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 28mm African native huts, totems, drums, witch doctors, dugout canoes, a riverboat... and much more!  
Don't miss the opportunity for adventuring in the heart of Africa!   

Acheson Creations LLC has teamed up with Two Hour Wargames (THW) who just brought their new Fortunes Won and Lost rule book to life on the game table. 

 Acheson has designed all-new 28mm buildings, characters and terrain for accurate, historical gaming in the African era of European Exploration and we’ve commissioned over 50 new 28mm miniatures, created by Adam Rodgers of Desert Island Designs, to give you, the player, all the options needed to play.

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For Kongo Afrika – we bring you new buildings, characters, and animals, plus access to several THW games that make these pieces come alive on your game table.

 Note: We have larger versions of images for example products at the bottom of this story. Scroll down to see more details for both the hand-mastered models, and digitally sculpted STL masters.

 

Note - Dugout Canoes are 1 inch/26mm wide 5.5 inches/140mm long and come with 3 removable pieces per canoe
War Canoe is 10 inches/250cm long and comes with 7 removable pieces in the canoe and 4 standing pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Add-Ons are a great way to get more of what you want and also help us meet our goal. 

If you would like to add any of the following items to your pledge, please be sure to include the product code and quantity desired in a Message and I will confirm all Add-Ons once the project is over.

Note:  We have larger versions of images for example products at the bottom of this story. Scroll down to see more details for both the hand-mastered models, and digitally sculpted STL masters.

if there is a specific model that you want to see, send us a note.

 

  • African Elephant #1 (Charging) (pd4001) = $12.00
  • African Elephant #2 (advancing) (pd4002) = $12.00
  • African Elephant #3 (walking) (pd4003) = $12.00
  • Baboons (kongo39) = $10.00 (not pictured)
  • White Rhino (pd4005) = $12.00
  • Giraffe, walking (pd4007) = $10.00 (not pictured)
  • Giraffe, standing (pd4008) = $10.00 (not pictured)
  • Black Rhino (pd4013) = $10.00
  • African Elephant, juvenile (pd4014) = $ 6.00 (not pictured)
  • Cape Buffalo (pd4016) = $ 8.00
  • Crocodiles (4) (pd4018) = $ 8.00 (not pictured)
  • Male Lion, crouching (pd4032) = $ 7.00 (not pictured)
  • Male Lion, running (pd4033) = $ 7.00 (not pictured)
  • Male Lion, standing (pd4034) = $ 7.00 (not pictured)
  • Female Lion, leaping (pd4037) = $ 6.00 (not pictured)
  • Female Lion, crouched on belly (pd4038) = $ 6.00 (not pictured)
  • Female Lion crouching (pd4039) = $ 6.00 (not pictured)
  • Cheetah (2) (pd4040) = $ 8.00 (not pictured)
  • Hippopotamus (waterline) (3) (pd4041) = $12.00 (not pictured)
  • Hippopotamus (pd4042) = $12.00 
  • Hyenas (6) (pd4045) = $10.00 
  • Chipanzee (6) (pd4046) = $10.00
  • Gorillas (2) (pd4047) = $10.00
  • Vultures (kong30) = $10.00 (see stretch goals for image)
  • Zebra, leaping (2) (pd4060) = $8.00
  • Zebra, dead (2) (pd4061) = $ 8.00
  • Zebra, walking (2) (pd4064) = $ 8.00
  • Giant Ape (rpd3002) = $20.00 (4 inches / 10cm tall)  

 

  • African Witch Doctors (4) (kongo16) = $10.00
  • Male Explorer in Cooking Pot (kongo18) = $10.00
  • Female Explorer in Cooking Pot (kongo19) = $10.00
  • African Warriors w/ Spears & Shields (4) (kong20) = $10.00 
    (kongo21 x 1, kongo22 x 1, kongo23 x 1, kongo24 x 1)
  • Warrior w/ Spear & Shield #1 (4) (kongo21) = $10.00
  • Warrior w/ Spear & Shield #2 (4) (kongo22) = $10.00
  • Warrior w/ Spear & Shield #3 (4) (kongo23) = $10.00 
  • Warrior w/ Spear & Shield #4 (4) (kongo24) = $10.00  (not pictured)
  • Dugout Canoe Flotilla (kongo26) = $50.00 ( kongo27 x 1, kongo28 x 1, kongo29 x 1 )  (includes 9 characters)
    Note - Canoes are1 inch/26mm wide x 5.5 inches/140mm long
  • Dugout Canoe Set #1 (kongo27) = $18.00 (includes 3 characters)
  • Dugout Canoe Set #2 (kongo28) = $18.00  (includes 3 characters)
  • Dugout Canoe Set #3 (kongo29) = $18.00  (includes 3 characters)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lord of the Jungle (4) (kongo38) = $10.00 

