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28mm miniature wargame featuring mighty dragons and their deadly armies.  Innovative gameplay, beautiful models, and epic story.
28mm miniature wargame featuring mighty dragons and their deadly armies. Innovative gameplay, beautiful models, and epic story.
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Wage battle as powerful dragon leaders.  Command beastly minions and subjugated human warriors in Drake: The Dragon Wargame.  The game uses high-quality 28mm true scale miniature models and an original set of game rules.  It incorporates miniatures, tape measure and dice with game cards.  This is a fast-paced strategy game that rewards tactics, nerves of steel and quick responsive actions – especially on your opponent's turn!

A new world beckons.

Choose any of the following upgrades to customize your Drake experience or add awesome models to your collection by clicking below.

Book I

Dragons from an ancient era have risen from a slumber that has lasted millions of years.  Their protective sleep saved them from a comet impact, yet when they awoke they saw a changed world.  Continental drift and a receding ice age carved out a large continent called Dara. 

Following The Great Awakening various dragon species spread out into different regions and subjugated local human inhabitants through violence, diplomacy, and trickery.  Now, as ancient feuds resurface and Dara erupts into war, the dragons and their allies battle for resources and dominance.

Read the Story of Drake on our website for more info and listen to the first part of our game lore podcast Of Secrets and Shadows.

Get in on the ground floor and help us launch our game!  Here are the various pledge levels that you can contribute at.

If you pledge $85 or more you get the following bonus models for free:

  • One Cavalry
  • One Heavy Infantry
  • One Oolen
  • One Rakhera
  • One Unit Commander
  • One Eye of Kyran

If you pledge $150 or more or if your pledge consists of an Enhanced Battle Box you get the following bonus models for free:

  • Two Cavalry
  • Two Heavy Infantry
  • Two Oolen
  • Two Rakhera
  • Two Unit Commanders
  • Two Eye of Kyran 

If you pledge $240 or more you get the following bonus models and accessories for free:

  • Three Cavalry
  • Three Heavy Infantry
  • Three Oolen
  • One Timor Dragon
  • Three Rakhera
  • One Hardcover Rulebook + The Twins
  • Three Unit Commanders
  • Three Eye of Kyran
  • One Seretin Dragon
  • One Formosi Dragon
  • Terrain, Red Dice, and Templates
  • Ancient Drake (Unlocked at 125K)

If you pledge $325 or more you get the following bonus models and accessories for free: 

  • Four Cavalry 
  • Four Heavy Infantry 
  • Four Oolen 
  • One Timor Dragon 
  • Four Rakhera 
  • One Hardcover Rulebook + The Twins 
  • Four Unit Commanders
  • Four Eye of Kyran
  • One Seretin Dragon
  • One Formosi Dragon
  • Terrain, Red Dice, and Templates
  • Ancient Drake (Unlocked at 125K) 

Should we be so fortunate as to exceed our funding goal, we've come up with some exciting stretch goals for you.  The idea is to provide more depth and more ways to enjoy the core game play.  Some stretch goals will be included for free with the Army Box or the Ultimate Collection while others are offered as upgrades.  You can also qualify for the included stretch goals if your total pledge amount equals or exceeds the $85 of the Army Box or the $240 of the Ultimate Collection (not including any shipping charges).  The route you take is up to you.

The Game Cards in Drake add a fresh take to miniature gaming.  These cards allow players to customize the spells and abilities of their models, adding a huge amount of variety to the game.  They are played live as the game progresses from a starting hand of 7.  Cards will be available in an open format, meaning players know exactly what is in each deck before they decide to get them.  The initial release of Drake comes with the “Universe Deck”, which consists of 60 game cards.  The cards are designed to support your tactical choices; you are going to win by thinking clearly and planning, not just by having powerful cards. 

  • Force Cards are included with all models.  They hold the inborn abilities and stats of the dragon commanders and their minions.
  • Enhancement Cards allow you to customize your forces with deadly stat boosts. 
  • Creation & Construction Cards give you the option to summon creatures and objects from other realms. 
  • Snap Cards let you counter various spells during another player's turn if you're willing to pay the price.

Have a look at our Rules section on our website for more info and download the Quick Starter Rules.

For more information on cards and gameplay, please refer to the following updates:

Update #38 - Cards

Update #23 - Sample Army List

Update #63 - Beta Force Lists

Our Dragons are cast from plasticized resin, infantry and beasts will be cast in white metal. As our campaign progresses some larger beasts and new surprises will be cast in plasticized resin as well.

With your pledges we'll be able to bring Drake to life.  Funds raised will be used to finalize our game designs, printing, casting, packaging, and shipping.

