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A Deep Space Horror board game with 50 amazing miniatures from Mike McVey!

Update (6/30/2012) - Stretch goals hit and options. Please scroll down for details on the project:

Sedition Wars : Battle for Alabaster is a fast paced tactical miniatures game for two players, developed by Studio McVey and published by CoolMiniOrNot

Survival horror at its finest, game play is fast and bloody – creating urgency and claustrophobic terror, as the Vanguard fight for their very lives against an unrelenting nightmare.

Battle for Alabaster is the first part in the Sedition Wars game experience. Future expansions will introduce exciting new factions, evocative settings and expand on the compelling storyline that guides the action. Once players have fought for control of Alabaster, they will want to continue the adventure in future episodes.

From the mind of industry legend Mike McVey, and created by the finest artists, miniatures sculptors and game designers, the contents and play materials of the game are of the highest quality.. Sedition Wars : Battle for Alabaster represents the best that miniatures gaming has to offer!

The game contains –

  • 50 highly detailed 28mm miniatures
  • 50 Scenic miniature bases
  • 5 double sided full colour expandable game boards
  • 60 page rules and scenario book
  • Vanguard and Strain stat cards
  • 100+ full colour game counters

Check out the detail of these great models!

Important: figures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.   Made in plastic.

These are reference painted examples, they paint up really sweet! Just to be clear, no painted miniatures are supplied with the game, this is eye candy only.

Vanguard miniatures

  • Kara
  • Morgan
  • Akosha
  • Drone Tank (50mm base)
  • Male Samaritan with Laser Rifles x 12
  • Female Grenadier x 2
  • Male Reaver Heavy x 2
  • Female Lancer special x 2

Strain miniatures

  • Phase 1 - 1  Big arm x 7
  • Phase 1 - 2  Claw hand x 7
  • Phase 2 - 1  Stalker x 4
  • Phase 2 - 2  Quasimodo x 4
  • Phase 3 - 1  Scythe Witch x 2
  • Phase 3 - 1  Brimstone (50 mm base) x 2
  • Phase 4       Grendlr (50mm base)
  • Phase 5       Cthonian (50mm base)

Here's a short video explaining key game play concepts of the game:

Assembled prototype video below:

We're doing this Kickstarter to give Mike's legions of fans (gulp) a chance to get in on the ground floor, as well as gauge demand and interest in Sedition Wars. The game is ready to go to tool, with sculpting and art complete!  If you love great sci-fi miniatures, then here are the various pledge levels.  We appreciate any help we can get! 

Airlock - Cover print signed by Mike McVey!

Docking Bay - Get a special limited edition resin version of Kara (unpainted, assembly required), and a print of the cover art signed by Mike! 

Quarantine Zone - A copy of the boxed game (MSRP $89.99) and a print signed by Mike! Add $25 for international shipping.

Biohazard! - Everything from the Quarantine Zone, plus a special edition Kara in resin and a sexy Vanguard patch!  Add $25 for international shipping.

We've got Movement! - 2 x Biohazard! Add $40 for international shipping.

Keep Firing! - 3 x Biohazard! Add $55 for international shipping.

Why Can't We Be Friends? - Everything from Biohazard, and dinner and drinks with Mike and Rob at Gencon 2012!  You need to figure out how to get Gencon on your own though.  Add $25 for international shipping.

That's Not a Natural Color - Get your Biohazard set painted by Golem Painting Studios! Add $25 for international shipping.

The Secret Template - Get yourself designed as either Vanguard or Strain and inserted into the Sedition Wars universe!  Also includes everything from the Biohazard level.  Add $25 for international shipping.

Patient Zero - Get your Biohazard set fully painted by Studio McVey, i.e. Mike and Ali themselves!  Add $25 for international shipping.

The Lab - A Biohazard set, plus a set of resin masters painted by Studio McVey, and a day of personal instruction on miniature painting with Mike and Ali at their studio in Sheffield!  You need to get there on your own though.  Add $25 for international shipping.

Optional Items

Here are some optional items you can add to your pledge, just increase it by the appropriate amount and we'll send you a survey after the Kickstarter concludes so you can pick what you'd like.  Do note the differing shipping times on some of the options.

Dice Pack Everyone needs more dice right?  Each Biohazard set already includes a set of 6, but get another set (or 3)! Ships together with the Quarantine Zone and Biohazard rewards (expected November).

