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Anvil Industry presents AFTERLIFE, our project to create a new narrative driven tabletop war gaming experience.
Anvil Industry presents AFTERLIFE, our project to create a new narrative driven tabletop war gaming experience.
201 backers pledged £12,018 to help bring this project to life.

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AFTERLIFE - The Narrative Wargame Project

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The last 24 Hours! - save an estimated 25% on RRP and support the development of AFTERLIFE!

Final Update - Fiction and Background extracts, learn about the world of AFTERLIFE!

LIVE Q&A session right now in the comments section!

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Add-Ons of extra miniatures, including the Weapons Tractor, please see the list underneath the pledge levels!   Click here to see the Add-Ons update with a list.

Swapping Units - If you want to switch out one of more of the squads in the Assault Team Pledge for another you can let us know in the survey, for example you can switch out a squad of 6 Grenadiers for 3 extra UC mechs.

Scroll down for details of our pledge rewards.  £45 Assault Team gets the afterlife booklet and 19 figures (Estimated RRP £60) plus any stretch goals we unlock in the last few days.

Vanguard gets you the Assault Team pack plus a wave two shipment containing around £45 worth of models, dice and Trial Rules PDF for an extra £30,

Update #6 - NEW - What's included in your Vanguard Pledge Special Operations Pack.

Update #7 - Summary of planned Rules Concepts and Game play style!

We will tell the story of a near-future Earth torn apart by civil war after the collapse of the social order imposed by Earth's government, the Unity Council. The planet burns as sprawling Mega Cities built for a world of prosperity become brutal war zones and the Unity Council’s authority crumbles away. Dozens of corporations, emergent governments and resistance movements form loose factions and alliances in an escalating conflict for power and resources.

We plan to release the first full Volume of AFTERLIFE next year, but it's a massive undertaking and your support at this early stage can help us to get the game up and running much faster. For this first Kickstarter we are creating a booklet of background material introducing the game setting, and some awesome new miniatures which you can get your hands on months before the full release.

After we've shipped your rewards, all profits will be used to help fund the creation of new miniatures, artwork, written material and the development of our planned rules set, in preparation for the release of Volume One next year.

If you are as excited as we are about the project and want to lend extra support, our Vanguard pledge level gets you early access to the beta rules, along with some exclusive missions and miniatures! 

"ASSAULT TEAM"  

This pledge includes the Art Pack, Printed booklet and 19 high quality quality resin miniatures, including bases and additional scenic resin basing elements.

Note that the preview render of the Republic Grenadier will be released soon as a campaign update, they will have fairly heavy plate armour and a fairly industrial feel to them.

The "Assault Team" Pledge level also includes any Stretch Goal Freebies we unlock during the campaign.

"THE VANGUARD" - Receive everything included in "Assault Team" as soon as that wave ships, plus the "SPECIAL OPERATIONS PACK" in 2014 as soon as we can get the game ready for testing. Note that the March Shipping date is an estimate, but may take longer, developing a high quality product is our main objective!

The Special Operations Pack includes the very first beta version of the rules, as well as a number of scenarios allowing you to easily learn and try the game, plus 4 D10 dice.

You will also receive 8 awesome new figures in advance of the main release -

For the Unity Council -  Marine Commander in "Tracer" Exo-Mech, Spectre Assassin Operative, Battlefield Technician, Predator Strike Drone.

For the Pan-Continental Republic- Grenadier Command section- Captain and two support officers.  Goliath Heavy Support Mech- Standing around 55mm tall, the Goliath is the most powerful unit planned for the Special Operations Pack. 

For more information on these miniatures see update #6!

Total estimated retail value £45 

PLUS a 9th figure- "Bounty Hunter" Exclusive Kickstarter Model. Never to be sold at retail, 

 PLUS - Complete trial rules PDF, with tokens, markers and templates to print out. Missions pack using all the miniatures in a number of different scenarios designed to get you playing straight away without spending ages reading the rules . Set of four D10 Dice.

Digital Artwork Pack - Receive a digital download with high resolution artworks from the project.

You can also use this pledge level if you just want to purchase single sets of figures from the "Add Ons" Menu. The 

AFTERLIFE booklet - A high quality printed introduction to the world of AFTERLIFE - 32 pages of Graphics, Artwork and Background Material. We are pleased to have Mark Latham, Ex-Editor and Writer for GW, as a contributor and editor for the written material in our booklet. Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge which will help us to produce a professional qualit product.  

High quality full colour print. Also includes Digital Artwork Pack and the option to include items from the Add-On's menu.

"RECON TEAM" - The AFTERLIFE booklet, Digital Artwork Pack and a Recon Team from each faction ( 1 x Mech Suit and 2 x Infantry). A total of Six Figures. 

