Avast me hearties! Splice the mainbrace and beat to quarters, that galleon is bilged on her anchor and ripe for the picking! Bring us alongside Gibbs. Boomer, get ready on the gun! Pete my boy, are you loaded? Hefty, Sharktooth, Deadeye, follow me! Gyaaarh!
This project is to fund production of a pirate dwarf crew, a set of unique miniatures forming a warband of adventuring buccaneers for skirmish gaming or a unit of mercenary fighters in a larger dwarf army.
They are 28mm metal miniatures, sculpted by Mark Evans, who produced all the dwarf sculpts in our previous kickstarter.
This time we have decided to offer only one pledge level, with all stretch goals being free additions to the set. If you want multiple sets just increase your pledge amount accordingly.
Pledge price includes FREE SHIPPING in the UK and discounted shipping of just £2 for anywhere else worldwide.
If successfully funded each backer will receive one each of Captain Redbeard's crew plus any applicable stretch goals-
1. Cap'n Redbeard 2. Bo'sun Gibbs 3. Deadeye Dan
4. Hefty Hawkins 5. Slick Willie 6. Sharktooth Jack
7. Pigwash 8. Little Pete 9. Boomer Svensson and Swivel Gun
The Captain himself. As gnarly a swashbucking, treasure-hungry dwarf as you could ever hope to meet. He'll fight anyone and anything if there's a promise of doubloons which makes his crew a useful mercenary force to bolster any dwarf army (just don't pay him in advance).
The captain's trusted Bo'sun, often found leading boarding parties or manning the ship when the captain takes a raiding party ashore.
His aim is as good with his axe as with his pistol, as many an enemy has found out
Avast behind! The crew will often mutter about hefty, but not within earshot of him. If you have a door to kick down, a bear to wrestle or a sandwich to eat, he's your man.
The general opinion among the crew is the Willie fancies himself, with his goatee, ponytail and feather in his hat, he cares a bit too much about his appearance.
Sharktooth is just a thorough git, a complete thug with a pair of wicked short knives that earned him his nickname.
Rumour has it that Pigwash was once captain of his own ship, nobody knows for sure and nobody likes to ask because of that big axe he carries around.
The smallest of the crew, some say he's overcompensating but with his blunderbuss he can clear a deck or blow a dwarf sized hole in a city gate.
He's got you covered, the swivel gun is small enough that the crew will often take it ashore for some extra firepower.
All the stretch goals listed here will be added to each pledge free of charge if we reach the listed funding level.
The crew doesn't entirely trust Morgan, he's 'unpredictable', however he's a heck of a pirate so they tolerate his little quirks.
(Little quirks like being surly, violent and a really dirty fighter)
As we have passed £2000, every pledge will now receive Mad Dog Morgan at no extra charge.
The barracuda is simply the finest pirate swordsman to ever sail the high seas. He's a bit prone to duelling and derring do and has been known to slide down a sail using a knife
If we reach £3000 funding level, every pledge will receive William 'Barracuda' Roberts at no extra charge.
Further stretch goals including a gunner's mate and quartermaster are planned so please share this project and press gang your mates to increase the chances of extra booty for all shipmates that join the crew!
But that's not all!-
As a special thank you to any backers from our previous Dwarf Veteran Warband kickstarter campaign who also back this one, we will add to your package a bonus, as yet unreleased, swordsman hero to bolster your warband. This is only for backers of both campaigns. (He will be available on general sale after the project has been delivered)
The reward now stands at-
NEW PLEDGE ADDED
The captain's crew plus a warband of 10 dwarves from our previous kickstarter campaign.
Risks and challenges
Our previous dwarf kickstarter was delivered, but late, there were some unforeseen issues with getting the final handful of sculpts done but the major factor that slowed fulfilment down was the variety of add-ons created that meant almost every pledge was slightly different. It didn't help that we reached November and entered our busiest time of the year before finishing shipping.
This time, every pledge will be the same and any add-ons will be free extras, this should speed up fulfilment significantly.
The sculpts are already done, with the first eight already mastered, we are asking for funds to get the last few sculpts mastered and to cover cost of production moulding.
- (14 days)