Welcome to Outlanders: Phase 5, which will see the expansion of Phase 3, People of the Sands, with a more varied selection of their young offspring who scavenge in the dunes for survival. There are also two new Young Noif that the Peoples, both young and old, make extensive use of as pack animals.
The Children of the Sands.
Phase 3 saw the first appearance of the Children of the Sands, with an initial group of three being released as an option alongside the Dune Tribe.
This campaign sees new sculpts being added to their ranks, performing various tasks or gathering the abandoned materials that their life as scavengers is dominated by.......
The term 'abandoned' is used quite loosely by the Children. The word 'unattended' may be much more apt given their nature of finding anything without an 'owner' present as fair game....
There are also the two new Young Noif variants with slightly different loads to the original for a little variety in the pack train....
Dune Tribe Shaman
The roving gangs of Children are monitored and often visited by the Shaman of the Dune Tribes where their progress is observed and monitored until they are considered to have come of age and are allowed to re-enter Dune Tribe society as either young warriors or maidens.
The Shaman travel the wastes moving freely among the Tribes and are usually accompanied by Skin-Dogs, whose heightened senses are able to detect most threats from a significant distance.
The Pledge Levels:
New Kids On the Block:
Contains Gang B, Gang C and the two new Young Noif
The Whole Gang
Contains Gang A, Gang B, Gang C and the two new Young Noif
The Shaman's Visit
Contains Gang A, Gang B, Gang C, the two new Young Noif and the Shaman and Skin-Dog.
The Generation Gap
Contains Gang A, Gang B, Gang C, the two new Young Noif and the eleven members of the Dune Tribe.
For more pictures of the Dune Tribe you can visit the Blind Beggar Website here:
Stretch Goal at £1000.....
Should funding reach the £1000 mark then an extra figure will be added to each Pledge parcel.
For Pledges totalling up to £35 this will be one of the Children of the Sands.
For Pledges of £35 or more, i.e. Generation Gap and those that have added extras to take their Pledge to that point or higher, will receive one of the adults from the Dune Tribe.
These values are for Pledge costs before additional overseas postage has been added.
The figure will be chosen at random from those already available in the range so please do not ask for specific figures as this will not be possible.
All of the above figures either have slotta base tabs, that will fit most types of plastic bases, or are flat bottomed so that they can be fitted to any type of base that you choose.
Bases are NOT supplied.
There are several reasons for this.
Firstly, whichever type that I chose may not necessarily be compatible with those of any given Backer.
Secondly, I would have to increase the cost of all Pledges to cover this.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the space that they occupy could take parcels from the Large Letter category, which 95% of all parcels so far have fit into, up to a Small Parcel and thus increase the postage further. This can be quite a significant increase when sending overseas.
Bearing all these factors in mind I have decided it makes more sense not to add them.
For those of you in the UK needing to acquire bases, I would recommend em4:
Risks and challenges
There are no significant risks to this project.
All the figures have been sculpted and master moulds and castings made.
It is just a matter of getting production moulds made and the figures cast.
The only thing that could delay the process at all would be too many Backers, but that would be a pleasant problem to have and there has already been extra time factored into the plan to allow for this.
I fully expect everyone to get their shiny new goodies long before the delivery date stated.
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