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This project will create a Warband of characterful dwarf miniatures, cast in metal for wargamers and collectors alike.
This project will create a Warband of characterful dwarf miniatures, cast in metal for wargamers and collectors alike.
231 backers pledged £7,670 to help bring this project to life.

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Our aim is to produce a warband of 10 dwarves in 28mm scale. They will be sculpted in epoxy putty, moulded in black rubber and cast in metal - miniatures the old school way!  
Supplied unpainted with 25mm round black plastic slotted bases

Picture the proud dwarf king in exile, forced from his mountain stronghold. Leading a band of grizzled veterans, they hire their services out, biding their time and amassing gold and followers until the day they can reclaim their homeland. You know the story, it's the classic excuse to get a dwarf warband together, though this one needs no hobbit or human help and comes complete with its' own dwarf wizard. Perfect for dungeon bashing and skirmish games, or with the possibility of adding duplicates to your pledge you could even build a small army.

the first five dwarves
the first five dwarves

 The first 5 sculpts pictured above have been mastered already, the next five will be based on these and will provide another spearman, swordsman, axeman and a pair of crossbowmen. The next sculpts are already in progress and pictures will be added as soon as we have them.
They measure approx 20mm tall and scale well with other miniatures.
Designed and sculpted for us by the talented hands of Mark Evans.

comparison with other ranges
comparison with other ranges

 These miniatures will be supplied unpainted with 25mm round black plastic bases

These are the different pledge levels, only the Flagon of Ale level and above qualify for the free assassin dwarf.  

1 dwarf of your choice £4 posted add £2 outside UK Wee Dram
1 dwarf king £5 posted add £2 outside UK Half Pint
5 dwarves £14 posted add £2 outside UK Pint
10 dwarves £25 posted add £3 outside UK Flagon of Ale

Army deal- king, wizard, 5 spears, 5 axes, 5 swords, 5 crossbows
total 22 +freebies £50 posted add £3 outside UK Pewter Tankard

  All pledges can add extra miniatures from the list below, each mini has a letter for ease of selection, simply increase your pledged amount by £2.50 for each additional dwarf you want. When we contact you after the kickstarter you can use these letter codes to easily confirm additions.
Any miniatures or extras unlockedwill be added to this list.

pledge add ons
pledge add ons

 Unlocked Stretch Goal add-ons
   
Wizard's Apprentice (L)    £2.00
Master Brewer  (M)     £2.00 

Captain of the Guard  (N)  £2.00 
Ranger / tracker  (O)  £2.00
Boar (P) £2.00 (one supplied free to flagon pledge and above)
Thug #1 (Q)  £2.00
Thug #2 (R)  £2.00
Dwarf Marksman on skis (S)  £2.00
Barbarian (T)  £2.00
Scribe  (U)  £2.00
Guard captain/paladin variant  (V)  £2.00
Dwarf Thief/Santa   (Z) £2.00

just increase your pledge by the listed amount to add these, we will send out a questionnaire once the Kickstarter finishes to collect your list of add-on miniatures.

spearman 2
spearman 2
crossbow troop 1
crossbow troop 1

 The first stretch goal is at £1200 - all pledges at the 'flagon of ale' level or above will receive a free miniature- the dwarf assassin- Snorri Einarsson
UPDATE:  Goal reached!   Snorri the dwarf assassin is now unlocked and will be added free of charge to all pledges at flagon and above.

Snorri Einarsson - stretch bonus
Snorri Einarsson - stretch bonus

  Some call him 'sensei' (because he tells them to), some call him 'the masked avenger' (because he forces them to) but most call him 'that lunatic Snorri Einarsson'.
  It's rare for a dwarf to head to sea, but Snorri was always the black sheep of his family and in his youth he set out to earn his fortune on the great trading ships. News would eventually reach his clan that he was lost at sea, his ship sank with all hands, however Snorri made it to shore, shipwrecked in the Far East armed with nothing but his wits (what remained of them).
  When the dwarves find themselves hard pressed a mysterious figure sometimes appears to turn the tide of battle, brandishing a pair of wickedly sharp swords that are obviously not dwarf-made. He believes his mask conceals his true identity, but every dwarf knows it's Snorri, back from his travels. Most of them think he is a bit crazy, though his prowess with swords is undeniable. They don't know where he's been or who taught him his swordsmanship, but he's definitely a good lad to have on your side in a scrap.

Stretch Goal #2 at £1500   UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
If we reach £1500 we will add a dwarf apprentice miniature, this will be available to add at all pledge levels for the kickstarter exclusive price of just £2.00 
Simply increase your pledged amount by £2 to add him, he will be letter code L

wizard's apprentice -work in progress
wizard's apprentice -work in progress

Stretch Goal #3 at £1750   UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Every pledge at the Flagon of ale level and above will receive a free accessory sprue, to customise their warband. Exact contents to be confirmed, but will most likely be a small assortment of belt pouches or bags, some weapons, an extra shield, that sort of thing -pictures to follow. 

