WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT??
Many of you very generously supported my previous Kickstarter campaign which is delivering as I type and the reactions to the effort have been incredible. Now I am set to finish the transition from metal to plastic for the rest of the RBG line. This is still a VERY significant investment and not something that I can afford without your support. It is my intention to offer the entirety of the RBG line a material that I can price to bring RBG figures to every gamer's table in the hobby. It is further my goal to expand RBG to encompass more of the Traditional Old School Fantasy Spectrum. I want to produce, Characters, Monsters, and even Terrain! I can do this with your help. The HelsVakt kickstarter was a great step in the right direction and with your help and support we can make this Kickstarter into something huge!
We are beginning with the goblins by popular demand but I have a LOT of stuff to retool and I will be taking every comment and request under consideration as the campaign progresses. It is my plan to move on to the Dvergr or the Aenglish after the goblins are retooled, hopefully there will be enough time in this campaign to make that happen but that is all up to you!
HOW THIS WORKS
Your pledge corresponds to a specific reward level. Thus far the rewards for this campaign are structured by dividing the different goal products into Solos, Lesser Ranks, and Special Ranks. Each goal product is described in it's funding pitch as either a Solo option, lesser rank option or Special rank option. When a funding goal is reached the goal product then becomes available for selection as a reward for your contribution. So for instance up to the $15,000.00 funding mark if you pledge to the Raiding Party level you can choose 2 " ranks " of spear men ( 12 models in each set ) and 3 sets of archers, after the $15,000.00 mark you can choose either the spear men or the footmen or both to fulfill your lesser ranks selection.
If you wish, you can add to your pledge to buy additional ranks or solos not covered by your pledge. The values for each are as follows;
So here we find ourselves....Stalking the root twisted floor of the Dokk Wolds. Bent low beneath the wicked reaching bones of the gnarly oaks aged and weathered. The day long passed into night. The moon high but barely more than a ghost shrouded by heavy clouds bearing low the first snows of the winter. The chill wind whips about our cloaked forms bitter and spiteful. Our breath spirited a-fright, our steps furtive, our hands be-gripped the hilt of sword and axe and hammer. Hung from our weary shoulders our shields ragged and gouged bear the story of the melee that drove us from the road and harrowed us by day to this cursed knot. Our ears wide and listening, fooled at every crack of twig under foot or creak of barren branch. Fools! Our hunters will make no such warnings to us! It is our eyes narrowed and keenly watching and our wits clear and calm that will find the watchers in the shadows now awaiting our strength to sap and our will to break. They, our would be death, the creeping, fanged, feral bastards of the Wild God, Great Horned Bas. Scampering little devils so gleefully cruel, what for the mad blood thirst of their degenerate Gods drives them so.
It is no matter. We must steel ourselves to live another day. Limber your arms fellows, for death awaits us on point of rusty spear and barbed arrow, and looted sword and sax. Pray you fervently that those vicious hulks, sharp bones through their skins and drugged stupor in their eyes, do not walk amoungst them.........For if they do, then this day we are surely lost.......Odin's Breath be strong brothers....
Nigh the size of a man and beset the ravenous hunger of the great wolf god himself the Dire Wolves race through tangled wood and over open ground with equal ferocity slathering jaws agape to rip and rend the flesh of their prey, man and beast alike it matters not when the Howling God leads the way.. Summoned forth from the deepest primordial wilds they serve the will of Fenris only!
Add the Dire wolves to your pledge for an additional $15.00 per set of three. Or $25.00 per set of six. The Dire wolves are NOT considered a lesser or special ranks selection. These are a separate item all together. The Dire Wolves are modularly fitted for universally interchangeable heads and are supplied with 40mm round bases.
LESSER RANKS SELECTION
RUNTY GOB SPEARMEN!!!! FUNDED!!!!
Feral, vicious, and swarming the goblin hordes inhabit the deepest darkest of forests only venturing out in search of pillage and plunder. Small as they may be they are dangerous and devious! The most commonly encountered goblins are the runty gob spearmen and archers. Though small and lightly armed these goblins are no laughing matter for they are cunning and vicious and often employ wicked poisons and devious traps or ambush.
Goblins are pictured on 20 mm bases
RUNTY GOB ARCHERS!!!
Upon reaching our goal of $5,000.00 the runty gobs will be made available as a selectable option. The Spearmen are selectable as lesser ranks option with each rank consisting of 2 sets of the 6 figures pictured above in each rank. The Archers are available together as a solo option with all three figures pictured above counting as 1 solo option.
STRETCH GOAL # 2 $12,500.00
LESSER RANKS SELECTION
RUNTY GOB FOOTMEN!!!!! FUNDED!!!!All new and ready for battle the runty goblin footmen. These are the honoured warriors of goblin kind. Earning the spoils of victory by strength of arm, or skill in battle these goblins bear the arms of fallen dwarves, men and even elves. They are not as cowardly as most goblins and are usually smarter as well. A formidable force that NO goblin warband can be without!
These figures are available as a themed set titled " Runty Gob Footmen " Each set includes 12 footmen figures and 3 weapon sprues. Each footman is modularly fitted for universally interchangeable hand weapon options. The goblins here are pictured still WIP on 20 mm round bases. and are available as a lesser rank option upon funding.
STRETCH GOAL # 3 $15,000.00 ..............FUNDED!!!
