Strong, brave, probably a little more than slightly insane, the barbarian is the first tool in the arsenal of any self respecting megalomaniacal sorcerer hell bent to take over the world. Or in the warband of any ambitious Warlord seeking fame and fortune gold and glory!
Like walking piles of muscle held together by leather and chains and random plates of battered metal, the barbarian flings himself into the fray frothing at the mouth and shouting unintelligible obscenities. God knows they tend to die a lot so you'll need a lot of them.....so here we are!
Red Box Games makers of awesomely designed, exquisitely sculpted and expertly cast fine fantasy 28mm scale miniatures is very proud to present!!
WARBANDS OF WRATH AND RUIN
With your generous support we hope to fund the production of a series of new, finely detailed and beautifully sculpted, expertly produced," 28 mm " scale barbarian miniatures which are the initial warband starter set for an all new small scale skirmish game set in a brutal, fallen fantasy world ruled by capricious Living Gods and beset by the ravages of their eternal war for survival and supremacy. The rules for the game are not quite ready for print yet but it is the goal of this campaign to fund this initial set of figures which will help us to also afford to finish the rules and get the production process for the rules and game components started.
In the game, Players take on the role of a powerful characters of super human or preternatural nature called " Chosen " in command of a small band of followers of various role and ability. These warbands , referred to in game as the " Following " expand in number and diversity as the Warlord grows in Power, Repute, Fortune and Favor of the Gods beginning in number between 6 and 9 followers, but growing to include as many as 24 followers at the Apex of the Chosen's Stature.
These followers may be lowly slaves, cultists, warriors, champions, and even monsters. But the core of any Chosen's following are the foot warriors.
The foot warriors are the most basic type of warrior follower. They are sparely equipped and basically trained and able. They are non specific to the character of their Chosen and can be of many different races or creature types but the first set of Foot Warriors we want to fund are the Human foot warriors. Rippling muscle and ready to slay in the name of any Chosen whose coin can fill their bowl or whose stature warrants following.
Pictured here still somewhat WIP these figures are semi modular for VERY expansive customization options and are cast in a very high quality lead free white metal. All modular fittings will be made in such a way as to insure easy secure assembly.
The items included in the pack are;
10 barbarian foot warrior head / helm options
6 right hand weapon options
3 heavy weapon options
3 heavy weapon foot warrior bodies
5 weapon and shield foot warrior bodies
All this in one set for $40.00!! High quality, finely detailed metal minis for $5.00 Each!
Solos include both the companions and the Chosen themselves. These are the characters of the stories with the companions acting as a supporting role to the Chosen. Please note that any one of the foot warriors can be selected as a Solo option.
The Priestess is a companion follower who serves as an intermediary between the Chosen and one of the Patron Gods of the world. Each Priestess is different and their uses can vary wildly based on the particular choices made during the creation of the character for use in the game but rest assured in this game a Chosen without some sort of spiritual aid is a Chosen set upon an arduous path.
Pictured here as a WIP the Priestess will be available in 2 different forms. One unclad and one half clad. The image above represents her unclad form. Her clad form will be slightly more modest.
Backers can add additional copies of the Priestess to their existing pledge for an additional $8 per copy desired.
Backers can also pledge for the Priestess figure ONLY if they so choose for $8 per copy desired.
Currently still WIP the Chosen will be finished very soon!
The Chosen are the scions of the Gods. Born from any strata of denizen in the realms these few are half mortal and half God, able to draw upon the ethereal energies of the cosmos to fuel superhuman feats of strength, speed, skill or to perform miraculous manipulations of the world around them. They can be man or woman marked by the touch of divinity with strange colored skin, hair, eyes, super human, or inhuman build or feature.
Backers can add additional copies of Chosen to their existing pledge for an additional $8 per copy desired.
Backers can also pledge for the Chosen figure(s) ONLY if they so choose for $8 per copy desired.
As the funding allows I WILL add more options to the campaign. These will include Chosen of different nature to lead the Foot Warriors and companions of different role and nature to aid these Chosen in their quest for power, survival, glory, favor and fortune. I do not anticipate being able to add other foot warrior types to this campaign BUT I DO have plans for other various types of foot warrior to expand the range of theme of the game through future campaigns if this campaign does not reach a level of funding to allow them to be added during this campaign.
Backers are free to add as many sets of foot warrior as they desire. This is accomplished by simply managing the amount of their pledge upward by enough value to cover multiple sets.
It is our hope to be able to expand the total offering of this campaign to include Chosen and Companions of different character such as an Amazon, a Mutant, a Beast Man, and a Hoplite, as well as a Sorceror, Sorceress, Priestess and Mystic as well as different head options for the Human foot warriors, and possibly other foot warrior themes as well! We can only do this as funding allows however and we will need to cover the costs of each new addition BEFORE it is a selectable add-on or substitution.
We have been producing miniatures in metal and resin for a long time..... 10 years actually. And in that time we have established strong stable partnerships with some of the best contractors in the industry. This project will be handled by one of those awesome professionals as well insuring promptly delivered awesomeness so that you can get started playing your games while the excitement is still fresh! This contractor is VERY well established in the industry having delivered in a timely fashion to high levels of quality on several very large products including many of my own Kickstarter projects. Their system of manufacture is very well tested and efficient to make sure that delivery is handled swiftly. And being based in the US this means no lengthy delays in delivery, and no unexpected complications in that process.
We will not accept any payment for postage through the kickstarter. So please be aware that all of the money you add to your pledge WILL be applied to a reward selection and NOT to the postage needed to cover the shipment of your rewards. I have learned the hard way several times that trying to predict the postage costs of rewards packages can very easily become a serious problem.
You will be billed for postage during the pledge manager phase of fulfillment which will be very shortly before delivery commences. We work to keep the postage costs as low as possible and we will be certain that your rewards are securely packaged so as to avoid any damage in transit.
Risks and challenges
I have been working in the miniatures industry since 2006 and have been operating my own business producing miniatures since 2008. In that time I have produced several hundred different unique figures and shipped thousands of packages around the world. I have also established very close working relationships with several of the best contractors in the business.
There are always certain risks in any production but I feel that with my experience and relationships I can confidently say there is very minimal risk involved in this kickstarter due to the sheer amount of experience I have in making minis and the reliability and experience of my casting contractor. There may be certain fixes needed for optimal casting of the figures and there may be production delays as these fixes are made. If the project's scope grows beyond the initial offering it could also result in further delays as all fo the product is readied for delivery. The most reasonable risk I could assume worth being worries about would be a delay in postage or a sudden drastic increase in postage costs. An Increase in postage costs is VERY unlikely though as the time frame between funding and delivery on this project will be very short.
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