so much good stuff. And there's the stuff I want to catch up on. I just bought the Firestorm Armada book and it's a tight system with some amazing models. I'm planning on picking up a Directorate Patrol Fleet soon. Then of course there's Planetfall, which looks amazing but I already have Dystopian Wars on land- which is a different thing I know, but both of them are large-scale land games. But then I have the new Dystopian Legions book on order too. Because I buy anything with "Russian Coalition" written on it due to my bower bird mentality.

In any case, if I jump into Planetfall, it will be Directorate too. Not because they're in the boxed game although that's convenient, but because I really like the fluff surrounding them and I like the Works Raptor allies. I spoke to another guy down at TGA today who is a Firestorm Armada fan who's jumping into Planetfall without hesitation.

Von Pickles, once I am freed up after PAX, feel free to book me for a Dystopian Wars V2.0 game if you're so inclined. This thread shows off a 2000pt Armoured game at TGA: http://westgamer.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 3&start=30

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Cheers V, will have to dust my DW stuff from storage, hope raw mini's dont offend ya :) (i havent even painted my land forces dropped a heap o coin on EotBS and FSA got some EotBS painted not much else!)

let me know via PM when ya free (late Oct - early Nov are out for me sorry, but anytime after)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:21 pm 
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PAX Aus is on at that time along with two other events so I will be out of circulation during that time anyway.

But hey, Planetfall ships on October the 28th.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:32 pm 
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The "fringe" nature of Planetfall is the things thats keeping me away. I've got a lot of investment in D-wars that I just don't get the time to play and I feel that Planetfall scale is pretty much taken up by Epic players in Perth.

Just my 2c worth. Looks great though!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Feel free to book me for Dystopian Wars after PAX, Dave. :P

Meh, the fringe thing doesn't bother me. I have not struggled to fine opponents for Dystopian and although I am looking at getting into Firestorm Armada and maybe Planetfall too, I am not going to panic as I don't get to play a huge amount of games. So I only need a few opponents to be happy. Also, I don't care about tournaments.

But sure, these games are what you make them, and some enthusiasm is a great thing in getting people started.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Another Alliance Helix got announced. This time it's the Ba'Kash for the Zenian League. I'm not sure I like these. I was totally down with the Directorate, Terrans, Dindrenzi, Turquai and Works Raptor, but these guys aren't doing it for me yet.

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I am quite happy to be wrong about this. Any thoughts?

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Definitely remind me of the Narn G'Quan from Babylon 5.
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I was about to say "Holy Crap, that's a good paint job!" then realised it was Bab 5. :D

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I think a better paint job would help those minis. Whatever they've got there just isn't working.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:35 am 
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Here's what the Ba'Kash look like in Firestorm Armada:

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I'm thinking you're right, Rathnard. It might just be the paint job.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Spartan have the preorders up on the Core Helixs of the main force's Battlegroups.

Relthoza (space spiders)
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Sorylians (lizard people)
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Terrans (USMC from Halo or what!?)
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Dindrenzi (Human successionists, high-tech, wealthy, but with xenophobia and cults thrown in)
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The core Helixes for the Aquan Prime and Directorate units are still only available in the boxed game. At a guess I'd say they will be available separately before long.

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Running true to form, I've gone and picked up the starter box for this as I'm intending on putting together a Directorate force to match my Firestorm Armada fleet.

These have caught my eye so far:

Directorate Core Helix (from the starter box, but will be available separately):
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And the Heavy Helix
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Can't wait for the Directorate's odd take on the Leviathan class comes- the Wraith, a flying Leviathan!
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