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Acheson Creations presents 14 new items into our existing American Frontier product line.
Acheson Creations presents 14 new items into our existing American Frontier product line.
58 backers pledged $6,715 to help bring this project to life.

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Wargaming in the American Frontier era is growing in popularity. Acheson Creations already offers a diverse range of 28mm tabletop terrain for this category including various log cabins, longhouses, and more. It is the goal of this Kickstarter to offer more options with greater diversity. To start, we have 14 new products that include various wigwams for the Native Americans and timber buildings for the Settlers and Pioneers. Each design is handmade and then hand cast in a durable urethane plastic, ready for retail. As you can see in the introductory video, many of the initial items are already underway and by the end of this campaign, all the masters will be ready to mould. Your support will enable us to take these new designs and put them into production. And as the video suggests, if we reach our goal we have a variety of Stretch Goals in mind including additional buildings and also pewter figure packs, accessories, and more. Pledge today!

Stretch Goal #1: English Longhouse

Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked!
Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked!

The English Longhouse (AF307) was originally advertised as a free reward to anyone pledging at the Eagle level ($120) or higher if Unlocked before 1:30pm EST on June 2nd, however, we have decided to open it up to the Moon level ($100) as well. So, even though the pledge button for Moon level doesn't include the English Longhouse, we're tossing it in for free now that it is Unlocked!

Also, now that the English Longhouse (AF307) is Unlocked, it is an eligible Add-On item for only $12.00 each, available to anyone at the Tortoise level ($12.00) or higher.

Timber Blockhouse & Timber Barn - both with removable plank roofs
Timber Blockhouse & Timber Barn - both with removable plank roofs

A sneak peek at our first Iroquois Warrior sculpt:

Iroquois Warrior 1 of 4
Iroquois Warrior 1 of 4

Work-in-progress images of the new buildings.

Horizontal Timber Fort Set
Horizontal Timber Fort Set
Bark Covered Wigwam w/ painted sample
Bark Covered Wigwam w/ painted sample
Horizontal Timber Fort Gate w/ removable Plank Roof and working doors
Horizontal Timber Fort Gate w/ removable Plank Roof and working doors
Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof
Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof
Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof
Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof
Reed-Mat Covered Wigwam
Reed-Mat Covered Wigwam
Reed-Mat and Bark Covered Wigwam
Reed-Mat and Bark Covered Wigwam
Chieftain level
Chieftain level

Get 1 of everything! Receive 1 Small Sioux Tepee (AF321), 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329), 1 Square Timber Well (AF330), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331), 1 Horizontal Timber Fort Set (AF332), 1 Bark covered Wigwam (AF336), 1 Reed-Mat covered Wigwam (AF337), 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338), 1 Iroquois Ganosote Longhouse (AF339), 1 Reed-Mat & Bark covered Wigwam (AF340), 1 Year Membership in our 14/7 Club, 1 of every unlocked stretch goal items, AND 1 of every new American Frontier items we release between June 3, 2013-December 31, 2014! US shipping included. International orders add $20.00.

What new American Frontier items are slated for release before December 31, 2014? The first offerings will be each of the advertised Stretch Goal items with the exception of the two Long Rifle books by 2 Hour Wargames. Even if they don’t get Unlocked as Stretch Goal items during pledging, we will put them into production and release them as part of our growing American Frontier terrain catalog. Chieftain level supporters will receive, upon release, the English Longhouse (AF307), the Jail (AF322), the Saloon (AF323), and any metal miniatures we release during the designated time – shipped for free!

If we exceed our initial goal of $5,000.00, we will begin raising funds toward the following bonus items.

English Longhouse - Unlocked!
English Longhouse - Unlocked!

If we raise at least $1,000.00 over our original goal, our first Stretch Goal will be unlocked and everyone who pledges at the Moon ($100.00) level or higher will receive one English Longhouse (AF307) for free.

