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AU$ 8,995 pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
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By Black Wasp Games
AU$ 8,995 pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
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About

We would like to start of by thanking our backers and supporting Warbands on kickstarter.

Since our launch of WARBANDS on kickstarter we have been listening to the public and gathering feedback from them. It is because of this we have decided to cancel and post phone WARBANDS until a later date.

This was not a easy decision to make but we figured it is for the best. What we will do now is go and get all of our miniatures sculpted and then have a relaunch at a later date this year. We will also have a copy of the shortened rules available on our website.

We would like to thankyou all for your support through this and we hope to see you at our relaunch.

Warbands is a 28mm tabletop fantasy skirmish game where players select their force of mercenaries from a wide array of races and professions, arm them with weapons and equipment and do battle against each other over a variety of frantic skirmish scenarios.

With over 120 build combinations for each member of your Warband how will you build yours?

This is a skirmish game consisting of miniatures of high detail, using from 2 to 15 models in lower point games per side. With easy to learn streamlined rules and indepth tactical and strategic elements to master, Warbands is suited for both the beginner and experienced players. Offering a unique way of building your group with no factions and a alternating turn system helps keep the game balanced and creates swift and dynamic skirmish battles from any one of the 10 objective based scenarios in a world rich of history.

The Goal of this Kickstarter

This Kickstarter is first to bring WARBANDS to life! The initial funding goal will allow us to release the rule book and get our models sculpted and molds made. 

More funds will mean more models and more free stuff for you, so after you have made your pledge, make sure you tell your friends about us.

After the kickstarter campaign has finished, our goal is to finish off the campaign rules for a future release and release at least one new model every month, after you have received your game.

Currency

The currency of this project is in Australian Dollars. 

The current exchange rate (+/-) is roughly: 

  • $0.78 USD = $1 AUD / This equates to $110 USD for the Knight Pledge
  • $0.70 Euro = $1 AUD / This equates to $100 Euros for the Knight Pledge
  • 0.50 Pound = $1 AUD / This equates to 70 Pounds for the Knight Pledge
        
                                                                 

 The History of Bel'Mor

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 The Races of Warbands

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 The Profession of Warbands

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 How to Play - Part 1

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How to Play - Part 2

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 Miniatures and WIP

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    Garage Gamers Group - .... always enjoyable, never knowing how your enemy is building his team, or how the scenario will effect your choice of characters. 

Game Gazette -  I enjoyed the ability to interrupt your opponents actions,

Skirmish Wargaming - A quick clean system....   

Tabletop Gamers UK - By Darren Lee Swancott

Red Thirst - By Dan Drscoll

Black Wasp Games is a new company who's main goal is to develop tabletop games for the players. This means we want to reward players by being there for them and listen to what they have to say as well as help the gaming community grow. Why would we do this, it's simple really, while Black Wasp Games is run by dedicated and professional people we are gamers just like you.

You can find out more information about us in the bio section as well as links to our website, facebook, google+ and youtube pages

Our current team working on Warbands or waiting to start is over 15 people from 6 different countries around the world.

  • Dan Mackay - Creator / Lead Designer
  • Callum Macay - Writer
  • Claudia Aguirre - Artist
  • Jason Monkman - Sculptor
  • Alex Lopez - Sculptor
  • George Georgy - Sculptor
  • Olivier B - Sculptor
  • Frederic Daoust - Sculptor
  • Micah Nichols - Sculptor
  • Sara Blake - English rule book editor
  • Samantha Bulle - Spanish rule book editor
  • Rowan Blake - Cartographer
  • Andrew Burke - In house painter
  • Clint Mallet - I.T. Department
  • Richard Gurney - Base Sculptor
  • Christopher Bright - Public Relations
  • Vivek Chandra - Caster
  • Micky Ward - Video editor
  • David Went - In house play tester
  • Otis Belfitt - In house play tester
  • As well as the 200 play testers world wide - Thankyou

You can find out more about each of us in the bio section

There are many factors that make Warbands different to other tabletop games already on the market, and it is when all these factors are combined that it truly makes the game unique. The fact that this game has no factions but instead a player builds their group by selecting their characters from any combination of the 10 available races and then choosing one of the 12 professions for each character combined with the game play of players taking turns to activate one model at a time while interrupting your opponent keeps the game balanced and needing a tactical mind to out think your opponent.

We also had over 200 play testers world wide to make sure the rules where clearly written and has been play tested up to the last possible minute before the kick starter campaign.

We chose to launch Warbands on kick starter to reward you, the people who have encouraged and supported us over the last year. We want you to be able to have the game before it is released in the store with bonus material and exclusive miniatures as our way of saying thank you.

Shipping costs will be applied once the Kickstarter is over. This is to allow us to calculate the exact costs when taking into account all the unlocked stretch goal discounts and any add ons. 

  • Citizen base price - $5
  • Militia base price - $15
  • Foot Soldier and Knight base price - $30
  • The prices above are for Australia, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, USA
  • All Shipping cost include Handling, Taxes, and Customs.
  • Foot Soldier and Knight pledge base price - $40 to South Africa

If you would like to back this campaign and your country is not listed above or you would like to know the cost with add ons, send us a message and we will add it to the list.

We have already lined up fulfillment centers in the European Union and the USA and are currently looking for more in other parts of the world as well.

While we expect you to receive Warbands in 6 months from the end of the campaign we are saying 8 months to allow for any unexpected delays within shipping.

If you are a retailer store and would like to back Warbands on kickstarter, you can email us at sales@blackwaspgames.com.au to find out how and to receive our pricing list. Please remember to mention your store name and location in your details in the email.

All of our miniature will come unpainted and may require assembly. The miniatures contain small parts and may be a choking hazard for children (and some adults) so we recommend that these products should be used by the ages of 8+ unless supervised by a responsible adult (not a adult that may also choke on the small parts).

While we encourage our sculptors to follow the detail in the concept art as much as possible, we are also asking them to sculpt some of the miniatures in more dynamic poses. And therefor there is a chance that the miniatures may differ from the concept art.

All Kickstarter Exclusive Miniatures available will only be for sale during this Kickstarter campaign. Once this campaign ends there will be no other way to obtain these miniatures.

All of our miniatures will be cast in lead free white metal. We have chosen this medium for our miniatures as we feel that the casting techniques of todays world can capture the detail of the miniatures as good as any other mediums on the market, while keeping the cost per miniature down. These savings have been passed onto you, the fellow gamer.

Risks and challenges

While we have taken as much care and pre measures as possible Warbands has people working on it from 6 countries around the world. While we expect to be delivering the game to you within 6 months we are saying 8 months in case sharks learn how to fly and use laser weapons which may incur delayed shipping.

Our printers are ready to go and so are our casters, we also have another 2 sculptors lined up ready to start if some unfortunate accident should befall one of our sculptors (but lets hope they stay in good health).

We also have a team of people ready and waiting to pack your game as soon as we receive the material, just to make sure our turn around time to get you your game is as quick as possible.

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    KING 1

    In the King 1 pledge you will receive the Knight pledge level + a second hard cover rule book signed by the creator of Warbands with a personal thank you + you will be able to work with the Warbands team and create a race of your choosing to be released in the campaign mode and will have your name credited in the campaign book + free shipping world wide

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    KING 2

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    Emperor

    In the Emperor pledge you will receive the Knight pledge level + a second hard cover rule book signed by the creator of Warbands with a personal thank you + you will be able to work with the Warbands team and create a race and a profession of your choosing to be released in the campaign mode and will have your name credited in the campaign book + free shipping world wide

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    King Emperor

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