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Guthroth23 Jun 2017 1:36 a.m. PST

As someone who has been posting about this project for some time, I am pleased to report that things are finally moving.

Mark Lowther brought Mike at Black Hat on board and he is overseeing the project with good results. A large number of pledges have been sent out, and the rest are proceeding as Mike can fit them in with his own projects. Mark has now admitted it was a project too far for him to manage on his own and that Mike should have been involved much earlier on.

Given the bad publicity that has attached so far some of it from me enormous thanks and respect is due to Mike for stepping in and getting this all resolved.

I pledged for Germans, Brits and a character pack, and the Germans and characters arrived this week. (The two characters are in fact already painted !) Mike has promised the rest of the pledges (mostly British I understand) will be sent out as soon as they can be cast and collated (by the end of July), so it looks as though the project will finally have a happy albeit very belated ending.

It's been a rough ride, but it won't stop me from backing KS projects in future, although I might be more wary of those being run by new or very inexperienced company.

As an example of this, another KS that I backed sent out an update this week saying their delivery would slip by about a month because the KS take up (105 pledges) was more than they expected. Where this company shine however is that they have sent out a total of 24 updates in 3 months so they have at least kept us informed. Anyway, 1 month late scarcely even registers when it's a Kickstarter …

McWong7323 Jun 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

A real one month delay would meet my definition of super fast when it comes to Kickstarter deliveries. But I've heard many a Kickstarter say "one month delay" and then see it turn to two, three, four, five month delays and so on.

Guthroth23 Jun 2017 2:43 a.m. PST

I'm happy with delays of 3 months as long as there is communication. This one ran into the sand 12 months ago but communication ceased. Unsurprisingly the backers got irritated.

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