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By Igor Ryabchuk
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Hi guys! 

This kickstarter is aimed at financing the mechanised section for a wargame faction from a fictional universe I’m working on. The faction will be manufactured at suitable size to use it in wargames like Warhammer 40k, Mantic Warpath, Infinity. In my spare time I play WH40k and Infinity often and a bit of Warpath. While I like the miniatures there, I felt that in some cases the creators were leaving some lore options out of production, so I thought of creating factions, which would fit in all of them, but at the same time would have their own style. Some of the miniatures will be suitable not only for 28mm wargames, but also for 15mm and 6mm wargames like Epic WH40k for example.

I know a few very talented people, who have helped me in the creation and preparation phase of this kickstarter and therefore they deserve to be mentioned here.

The 3d modeller of Rapier, Guardian, Wolverine & the designer of Assault Suit MK.I - http://avitus12.deviantart.com

The designer of Rapier, Guardian, Wolverine - http://ianskie1.deviantart.com

The designer of Heavy Support Suit MK.1 - http://darklostsoul86.deviantart.com 

The designer of "Overseer" - http://edsfox.deviantart.com 

The designer of "Bug Hunter" - http://tekka-croe.deviantart.com 

Sculpter of Heavy Assault Suit MK.I, Heavy Support Suit MK.1, "Overseer", "Bug Hunter" master models - http://wargamesterrainworkshop.co.uk/?page_id=10

Brushes for the logo: http://www.obsidiandawn.com (Tech Brushes) http://z-design.deviantart.com (Z-DESIGN Tech Brushes Set v5 by z-design)

Here is a bit of the lore of the universe, where the factions interact with each other: 

2094 – the Human kind began colonising the Solar System and meeting the other races 

2115 – UFW (United Federated Worlds) is founded 

2117 – USR (Union of Scientific Republics) and Arabic Protectorate are founded 

2120 – Livarian Consulitate separates from Arabic Protectorate, the Scholarity of Kuruz-Na’r gains independence from USR.

2157 – UFW discovers a new energy mineral - Melchar. It is used for production of inter-space engines and later weapons. UFW declares its monopoly over the resource, which is mainly found within its borders. 

2174 – C.O.N.D.O.R. (Circle Of Nations Defending the Order and Relations ) is created to fulfill UN functions in space 2185 – political debates about the uses of Melchar among the members of C.O.N.D.O.R. 

2190 – Livarian Consulitate states that the UFW has no right to monopolize the resource and begins its own mining operations on its own territory, without technological help of UFW. 

2191 - a military conflict later known as 'Livarian Spring' broke out. A civil war within the Consulitate began as a result of several acts of bombing by an unknown military force in the Livarian colonies. 

Humanity, established in hundreds of worlds throughout the known universe, an independent interstellar entity formerly known as Development And Research weapons manufacturing company of Kuruz-Na'r, now acts as a private military company as well as develops and test weapons during contracts all around the colonised space. The Scholarity uses its planet as a base of operations and maintains the political name, but in reality the military sector runs both the inner and outer politics. The civil war in Livarian space was started by D.A.R.K. or to be more precise the P.M.C. was paid to do that by UFW, who do not want to lose their dominant position to rising Livarian leader, Maummar Fidadak. 

The P.M.C.s' research sector has created a number of deadly machines, which are employed by a large number of military forces, but they have also left some creations purely for themselves to maintain the advantage. These include 4 mech suits, which can function both with and without pilots.

I. The Assault Battle Suit MK.I - 7cm height

II. The Rapier - 54mm height

III. The Guardian - 54mm height

IV. The Wolverine - 54mm height

About the stretch goal. The Universal Military Mech «Omnifex» is a 100mm machine of death, which can be outfitted with a range of weaponry from machine guns to plasma cannons. It also has two walking options: Bipedal Quadrupedal 

Funding phases:  
1600 - production of the 4 main mech miniatures (Assault Battlesuit MK. 1, Wolverine, Guardian, Rapier) 

2000 - 100mm UMM "Omnifex" open as an add-on

Add-ons:

8 GBP - any of the 4 mechsuits (Rapier, Guardian, Wolverine, MK.1)

21 GBP - Universal Infantry Section - 3-man squad of "Overseers" (each additional is 7 GBP)

21 GBP - Heavy Support - 3-man squad of "Heavy Support Suit MK.1" (each additional is 7 GBP)

I already have the master models, the models are not simply 3d models.

The next phase, which is a bit tricky, is the production. Why is it tricky? Because I need the money for the production.

Speaking about the production itself, I will be using the services of http://www.cmamoldformltd.co.uk, who have produced wonderful miniatures castings for http://www.hawkwargames.com 

To have a better understanding of the scale the miniatures are going to be manufactured here is a comparison photo.

GW models (XV8 and XV88 Battlesuits) and Wargames factory model (Yari Ashigaru) are shown for scale comparison  purposes only.

Risks and challenges

The possible risk is with our stretch goal, which is that it’s only in 3d model form at the moment, so depending on the funding level he may or may not get produced.

Another thing is that I don’t have the capacity of a miniatures company to ship off packages at very high speed. This doesn’t mean that I can't ship them. I can and I will. This only means that it will take time.

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