    New Additions:
  • Woman with Large Pot (kongo43) = $10 
  • African Rowers (4) (kongo48) = $10.00 
  • Crew of African Princess (kongo49) = $5.00 

 

  • African Village Set (Cameroon region) (kongo01) = $100.00
    (Kongo02 x 1, Kongo03 x 1, Kongo44 x 1 , Kongo05 x 1, Kongo06 x 1, Kongo07 x 2, Kongo08 x 2 )  
  • African Hut #1 (kongo02) = $ 15.00
  • African Hut #2 (kongo03) = $ 15.00 African Hut #3 (kongo04) = $ 15.00
  • African Hut #4 (kongo05) = $20.00
  • African Village Veranda (kongo06) = $20.00
  • African Grain Storage #1 (kongo07)= $10.00
  • African Grain Storage #2 (kongo08) = $10.00
  • African Grain Storage #3 (kongo09) = $10.00
  • African Hut #5 (Namibia) (kongo10) = $ 15.00  (not pictured)
  • African Totems Set #1 (kongo11) = $10.00 (small 1.7 inches / 4.2 cm average)
  • African Totems Set #2 (kongo12) = $10.00 (medium 2.4 inches / 6cm average)
  • African Masks (small) (20) (kongo13) = $10.00
  • African Totems (kongo17) = $15.00 (large 4 inches / 8.5cm average) 
  • African Masks (large) (10) (kongo25) = $15.00
  • African Princess River Boat Set (kongo31) = $50.00
  • African Shields (20) (kongo44) = $10.00
  • African Scenics Set #2 - Large Stone Monolith w/ Mask (kongo45) = $20.00 - Picture at bottom with sample images - 4 inches (10cm) (tall x 3 3/4 inches wide)

New Additions:

  • African Scenics Set #4 (kongo46) = $20.00 (not pictured) 
  • Destroyed African Hut (kongo47) = $15.00 (not pictured) 
  • African Spears (30) (kongo50) = $10.00
  • Maasai (aka Masai) Hut (kongo34) = $20.00
  • African Masks (medium) (10) (kongo35) = $15.00
  • Dugout Canoe only (kongo36) = $10.00
    Note - Canoe is 1 inch/26mm wide x 5.5 inches/140mm long
  • African War Canoe Set (kongo37) = $50.00
    Note - War Canoe is 10 inches/250cm long
  • African Scenics Set #1 (3) (kongo42) = $20
  • African Woman with Pot (kongo43) = $10.00
  • African Shields (20) (kongo44) = $10.00
  • African Scenics Set #2 - Large Stone Monolith w/ Mask (kongo45) = $20.00 (picture in samples at bottom of campaign) (4 inches (10cm) tall x 3 3/4 inches wide)
  • African Scenics Set #3 (kongo46) = $20.00 (not pictured) 
  • Destroyed African Hut (kongo47) = $15.00 (not pictured) 
  • African Rowers (4) (kongo48) = $10.00
  • Crew of African Princess (kongo49) = $5.00
  • African Spears (30) (kongo50) = $10.00

 

 

These THW Game Design and Two Hour Wargames games are compatible with the Kongo Afrika pieces in this Kickstarter.

 THW offers entertaining tabletop games playable in two hours or less. 

All of our games can be played solo or same side (cooperatively) as well as head-to-head against your friends.

  • Fortunes Won and Lost (thw12a) ) $15 – includes printed copy and PDF
  • Fortunes Won and Lost (thw12b) $12 – for each PDF only

Fortunes Won and Lost allows you to adventure during the Age of Imperialism.  Explore the dark recesses of a steamy jungle. Lead a raid against enemy tribesmen. March in relief of a surrounded outpost. You can do this and more with Fortunes Won and Lost.

