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BreachstormBy Breachstorm
First created
BreachstormBy Breachstorm
First created
$15,250
pledged of $19,500pledged of $19,500 goal
109
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 23 2018 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The guns of war are silent... but in the shadows conflict rages on.
The guns of war are silent... but in the shadows conflict rages on.

Breachstorm is a competitive, fast-paced tactical miniatures game for 2 players.  In Breachstorm players will take command of elite teams of skilled operatives as they a race to complete asymmetric, narrative objectives.

Check out breachstorm.com for even more information about the game and to learn how you can join the Breachstorm community!

Every aspect of Breachstorm is designed to give players total control over their game; from fluid, dynamic activations and actions that makes each model to feel like a skilled spec ops soldier, to the terrain template system that transforms setting up the board into a crucial part of the strategy.

Players choose one of four unique factions to fight for; each with wildly different units, abilities and special mechanics, then select their mission objectives from a wide array of options, then assemble their crack team from the best troops for the job, individualized with powerful upgrade cards.

This allows players to experience Breachstorm in the way they want - from selecting combinations of objective cards to create an overarching narrative and outfitting their team to personalize and individualize each model, to engaging in a competitive contest that adds layers of strategy before any models hit the table.

The 2-player Core Set pledge level contains everything you need to play Breachstorm, including 2 full-size teams, tokens, cards and terrain templates!

You can easily bring new players into the game with individual Faction Core Sets, which contain a full-size team and all the tokens and cards needed to play!

Dive into the faction of your choice with plenty of extra expansions to customize your team with the Faction Purist pledge level!  Also includes deluxe add-ons such as an acrylic token sets, neoprene terrain sets and combat gauge measuring set, all at a significant discount!

Can't decide which faction to choose?  Act as a double agent and get the benefits of both!  This pledge level includes tons of models for both factions, allowing for nearly limitless customization options at HUGE discount!

Want your ideas to be immortalized in the Breachstorm miniature game?  Join R&D!

All pledge levels and add-ons represent at least a 5-10% discount off MSRP.

The first step into the universe of Breachstorm is picking one of the powerful factions of the Orion Spur to fight for.  Each faction has an entirely unique selection of units and characters to choose from, and their own strengths, weaknesses, abilities and specialized mechanics.

The Homeworld Confederacy is the single largest human government within the Spur - controlling hundreds of inhabited systems and trillions of citizens.  Teams deployed by the Homeworld Confederacy rely on teamwork and the ranged superiority afforded by their cutting-edge military technology to achieve victory. Acting as a cohesive unit, Homeworld fire teams use overlapping buffs to synergize together and devastate even the toughest opponents.

The Zhren'thrar Prides are a feudal collection of autocratic nation-states, grounded in ideals of personal and collective honor. Teams of Zhren'thrar packwarriors are fearsome close-range combatants. Using powerful plasma weaponry and the Fury token mechanic, Zhren'thrar troops become more powerful if their comrades are cut down in pursuit of an honorable death.

The terrifying Volucrid Host is a migratory insectoid species that poses a constant threat to the civilizations of the galactic spur, who must quickly eliminate their scouts and give their lumbering colonization fleets a wide berth lest they invite invasion. More numerous than the elite teams of other factions, the unique Consume mechanic allows Volucrid combat strains to power their abilities using the bodies of their allies and project blisteringly fast waves of aggression.

Unlocking the Volucrid Host is available for this campaign as a stretch-goal, but you can learn more about the faction in their preview article here!

Lastly, the Ativari Conclave are an ancient civilization united in commitment to the advancement of their antediluvian society.  Utilizing technology advanced beyond the ken of less-evolved races and powerful psychokinetic abilities, Orian agents can reshape the battlefield at their whim while the unqiue enhancements granted by their Adaptive Combatskin mechanic allows them to adapt to any tactical situation.

Unlocking the Ativari Conclave is available for this campaign as a stretch-goal, but you can learn more about the faction in their preview article here!

Before the game, players construct teams of skilled operators from the Infantry and Field Officer models available to their faction. Individual models can be customized with upgrade cards that confer special benefits and bonuses. Breachstorm uses a point-build system to maintain balance, so players are free to build custom teams entirely unique to them.

Upgrades allow you to define a role for each of your troopers - from long-range sharpshooters to frontline breachers
Upgrades allow you to define a role for each of your troopers - from long-range sharpshooters to frontline breachers

As part of this process, each player also chooses the objectives that their team are attempting to complete - one for attack and one for defense. These objectives feature a wide spectrum of possible missions, from retrieving vital intelligence and hacking enemy computer systems to holding ground and bodyguarding essential personnel.

Before the game begins one player takes the role of the attacker and the other the defender, using their respective objectives. Each objective contributes part of the game’s narrative and some special benefits to that player’s troops; allowing the missions to integrate into the design of each team.

Will your squad be tasked with infiltrating a secure facility to extract vital data, setting up an assassination on a vital target or with holding enemy infiltrators long enough to call in reinforcements? Choose the mission that most closely fits the narrative, or build a team that is laser-focused on a single task. The choice is up to you!

Breachstorm is played on any flat, 36"x 36" surface.
Breachstorm is played on any flat, 36"x 36" surface.

Players then take turns placing terrain features from the terrain templates included with the game. This allows each team to sculpt the battlefield to benefit their strategy and ensures that no two games will play the same.

