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28mm Ancient Egyptian miniatures for table-top gaming and collecting!
28mm Ancient Egyptian miniatures for table-top gaming and collecting!
183 backers pledged £12,264 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Dark Fable Miniatures Return of Cleopatra Kickstarter!

We have put together an exciting new selection of Egyptian themed 28mm miniatures, which include sets from the court of Queen Cleopatra VII and others from the haunted tombs of long dead royalty.  The concept and design of the miniatures are drawn from archaeology, history, Hollywood films and fantasy fiction.

Cleopatra VII has long been the subject of fascination - Her name alone evokes the archetypal image of a beautiful and exotic queen surrounded by servants, slaves, courtiers and every extravagance imaginable.  In a previous fund-raising project we produced our first Cleopatra miniature which was based on the glamorous Egyptian costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1964 Hollywood film, Cleopatra. The real Cleopatra however was a much more complex personality. Her family was descended from Ptolemy, a Macedonian general who had served Alexander the Great and seized Egypt 300 years earlier.  Although Cleopatra was queen of Egypt she was first and foremost a Greek culturally.  In this kickstarter we decided to revisit Cleopatra to offer a more historically accurate version of the great queen in Greek dress.  Whichever version you prefer, Hollywood or Historical, they are both wonderful miniatures.

Along with Cleopatra is a new Egyptian princess and maids, serving girls and some new undead sets - the mummy queen and prince each with their own skeletal attendants.  We have also produced a set of Egyptian gate guardians - the Egyptians believed the way to the underworld was through a number of gates each guarded by a fearsome demon.  We have based Peresakhuef (baboon head), Shezmu (vulture skull) and Qed Her (lioness head with two snakes) on images found painted in Egyptian tombs.  Finally, there are two Anubis statues (51mm tall), guardians of the dead.  One statue of Anubis stands atop its plinth while the other is an animated version - come to life to destroy would-be tomb robbers!

The Return of Cleopatra has some fantastic and reasonably priced pledges on offer as well as a number of cool stretch goal rewards which if unlocked, will make your pledges even more of a bargain. There are also 60 different sets of Dark Fable Egyptian miniatures which are available as add-ons. Our biggest selling point is the quality of the miniatures themselves sculpted by some of the best talents in the industry. These high-quality 28mm miniatures are made from a lead-free pewter alloy and have an incredible amount of detail and personality. Whether you are a collector or gamer you are certain to enjoy these figures!

1. Cleopatra in Greek Dress, Admiral Euphranor, Royal Scribe.  Sculpted by Ian Mountain.
1. Cleopatra in Greek Dress, Admiral Euphranor, Royal Scribe. Sculpted by Ian Mountain.
2. Princess and Maid Servants.  Sculpted by John Winter.
2. Princess and Maid Servants. Sculpted by John Winter.
3. Serving Girls, Wine Amphora, Fish Platter, Fruit Bowl and Monkey.  Sculpted by Brother Vinni.
3. Serving Girls, Wine Amphora, Fish Platter, Fruit Bowl and Monkey. Sculpted by Brother Vinni.
4. Underworld Gate Gaurdians:  Qed Her (lioness head), Shezmu (vulture head), Pefesakhuef (baboon head).  Sculpted by Andrew May.
4. Underworld Gate Gaurdians: Qed Her (lioness head), Shezmu (vulture head), Pefesakhuef (baboon head). Sculpted by Andrew May.
5. Mummy Queen with skeletal guard and attendant.  Sculpted by Tim Prow.
5. Mummy Queen with skeletal guard and attendant. Sculpted by Tim Prow.
6. Mummy prince with skeletal servants. Sculpted by Tim Prow.
6. Mummy prince with skeletal servants. Sculpted by Tim Prow.
7. Statue of Anubis - stationary (51mm) and plinth (15mm). Sculpted by Andrew May.
7. Statue of Anubis - stationary (51mm) and plinth (15mm). Sculpted by Andrew May.
8. Statue of Anubis - animated (51mm) and plinth (15mm).  Sculpted by Andrew May.
8. Statue of Anubis - animated (51mm) and plinth (15mm). Sculpted by Andrew May.
£2000 Anubis Chest.  Sculpted by Andy Pieper.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £4.
£2000 Anubis Chest. Sculpted by Andy Pieper. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £4.
£3000 Lion Skin. Sculpted by Andy Pieper.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £1.75.
£3000 Lion Skin. Sculpted by Andy Pieper. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £1.75.
£4000 Skeletal Crocodile.  Sculpted by Tim Prow.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £6.
£4000 Skeletal Crocodile. Sculpted by Tim Prow. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £6.
£5000 Libyan Executioner.  Sculpted by John Winter. UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £4.
£5000 Libyan Executioner. Sculpted by John Winter. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £4.
£6000 Court Dancer.  Sculpted by John Winter.  UNLOCKED!  Two versions available, adorned (with jewelry) and unadorned (without jewelry) - available as an add-on for £4 each.
£6000 Court Dancer. Sculpted by John Winter. UNLOCKED! Two versions available, adorned (with jewelry) and unadorned (without jewelry) - available as an add-on for £4 each.
£7000  Sedja Beast II.  Sculpted by Andy Pieper.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £7.
£7000 Sedja Beast II. Sculpted by Andy Pieper. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £7.
£8000 - Egyptian Vases sculpted by Kev Adams.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £3.
£8000 - Egyptian Vases sculpted by Kev Adams. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £3.
£9000  Egyptian Chests sculpted by Kev Adams.  UNLOCKED!  Now available as an add-on for £4.
£9000 Egyptian Chests sculpted by Kev Adams. UNLOCKED! Now available as an add-on for £4.
£10000 Skeleton Guard Reinforcement set sculpted by Tim Prow.  Available as an add-on for £6 when unlocked.
£10000 Skeleton Guard Reinforcement set sculpted by Tim Prow. Available as an add-on for £6 when unlocked.

