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Palladium Books Robotech RPG Tactics Board Game

Palladium Books Robotech RPG Tactics Board Game

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well got my games, now waits for next drop 8^P
Hey shouldn't we be getting a tracking number by now?
I did a little write up about one of the models in particular here: https://imgur.com/a/bp0fh31 I meant to get this done before the last drop finished, sorry about that :(
TL;DR I don't regret buying it, for the price it's hard to beat. But if you want these to look really nice you're looking at a lot of modeling work (scraping, sanding, putting, etc) above at least what I've experience with the little bit of time I've spent in GW side of the hobby.
alwalker
Well congrats you did a review on one of the easiest models there is to assemble in the game, in fact that model is the most simple and easiest one to do, with the basic battle pods following that up and then the UEDF fighter. now bring us a review of you doing the Recon pod, or the Glaug, or a veritech battloid or guardian mode.
Such a shame shipping to Australia is so expensive! Three times the actual cost of the product 😩
I can tell everyone here for certain that Palladium Books is completely done with Robotech. They will not see a dime from any sales made here or anywhere else online. By late June of 2018 they had liquidated all of their held stock to third parties and no longer hold the license. If you are worried about 'supporting' Palladium books, you'd have to go buy one of their books to do that. This is merely liquidation of way too much produced wave 1 miniatures. As for the allegations of theft. It just isn't true. They wasted the money on reworks of sculpt renders and purchasing way too much stock of wave 1. Mistakenly believing they would sell through it to fund wave 2. Terrible communication to boot as they tried to play for time to find some way of making this work out in the end. Only finally facing cold hard reality when they ran out of time and money to renew the license. I do not work for Palladium books, but I was there. I volunteered to help ship out wave 1 rewards, and ship 'settlement' packages to try and make sure everyone got as much stuff as they could. Of course this will not do anything to dissuade those who want to hurl venom, but it is the truth. For that matter I also enjoy the game, and have way too much of it currently sitting in my Garage. Oh, and I can assemble these just fine, _without_ tweezers. I swear some of you guys have never dealt with fiddly bits before. Get the antennae to stay on infinity miniatures a few times, then come back and tell me all about how you have to break out the tweezers. Or certain battletech minis for that matter. As for any accusations of 'white knighting' for Palladium. I am the first to call them out for the horrific mismanagement of the project and the complete and abject failure of leadership and planning. But I've seen the cars they drive. Nobody took the money and ran. It was misspent, but misspent on wave 1 games. There was no money to give refunds. I was out quite a bit myself and was deeply disappointed. But I got over it.
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FoxFang
Yeah pretty much what I have pieced together over reading stuff. I think they really got in way over their head.. and made a lot of mistakes.. but I don't think they were trying to take the money and run.. heck why make wave 1 so late if that was your goal. It didn't help either when they were trying to sell Wave 1.. everywhere I went it had bad reviews.. but 90% or more wasn't even talking about the game.. just the kickstarter disaster.. along with the mistakes Palladium Books made.. I think a lot of people waited, and that didn't help.
EScavenger
I think the ire wasn't on the fact they screwed up, but that they lied about it for several years, they kept saying the had the funds to do wave 2, they were just touching up the designs and such, then at the end Kevin finally comes out and says yeah they were out of funds after wave 1 shipped. and he only said that cause he had to.
I like this price better then the last one.
well my games came in.
So i'm curious how long after they give you a tracking number do they actually ship the item?
Here is some details on what happened with this game. As a kickstart it raised 1.4 Million dollars. They had hired on Ninja Division to do the miniatures. If you got any of the pewter miniatures from a con tose are Ninja Division designs. For some reason PP didn't like the designs and fired ND. The miniatures you get in tis game 'APPEAR' to be vey badly scaled down versions of the Bandia (unlicensed) resin models from the 90s. There is no evidence of this but they do highly resemble them as do the assembly instructions. They are very hard to assemble and lack solid detail once painted.
PP Shipped what amounts to 1/3 of the product promised to backers as what was called Wave 1. Thats what is in the box. The other 2/3 and all the bonus content was never delivered. That is right about 1M in funds that was just outright stolen from backers. The kickstart agreement PP was under at the time stated that if the project failed they had to refund the money. This never happened, making it outright theft.
Last fall Harmony Gold tried to provide PP with assistance as they were also excited to see the game happen, and even tried to connect them with partners that could help them complete the game. In the end PP refused the help and HG gave them till the end of the ear to complete the project or lose their licensing. PP failed but told HG they were close and got an extension. They missed the Extension and HG revoked the license in either March or April and gave them 30 days to sell off all their stock. I think there was a small extension given to the stock sell-off as well.
