Sigma Event 2177 - a 15mm Sci-Fi Miniatures Starter Set (Canceled)
A Gruntz-lite 15mm sci-fi starter set with 24 miniatures and all the rules for up to two players to dive right into combat!
The starter set comes with:
- 5x Unique HADES Reaper Team Sculpts (Light support weapons)
- 6x Hive Swarm (multipart and posable)
- 6x Hive Flying Swarm
- 1x Light Recon Mech (multiple weapon options)
- 5x Unique Science Team Sculpts
- 1x KS Exclusive Operative Ker
- Gruntz-Lite Rules Sheet
- Data cards for all the miniatures
- Scenario Data Card
- Plastic bases for all the miniatures
Check out Update #10 for Terrain Add-ons! A full boards worth for $35.
Available as an Addon
Ghost and Wraith are available from ClearHorizon Miniatures
Hell Diver is available from ClearHorizon Miniatures
We are partnering with DELTADOG DESIGNZ Spiele Verlag in Germany to distribute the Kickstarter rewards! No extra customs fees and cheaper shipping to the EU!
Sigma Event 2177, a Gruntz Lite 15mm Sci-Fi Starter Set!
"A Sigma Event, in BlackOps parlance, is an event that the Galactic Council deems a sudden and unexpected situation that only the most highly trained and discreet operatives can successfully deal with before a potentially galactic-wide threat comes to fruition.
You'll be on the hidden front lines as you attempt to stop an unexpected and unknown force that threatens not only the outer rim colonies but the galaxy as a whole. You must study and stop the threat before it grows in power by consuming the incredibly resource-dense worlds of the outer rim mining hubs.
The Galactic Council has tasked you to respond to the most dangerous Sigma Event yet... Sigma Event: 2177"
Starter Set Contents
Also availble as add-ons for Backers after the Kickstarter include special Colony Building Terrain packs, army expansion sets and more including a free copy of the SpecOps: A Gruntz Module PDF.
SHIPPING SPECIAL NOTE!
Shipping will not be collected via Kickstarter, but will be collected after it successfully funds and ends. This is to ensure all funds go directly towards making the Starter set a reality and to avoid miscalculated shipping costs. After the Kickstarter ends all backers will be sent a link to the ClearHorizon Miniatures webstore. Backers will then enter their shipping information and shipping will be calculated and charged at that point. At that time, Backers will also be able to purchase the add-ons and have a discount to the rest of the ClearHorizon Miniatures ranges too! To recap: SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PLEDGE AND WILL BE CHARGED AFTER THE KS :)
What is Gruntz?
From Rottenlead Publishing:
"Gruntz 15mm SCI-FI is a dedicated 15mm fast play wargame designed for skirmish level play using combined arms. You can use miniatures from any 15mm SCI-FI manufacturer and the rules are not restricted to a set genre or background setting. You can pick up, learn and play Gruntz quickly and add to the basic rules with the included optional rules with more advanced movement, turn sequence and activation. Gruntz 15mm has been specifically designed to support tanks, support vehicles, air support, mecha and artillery. Vehicle rules are integral to the game and not a bolt on. It is a combined arms gaming experience with support for all manufacturers of 15mm sci-fi and modern figures.
The rules and statistics in Gruntz cover modern and futuristic technology, allowing for low tech and high tech mixed battles. Included are statistics for alien technology and an introduction to the Heliopause setting. You can build your own forces with the army builders and supplied blank profile cards. This enables any new manufacturer models to be designed and built with statistics which suit your own army with a points system which can be used or ignored if you prefer scenario driven story games.
Gruntz 15mm uses D6 die for rolling shooting and attacks with the core mechanic based on a 2D6 roll adding a number from the units statistics. Official counters are available for the game to enable easy identification of conditions on the battlefield."
What is Gruntz-Lite?
Gruntz-Lite is the special, purpose-made, 2-page Gruntz starter set rules. Through the feedback of playtesters and backers we'll develop an easy-to-learn system that gives an excellent feel for how the full version of Gruntz plays. It will include rules for moving, shooting, close combat, morale and more. You'll be able to play the scenario, and other missions, straight from the starter set using the Gruntz-Lite rules and included miniatures.