There are a variety of pledges to suit every budget, which range in price from £10 to £185. Each pledge allows you to choose which sets of miniatures you would like. The miniatures are unpainted and come with square plastic slotta bases.

What scale are these miniatures and what are they made of?

Most of Dark Fable's human miniatures are 28-30mm tall, measuring from the base of the foot to the eye. There may be a degree of variation depending on the pose of the figure. The miniatures are made from a lead-free pewter alloy and are expertly spin cast by Griffin Moulds here in England.

How much is postage?

Postage is NOT INCLUDED and will be charged separately after the campaign ends and the backer surveys are received. This will allow me to accurately calculate the cost of shipping depending on your location and size/weight of your package. Orders will be sent Tracked and Signed.

When can I expect to get my miniatures?

I am hoping to be able to start mailing out orders by the start of October 2018 if not earlier. Nearly all of the miniatures have been sculpted and we have the master moulds complete on most - so what remains is to have the production moulds and castings made. If there are any delays I will be sure to let you all know exactly what is going on and how long it might take.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the campaign please send me a message and I will do my best to answer you.

Anubis Statues and Plinths
Anubis Statues and Plinths

SETS AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS:

Miniatures available for add-ons include any stretch goal reward sets that are unlocked during this campaign and all of the sets listed below. Add-ons are £8 a set (* Unless Priced Otherwise).  You may also choose £8 add-on sets as pledge selections if you wish.