bmmcwhirt
Ok to add a little information to your "story" mini design to get a little more specific the Zentraedi were already done before PB "Kevin" decided to stick their nose in, and when they did we got the UEDF which "Kevin" being the industrious businessman he is decided to save a few bucks so he went with a flat 2 part (upper/lower) style mold (this is a mold that is like a few inches thick), and because of that decision we got the Bandai style models we have now, as to what PB released it was estimated around 1/2 of the project (more then a 1/3rd), of which the half delivered also included some of the bonus content, in fact most of what was not delivered was a few models for the big backers (Battle Cry on up) and the add on order packs. as to HG's license deal with Palladium believe it or not the kickstarter project had nothing to do with it (well it did in that is the reason HG gave them a year free extension), but the license was cancelled purely because of money, PB could not pay for the license Kevin begged and pleaded to get an extension, but HG already gave him a year free extension and wasn't going to give more (after all they are out to make money), now if you wanted to come out with accusations at Palladium books you could have gone with some items which might have a better belief in like the Northern Gun Books which came out after PB got the RRT Kickstarter money, or how PB has managed to keep the lights on for the past few years with dismal sales and lack of any new material, or the warehouse full of extra RRT stuff that Kevin hoped would pay for wave 2. any of those would be more believable then what you just said. As to Kevin stealing the money that is up for the courts to decide. not the court of public opinion either.
Palladium Press stole over 1 Million dollars from it's kickstart backers and killed off this project. Don't support it. There is no support for this game and the actual miniatures are junk anyway.
Just so you know and a heads up the only company that has stock of any number to even match these orders is Miniature Market and they do not go thru a site like this, furthermore the listing says the product will be shipped from the vendor on Sept. 10th from the vendor, Palladium Books no longer has product stock.
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Wasn't telling anyone how they should think, just trying to give a little perspective. with a dash of cold hard reality.
also last few posts had nothing to do with you, but about hobby supplies.
This is a good deal on a much maligned game. If you like modeling and painting miniatures and like Robotech you will really like what you get in this box set.
The miniatures are of great quality for the scale, the game in itself is not ground breaking, but its an engaging wargame with loads of flavour. for this price, is quite worth it. Palladium already lost and liquidated their inventory since the license is gone, this is likely overstock from another seller (miniature market was marking it down heavily a bit ago too). I'm certainly getting at least one box.
Don't buy this. You'd be helping out a guy who ripped off his kickstarter backers and an all around bad guy in the gaming world.
If this were selling for full price, I'd warn everyone against it. But for just $29, it might be worth picking up for a Robotech fan. Bear in mind that the minis have been criticized for coming in dozens of little pieces -- you will spend days with tweezers and glue putting them all together -- and turning out a bit "meh" at the end. But for the price, I'd say this is the first time I've seen this game offered at a fair value.
(Also, there's no way that Palladium isn't losing money on this deal. This is clearly a closeout/selloff to recoup what little money they can. So I don't think anyone has to worry about the morality of spending money on this, as the only ones making a profit here are probably Massdrop -- not Palladium, who shafted their Kickstarter backers TERRIBLY in this campaign.)
PKitty
They've lost the license. I think their time table to sell out has passed too, from what I remember. It's probably a liquidator.
PKitty
They're also selling Palladium's RPG Book stock off too. I guess all of that reverted to them in the end.
Found this elsewhere... not sure why it's not here.
Contents: 112-page Full-color Rulebook 34 Highly-detailed, Plastic Game Pieces (Unpainted, Assembly Required)
• 15 Veritech Valkyries (5 Each in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid Modes)
• 2 Tomahawks
• 2 Defenders
• 12 Regult Battlepods
• 1 Glaug Officer's Battlepod
• 1 Quel-Regult Reconnaissance Battlepod
• 1 Quel-Gulnau Recovery Pod 53 Laminated, Color Game Cards 24 Custom Dice 20 Plastic Command Point Tokens 1 Artillery Blast Template 2 Decal Sheets
Can we have pictures of the components? There are only pictures of the box.
ChuckDee
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TravisR
We shouldn't have to. Not a hard concept. If they're selling us a product, they should be able to get us a picture. And as you can see if you look at my other posts, I did my due diligence.
For anyone wanting to try the base robotech game this is based off of I would recommend V.A.S.S.A.L. it's an digital boardgame program.
Where did this drop go? I just logged on today to join and it was supposed to close tomorrow (27th) I know the game is not great, but at this price it was well worth it.... !
jplusc
Not sure but it's back now.
I've played the game for several years now and find it extremely fun and engaging. Minis can be a challenge to build but their quality and detail are very good if you have the patience. Most of the criticism is for the Kickstarter and not the game itself.
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Thomas, you always think people are out to get you over RRT and other gak, but take a moment to step back, what would you think if you saw someone using 2 different accounts on the same group?
scrappydoo
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(Oh... am I leading the witness?)
I know i will never support this company after what they did to thier backers. I personally know 3 people that got took for nearly 300 bucks and ended up with not much more than this base box after a almost 3 year wait and a endless stream of lies.
You all may want to read the criticism about this game before pledging. Just FYI, the Kickstarter backers, and retailer purchasers are pissed.
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I build and paint on average maybe about a few hundred minis a year sometimes as many as a thousand or so, and I can honestly say these Robotech RPG Minis suck the big one. I would rather deal with 10 GW finecast models then one Batteloid from this game.
Editrod I can honestly say with no doubt I have probably built and painted more of these minis then you have (what can I say i'm a masochist) and can honestly say with no doubt, these minis suck the big one.
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