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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #210 on: 01 December 2019, 20:30:46 »
Just added a lance (had to get the Mad II! ... will now get Mad, Mad IIC and Mad II ... yes) and the record sheets for wave 2 ...

When I checked my CC statement, it showed Catalyst games.  The previous PM stuff came in as lynnsander (or some such).

Pretty sure those are both the same when it comes to the PM, yes?
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #211 on: 01 December 2019, 23:25:12 »
Just finished my PM session (long, but a couple Martinis helped with the work) and my CC payment was labelled "Catalyst" as well.

I went double Star Colonel and some extras, but I'm getting back into Battletech and rebuilding after selling my sizable minis collection years ago. I'm about 50/50 Wave 1/2, but 8 IS lances and 6 Clan stars are coming in Wave 1 (21 salvage boxes!), which should keep me busy painting while waiting for complete fulfillment. Heh, I did buy a couple extra Urbies; everyone needs a lance of them, right?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #212 on: 01 December 2019, 23:36:13 »
You would actually have to ask your bank. The moment I was able to use PayPal, I used it to avoid those charges from my Credit Card (being German, they are no surprise).

I live in Florida (USA) so why the heck am I paying international fees?

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #213 on: 01 December 2019, 23:57:27 »
My first PM and change were within the first few days of the opening. Not sure if Catalyst name change from kickstarter stuff had taken place, would like to know.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #214 on: 02 December 2019, 04:50:47 »
For the Clan units, I will probably use them all for Clan Wolf or Smoke Jaguar.  I wanted to do Clan Ghost Bear, but I know they use a significant amount of elementals and I could not bring myself to buy two or three more boxes of the elementals (though perhaps I can buy some once they hit retail).  I already have Clan Jade Falcon forces getting put together.  I still have time to decide though.  My issue with doing Smoke Jaguar is I really want to paint units that exist in most timelines from when they were introduced, at least through Jihad.  Obviously Smoke Jaguar, well, got smoked before the Jihad kicked off so it would be hard for me to use them during that timeframe.

Regarding Elementals . . . well, you get 2 stands in the box . . . some of us mount a single Elemental to represent a Point which also makes squeezing them into the hex easier.  Not sure how feasible that will be until we actually get the box in our hands.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #215 on: 02 December 2019, 15:09:10 »
The Ghost Bears like using Elementals, but that doesn't mean that every Ghost Bear force needs to have a dozen points of Elementals in it.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #216 on: 02 December 2019, 15:13:48 »
Regarding Elementals . . . well, you get 2 stands in the box . . . some of us mount a single Elemental to represent a Point which also makes squeezing them into the hex easier.  Not sure how feasible that will be until we actually get the box in our hands.

I definitely support that process.  I do that currently with any sort of infantry or battle armor; small pieces, like elementals, get three per stand (on a penny or nickel), while the larger battle armor, like Nephilim, get two per stand (on a quarter).  For these sets, at least the purchases from the Kickstarter, I want to keep everything as they come.

I bet they will be able to get removed pretty easily from the hexes though.  I'm sure an exacto knife will be a simple solution, especially since these hex bases are flat surfaces (unlike the IWM ones with the ridge).

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #217 on: 02 December 2019, 16:49:09 »
Are the salvage boxes with wave 2 IS packs going to ship with their appropriate packs or will we get all salvage boxes up front? I would assume wave shipping.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #218 on: 02 December 2019, 17:05:26 »
Are the salvage boxes with wave 2 IS packs going to ship with their appropriate packs or will we get all salvage boxes up front? I would assume wave shipping.
I think they answered that somewhere in the comments. The intent seems to be to ship the SBs with wave 1.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #219 on: 02 December 2019, 17:21:35 »
Seems right b/c that is why they are limited to Wave 1 Clan mechs produced.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #220 on: 02 December 2019, 18:09:32 »
I live in Florida (USA) so why the heck am I paying international fees?

As I said in the post you quoted: you would have to ask your credit card company. Seems strange, though.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #221 on: 02 December 2019, 23:52:21 »
they said the canon chars would be handled separately - with being light on the details. ;)
I generally assume that this only for gathering the actual content information.
At least I hope all acquiring of additional chars etc is done by the PM, a) because that's already done implicitly by pledges and b) complicating an informational survey with the ability to buy more is a receipt for chaos.
If the financial side is done in the PM they have at the end of all things a list with how many chars which backer gets and just have to send out the respective surveys in whatever shape or form.
That also means that providing the char info cannot happen until the PM is finally closed as that number isn't fixed until then.

