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Watchful I Studio has created a 28mm metal fantasy Terracotta Army for gamers interested in recreating an iconic range of soldiers
76 backers pledged $15,174 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT US 

Watchful I Studio was founded with the intent of providing high quality, Asian themed, historical and fantastical 28mm miniatures. We successfully fulfilled our first Kickstarter a few years ago and after a little break preparing our company for the next chapter we are excited to present our second Kickstarter. 

The Terracotta Army is a great alternative to building a force for several popular game systems in marketplace today or for any game or collection you desire. The core of the army is designed around the Terracotta warriors consisting of infantry, cavalry, chariots and the officers that lead them. Supporting the battle line are several different types of monsters that pay homage to the mythology of ancient China. 

The troop types and weapon options that we offer were influenced by the Undying Dynasties army book as part of the 9th Age rules set. This is a fan based rules system that is offered free to the public and is supported by the community and fledgling miniature companies such as myself. 


 1. Kickstarter Campaign

The Kickstarter will launch on Thursday, April 18 and will end on Thursday, May 2. 

2. Payment 

Once the campaign ends it will take approximately two (2) weeks for Kickstarter to collect the funds and then each backers information will be sent to us for processing. 

3. Pledge Manager Distribution

After payment has been received we will send out a pledge manager allowing you to pick products from each respective list based on the level of your pledge. Backers will also be able to adjust their pledges, increase their contributions, purchase additional add-ons, add stretch goals and pay for shipping. 

4. Order Placement

When we have at least 75% of the backers orders we will begin manufacturing the products necessary for fulfillment. 

5. Order Fulfillment

Backers living in Europe will have their orders shipped to them from the UK through Ainsty Castings and US and Canadian orders will ship from Watchful I Studio based in the US. Backers located in the rest of the world will have their orders ship from either the UK or the US depending on which shipping costs are cheaper. 

6. Shipping

Tracking information and a confirmation email will be sent to each backer as the orders are shipped. We are EU and US friendly because we have local distributors shipping the product which will save on shipping costs and VAT. We will ship anywhere in the world but shipping costs will be a little higher since the products will either ship from the UK or US, whichever is cheaper. 

  •  Pledge Early - This is only a 2 week campaign so select the pledge that is right for you but by pledging early you will help convince others that are on the fence to back the campaign. Everyone will benefit from early pledges because there will be more time to unlock Stretch Goals. 
  •  Save Money - If you back the campaign you will save yourself some money because once the products are released to the public the prices will fall in alignment with our existing products. 
  •  Higher Pledge = Free Stuff - The higher pledges allow you to save some money as mentioned above but you also have the opportunity to receive free Stretch Goals as they are unlocked. Some of these pledge levels have limited quantities so as mentioned above Pledge Early!!! :) 
  •  Ask questions - If you are confused about any part of the campaign do not hesitate to reach out to me and ask. I will respond in a timely manner and answer your questions to help aid you in your decision making. 
  •  Support is greatly appreciated - Let's face it backing the project directly will help fund the release of the Terracotta Army but there are other ways to help others learn about the campaign and boost the pledges to open up some really cool Stretch Goals. Whether you back the project or not please take the time to spread the word on any and all social media sites you visit. Like, share and comment so others can make an informed decision about backing the campaign. 

$1 Pledge

Thanks for your contribution and assistance in helping us fund our Kickstarter. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 


Pledge $20 or more

RPG

Select one (1) item from the Hero list OR two (2) items from the infantry list. Shipping will be charged at the time of delivery and is not included in the price of the Reward level. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 


Pledge $50 or more

Patrol

Select one (1) item from the Hero list and any combination from the Infantry and Cavalry list that equals $40.00. Shipping will be charged at the time of delivery and is not included in the price of the Reward level. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 


Pledge $100 or more

Skirmish

Select from any items from the Hero, Infantry, and Cavalry lists and up to one (1) item from Monster list so the total amount equals $100. Shipping will be charged at the time of delivery and is not included in the price of the Reward level. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 


Pledge $250 or more

Battle

Select any items from any list up to $250. You will receive one of each Hero Stretch goal for Free as they are unlocked. Shipping will be charged at the time of delivery and is not included in the price of the Reward level. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 


Pledge $400 or more

War

Select any items from any list up to $400. You will receive one of each Stretch Goal item from Free as they are unlocked. Shipping will be charged at the time of delivery and is not included in the price of the Reward level. You may add extra funds for any add-ons or stretch goals as they become available. 

QIN017 – OLD NECROMANCER (FOOT & MOUNTED)

Pack contains a necromancer on foot and mounted on a horse. 

