Handy Dandy little explanation of the pledge levels and what they offer;
Pledge Level US Pledge Level non-US
$1 - NO add-ons $1 - NO add-ons
$11 - One metal, can add-on $18 - One metal, can add-on
$23 - Craven, can add-on $30 - Craven, can add-on
$40 - Hordesmen (6), can add-on $48 - Hordesmen (6), can add-on
$70 - Hordesmen (12), can add-on $80 - Hordesmen (12), can add-on
$100 - Hordesmen (18), can add-on $111 - Hordesmen (18), can add-on
$132 - Hordesmen (24), can add-on $144 - Hordesmen (24), can add-on
WHAT'S UNLOCKED THUS FAR????
Hordesmen set ( 6 semi modular figures with bits )
CRaven set ( 3 single piece figures )
Svartulf the Savage ( Swordsman hero )
Hakar the Horrible ( Battle Axe Hero )
Bloody Garm ( Mace and Shield Hero )
Valda the BlackHearted ( Craven Heroine )
Shipping costs are inlcuded in the pledges covering the rewards listed int he pledge itself. Additional shipping costs may be incurred as packages are added on to with unlocks. If additional postage is required the amount will be assessed and invoiced to you at such time as your package is ready to ship. Once that extra postage is paid your package will be shipped immediately! :)
Backer icon by the very talented Dave Needham!
Please help me to fund the production of these new Helsvakt hordesmen figures. These figures will be produced in high quality white metal by a very reliable and tested production partner with a proven track record for great castings and reliable delivery.
The figures I intend to offer for funding are the semi modular HelsVakt Hordesmen and two hero figures. The Hordesmen set includes 6 bodies fitted for universally interchangeable heads ( 1 sprue of 6 options ), right hands with weapons ( 2 sprues of 3 options ) and left side shields ( 2 sprues of 3 options) and 6 25 mm round bases.
Should funding allow I do have a few manageable stretch goals planned to expand this offering.
STRETCH GOAL #1 $7,500.00 FUNDED!!!!!!!!
SVARTULF THE SAVAGE
Hordesman Hero with two handed sword. Once the funding total reaches $7,500.00 Svartulf will unlock as a reward selection. Backers will be able to add Svartulf to their pledge rewards by adding $8.00 ( $10.00 RRP ) to their existing pledge. This figure will be cast in high quality white metal and will be supplied with a 30 mm round plastic base. The figure may or may not be cast in a single piece.
STRETCH GOAL #2 $9,000.00 FUNDED!!!!!!
HAKAR THE HORRIBLE
Hordesmen Hero with Battle Axe. Once the funding total reaches $9,000.00 Hakar will unlock as a reward selection. Backers will be able to add Hakar to their pledge rewards by adding $8.00 ( $10.00 RRP ) to their existing pledge. This figure will be cast in high quality white metal and will be supplied with a 30 mm round plastic base. The figure may or may not be cast in a single piece.
STRETCH GOAL # 3 $14,000.00 FUNDED!!!!!!
Once the funding total reaches $14,000.00 The Craven will unlock as an add-on option. Backers will be able to add one rank of Craven ( 3 figures ) to their existing pledge for $20.00 per set. The Craven will be cast in high quality white metal in a single piece and will include one 25 mm base per figure in the set.
The Craven. Murderous cowards who strike from the shadows with poisoned arrows and daggers, swift, silent, and utterly without conscience, the Craven are as feared as they are loathed. Pictured below is the first of three figures planned for this unit.
STRETCH GOAL # 4 $16,500.00 FUNDED!!!
Once funding reaches $16,500.00 Bloody Garm will unlock as an $8.00 ( $10.00 RRP ) add-on to your existing pledge. This figure will be cast in high quality white metal and will be supplied with 25 mm round plastic base. This may or may not be cast in a single piece.
STRETCH GOAL # 5 $19,500.00 FUNDED!!!!
VALDA THE BLACK HEARTED!!!