That was my take-away as well - that the later date thign only applied to collecting information.  The pledge manager is where you pay for the canon character.  Unfortunately, there is no option to do so in my pledge manager.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #222 on: 03 December 2019, 00:15:26 »
I had to scale back my lances to a single company, but I plan to organize them thus:

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Command Lance: Marauder, 2 Warhammers, 1 Phoenix Hawk
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Scout lance: Phoenix Hawk, 2 Wasp, 1 Stinger (I may have the wasp and stinger count backwards)

I've also got two urbanmechs coming that I'll put into an urban defense lance for a separate formation (Urbanmechs aren't qualified to join the Knights of DisHarmony). The clan star, elementals, and salvage boxes I haven't put much thought into, since getting those was really incidental to my primary goal.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #223 on: 03 December 2019, 03:28:25 »
Pick up a couple of Hetzers to go with the Urbies, in a "police action" lance. Paint them black & white for added verisimilitude.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #224 on: 03 December 2019, 09:16:44 »
As I said in the post you quoted: you would have to ask your credit card company. Seems strange, though.

Some view crossing the Florida-Georgia line as entering a different world, so an international charge seems minor!
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #225 on: 03 December 2019, 12:50:48 »
The Ghost Bears like using Elementals, but that doesn't mean that every Ghost Bear force needs to have a dozen points of Elementals in it.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #226 on: 03 December 2019, 13:21:32 »
Some view crossing the Florida-Georgia line as entering a different world, so an international charge seems minor!

Yeah, those people in Georgia are STRANGE....  :))

Does anyone know the end date of the Pledge Manager?

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #227 on: 03 December 2019, 14:11:31 »
I used to go to Ottawa, Canada a lot form Detroit. When I crossed the bridge from Ottawa to Gaitneu in Quebec.....it seemed more international than going from Detroit to Windsor.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #228 on: 03 December 2019, 14:36:45 »
A chang in languages will do that.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #229 on: 03 December 2019, 15:50:29 »
Yeah, those people in Georgia are STRANGE....  :))

Does anyone know the end date of the Pledge Manager?

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #230 on: 03 December 2019, 20:44:28 »
I think they answered that somewhere in the comments. The intent seems to be to ship the SBs with wave 1.

Really?! So I can look forward an extra star or so of original invasion omnis in wave 1 even if most of my stuff is wave 2 then.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #231 on: 04 December 2019, 09:55:51 »
Does anyone know the end date of the Pledge Manager?

None has been announced, AFAIK.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #232 on: 04 December 2019, 19:28:00 »
Is it time to throw my wallet to the shredder yet?

Was wondering when and if we get to buy these things and if any info on when it may be shipped?

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #233 on: 04 December 2019, 21:17:30 »
Is it time to throw my wallet to the shredder yet?

Was wondering when and if we get to buy these things and if any info on when it may be shipped?

Kids are asking for early Christmas gifts!
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well, no new estimates so far, last: wave 1 not before march, wave 2 somewhere end of 2020ish.
with some months safety margin, wave 1  might classify as a early Christmas gift 2020, wave 2 might have to wait until 2021.

if talking retail, they mentioned, more as a warning to backers, that after shipping wave 1, wave 1 elements may appear in some form in retail without being too specific.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #234 on: 05 December 2019, 10:08:06 »
if talking retail, they mentioned, more as a warning to backers, that after shipping wave 1, wave 1 elements may appear in some form in retail without being too specific.

To clarify: the warning was that if you exercise the option to defer the shipment of all your items to the end of Wave 2, you may see Wave 1 items such as the first few ForcePacks in retail stores before those items ship.

The idea being to head off any complaints from people who deferred shipping until the end of Wave 2, and then see a Wave 1 ForcePack on a store shelf before they've gotten their stuff.
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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #235 on: 05 December 2019, 22:48:24 »
I am still waiting for them to contact me.  I have sent messages(from the kickstarter page) and post another statement on the updates that I have not been contacted. 

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« Reply #236 on: 07 December 2019, 05:14:46 »
I am still waiting for them to contact me.  I have sent messages(from the kickstarter page) and post another statement on the updates that I have not been contacted.

I'm waiting for a response myself regarding the canon character pledge issue.  As long as we don't have an end date on the pledge manager, then I guess I can wait until they're less busy.

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #237 on: 07 December 2019, 08:43:21 »
I'm waiting for a response myself regarding the canon character pledge issue.  As long as we don't have an end date on the pledge manager, then I guess I can wait until they're less busy.
I am in the same boat: no response via the e-mail or KS messenger. I'd like a bit of guidance in lieu of problem acknowledgement/fix is coming soon. How about a) if the Canon Character Add-on is inclusive then it will be handled separately; b) if you want the $200 add-on, then do this (e.g., leave $200 credit in your account and complete your pledge).

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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #238 on: 07 December 2019, 20:56:17 »
I wonder if they're having regrets on the canon character thing, with the size the Kickstarter grew to. I don't think they were expecting to have to face this volume of characters. It probably should have been a reward at a higher pledge level than it was, to make the numbers more manageable. Still not an excuse for the radio silence, though...

Meanwhile, I closed out my pledge manager. I have cooled again on Battletech since the Kickstarter and not only did not add in anything to my Star Colonel, I ended up giving up the mat and standees, and just used the 'extra' to cover shipping  :-\ Maybe my mind will change again before the manager closes for the first time.


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Re: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion 5, Green Eyeshade Edition
« Reply #239 on: 08 December 2019, 08:55:20 »
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