TER001 – TERRACOTTA OFFICER (FOOT & MOUNTED) 

Pack contains a Terracotta officer on foot and mounted on a horse with several arm options. The weapon options include a dagger-axe, spear, sword, bow and shield.

TER015 – TERRACOTTA NECROMANCER (FOOT & MOUNTED) 

 The pack includes a terracotta necromancer on foot and mounted on a horse.

TER100 TERRACOTTA SWORDSMEN COMMAND PACK (5)  

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including two officer bodies, 5 sword arms, shields, and arms for a standard bearer. 

TER101 TERRACOTTA SWORDSMEN PACK (5)

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including 5 sword arms and shields. 

TER102 TERRACOTTA SPEARMEN COMMAND PACK (5)

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including two officer bodies, 5 spear arms, shields, and arms for a standard bearer. 

TER103 TERRACOTTA SPEARMEN PACK (5) 

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including 5 spear arms, and shields. 

TER104 TERRACOTTA ARCHER COMMAND PACK (5) 

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including two officer bodies, 5  bow arms, arms holding arrows, and arms for a standard bearer. 

TER105 TERRACOTTA ARCHERS PACK (5) 

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including 5 bow arms and arms holding arrows. 

TER106 TERRACOTTA DAGGER-AXE COMMAND PACK (5) 

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including two officer bodies, 5 dagger-axe arms, shields, and arms for a standard bearer. 

TER107 TERRACOTTA DAGGER-AXEMEN PACK (5)

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including 5 dagger-axe arms and shields. 

TER108 TERRACOTTA CROSSBOWMEN COMMAND PACK (5) 

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including two officer bodies, 5 crossbow arms and arms for a standard bearer. 

TER109 TERRACOTTA CROSSBOWMEN PACK (5)

This pack contains 5 individually sculpted Terracotta Warriors including 5 crossbow arms. 

TER201 TERRACOTTA CHARIOT

The pack contains everything you need to assemble one Terracotta chariot including a driver and two charioteers. The chariot is designed to fit comfortably on a 50mm x 100mm base. 

TER222 TERRACOTTA LIGHT SPEARMEN CAVALRY COMMAND PACK (5)

The pack contains 5 light cavalry including an officer body, standard bearer arm and enough spear arms and shields for all 5 riders.

TER223 TERRACOTTA LIGHT SPEARMEN CAVALRY PACK (5)

The pack contains 5 light cavalry including enough spear arms and shields for all 5 riders.

TER224 TERRACOTTA LIGHT ARCHER CAVALRY COMMAND PACK (5)

The pack contains 5 light cavalry including an officer body, standard bearer arm and enough bow arms for all 5 riders.

TER225 TERRACOTTA LIGHT ARCHER CAVALRY (5)

The pack contains 5 light cavalry including enough bow arms for all 5 riders.

TER232 TERRACOTTA HEAVY SPEARMEN CAVALRY COMMAND PACK (5) 

The pack contains 5 heavy cavalry including an officer body, standard bearer arm and enough spear arms and shields for all 5 riders.

TER233 TERRACOTTA HEAVY SPEARMEN CAVALRY PACK (5) 

The pack contains 5 heavy cavalry including enough spear arms and shields for all 5 riders. 

TER501 - GUARDIANS OF THE UNDERWORLD COMMAND

The pack contains 2 individually sculpted Guardians with enough arms to equip them with either hand weapons or totems. 

TER502 - GUARDIANS OF THE UNDERWORLD WITH TWO AXES

The pack contains 2 individually sculpted Guardians with enough arms to equip them with either two hand weapons. 

TER503 - GUARDIANS OF THE UNDERWORLD WITH BOWS

The pack contains 2 individually sculpted Guardians with enough arms to equip them with giant bows. 

TER504 - GUARDIANS OF THE UNDERWORLD WITH GREAT WEAPONS

The pack contains 2 individually sculpted Guardians with enough arms to equip them with great weapons. 

QIN904 QIN DYNASTY - QIN CATAPULT

This pack contains one catapult along with four Qin crew and an officer. When assembled the catapult and its crew can fit on a 50mm x 100mm base. 

TER904 TERRACOTTA CATAPULT

This pack contains one catapult along with four Terracotta crew and a Terracotta officer. When assembled the catapult and its crew can fit on a 50mm x 100mm base. 

QIN002 QIN MOUNTED OFFICER

Pack contains a mounted Qin officer on a horse with several arm options. The weapon options include a dagger-axe, spear, sword, bow and shield.

