About this project
Deadzone is the science fiction miniatures game where two Strike Teams do battle in a war-torn urban battlezone.
In Deadzone, you will build your force from deadly soldiers and powerful heroes. Across one-off games or a linked campaign, your squad will grow in number and experience, earning special abilities and new equipment.
Deadzone is played on an interactive 3D gaming board built using the innovative hard plastic Battlezones Terrain Tiles. These tiles are fully modular, simply use the connectors and click the pieces together. No glue required.
Thank you for stopping by and supporting Deadzone - your help will allow us to create an excellent new expansion and help bring loads of great new miniatures and a complete new faction to clubs and stores next year!
Especially for the final weekend and the Easter holidays, we're offering this fantastic value-for-money pledge level: LOCK DOWN! It includes everything you need to play Deadzone, plus loads of great goodies and rewards:
Note: This pledge will be shipped as one package.
This Kickstarter is the follow up to the smash hit sci-fi skirmish game of 2012. It's aim is to create a great starting point for new gamers, as well as introduce new factions, new scenery and new hard plastic miniatures to the game, as requested by existing backers!
This Kickstarter will also allow us to go deeper into the Warpath universe, in which Deadzone is set.
New Faction: Veer-myn
An insidious disease ridden race, the Veer-Myn fester in the darkest corners of man’s world. Their broods writhe and chatter in a rodent like manner, equally matched by their physical appearance. The uncertainty of whether the Veer-Myn act with a motive, or just the need to infest and expand, only adds to the nightmare created from what lurks within the shadows.
Veer-myn are a new faction in Deadzone, and this is the first time we are creating miniatures for them in hard plastic.
Want to find out more about the existing factions? Check out these videos with Beasts of War here:
New Miniatures: Enforcer Pathfinders
Even amongst the ranks of the Enforcers, the Pathfinders are an elite and highly specialised group. Their role demands that they avoid direct contact with the enemy wherever possible and their standard equipment and weaponry reflect this. Deployed ahead of the main force, the Pathfinders are tasked with gathering all the necessary Intel required to support a successful campaign, while eliminating any obstacles that may hinder the deployment of the main Enforcer vanguard.
New in hard plastic, the Enforcer range gets a boost with these deadly scouts.
New Scenery: Industrial Scenery
The first Kickstarter allowed us to create an innovative range of modular Battlezones terrain tiles. These tiles clip together using special connectors. We funded several types, from landing pads to defense lines, as well as Core Habitation Buildings and Fortifications. With this Kickstarter, we are expanding the range with new Industrial scenery, giving you a new style of tiles to play with.
With this Kickstarter we’re also taking the opportunity to revisit the main rulebook, putting it into a glorious hardback format whilst making a few changes, including:
- Getting Started: we want gamers everywhere to be playing Deadzone. The new Rulebook will be streamlined and reordered to make getting started simple, whilst incorporating the abilities and skills from the original expansion for easy reference.
- New Force Organisation: We are implementing a new Force Organisation Chart to make building your strike team easy, and helping make your next purchase that little bit simpler. More information on this during the campaign!
- Deep Campaign Setting: one of the original's shortcomings was the campaign section, and we'll tackling this with a new exciting system in the updated book after incorporating feedback from playtest groups and the community at large.
All existing miniatures are fully compatible with this new rulebook.
Getting started with Deadzone is easy with this Kickstarter.
Quarantine contains everything you need to start playing, or add to an existing collection. If we successfully fund this Kickstarter, it will include lots of additional stretch goal rewards too, so will only get better value!
Please note that all miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.
If you’re looking for an affordable way of getting the updated rulebook plus some cool extras, then the Outbreak pledge is for you:
There is also a dedicated scenery-only pledge as well:
Add-ons are extras you can pledge for in addition to a pledge level to really sweeten the deal!
Pledging and selecting Optional Add-ons
To get an Optional Add-on, click “Manage my Pledge” in the top right corner of the Kickstarter page and input the total value of everything you want. For example, if you’re at Quarantine ($115) and want additional Enforcer Pathfinders ($10), you would enter $125 as your total pledge.
When the campaign has finished, we will send you access to a shiny automated Pledge Manager. On here you will input your choices and let us know what you would like for your donation.
Deluxe Gaming Mats
If we successfully fund Deadzone: Infestation, we will use any additional funding to produce new miniatures and scenery, as well as giving you great rewards in your pledge level to say thank you!
With your help, anything is possible. Please join us on this Kickstarter and help make Deadzone: Infestation possible. Thanks for your support!
Based on our past experience with the Deadzone Kickstarter, we will charge shipping after the Kickstarter based on the actual costs. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends.
Calculating shipping this way is fairer to all backers - the scenery and books are heavy, and there can be a big difference in shipping lots of scenery or just a standard pledge. By not including shipping in the pledge level, it also means we can give you more stretch goal rewards!
Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from the UK (EU, Canada and the rest of the worlds backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or potentially the USA.
As a rough estimate, the Quarantine pledge level will cost about $10 to ship in the UK, USA, EU and Canada, and around $25 to Australia and the rest of the world. This may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we might unlock and your carrier choices.
Please note that while we strive to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive all of your rewards before some of the product makes it into distribution in your own country or before it's made available in conventions. We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for this!
Risks and challenges
There are a number of risks with running a Kickstarter project, especially when dealing with China and getting accurate timings. With this project, we've sculpted the miniatures and the files are with the toolmaker ready to push the go button to help minimise this.
The other aspect to the delivery of this Kickstarter are the rules, and we'll be working with our rules commitee and editors to put together the revised book.
We have an estimated delivery date of January that includes some contingency to account for possible delays. If we can ship some of it in time for Christmas we will!
To date, we’ve successfully dispatched five projects: the original Kings of War campaign, DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game, LOKA, Mars Attacks – The Miniatures Game and the original Deadzone campaign. We've also shipped over half of DreadBall Xtreme, with the first wave of Kings of War due in April, the remainder in June, and Dungeon Saga in August.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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