Welcome to the latest Blind Beggar Miniatures Kickstarter campaign: The Conclave!
This campaign will, if successful, see the five miniatures featured in this campaign go into production as 28mm scale miniatures cast in white metal,
The Conclave features five new 28mm scale white metal miniatures perfect for use as Galactic Aliens diplomats or priests, Cthulhu Mythos Deep One Hybrids or Fantasy wizards or clerics.
These miniatures have many uses, and I will be using them in a variety of different settings: As the Galactic Inquisition for my Outland sci-fi games, latter stage Deep One Hybrids for Cthulhu settings and as 'frogmen' wizards for fantasy games. I am sure there are other ideas that you can come up with that I have not thought of....
The master castings have already been made, this campaign is purely to fund the production moulding of the five Conclave miniatures.
The versatility of The Conclave.
Here are a couple of examples of The Conclave painted for different settings....
The Galactic Inquisition on Outland.
Here are The Conclave painted up for use in my own sci-fi setting as The Galactic Inquisition......
Dressed in the red of the Inquisition, they cause fear amongst the populace of Outland who encounter them, who wonder whether they will be accused of heresy for some past deed or misdemeanour.
The Hybrids of Foulmouth.
And another group representing Latter-Stage Deep One Hybrids in the coastal town of Foulmouth....
Expanding the Conclave...
Want more members for your Conclave?
Additional sets of the five miniature that form the Conclave may be added to your Pledge at a cost of £17 per set. Simply adjust your Pledge level accordingly.
Want different members?
There are also a few Packs in the Blind Beggar range that would work well in conjunction with The Conclave to expand your Delegation.
Take a look at the optional Packs below and see if you wish to increase the size of your Conclave contingent.
If anything takes your fancy, just work out what you would like and select the appropriate Pledge Level on the right.
The Dark Clergy make excellent Inquisition members, especially when painted in the same colours as the rest of the Delegation...
(I will try and get some Clergy members painted up in the colours of The Inquisition during the campaign)
Even More options...
There are also a limited number of Pledges available which include the following Packs which make for excellent Priests/Hybrids/Wizards for those that want a really large contingent to add to their collection...
All of the above figures either have 'slotta' base tabs (or an integral flat base), which have been designed to fit most types of plastic slotted bases.
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 in previous campaigns 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.
Risks and challenges
I have already run many successful Kickstarter campaigns which have funded and been fulfilled within the time frame specified at the the time of launch.
I see no reason why this should be any different as the figures have already been sculpted and master moulds have been made to eliminate as much risk of delays as is possible.
This project is to fund the production moulding and casting of the The Conclave miniatures, all of the optional extras have already been production moulded.
I have factored in extra time for any delay in casting or shipping, so every pledge should be fulfilled in time.
The only problem would be if I were to be scrutinised by the Galactic Inquisition and be charged with Heresy, but that is unlikely as they do not really exist.....hopefully!
- (7 days)