Long Rifle - Man to Man Skirmish on the American Frontier
Long Rifle - Man to Man Skirmish on the American Frontier

If we raise $7,000.00 or more our second Stretch Goal will be unlocked. Everyone who pledges at the Killer Whale ($200.00) or Thunderbird ($250.00) levels will receive one print copy of Long Rifle by  2 Hour Wargames.

Long Rifle is the black powder period immersion game centered on the French and Indian War. Your role is to gain fame and fortune while leading a small band of men through encounters and adventures. You will gain fortune by hunting and trapping wild animals and fame based on your exploits and success. During your adventures you will meet friends and confront enemies. You start out independent not taking sides in the conflict but staying that way may be a challenge.

Long Rifle is compatible with Muskets and Mohawks, the unit based game of the French and Indian War. When combined think of them as the movie, Last of the Mohicans. For the large battle in the field where the Indians ambush the British you would use Muskets and Mohawks. For the smaller actions such as the ending of the movie Long Rifle is perfect. Both sets may be used for the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and any other period that used black powder.

An immersion game is one where the players take the role of individual characters trying to gain experience and rewards that will allow them to grow in abilities. Although immersion games share some common elements with Role-Playing Games (RPGs) there is a dramatic difference. The difference between immersion games and Role-Playing Games is that in an immersion game you have a combat system that can be used alone to recreate small skirmishes in a realistic manner. Think the Last of the Mohicans movie or the Sharpe's Rifles television series covering the Napoleonic Wars.

Iroquois Warriors 4-pack of pewter miniatures
Iroquois Warriors 4-pack of pewter miniatures

If we raise $8,000.00 or more our third Stretch Goal will be unlocked. Everyone who pledges at the Thunderbird ($250.00) level will receive one set for free.

Pioneer era Jail
Pioneer era Jail

If we raise $9,500.00 or more our fourth Stretch Goal will be unlocked. Everyone who pledges at the Thunderbird ($250.00) level will receive one Jail (AF322) for free.

Long Rifle - Fort New Hope
Long Rifle - Fort New Hope

If we raise $11,000.00 or more our fifth Stretch Goal will be unlocked. Everyone who pledges at the Thunderbird ($250.00) level will receive one print copy of Long Rifle: Fort New Hope by  2 Hour Wargames.

Fort New Hope is a supplement for Long Rifle, written specifically for this Kickstarter.

Pioneer-era Saloon
Pioneer-era Saloon

If we raise $13,000.00 or more our sixth Stretch Goal will be unlocked. Everyone who pledges at the Thunderbird ($250.00) level will receive one Saloon (AF323) for free.

$15,000.00 unlocks Stretch Goal #7: Pewter Miniatures 4-pack #2

$16,500.00 unlocks Stretch Goal #8: Pewter Miniatures 4-pack #3

$18,000.00 unlocks Stretch Goal #9: Pewter Miniatures 4-pack #4

$20,000.00 unlocks Stretch Goal #10: ????

Add-Ons in our Kickstarter are like an a la carte menu at a restaurant. 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 the Comments section of your pledge manager. Please note that these add-on items are only available to supporters at the $12.00 Tortoise level or higher.

  • AF307: English Longhouse = $12.00 each
  • AF317: Large Sioux Teepee = $16.00 each
  • AF320: Beached Canoe Scene = $3.00 each
  • AF321: Small Sioux Teepee = $8.00 each
  • AF328: Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof = $32.00 each
  • AF329: Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof = $22.00 each
  • AF330: Square Timber Well = $2.00 each
  • AF331: Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof = $27.00 each
  • AF332: Horizontal Timber Fort Set = $50.00 each
  • AF333: Horizontal Timber Fort – Straight Wall Section = $4.00 each
  • AF334: Horizontal Timber Fort – Corner Wall Section = $4.00 each
  • AF335: Horizontal Timber Fort – Gate = $13.00 each
  • AF336: Bark Covered Wigwam = $15.00 each
  • AF337: Reed-Mat Covered Wigwam = $15.00 each
  • AF338: Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation = $32.00 each
  • AF339: Small Iroquois Ganosote Longhouse = $15.00 each
  • AF340: Reed-Mat and Bark Covered Wigwam = $15.00 each 

Additionally, as Stretch Goal items become unlocked, supporters at any level will be able to add the items to their pledge at a below retail price.

For example:

To add-on an English Longhouse (AF307) to your order, pledge an additional $12.00 each.

Comparison image of the Large & Small Sioux Teepees
Comparison image of the Large & Small Sioux Teepees
Beached Canoe Scene
Beached Canoe Scene

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 mould). We have taken this into consideration and tried to make our estimated shipping dates account for the labor time involved. We will strive to deliver as soon as possible. To counterattack anything negative that might delay us, almost every handmade master design has been finished before this campaign even launched... we're just waiting on your support to pay for the production of our American Frontier.

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    Beaver: Receive 3 Wigwams of your choosing. Choose from the Bark covered Wigwam (AF336), the Reed-Mat covered Wigwam (AF337), and the Reed-Mat & Bark covered Wigwam (AF340). Be sure to place your choices in the Comments area when making your pledge. If you do not choose the default for this level is one of each design. US shipping included. International orders add $10.00.

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    Salmon: Receive 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329) and 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338). US shipping included. International orders add $10.00.

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    Wolf: Receive 1 Horizontal Timber Fort Set (AF332) and 1 Square Timber Well (AF330). US shipping included. International orders add $10.00.

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    Sun: Receive 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331) and 1 Square Timber Well (AF330). US shipping included. International orders add $10.00.

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    Eagle: Receive 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329), 1 Square Timber Well (AF330), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331), and 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338). US shipping included. International orders add $15.00.

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    Killer Whale: Receive 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329), 1 Square Timber Well (AF330), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331), 1 Horizontal Timber Fort Set (AF332), 1 Bark covered Wigwam (AF336), 1 Reed-Mat covered Wigwam (AF337), 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338), 1 Reed-Mat & Bark covered Wigwam (AF340), 1 year Membership in our 14/7 Club, 1 English Longhouse (AF307) if Stretch goal #1 is unlocked, and a print copy of the rule book LONG RIFLE by Two Hour Wargames if Stretch goal #2 is unlocked! US shipping included. International orders add $15.00

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    Thunderbird: Get 1 of everything! Receive 1 Small Sioux Tepee (AF321), 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329), 1 Square Timber Well (AF330), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331), 1 Hoizontal Timber Fort Set (AF332), 1 Bark covered Wigwam (AF336), 1 Reed-Mat covered Wigwam (AF337), 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338), 1 Iroquois Ganosote Longhouse (AF339), 1 Reed-Mat & Bark covered Wigwam (AF340), 1 Year Membership in our 14/7 Club, and 1 of every unlocked stretch goal! US shipping included. International orders add $20.00

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    Chieftain: Get 1 of everything! Receive 1 Small Sioux Tepee (AF321), 1 Timber Blockhouse w/ Plank Roof (AF328), 1 Timber Barn w/ Plank Roof (AF329), 1 Square Timber Well (AF330), 1 Timber Warehouse w/ Plank Roof (AF331), 1 Horizontal Timber Fort Set (AF332), 1 Bark covered Wigwam (AF336), 1 Reed-Mat covered Wigwam (AF337), 1 Timber Cabin on Stone Foundation (AF338), 1 Iroquois Ganosote Longhouse (AF339), 1 Reed-Mat & Bark covered Wigwam (AF340), 1 Year Membership in our 14/7 Club, 1 of every unlocked stretch goal items, AND 1 of every new American Frontier items we release between June 3, 2013-December 31, 2014! US shipping included. International orders add $20.00

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