Terrain Pack - This was meant to be a set of resin models sold individually to "bling" out Alabaster station, but with the overwhelming response we've decided to tool it in plastic and give you a 100% complete upgrade!  Check out what you get below, SEVENTY pieces of terrain!  This is expected to ship in March 2013, ships free anywhere in the world.

  • 2 x Exocyst
  • 2 x Necrocyst
  • 2 x Macrophage
  • 2 x Genstation
  • 2 x Spore Engine
  • 12 x Security Doors
  • 12 x Normal Double Doors
  • 12 x Narrow Doors
  • 12 x Crates / Low cover / Terminals
  • 2 x Teleport Control
  • 2 x Havoc Defense Turret
  • 2 x Auto-Doc
  • 6 x Corpse

And of course....

Against all odds, Dr Susan Ridley has survived on Alabaster Station.  Seemingly uninfected by the Strain, and with a completely shell-shocked orphan in tow, perhaps the doctor can provide the Vanguard team some insight as to what the hell is happening!  $10, and Dr Ridley can lend her expertise to your team!  In sculpting now, and expected to ship in March.  Dr Ridley is promotional figure and will be available only on Kickstarter and at conventions.

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Photos for reference only, requires assembly.  Actual Opticamo and Glow in the Dark figures will ship with scenic bases.

You don't need this pack to play the Lights Out campaign, but it looked so cool, we had to make some for ourselves.   And since we're already making them....

Here's what's in the each pack (Kickstarter and conventions only, we're only making these once):

Glow in the Dark Strain Pack ($30)

  • Phase 1-1 x 3
  • Phase 1-2 x 3
  • Phase 1-3 x 3
  • Phase 2-1 x 3
  • Phase 2-2 x 3

Opticamo Vanguard ($30)

  • Helmed Male Samaritan with Las x 3
  • Helmed Female Samaritan with Las x 3
  • Helmed Female Samaritan with Grenade Launcher x 1
  • Female Samaritan and Las x 2
  • Female Samaritan and Lancer x 1
  • Male Reaver x 1

Get both for $50 - Lights Out Campaign Pack

 
On permanent hazard duty, Niven was "lucky" enough to be doing external maintenance in standard issue space armor when the outbreak occurred. Now armed to the teeth with whatever he's managed to jury rig, Engineer Banks is going to do anything it takes to get off this &@^#(!ing station!
 
Get Niven for $10! This version of him will only be available during this Kickstarter and at conventions.  We have big plans for the character though, expect to see more of him later!  Expected to ship March 2013.

An extra set of every tile in the game. Since they are double sided, a 2nd set will allow you to lay out map with every single unique design! This pack is just for the really dedicated gamers/hobbyists out there and is not necessary to enjoy the Battle for Alabaster.

Sergeant Ramirez is as tough as they come, and an ace with the Reaver support weapon! Laying down accurate and thunderous suppressing fire is a specialty.  Just don't talk back to the sarge! Enlist her for $10. Ships March 2013.  Available only on Kickstarter and as a convention promo.

Brilliant, beautiful, and utterly merciless Dr. Hexen Phaedrus is a specialist in nano-technology and neural interface systems. A key researcher at the Alabaster Science facility, she has advanced knowledge of how the Strain nano-phage works, and a desire to see it contained and controlled. Oddly enough, she seems immune to the infection herself, due to safeguard nano-tech she developed.

Unravel her mysteries for $10, ships March 2013 (unpainted and unassembled).

"The crew of the Calamity never thought they'd get caught up in the going's on of a remote science station. Still, the take from handling the "special" cargo they hauled from that creepy moon made everything worth it. That and a bit of RnR on a cushy science facility with all the mod cons unavailable on a deep space freighter was a good morale booster for the crew.

Still, the crew has dealt with misfortune before, and they intend to get out of this bit of worry like they always do... intact, alive, and broke."

The Captain and his lovely XO will glady report for duty for paltry $20! Like the rest of the promo figures, please limit yourself to 3 each per Biohazard set you're pledging for. Ships in March 2013, unpainted and unassembled.

So these bad boys normally sell for $25 in their metal version, and come with one set of arms.  Get them now for $15 each with Flamer and Pulse Cannon arms too! So you got 4 arms to choose from.  Ships March 2013, unpainted and unassembled.

