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    Found at the Ares Games announced that they‘ll sell the first Heavy Raiders and Raptors at Gen Con. 1st of August.

    Rest of us gas to wait for september.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Thanks for the news, Sven. I will keep my eyes open and take pictures. Perhaps I shall even pick up a couple to use in the game...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Matt, can you post a picture of Boomer‘s Raptor, plz?
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Here are the BSG models I got at GenCon, Sven - the Raptor gunship, Boomer's Raptor, and the Cylon Veteran Heavy Raider.

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    All three are pretty cool looking - and like I said, I really like the wear and tear on Boomer's ship...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Sweet acquisitions Matt. Hope they won't be too long in getting these sent out to the rest of us frackers.

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    Thx for the pictures.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Thank you for sharing the photographs, Matt. They look really good models.

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    Thanks for sharing, Matt.

    Can I ask why you went with the veteran heavy raider instead of the combat/transport version? I'm not sure which version I want, but I'm pretty much limited to just getting one of each ship right now.

    Thanks.

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    Not knowing much about the Heavy Raider, Scott, I went with the one I thought looked best/most business-like. I would have gotten all three of them and the third Raptor, but they weren't in my budget. Is the combat/transport version the better one to get? All of them are beautiful models, so I think one probably can't go wrong.

    My goal in gaming with these is to have fun - I'm not a tournament/competition-oriented sort of gamer. And I missed the series when it was first on TV and am just making my way through it now on Amazon Prime - two more episodes to finish the first season. I haven't seen the Heavy Raider in the show yet, so no idea what they are capable of...

    I really like the game system, so I am looking forward to playing it with the local Wings guys.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I'm not a competition-oriented gamer, either. I'm essentially just after a basic set of ships, so I didn't pick up the generic viper or the generic raider. That caused me to miss out on a few new Talent cards. I'd like to not do that again even though it's probably unavoidable.

    Thanks again for the response, Matt.

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    Hi Matt could you post pics of the stats cards for these models.

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    I am out of town right now, John - but I will be home tomorrow afternoon and will post pics of the cards after I get back. Aside from taking them out to post pictures of the ships, I haven't really looked at them much and have had no time to play with them yet...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Here are the ship and pilot cards for the Raptors and Heavy Raider...

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    They all come with weapons and skills cards that are tailored to the ship/pilot, too.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Cool, thanks for posting this Matt. I'm hoping the get here in time for me to use them at Council in September.

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    Hi Matt, thank you very much for taking the time to post these pictures it is much appreciated.
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    Thx for the pictures.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Here are the ship and pilot cards for the Raptors and Heavy Raider...

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    They all come with weapons and skills cards that are tailored to the ship/pilot, too.

    All the best,
    Matt
    I still think Ares should have done the FTL background in a 'light blue-dark blue' gradient, rather than in the Cylon colors (gold-red).
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    Do these new models include rules for missiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Do these new models include rules for missiles?

    It appears not. There are rules for short range rockets though. My understanding is that a separate release will include scenarios and missile rules. I have no information on when it will be available or previewed.

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    When will we see these in US retail shops? Did anyone at gencon ask?

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    SEPTEMBER... should be right out in the first of that month!

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    Thanks for sharing the ship and pilot cards. It looks like the Cylon pilot is a reprint, so no new talent cards.

    I also realized this morning that the Raptor is probably heavier than the Viper models and I should reinforce the top of the large moon that I've crafted.

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    Perhaps the other two Heavy Raiders will have some extra interesting cards...wish I could have afforded them at GenCon... No worries - I will acquire them soon!

    All the best,
    Matt
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    You can get almost any card you want, actually. Even a Number Six Heavy Raider pilot card: OldGuy59's BSG Album - Hvy Raider Pilot Card
    Mike
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