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A set of five 28mm metal miniatures representing bio-engineered apes for use with any Sci-Fi wargame or RPGs
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Welcome to PROJECT SIMIAN ULTRA X

In the not too distant future, a secret military project was initiated to create a genetically engineered soldier that was specialized for stealth, reconnaissance, infiltration, and assassination. The project was known as SIMIAN ULTRA X and combined the DNA of ape, human, and flying squirrel. 

You can now have these strange bio soldiers available in 28mm pewter miniatures to use in your favorite wargame or RPG system, or better yet, play the SIMIAN ULTRA X campaign which we have written along with this project using Ganesha Games, fast, fun, and exciting MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS post apocalyptic miniature skirmish rules.   

PROJECT SCOPE

The goal of this project is to produce a set of five metal 28mm science fiction miniatures that can be used for any sci-fi, superhero, or even post-apocalyptic setting. The can easily be used in both tabletop wargames and RPGs. I have made a variety of poses and equipment to be as broadly usable as possible and match the scope of their special operations background. 

All five SIMIAN ULTRA X Miniatures
All five SIMIAN ULTRA X Miniatures

This projected started from my own love of classic 70's and 80's science fiction RPGs.  Many people have seen my original models and ask that I make them available to the general public.  The five painted miniatures shown in this project are already sculpted and ready to produce. The models used for painting where taken from the master pewter set which will be used to make production moulds to fulfill this Kickstarter. The funds collected from this project are used to recover the sculpting cost, make production moulds, and buy the materials required to make the models available to everyone.   Given the sculpting is already done, the manufacturing process is fairly quick, so if funded, I expect to be able to fulfill this project in less than 60 days.

Below are some detailed shots of each miniature we want to produce in this campaign.

SO YOU ARE TELLING ME THERE IS ALREADY A GAME SPECIFICALLY TO USE THESE MINIATURES?

For those who would like to have an 'off the shelf' game system to use these miniatures, we will be writing an official supplement for GANESHA GAMES excellent post-apocalyptic rules, MUTANTS AND DEATHRAY GUNS or MDRG for short. This mini supplement will featuring new rules for MDRG, stats for the simians and other project X creatures, background on the ultra X project, and six special missions written as story driven mini campaign to use the SIMIAN X miniatures on the tabletop. You may opt to include these with your miniature pledge if you like, but this is optional.

Simian Ultra X campaign book for MDRG
Simian Ultra X campaign book for MDRG

TELL ME MORE OF THIS MUTANTS AND DEATHRAY GUN GAME...

MUTANTS AND DEATHRAY GUNS is a fast-paced, skirmish level, post-holocaust, science fantasy miniature system for two or more players. Based on the popular Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics, the rules are simple and, above all, FUN.

After 200 years of war with nuclear and biochemical weapons, new races compete for supremacy over a scorched Earth. Pit your band of after-the-bomb desperadoes, mutant humanoids, sentient plants, robots, androids, hyper-evolved animals and zombie-like Wretched against the dangers of a wasted world. Face irradiated terrain, contagious diseases, aggressive life forms and malfunctioning equipment. Collect artifacts, find food, fight over scarce pools of uncontaminated water, and save your resources, because in the harsh post-apocalypse world every energy cell, every ration and every drop of water means the difference between life and death.

Have you got what it takes to survive?

Mutants and Death Ray Guns
Mutants and Death Ray Guns

Key Features of MDRG

  • Designed for fast-play, you can finish a battle in 30-45 minutes; play a mini-campaign in one evening!
  • Play with any single-based miniature, in any scale. Inexpensive and Convenient: play with as little as four miniatures per player.
  • The game requires little space -- a 3'x3' table is enough!
  •  Uses three sticks for easy measurement of movement and ranges!
  •  Includes many unique factions in the base game: Pure Humans, Androids, Mutants, Robots, Mutated Plants, Mutated Animals, and the disease-ridden Wretched!
  • 40 pre-generated characters to start playing immediately and six scenarios included.
  • Complete rules for physical and mental mutations along with rules for power armor, high-tech weapons and psionic powers!
  • Campaign Rules: your characters become better fighters, gain new mutations and equipment after every battle.

IF NOT ALREADY INCLUDED, YOU MAY ADD A COPY OF MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS TO YOUR PLEDGE BY INCREASING YOUR PLEDGE BY THE FOLLOWING.

+$8 = PDF COPY OF MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS

+$12 = HARD COPY BLACK AND WHITE 6"X9" COPY OF MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS.

If your pledge includes a printed version of a book, you will also receive the PDF version at no additional cost. This applies to any pledge level. If you get a printed book, you get the PDF version included at no extra cost.

If you are pledging at the Ultra X Commander level and want to upgrade a to printed version of the SIMIAN ULTRA X book, just add $7 to your pledge and you will get both PDF and printed versions.

SO WHAT HAPPENS IF A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE WEIRD COMMANDO MONKEYS?

Below is a little peak of some of the potential new miniature add ons that will be available if we exceed our funding goal. If unlocked, each miniature will have full stats included in the Ultra X campaign, as well as background and descriptions of how they fit into the overall Ultra X project.

SIMIAN ULTRA X STRETCH GOALS AND ADD-ONS

UNLOCKED: Jimbot-3000 warbot 

This can be chosen as one of the 15 models for Ultra X commander pledges or as a $4.00 add on to other pledges.

UNLOCKED: Til the Mutant Koala Bounty Hunter This can be chosen as one of the 15 models for Ultra X commander pledges or as a $4.00 add on to other pledges.

