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Iron Wind Metals is re-igniting Ral Partha's Chaos Wars, and re-releasing 48 Elf, Orc, and Goblin miniatures; sculpted by Tom Meier.
Iron Wind Metals is re-igniting Ral Partha's Chaos Wars, and re-releasing 48 Elf, Orc, and Goblin miniatures; sculpted by Tom Meier.
196 backers pledged $36,068 to help bring this project to life.

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  In celebration of Ral Partha's 40th Anniversary, Iron Wind Metals is re-igniting the Chaos Wars.  For the last 12 years, gamers and collectors have been contacting Iron Wind, asking for us to re-release the old Elves, Goblins, Orcs, etc.  So this is how we're hoping to get that ball rolling.

    This kickstarter is to get Wave 1 of the Chaos Wars releases produced.  The Dollar Goals are set to cover the cost of casting new masters, creating production molds, paying for the metal needed, and giving a pay-check to the many casters, mold makers, and personnel that a project like this requires.

    Wave 1 consists of 24 Elves and 24 Orcs and Goblins, from Ral Partha's original 01-Personalities, 02-Fantasy Collector, and 12-All-American ranges.

    Iron Wind is committed to continuing this project as long there remains enough interest to cover production costs.  If you look further down the page, you will see the outlined plan for the rest of the Chaos Wars Armies.  So if you've been hoping for us to bring back the old Chaos Warriors, or Doom Thumpers, or whatever, just look down the list and see what the future may hold.  When we meet our goal for this Kickstarter, once the obligations for this wave are met, we will pursue the releases of other armies through various means.  Everyone who participated in this Kickstarter will get a vote on what army comes next.  Iron Wind looks forward to continuing this project with the support of the gaming community.

    After the Kickstarter obligations are shipped out, the figures will become available to sale for the public as both individual figures and in units grouped by type.   The re-released figures will be coded in the following way:
                 50-xxx    Forces of Light
                 51-xxx    Forces of Darkness
                 52-xxx    Neutral Forces

    Several of the figures that previously held steel wire spears will now come with a variety of weapons to choose from; including Halberds, Pikes, Spears, Swords, and Axes.   Iron Wind Metal's new Dungeon Equipment line will be adding more new weapons periodically, to further increase your customization options.

    All of this Kickstarter's Starter Sets will include a pamphlet of the classic "Chaos Wars" rules.  Our classic rules sets will be made available online for free, as well as new rules for advanced large scale battles, campaigns, skirmish settings, and scenarios.

    A variety of pledge levels have been created, to meet your gaming, collecting, or painting needs.  We hope that you can help us bring back these great, classic miniatures, for a whole new generation of the hobby to enjoy

Wave 1 Releases:

A Long Term Project
    As this project continues to the planned completion, over 550 out of production miniatures will be re-released.   Another 1200+ classic miniatures from Iron Wind's current ranges will be included in the Chaos Wars range.
    As we proceed forward, these and more classic miniatures (both out of production, and never before released) will continue to be released, and new miniatures sculpted to be compatible with the old, may be created.

Other Armies
    Concerned that you will only have Elves or Greenskins to play?  Don't be.  Iron Wind will begin offering regiments and brigade sized forces out of the currently available IWM lines.  This will provide initial forces for:  the Undead, Chaos, Troglodytes, Gnolls, Centaurs, Atlanteans, Ratlings, Dwarves, Halflings, Amazons, Samurai, Fae, Treemen, Half-Elves, Half-Orcs, and Kingdoms of Men (which includes Norsemen, Desert Nomads, Jungle Warriors, Hoplites, and Arthurian Knights).    There are many more figures in each army to be re-released, but there should be plenty for you to choose from to get started.

A Note on Scale
    The Classic Chaos Wars rules work effectively with figures sized from 15mm up to 54mm, if you wish. 
The Chaos Wars miniature range is scaled to where a standard sized Human is 25mm tall.  We do have many miniatures that are 28mm or larger.  In this miniatures range, those larger are models intended to be Champions, Heroes, Lords, Demigods, or other not-quite-human races.  
    We encourage you to use our miniatures in whatever manner best suits your individual gaming needs.

DETAILS ON THE REWARD LEVELS:

Shipping
We will be shipping in one wave, once all the fulfillment miniatures have been cast, packed, and checked for accuracy.   We intend to begin shipping out orders by December 2015, but we will work to ship earlier.   Depending on the number of backers, and number of Stretch Goals unlocked, the shipment date may be pushed back slightly, but we will keep you informed about the status of the project, and strive to get these out the door as soon as possible.

Please Note:  Miniatures may require assembly.  All supplied unpainted.

Risks and challenges

The only 'risk' we face is that this project becomes wildly successful, and takes us slightly longer to fulfill than expected. The only negative effect will be several of us at IWM coming in on weekends, and working late shifts to get your product ready on time. We are prepared for this, and are determined that all product will be shipped out before Christmas.
Iron Wind Metals has been manufacturing miniatures for over 13 years, and the majority of staff are former Ral Partha employees. IWM has manufactured miniatures for over 12 kickstarters for other miniature companies. We have already cast and reviewed the master castings in preparation for production. All that remains now is to cook the production molds, cast the miniatures, pack them, and ship them to you.
As either Ral Partha or Iron Wind Metals, this company has been in business for the last 40 years, and we will be in business for many more. Unless a giant comet strikes the Earth, you can rest assured that you will receive your shipment.

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    Limited Edition Blister Pack:
    Receive a Limited Edition blister pack, numbered up to a maximum of 500.

