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The new narrative wargame from Anvil Industry. Fast tactical game play and the highest quality miniatures!
The narrative wargame from Anvil Industry. Fast tactical game play and the highest quality miniatures!
The narrative wargame from Anvil Industry. Fast tactical game play and the highest quality miniatures!
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AFTERLIFE : The Shards of Liberty

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Anvil Industry is proud to launch AFTERLIFE, our new 28mm scale tabletop wargame. 

NEW: Free RULES available now! - Everything you need to play a trial game of AFTERLIFE! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

To see the game in action, have a look at our recent appearance on Beasts of War's Weekender (Our segment starts at 47 minutes in):

http://www.beastsofwar.com/the-weekender/weekender-afterlife-kickstarter-power-airbrushing/

An interview with Joel (Afterlife designer) on Bell of Lost Souls:

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2014/10/interview-afterlife-shards-of-liberty.html

Talk Wargaming Review of the first prototype miniatures:

  http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/10/product-preview-afterlife-shards-of.html

 Volume One: The Shards of Liberty charts the first major battles in the AFTERLIFE Narrative, following elite Republic strike teams as they launch a surprise attack into the heart of Unity Council territory. 

  • Our "Shard" pledge levels include miniatures for two starting factions, The Unity Council and The Republic, plus dice, digital rules, mission and other content required for the game.
  • Highest  quality miniatures, manufactured in resin to flawlessly capture every detail.
  • Innovative tactical rules  which keep both players involved, including fog of war, pinning, detailed rules for fighting in structures, off table artillery/air strikes, electronic warfare and more!
  • Exciting narrative based missions, as well as free game play with standard mission objectives.

We will work hard to make AFTERLIFE an incredible gaming experience, and with your help we can do much more.  Thank you for your support!

The Pledges

To work out your AFTERLIFE pledge, choose a base pledge amount and select that reward. Add up the cost of any extra Add-Ons and options you want included, and adjust your pledge to the final total. The list of available ADD-ONS is located toward the bottom of this page under the main pledge levels! After the KS has ended we will send out a survey to find out what you want us to send you.

 We have prepared an easy to use pledge calculator on our website (optional, work it out in your head if you like!) - CLICK HERE 

 The Cataclysm pledge is ideal for people who don't have an existing collection of AFTERLIFE miniatures, or wish to greatly expand their current collection. Splitting THE CATACLYSM with a friend will give each of you a sizeable starting army!  

The Pledge contains everything shown in the image above! Over 100 miniatures! Its made up of the Shard Strike pledge (with two lots of counters/markers), plus every add on from this Kickstarter, plus one of everything in our current range!

Please note: All Units of more than one figure will have as many different poses as there are miniatures (no duplicated poses). The images shown are digital renders, and the final designs may change or be updated as the project continues. We plan to have all figures digital sculpts completed by the end of the project.

The world of AFTERLIFE

Battles in AFTERLIFE are fought across a dystopian future Earth after the collapse of the Unity Council, an organisation which although oppressive, had maintained peace (of sorts) and order for almost two hundred years. 
We have created a huge amount of detailed background information, including faction and character biographies, and the history of the Unity Council and the recent Cataclysm, the starting point for the narrative. All this information can be found on our dedicated game website - www.afterlifevolumes.com

 If you are interested in the back story and narrative of AFTERLIFE, we recommend making a cup of tea or other choice beverage and having a good read through the website.

The Game

AFTERLIFE is a 28mm scale game using D10 mechanics and an alternating activation system which keeps both players constantly involved in the action. Smaller games might see an elite team of a only a dozen miniatures attempting to achieve an objective, while other battles will pit larger forces against each other with several objectives (including of course, wiping out your opponent).

Click here to view/ download the rules.

Also check out this gameplay video demonstrating some of the core mechanics, including Activation, Detection, Shooting and Special Character rules:

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Who We Are:

Anvil Industry is based in London, UK. We currently have four full time workers. We have been manufacturing high quality resin components and miniatures for the past three years, and are now launching our new game! Our miniatures, including all rewards in this Kickstarter, are manufactured in house with our own equipment and skilled staff.  

We design our figures digitally and then create high resolution 3D prints. Every detail of the design is captured in the final resin model, and we have the highest possible quality control standards. You can see an example of the level of detail captured here, with a Spectre Operative from our last Kickstarter project.

Reviews

http://hephsforge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/a-closer-look-at-models-of-anvil.html

http://paintwaterdiaries.com/on-anvil-industrys-afterlife/

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2014/02/unboxing-anvil-industry-afterlife.html

http://gravengames.co.uk/republic-goliath-assault-mech-review/

Future Plans

We plan to expand the Afterlife miniatures range with new factions, characters and units as the conflict expands and rival corporations, syndicates, gangs and liberation movements struggle for domination.

We have put together some great value pledges which include everything you need to get started with the game, and we hope to add new figures, options and missions during the project so you get more for your pledge.

Risks and challenges

We have already run a smaller but successful Kickstarter last year, and have gained valuable experience which will help ensure this larger project runs smoothly.

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 or unexpected problems but we will work extremely hard to resolve any issues and will keep our backers fully informed at all stages from launch to final fulfilment.

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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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.62

    -SPHERE LINK- Thanks for your support!
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    -SHARD FACTION-
    Choose your Faction! 17 high quality resin miniatures + Digital Game Rules, Missions and background content.
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    -SHARD RECON-
    27 high quality resin miniatures + Digital Game Rules, Missions and background content + certain Stretch Goals.
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    -SHARD STRIKE-
    Everything from Shard Recon + 13 Extra miniatures + Expanded Mission Content + ALL STRETCH GOALS

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    Pledge £300 or more About $487

    -THE CATACLYSM-
    Ready for total war? This pledge includes everything from the SHARD STRIKE pledge + Most of the Add-on and option packs + All existing AFTERLIFE Miniatures currently available.

    Includes Free Worldwide Priority Shipping.
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