Add-Ons Notes - Add On items can be added to any pledge reward level, but will not include any relevant stretch goals unless added to pledges of Assault Team or Vanguard.

Development of digital renders - The computer renders we are displaying are 90% completed and subject to a few final revisions and additions, which will be completed and displayed before the end of the KS. The finished products will have as many different poses as possible.

The example component below measures 13mm long, and you can see how even the finest details from the CAD image are still present in the final resin production part. Every component and miniature we produce for AFTERLIFE will have this high level of detail.

The complete Miniatures -  All the new figures for AFTERLIFE will be cast in high quality resin, and be supplied with a base and scenic basing elements integrated into the sprue. 

Figures will consist of 2-4 parts (depending on complexity) and will be designed for easy and fast preparation, assembly and undercoating. Every set of legs or arms will be a unique pose. If we exceed our funding target we will be able to add extra options like alternative weapons and Sergeants.

AFTERLIFE Scale - A human male figure stands 31mm from ground to top of head. The figures will be designed to fit in well with existing 28mm "heroic" scale wargames.

What is planned for The AFTERLIFE Volumes after this Kickstarter?

 • Extensive new range of high quality 28mm scale Science Fiction miniatures - We plan around seven different playable factions and up to one hundred new units. Plus the option to "mix and match" units to create original factions (If we are able to get it to balance correctly).

• Exciting and innovative rules set designed for high speed tactical play, with games lasting from 30 minutes to several hours.

• Immersive narrative background story with graphic elements and artwork.

• Linked missions and scenarios which allow you to recreate the ongoing story on the tabletop, or branch out and fight through your own adventure! Missions will vary in scale and scope to provide maximum variety. Ranging from infiltration missions with a small team, right up to full scale assaults on heavily defended enemy positions. 

We plan to release the first volume of AFTERLIFE in the first half of 2014 depending on how much support we get for the project. We will then aim to release a new volume every six months, with interim releases every 2-3 months. Each AFTERLIFE Volume will be a standalone product, but can also be combined with the content of other volumes to create more involved and larger battles and scenarios.  

Each new Volume will expand on previously released Volumes, adding new miniatures and rules options/updates, and building the narrative to its eventual dramatic conclusion through a series of playable scenarios. You will be able to report back the outcomes of battles and the tactical choices made during campaigns, and we will use this information to impact events in future Volumes.  

In the past two years Anvil Industry has gained an excellent reputation for industry-leading quality and customer service with our range of miniatures and conversion parts. We cast all our resin miniatures by hand using our own in-house production facilities and skilled workers. This means we are able to produce the highest quality figures while still offering excellent value for money. Every single batch of product we manufacture is put through stringent quality control checks at several stages. 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about The AFTERLIFE Volumes please leave a comment here, get in touch on our facebook page, or you can email us directly - info@anvilindustry.co.uk 

We appreciate your taking the time to read though our Kickstarter, we are very excited to launch AFTERLIFE, and we hope you will play your part in the war that will determine the fate of the planet! 

Thanks very much! 

Joel, Charlie and the rest of the team at Anvil Industry 


Risks and challenges

Anvil Industry is an established company with a small but skilled workforce, and we are proud of our hard earned reputation for providing excellent customer service and the highest quality resin miniatures.

We have our own in house facilities for design, manufacturing and shipping. This means we have a high level of control and are confident we can deliver an extremely high quality end product on the schedule we have set.

There is always potential for delays with any project of this kind but we will work extremely hard to resolve any issues and will keep our supporters fully informed at all stages in the process.

If we exceed our funding goal we have contingency plans in place for getting extra help to deal with the work load, and will be honest with backers if later pledges are likely to be delayed.

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    Digital Artwork Pack from the project. You can also use this pledge level if you just want to purchase single sets of figures from the "Add Ons" Menu.
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    The AFTERLIFE background booklet - 32 pages of Graphics, Artwork and Stories introducing the world of AFTERLIFE. High quality A5 full colour print. Also includes Digital Artwork Pack.
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    "RECON TEAM" - The AFTERLIFE booklet, Digital Artwork Pack and a Recon Team from each faction ( 1 x Mech Suit and 2 x Infantry). A total of 6 Figures.
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    Two complete squads for each faction (Total 19 miniatures) + The AFTERLIFE booklet and Digital Artwork Pack + Stretch Goals. (Approx 66 US Dollars)

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    "THE VANGUARD" - Receive everything included in "Assault Team" as soon as that wave ships, plus the "SPECIAL OPERATIONS PACK" in 2014 allowing you to play the game in its Beta stage and get some awesome miniatures months before the general release- See the graphic in the main text for full information on this pledge level.
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    THE VANGUARD 2 - This pledge is exactly the same as the first Vanguard pledge. It proved to be far more popular than we thought so here are some more slots in case we run out!

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