About this project
Welcome to the Sigma Event 2177 Relaunch!
We've listened to all your great feedback and we're back with more pledge options, adjusted funding goal and stretch goals!
All the miniatures are scaled at 15mm or approximately 1/100. At this scale a "normal" human is approximately 15mm from the base of the foot to the eye.
These miniatures are all white metal cast miniatures and some are single part and some are multi-part. All included miniatures come unpainted and require assembly and painting and are not for small children.
If you've never built or painting miniatures, don't worry! We are here to help and will guide you along any way we can, including video tutorials.
The HADES Reaper teams are wearing advanced power armor and are about 8' tall in scale, or about 19mm tall. The Prime Hive Swarm miniatures are about the size of a large bear in scale.
You can use these miniatures with whatever ruleset you like, and while we at ClearHorizon Miniatures really enjoy playing and support Gruntz we also love all types of games and gaming periods!
These miniatures work great for periods ranging from Sci-Fi to Post-Apocalyptic. There are no limits here!
Want to see what else we've been up to? Check out our full range at ClearHorizon Miniatures.
The starter set / scenario pack comes with:
- HADES Reaper Team
- Prime Hive Ground Swarm
- Hive Flying Swarm
- HADES Light Recon Mech
- Science Team
- KS Exclusive Operative Ker
- Gruntz-Lite Rules Sheet
- Unit Data cards
- Scenario Data Card
- 20mm Plastic bases
- 40mm Plastic base
Don't want to use the Gruntz-Lite rules? Don't worry! The Starter set / Scenario Pack is also a great deal for miniatures, comes with the KS exclusive Operative Ker miniature and the awesome science team miniatures (I've used my science team for the Post-Apocalyptic game "This is Not a Test" by Worlds End Publishing). The scenario rules will also be adaptable enough to be used with almost any ruleset with minimal fuss.
Gruntz was written by Robin Fitton of Rottenlead Publishing. It is an established tabletop miniature ruleset designed for 15mm sci-fi gameplay. To learn more about the full version of Gruntz (available as both a print and PDF product) check out here. Robin has a great selection of gameplay videos on his YouTube channel.
Gruntz-Lite is a two-page easy-to-learn version of Gruntz to help new players ease into 15mm tabletop wargaming. It provides all the rules necessary to use the data cards and scenario rules in the Sigma Event 2177 Starter / Scenario Set.
The Data Cards included in the Sigma Event 2177 Starter / Scenario Set contain all the rules to use the miniatures included. They were primarily designed using the Unit Builders available in the full version of Gruntz.
The Scenario Card included in the Sigma Event 2177 Starter / Scenario Set is designed to be usable in any ruleset with minimal modifications and contains advanced and optional rules for running the unique scenario and the rules for the Science Team and Operative Ker.
Produced in partnership with GameCraft Miniatures, the six Colony Buildings are designed to:
- Fit a 2'x2' board
- Provide cover and interesting tabletop tactical options
- Be lightweight but sturdy
- Be easy to assemble
- Not require paint, but allow for as much detail as you want to provide
These buildings were designed by Allen at GameCraft Miniatures and he uses his giant arrays of sharks with laserbeams on their heads to precisely laser cut matboard to exact specifications.
The matboard is a strong study material that comes grey in color. Allen has a great video here on how to work with the material. (It's really pretty simple, I promise!)
Each terrain set comes with two variants (Destroyed and intact) of three buildings:
- Small one-story
- Medium one-story
- Large two-story
Each set is enough to cover a 2'x2' board and help create interesting and tactically challenging battles. Add more sets and some scatter terrain and you can really spice things up!
Also, check out our YouTube Channel for videos including tutorials and reviews.
Want to add another Prime Hive Miniatures Pack? Expand you HADES Forces?
Add additional miniatures to any pledge level by simply increasing your pledge by the "Add-on" amount and you're good to go!
IMPORTANT! We are not charging shipping during the Kickstarter. Instead we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter funds. This will allow us to charge a more accurate price for shipping and avoid the pitfalls of having to use the Kickstarter funds for shipping costs.
Want to add more packs to your pledge level? Just increase your pledge level by the amount shown for the add-ons below! There is no limit and let us know if you have any questions!
You must pledge at at least one pledge level to unlock add-ons!
Ok, I know $5000 isn't technically a stretch goal, since it is our goal, but when we reach our funding goal every backer will get the best-selling SpecOps: A Gruntz Module PDF for free!
At $6000 every backer will get a FREE HADES Banshee Pilot miniature!
At $8000 we'll be putting together an expanded Scenario PDF with a campaign system. We'll have more details as we get closer but we promise it will be very cool!
We have more TOP SECRET stretch goals planned as we get closer to unlocking them we'll be revealing them!
We are not charging shipping during the Kickstarter. Instead we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter funds. This will allow us to charge a more accurate price for shipping and avoid the pitfalls of having to use the Kickstarter funds for shipping costs.
We are a EU friendly Kickstarter which means that all pledges destined for the EU will ship from the EU which means cheaper shipping and no customs fees for you!
Shipping costs will depend on what your pledge contains (including any add-ons) but a very rough estimate based off our normal order costs are:
Shipping to EU: $15 - 20
Shipping to US: $6 - 10
Shipping to Rest of World: $15 - $25
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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