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DerKrampus04 Nov 2012 5:31 p.m. PST

I picked up a new copy of Operation Damocles and was really taken by the figures in the set. I like the collectablity factor of At 43, not many people play it- but I admire the products so I want more. Where is the best place to start? Is there one army that is easier to find and collect than others? What are the rarest units in term of collecting?

Thank you!
Krampus

GypsyComet04 Nov 2012 6:29 p.m. PST

White Star Fire Toads and all of the ONI stuff are going to be the hardest to acquire, while the Karmans are generally the easiest.

Aksakal04 Nov 2012 10:05 p.m. PST

Rarest will be the big tanks/walkers and the last armies out: ONI, cogs.

Pedrobear Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 3:02 a.m. PST

Ive been wondering: why are the Karmans the cheapest and most abundant on ebay?

haywire Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 7:19 a.m. PST

Karmans were the hardest to play because of their low numbers and a misinterpretation of the English translation of the grounding rules. Next was Red Blok because of their stats.

ebay is always a good place to look for armies.

Farstar Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 9:28 a.m. PST

For a while, everything that had been part of the US distribution deal with FFG was very common and very cheap. The Firetoads and a couple specific White Star and Red Blok infantry sets were the first to run out.

The Cogs are a bit easier to get than ONI because the ONI sets were very col stuff with broad applicability while the Cogs were simply odd robots.

The "collectability" at this point is due to the completely OOP nature of the line. They were never intended to be a limited run. Frankly, I expect to see some of the line reappear under generic labels from Random-and-Blameless (just ask them) Chinese factory #4 before long.

Which reminds me. I still need to acquire a Dotch Yaga.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

ONI are tough to find because they were being released just as Rackham folded.

You may be right Farstar about seeing Chinese copies. The current rumor is that the Chinese Company who "owns" the molds is threatening to melt them because they want too much money for them. But there is a rumored Chinese ebay company that is selling AT-43 stuff without lack of supply, including ONI.

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blackscribe Inactive Member06 Nov 2012 5:03 p.m. PST

I liked the game -- it's too bad it died. It's also too bad the points values seemed to be developed for tiny boards when many of the units were effective at quite long distances. There were other bits of zaniness too (mostly I know about the issues with Therians). Enhanced Articulation only working on maps with a grid and the tournament rule about owning as many Hekats as are summoned being prime examples. There were a bunch of subtleties about Sigma Urash and a copy-paste problem in the English version of the army book. That dude was insanely good if played as-intended rather than as-written.

I would still really love to get a unit of the resin golems.

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