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Hi Michael, we are still working to sending the rules and the French and British commands out in December :-)
I'm really excited to see everything - do you think the rules will be delivered in December, or pushed back? Thanks
We have had loads of surveys back already thank you.
These surveys have had all kinds of everything in any/all boxes as well as answers in various formats and we can work it out as to who wants what, so the majority are getting through ok.
All I can say is keep trying different things or simply as a last resort use our email address which is email@example.com
Been playing around with the survey for the last 30 mins refuses to submit. Even when filling all fields when there not even relevant.
Hi Nigel, Just to clear things up for you and any one else who may be confused by the update, The update is entitled surveys and is referencing where we are as a company with the survey process only. The update starts by identifying that all surveys have been sent out to everyone who were brilliant enough to back our project. The update then identifies that the surveys for backers who pledged for stand alone figure sets or the rulebook were sent out on the 13th and the surveys for the rest of the pledges were sent out today.
As for the butchers bill counters, they will be in the first wave.
Hope this clears it up for you
@Stand to Games
With my pedant head on, your latest update states
"figures only and rule book went out yesterday"
Taken at face value, that suggests the Spanish and Portuguese figures went out yesterday - I know they didn't but others might not realise that
Also I thought that the butcher's bill counters (not that I bought any) were going out the same time as the main game but the statement in the update would suggest not.
No need to put anything in the Addon box, the Addons available are Portugese figures, Portugese figures and cards, and Butchers Bill Markers. All are listed in the KS page and all you need do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any of these.
@simon - you have a survey already?
Ok now seemed to have sorted it. Used iPad instead of phone.
Anyone having problems with the survey?
What do we put in the add on box.
Bounces with nothing in there or with anything put in.
Congratulations on running such a successful campaign! Looking forward to my winter's entertainment arriving in the post ;-)
Well done Adie and Quinton I'm looking forward to reading and painting up these figures hope there will be room for dragons mounted and dismounted that would be interesting again well done
Excellent, that is what I was hoping for.
More importantly congratulations on completing the Kickstarter, achievement unlocked.
They will fit in the standard Magic type sleeve I believe
A little late to be asking this now but it has just occurred to me. Are the cards a standard size that you can easily get card sleeves for? This is of course more complicated than it appears because there seems to be an awful lot of different sizes of card sleeves available, something as a player of some FFG games I know all too well, and some are much easier to get hold of than others and some sleeve and card combinations don’t work when you expect them too.
Cards and blanks are also printed in the rule book and the French British Spanish cards are included anyway.
Expansion figure sets we do will probably have cards to go with them ( the Portugese for example have ) We will have to see how the rest of it goes and what most people want.
Have backed the rules
Don’t need any more figures
So will I have to make my own cards etc or are they not essential
Thanks, looking forward to it.
Hi John, we used the participation games to give people a flavour of the game dropping in various rules here and there as the hundreds of games went by. We wanted to show the basic 'smooth principles' of the game to as many people as we could. The Firestorm video was there to show the game in its near fullest form. That said there is still a lot more to the game as well. Hope this helps
I've just watched the Firestorm Games video and was in the demonstration game at Hereward. My, often faulty, memory tells me there were some small differences in the rules shown at each. Is this development or did Quinton simplify a bit more than Adrian? In particular I don't remember the bit about aimed fire.
British and French cards and figures with the rules in wave 1
Portugese and Spanish with the figures in wave 2
Hi don’t know if already asked but do the character cards come with the rules or only with the figures
The Shipping to the USA is actually £13 ( we got it a bit wrong but hey thats us not you guys) untracked for the size and weight of the basic forager pledge plus stretch goals, so yes you would need to add the shipping again for the second pledge really.
The Portugese are going to be shipped separately and in quarter 1 next year they additional postage for the Portugese was posted on the KS storyline.
Please use the survey that will be sent out to list everything as per last update, you will get everything pledged for.
“Hi Dean, I am meeting Quinton at Derby Worlds tomorrow, he is our shipping guru, you will have an answer soon, I cannot see it being a big issue”
And the answer is?
This is fantastic support, thank you all very much from both of us.
The kick starter ends soon 48 hours, I will have the surveys out around 17th-18th October
Please guys, the surveys are really important, get them back to us soonest with details and confirmation of your :-
The name of you and your friend ( if pledged for Forager and a Friend ) for the roll of honour.
The addons you have added to your pledge amount ( Butchers Bill Markers and/or Portugese ).
I have contacted some third party pledge manager types, none have replied so far so we will not be doing a pledge manager after the KS ends.
If you want the Butchers Bill Markers or Portugese figures and cards and have not added to your pledge, just drop us an email at email@example.com. Tell us what you want and we can sort with a paypal invoice, costs and shipping details will remain at the kickstarter prices until 31st October.
So close to 10k. Would be a nice round number to end with.
