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A brand new Pro & Dark Elf and Orc Fantasy Football team along with converting 17 existing teams from 6 companies to affordable resin.
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November down ... December is new batter up

Posted by Impact! Miniatures (Creator)
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In my last update I thought November would be a solid month for shipping unless something unexpected happened.   And it definitely did.

My oldest son went into medical care days after that update.   Original thoughts were that it was something easily fixed but as late as 2 days ago we had another sleepless night where his survival was actually a question mark.   Combine this with 2 weeks ago my wife ending up going to the hospital needing surgery.   She is just how in the last couple days recovering and actually able to get up and get her own food (as a first step of recovery).

I can say with honest sincerity that I would gladly have liked to be spending November packing and shipping rather than sitting at bedsides offering fatherly/husband support and keeping the household running.

I have brought in some help that I am paying to help me get this KickStarter finished shipping.   To avoid the issues with the previous paid help I am actually paying one person to double check the work of the previous person.   This makes it slow and expensive but it means an extra set of hands to help me get this KS delivered.

I want to make it very clear ... there is no question of IF you will receive your reward ... it is just a question of WHEN.   And I am doing all that I can to make that WHEN sooner than later within the confines of a one man company.    I have ever incentive to finish this project.   I have two of my distributors that have already placed orders for these teams to be sold to them as soon as the KickStarter is finished shipping.  Those orders are over $2000, but I won't deliver them until I have these rewards finished.   I also have a entire Chaos team that I would like to run a KickStarter for to get the spincast resin molds along with paying for extra greens that are available for the team, but that won't happen either until this KS is fully shipped.   So there are major incentives to be done in addition to my desire to take care of my backers, so do not think that this project is being ignored or unnecessarily delayed ... it is my top priority.

I will do my best to update the comments section at least once a week with our progress on shipping through December.

Sorry for this turn of events ... this project remains my top priority in my life outside of my family and I will do my best to take care of my backers.

Tom @ Impact!

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    1. Impact! Miniatures 39-time creator on

      I am making progress (see the comments section of the main page) ... but I'll definitely still be making shipments in January. Takes about 4 hours to bag up just 12 teams with the double check system I am doing to try to make sure that everything is right.

    2. Matt McDonough on

      Tom, how is i looking to finish in Dec?

    3. Matt McDonough on

      Get your family Healthy!

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      Dennis Boylan on

      Hope everyone gets better or at least leaves without a lot of pain. Don't worry about the delay, you are doing wonderful things for the community, and a wait is a small thing to ask.

    5. Costin Becheanu on

      May your family get well soon, don't worry about the shipping, all that matters is that your loved ones are safe and sound!

    6. Morten Bonnin Willum on

      Hi Tom

      No hurry for my order, familiy first!

      Thanks for the huge commitment to Fantasy Football!

    7. Peter Johansson on

      Best wishes for you and your family Tom. Focus on them.
      I can wait for my miniatures a bit longer.

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      Anthony on

      Best wishes for the health and safety of your family Tom. No worries about the delays in the kickstarter when there are more important things to take care of. I hope for a speedy recovery.

    9. Vernon Geisz on

      Like Darkson I wish I were closer and would gladly volunteer to help out. Secondly I believe that I speak for everyone when I say I can be patient but glad to know what is going on. I hope your family gets much better soon Tom.

    10. Darkson on

      Family first and foremost. Just wish I was closer so I could lend a hand.
      As before, if it helps stick mine to the end of the list (or even combine with one of the other KS).

    11. Orlando_the_Technicoloured
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      Ouch, not the news anybody wants to hear,

      I hope your family get better fast and that 2015 goes a lot smoother than the last couple of years

    12. Mr D S-N on

      First thoughts go to your family, and good health!
      .
      @TP ~ unpainted pile - Haha! that was my second thought :D
      .
      An odd combination of sadness for the delay on a new shiney, but also the happiness of the painting queue not getting longer because new shiney...! :D

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      TP on

      Just focus on what really counts. I mean let's be honest, for most of us these will go sit in unpainted piles for months anyways.

      Fortunately, it seems USPS isn't planning price increases for January 2015, which was my biggest concern.

    14. Per Pilhjerta on

      Best wishes to you and your family. I hope and believe that all of us backers have understanding and patience.