    Choose one of the following:
    25-401 Elf Archers
    25-402 Elf Swordsmen
    25-403 Elf Pikes/Spears
    25-404 Elf Honor Guard
    25-405 Elf Command
    25-406 Elf Cavalry
    25-407 Elf Characters
    25-408 Goblins Archers and Lesser Goblins
    25-409 Goblin Shock Troops and Command
    25-410 Goblin Wolf Riders
    25-411 Orc Warriors
    25-412 Orc Heavy Weapon and Command
    25-413 Orc Characters

    See: 25-401 through 25-413 in the project description section, for photos.

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    Warbands:
    Receive a set of Chaos Wars figures suitable for small Skirmish Games.
    Choose one of the following:

    25-414: High Elf Warband - 15 Miniatures!
    25-415: Wood Elf Warband - 15 Miniatures!
    25-416: Goblin Warband - 17 Miniatures!
    25-417: Orc Warband - 15 Miniatures!

    See: 25-414 through 25-417 in the project description section, for details and photos.

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    Classic Rules Starter Set:
    25-420: Chaos Wars Classic Rules Starter Set
    Receive forces of equal size for both the Elves and Orcs & Goblins, and copy of the rules.
    26 Elf and Orc & Goblin miniatures, including Elf Leader & Mage and Orc Leader and Shaman!

    See: 25-420 in the project description section, for details and photos.

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    Collector's Set:
    Receive a Limited Edition Boxed Set for either the Elves or Orcs & Goblins, each numbered up to a maximum of 500, and signed by the sculptor, Tom Meier.

    Choose either of the following:

    25-418: Chaos Wars - Elf Collector's Set
    - 24 Miniatures!
    Contains one of each Elf figure from the release.

    25-419: Chaos Wars - Orc and Goblin Collector's Set - 24 Miniatures!
    Contains one each of the Orc and Goblin figures from the release.

    See: 25-418 & 25-419 in the project description section, for details.

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    Both Collector's Sets:
    Receive the Limited Edition Boxed Sets for both the Elves and Orcs & Goblins - 48 Miniatures! Each numbered up to a maximum of 500, and signed by the sculptor, Tom Meier.
    Contains one of each Elf figure and one of each of the Orc & Goblin figures from the release.

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    Receive a "Battalion" sized force.
    Choose either of the following:
    25-422: Elf Battalion - 79 Miniatures! - Includes Archers, Swordsmen, Pikemen, Elite Troops, Cavalry, General, and Mage.
    25-423: Orc & Goblin Battalion - 86 Miniatures! - Includes Goblin Archers, Goblin Warriors, Lesser Goblins, Orc Warriors, Wolf Riders, General, and Shaman.

    See: 25-422 & 25-423 in the project description section, for details.

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    Classic Rules Expansion:
    25-421: Chaos Wars Classic Rules Expansion Set.
    Receive forces of equal size for both the Elves and Orcs & Goblins, and copy of the rules.
    62 Elf Miniatures! - Archers, Swordsmen, Pikemen, Cavalry, Leader and Mage.
    68 Orc & Goblin Miniatures! - Goblin Troops, Orc Troops, Wolf Riders, Leader and Shaman.
    130 Total Miniatures!

    See: 25-421 in the project description section, for details and photos.

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    Retailer Pledge Level

    Requirements: Must be an actual retailer. Federal PIN and Resellers Certificate # are required. Contact [Jacob@RalPartha.com] to verify eligibility.

    Reward: Choose one of four assortments of Chaos Wars Blisters, Regiment sets, Rules packets, Marketing Materials, and listing on the Iron Wind Metals site as a official Chaos Wars retailer. Be one of the first businesses to get this product on the shelves. Filled immediately after all other Kickstarter Levels have been fulfilled, and before the miniatures are made available to other retailers, or on the Iron Wind web store.
    Details of the assortment options will be given after eligibility has been authorized.

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    Receive a "Brigade" sized force.
    Choose either of the following:
    25-424: Elf Brigade - 166 Miniatures! - Archers, Swordsmen, Pikemen, Honor Guard, Cavalry, Command, General, Standard Bearer, Mage, and the Elven Chariot.
    25-425: Orc & Goblin Brigade - 171 Miniatures! - Goblin Troops, Orc Troops, Goblin & Orc Command, Orc General, Standard Bearer, Shaman, and 2 Wyverns.

    See: 25-424 & 25-425 in the project description section, for details.

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    Receive a "Legion" sized force.
    Choose either of the following:
    25-426: Elf Battalion - 209 Miniatures! - Archers, Swordsmen, Pikemen, Honor Guard, Cavalry, Command, General, Standard Bearer, Mage, 2 Elf Chariots, 3 Treemen
    25-427: Orc & Goblin Battalion - 218 Miniatures! - Goblin Troops, Orc Troops, Goblin & Orc Command, Orc General, Standard Bearer, Shaman, 2 Wyverns, 1 Orc War Machine.

    See: 25-426 & 25-427 in the project description section, for details.

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    Legion & Warlord:
    25-428: Elf Warlord and Legion
    (or)
    25-429: Orc Warlord and Legion

    Receive either the reward for 25-426 or
    25-427, plus a very limited additional reward, detailed in the project description section under 25-428 and 25-429.

    Choose either of the following:
    25-426: Elf Battalion - 209 Miniatures! - Archers, Swordsmen, Pikemen, Honor Guard, Cavalry, Command, General, Standard Bearer, Mage, 2 Elf Chariots, 3 Treemen
    25-427: Orc & Goblin Battalion - 218 Miniatures! - Goblin Troops, Orc Troops, Goblin & Orc Command, Orc General, Standard Bearer, Shaman, 2 Wyverns, 1 Orc War Machine.

    Limited to 9 Elves and 9 Orcs.

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Funding period

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