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Raymond WigginsBy Raymond Wiggins
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Raymond WigginsBy Raymond Wiggins
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$9,342
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 6 2019 1:59 PM UTC +00:00.

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The Coven of the Nameless Thirteen is, not surprisingly,  composed of thirteen miniatures. The members are identified by their titles within the coven.  The High Priestess mounted on a horse, The Witch mounted on a goat, The King, The Queen, The Prince, The Nun, The Bard, The Oracle, The Huntsman, The Mother, The Hunchback, The Jester, and The Champion, a towering figure (35mm) clad in full plate. All are available in finely detailed resin or durable white metal.  All miniatures are unassembled and unpainted. 

The Coven exists in a Europe that never was. For over fifty years a mysterious plague known as the Blue Death has winnowed the male population of the continent. Christianity already at war with itself has shattered under the strain, the social order has collapsed, vast armies of the dead have risen to clash with the decimated population. Armies of Angels and Devils rage across the skies and sometimes descend to earth to further torment the living. 

In the wake of this royal feast of death, new religions rise as people turn against the old order. Paganism and diablerie flourish in the shadows while Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox alike vie to emerge as the one true church by purging all who fail to bow to their creeds. 

The Coven of the Nameless Thirteen is the head of on of the mightiest of the secret orders that have sprung up in the Chaos.  Their true names known only to the High Priestess, each member of the coven is themselves the leader of another coven of thirteen members and so on outward to the dark edges of Europe and possibly beyond. 

While the members of the coven may come and go, the the current members in the Year of our Lord 1580 are-


Prices on each picture are for resin(R) and metal(M).

YOU MAY ADD ANY INDIVIDUAL FIGURE TO ANY PLEDGE AT THE PRICE STATED ON ITS PICTURE.



Prices on each picture are for metal.

YOU MAY ADD ANY INDIVIDUAL FIGURE TO ANY PLEDGE AT THE PRICE STATED ON ITS PICTURE.



Most of the stretch goals are mercenaries of the Black Hearts mercenary company. While it is not unusual to find females filling the ranks of European armies in the wake of the Blue Death, the Black Hearts are unique in that they are an all female company led and funded by women.  The Company has an unmatched reputation for fulfilling their contracts- by whatever means necessary. 

The Mercenaries are available NOW in white metal with the exception of the sorceress who is also available now but in resin.  Just add the cost of the individual figures to your pledge. The stretch goals will be changed to reflect that they will be for resin copies of the figures. 

If we get to $50,00 I will commission a model of the processional shrine of the Coven complete with a male and a female sacrificial victim.



                               All miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted. 

I started Dark Maenad Games with a few goals in mind. First and foremost I wanted to create miniatures that I liked that I wasn't seeing on the market. Specifically Fantasy miniatures often seem to fall into a few predictable patterns. I wanted to play on my knowledge of historical costumes and periods while producing miniatures that were dynamic and sexy without straying into the realm of the ridiculous. I also wanted to balance the scales a bit so that both the female and male figures looked both beautiful and deadly. I like to think I've succeeded but the real test is whether you think I have.  

Thank you for taking the time to check out this project and an even bigger thank you if you choose to pledge. While I'm on the subject of thanks. Thanks to my lovely wife Yana for encouraging me to undertake this little gamble. Thank you to Owen Aurelio for his wonderful concept art and for always being willing to take time to offer advice and listen to my thoughts on the project.  Thank you to the sculptors, Mikh (The Sorceress), Gael Goumon (The High Priestess), and Yannick Hennebo for everything else. John Popson for his excellent advice and his casting expertise. Rafael Navajas for his remarkable resin casting. Jennifer Haley, The Art of Effix, Laurent Exposito, and Elizabeth Beckley-Bradford, for your beautiful painting that really brought the figures to life. A further thank you is do to Jennifer Haley for her much appreciated advice on the kickstarter, most of which has been incorporated into the project.

 The price for shipping within the United States is $8 and $20 for international. I will use the best shipping available at that price point and if it's over that price I will pay the difference myself. 

I am planning to use Backer Kit for the pledge manager. I am in the process of setting that up at the moment. Pledge manager will go up as soon as possible after the campaign concludes. 

Fulfillment will begin as soon as I have figures in hand. I am going to push hard to fulfill before the stated date. 

At a minimum I will put out updates every two weeks even if I have nothing to say. I can always show you pictures of painted miniatures. 

Risks and challenges

The sculpting, and the casting of the masters is all completed and paid for. You can see the quality of the work both here and on the Dark Maenad Facebook page. Once the kickstarter concludes I will immediately place orders with the casters for the sufficient quantities to fulfill all orders.John Popson from Effin Cool Miniatures will be casting the metal figures and Rafael Navajas from RN Estudio will be casting the resin copies. Both companies have stellar reputations for delivery and quality. I have been in your shoes through many a kickstarter campaign and I know the joys and sorrows of the experience. Our fulfillment date is December 2019. If for any reason we miss that date by more than thirty days I will be happy to issue refunds to anyone who is unsatisfied at that time.

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