Warning: This product is not a toy.  It contains small parts that can seriously harm a child.  Not recommended for people under the age of 13.

Disclaimer: The term "Box Set" is a term used in the miniatures industry to denote a collection of miniatures that is sold as such.  The Box Set rewards may or may not be delivered in an actual box.

Risks and challenges

This is a massive project, and we are prepared and dedicated to its completion. Our team members have a strong professional background and we are incredibly grateful to have industry pro casters producing our sculpts.

This is still going to be an uphill battle, but we are up to the task. There are challenges a plenty in every aspect of this company, from production to playtesting.

Drake is a project that has been developed over years of review and refinement. We have created the best game experience possible and have both industry pros and a dedicated team ready to bring it to you!

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FAQ

  • The Ultimate Collection contains all models and accessories from the three Army Boxes, plus a signed certificate and Bastille. You could decide to select two of the same force plus one other one, or even all three of the same force. It's up to you, and we'll get the details of your order with a survey after the Kickstarter ends.

    The Ultimate Collection receives all Army Box and above included stretch goals for free, as well as stretch goals that are included for free only for the Ultimate Collection or if your total pledge amount equals or exceeds $240 (not including any shipping charges). As the campaign progresses, we expect to add more included stretch goals to the Ultimate Collection.

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  • Your pledge level or your total pledge amount determines your eligibility for included stretch goals. For example, if your total pledge amount equals or exceeds the $240 of the Ultimate Collection you will receive the stretch goals included with that pledge level. The route you take is up to you, whether that is directly through the Ultimate Collection, through multiple pledge levels or through upgrades.

    Please note that international shipping charges cannot count towards you reaching the $240 for Ultimate Collection included stretch goals.

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  • If you would like to support us with multiple pledge levels, please select one pledge level, then go to "Manage your Pledge" and type in the total of all the pledge levels that you would like. It basically works just like the upgrades. Please note that you only have to pay for shipping once by choosing the pledge level with the higher shipping cost. We'll get the details of your order with a survey after the Kickstarter ends.

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  • Yes, but the assembly is fairly minimal. With a good playlist of relaxing music, a couple of refreshments and some decent glue you could have a big Army Box glued very well in a couple of hours.

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  • Sorry, we are based out of Vancouver, Canada and currently do not have the infrastructure to ship out of the E.U. The game will be shipped out of North America.

    We don't like import fees either and we sympathize. We did try to keep our shipping costs as low as possible so we hope that counts for something.

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  • Shipping is included for the U.S. and Canada. Anywhere else, there is an added shipping charge depending on your pledge level. Shipping does not increase if you add upgrades.

    If you decide to support us with multiple pledge levels, you only need to pay for shipping once by choosing the shipping cost associated with your highest pledge level.

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    STARTER BOX - Get into the game! Your choice of any starter force box which includes a mighty dragon, their minions and warriors, as well as dice, full deck of game cards and a printed copy of our Quick Start Rules. 3 Dragon Forces to choose from.
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    ULTIMATE COLLECTION - All models produced from all ARMY BOXES! Wield all fully expanded armies with all accessories and all models to wage war! The master badass collection! Split it with your friends for the finest Dragon commanded armies anywhere! Includes numbered Ultimate Collection Certificate.
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    THE MAGE - Leave a mark on the continent of Dara with your own custom game card. Create a spell or enhancement to fit our world. Your name will appear on the card, which will be part of the "Universe Deck." Includes display print with certificate authenticating your involvement with the project. Options for aspiring artists are available as well.
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    THE BEAUTY - All models from the STARTER BOX of your choice pro painted by the great and powerful Chad Lascalles. Enjoy beating you opponents with style!
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    BEASTMASTER - Create the creature, construct or warrior beast of your dreams. Work with us to produce an incredible well-balanced miniature with stats and in-game abilities. 40mm to 50mm base. This is a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE. Includes initial casting in resin with a display mount, along with a certificate authenticating your involvement with the project. Includes ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
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    ELITE WARRIOR - Here begins your dream team of formidable warriors. Create a 6 member 30mm base team of the elite. Design with us a unit for any standing force, or unaligned and available to all. This is a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE. Includes initial castings in metal with a display mount, along with a certificate authenticating your involvement with the project. Includes ULTIMATE COLLECTION + ALL UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS. Free shipping everywhere.

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    DRAGON LORD - There can be only one. Show your dragon blood and place yourself in our world. Create the look, feel, and legend of a dragon. Place it in the new world, invent the people it has conquered and the beasts it bends to its will. You will be listed as our EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTOR in our printed full rulebook as well as on the website. You name will instill terror in the hearts of men for years to come! Includes ULTIMATE COLLECTION + ALL UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS.
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