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02 May 2018 2:09 p.m. PST
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KhivaJoe02 May 2018 9:46 a.m. PST

I remember having seen some "iffy" comments about this manufacturer around the time the kickstarter was shipped. I also note that their Facebook page has not moved in 6 years!!! Not that that is an issue. There web site seems to be more or less current.
I am tempted by a few of their Spanish packs but I would like to hear from others of their experience in buying from them.
Thanks in advance.

KhivaJoe02 May 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

Apologies.. I may have Bleeped texted up the cross posting… I was trying to get it into Spanish Gaming but suspect it ended up among the Spaceships!!!!

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

I got my kickstarter order in the first shipping. The packaging was not good. Lots of the bags burst in transit and parts were mixed together in the bottom of the bubble bag they were shipped in.

The figures are nice. I found them tricky to put together. But when they are painted, they are nice figures.

The last pack I opened to assemble, a couple of weeks ago, was the medium gun. It included the wrong sized wheels. I contacted The manufacturer and asked if they could send the proper wheels, and they responded immediately and have sent me two replacement gun packs.
However, they are in Spain, and I am in New Zealand, so they have not arrived here yet. I expect them later this week or early next.

I am contemplating adding some of their Dutch to my collection.

KhivaJoe03 May 2018 12:09 a.m. PST

Hi Phillius – thanks for that it was extremely useful. It seems as if they are worth a shot then. I hope your replacement packs arrive safely. Do you have any cavalry? How do the geegees compare with other known manufacturers?
Many thanks again for your help – most kind.

P.S. I hope you give Ra Frogs a thumping over the summer/winter – if you don't they will be insufferable through to the World Cup – and Noves got a raw deal… Black! Black! Black!

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

I have some mounted command, and mounted pistoliers.

The command are nice.

There is an imbalance between the riders and the horses with the pistoliers. The horses are either too big, or the men are too small, so I am not sure if I will use them.

But in general, the horses are big. I am not sure if I will be using the mounted figures other than the command. Still thinking about that one. I am probably going to use them for Pikemans Lament.

I am unfazed about the arrival of Les Bleus, although they will be as tough as usual, I am confident we will handle them.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

Since the KS pledge arrived, I ordered the new releases (various personality figures and Low Countries). The order arrived within 2 weeks, was all correct, and the packaging fiasco and lack of communication issues from the initial KS are corrected. Contact was easy and included follow-up on shipping and inquiries.

The newer figures now have a slot attached to the feet, which makes painting and basing much easier than the original castings.

Email them and see how they respond. If satisfied, I recommend the figures, particularly since there are a variety of sculpts I have not seen available anywhere else.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

As a follow up, the replacement artillery packs have arrived, in less than two weeks. So I am happy with that service.

blacksmith05 May 2018 4:06 a.m. PST

I know the owner and I play in his shop. I can tell you he's a nice guy…

Beaumap26 Jul 2018 2:21 a.m. PST

Very good foot and artillery figures.Cavalry a bit odd. I got mine in the original Kickstarter, so quite a few delays.

nickinsomerset11 Aug 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

I have had a few orders arrive in the UK, very nice figures. Just put in a 3rd order, hopefully he received my note about a small error that I made!!

Tally Ho!

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