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Galactic Strike Force: the tactical, cooperative, space battle, deck building game from the creators of Sentinels of the Multiverse!
Galactic Strike Force: the tactical, cooperative, space battle, deck building game from the creators of Sentinels of the Multiverse!
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CryoShade Woes: Abated!

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Now that people are receiving their Galactic Strike Force shipments, we've had a few e-mails and tweets to the effect of, "Hey, there seems to be something wrong with my CryoShade miniature..."

Naturally, this was highly concerning to us, until someone was kind enough to send us a decent photograph of the issue:

(Thanks to Taylor Fisher for the excellent, high-quality picture!)
(Thanks to Taylor Fisher for the excellent, high-quality picture!)

The concern here is that the segment of plastic in the hole would prevent the stand from working properly.

Worry not! This is, in fact, a design feature! Let's take a look at a box of minis:

The minis, just out of the box.
The minis, just out of the box.
Hmmm, it appears that one of the stands is in a separate plastic bag...
Hmmm, it appears that one of the stands is in a separate plastic bag...
Here's that stand, as well as the CryoShade mini.
Here's that stand, as well as the CryoShade mini.
Huh! Looks like that stand has a different peg-top than the other stands!
Huh! Looks like that stand has a different peg-top than the other stands!
Sure enough! It fits perfectly in the base of the CryoShade mini!
Sure enough! It fits perfectly in the base of the CryoShade mini!

So, there you have it! I hope this helps!

All that said, if you do have faulty, damaged, or missing components, please contact us at contact@greaterthangames.com - we want to solve any problems so you can get back to saving the galaxy!

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    1. Missing avatar

      Alessio Serini on September 9, 2014

      ... but it lacks always my Vengeance rewards and I haven't received any answer to my question. Another Con???

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      Alessio Serini on August 25, 2014

      We've cleared the misunderstanding. Thanks

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      Alessio Serini on August 12, 2014

      I don't understand, really, you're really strange! You're sending to the backers Sentinels Tactics, funded after GSF and I've never received the latter with Vengeance nor a news or an updates.
      This is a fraud and I'll report immediately to Kickstarter! Shame on you!

    4. John GT
      Superbacker
      on June 4, 2014

      Now that I have spoken with GtG's superior Customer Service, I need to amend my previous comment a bit: No longer are my "bent" feelings directed at GtG, as they have been magnanimous in their response to the Cryoshade Fiasco...rather my disappointment-ire is now directed at the miniature manufacturer, who failed to notify their CLIENT about their "design decisions" and apparently thought everyone else on the planet would know exactly why a single stand would be in a baggie without any extra clue. "Cryoshade hole different than other holes; needs specific stand in baggie." Oh wow, I solved that issue with less than a dozen words.

      Of course, to be fair, all of the miniatures are pretty darn nifty. Especially the Technovore Spider with one mechanical leg--whew, that's cool--and the patchwork Ranak Warbeast.

    5. John GT
      Superbacker
      on June 3, 2014

      That...would have been useful last Friday. Perhaps a small note that explained why that "special stand" was in a baggie. Something that could have dissuaded one from the easier assumption that "Oops! We miscounted the stands in the box! Here's one extra! By the way, don't make any clever leaps of intuition that all the models may not behave EXACTLY the same, because...wow, why would you think that?"

      Not mad, really. More annoyed at myself that I didn't make that leap. Perhaps a tad annoyed for putting me in that situation in the first place.

    6. Jeff Scherpelz on June 3, 2014

      I did have my Cryoshield mini broken in two pieces -- right at the point where the big shield connects to the spindly ship. I super-glued it and it seems OK, but seems like a pretty fragile point.

    7. John Arnold on June 3, 2014

      It looked like all of the stands were supposed to be in the plastic bag, and fell out. Now to see if I did too much damage trying to enlarge the hole..

    8. Justin Grubbs on June 3, 2014

      I have a question regarding "scalability" as it were. My friends and I have played about four games over the weekend and we discovered that if we just sat on sector B, letting A and C get overrun, then we could just leisurely go to one of the other sectors, clear it out, then the final sector, kill the boss, and win. (We were able to summon the boss early on so missions stopped being played and ships that changed sectors were fairly rare.)

      Once we got to a certain point, our ships were immune to any enemy. One person would buy the "give an ally +1 weapons each turn" tech and the others would stock up on shields and other techs, and in no time we had 3 Ships that had something along the lines of 10/10 weap/shields. Since the ships are always 1 on their end and their ships do not get to be "secondary engages" we would go to a sector with 6 ships (max capacity for 4 players) engage four of them, take no damage, kill them, let two cards turn, perhaps a couple more ships drop in, or we take a damage or something due to card flips (doesn't matter when you have so many bonuses). Next turn just buy more shields and kill the remaining ships. Only the first few rounds were tough, and after that we just had to turtle in one sector until we were godly then sweep. Am I missing something? Missions weren't flipping over for long since we spawned the boss ships pretty quickly, so there were only a few occasions of traveling enemy ships...

    9. Timothy McFadden
      Superbacker
      on June 3, 2014

      Actually my first impression is 'Wow, my ship stats stink. How are these minions out gunning me all game long?!" This game has been pretty brutal so far and in all I'm leaning toward's the Dice Tower's review as being pretty accurate.

    10. Chris Sessoms on June 3, 2014

      I emailed you guys with my booboo. It was kind of my fault what happened.