  • Lemuria (thw13a) $15 – includes printed copy and PDF
  • Lemuria (thw13b) $12 – for each PDF only
    Lemuria - where the established European powers of Colonial Adventure will vie with ancient peoples for control of the land and its people. To bring their bustling markets, mines, and gems under their control. Fight fierce desert warriors. Travel from steaming jungles to freezing mountains and beyond in search of great wealth. 
  • Mission St Mary (thw14a) $15 – includes printed copy and PDF
  • Mission St Mary (thw14b) $12 – for each PDF only
    Mission St. Mary is a stand-alone game that is compatible with Larger Than Life – Director’s Cut, our Pulp Adventures game. It’s an adventure game for use in the Victorian Era (Steam Punk and Colonials) as well as for Pulps. Players can be an explorer, soldier, native, caveman, or even a dinosaur.
  • Combo Pack Print (thw15a) $25 – one print copy of Fortunes Won and Lost, Lemuria, and Mission St. Mary
  • Combo Pack PDF (thw15b) $20 – one PDF copy of Fortunes Won and Lost, Lemuria, and Mission St. Mary  

We invite our gamers, collectors and readers to check out these award-winning SciFi and Dark Fantasy novels by V.J. Waks

  •  DARKER THAN MY EYES (vwaks01) $12
    Tales of horror and suspense, where every corner turns into the realm of nightmare, where every shadow is ... DARKER THAN MY EYES. 
  • RABBIT HOLE $18 (vwaks02) $18
    Award-winning Book 1 of the Dark Fantasy Series, RABBIT HOLE
    A HOLE in our world. An Underland of ageless Evil. And the gauntlet is taken up.
  • LOOKING GLASS (vwaks04) $18
    BOOK 2 in the RABBIT HOLE Series:
    A zero sum gambit -- Caspian Hythe must go into the past and face the Black Queen to save what he can -- his future.
  • STAR TAKER (vwaks05) $18
    BOOK 3 in the RABBIT HOLE Series:
    The Gate to Hell was always there -- now we see the price -- to keep it closed.
  •  TAU4 (vwaks03) $18
    Book 1 of the Award-winning SCIFI Series, TAU4
    Obsession. Possession. Love not human ...
  • HAMMERSPACE (vwaks06) $18
    BOOK 2 in the TAU 4 Series:
    Creator vs. Creature; how the Devil gets a taste of his own medicine.
  • RHUMBLINE (vwaks07) $18
    BOOK 3 in the TAU 4 Series:
    Temwold takes the helm -- payback is a bitch.
  • Any Two books (vwaks08) $30
  • Any Three books (vwaks09) $45

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 Sample Product Images

Some of you have said that you want larger images of some of the composite product add-on images shown above.  Send a a message and we will share larger format images to give you a better sense of the quality of the products that you will receive.

Here are some examples:

Hand-Crafted Masters

Unless otherwise noted, that huts and animals have been hand-mastered - by Craig Acheson or Richard Deasey.  Those painted for presentation (what you will received will be unpainted) have been painted by Evil Bob's Miniature Painting.

  • African Village Veranda (kongo06) = $20.00
  • Giant Ape (rpd3002) = $20.00 (4 inches / 10cm tall)
  • African Scenics Set #2 - Large Stone Monolith w/ Mask (kongo45) = $20.00 (4 inches (10cm) tall x 3 3/4 inches wide)

Distal Masters

Adam Rodgers has sculpted the people, attachments, and boats for us. No just digital artwork, these are STL files ready to make masters and molds from.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lord of the Jungle (kongo38) = $10.00
  •  African Woman with Pot (kongo43) = $10.00
  • Dugout Canoe only (kongo36) = $10.00

 

Risks and challenges

Acheson Creations has been in the business of making high-quality tabletop terrain since May 2000. Despite our longevity and experience, we are a small company with limited resources and personnel.

If this Kickstarter is successful, it will take some time to hand-pour each and every item (and that's after making every mold). Fortunately, we now consider ourselves to be experienced at successfully running projects such as this and we have tried to account for the labor time involved in our estimated shipping dates.

We have shipped rewards from our previous projects on time and we're ready to move forward. As you can see from the video and still photos, all our master sculpts are completed as are most of our Stretch Goal miniatures.

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    • Cape Buffalo (pd4016)
    • Crocodiles (4) (PD4018)
    • Male African Lion, Crouching (PD4033)
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