The last Unboxing of Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster in the world.

Apparently, because I didn’t fill out some survey or another, I am the last person in the whole wide world who got their grubby little mits on a copy of Sedition Wars. In fact, from what I am making up on the spot, I hear that there are people in the Arctic Circle and even the lost tribes of Borneo who received their copy before me!

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There was a huge amount of hype about Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster on Kickstarter. They raised $951,254 of the $20,000 goal from 4,278 backers. One of which was me!

You’d imagine that finally having the box delivered would be exciting! Unfortunately it took so long to get the package that I wasn’t excited about it anymore. Honestly, it had kind of faded from memory.

Mister Almost-Nine was massively excited about it; a new box of toy soldiers to play with!!

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Upon opening the box, there was the usual surgery required to remove the plastic. It’s heaps easier to use a scalpel than your teeth, again, much to the surprise of Mister Almost-Nine.

The contents, once opened, are efficiently packed. Other sources report minor damage to the corners of board sections in transit, apparently Coolminiornot have been really keen to replace damaged tiles.

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The models included were the main reason for getting on board this Kickstarter. I have been a long time fan of Mike McVey’s work, both painting and modelling, all the way back to the days at Games Workshop. Sedition Wars really drew me in with some of the preview and limited edition miniatures that were on the McVey site, particularly, Barker Zosa (http://studiomcvey.highwire.com/product/swm1005-barker-zosa-with-pulse-cannon). They were extremely characterful and well constructed. In hindsight, eBay or the Studio McVey store may have been a better place to satisfy my curiosity.

I’m impressed by the overall quality of the product, and really like the models apart from the only one I was dead keen on. The Strain and their variants and evolutions are, again, characterful and well made. The only downside is the lateness of the delivery; some of the sheen is lost. More generally, is this part of the whole crowd funding phenomenon? You’re all keen as mustard at whatever project it is, put down your hard earned (but apparently disposable) income and then have to wait for a while before the goods get delivered. Having backed both the Sedition Wars and the Mantic Kickstarter campaigns, I am rethinking crowd sourcing from a consumers point of view. I want instant gratification, and I want it now!

And to prove my point (about eBay):

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