Link to an interview with a bit more discussion around Forager, completed at Firestorm Games, Cardiff. Forager starts about two mins in , although the whole is worth a watch
Hi, enjoyed the chat on Sunday at Derby, especially the talk about Austrians and Tyroleans. I look forward to getting this.
Hi Nigel, I have just viewed it , and you are correct the rule was played correctly, thanks
Regarding 'aimed fire' in the video. It looks like the attackers scored a hit, a ten and a miss. The ten counts as two hits and the miss was re-rolled to get a fourth hit. If this is the case then the rules were played correctly.
Thanks for the info.
You need to take the bump stock off your mouse :)
The questionable use of 'aimed fire' in the video starts at 37:50, the actual converting three hits to four hits happens around 38:10.
As for the figures, they certainly have character and are individual and I quite like that, the uniforms are lack detail but that is okay but it is the 'Postman Pat' hands that irk me.
If a character remains stationary in the movement phase they are classed as aiming and do get a reroll.
I cannot remember the scenario set around the rule played wrong that you mention, do you have a time on the video that it happened, there or there about ?
As for the rulebook, the pages are high quality gloss as you describe.
Our brief to the sculptor was to give the figures a real campaign feel and make them larger than life and full of character. We are really happy with how the figures have turned out , but more importantly we have had hundreds of positive comments about them. That said it saddens us when fellow gamers are turned off by our products.
Once again I will pass feedback to the sculptor.
hope this helps
I've watched the first hour of the demo game. Looks quite good, but a little more chit management than I was hoping for.
Some of the rules seemed missed at times and one in particular looked strange or played incorrectly.
It is the aimed fired rule that allows you to re-roll one dice.
In the demo the attacker rolled three dice and scored three hits. He then did a re-roll which was also a hit so he claimed four hits in total.
Not what I was expecting - I imagine it would be for re-rolling a miss. So in this case if you score three out of three hits the re-roll does nothing. But had he rolled two huts and on miss he could re-roll the miss in an attempt to convert it to a hit.
Thanks for the link to the game demo - the rule book does look a lot more professional in that.
I can see that it is mostly text and tables with a minimum of pictures. Okay with that but will the pages be high quality glossy or more like photo-copier paper.
As for the figures, I keep changing my mind about them.
On a positive note, I like the individuality, that they are clearly different and have interesting little touches (like the stolen piglet).
But on a negative note the the detail is quite limited, the uniforms don't look quite right and the hands (where they are not holding anything) look terrible. Overall, they look a little like cartoon parodies of Napoleonic soldiers to me.
Lerocis the rules will be ready to ship before Christmas 2017 but the Guerillas not until end of Feb 2018 most likely. All the items you can pledge for will be available for sale after the KS ends so if you just pledge for the rule book. then get the guerillas from the website later.
@Stand To Games Is there a way I can pledge to get just the rules and the Spanish Guerrilla (which of course I'd be willing to pay for but don't really want the others)
For anyone wanting a full demonstration of Forager, Adrian and I played a game today at Firestorm Games which they recorded on video.
You can view that here:
Hi Dean, I am meeting Quinton at Derby Worlds tomorrow, he is our shipping guru, you will have an answer soon, I cannot see it being a big issue
Hi Nigel, I guess your dislike of the figures we produce is down to personal taste and that is always the way, I will pass on your critique to our sculptor. I must say we have had lots of praise for them too.
The figures shown in Wargames Illustrated have been wrongly accredited to Stand to Games.
As for the rule book shown in the article, I can say that it now looks nothing like that. we took in mock ups, as our trip to WI was several months ago.
Soon there will be a You Tube link to a live game of Forager played today at Firestorm Games in Cardiff , the rule book features in that video from the start.
Hi James, we sure will so please do not worry and good luck with the car bud
Have pledged for 2 * Basic deal for Forager, plus 2 * Portuguese command with cards, but only added £ 10 shipping (I’m in the US)
I don’t believe the shipping would be double for 2 pledges to the same address, but do I need to increase the shipping?
I was forced to drop my pledge down because of car troubles :( will you guys have a pledge manager so I can bump it back up in a few weeks?
@Stand To Games
And looking at the article in Wargames Illustrated more closely, none of the figures shown appear to match the Stand To Games ones even though the magazine credits them to Stand To Games (for example the French Commander on the bottom right of page 57 is said to be from Stand to Games but I don't think it is).
And sorry to say this, although the Stand to Games miniatures have individuality I think they look a little clumsy and the uniforms don't look quite right - not sure which manufacturer they are but the ones in the magazine article look better.
Is the rule book shown on page 54 of the October edition of Wargames Illustrated the final product (or what the final product will look like)?
To be accurate the October edition of Wargames Illustrated doesn't really review the figures in my opinion.
There is a short piece on page 9 about the figures which basically says that they are 28mm (but without giving any exact height measurements), that they are individual, full of character and depict a 'campaign' appearance with patches, ragged trousers and varied equipment.
The main article is 54-59 which focus on the rules rather than the components - in fact the pictures mostly show figures from other manufacturers (some 95th Riflemen for example).