Murder In The Air
Right then –
With just under 3 hours to go, we’ve funded the Asterian Chroma Force Platform!
With this stretch goal broken, we’ll upgrade every Chira Transporter with the components needed to build the vehicle as the Chroma Force platform – an offensive battle tank for the Asterians.
You can add-on single Asterian vehicles for $30, or get the Asterian Battlegroup which includes 3 for $75.
You can also choose it:
- As your single pick of Battlegroup in a pledge of Advanced Warfare
- As any of your THREE Battlegroups in Total Warfare
- As any of your SIX Battlegroups in Ultimate Tyrant
$475,000 – Veer-myn Tangle (NOT FINAL ART)
The birth of a Tangle to a Veer-myn nest can be a blessing or a curse. Revered by the Maligni almost as much as the Brood Mother, Tangles possess a rudimentary psychic power and their presence on a battlefield can whip up their brethren into an unstoppable fury. Bordering on madness, Nightcrawlers and the like will either sweep their enemies aside in a rabid frenzy or simply charge headlong to their dooms. The effect can be even worse if it is the minds of the nest’s enemies the Tangle break into.
The Tangle is revered in Veer-myn society for its shamanic powers. It bestows its visions upon the others in its brood, and leads them through the galaxy toward some unknown goal. GCPS reports of Veer-myn escaping a ship shortly before it suffers an unfortunate disaster are attributed to the premonitions of a Tangle within the brood.
While the Tangle is not a Commander as such, it can use its premonitions to direct its brood towards the events they were fated to witness.
If you have read Christopher Verspeak’s Ghosts of the Past Short Story Compilation you’ll be familiar with the Tangle.
Whilst this art is illustrative of the concept, it is by no means final - it doesn't yet represent the sinisterness of the Tangle that is conveyed in Christopher's short story, and will be made to be more 'evil' and disturbing.
When we hit this stretch goal, we will fund the Veer-myn Tangle and Maligni Bodguard – and make it available as an add-on for $15!
NEW! $485,000 – Plague Murderbirds (Not Final Art)
Known by a variety of names, depending on the nature of local fauna, flocks of infected flying creatures are frequently reported as attacking the uninfected. Larger Murderbirds, believed to be 2nd generation creatures, grow larger and become aggressive pack hunters, while 3rd generation flocks may number hundreds of smaller creatures and act as ‘screens’ for other Plague forms. The co-ordination in these attacks suggests a directing intelligence, the existence of a controller or ‘master’. Whether this master is a 1st Generation Plague Lord or some other, as yet unidentified variant is as yet unconfirmed.
Whilst this art is illustrative of the concept we are aiming for, it is not final art.
The Plague is an efficient killing machine seeking to only spread and grow, all in the name of survival. By taking to flight, the Plague give themselves both an evolutionary and battlefield advantage.
On the one hand, Plague forces can get the deadly virus to potential victims far quicker – on the other the fast moving Murderbirds provide a distraction through which the main Plague force can advance under.
If we hit this stretch goal, we will produce a mixed set of 5 metal 3rd and 2nd Generation Murderbirds. The Murderbird Swarm will be available for you to add-on for $15.
NEXT UP: Forge Father Hultr Half-Track
Lightly armoured but no less deadly, Hultr half-tracks fitted with autocannon turrets can be deployed on almost any terrain. Modified versions of vehicles used in numerous Forge Father mining operations, in war Forge Lords will use them to quickly fortify a strategic location or support an infantry advance. Their powerful engines and a towing hook on the rear mean Hultrs can also be utilised to move other, heavier equipment across a battlefield.
Stay Tuned Commander!
The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of broken stretch goals. It's been tremendous and it'd be easy to lose sight of all the cool stuff we've funded!
Here's a quick run-down in case you missed it:
Subject 901 - Free in Plague Battlegroup
Corporation and Plague TAD-65 Hornet Dropship and Hornet Battlegroup
Ten'Ur Go and Blacks Talons - Free in Asterian Battlegroup
Plague Bursters - $12 Add-on or 6 for $30
Veer-myn Tunnel Runners - $15 Add-on or 3 for $30
And if that's not enough, we also added the Marauder to proceedings!