The aim of this project is to produce a new range of 28mm oriental style fantasy miniatures for collectors and for use in rpg and tabletop wargames.
The figures have been hand-sculpted by Igor Karpov, known for his work on the Ratnik/Lead Adventure Astropolis, Dwarves, Post-Apocalyptic and Bruegelburg ranges.
The models will be cast in White Metal and come with 25mm plasic slotta bases.
Many months’ worth of journeying overland, beyond the Dwarven holds of the Hazy Higlands, beyond the untamed steppes lies the Khanate of Noresmi, centred on the bustling city of the same name. Founded in a fertile river vale at the junction of two ancient trading routes, it provided travellers with much-welcome rest on their voyages east and west, north and south.
Its might and riches grew over the generations, placing the Khan-Sultans of Noresmi among the high powers of the region. Fortunes waxed and waned as time passed, but with more caravans travelling east in search of the riches of the Orient, the current Khan-Sultan is shrewdly working to ensuring Noresmi dominance while maintaining a subtle network of alliances with surrounding realms great and small.
To the traveller from the Bruegellands, the city of Noresmi is a place of wonders. As one descends into the valley, spires and domes of ivory and gold come into view, gleaming brightly in the sunlight. Spices and dyes, gems and fine textiles, livestock and other exotic creatures are brought from near and far by well-equipped caravans, bartered, sold and transhipped to other caravans, or sold to regional patrons on the markets of the city itself.
Previously a rare occasion, the Grand Occidental Caravan now sets out every few years to travel to the cities of the West, often to visit and trade at the Great Fairs of Bruegelburg.
His Excellency, the Grand Vizier (NOR-01)
The most trusted confidant of His Highness, the Grand Vizier is the chief courtier and administrator of the highest affairs of state.
His Highness, the Khan-Sultan of Noresmi (NOR-02)
Ruler of the City and the surrounding lands of many leagues, the current Khan-Sultan hails from a long line of rulers, some weak, some strong, some cunning, some naïve. Having traveled with the Grand Caravans in his youth, he is determined to maintain and expand Noresmi’s standing, yet keeps court in the lavish style expected in this part of the world.
The Khan-Sultan’s Wife and the Royal Chancellor (NOR-03)
From a marriage of reason to cement an alliance with a neighbouring state grew respect and love – these days, the Khan-Sultan’s wife takes great interest in her husband’s duties and advises him as the need arises. Rumour has it that the rode out as a Warrior-Princess, but who would dare to ask her about it?
Supervising the Khan-Sultan’s treasuries, the Royal Chancellor is traditionally appointed from the most successful and proven members of the trader aristocracy.
Wise Men of the East (NOR-04)
Knowledge is not a commodity as easily traded as more tangible goods, but still in high demand. The Khan-Sultan, following the example of his great-grandfather, expanded his court by maintaining an academy of sages to collect the wisdom of the world.
Merchants of Noresmi (NOR-05)
When it comes to preparing a Grand Caravan, the Khan-Sultan summons the foremost merchants of the city, as well as the most-renowned travellers to plan out this great venture. But with trade being such an important part of Noresmian daily life, one will very likely meet those notables on the markets, at their trade houses, remarkably comparable to the Kontors of Bruegelburg.
Advisors to the Court (NOR-06)
As merchants grow in age and esteem, it is customary to hand over the daily running of business to their successors. The most esteemed among them may find themselves appointed Advisor to the Court, as the Khan-Sultans seek to put their knowledge and experience to good use (and keep an eye on those of great ambition).
Courtier of the Hillfolk and Servant (NOR-07)
In ages past, when the Dwarfs were more adventurous, some clans set out to claim new lands in the East. They maintained some of their ancestral reclusiveness, but some dwell in the city of Noresmi itself, working as blacksmiths and goldsmiths, where their prodigal skill find great acclaim and may even lead to a place on the Khan-Sultan’s council.
The Cuisinier Royal (NOR-08)
Noresmian cuisine is known for its exotic combination of foods, spices and specialties from all over the world. Only the most skilled and trusted cooks find themselves appointed to the court kitchens, and closely watched due to their sensitive position.
Male Servants (NOR-09)
The Khan-Sultan’s palace guard maintains a continuous presence on the streets of the city. Still, there are some areas where only the shrewdest and toughest servants are sent to conduct their masters’ business.
The Tax Collectors (NOR-10)
In order to pay for his court, but also to maintain roads, bridges and other public institutions, the Khan-Sultan levies various taxes and duties. Guarded by trusted palace guards, Tax Collectors are a common sight during market days and at the time of every third moon.
Despite the strange smells, uncommon sights and sounds, life in the city is broadly similar to that in Bruegelburg. On market days, one will meet people from all walks of life.
Palace Guards (NOR-12)
Palace Guards are hand-picked from veterans of the standing army. It is a posting of high repute, and many a guardsman retired to become chief bodyguard to powerful merchants favoured by the Khan-Sultan.
Master of the Armies with Herald (NOR-13)
One of the most trusted positions on the Khan-Sultan’s court, the Master of the Armies is the chief commander of the palace guard and the small standing army maintained to keep peace along the trade routes.
Master of the Guard with Herald (NOR-14)
The Master of the Guard is subordinate to the Master of the Armies. Commanding the palace guard, he is directly responsible for the safety of the court and the peace of the city.
Female Servants (NOR-15)
Servants in Noresmi, be they slaves, serfs or bonded freemen are a common sight in the palaces of the rich.
We are sure you want rather spend your money in Noresmian Nights instead of paying expensive shipping. So we did our best to keep shipping costs low and transparent for everybody.
Germany - 6 Euro
Rest of World - 10 Euro
In some cases this might happen. The shipping collected with the pledges covers all choices of up to 1 kg, If this weigh is exceeded, then international shipping will increase by 10 Euros per additional full kg, Shipping inside Germany is flat and will not increase.
For your estimation: The weight of a Grand Vizier pledge with the riders, musicians and Stretch Goals is just under 1 kg.
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Oriental silhouette free vector art via Vecteezy.com
Risks and challenges
Risk is minimal. We are an experienced miniatures company who have operated successfully for more than five years and are well-known for our reliability. Our previous Kickstarter Campaigns, Bruegelburg, Dwarven Gold Fever, Astropolis, Astropolis II and Denizens of the Smog were funded, produced and delivered well within the planned time schedule, and the experience gathered with these campaigns was used to further improve our fulfilment process.
As illustrated by the pictures, the figures have already been sculpted. The master moulds are already produced. If this project is funded, we can immediately initiate creation of the production moulds, so that we will be able to commence the initial production run right after completion of the Kickstarter. Based on previous experience with our suppliers, we expect the first miniatures to be delivered six to eight weeks following completion of the campaign. This means that you may already receive your figures as early as April 2019. In any case, we will continuously publish updates on progress and project steps and milestones.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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