Once funding reaches $19,500.00 the Valda the Black Hearted figure will unlock as a $8.00 ( $10.00 RRP ) selectable add-on to your existing pledge. Valda is currently a WIP planned to be the leading heroine of the CRaven. As such she will be armed with a dagger and bow and garbed similarly to the other Craven. This figure will be cast in high quality white metal and will be supplied with a 30 mm round plastic base. The figure may or may not be cast in a single piece.
STRETCH GOAL #6 $25,000.00 FUNDED!!!!!
Once the funding level reaches the $25,000.00 mark the Draugr will unlock as a $30.00 selectable add-on to your existing pledge reward. This set will include 6 UNIQUE single piece metal cast figures and 1 sprue of 6 universally interchangeable weapons and 6 25 mm round plastic bases.
The t-shirt can be added to your existing pledge for $25.00 per shirt
Ash gray available in;
regular length men's S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL
Men's Tall XL, XXL, XXXL
Women's S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
And then if the funding further allows I have a Mounted Hero underway in the very earliest stage of development. This is something I really would love to get to and really do right, but I really want to make sure I am able to afford it before I get too deeply in to the project. It is intended to be a half armoured, axe wielding, helmed Barbarian Warlord that will match in theme to the Hrodesmen, Craven, and Heroes.
Beyond this I would also really like to make a foot version of the mounted Hero and to revisit the armoured elite troops as well as the previous incarnations are just too expensive to keep in stock or to sell with the intent to build units.
Again, as in my most previous campaign, I am keeping the scope of this effort very limited in order to mitigate delays and difficulties to best insure that you will receive your rewards as quickly as possible and to the highest level of quality that I can manage to capture.
Each figure will be supplied with a 25 mm round plastic base.
The Shipping costs are built in to the pledge totals and once the figures are received your order will be shipping according to your place in the delivery queue as defined in the delivery date of the pledge level you contribute to.
If you are interested in seeing more of the Red Box Games line of miniatures please visit our web store at http://www.red-box-games.com/we are still recovering from our difficulties so please pardon the crudeness of the site. I do intend to reinvest as much of the kickstarter profits as I am able into the development of the web site and Red Box Games fantasy IP.
Thank you very much for your time and attention.
Risks and challenges
It is no secret that I have had my share of difficulties with past campaigns.
Though my first ( and second ) campaign was difficult and suffered lengthy delays it is now all but completely fulfilled as promised with only a handful of packages awaiting the delivery of bases to finish delivery. I expect these bases to be delivered within the next 5 days of launching this campaign at which point these final packages will at last be shipped.
I have learned a LOT of hard lessons in how kickstarters should be run and the difficulties in fulfilling these campaigns. I have been running Red Box Games since August of 2008 and in that time I have gained a great deal of experience in running a miniatures business. In my first campaign I allowed my ambition to override my better judgement, and in my second campaign I allowed desperation to cloud my better judgement all the same. I have learned that in order to be successful I must rebuild my business block by block and that is what I have set about doing.
The challenge is of course to handle all of the communications necessary to make this project go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved. I have quite a bit of experience with that so I do not foresee it being more than I can handle. Then the second challenge is just managing the product through the chain of production and delivery. The production is out of my hands ( unfortunately ) but I AM working with a very reliable and well established production partner who has proven themselves time and again with previous projects I have hired them for.
Finally, risk......The benefit to producing in metal is that the production process is fairly easy and very reliable. With metal what you see is what you get 99 times out of 100. There are also several production firms to choose from if the production does happen to go awry with primary production partner. I do not anticipate any difficulties as this partner has always performed well in the past and has the capacity to handle larger orders in a short period of time.
The only real risk I can imagine is delay due to the production partner's work load or if something catastrophic were to happen to their facility during production with the originals in their possession. Or if something catastrophic were to happen to me during fulfillment. In either scenario though the figures can be re-sculpted or recovered or remolded elsewhere. Or in the latter scenario someone else would take on the task of fulfilling the remaining rewards as promised.
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