Bring a team focused on close-combat and conceal their advance with heavy cover, or open lines of fire so your powerful ranged attacks can eviscerate your enemy as they attempt to close the distance! Either way - compete with your opponent to pick the battlefield that’s right for your team.

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Gameplay GIFs may take a moment to load

During a game of Breachstorm, players take turns acting with Field Officers - battlefield commanders who enhance their troops with powerful Orders - who can in turn order small groups of Infantry to act alongside them. This creates a constantly-changing game state that doesn’t leave any player out of the action for long.

Field Officers are the vital leaders of any Breachstorm team
Field Officers are the vital leaders of any Breachstorm team

Combined with defensive and reactionary abilities and a quick, easily-to-understand dice mechanic, both players are constantly engaged and have to stay frosty to have chance of succeeding in the fast-paced combat of Breachstorm’s covert operations.

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The first team to fulfill their mission will win the game; so players need to balance scoring their own objectives with contesting enemy efforts to score in a brutal race to complete their agenda.

See the rules in action in the full-game batrep below!

You can also find some recorded demo games that explain the basic mechanics from our friends at Beerthralls and Arcane Assist!

The Breachstorm miniature game uses highly detailed, resin figurines to represent each player's troops on the tabletop. We've gone to great lengths to create a line of miniatures that are high quality enough to both be fun to paint and stand out on their own on the tabletop.

Breachstorm miniatures are sculpted in a 30mm-35mm scale, allowing them to fit in seamlessly with other popular miniature ranges such as Warhammer and Warmachine/Hordes.

From right to left; Dreamspeaker, Chaos Space Marine, M-TAC Rifleman, ORC Trooper, Maj. Bastien, Trencher Infantry, Packwarrior
From right to left; Dreamspeaker, Chaos Space Marine, M-TAC Rifleman, ORC Trooper, Maj. Bastien, Trencher Infantry, Packwarrior

The miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted, but are pre-colored in the color of their faction.  We've engineered the miniatures to be a breeze to assemble, but their multiple parts allow us to pack the maximum amount of detail into the sculpts so that painting and customizing your team can also be an awesome part of the game!

Miniatures still-on their sprues from our manufacturer - we take pride in the effort we've placed into working out our manufacturing in advance of this Kickstarter Campaign!
Miniatures still-on their sprues from our manufacturer - we take pride in the effort we've placed into working out our manufacturing in advance of this Kickstarter Campaign!
A close-up of the resin production casts showing the high level of detail on each sculpt!
A close-up of the resin production casts showing the high level of detail on each sculpt!

We're obviously very excited by how the Breachstorm miniatures turned out... but don't just take our word for it!

This incredible review by Heroes & Bosses shows the miniature's detail in high-def!

Cathy from More than Dice did an awesome job painting up a Zhren'thrar Pride Firstclaw on her live-stream.  You can still watch the recording of the stream here (but not for long; the twitch archive gets deleted in a couple weeks).

Jack of Club Painting's Wyatt painted up this awesome Zhren'thrar Pride Packwarrior on his stream - you can still catch the recording of the paintjob on their Twitch channel here and here!

Khariphesh Dreamspeaker by Angel Giraldez
Khariphesh Dreamspeaker by Angel Giraldez
Capt. Johan Lukas by Angel Giraldez
Capt. Johan Lukas by Angel Giraldez

Studio Giraldez also did some incredible work painting up some miniatures from each faction!

Amazing paintjob done by Kenny Boucher from Next Level Painting on his Live Stream.  The VOD of the actual paintjob is available on his Patreon, but you can see some more closeups in his rebasing tutorial here:

The stuff in this campaign doesn't cover everything we're planning for Breachstorm!  If the community supports us enough, we have planned an ongoing release schedule and other support for the game such as:

  • Bi-annual (every six-months) release kits for every faction including new units, objectives, upgrades and terrain templates.
  • Legacy-style campaign system for linked-games and ongoing league play.
  • Organized play featuring robust tournament and league systems for competitive players with rotating terrain pool, objective and unit selections.
  • Supplemental rules packs including rules for multiplayer (3+ players) and solo play as well as non-standard terrain setups.

Risks and challenges

At Breachstorm we understand that backing any new game or unknown design team is a risk and we've tried to do as much as we can to alleviate any concerns our backers might have

We've already fronted most of the production costs - the vast majority of our miniature line is cast and ready to go into production once the Kickstarter is funded! We've spent the last few months working out the kinks in the process and we're confident we'll be able to deliver.
We're proud to say that over 90% of our production is being done within the US! This will help any prevent issues and lost time due to overseas manufacturing.

That said, we recognize that unforseen production issues may still arise that could delay the production, but we are committed to making Breachstorm a reality.

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If you do not confirm your shipping and pledge details within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm them, your pledge will be treated as abandoned. However we are committed to customer service and will look at each case sympathetically.
By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into the pledge management system. You are responsible for import or other duties that may be payable to relevant tax authorities.
You also accept that you are fully liable for incorrect shipping details and will risk your pledge being unable to be delivered or lost in transit.
If you do not accept the proposed terms please do not pledge on this Kickstarter project and wait for the global general release.

Copyright 2018 Breachstorm Enterainment LLC, all rights reserved. Breachstorm is a registered trademark of Breachstorm Entertainment LLC.

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