Bios - Who are you guys?

Mike McVey

Mike has been in the miniatures industry for over 25 years, and is a veteran of Games Workshop and a former partner at Privateer Press.  Starting out at Games Workshop, Mike's career includes contributions to Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, Privateer Press' Warmachine and Hordes, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars and Warcraft.  

Rob Baxter

Rob started out at Privateer Press and is one of the key contributors to the award winning Iron Kingdoms Players and Campaign Guides.  Rob is currently a video games designer, and has worked on both electronic and pen and paper games like Mario Strikers Charged, Spider-Man, Captain America, Dear Rising, World of Warcraft (the RPG) and Mechwarrior!

Achieved! Every game will be upgraded with alternate sculpts of the troopers with alt female poses (with and without helmets on).  

Reinforcements have arrived! Each Biohazard level and above pledge gets an additional squad of 12 vanguard troopers thrown in for free! Note, actual mix of troopers may vary from the shot below, but you'll get 12 with a lot of variety!

Unlocked! The Infection markers in all games will be upgraded from paper to plastic.  If we hit this goal, we'll open a tool for these nifty tokens and improve Alabaster immensely for everyone!

Also upgraded will be the Nano counter, which doubles as an objective marker.

Achieved! If we hit this stretch, every game will get a horrific alternate sculpt of a Phase 1 Strain model.  If you didn't have a reason to keep firing before, you sure do now!

Smashed! What better way to celebrate having a cool new Strain sculpt than to have TWELVE additional Strain models? Every Biohazard set gets this additional pack of the horrors if we hit this stretch goal!

Incoming! Barker Zosa packs a mean punch with his massive Pulse Cannon.  Sometimes, it's ok to blow a hole in the side of a ship.  That's when you give Barker a call! 

Every game gets this great specialist with a choice of two weapons (Flame Thrower of Pulse Cannon).

Quarantine Campaign! Everyone gets a great downloadable campaign that will make use of all the additional figures released for the Biohazard set! Play a massive 70+ miniature battle climax!

We got em! Everyone one loves dice right? Every Biohazard set gets a 6 custom Sedition Wars dice! 3 sexy Vanguard dice and 3 Strain dice!

Infected! Mmm... it appears the good doctor wasn't as healthy as she first appeared! Or is this an insidious copy designed to sow doubt and despair amongst the Vanguard?

Every unit of Dr Ridley will ship with a Strain infected version of her! Ships at the same time as Dr Ridley!

Unlocked! Each Biohazard set will get FOUR extra Phase 3 Strain models, 2 each of the Scythe Witch and Brimstone! I hope those Las-Carbines are fully charged....

Unpainted and unassembled, photo for reference purposes only.

Achieved! Every Glow in the Dark Strain Pack gets an additional glow in the dark Scythe Witch and Brimstone and every Opticamo Pack gets a Opticamo Kara and the rest of the characters!  (Don't have shots for the Opticamo characters yet, but you get the idea).  The combined Lights Out Campaign Pack gets both rewards!

If we hit this stretch, Mike and Ali will put together a short painting tutorial to get your Battle for Alabaster miniature windfall into decent shape!  Every Biohazard set will receive a DVD (region free) with a short tutorial specifically for this Kickstarter.  Depending on space limitations, a HD version you can play on your computer will either be included or downloadable.

Deployed! The ever popular AI Drone gets a buddy!  Every Biohazard set gets another Drone!  Infect this nanofools!  Comes unassembled and unpainted.

Hide! every Biohazard set gets a sweet additional Grendlr, tentacles and all! Personally I think this is one of the most horrific sculpts in the game, and it can't hurt to have two!

Comes unassembled and unpainted

Infected! It looks like Mr Banks won't make it off this tub after all. Every one who purchase Niven Banks gets his Strained version free! Ships the same time as Niven.

Every Biohazard set will get another Cthonian model free, as well as a stats card to play the model as a Construct Assault Drone, slaved to the Cthonian! He (it?) won't be as infectious or as smart, but he'll (it'll) be just a shooty!

 

It looks like Ramirez didn't quite detonate that grenade in time.  Get a free Strain version of Ramirez with every Ramirez!  Ships together with the Sarge in March 2013.

The large AI Drone actually carries quite a large load out of smaller drones. In the game, these are represented by cardboard counters. But every Biohazard set will get a set of 6 baby drones free!

