There is something fishy about Innsmouth!
Welcome to the latest Kickstarter from Blind Beggar Miniatures.
This 13-Day campaign features new sculpts that will join the range of 28mm scale white metal miniatures that are already in existence.
The latest offerings represent the Hybrid Citizens and Clergy from the cursed coastal town of Innsmouth.
This campaign primarily features new Deep One Hybrids and Agents but will also allow for other existing packs of figures to be purchased as well. These could represent the 'untainted' members of the population or, alternatively, Government Agents or Investigators who are attempting to eliminate this activity in the Innsmouth region.
The Hybrids of Innsmouth...
The new Hybrids represent a cross section of society in the cursed town, ranging from working class citizens, dock workers and sailors right up the social ladder to include the more influential people in town and their household staff.
The various groups within the Hybrid Pledge Level are as follows....
The Hybrid Gang:
Representing the hybrid males of the working classes. Featuring five miniatures depicting various dock workers, labourers and other blue collar workers, armed and ready to defend themselves against interlopers....
The Hybrid Sailors:
A group of 'affected' sailors protecting their ship or on shore leave in town. This pack contains four sailors and their Captain. Armed and dangerous
The Hybrid Civilians;
The Upper Classes and their staff.....This group feature a wealthy Hybrid man of the town and his household staff. L-R: Maid, Eldest Son, The Master of the house, Chauffeur, Gamekeeper.
With an alternative paintjob they could easily be something quite different. For example; L-R: Nurse, Banker, Doctor, Police Officer, Gangster.
As well as civilians, the town also contains it's Clergy. Further along the line of mutation into a full blown Deep One, these members of the society are almost at the point of becoming full-blown Deep Ones and thus revered for being closer to Father Dagon.
"A peculiar secret cult had gained force here (in Innsmouth) and had engulfed all the orthodox churches. It was called the 'The Esoteric Order of Dagon' and was undoubtedly a debased quasi-pagan thing imported from the East a century before."
The Cult of Dagon is well established in Innsmouth, controlling almost all of the Churches in the town. The Clergy of these churches no longer resemble humans and no longer have much time to wait before they descend to the depths. They have come to be known as The Dark Clergy by those in the know...
The Congregation Gathers...
When the Dark Clergy summon their Congregation they often gather at the docks to make offerings to Father Dagon and Mother Hydra....
The Human population of Innsmouth:
Of course, not everyone in the town is infected, so there is the option to add extra Packs from the Blind Beggar range to represent 'normal' citizens related to the Hybrids.
They would also be ideal for use as Investigators or Government Agents out to stop the infestation.
The following Packs may be Added-On to your Pledge for the cost indicated below:
2 Packs: Please add £15 to your Pledge total
3 Packs; Please add £22 to your Pledge total
4 Packs; Please add £29 to your Pledge total
5 Packs; Please add £35 to your Pledge total
For each additional Pack after five Packs, please add a further £7
(This is also the price of Packs if you have selected one of the 'Add-On Only' Pledge levels. Just add the indicated amount to your total).
The Packs available to be added are as follows:
The Gas-Masked Agents have now been Unlocked and may be chosen..
The Men in Suits.....
The Lady and her staff...
The Working Class Men....
The Working Class Ladies....
The Well Wrapped Citizens....
Ladies With Calibre, who are more affluent than the working classes and dress accordingly....
And finally, there are two sets of Dark Clergy available.
The first Pack is led by a Hooded Hybrid Priest...
(This is the set that is included in the Congregation Pledge Level)
The second Pack features an alternative Lizardman Priest....
Just choose the Packs that you want and add the appropriate amount to your Pledge total.
There are some Stretch Goals that will apply to this campaign.
Unlocked!- Gas Masked Agents (Add-On).
The Gas Masked Agents have been Unlocked and become available to be added to your Pledge at £7 per pack of five miniatures.
They will also become available to those choosing packs at the 'Add-On Only' levels.
Unlocked! - Hybrid Reggie (Freebie).
Hybrid Reggie has been Unlocked, so all Pledges that include the Hybrids (i.e. Hybrids, Congregation and Census levels) will have a Hybrid Reggie miniature added to their Pledge FREE.
Backers at 'Add-On Only' levels will receive the original Reggie in his human guise, as featured in the Blind Beggar launch campaign, instead.
All of the above miniatures were painted by Jeff Davies, except for the Original Reggie (which was painted by Captain Blood) and the Sailor Captain and Dark Clergy (which were badly coloured in by myself).
Risks and challenges
I have already run several successful Kickstarter campaigns, all of 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.
This project is to fund the production mould and casting of the Innsmouth-themed miniatures featured above.
I have factored in extra time for any delay in casting, so every pledge should be fulfilled in time.
The only problem would be if the inhabitants of Innsmouth took exception and decided to sacrifice me to Dagon for the having the temerity to produce them in miniature......
- (13 days)