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Help Thundercloud Miniatures bring Avendora to market by helping to fund their remaining hero class models
Help Thundercloud Miniatures bring Avendora to market by helping to fund their remaining hero class models
28 backers pledged £758 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT ARE WE BACKING?

This of course is the important thing – what exactly are you giving your hard-earned cash to? This Kickstarter will see the completion of the hero class range of fantasy miniatures for the skirmish tabletop wargame of Avendora. Four of the heroes are already fully sculpted and are available below. Our initial stretch goal will see the Blademaster brought into existence, and then work on the infantry units can begin for each of the factions set within Avendora.

All miniatures are cast in high quality resin and are what we are calling ‘30mm scale’; individual miniature heights varying to reflect their background description. This was a conscious choice as we have always found it odd that in the world of wargaming everyone is always exactly the same size…In Avendora, if a creature is a hulking brute or a diminutive wretch, you’ll know about it!

This is our first foray into sharing our world with the gaming community, and to show we are serious about delivering quality, we’ve worked with artists who share our passion for Avendora, and in capturing its essence in the prints and miniatures you see below. We’ve also ensured that we can deliver the goods; as you can see the core hero range has already been sculpted; once the Kickstarter has done it’s Kickstarting, we’ll be straight into full production and your goodies will be with you as soon as humanly possible.

We want to show you that we can provide you with something special for your collection, and your gaming experience, and we really do appreciate the support that is given via Kickstarter. Sharing is the new power in the world, and the more people embrace the opportunity to be part of something new, the more creativity is set free, and that can only be a good thing. Please come along for this particular ride into that world of creativity.

So how does this Kickstarter work? We are conscious that everyone is different, so we have a simple structure, we have 4 pledge levels for each of the initial miniatures. Once you've picked the appropriate level, simply add on the price each additional model you want to your pledge total, and we'll contact you after the closing date to get a full list of your order. Of course, what’s a Kickstarter without an initial incentive…? The one exception to the above structure is a special pledge for all 4 Avendora Heroes, at a discount against pledging for each miniature separately…did someone say ‘bargain’? Yes…me. Bargain!

PLEDGE OPTIONS

Faceless

RRP £12 Pledge Price £10

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The Faceless were men once, men who sold their soul to The Shadow for the promise of greatness. Twisted into a form more pleasing to The Shadow, and granted a martial skill far beyond that on normal men, these creatures now seek nothing less then the destruction of all life.

Optional 'A3' concept art poster RRP £8 Pledge Price £6

Hiskari Scout

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Scouts have a special place in Hiskari society. Being a nomadic people the ability to scout ahead is vital for the societies survival. Long ago the Hiskari discovered that women make better scouts, and as such girls who are chosen to become scouts are taken from a young age to begin their training.

Optional 'A3' concept art poster RRP £8 Pledge Price £6

Ediman General

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Trained from childhood in the finest military school in the Empire an Ediman General knows that to lead from the front is to forsake the rank of General and become little more than a common foot soldier. A General is far more useful directing his troops; scouring the maps and missives to exploit his foe's weaknesses – and with the help of the Messenger and Horn Player he is quickly able to send orders around the battlefield – orders that can change the course of a battle and the fate of the world.

Optional 'A3' concept art poster RRP £8 Pledge Price £6

Alacalean Warrior

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Not much is known about the Alacalean, the shun contact with the other factions. What is known is that their arrival was vital to halting the advance of the shadow and thus saved both the Edimen and Hiskari from annihilation.

Optional 'A3' concept art poster RRP £8 Pledge Price £6

STRETCH GOALS

Naturally, we have a number of stretch goals prepared; the first being the Blademaster – have a look at the concept art below. The stretches are at different stages of development, but they are all exciting and show off a different facet of the world of Avendora…there’s only one way to find out what they are though!

STRETCH GOAL 1 £1100

Blademaster miniature

RRP £12 Pledge Price £10

Blade Master
Blade Master


Whilst lacking the long service and military mind of an Edimen General many units of the Edimen Army have started to request that they be transferred to the command of a Bladesmaster, they fear that the war to come will not be won by the ranks of the ordinary man but by the actions of solitary heroes and the Bladesmaster is certainly that.

Optional 'A3' concept art poster will also be unlocked RRP £8 Pledge Price £6

STRETCH GOAL 1 £1800

Rulebook

PDF = Free / Book RRP £18 Pledge Price £13

If we reach £1800 pledged then we will finalise the Beta Rules and produce a high quality rule book with full art work available for free as a downloadable PDF or as a physical book at a reduced rate for backers.


ADD ONS

As an extra thank you for helping us fund we are allowing all our backers a 20% discount on our existing range, see below for details:

Hiskari Bear Rider RRP £18 KS Price £14.00

Part Resin, Part White Metal

Bear Rider
Bear Rider

Shadow Dreadlord RRP £18 KS Price £14.00

Full resin Miniature

Shadow Dreadlord
Shadow Dreadlord

Assassin RRP £6 KS Price £4.50

White Metal Miniature

Assassin
Assassin

Brave RRP £6 KS Price £4.50

White Metal Miniature

Brave
Brave

Goblin RRP £6 KS Price £4.50

White Metal Miniature

Goblin
Goblin

WHAT IS AVENDORA?

Avendora is a skirmish, squad-based wargame played with forces of between 4-to-30 miniatures, the beta rules for Avendora can be downloaded here these are still at Beta stage but with your help we hope to be able to finalise these. Set in the fantasy world of Avendora the game launches with 4 factions, The Edimen – certain of their superiority. The Hiskari – who despise anything that goes against nature. The Shadow – who seek nothing less than the destruction of all life, and finally the mysterious Alacalean, who saved mankind in their hour of need, but their actions since then prove that they may not be the saviours they appeared to be. Avendora has a rich back story, more information on this can be found on our main website www.thundercloudminiatures.com

Risks and challenges

As with any project of this nature there is a risk that the project will be delayed – this is especially true if we manage to unlock a large number of stretch goals. For the miniatures you see listed here we already have the master sculpts and moulds made, we just need to hit the production button and so should be able to post these shortly. With regards to any stretch goals we will need to find sculptors for these as and when they are unlocked, and to ensure we get the best we may have to wait longer than originally planned, however we have a committed team and will be pushing hard to deliver as soon as possible – we don’t want you waiting for your new toys!
Finally there is a risk that the models may not come out exactly like their concept art. We endeavor to match the models to the concept as much as possible, and if you check out our previous miniatures you will see we stay close to the original design. However, whenever you hire someone there is always a chance that things will not look exactly the same.

Other than the above 2 there are very few risks. We already have connections with our package suppliers and with our resin casters who produce to the highest standards, so do not envision any problems here.

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