QIN005 QIN MOUNTED EXORCIST WITH SWORD

This pack contains one mounted Exorcist wielding a sword.

QIN007 QIN MOUNTED EXORCIST WITH BELL

This pack contains one mounted Exorcist holding a bell.

TER200 TERRACOTTA OFFICER'S CHARIOT

The pack contains everything you need to assemble one Terracotta chariot including a driver, officer and officer's umbrella. The chariot is designed to fit comfortably on a 50mm x 100mm base. 

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TER510 TERRACOTTA PALACE GUARD OFFICER

This pack contains one Terracotta Fu Dog, a Terracotta officer, and his halberd. 

TER511 TERRACOTTA PALACE GUARD

The pack contains two Terracotta Fu Dogs, two individually sculpted Terracotta Palace Guard, two halberds and one standard. 

TER550 XING TIAN, WARRIOR GIANT

This pack contains all the pieces needed to assemble Xing Tian and it gives you two options for his left hand (axe or shield). 

The following packs are currently available to the public and may be added to an order from any backer. 

QIN004 QIN EXORCIST ON FOOT WITH SWORD

Pack contains one Exorcist on foot wielding a sword.

QIN006 QIN EXORCIST ON FOOT WITH BELL

Pack contains one Exorcist on foot holding a bell. 

QIN510 PALACE GUARD OFFICER

This pack contains one complete Fu Dog, an officer, and his halberd. 

 QIN511 PALACE GUARD

The pack contains two complete Fu Dogs, two individually sculpted Palace Guard, two halberds and one standard. 

QIN570 UNDEAD

The pack contains 5 individually sculpted Undead with 5 different arms that are interchangeable with the bodies. 

 QIN581 FU DOG STATUES

The Fu Dog statue pack contains two Fu Dogs along with two plinths. 

QIN582 REANIMATED FU DOGS

The pack contains all the pieces necessary to assemble two Fu Dogs and a Fu Dog cub. 



QIN015 YOUNG NECROMANCER (HERO)

When unlocked this stretch goal will contain one necromancer on foot and one necromancer mounted on a horse. 

TER901 SUMMONING PLATFORM

This stretch goal when unlocked will contain four drummers, 3 drums, 1 bass drum, a summoning table and a laser-cut platform that is 80mm x 80mm (pictured with the war drum below). 

 TER004 TERRACOTTA EXORCIST WITH SWORD (HERO)

When this pack becomes unlocked you will have access to one Terracotta Exorcist on foot and one Terracotta Exorcist mounted on horseback. 


TER020 OFFICER ON EMPEROR DRAGON

You will have the option to select either a Terracotta Officer or a Qin Officer during the order fulfillment part of the Kickstarter. The pack will contain all the pieces necessary to assemble an Emperor Dragon and have either a Terracotta Officer or a Qin Officer riding the dragon. The dragon fits on a 50mm x 100mm base.


Added Qin Dynasty Officer for free with this Stretch Goal
Added Qin Dynasty Officer for free with this Stretch Goal

 TER006 TERRACOTTA EXORCIST WITH BELL (HERO)

When this stretch goal is unlocked you will gain access to acquiring one Exorcist on foot and one Exorcist mounted on horseback. 

QIN901 WAR DRUM

This stretch goal, when unlocked, contains four drummers and their drums, a gonger with a gong, a seated officer, and a laser-cut platform that is 80mm x 80mm. 

TER910 TERRACOTTA EMPEROR WAR DRAGON

The War Dragon has two options that you may choose from when this stretch goal is unlocked. You may select from either a Terracotta crew and Terracotta mahout or a Qin crew and Qin mahout. The pack includes all the necessary parts to assemble a war dragon including the baskets, mahout and four crew. The dragon can fit nicely on a 50mm x 100mm base.  

TER560 EMPEROR DRAGON

When this stretch is unlocked you will be able to fully assemble a war dragon that includes a laser-cut base. 

Risks and challenges

The Terracotta Army project has been a work in progress for the past 2 years and the entire range is sculpted using 3D digital sculpting software. At the time of creating this Kickstarter 95% of the project has been put into production molds and is awaiting your pledges. The Stretch Goals are also 100% sculpted and 3D printed and will be put into production molds once the item has been unlocked.

We have two locations, one in Europe and one in the US, capable of generating production molds and ship orders which is why we are US and European friendly. We will ship to anywhere in the world but because we don't have local businesses shipping the products in South America, Australia and Asia we did not want to show that we were 'friendly' to these areas. The shipping costs will be higher on these continents but we will do everything under our control to keep the shipping costs down.

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