About this project
Welcome to "Legions of Rome", a comprehensive, modern and high quality range of 15mm pewter Ancients miniatures for gaming. This is Phase II of the War & Empire project.
We are running this Kickstarter to help fund the cost of moulding and production for Part II of the War & Empire project, which will allow us to add to the existing range and to create another ten of the most popular Ancient armies.
This range will cover the armies of Imperial Rome including Augustan Roman Legions, 1st Century Roman Legions, 2nd Century Roman Legions, Dacians, Picts, Sassanids, Maccabean Jewish, Early Franks, Early Saxons and ............
We have already completed the majority of the design/sculpting for the above armies, and we are now looking for the funding to allow us to cover the costs of putting these 10 new armies into production. If we reach our funding goal we can do this straight away, and our plan is to be ready to deliver these new armies to backers by June 2016, if not sooner.
We are 100% committed to fulfilling all our pledges before any War & Empire product goes on sale. We ensure backers receive their rewards before any one else, at the very best price and quality, with top notch customer service. This has been the case with all our previous Kickstarters and to date all rewards from these are fully fulfilled.
A few samples of what's planned...........
Below is a sample of what you can expect from our Kickstarter. This shows you just what you can do with the basic Emperor Pledge level. Here we have a classic Roman Legion from the first Century AD.
The Starter Army gives you four packs of Legionaries, two packs of Auxilia infantry, one pack of Auxilia cavalry and one pack of Syrian archers.
You still have an additional seven packs to spend. If you wanted to expand this army you could add four packs of Legionaries, two packs of Auxilia infantry and a pack of Syrian archers.
Of course this is just an example and you can choose any army composition you would like.
One of a kind Pledge Levels only ever available via Kickstarter.
UNIQUE I - This Reward includes a framed original art work "Centurion" by the project creator, plus an Emperor Level Backer Reward.
Our initial goal of £10,000 will allow us to put into production and fulfil a comprehensive range of 15/18mm pewter miniatures for the Legionaries of the Augustan reforms right through to the late Second Century Legions. That includes the classic Roman Legionaries wearing Lorica Segmentata armour.
The list below shows our current goal, if we hit our funding target we have more armies planned......
Hitting our original goal has allowed us to open up a selection of the original War & Empire range.
Where it says ARMY this means that all the Packs from that ARMY are available to choose, simply add the appropriate amount to your Pledge.
Add these at the same Pack Price Level as your Backer Pledge.
For example if you are an Emperor then the Pack Price will be £7, Legate you need to add £8 per pack and Centurion you need to add £9 per pack.
The Armies will all be on the Pledge Manager under the troop selection page.
Where it says NEW PACK, this is a completely new Pack of miniatures that we have not yet released. When unlocked, these can be chosen too.
Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship.This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all. We will collect this via our 'backer only' website whilst managing your pledge and after the Kickstarter campaign.
Work is almost complete on the War & Empire Rules, they are now in their third incarnation and we are very happy with the flavour and mechanics. This is the set we are settled on. Our vision is to develop a set of rules to allow wargaming friends, to play a good sized game (around 10 units per side) that could be concluded in an evening, has a historical feel, provides a level of unpredictability and would allow for those ‘Hollywood’ moments we believe gamers enjoy. There are many good rules and mechanisms already available to gamers out there and the challenge for us has been to bring something different to the table that will give, what we hope, is an enjoyable and challenging game.
It is our intention to release a ‘beta’ version of the rules during the course of this campaign to allow our backers, old and new, to use them and provide feedback on what works well, what needs further work and identify any gaps.
1) I'm new to this type of game. Once the Pledge Manager goes live, this calculator will help you keep track of your pledge. You can choose from one of the War & Empire Starter Armies. We have put together a Starter Army for each nation in the campaign. These armies offer a nicely balanced core of troop types, perfect for getting started.
2) You know what you want. OK, you can choose any combination of packs from the War & Empire list.
Our Miniatures are in Packs (unpainted)
Infantry Pack 24 models (with many variants)
Cavalry Pack 12 models (12 horses + 12 riders) (with many variants)
Camelry Pack 8 models (8 camels + 8 riders) (with many variants)
2-horse light chariot (3 models)(with variants)
4-horse heavy chariot (2 models)
Elephants (2 models)
(Packs contain command models where appropriate)
Our Miniatures are cast in pewter (not suitable for children)
Risks and challenges
We have completed two successful Kickstarter projects, Empire of the Dead Requiem and War & Empire 1
Check them out here to see the positive comments posted by our backers:-
We feel confident that we can fulfill this project in a timely fashion. Having all our processes in house allows us to keep a very close eye on all aspects of design, production and fulfillment. This ensures the highest quality product. We also pride ourselves on communicating with our backers keeping them up to date on progress and dealing with enquiries promptly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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