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Demonworld Miniatures Isthak Army Book for 3rd edition.
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Demonworld Minis 3rd Ed. Isthak Army Book

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Welcome to Demonworld. The lands of the world called Garin are covered in thousands of years of history and legend. They harbor numerous secrets and dangers, as well as the bones of generations, the victims of seemingly unending wars. Demonworld's miniatures war game lets you take command of the armies of Tinere, the northern-most continent of Garin, and create epic battles between Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and the races of the nefarious Isthak. 

We here at FASA Games, Inc are producing a fifth book in our Demonworld Miniatures game. Previously, we had brought you the Core Rules book, and three army books: the Dwarves, the Thain, and the Elves. Now we are pleased to announce the Isthak! In this, the fourth Army book, we reveal just who the Isthak are, and what capabilities they bring to the battlefield.

We on the Demonworld team have been busy, and we are happy to say that the Isthak Army Book for the DEMONWORLD Miniatures game is almost ready! This 128-page book includes chapters on rules for play, stats for all of the Isthak units, spells, a set of pre-generated game scenarios, options for customizing your game, and plenty of history and detail about the Ice Lords of Isthak and their allies. The Units chapter includes photos for all 39 varieties of miniature packs, most with variant poses. 

If you haven't played Demonworld 3rd Edition yet, let us tell you about some of the changes we have made from the previous edition. The new edition introduces the U18 rules, which highlights a more open battle style. Rather than playing on a hexagon-based map, you move your troops around on an open field, making measurements and movement in inches. This form of play allows you to customize your battlefield in any way you choose; add buildings, lay out hazardous terrain, and create higher elevations however you want! The Core Rules Book also offers a guide for creating your own units and heroes, making the possibilities truly endless and 100% customized to your play style.   

Continuing with the addition of Commanders into the ranks, the Isthak offer 23 Hero figures. These personalities bring all kinds of new cruelty to the Isthak. Warriors, Warlocks, Necromancers, and mounted knights take command and introduce new dynamics and come equipped with a few artifacts, as well. 

The most exciting addition to the 3rd Edition Isthak army are the three band new sculptures we get to reveal in this Kickstarter: 

The Iceborn Cur

The Stone Sentinel

The Golaith of Nordag

We believe that Demonworld is like nothing else available today. Our 15mm pewter miniatures have incredible detail that you really have to see to believe. The miniatures are popular amongst painters who love the detail we offer and want to expand their collection and are used by gamers in other platforms as well. They also make a great choice for character figures in tabletop RPGs. There is a lot to love about this collection of figures, not to mention the game itself. 

Snow Trolls painted by Mike Barker
Snow Trolls painted by Mike Barker

As we said before, the Isthak Army Book is almost ready. The text has all been written, edited, and set in layout. We just need to put the finishing touches like photography and art into the Isthak book before we are ready to get it to the printers and into your hands. Your pledge will help secure the last few pieces of art needed to make the book truly special. We are proud of the work that we do and feel privileged to be able to bring you these products.

We have been offering previews and updates on our blog at that give insights into the world of Garin, the history between these races, and what new units are coming to the Isthak army. 

You can also view our full range of existing miniatures, both classic and new U18 editions, provided by Ral Partha Europe

The world of Garin has been in a state of upheaval since the demons returned from The Void twenty years ago. The disparate races on the continent of Tinere were caught completely by surprise by the invasion and have been scrambling to defend their territories from the demons. The forces of the Isthak have used this unexpected chaos to their advantage, letting the demons run loose over their enemies' lands and making further plans while the other races are good and distracted. Commanded by the half-elf Rhagai, an racial anomaly  in the world and the demon's link to the plane of life, the Ishtak nurture plans that target all of Tinere and bring the Void ever closer to Garin. 

Beastmen are the Isthak's foot soldiers and shock troops. They are savage, strong, nearly fearless, and mostly capable of following orders, or at least following the strongest leader. No one is really sure how long the Beastmen have been on Garin, not even themselves. They're very good an raiding villages and taking prisoners when they're needed. They seem to take special pleasure in razing human settlements and make no secret of their penchant for looting at every opportunity. Since they are not overly blessed with and abundance of intelligence, they are usually found under the command of at least one Ice Witch. 

Beastmen revel in their latest conquest.
Beastmen revel in their latest conquest.

The Ice Witches of Harane are even more vile and sadistic than the Beastmen they command. Theirs is a matriarchal society. In fact, there are no males of their race. They procreate with the male slaves they capture and always produce female offspring. Every Ice Witch has magical ability to some degree. Many are powerful casters and can obliterate their enemies without ever getting a good look at them, but just as many enjoy getting their hands bloody in martial combat. They jumped at the offer to join Rhagai's campaign of domination and were some of his first allies in the north. 

Ice Giants prefer to keep out of the business of the world, but when they realized that they would either lose all of their frozen lands or, at worst, go extinct without the power of the Lord of Ice, choosing sides was an uncomplicated matter. Ice Giants, while not inherently evil, have no qualms about smashing humans. Especially ones who trespass into their territory near Nordag.

The Ice Lords are the generals of the Isthak forces. They are Rhagai's direct subordinates, the biggest cogs in the machine, and they are the ones who make sure everything moves forward as their commander desires. There are currently five Ice Lords representing the Humans, Ice Withces, Ice Giants, and Bestmen, as well as Melghur of Death, and undead wraith and Rhagai's right-hand. 

