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Ancient Empires rise and fall! Can you conquer the ancient world with the War and Empire Miniatures Game.
Ancient Empires rise and fall! Can you conquer the ancient world with the War and Empire Miniatures Game.
Ancient Empires rise and fall! Can you conquer the ancient world with the War and Empire Miniatures Game.
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We want to put into production a large range of 15mm Ancients miniatures covering the Macedonian & Punic Wars and to fund the molding and pre-production costs we are coming to Kickstarter.

With over 150 moulds to produce we are looking to raise £20,000 to cover this initial cost. Plus the cost of developing and printing the War & Empire rule book.

If we raise more capital we can press on and achieve more.

 Who are we?

Forged in Battle is the historical arm of West Wind Productions.

West Wind are a small family run British company run by Andy and Wendy Cooper and a small staff of employees.

War & Empire is my pet project (that's me Andy Cooper) I have always loved Ancient History, the battles of Carthage and Rome, the conquests of Alexander the Great. Over the last couple of years I have been slowly sculpting this Ancients Range of Miniatures and now Kickstarter has given me the opportunity to make it a reality.

What are the Macedonian & Punic Wars?

For more Info follow these links.

Are there going to be rules?

Yes! We have a game in development. Right now we have an author working on a great set of tabletop rules. War & Empire part 1 the Macedonian & Punic Wars.

You will find all the available Packs, Optional Extras and Starter Armies on the Pledge Manager.

1) I'm new to this type of game. 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)

Use our Pledge Manager below to help you keep track of your armies.

 If we hit our initial target we can create more armies for you to choose from, you can see a selection of the extra armies below.

Risks and challenges

Having successfully completed our first Kickstarter project Empire of the Dead Requiem. Check it out here, please look at the comments posted by our backers. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832150598/empire-of-the-dead-requiem-0 . 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.

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    AN OFFERING TO MITHRAS - Thank you for supporting our project.

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    WARLORD - 96 MINIATURES:- Choose any 4 packs of miniatures from the War & Empire Armies list.

    96 Miniatures (based on infantry packs)

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    Pledge £60 or more About $97

    STRATEGOS -192 MINIATURES + STRETCH GOALS:- Choose any 8 packs of miniatures from the War & Empire Armies list.

    192 Miniatures (based on infantry packs)

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    EMPEROR- EARLY BIRD 1 - 360 MINIATURES + STRETCH GOALS:- Choose a Starter Army (8 packs) plus 7 packs of miniatures from the War & Empire Armies list.

    360 Miniatures (based on infantry packs)

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    Pledge £95 or more About $153

    EMPEROR- EARLY BIRD 2 - 360 MINIATURES + STRETCH GOALS:- Choose a Starter Army (8 packs) plus 7 packs of miniatures from the War & Empire Armies list.

    360 Miniatures (based on infantry packs)

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    Pledge £100 or more About $161

    EMPEROR - 360 MINIATURES + STRETCH GOALS:- Choose a Starter Army (8 packs) plus 7 packs of miniatures from the War & Empire Armies list.

    360 Miniatures (based on infantry packs)

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    Pledge £200 or more About $322

    I'M SPARTACUS! - You will receive an Emperor Level Pledge

    Plus you can come along to West Wind HQ, spend a morning with the Sculptors, watch the mould making process and see miniatures being spin cast. Then its off to the pub for lunch on us with Wendy & Andy

    Time and date to be arranged with all backers on a mutually convenient date

    You will have to make your own way to West Wind HQ, we are located in Saddleworth in the UK.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $483

    DRAMATIS PERSONAE - You will receive an Emperor Level Pledge.

    Plus we will sculpt a General just for you. He can be any design you choose and mounted or dismounted ( on any steed, yes you can have an Elephant or a Chariot)

    This will be a one off sculpt, a unique miniature.

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Funding period

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