The goal of this 12-day campaign is to reprint some of the ships from the early days of the Armada. The initial goal will reprint the Clydesdale, Mourning Wolf, and Venture posters. Higher funding levels will unlock the Grendel, Cygnus, and Grphyon posters* for purchase as well. Prices are substantially lower than retail and include free links to valuable digital products as well.
*ALL ships are now available!
All of the available posters can be bought alone or in combination with their corresponding miniature(s). Backers can mix and match among the available ships as desired. Pledge for the total number of posters or combos you desire, and the survey at the end of the campaign will let you pick what you want for each slot.
- Posters are $15 each for the first four. $10 for each additional.
- Each combo adds $8 to include the matching miniatures.
- All pledge levels will receive links to digital images of the posters and the corresponding issues of Future Armada or Armada Codex at DriveThru and RPGNow.com.
- Shipping is $6 to $12 for the US, depending on weight.
Posters are 24x36 inches, double sided, and shipped rolled rather than folded. The maps are at 1 inch = 5ft scale and have a subtle 1-inch grid built into the floor. Most of the miniatures are about 2 inches (50 mm) long. They come unpainted and include a 1 inch, clear acrylic, hex base. Both maps and minis fit easily into Starfinder and many other science fiction role-playing games.
Starfinder stats are available free for several of these ships at my Port Zero page (more coming soon!).
Most of these ships were designed with an adventuring party in mind. They typically require a small crew but have bunks for larger groups. All are at least lightly armed, and many carry small craft as well. If the ship fits completely on one side of the poster, then a variant is provided on the back - giving you another option. Both versions are completely described in the supporting digital documentation.
Without further ado, here's the fleet:
From the very first campaign, and still one of the most popular, the Clydesdale-class is available both as a transport and a gunboat. The heavy thrusters allow for powerful acceleration while the rotating engine pods greatly increase maneuverability and allow for enhanced VTOL operation. The vessel is a bare-bones but reliable ship. She is 135ft long and operates with a standard crew of four (though there are quarters for up to six). The military version carries an APC and a boatload of missiles.
Mourning Wolf is a small, versatile, and heavily armed warship. With multiple anti-ship weapons, missile launchers, and a dedicated fighter wing, she is capable of fulfilling several roles on the battlefield.
With two posters end to end, all three decks can be displayed in one seamless map. If you order a pair of Mourning Wolf posters, instead of giving you a duplicate Mourning Wolf miniature, I will instead include a set of four Cargo Shuttle miniatures.
These small craft are resin versions of the shuttles from my Shadowstar Corsairs boardgame and do not use flight stands. If you would rather actually have a second Mourning Wolf mini, just let me know in your survey at the end of the campaign.
Venture is a freighter with a pair of spacious bays for cargo or small craft and quarters for up to six crew or passengers. She has a small medical bay and workshop, and the command section can detach to serve as a launch or lifeboat. For those who value speed over storage space, the Volatus-class variant is provided. She has no cargo bays but sports additional engines.
NOTE: Each copy of the Venture poster combo comes with both a Venture miniature and a Volatus miniature (actually it's a newer Vega miniature, but the differences are trivial). That's two miniatures for the price of one with this combo.
< GRENDEL WAS UNLOCKED AT $2400 AND IS NOW AVAILABLE >
On the front of this poster is a well-traveled Grendle-class privateer. It is beat to hell, heavily customized, and tough as nails. This ship has everything you need to support a crew up to half a dozen on a variety of missions - if you can get used to the smell. On the flipside is a fresh-off-the-line Breca-class free trader. This is a no-frills freight hauler meant for maximum cargo and minimum crew. As with most of these variants (Venture being the exception), both versions are similar enough to use the same miniature.
< CYGNUS WAS UNLOCKED AT $3000 AND IS NOW AVAILABLE >
Cygnus is a science vessel designed to carry a crew of 8 to 16 into the unknown. She has a shuttle bay, transporters, and advanced science labs. This ship requires both sides of the poster to map out all of its decks. Like Mourning Wolf, the Cygnus miniature is about 50% longer than the others - though it still sits well on a 1-inch base.
< GRYPHON WAS UNLOCKED AT $3600 AND IS NOW AVAILABLE >
Gryphon is a state of the art Kestrel-class starship custom built to fill a variety of roles. Though currently employed as a mercenary for hire, she could also excel in any number of less dramatic occupations. On the opposite side is Phoenix. This ship was salvaged from the scrap yards, gutted, and refurbished with whatever was available. She's a little scruffy looking but gets the job done.
In addition to letting you specify which poster you want, the end of campaign survey will include a question for substitutions or special orders. If you order multiple copies of a poster but don't want duplicate miniatures, or if you add extra money for something else, you can use this questions to let me know the details. If you have questions during the campaign, feel free to message me.
If more ships become available during the campaign, you can use the Manage Pledge button to accommodate the new arrivals. I've created pledges for 8 posters or combos because that would include one of each, plus duplicates of Mourning Wolf and Cygnus (so as to display the full ship at once). If you want more than that, just let me know.
Turn around will be fast on this one since the art and miniatures are already done. As soon as the goals are met, I will place the print orders and start gathering supplies for the fastest possible distribution. Because I can't be sure what exactly I'll need, fulfillment may not be quite as fast as my single poster-mini campaigns - but US backers can still expect to get their orders by mid April.
Each of these ships was originally developed for my Future Armada and, later, Armada Codex lines of digital documents - currently sold at RPGNow.com and DriveThru. Visit 0-hr.com for free Starfinder stat sheets, sample documents, additional renders of all the ships, and more!
Risks and challenges
I've run enough poster/mini campaigns to have the process down pretty well. The main risks are delays due to production or supplies. Though I handle the shipping personally, I rely on other small companies to print the posters, cast the miniatures, and provide vital components like the flight stands and shipping tubes. It is difficult to gauge exactly how long delivery of these materials can take, If there is a delay, it will not be long - a matter of a week or two at most.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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