 

UNLOCKED: PLASMOID  A reward to our backers for getting us this far.  The Plasmoid exterminator will be included FREE with all pledges of $12.00 and above.  Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

Plasmoid Exterminator
Plasmoid Exterminator

@ $7,000 Archmantoid Drone available for a $4.00 pledge add on if unlocked. Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

WARNING:  This will be a complex, multi part model consisting of several small parts.  The components are a body, 6 legs, and two arms.  It requires care and patience to assemble.   Recommended for experienced miniature hobbyists.  

@ $8,000  Simian Ultra X officer in project X uniform. Available for a $4.00 pledge add on if unlocked. -Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

Officer in Ultra X suit
Officer in Ultra X suit

 @$9,000  Simian Heavy Weapons trooper. Available for a $4.00 pledge add on if unlocked.  Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

Heavy weapons trooper with gyrojet gun
Heavy weapons trooper with gyrojet gun

 @$10,000 Simian Wasteland Pirate. Available for a $4.00 pledge add on if unlocked. Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

Wasteland Pirate with gun and electric stun baton
Wasteland Pirate with gun and electric stun baton

 @ $12,000 More rewards!!  Simian Ultra X Scientist. Available FREE to all pledges if unlocked. Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

scientist with data pad/multiscanner
scientist with data pad/multiscanner

 @ $15,000 Morat pack available(3 minis) for $8.00 pledge add on if unlocked.  Currently available as a selection for Ultra X commander pledge level.

Morat Pack of 3 different poses
Morat Pack of 3 different poses

@ $18,000 Techno-Barbarian and companions (3 minis) available for $12.00 pledge add on if unlocked.

Techno-Barbarian and Companions.
Techno-Barbarian and Companions.

>$23,000  The Funganoid scourge is unleashed... a complete warband of 5 mutant minis.

OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Video music used courtesy of J L Fairclough of ThunderChild Miniatures www.tcminiatures.co.uk
  • The grating textured bases shown in the painted miniature picture where created by the artist for display purposes and are not part of the project.  The bases included with the miniatures will be plain, flat, un-textured, plastic slot bases.
  • Miniatures sculpted by Micah Nichols and Chad Hoverter.
  • All miniatures shown in this project were painted by Damon Richardson.
  • Game rules and digital artwork by Andrea Sfiligoi
  • EU and UK pledges will be produced and shipped by Alternative Armies in Scotland.
  • Asia Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand pledges will ship from Malaysia

You may visit our website at;

https://www.songofblades.com

or follow us on Facebook at;

https://www.facebook.com/ganeshagamesfantasy/

Risks and challenges

We have already successfully delivered two succesfull Kickstarter projects since last year. We firmly believe that the majority of the risk for a Kickstarter should be with the creator and not the backers. For this reason, we have already paid for the main sculpting and are ready to go into production once the project is funded.

The primary risk is there will be delays in sculpting any new miniatures added as a result of stretch goals. We have three very capable and talented sculptors who all have a consistent track record of delivering on time, but one can never predict unforeseen circumstances which could cause delays. To ensure the project is fulfilled, we also have a list of back up sculptors, in the very unlikely event the primary sculptor is unable to deliver.

We also work with well known and established casting companies that have been in the miniature industry for decades and have never missed a deadline.

We are very confident, that should the project fund we will be able to fulfill the project as described and within a reasonable time frame to our backers. We also ensure we have enough reserve funds for contingency to deal with any unexpected additional costs. If you backed our previous projects, you know we deliver and are a trustworthy company.

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    A PDF Copy of the SIMIAN ULTRA X rules and campaign for Mutants and Deathray Guns.

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    A printed versions of the SIMIAN ULTRA X rules and campaign expansion for Mutants and Deathray Guns game by Ganesha Games.

    Please note this is a black and white 6"x9" book approximately 80 pages.

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    MUTANT APE

    The complete set of 5 metal Mutant Apes.
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    Digital PDF copy of the SIMIAN ULTRA X campaign for MDRG

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    MUTANT BUNDLE DIGITAL

    The complete set of 5 metal Mutant Ape miniatures.
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    Digital PDF copy of the MUTANTS AND DEATH RAYGUN RULES (MDRG) by Ganesha Games
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    PDF Copy of the SIMIAN ULTRA X campaign for MDRG

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    MUTANT BUNDLE HARD COPY

    The complete set of 5 metal Mutant Ape miniatures.
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    Printed copy of the MUTANTS AND DEATH RAYGUN RULES (MDRG) by Ganesha Games
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    Printed copy of the SIMIAN ULTRA X campaign for MDRG

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    ULTRA X Commander(Early Bird)

    15 Ultra X miniatures of your choice from ANY available and unlocked miniature from this project.
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    3 weapon sprues containing a total of 15 weapons and equipment pieces to customize the firepower of your Simians. These weapons are exclusive and only available to this pledge level.
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    Digital PDF Copy of the Simian Ultra X Campaign book
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    ULTRA X Commander

    15 Ultra X miniatures of your choice from ANY available and unlocked miniature from this project.
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    3 weapon sprues containing a total of 15 weapons and equipment pieces to customize the firepower of your Simians. These weapons are exclusive and only available to this pledge level.
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    GENETIC ENGINEER

    You will work with Ganesha Games designer and artist, Andrea Sfiligoi to design your very own mutant\engineered animal or plant miniature. The miniatures must be approximately 'man size'(36mm high) but can be almost anything from your imagination. We will then sculpt your creation and give you 3 pewter copies, plus the original color design artwork of your creation illustrated by Andrea.

    in addition, you will receive;

    The complete set of 5 metal Mutant Ape miniatures
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    All stretch goal miniatures unlocked by this project.
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    Exclusive 15 piece weapon and equipment customization sprue
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    Printed copy of the MUTANTS AND DEATH RAYGUN RULES (MDRG) by Ganesha Games
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    Printed copy of the SIMIAN ULTRA X campaign for MDRG

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