The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

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The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby msprange » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 am

Just to let you all know, today Eye on Mongoose (https://www.facebook.com/groups/195633123795147/) is previewing the Littorio, while Planet Mongoose (http://blog.mongoosepublishing.co.uk/?p=698) is previewing the SS Ohio and going through Operation Pedestal...
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby Morsleib » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Just 11 months since Ohio and Pedestal were last previewed :cry:
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby AdrianH » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:48 pm

The real Ohio arrived a bit late, though admittedly not several months late. :)

From the report on Operation Pedestal published on 10th April 2013 and duplicated on 12th March 2014:
Two destroyers, Ledbury and Penn (Bramham would later take the place of Ledbury) took position either side of the Ohio and were lashed to the tanker, forming a type of trimaran.
Will this sort of action be possible in VaS 2?
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby msprange » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:05 pm

AdrianH wrote: Will this sort of action be possible in VaS 2?
Not only will it be possible, we are looking at getting a miniature done of the Ohio lashed together with the two destroyers!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby Ecclesiastes » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:02 am

msprange wrote:
AdrianH wrote: Will this sort of action be possible in VaS 2?
Not only will it be possible, we are looking at getting a miniature done of the Ohio lashed together with the two destroyers!

I'd rather see some released miniatures to be honest, not more digital previews and year-old reshashes...

Its a matter of time till mongoose changes the release dates again from march into april. Like it has done for the past 10 months with the Denmark Strait set...

I posted a (enthousiastic) review about the River Plate set on my blog in august, at the time of writing the release of Denmark Strait was planned to be released in July 2013. Releasing stuff a full year later than promised and extending release dates month after month after month after month after month is not helping to sell your product. I placed an order for the Denmark Strait set in may 2013 and hyped a lot of people at my gaming club for the mini's. By now, my order for the DS set has been canceled 4 months ago because the release dates on the site seems to mean nothing at all and the enthousiasm for it has all but died out at my club. We started different games instead.

Sorry for the rant, just very disappointed in how mongoose is handling the release of this game :(
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby msprange » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:04 am

Ecclesiastes wrote: Sorry for the rant, just very disappointed in how mongoose is handling the release of this game :(
To be fair, the game hasn't really been released yet :)

However, I can give you something to get excited about. A little later today you will indeed see some new models go on the web site for sale!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby Ecclesiastes » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:09 am

msprange wrote:
Ecclesiastes wrote: Sorry for the rant, just very disappointed in how mongoose is handling the release of this game :(
To be fair, the game hasn't really been released yet :)

However, I can give you something to get excited about. A little later today you will indeed see some new models go on the web site for sale!
I should have said miniatures instead of game. :)

I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby Ecclesiastes » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:05 pm

Well, I filled my basket with the new goodies :) Now just waiting for the Denmark Strait set to fill it out so I can order it in one go (no point in paying the mailman twice :)
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby Ecclesiastes » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:17 am

I'm sad.... Nelson, Denmark Strait and Sleswig-Holstein were all due april according to the release shedule. Nelson and SH now have been postponed till June and the Denmark Strait set has been postponed to next month for the 14th(?) time now? :( :( :(
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby msprange » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:05 pm

Been a hold up on casting - don't worry, they are on the way!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby DanaussieII » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:14 am

msprange wrote:Been a hold up on casting - don't worry, they are on the way!
Cant wait for the Nelson's Mat, I wonder who will be the fastest on the trigger the moment they are released...probably me 8) :lol:

On topic though...the Littorio looks fantastic and if the other Battleships released already by Mongoose are anything to guage them by the actual model itself will be a work of art.

Keep up the great work guys! :D :D :D

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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby DM » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:06 pm

Ecclesiastes wrote:I'm sad.... Nelson, Denmark Strait and Sleswig-Holstein were all due april according to the release shedule. Nelson and SH now have been postponed till June and the Denmark Strait set has been postponed to next month for the 14th(?) time now? :( :( :(
I've just painted up Nelson ans SH for Matt - both models are lovely!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby rcbecker1 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:48 am

Cool cant wait to see how they look.
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby msprange » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34 am

Keep an eye on the site - Nelson and quite a few other choice bits and pieces will be going on sale today!
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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby DanaussieII » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:27 am

msprange wrote:Keep an eye on the site - Nelson and quite a few other choice bits and pieces will be going on sale today!
Excellent News Matt :D :D :D

@DM - Cant wait to see these painted mate, the Nelsons should look fantastic. Ill get my order in soon.

Cheers guys, keep up the great work. :D :D :D

PS: Just saw the box art for Nelson, fantastic work DM your best work yet, just lovely, you did her justice mate. :D :D :D

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Re: The Littorio and Operation Pedestal

Postby rcbecker1 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:38 pm

I have to agree the new figs. look great paint and all. The detail is easy to see and sharp.
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