About this project
The tabletop fantasy battle miniature game!
"War is Coming" is a miniature battle game for 2 or more players that brings mass battles and tactical thinking onto the tabletop. Players control their fantasy armies in epic battles in order to defeat their opponents in unit-based combat within an amazing new fantasy setting! The game includes superb miniatures both in sculpt quality and material – High Impact Polystyrene Plastic (HIPS) and polyurethane resin. So go ahead! Choose a side, deploy your army and march forward. War is Coming!
In our first Kickstarter we managed to fund some amazing centerpieces, like the Great War Mammooth, the Battle Wyvern and the Siberias Lions. This Kickstarter is focused more on the infantry kits we need for our game. With your help it will allow
- The funding of an entire Shieldmaiden army (incuding plastic infantry kits, monstrous cavalry, characters and mythical beasts)
- The funding of an entire Valley Orc army (including plastic infantry kits, monstrous cavalry, characters and mythical beasts)
- The funding of additional plastic kits for the Krumvaal Northern Alliance and the Orc faction, along with mercenary armies.
- And if it goes high enough, even more surprises!
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FULLY MODULAR PLASTIC (HIPS) SETS
All plastic sets featured in this project include fully modular kits that literally allow thousands of assembly options.
Heads, weapons, shields, arms, bodies, backs... Everything illustrated below will give you the freedom of choice during assembly. Not only that but the arms and heads are also rotatable for maximum modularity.
The first plastic kit to be funded (out of several planned along the way) is the Shieldmaiden Infantry. For further questions please ask us or read the "Risks & Challenges" below.
Examples of various assembled miniatures available from this kit
(YES, this is a production miniature!)
And many more to come!!!
If we successfully beat our goal, we will use any additional funding to produce new miniatures to complete our existing armies. We have prepared a series of both characters and monsters (small and large) designed for casting in resin and additional multi-part plastic kits to enrich the ranks of your armies!
All polyurethane resin casts are done by Shieldwolf in-house. We have proven our expertise in casting over the past several years with products available both direct and from worldwide retail. All plastic kits for Shieldwolf Miniatures are manufactured by Renedra Ltd., an experienced and valued manufacturer who have produced hard plastic kits for Warlord and Perry Miniatures, as well as our own Mountain Orcs.
Note: All miniatures from this campaign are supplied unpainted and may require assembly.
We have been in contact with Lone Wolf Developer who own Army Builder, in order to facilitate the creation of your mighty armies in War is Coming! In the meanwhile you are free to download the PDF rule-book in the beta version 1.b1a here.
All miniatures in this project are designed to fit 28mm "heroic" scale games.
Please Take Note
Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this after the campaign ends and when ready to ship. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all, and also give you more stretch goodies and possibly a choice of carrier options.
We have cofunded shipping in the past but we found out that is not directly noticable, so we decided to cofund exclusively the plastic sets instead! :-)
Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping
-a standard game package (i.e. the boxed game)
EU should not be more than 15$.
ROW should not cost more than 18$.
-a Raiding party
EU should not cost more than 10$
ROW should not cost more than 15$
-a Starter army
EU should not cost more than 15$
ROW should not cost more than 20$
-an Orc campaign army
EU should not cost more than 25$
ROW should not cost more than 30$
-a Shieldmaiden campaign army
EU should not cost more than 30$
ROW should not cost more than 35$
Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.
All parcels leave without a tracking number as we have noticed the chance of it being lost is close to zero! If you however wish for a tracking number, we will provide that option as well.
We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package there is too great a risk of the package being bounced back to us. Also note that not only we will do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner -as we have proved in the past-, so you may receive them before the product makes it into retail distribution in your own country but also kindly remind that according to Shieldwolf Miniatures Policy no following Kickstarter will be launched if the previous one has not been 100% delivered and completed. We retain ourselves accountable regardless of legal windows that may be available.
In the remote case that a delay may happen, we hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. However, if this is something that is not acceptable to you, please do not back this project and instead wait for the retail release. Thank you for your understanding.
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter and with the (massive) experience gained from the first we believe homework has been done and -excluding natural disasters that are out of our hands- this campaign will again run smoothly.
A crowdfunding project may inevitably carry risks we had not (or could not) foresee. However here at Shieldwolf Miniatures we hold very dearly to our reputation! We don't do excuses! For this reason we are offering a money-back guarantee (just like we did in our first Kickstarter project) to prove the dedication we have in this project. If for any reason you do not like what you receive, please mail them back within 30 days of receiving your rewards; we will refund you 100%, fees included, no questions asked.
We comprehend that a highly augmented number of backers compared to our KS-1 is harder to work with; although we trust we can meet expectations it is a challenge for sure! :-)
The good part is that this project has an easier structure compared to our previous one, so the pledges will be easier to organize. We have a number of sculpts ready, the sculptors commissioned are professionals whom we have faith will keep their deadlines and we have time slots registered for everything.
We appreciate you taking the time to read this! :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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