Ships March 2013 with the rest of the new sculpts. Aren't they adorable?

"I had decoded it. Using a nanite utility mote I built an operating interface. Once I confirmed I could interface using my own nano-controls, I decided to take one final measure – 

No, I’m in control of this. Soon I’ll be in control of it all."

Every copy of Dr Hexen will ship with her evolved version free! Ships together with Dr Hexen in March 2013.

"The Strain nano-spore has an affinity for improvising with the remnants of human anatomy. Among the most twisted and insidious of necroforms crafted from organic remains is the Bonecrab. This crawling aberration is a nightmare sculpted from a skull and functioning phalangeal limbs."

Every Biohazard set gets 6 of these skittering horrors! Ships in March 2013, unpainted and unassembled. 

Complete the crew of the Calamity! If we hit this stretch, Phoenix and Delta join the Cap in his (mis)-adventures on Alabaster Station! They'll ship the same time as the Captain and XO and are free with every set of the Mercenary Crew!

Mercenary Crew complete!


And so... the end is near. We therefore present you the violent, dangerous, mysterious, Keegan Kor! Every Biohazard set will have Keegan lurking within! (You'll need to paint and assemble him though, if he'll let you). Ships March 2013.

"Trapped in the cargo facility, conscript Jada "Iron" Lily has survived while jacked into a sturdy THI lifter. Now Jada is clocking some harsh overtime, crushing strain skulls and trying to escape the predatory contagion infecting Alabaster station."

Every Biohazard set gets Iron Lily!  She may be a little squishy without her THI carapace though... (hint hint). 

Every Biohazard set gets the battle damaged version of this deadly cyborg if we hit this stretch! Ships March 2013, unpainted and unassembled.

Every Biohazard set gets Morgan all suited up!  Ships March 2013, unpainted and unassembled!

If we hit this stretch, every Biohazard set gets Gnosis armored Kara free! Ships March 2013, unpainted and unassembled. And not to worry, Kara will still come out for a spin if we miss this stretch, and will be available for $25 in the CKPM if we don't hit it!

FAQ

  • Just add the appropriate amount to your pledge by clicking the green "Manage Pledge" button on the top right hand side of this page. We'll send out a survey after the Kickstarter is complete where you can tell us how many of each you'd like!

    e.g. A Biohazard set + a Terrain Pack would be $100 + $30 = $130 pledge.

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  • We've figured that we should be able to ship within the EU from the UK. Shipping will still cost the same ($25 extra for the first box game) as we'll need to deal with customs and VAT on your behalf if you're in the EU, and to cover the extra cost of shipping less than a container load for UK fulfillment.

    This will mean that you won't have any issues with possible customs queries, additional tax or other hassles, making your Sedition Wars experience that much smoother!

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  • Yes you will, one set for each "Biohazard" set included in your pledge. So 2x for We've Got Movement and 3x for Keep Firing!

    Painted sets also receive one set of extras for every game box included.

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    Why can't we be Friends? - Everything from Biohazard, and dinner and drinks with Mike and Rob at Gencon 2012! You need to figure out how to get to Gencon on your own. Ships free in the USA! Add $25 for international shipping.

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    The Secret Template - Get yourself designed as either Vanguard or Strain and inserted into the Sedition Wars universe! Also everything from the Biohazard level. Delivery date is for the Biohazard rewards, you appear in the expansion in 2013. Ships free in the USA! Add $25 for international shipping.

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    Boot Camp - You and a friend get a day of personal instruction on painting from Mike and Ali McVey at their studio in Sheffield, England! You also get 2 x Biohazard sets (unpainted), and 1 character (of your choice) painted by Studio McVey! You'll need to figure out how to get to Sheffield on your own though. Please add $40 for international shipping.

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    Patient Zero - Get your Biohazard set fully painted by Studio McVey, i.e. Mike and Ali themselves! Ships free in the USA! Add $25 for international shipping.

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    Patient Zero Coughs! - Ali has been gently persuaded by Mike et al to paint another Biohazard set. Identical to Patient Zero, delivers in January 2013. International pledges please add $25.

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    The Lab - A Biohazard set, plus a set of resin masters painted by Studio McVey, AND a day of personal instruction on painting with Mike and Ali at their studio in Sheffield! You need to get there on your own though... Ships free in the USA! Add $25 for international shipping.

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