Stretch Goal #4 at £2000  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Dwarf Brewmaster. This is an unlocked add-on miniature just like the wizards apprentice, he can be added to any existing pledge by increasing the pledged amount by just £2.00.
Part medic, part morale officer, this veteran brewer keeps the warband going with copious quantities of ale.
Got a bit chopped off? have a pint!  
A bit scared of that goblin horde? have a pint!  
sculpt is in progress, pictures as soon as available.

Stretch Goal #5 at £2250  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
More bits! we'll add another sprue of accessories to every pledge

Stretch Goal #6 at £2500  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Dwarf King's Guard, this armoured captain is the King's most trusted companion. (He's also a major badass).  £2.00 add on

Stretch Goal #7 at £3000  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Dwarven Ranger - leather armour, cloaked, with a staff and slung bow
£2.00 add on.

Stretch Goal #8 at £3500  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Tracker boar, not a boarhound but an actual boar, hairy fat and tusky (a lot like its' owner). This is a free bonus miniature added to all pledges at the flagon level and above. You may also add additional boars to your pledge, price to be confirmed.

Stretch Goal #9  at £3750  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Thug #1  This will allow you to add a lightly armed and equipped basic dwarf troop to your pledge for just £2.00  simply increase your pledge by this amount for each added thug #1

Stretch Goal #10 at £4000  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Thug #2  This will allow you to add a lightly armed and equipped basic dwarf troop to your pledge for just £2.00 simply increase your pledge by this amount for each added thug

Stretch Goal #11 at £5000  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Dwarven sharpshooter in winter gear, armed with long musket, on cross country skis. £2.00 add-on 

Stretch Goal #12 at £6000  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
Barbarian dwarf- a berserker dwarf in really not enough clothing.
This is a £2.00 add-on  

Stretch Goal #13 at £6500  UPDATE: GOAL REACHED 
This is the final stretch goal.
Dwarven scribe. This dwarf is simply attired and carries scrolls and parchments. He could be used as a wizards apprentice or an npc too.
Increase your pledge by £2.00 to add the scribe. 

Final Stretch Goal #14 at £7000 UPDATE: GOAL REACHED
this is a variant of the guard captain pictured below, but without helmet and in a slightly different pose, he can be added to your pledge for £2.00

We will send out a questionnaire after the kickstarter ends to collect your information and pledge add-ons.

captain of the guard
captain of the guard

And even though it's a work in progress, here is a preview of the brewmaster that we had to share, becuase just look at this guy! :-) 

brewmaster wip
brewmaster wip

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 The Flagon of Ale pledge level gets you the original warband of 10 dwarves plus any free stretch goals and the possibility of the following add-ons         Flagon pledge  £25
Wizard's apprentice  +£2
Master brewer  +£2
Guard Captain  +£2
Ranger/tracker  +£2
Thug #1   +£2
Thug #2   +£2
Marksman on skis  +£2 
Barbarian  +£2
Scribe  +£2
Guard Captain variant  +£2
Santa/thief  +£2       Total so far £47   
includes snorri the assassin, tracker boar and bonus sprues.

The completist total if we reach our final £6500 stretch goal will be £45
This will get you a total of 20 dwarves, a boar and some sprues of extras. We plan to keep the pledge management open for backers until we are close to shipping so there can be late additions, it is highly likely that we will have some conversions available of the special dwarf add-ons unlocked during this campaign.   

Risks and challenges

We have already delivered one miniatures kickstarter, this one is smaller in scope as well as being physically smaller miniatures that are easier to mould and cast so we expect to deliver without any problems. I have set the fulfillment as August 2016 though it could well be earlier than this.
All mould making and casting will be handled in house, we have been running a metal miniature production and distribution business for the past 15 years.
Because all the moulding and manufacture will be done by us we have been able to keep the pledge costs low, that's our thank you to you for helping us bring this range to life.

Why Kickstarter? well, we are a small company without a huge budget for new miniatures. Using kickstarter lets us get a new range into production comparatively quickly and hopefully covers enough of the sculpting costs to allow us to commission more miniatures straight away. It also gives you the opportunity to get some nice figures at less than retail price with the possibility of some free extras too.

International shipping- we have kept the non-EU shipping low as we are a VAT registered company, purchases sent outside the EU are not liable for vat so the vat that would be charged on the shipment will be used to offset the discounted shipping rate.

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    Dwarf King and Wizard
    5 spearmen, 5 swordsmen,
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