Kaosball Kickstarter launches

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 10th, 2013
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Kaosball has their Kickstarter campaign up and running. Get in on the full-contact action!

From the campaign:

Fast paced fantasy sports game of total domination with 60+ great miniatures! From legendary game designer Eric Lang.

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  • Nightbee

    Wow. No accounting for taste.

  • PanzerKraken

    The art style is fugly

  • Marauder

    And unsurprisingly it will have reached funding by the time I finish typing this comment…

    -Tim

    • Ghool

      And you are correct….

      I’ll pass on this one.

  • I’ll pledge on this one as soon as I receive my Relic Knight stuff ^^

  • Gallahad

    Not really my thing, but Cool Mini or Not seem to have a lock on some really good sculptors. I just want them to hurry up and run the Confrontation: Phoenix kickstarter. That’ll blow the roof off of Kickstarter.

    • Ghool

      Yeah, but if they’re launching a full on miniatures game, they need to stop using the low quality plastic every game they release uses.

      • Gallahad

        Too true.

      • WyvernX86

        I thought the Sedition Wars minis turned out pretty nice. The rules need quite a bit if work but the mini quality is good. However the Confrontation minis from Rackham set the bar fairly high. Could be the time is being spent by Cool Mini trying to figure out the best way to approach it. If they want to up the quality I think they are going to have to go to the hard plastic injection route.

    • Marauder

      Agreed, will be hard for that to not do amazingly well.

    • Veritas

      I think they’re trying to figure out how to release both Wrath of Kings AND Confrontation w/o Confrontation totally overshadowing Wrath of Kings. Especially since so many on the interwebs, (myself included,) seem to think WoK is just a cheap knock off of the Confrontation aesthetic w/o the quality of the old Confrontation models.

      • Gallahad

        I’m still hazy about why there hasn’t been a proper relaunch of Confrontation yet. Seems like a cash cow waiting to be milked. Seriously, that stuff should be widely available in resin by now.

        Heck, even the sculpting on the pre-painted plastic stuff is great. The out of the box paint jobs are pretty dismal, but they paint up very nicely.

        Essentially, this all boils down to the fact that I have just accepted that I am a Wolfen addict, and I need another hit.

        • LegoRick

          I have to disagree about the pre-paints. The paint jobs on those are widely considered some of the best pre-painted figures ever produced. Certainly better than D&D or the new Pathfinder minis. They look about as good as a basic level commissioned pro-paint job.

          • Talarius

            Agreed, LegoRick. I have added shading and highlighting to the pre-paint Wolfen and they are really quite nice out of the box and very easy to spruce up.

          • Gallahad

            I don’t own other pre-paints, so I guess I was just comparing them to a nice regular paint job. Either way, I am a huge fan of the sculpts, and they paint up very nicely.

        • KelRiever

          Don’t count on anything Confrontation seeing the light of day anytime soon.

          • Nightbee

            Are you allowed to be any less cryptic? Even a little?

  • cannondaddy

    The AT 43 paints seemed to look better than the Confrontation ones. I still rather play with pre-paints over black primer any day.

    • Veritas

      I always thought it was because the AT-43 models were less organic because of all the armor. The flat planes make the model easier to paint.

      • Marauder

        Agreed and it also seems to me that the paint schemes they used for AT-43 were thought out a bit more than the Confrontation ones.

        But I would be skeptical about doing a pre-paint mass combat version of Confrontation again. AT-43 was a new game with new rules and people got into it expecting unit based action with pre-painted minis. For confrontation it was a big change from the way it was and alienated a huge portion of the existing fan base. I suspect, but don’t know, that AT-43 was doing pretty well but Confrontation didn’t do as well as expected and lead to the downfall of the company.

        I hope that if/when Confrontation Phoenix comes out they stick to the fantasy skirmish concept with no pre-paints. Hopefully they can expand the miniature line, but hey even if they just recast the originals that would be awesome. I do sincerely hope they can improve the rules, because for me that was the glaring weakness of the game – I’m sure many will disagree with me as its definitely a matter of personal taste.

        Anyway, to try to stay a bit on topic, I have no real interest in Kaosball. Never was excited about Bloodbowl and thus not interested in anything similar. I will be interested and consider contributing to a Confrontation Phoenix Kickstarter though!

        -Tim

        • I’m still waiting for the beta rules for Phoenix (promised me for backing Guilds of Cadwallon). So I wouldn’t expect it for a while. (Christmas seemed to do well for Kingdom Death and Imbrian Arts, so it might be their target.)

          Rackham’s fall was very poor distribution, and a misguided attempt to create a mass battle game. By the time North American stores got hold of models, Confrontation was starting the switch to plastic. And AT-43? Fine game, but everyone who was interested bought up all they needed when it was 90% off.

          What’s this about? Kaosball?