Had the luxury of building my collection when prices were not that bad and cases were available; so although i looked into Topside; never felt the need. Did sent away for the trial unit; quality seemed nice; thought about using them for bases; but that seemed a waste. Don't know if anyone else has used them one way or the other would be nice to read.
Good quality, nice details and a large selection for a small cost. I'm still toying with the idea of organising a local naval gaming tournament using these, with the cost of the counters worked into the entry price. That way everyone can take his fleet home afterwards.
"That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been"
I have never used them because I got into the game back when it was cheap and I have way too many of the actual models at this point. That said I am not a tactile gamer, the attraction of the game for me is the theme, not sliding good looking prepainted models around a table. In a lot of ways I like the idea of card stock pieces that actually have most of the stats and stuff printed on them better than a good looking miniature and a dissociated card that I have to store somewhere.
I have some and I bought a bunch for a buddy of mine who has a tighter budget than me. They're really nice, light yet sturdy. If you're on a budget or just don't want to spend $80+ for a Kaga, I highly recommend them! Just print out a stat card to go with them and you're golden. They also have a really nice range of aircraft, too!
I contacted them before I placed my order and asked them if they could put the WaS stats on them. For a few $$$ more (for the order, not per base), here's the result: