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Alexander LiBy Alexander Li
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Alexander LiBy Alexander Li
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£6,159
pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
88
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 25 2013 5:11 PM UTC +00:00

About

In the end of 21st century, at the dark side of the moon, the space mercenaries fight for resources for their employers. Armored mechanical MAP (Mobile Armor Platform) which can replace the module as required to show their power here. Battlefield commanders can use varieties of MAPs which are composed of different kinds of modules product by multiple vendors to obtain their victory in battle.

Now, Commanders, are you ready?

In the Ashes, you will play as a battlefield commander. You can follow your own style to organize troop according to the score rule and conduct a fair contest with your opponent. A standard configuration 1 VS 1 battle will bring you 1-2 hours of intense battle. By adding more players or more troops, the battle will be more thrilling and long lasting.

In Ashes there is no clear concept of force .you can follow the rules to freely compose modules from three equipment vendors to form a MAP. In future versions, we will have more vendors, whose products will have totally different looks and features. Collecting these products from different vendors and trying to assemble them would be a very interesting experience. By selecting different modules, Ashes’ major combat units MAP will have a great deal of variability. Each MAP consists of at least three components (PS / WS / CC).

The changes of those modules not only affect the look of the whole unit, but also influence the way of fighting and attributes. Therefore, choosing the right combination that fits your own fighting style will be the key to victory.

We use the hit board instead of the traditional way- dice, which makes the hit not only a calculation of the probability, but also more controlable. Of course, the assembly methods and the Cooperation between the armed forces also affect the opportunity to hit the enemy. It is a bit complex at the beginning, but you will feel great by using this way soon.

The units of Ashes are made of laser-cut cardboards, assembling those units and giving them color will be a very enjoyable experience.

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Cardboard models can be used in almostany way you can imagine to color: mark pen, pen, color pencil, and of course, the model paint. Painting miniatures is so easy that people without experience can also easily accomplish. PS: Using water-based materials (such as watercolor) need to be careful, too much water may cause deformation of parts. However, the Cardboard is not fragile as it seems to be, because of its own toughness, mild compression will not cause permanent damage. But please try not to cantonment your "army" in too damp place.

Thanks to laser machining, we can offer players a certain degree of customization services, including engraving players’ exclusive logos, names or rich surface engraved lines on the chess surface.

We are a group of SF and mechanical Fans. At leisure time we often get together to play tabletop games or computer games. We've been looking forward to having a game, in which people can achieve a greater degree of high freely units assembling and realize the tactical versatility at the same time. Therefore, we desperately want to make such a game by ourselves. Experiencing two years researching and at least four versions testing. Now, the entire project has been 80% completed, we eventually have enough confidence to present the Ashes - dark side of the moon to you here.

But we still need more funds to purchase equipment, which can reduce our costs in order to successfully complete the entire project.

Ashes - dark side of the moon beta has a very reasonable price. and those units can still be used after the launch of the official version. After buying  Ashes - dark side of the moon beta ,giving us as much feedback as possible will be really helpful for us to improve the existing design and rules so that we can develop more and better units to present to you.

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Finally, please pay attention that the beta is limited and will not be produce after the official version.

P.S:All miniatures need to assemble by yourself.

Optional items that become available throughout the Kickstarter can be pledged for by adding the appropriate amount to your pledge.

Risks and challenges

The design of Ashes base package units has been basically completed, and has been conducted internal testing a lot of times.
We've calculated our Funding Goal and Reward Levels to make sure we have enough funds to fulfill our rewards. If we're lucky enough to well exceed our Funding Goal, we'll simply purchase larger tools with more mold cavities. We have vetted several manufacturers to ensure we have different options to work with for different scales of manufacturing volumes. This also means we have redundancies built-in, as we won't be reliant on - or held captive by - a single vendor.

In the unlikely - but still possible - event that things go wrong and there are delays, our Backers will not be surprised with the news, as we promise to regularly update our Backers as to our progress along the way to completion. If we hit any snags, you'll know far in advance and will also know how we're going to fix it and get the project back on course. Stuff can go wrong, but we won't keep you in the dark guessing.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Thank you for your support, you will receive a PDF , including a lot of sketches artworks and photos, some of them were created for the first to third version.

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    Mercenary:You will receive a boxed Super Heavy MAP Ver.KS edition. This includes a heavy PS 、a heavy CC and three WS modules. It also includes postcards created by our designers. Add 25£ to ship outside China.

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    Pledge £86 or more About $112

    early bird:You will receive an ASHES-Dark Side of the Moon boxed game. From the 20th days after the end of the project we will delivers goods according to the order of the purchase. All the goods will be sent before Feb 2014. Postage self-care .

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    Captain:You will receive an ASHES-Dark Side of the Moon boxed game. From the 20th days after the end of the project we will delivers goods according to the order of the purchase. All the goods will be sent before Feb 2014. Add 25£ to ship oustside China.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $157

    Captain- and his excellent Kid:
    Including a Mercenary(£30)and a Captain(£100).
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    Pledge £190 or more About $248

    Including and two Captains(£100). So you can share Ashes with your friends. Add 25£ to ship outside China.

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    Centurion:Including a Captain- and his excellent Kid(£120 ), and you can ask for engraving your name or the unit designation(design by yourself) on your troop, also on your box.Free shipping.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,306

    Brigadier General:Including a Captain- and his excellent Kid(£120 ),and you can ask for engraving a kind of pattern(line graph only) on your troop,also on the box.Free shipping.

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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $3,918

    General:A role named by you will appear in the game's official background, and will as a special unit or commanders to join the official version of the game in the future.Of course including a Captain- and his excellent Kid(£120 ).Free shipping.

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Funding period

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