Poligaunt the Crusher, Beastman Icelord
Poligaunt the Crusher, Beastman Icelord

In addition to the listed reward levels, we are happy to offer several add-ons to our generous backers. As mentioned before, the Core Rules Book and the Dwarf, Thain, and Elf army books are in print and ready to ship, as well as their respective armies. As an add-on in the post-campaign survey, backers are welcome to request that any of these products be added to their shipment:   

$25.00  Miniatures Corebook

$18.00  Dwarf Army Book Print

$10.00 Dwarf Army book PDF

$18.00  Thain Army Book Print

$10.00 Thain Army Book PDF

$18 Elf Army Book Print

$10 Elf Army Book PDF

$8.99 NEW Stone Sentries unit pack

$8.99 NEW Iceborn Cur unit pack

$40.49 NEW Goliath of Nordag unit pack

$1.50 (each) Pack of 5 pewter bases

$60.00 Isthak Undead starter army

  • 1x U18-4232 Skeleton Warriors 
  • 1x U18-4231 Skeletons with Bows
  • 1x U18-4219 Skeleton Riders
  • 1x U18-4221 Death Knights
  • 1x U18-4220 Zombies
  • 1x U18-4226 Warlocks and Necromancers 

$60.00 Isthak Beastman starter army

  • 1x U18-4201 Beastmen with hand weapons
  • 1x U18-4202 Beastmen with spears
  • 1x U18-4203 Armored Beastmen
  • 1x U18-4204 Beastmen Berserkers
  • 1x U18-4205 Beastmen Polar Bear Riders
  • 1x U18-4227 Beastmen Commanders
Beastman Berserkers painted by Mike Barker
Beastman Berserkers painted by Mike Barker

$60.00 Wood Elf Starter Army

  • 2x U18-4301 Wood Elf Archers
  • 1x U18-4302 Wood Elf Spearmen
  • 1x U18-4303 Wood Elf Skirmishers
  • 1x U18-4309 Wood Elf Swordmasters
  • 1x U18-4310 Wood Elf Mounted Rangers
  • 1x U18-4330 Elf Commanders

$60.00 High Elf Starter Army

  • 1x U18-4314 High Elf Heavy Infantry
  • 1x U18-4315 High Elf Swordsmen
  • 2x U18-4316 High Elf Archers
  • 1x U18-4313 High Elf Heavy Cavalry
  • 1x U18-4303 Wood Elf Skirmishers
  • 1x U18-4330 Elf Commanders

$60 Dwarf Starter Army

  • 1x U18-4402 Dwarven Heavy Clan Warriors
  • 1x U18-4403 Dwarven Clan Veterans
  • 2x U18-4406 Dwarven Arquebusiers
  • 1x U18-4414 Dwarven Dragon Thunder mortar
  • 1x U18-4416 Dwarven Pony Riders
  • 1x U18-4430 Dwarven Heroes pack

$60 Thain Starter Army

  • 2x U18-4501 Archers
  • 1x U18-4503 Spearmen
  • 1x U18-4507 The King's Wolves
  • 1x U18-4518 Gar'arryd Cavalry
  • 1x U18-4524 Boar Spirit
  • 1x U18-4526 Banner of the High King
  • 1x U18-4528 Thain Heroes pack

$60 Empire Starter Army

  • 1x U18-4101 Noble Foot soldiers
  • 1x U18-4103 Mounted Knights of the Order
  • 1x U18-4105 Knights of the Order
  • 1x U18-4106 Empire Heroes and Commanders
  • 1x U18-4112 Noble Crossbow Archers
  • 1x U18-4113 Noble Longbow Archers
  • 1x U18-4114 Foot soldiers

$60 Orc Starter Army

  • 2x U18-4001 Light Archers
  • 1x U18-4002 Light Sword bearers
  • 1x U18-4003 Orc Guard
  • 1x U18-4006 Wolf Riders
  • 1x U18-4008 Heroes and Commanders
  • 1x U18-4011 Spear Bearers

Please add $8.00 per army and $2.00 per book for shipping add-ons.

We know that once you get a close look at our miniatures and test out the game, you will feel the same way we do. Demonworld is special and we want to share it with as many people as possible.   

 If interest is strong enough, we will be able to unlock stretch goals, so please share our campaign with your gaming community.   

Successful campaigns like this one will help us keep things coming in the not-too-distant future. Our next planned project is the Orc Army Book. The Orcs are a tribal people that live for nothing more than battle and glory. The coming of the demons was, at first, a welcome opportunity to test their strengths, but as the invasion continued, they have begun to realize they might not be able to take on this challenge and survive. Our hope is to be able to complete this and future projects for our fans. Once our current project is complete and out the door, we will be able to provide more detailed information on upcoming content and products. We do plan on continuing updating the armies from Second Edition Demonworld, including the humans of the Empire and the Goblins, as well as adding some exciting new forces that have never been published.  

Risks and challenges

All projects carry risk. Learning from our past efforts, we want to minimize the project risks as much as possible. As mentioned above, the Isthak Army Book has been written, edited, laid out, and most of the art has been added. All that remains to complete these products is to finish the art and print the books. We've worked with these artists and printer before and they are proven professionals.

While there is always the possibility of something unexpected cropping up, we believe that the chance of completion of these books is very high. We will, of course, always try to keep you updated as the process moves along.

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