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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Of Machinas and modems

My indiegogo shipment of the Machinas rules plus two card decks arrived in the mail today. We need to jump this to the head of the queue and get some games in. Perhaps I need to make up some more cars to race against the last of the V-8 interceptors.


I've been having trouble with my internet service dropping out and having to restart the modem and router a lot, especially over the last two days. I had a Motorola SB4200, turns out it is 11 years old and ran DOCSIS 1.1. Now I don't know DOCSIS from wotzitz but apparently were up to 3.0 now. I am now the proud owner of a Motorola SB6141 and, after a little bit of back and forth on the phone, seem to be surfing fairly fast as advertised.

Faster and smaller, the 11 year old one on the right.

I've got a lot in the works coming up. I'm fighting the Mangu (read Mongol) invasion of Stygustan (read Ancient Egypt) in the Talomir Tales campaign but had to order some Mongol figures.  It also appears I need to make up some river sections. I have a few days before the figures get here so I'll try a couple of things. I also bought a garden sprayer to try and paint the battle carpet a la something I saw Dux Homunculorum do. And of course to finish all those figures I started on the challenge but never finished.

While I was typing this the postal lady rang to deliver some undead figures I had ordered on ebay from Taiwan.

Four boxes of figures in one box.

I like how he collapsed the boxes to consolidate for shipping.
These got here in a week, they were promised in 11-21 days. He charges $5 per item shipping, but refunded some of the cost when combining the four boxes together. I'm still waiting on figures I ordered at the same time from the East coast of the US.

8 comments:

  1. That is tremendous service from Taiwan! What a result.

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    1. Hi Michael, I thought so. Although the shipping seems a little expensive he did his best to keep it down and it was very fast. I think communication is the key. He told me how long it would take and requested a follow up when the package arrived.

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  2. a lot of work to do !!
    what are those undeads ?

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    1. Hi Sam, yes more figures added to the pile. They are the new Dark Alliance Heavy and Light Undead Infantry and Cavalry. They look like they were modeled after the ghost army from Return of the King. Paul painted them up awhile back.

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    2. that's what I was thinking !
      and yes I've seen the Paul's ones ! so good ...
      I'm sure that you will do a great job with those DA Undeads !

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    3. Thanks Sam, I'll also post a better picture of them.

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  3. a lot of work to do but will be fun I bet

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    1. Hi Vinnie, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes they all should be great fun.

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