The Gruntz-Lite rules will be an excellent starting point for brand new players and established players looking to "try-on" Gruntz.
We'll also be including the SpecOps Gruntz Module PDF for free to each Backer to show off some of the more advanced rules that can also be used in the missions, if you're ready to mix things up!
Hunter/Ambush Discreet Engagement Section (HADES)
HADES Reaper Powered Armor Team
These top-secret Operatives are the highest-trained, best equipped and most experienced soldiers in the entire Human-sector. Small in number and stealthy in action, the Reaper teams rely on beyond-the-state-of-the-art gear and exceptional cybernetic and biometric enhancement to take on threats many times their own number.
Able to operate singularly, in small teams or in larger platoons the HADES Reaper Teams are truly the adaptable guardians Humanity and the Galaxy need.
HADES Light Recon Walker
Designed to be able to support the stealthy missions that are the hallmark of the HADES, the Light Recon Walker provides heavy armament support that far outstrips its supposed class. With enough firepower to take on threats much larger than itself the Light Recon Walker lends its formidable capabilities to any HADES force that anticipates a more aggressive enemy force.
The Prime Hive
About the size of an ancient Terran Polar Bear, the Swarm is numerous and deadly. Having numerous incredibly sharp bladed appendages and capable of sprewing acid short distances the Swarm is terrifying to engage on the battlefield.
Their most potent weapon is the capability of some of the Swarm to infect other species causing psychotic episodes. On a cellular level this occurs by changing the hosts brain chemistry to increase the susceptibility of the host creature to the command brainwave patterns that are broadcast by the Overseers and amplified by all Prime Hive creatures.
The Flying Swarm
Similar to the standard Swarm creatures but often thought to be the females of the species. They grow powerful wings and are capable of short flight and attacks from the air.
Often seen ahead of an advancing Prime invasion the flying Swarm can infect host creatures well ahead of the coming battle and seem to be able to delay the effect of the infections until a predetermined time where the effects can be most effective.
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The Science Team
Chosen for their capabilities, loyalty and deniability the Delta Helion Science Team contains some of the top minds fielded by HADES.
Their Top Secret research must be retrieved at any cost.
The Council has authorized their top Operative, Operative Ker, to accompany the HADES team to the Delta Helion sector to ensure a successful mission.
Check out the website for up-to-date information, downloads and more! We'll also be providing support after the Kickstarter funds
Sign up for the forum and have a hand in helping to design and put the final touches on all the aspects of the rules and scenarios for Sigma Event 2177!
Not interested in playtesting? Come by the forum to ask questions on rules, putting miniatures together, painting or terrain building! Also, post up pics of your painted armies and any other 15mm sci-fi discussion you can think of!
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Not only will you get the Sigma Event 2177 starter set at a discount, and before everyone else, you'll get a chance to purchase all the add-ons for both forces, scenery and more after the campaign successfully funds. These will also be at a discount to Backers and you'll be able to get them first!
More info on these add-ons will come as the campaign progresses.
Each pledge also includes a free SpecOps: a Gruntz Module PDF.
As a Sigma Event 2177 backer you'll also get a great discount on the rest of the ClearHorizon Miniatures range!
Concept Art by Todd Ulrich
Sculpt of the Prime Hive by Sean Harrison
Sculpt of the HADES Reaper by Anton Ducrot
Sculpt of Operative Ker by Patrick Keith
Sculpt of the HADES Light Recon Walker by Steve "Coolhand3d" Tyler
Layout and Design by Harold Crossley
Gruntz rules by Robin Fitton
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk for any miniature kickstarter is the sculpting of the miniatures and the overreaching for the stretch goals.
We've minimized these risks as much as possibly by front-loading all the sculpting as much as we could and making sure all the casting is possible without any issues.
We've also limited any stretch goals and set up a system to accurately charge for shipping to avoid any funding issues and to make sure that once the Kickstarter is successfully funded we'll have the proper funds to make everything a reality.
This is our second kickstarter (our first one was a success, thank you!) and we've produced over 60+ resin and metal miniature packs (both hand sculpted and 3d designed). We've helped with numerous Kickstarter projects and have worked diligently to make sure this Kickstarter will be a success!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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