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Unique conversion parts for your wargaming miniatures.
Unique conversion parts for your wargaming miniatures.
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Battle Bits - Ratmen Conversion Parts

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Battle Bits, Who are we?

Battle Bits is an independent organisation and producer of wargaming parts and gaming accessories.

Our Mission

Our mission is is simple - We want to provide you with high quality conversion sets, parts and gaming accessories on the market.  

Battle Bits - Ratmen Conversion Sets

Boxes

Box 1 - Gunrat Conversion Set This fantastic set contains enough parts to convert 6 miniatures (3 teams).

Box 2 - Globerat Conversion Sets This fantastic set contains enough  parts to convert 5 miniatures.

In order to keep things simple, our pledges are sold in quantities of boxes.  The more boxes you buy of any combination, the cheaper the boxes become.  Simply decide how many boxes you want and pledge away!

We will identify how many boxes of each type of box 1 and box 2 you require in the survey, so you don't have to worry about that now!

Please note: The digital boxes are visual representations of the kits and are not representations of the final product.   

RRP Price Per Box:£16

1+ Boxes Kickstarter Price:£14 (per box)

RRP Price Per Box:£16

3+ Boxes Kickstarter Price:£13.50 (per box)

RRP Price Per Box:£16

6+ Boxes Kickstarter Price: £13 (per box)

RRP Price Per Box:£16

9+ Boxes Kickstarter Price: £12.50 (per box)

RRP Price Per Box:£16

12+ Boxes Kickstarter Price: £12 (per box)

 RRP Price Per Box:£16

15+ Boxes Kickstarter Price: £11.50 (per box)

Pledges on kickstarter have to be to the nearest £, so where applicable we have rounded pricing down for you. 

Prices for 1-15 boxes are listed in the rewards for you.  

Product details 

The items will be cast in high quality pewter or white metal, the reason we chose these over any other material is durability, price and quality. As these are conversion sets, we wanted to offer you the ability to manipulate the parts to fit your existing parts as much as possible.  We will be testing metals once moulds are produced, to give you the best possible product for your money. 

The Parts 

Please note: We may alter some of the renders before production.  If we do, they will be minor changes and shouldn't change the overall aesthetics of the parts. 

Set 1 - Gunrats 

 3 Heads

 3 Guns

 3 Shields & 3 Shield Arms

Set 2 - Globethrowers 

 5 Heads

 5 Backpacks

 3 Double Arms, 1 Right Hand Globe, 1 Left Hand Globe, 1 Right Hand Dagger & 1 Left Hand Dagger

Roadmap


Keeping things simple

We know we have a fantastic starting product and to enable us to produce the models quickly and to the highest quality, we want to keep our first kickstater project both manageable and deliverable.  

Depending on the success of the campaign, we do have a few stretch goals that we can introduce. We have however limited these to what we know is deliverable, given the production and delivery schedule laid out below.

Stretch Goals!

£3000 - FLAME AND GROUND GUNTEAM

 You can add 1 team (loader and gunner) to your pledge for £13

BONUS - IF YOU HAVE BACKED FOR 8+ BOXES OF SET 1+2 WE WILL INCLUDE 1 TEAM FREE OF CHARGE

 £3000 - THE BURNED RAT HEAD 

This head will be added to every box of Globethrowers you purchase! This head is a limited run for this Kickstarter only!

 £3500 - Experiment 01 

Please note: base is NOT included.

This rat will be added to every box of Gunrats you purchase!  Great for spicing up your bases!

 Please note: bases are NOT included.

Paid Addon 10x TECHNORATS

Costs:

1 set: £10 - 10 models

2 sets: £19 - 20 models

3 sets: £27- 30 models

4 Sets:  £33 - 40 models

Close Up

 £4250 Backer Designed Gunrat Head

We are holding a little competition for one of our backers to help design the head that will be added to the each box of Gun Rats.  The winner of this was backer 21!!  It's time for backer 21 to deep dive in to the world of miniature design, I can wait to see what we come up with.  

£4200-£5000 More Technorat Sculpts

 We want more variations!  The feedback on our Technorats has been amazing, so we are going to make them even better!!!!

We currently have 5 sculpts and the set is sold in groups of 10, so you will end up with 2 of each sculpt.

Nobody likes duplicates so here is the plan:

for every £200 between £4000 and £5000 that we hit, I will take one of the duplicates and replace it with a new sculpt, so that by £5000 we will have 10 individual sculpts per set!

  • £4200 - 1 New Technorat sculpt UNLOCKED!
  •  £4400 - 2 New Technorat sculpts UNLOCKED! 
  •  £4600 - 3 New Technorat sculpts UNLOCKED! 
  •  £4800 - 4 New Technorat sculpts UNLOCKED! 
  •  £5000 - 5 New Technorat sculpts UNLOCKED! 

 TECHNORAT 1 (New Sculpt) - UNLOCKED

 TECHNORAT 2 (New Sculpt) - UNLOCKED

TECHNORAT 3, 4 and 5 (New Sculpt) - UNLOCKED

£4500 - ROCKETRAT 

 Please note:  This is a WIP and we are still working on the backpack.

You can add a rocket rat to your pledge for £10.

£5500 Objective/spell Markers 

These objectives come in two parts.  The mechanical unit and the soil (base not included). they are designed to fill a 40 mm base, however if you take the mechanical section by itself it should fit most base sizes!

One objective marker will be added to your pledge free of charge if you have pledged £50 or more. Additional objective/spell markers can be added for £4 per marker.

£6000 Objective/spell Markers - Locked

These objectives come in two parts.  the mechanical unit and the soil (base not included).

Two objective markers will be added to your pledge free of charge if you have pledged £50 or more. Additional objective/spell markers can be added for £4 per marker.  This Stretch goal overrides the previous Stretch goal (£5500).