DOG'SBANE!!! Cruel and devious Dog's bane has clawed, kicked, bitten, stabbed, poisoned, burned, smashed, drowned, bashed and speared his way to the top of the long howlers' spearmen. Under his snarling barks the Runty gob spearmen don't dare turn tail and run, unless Dog's Bane does first! ( pictured here on a 20 mm base )
foot cheiftan of the Long Howler's Gnawed Leg clan. Unique amoungst his kind Black Tongue fights with more of what could pass for courage than most other goblins. He fights with skill and cunning and puts great effort to make an impression upon friend and foe alike for his cruelty and ruthlessness.
STRETCH GOAL # 4-5 $ 18,000.00 -$21,000.00 - $25,000.00
SPECIAL RANKS SELECTION
Brutal, Fearless, and dumb as a sack of rocks these goblin Brutes are the biggest, meanest, and most dangerous goblin kind to rage out of the Black Woods. Battle mad and usually drugged stupid with rotted poisonous mushrooms the Bonebacks fling themselves into the thick of battle without the slightest regard for themselves and no other intent but bathing in the blood of anything that happens to get too close be they friend or foe. It is their implaccability that makes them so incredibly dangerous. They do not turn and flee and they do not flinch at even horrible pain. ( pictured here on 25 mm bases. )
The goblin bonebacks are modularly fitted for universally interchangeable weapons. The weapon options to be included in each set will be 2 cleavers, 2 swords, 2 clubs, 2 small axes, 2 large axes, 2 maces, and 2 hammers( all cast in metal. The Bonebacks are available as a special rank set option upon funding . The first set of 4 will unlock at $18,000.00 and the second set of 4 will unlock at $21,000.00. Then the final set of 4 will unlock at $25,000.00. If the final total of the KS campaign does not go above $18,000.00 then you will receive 3 sets of the first 4 models to complete the ranks selection for the Bonebacks. If the final amoutn does nto go over $21,000.00 you will receive two sets of the first set of four and 1 set of the second set of four. But if the final amount DOES go above the $25,000.00 mark then you will receive 12 unique boneback figures to complete the bonebacks rank.
Stretch goal # 6 $35,000.00
SPECIAL RANKS SELECTION
RUNTY GOBS WOLFRIDERS!!!
The most honoured amoungst the Long Howlers tribe are the Wolf Riders. Famed through out all the goblin tribes these goblins are part warrior and part shaman sharing a spiritual bond with the beasts on whose backs they ride terrifying into battle. Combining the strength , agility, and speed of the wolves with the devious combat prowess of the goblin and some slight shaman magic as well the goblin wolfriders are a force to feared by any whose path they cross. Whether armed with bow, blade, or spear the Wolf riders make any goblin force an army of merit. These figures are available as a special rank set titled " Wolf Riders A. " each set includes 4 wolves and 4 hand weapon riders options and 1 sprue of weapons. The riders are fitted for universally interchangeable hand weapons.
STRETCH GOAL # 7 $45,000.00
SPECIAL RANKS SELECTION
THE TROLL BROTHERS!!!
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of the Northlanders and goblins a-like as do the long shadow of the great Troll Kind. Often keeping to the deepest caves and forest valleys the Troll Kind only venture into the lands of the Dvergr or Njorn or Aenglish for plunder or revenge, but sometimes they ally with their lesser cousins the goblin kind at behest or fear of great magick. Just such is the story of the Troll Brothers. Strong enough to throw huge stones over castle ramparts Rocklobber is a name feared far and wide, while Hogsquasher's legendary gleeful cruelty and ferocity has stopped many a great hero in their tracks on hearing the name of this great beast. Add the Troll Brothers to your existing pledge as 1 special rank set. ( Pictured here on 40 mm bases )
STRETCH GOAL # 8 $50,000.00
INDIVIDUAL HERO SELECTION
Older than any living goblin can remember, more crazed than any shaman to boil the red mushrooms before him, and more wicked than even the Old Horned One himself, it is Crowbiter who leads the Long Howlers more so than that fat, stupid, slathering oaf Horsebane, but a cunning leader is he who pretends to serve another. By Crowbiter's magicks have many a battle turned in favour of the fanged kin, and it was by Crowbiter's powers and persuasion that the great Troll Brothers first sat at the Stone Circle to feast with the Long Howlers on the Dwarves of Garmingen's Fort. By his magicks do the dire wolves howl and heel, and by his will do the Long Howlers kill and steal.
Crowbiter will be available as a singular solo option upon funding.
Risks and challenges
I have been operating Red Box Games for 5 years now. In that time I have developed a reputation for prompt, personal service and reliability. I work very very hard to insure that every customer is HAPPY with their order and the service provided to see it to them. I know what it takes to make a miniature work for production and shipment and to also work for the general use of gaming and painting. Almost every one of the miniatures proposed for production in this Kickstarter are already ready for production. At this point all that is left is for them to be remolded and cast in a new material. The only challenge involved here is in the productive capacity of the mold maker / caster and any difficulty encountered there will be resolved as it arises by hiring on new help to create the manpower necessary to deliver the product as advertised and on time. Troll's forge is a very well established and reliable service and is dedicated to seeing this effort through to it's greatest success.
Beyond that only the fulfillment effort on my end would be any other foreseeable challenge, which will be fixed with the hiring of a full time employee if this campaign funds as I hope it will.
I am now in the process of delivering on my recently successful Kickstarter project. The delivery is behind schedule ( originally intended for October of 2012 ) but is now in the final stages of fulfillment. We encountered set backs of varying nature through out the production process but have since made the necessary corrections and have learned how to avoid them on future works. Primarily I was just too optimistic in my expectation for the length of time needed to deliver on the project. Ed and I have conferred extensively on this matter and we have decided on a much more realistic delivery date for this next Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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