Hi, we at Combatzone Scenery would like you to help us create a range of terrain and gaming mats for your favourite miniatures games. Having both been avid gamers for more years than we can remember, we have played more than our fair share of great games. One thing that we both feel helps to bring your games to life is a great battle field. An exciting looking gaming area with fantastic terrain breathes life into your games and creates an atmosphere you can really immerse yourself in.
Our aim is to create battlefields that consists of a range of scenery and a corresponding gaming mat. Each scenery piece is cast using high quality Crystacal R. This is one of the highest rated materials made by special formula, it is a very hard, white 100% alpha plaster for use where high strength, surface hardness and durability are important. Additionally each scenery piece is highly textured featuring many small details that make painting easy using dry-brushing and washes.
Finally, each scenery piece is supplied unpainted and comes pre-cleaned and sealed ready for painting unlike equivalent resins that need to be scrubbed and primed before painting!
As well as scenery we also have several designs for 3x3 gaming mats to complement the scenery featuring space, sea and land images. Each gaming mat is printed in full colour using ‘So flat’ high quality, heavy duty vinyl. So-flat vinyl is a premier material that has the excellent property that it will not curl or roll up as you play on it unlike other cheaper vinyl imitations. The gaming mats have been produced using high resolution images that have been tweaked significantly to give the best effect for playing games on. If everything goes well then we have some larger games mats planned for Epic sized games as well as a few little surprises planned for late in our KS campaign ;)
We wanted to start this Kickstarter to create a range of scenery and gaming mats to be used together to create an instant battlefield. The scenery has been modelled by Bulldoguk, whose past projects have found themselves onto many, many forums. Some of his other work can be found at www.tanksandtrolls.co.uk
For more pictures of unpainted and painted versions go to:
Bombs and Boxes! - Pledge £14 or more
Comes with 2 mines (not 1 as in the picture), 1 proton bomb, 1 seismic chargeand one of each container type (supplied unpainted)
Based on the popular space combat game these replace the cardboard tokens and add a bit of realism to you space dogfights. Made with bases that accurately represent the cardboard tokens found in the starter set you could use these at a tournament. (supplied unpainted)
Asteroid Belt - Pledge £ £35 or more
What if you need to cover your gaming mat in asteroids? Then the asteroid belt scenery pack is for you. 11 asteroids with custom bases and acrylic stands to make them float with style. (supplied unpainted)
Space Worm Asteroid Booster Pack - Pledge £25 or more
Need more asteroids? what about a booster pack of 5 extra asteroids but watch out one may bite!! (supplied unpainted)
Large Planets - Pledge £20 or more
Ideal for any voyager is Nu Earth, this Class M planet features an abundance of water, jungles, desert, polar ice cap and city ready for exploration or invasion. (supplied unpainted)
Or how about Kronos 2? Someones homeworld that has been devastated by a huge attack from orbital bombardment or planet sized death ray and is breaking to pieces. (supplied unpainted)
Planet Sets - Pledge £20 or more
What if you wanted a group of smaller planets to investigate then you could choose from either of these three sets. (supplied unpainted)
Or if you wanted something a little warmer, how about some scorched planets? (supplied unpainted)
You also have a set of ice worlds for those who like something a little cooler. (supplied unpainted)
Asteroid Defence Station - Pledge £25 or more
Here is a set of asteroids with a difference. Five different asteroids with separate functions linked together as one defence station. The Asteroid Defence Station features a Command base, Power reactor, Air base, missile and gun turret defences. (supplied unpainted)
We are currently play testing a set of rules that would allow you to use these in a game. These will come with the set on full colour printed card.
Debris Fields - Pledge £25 or more
Following a huge space battle there is usually floating debris littered around. In these debris fields are large asteroids linked to smaller pieces of asteroid and ship pieces by carbon rod. Each debris field is hand built by us before sending to you so may differ slightly from the pictures. (supplied unpainted)
Seas of Glory Combatzone
A life on the ocean wave has always been a place for adventure and the Seas of Glory Combatzone allows you to create a thematic battlefield for Trafalgar, the Spanish Main or similar.
Island sets - Pledge £25 or more
Once you have your seascape gaming mat what about some islands to sail around? Choose from three different sets (supplied unpainted)
3' x 3' Gaming mats - Pledge £30 or more
There are a number of 3' x 3' gaming mats added in around this Kickstarter. When you pledge to buy a gaming mat please state which one you would like.
Each gaming mat is printed in full colour using ‘So flat’ high quality, heavy duty vinyl. So-flat vinyl is a premier material that has the excellent property that it will not curl or roll up as you play on it unlike other cheaper vinyl imitations.
6' x 3' Gaming mats - Pledge £45 or more
We would like to offer 3 different gaming mats for use with games in space. Measuring 72 x 36 inches there is enough room to boldy go anywhere
We don’t have many stretch goals as we feel it important to make sure you are given the best choices from the onset of the Kickstarter
We are initially offering a choice of 13 different terrain sets, 6 different 3x3 gaming mats and 3 Epic play gaming mats but if we reach our stretch goal we will be able to add more types of terrain and gaming mats to give a greater variety of scenery for your gaming table
Space Station Trench Run Set - Acheived!
Well, looks like we are funded and have our first stretch goal! As promised this will open up a fantastic 'Trench' set for when space is just too empty and you want to bring things back down to earth...or should I say back down to a small moon.... We have created the components around the popular scenario created by Dagobah Dave, he is prominent on many forums and I owe him a big manhug because he revitalised my interest in these sort of games after a single night playing the game (it really is that much fun) his rules are a free PDF download which we can provide a link to when the time comes. Awesome simply cannot describe the fun we have had playing it, a group of middle aged men giggling like school girls, pulling out our best Star Wars impressions until our throats were dry…now multiply that by 42 when you add all that funky 3D scenery and eye popping battle mat…ahhh well, you get the picture!
Space Station Booster set
If you want to spice up your game add extra towers and a power node to make things tougher on your battlefield. This comes with 2 large towers, 2 small towers and a power node.
Next is the Trench Run full set with 4 large towers, 4 small towers, 3 power nodes, 2 large damaged tops, 2 small damaged tops, 3 damaged power node tops, Custom turn counter, trench tokens, sweet spot marker, exhaust port and 3x3 mat.
Finally, there is the Epic Trench Run set with 6 large towers, 6 small towers, 4 power nodes, 2 large damaged tops, 2 small damaged tops, 3 damaged power node tops, Custom turn counter, trench tokens, sweet spot marker, exhaust port and 6x3 mat
Postage to the UK is included in the pledge level. Unfortunately postage to the rest of the world costs more and in the interests of keeping it simple we have set the different costs below. Postage to Europe and the rest of world would incur an additional payment depending on the type of item you pledge to buy. Due to the size and shape of the gaming mats they are expensive to send outside of the UK and the postage supplement reflects this.
Europe: please add £6 for postage to your pledge.
Rest of the world: please add £8 for postage to your pledge.
Europe: please add £10 for postage to your pledge.
Rest of the world: please add £20 for postage to your pledge.
Risks and challenges
Both of us have worked in the gaming industry and have over 20 years of experience in design and casting so I am certain that this Kickstarter is low risk. The master moulds and designs have already been made, what we need now is your funding to help us get the silicon and other materials to get us off the ground.
Once the Kickstarter is complete we will move to producing the scenery and gaming mats and envision that the entire process should be completed no later than January 2015.
- (28 days)