Welcome to "Dark Ages" a comprehensive, modern and high quality range of 15mm pewter Ancients miniatures for gaming. This is Phase III of the War & Empire project.
We are running this Kickstarter to help fund the cost of moulding and production for Part III of the War & Empire project, which will allow us to add to the existing range.
This range will cover the armies from the decline of Rome in the fourth century to the rise of Byzantium. Our range ends with the battle of Manzikert in 1071 and the decline of the Byzantine Empire.
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.
This campaign is all about the miniatures, check out the video for an in depth look.
Add-ons are extras you can pledge for in addition to a pledge level.
Pledging and selecting Optional Add-ons
To add an Optional Add-on, click “Manage my Pledge” in the top right corner of the Kickstarter page and input the total value of everything you want. For example, if you’re at Emperor (£120) and want to add a set of the War & Empire rules to your pledge simply increase your pledge by £10 making your Total Pledge £130.
The War & Empire rule set will be a 120 page softback book.
The format will be 17cm x 24cm. We are making this an optional extra.
To add the War & Empire rule book now to your pledge simply add £10 to your Pledge level total (book after Kickstarter RRP £15)
- the rules are designed with 15mm miniatures in mind.
- with intuitive game play.
- easy to pick up.
- fast playing 1-2hrs.
- no complex charts
- great variety of combat results allowing for some real Hollywood moments
- supported by a massive range of miniatures to build and collect your armies.
The rules act as a core system supported by an extensive collection of army cards. Each army has a set of cards covering each unit type within the army. Any special rules for a unit are included on their card. Army cards will be available from the Forged in Battle website as a print and play download PDF. There will be a small charge for this compendium.
A few sample pages from the rule book.
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.
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.
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)
Add-ons are extras you can pledge for in addition to a pledge level to really sweeten the deal!
Pledging and selecting Optional Add-ons
To add an Optional Add-on, click “Manage my Pledge” in the top right corner of the Kickstarter page and input the total value of everything you want. For example, if you’re at Emperor (£120) and want to add a set of the war & Empire rules to your pledge simply increase your pledge by £10 making your Total Pledge £130.
Risks and challenges
We have completed three successful Kickstarter projects, Empire of the Dead Requiem, War & Empire I, War & Empire II and we are currently completing fulfillment on our Panzer Mech Kickstarter.
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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