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Creating 3 mice miniatures for RPG gaming.
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So why Murinae? And what do I intend to do with it?

My initial inspiration must most definitely be Redwall, a book I read  when a young boy. It’s a story about mice and other forest creatures  living at an abbey and it’s not long before the abbey mice have to deal  with a rather large and nasty rat named Cluny the Scurge and his hoard  of vermin.

I could into more detail about the book; needless to say it gave me  the idea to create a small range of fantasy rodents and other forest  critters to complement them. Create a setting and slowly expand upon the  initial thought. Going from civilized mice versus verminous rats and  other species filling in more specialist roles, So that the collection  would make up a skirmish game.

But what about size of the different figures? This was my biggest  problem. If you were to sculpt a mouse character at 20mm then a cat at  true scale compared to the mouse would be… Somewhat larger. 

Turning to the web I came across Nova’s rather lovely scale chart  based upon the characters found in Redwall which showed the various  species and their sizes. So not accurate to life, but just great for  what is a fantasy setting. And of course cat characters and critters of  similar sizes would be far more manageable in terms of sculpting and for  anyone who would collect and game with them.

Now about the setting… Fantasy was obvious and is what I'm going for,  though I did toy with the idea of renaissance/steampunk critters…  Something I’d like to visit later. Until then I do intend to produce the  following;

Two sets of skirmish level warbands, mice and rats. Made up of three  different troop types with three figures for each troop types and three  character types such as wizards, captains and other archetypes with both  warbands built along those lines.

And then one or two (or three) of the various differing critters  available for both sides with their own unique quirks and flavour.  Mercenaries essentially.

It doesn’t need to stop there as the warbands troop types could then  have commanders and musicians sculpted as attachments, more characters  and monsters... Snakes, Spiders and other gribbly things. Later on to  expand the setting to include art and stories. 

'Murinae' could easily be a long and on-going project I can add to. Tackling a few figures at a time.

Risks and challenges

The only real risk (beyond acts of god...) to any well planned miniature kickstarter is the moulding and casting process. Miniatures, moulds and casts can get damaged. This merely pushes back completion of said tasks as miniatures can be fixed, moulds remade and new casts produced.

Another risk is packages getting lost in the post. You can mitigate this risk by having your package signed for.

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