1.  Cleopatra in Egyptian dress with Maid Servants
1. Cleopatra in Egyptian dress with Maid Servants
2.  Court Personalities: Nomarch, Priestess, Prince
2. Court Personalities: Nomarch, Priestess, Prince
3. Nobleman, Pharaoh and High Priest
3. Nobleman, Pharaoh and High Priest
4. Nefertiti, Maid Servant, Noble Woman
4. Nefertiti, Maid Servant, Noble Woman
5.  Exotic Pets:  Leopards and Hamadryas Baboon
5. Exotic Pets: Leopards and Hamadryas Baboon
6.  Mehen Game:  Learned Baboon (Thoth?) and Eunuch
6. Mehen Game: Learned Baboon (Thoth?) and Eunuch
7.  Senet Game
7. Senet Game
8. Eunuch Guards I
8. Eunuch Guards I
9. Eunuch Guards II (Axe-Maces)
9. Eunuch Guards II (Axe-Maces)
10. Eunuch Guards III
10. Eunuch Guards III
11. Eunuch Guards IV
11. Eunuch Guards IV
12. Eunuch Guards V
12. Eunuch Guards V
13. Court Ladies I
13. Court Ladies I
14. Court Ladies II
14. Court Ladies II
15. Giant Cobras  * £7
15. Giant Cobras * £7
16. Egyptian Sorceress and Attendants
16. Egyptian Sorceress and Attendants
17. Egyptian Palace Guards I (Spears)
17. Egyptian Palace Guards I (Spears)
18. Egyptian Palace Guards II (Khopesh swords)
18. Egyptian Palace Guards II (Khopesh swords)
19. Egyptian Palace Guards III (Axes)
19. Egyptian Palace Guards III (Axes)
20. Court Personalities I (Vizier, Food Taster, Priest of Bes)
20. Court Personalities I (Vizier, Food Taster, Priest of Bes)
21. Egyptian Hunting Dogs  * £6
21. Egyptian Hunting Dogs * £6
22. Armed Egyptian Girls
22. Armed Egyptian Girls
23. Egyptian Tomb Robbers I
23. Egyptian Tomb Robbers I
24. Egyptian Tomb Robbers II
24. Egyptian Tomb Robbers II
25. Mummy Pharaoh and Skeletal Attendants
25. Mummy Pharaoh and Skeletal Attendants
26. Skeleton Guards I
26. Skeleton Guards I
27. Skeleton Guards II
27. Skeleton Guards II
28. Skeletal Lion  * £6
28. Skeletal Lion * £6
29. Mummy Kidnapping
29. Mummy Kidnapping
30. Egyptian Vampires
30. Egyptian Vampires
31. Ammut  * £12
31. Ammut * £12
32. Sedja Beast I  * £7
32. Sedja Beast I * £7
33. Nile Crocodiles  * £6
33. Nile Crocodiles * £6
34. Criosphinx and Heiracosphinx  * £10
34. Criosphinx and Heiracosphinx * £10
35. Anubis Warriors I (Spears)
35. Anubis Warriors I (Spears)
36. Anubis Warriors II (Swords in Scale Armour)
36. Anubis Warriors II (Swords in Scale Armour)
37. Anubis Warriors III (Swords in Linen Armour)
37. Anubis Warriors III (Swords in Linen Armour)
38. Anubis Warriors IV (Axes and Mace)
38. Anubis Warriors IV (Axes and Mace)
39. Anubis Warriors V (Command)
39. Anubis Warriors V (Command)
40. Stheno (Consort of Set)  * £6
40. Stheno (Consort of Set) * £6
41. Fearless Heroes
41. Fearless Heroes
42. Pharaoh's Champion  * £4
42. Pharaoh's Champion * £4
43. Egyptianised Deja Thoris  * £4
43. Egyptianised Deja Thoris * £4
44. Egyptian Concubines
44. Egyptian Concubines
45. Royal Gong  * £6
45. Royal Gong * £6
46. Egyptian Female Guards I (Spears)
46. Egyptian Female Guards I (Spears)
47. Egyptian Female Guards II (Bows)
47. Egyptian Female Guards II (Bows)
48. Egyptian Female Guards III (Melee Weapons)
48. Egyptian Female Guards III (Melee Weapons)
49. Egyptian Female Guards IV (Officer and Axes)
49. Egyptian Female Guards IV (Officer and Axes)
50. Egyptian Female Guards V (Axes)
50. Egyptian Female Guards V (Axes)
51. Entertainers I Dancers and Harpist
51. Entertainers I Dancers and Harpist
52. Entertainers II Lute, Lyre, Tambourine
52. Entertainers II Lute, Lyre, Tambourine
53. Caracals  * £3
53. Caracals * £3
54.  Palace Braziers  * £3.50
54. Palace Braziers * £3.50
55. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry I (Unarmoured)
55. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry I (Unarmoured)
56. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry II (Unarmoured)
56. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry II (Unarmoured)
57. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry III (Armoured)
57. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry III (Armoured)
58. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry IV (Armoured)
58. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry IV (Armoured)
59. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry V (Command)
59. Ptolemaic Egyptian Infantry V (Command)
60. Lions (Lion, Juvenile, Lioness) * £6
60. Lions (Lion, Juvenile, Lioness) * £6

Risks and challenges

This is our third Kick-starter campaign but Dark Fable Miniatures has previously conducted seven other fund-raising projects - all of which were successfully funded and fulfilled.

The risks for this campaign are minimal as nearly all of the miniatures have already been sculpted. We are presently in the process of having the green sculpts made into castings - Production moulds will then be made for each set. We are therefore confident that we can start sending out orders by October, if not earlier. If there are any unforeseen delays or problems I will let you know immediately and what we are doing about it.

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