£6500 Objective/spell Markers - Locked

Three objective markers will be added to your pledge free of charge if you have pledged £50 or more. Additional objective/spell markers can be added for £4 per marker. This Stretch goal overrides the previous Stretch goals (£5500 & £6000).

Community Stretch Goal! 

 How will it work? This is running until the end of the Kickstarter and is open to backers and non-backers alike.

To take part all you have to do is:

1) Send me a message and I will create you a unique URL to the Kickstarter page that we can track.

2) Share, share and share some more!

Examples of how you could help:

1) See someone looking to build ratmen army, give them your unique link .

2) If you have a blog or channel give us a plug, and pop the link up.

3) If you have followers on social media create some posts.

4) Share it with fellow ratty players at your clubs or on messaging groups.

5) Know a good review site, pass on our details and your unique link.

Why should you - Whats the Prize/Reward?

This isn't just about opening more stretch goals, although that is great, we really want to make this special for you!

If we get 20+ backers collectively from all of your combined activity, we will give the person with the most referrals a truly awesome prize.

You will get to pick either a gunrat of globethrower set, totally free of charge!  Is that all I hear you ask?  No, No. No.   We will then create custom heads for each miniature in that set, these will be yours and yours alone!

If we get 30+ backers, I will also add a new sculpt of a Gunrat head to every box that every backer receives.

Delivery Schedule 

We are aiming to have these items produced and shipped by the beginning of December 2019. See risks and challenges for more information.

Feeback 

I sent out some sample individual models to fans, here is what they had to say:

" They were done by Battle Bits,really nice product,nice sharp detail,easy to paint even for me "  Mr L Taylor

"For pre-production models they are fantastic. I’m really excited to see the final pieces  post production. Thank you for letting me test this one out. " Mr C Morrow

"The quality of the sculpts and the parts is fantastic. These make building ratmen conversions easy and affordable, to a high standard." Mr G Wheel

We can't do this alone!

In order to make this project come to life we are working with a number of specialist partners.  Of all the research conducted before embarking on this journey, this was my top priority. Reliability and quality of our partners services are key to us delivering a quality product in a timely fashion. All of our chosen partners have experience of producing and distributing miniatures to the highest possible standard, as well as having experience of producing/delivering Kickstarter on a deadline.

Postage

  • UNITED KINGDOM: £6 
  • EUROPE: £12.00
  • Rest of the world £13

Where your country allows, we will be sending tracked parcels. There are two reasons for this:

  • To keep you informed
  • For us to see where your parcels are in case of any issues

Unfortunately, different import laws and customs mean we are unable to ship pledge rewards to the following countries:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Gyana, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, Libya, Mali, Martinique, Mexico, New Caledonia, North Korea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Reunion Island, Somalia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, The Republic of Maldives, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe, the Canadian province of Quebec and American State of Rhode Island.

If your country is listed above we hope to be able to offer this product to you at retail but are unable to commit to shipping to these territories during the Kickstarter.

Import Duty and Local Taxes

On top of postage charges, please take in to account any tax or import charges you will be responsible for when backing this project. Battle Bits can't be held responsible for local charges you are subject to when the product is sent to you. Our product will be manufactured in the UK.

Brexit

Sorry to have to bring it up, however if you are backing from Europe there may be additional shipping charges based on the outcome of Brexit. We will do our best to work with you to keep the fees as low as possible. 

Production Timelines 

When will you get your parts delivered, I hear you asking!  We are setting an estimated timeline for shipping of goods as W/C 25th November.  The only thing that can really have an impact on this, would be demand, however we can rapidly increase casting capabilities if required.  We will be uploading a running commentary on progress on the Kickstarter backers page. Like you, I have been on the receiving end of poor communication from projects and know how frustrating this  can be.  We will keep updates honest and realistic, so that we ensure that you will know what is going on at all times.

Important

Please note that this product is designed for wargaminig hobbyists and are not toys. The product you receive will be unpainted and will require assembly and/or conversion work to adapt them to your exiting models.   This item contains small parts and is not suitable for young children. 

You can see some examples of the prototype parts on our Facebook page.

Links

 Facebook Page Battle Bits 

PLEASE NOTE: These Parts are made independently and are not associated in any way with any other company.

Risks and challenges

Although we can't see any massive challenges in making our pre-existing 3D renders come to life, there is always a chance something unexpected might occur. I have been planning this project for 6 months, and have built in controls at each stage, to QC the product. This should allow us to react very quickly to any potential risks and remedy them in a speedy fashion.

We have chosen experienced partners to handle printing, cleaning and the casting of our parts and due to the simplicity of the kickstarter packing and distribution is also a simple process.

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    Just Want The Paid Addons?

    Just want to purchase paid addons? Simply add up the value of what you need (prices listed in the campaign) and add your postage.

    We will identify quantities of which type you want in the survey.

    Please note: If you want boxes 1 or 2 + addons, use the "Boxset 1 & 2 Pledge"

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    Box Sets 1 & 2 Pledge

    Battlebits we are all about simplicity, so we have one simple pledge:

    Choose how many boxes and confirm the pricing below:

    1 box = £14
    2 boxes =£28
    3 boxes = £40
    4 boxes = £54
    5 boxes = £68
    6 boxes = £78
    7 boxes = £91
    8 boxes = £104
    9 boxes = £112
    10 boxes = £125
    11 boxes = £137
    12 boxes = £144
    13 boxes = £156
    14 boxes = £168
    15 boxes = £172

    Any additional boxes (above 15) can be added at £11 per box.

    We will identify the amount of Set 1 and set 2, plus any purchased stretch goals in the Kickstarter survey.

    Thank you so much for your support.

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