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Dark Dwarves are twisted evil versions of the noble race. We are creating an entire range of miniatures for your tabletop needs.
Dark Dwarves are twisted evil versions of the noble race. We are creating an entire range of miniatures for your tabletop needs.
104 backers pledged £6,713 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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Welcome to the new project from Macrocosm Miniatures.


Macrocosm Miniatures is a small company based in Tewkesbury in the UK. We set up last year with the goal of bringing a retro style of miniatures to your tabletop. We have already run 2 successful Kickstarters in the past and we are hoping to make it a 3rd with this project.


We are looking to get £1000 of funding to pay for the moulding and production of several new units for the Dark Dwarves range creating a much larger army to choose from.

We are looking to put the following new miniatures into production.

  • A unit of 5 Crossbows
  • A unit of 5 Double Handed Axe men
  • A unit of 5 Warriors with Axe and Shield
  • A mortar with 2 crew
  • A Bazooka Weapons team
  • A unit of 5 Bezerker Dwarves
  • 2 more Beasts
  • 2 weapon teams with gattling guns or flame throwers.

Now that is a lot of new miniatures to add to the existing range below.

 

 Each pledge level gives you a number of pack options to chose from. The packs and their contents are listed below.

 

 Pack 22: Eviscerator MK2 Locked £7500

 

 

 

  

 

After the Kickstarter you can send us a list of the chosen packs using the pack numbers.

Pack 1. Handgunners x 5
Pack 2. Crossbows x 5
Pack 3. 5 Great Axe V1
Pack 4. 5 Great Axe V2
Pack 5. 5 Axe and shield
Pack 6. 3 Dwarven Lords
Pack 7. 1 Mortar with Crew
Pack 8. 2 Bazooka Teams
Pack 9. 3 Beasts (counts as 2 pack picks)
Pack 10. 1 Flame Weapons Team
Pack 11. 1 Gattling Gun Weapon Team
Pack 12. 5 Bezerkers
Pack 13.  Trolls x 2 Resin miniatures 
Pack 14. Troggs x 5 (WIP)
Pack 15. Trolls V2 £3000
Pack 16. Maw Cannon (Counts as 3 choices)
Pack 17. Evicerator  (Counts as 2 choices)
Pack 18. 20 Shields
Pack 19. Bull Centaurs (Counts as 2 choices)
Pack 20. Centaur Lords 
Pack 21. Dark Tower (Counts as 5 choices or a £40 add on)
Pack 22. Eviserator MK2 (locked £7500)

Each pledge on the Kickstarter gives you a set amount of packs to choose from. In the case of £200 pledge it is 26 (and a free lord). Each of the packs in this case will be £7.69 (or there about) When the packs go to retail they will be between £10 and £12 each. So the retail point of this pledge is between £264 and £316 (lord is £4). This pledge then saves you £64 to £116 off retail.....

As you can see from the images some of these miniatures have yet to make it to moulds. Some (like the Troggs) are still works in progress (spikes and detailing to be added to weapons ect) so please bear this in mind. We will be updating the images as items are completed.

The miniatures will be cast in metal apart from the Trolls and Maw Cannon which will be resin.

£1500 - Trolls (Unlocked). 2 Trolls, separate heads that fit both bodies.. Each set of 2 counts as 1 of your picks. 

£2000 - Troggs (Unlocked). 5 Slave race Troggs count as 1 of your picks.

£3000 - Trolls V2 (Unlocked). 2 more Trolls with separate head, again each set of 2 counts as 1 pick.

£4000 - Maw Cannon (unlocked). A Living monster cannon.

Maw Cannon and crew WIP
Maw Cannon and crew WIP



New Goal £4500 (Unlocked) - More Miniatures If we get to this level then we will add more miniatures to the following pledges.
£48 Backers will get 1 Mage miniature (£4 rrp)
£100 Backers will get 1 Mage and an Engineer (£8 rrp)
£200 Backers will get the Lord set (3 miniatures £12 rrp) and a Beast (random of the 3 £8 rrp)

£5000 - Eviscerator (Unlocked). A warmachine being pushed by a Beast. Counts as 2 pack picks.

 £5500 - Centaurs (Unlocked), If we hit this level we will create a unit of Centaurs for this army. 5 miniatures will count as 2 pack picks.

Centaurs WIP
Centaurs WIP

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Centaurs WIP 2
Centaurs WIP 2

 £6000 - Centaur Lords (Unlocked), If we it this total we will make 2 Lord miniatures and be 1 pack pick.

£7000 - Dark Tower (Unlocked), If we get to this total we will create a mobile fortress (pushed by a beast) which you can use to dominate the battlefield. This is a mobile fortress constructed by the Dark Dwarves for use in siege warfare. It is comprised of a single structure mounted on heavy wheeled axles pushed by a Beast! There are several fighting platforms for passengers to conduct warfare from. Will be a £40 add on or 5 pack picks.

£7500 - Evesirator MK2, If we get to this goal we will add an alternate version of the warmachine to the Packs and add ons section.


As well as being able to add packs to your current pledge for £8 each
we will be offering a selection of other miniatures to help fund the project.  Below are some Monster Balls, these come in handy when making up the Kings of War army from the list below. We also have a small selection of Dark Dwarves we will be offering as singles.

To add a pack/miniature to your pledge just increase your pledge amount by the cost of the choices.

 

 

 


For you fans of Kings of War the Rules Committee has written out an army list specifically for these wee chaps. It does count as a fan list and is not usable in their official Mantic tournaments, however it is allowed at Macrocosm sponsored tournaments and for friendly play. The list is being playtested and Chris Morris welcomes your feedback, it will likely be updated throughout this campaign. We hope you join us on this project and we would love to see your painted armies gracing the worlds wargaming tables soon. Download your list here

 Sculptors - Original Dark Dwarves by Sjoerd Trouwee. New miniatures by Rob Alderman, Paul Naylor, George Flamb, Chris Nicholls and Ross Whitehorn.


Special thanks to - Gavin Moorcroft (Relics Creator), The chaps at Hasslefree miniatures, David Stafford, Jake Thornton, Chris Morris and James Aubury.

Casting done by Macrocosm Miniatures and Hysterical Games.

Size Comparison Dark Dwarves Crossbowman Centre
Size Comparison Dark Dwarves Crossbowman Centre

 

 We are charging the following flat rates to backers to receive all your items in one shipment. As we add goals it might be the case that we need to push back the delivery dates to include any of the new items. You can opt to have your pledge delivered in separate waves at the end of the project (so you dont have to wait for the newer items), but each wave of shipment will incur the following charges.

UK - £5
Europe - £7
ROW - £10

We will be using Royal Mail to ship all the pledges.

 

Risks and challenges

We will be using our tried and trusted mould makers for the production of the moulds. We have a good working relation ship with Paul Naylor as he has been doing our moulds since we started.

Most of the miniatures have been sculpted already so we do not anticipate any delays in getting the miniatures into production moulds.

Posting out rewards will be reliant on backers getting information to us as soon as they are able.

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