Okay. This guy is what it means for backers right now- a limited edition Imperial Doomtrooper. He might look like this guy where he's finished or Prodos might "modify" his look a little bit. The important thing is, he's coming with a long-range and a close combat set of arms, and he's the only bloody Imperial model you're going to get in this kickstarter. Now, I'm not saying that it's a good idea to try to build a whole army of this guy, I'm just saying that somewhere out there (and probably in the UK) I can guarantee you there will be at least one backer playing a "counts as" skirmish list using nothing but this Blood Beret. Trust me, it'll happen. This model is certain to look sweet.
Now, where does this leave Mishima? Unless a lot of people do a lot of stumping and do it really, really fast... Mishima is going to have to wait. Personally, if that happens, I don't want to hear a single Mishima player complain about it. You guys had a chance to get your faction produced. You begged and pleaded Prodos to put it in the stretch goals, and they did. To come up less than £10k short of that goal (if it goes) simply means that Mishimans didn't work hard enough for it- talking to other players at the FLGS, chatting up club mates, discussing the kickstarter on forums. Wargaming is a community, and if you can't manage to pull together £10k from that community... you missed.
- FREE PDF OF THE RULEBOOK: If you're going to be playing this game "at some point", you need a rulebook. Even a small pledge gets you that!
- KS SPECIAL PRICE ON THE HARDBOUND RULEBOOK: You want to have the real deal and not a "Staples Special" of the rulebook? Get it now, during the Kickstarter. You save money, and you maybe get the Kickstarter close enough that other fence-sitters will pledge in hoping to make the difference up.
- LIMITED EDITION, PLAYABLE MISHIMA DOOMTROOPER FIGURE: Of all three, this is the big grabber, right here. It's a less than £4 model, people!
In short, Ladies and Gentlemen, you're on the clock. If you want Mishima, it's there for the taking, but you've got to go earn it. Remember that Imperial player I mentioned that will be fielding an entire skirmish force of one Doomtrooper model? Yeah, I'm suddenly not so sure that I'd see that from Mishima. Time to prove me wrong guys. Get in, and get other people in. Pledge up, and make this happen. You can't blame Prodos at this point if it doesn't happen.
See you on the other side of the table... but what will you be playing?
The Second Class Elitist