About this project
Welcome to DGS Games' Kickstarter Project featuring the TRAAZORITE CRUSADERS from the Freeblades fantasy skirmish miniatures game. This project’s main objective is to fund the creation and production of the new Traazorite faction models for use in our tabletop skirmish game, Freeblades. These models will expand your play experience in both existing and soon to be released scenarios. Your backing will take this new faction from concept art, to masterful sculptures and then into production to be delivered to customers like you.
In Freeblades, there is no good and evil, there are only the choices you make. Can you successfully kidnap the rich merchant, will you defeat the rampaging beast, can you fight your way through demons to close witchgates before your opponent, or do you simply wish to drive your opponent from the field of battle? These are only a few of the missions you may find yourself engaged in. Freeblades features league style play as well, allowing your freeband to grow as you acquire gold, and its members to gain experience and become more powerful or become injured and possibly die from their wounds. It is your story to tell and now you can tell that story with cool Traazorite models!
Before we get to the main project, as we are in progress, here is the fourth stretch goal, just unlocked at $15500...Every backer at the $37 level or above will receive one for free. Additional Archers may be acquired through a $6 add on.
The Traazorite Archer, Stretch Goal #4
We have already unlocked the third stretch goal, the Bladebrother Scout, at $14000! Every backer at the $37 level or above will receive one for free. Additional Bladebrothers may be acquired through a $6 add on.
The Traazorite Bladebrother, Stretch Goal #3
We have already unlocked the second stretch goal, the Azarim Scout, at $12500. Every backer at the $37 level or above will receive one for free. Additional Scouts may be acquired through a $6 add on.
The Azarim Scout, Stretch Goal #2
Stretch goal #1, the Velozar Knight has also been unlocked! Every backer who has pledged to the $37 level will get one for free. Additional Velozar Knights may be acquired through an $11 add on.
The Velozar Knight, Stretch Goal 1:
The Project: Traazorite Crusaders
The Keshark is the freeband's leader, mounted on a dangerous Velozar and just as dangerous a swordsman in his own right.
and here is what one looks like painted...
Inspiring the legions in battle and discouraging their enemies, the Sunbringer is a formidable opponent.
A tough warrior in his own right, the Packmaster also controls a pack of Vezarin and launches them into battle at just the right moment.
Barely trainable, but ferocious in packs, Vezarin harass and disrupt the enemy. Often by eating him!
The mainstay and might of the Empire, the Legionnaire is the most lethal common soldier on two continents.
DGS Games is proud to be a Made in the USA company. We work hard to validate our supply chain to ensure compliance with our business philosophy and also go a step farther to use local suppliers when able. We feel this allows us to deliver great products while minimizing risks to either quality or deadlines.
We collaborate with top caliber talent to bring our players highly detailed and amazing miniatures. The Traazorite Crusaders kickstarter project will have figures sculpted by Gael Goumon and Patrick Keith. By backing our project you will enable us to continue partnering with this talent and make the best products a gamer could want.
What folks are saying about our miniatures: "One of the most interesting new sculpts I have seen - I need this!" - Barbaric Splendor about the Lioness on FaceBook
"Freeblades is a fantastic game - my favorite minis game to date. The miniatures are beautiful, and continue to impress with each release! Every Kickstarter I've backed with DGS has shipped on time (often early), and the staff is great to work with, always ready to help, whether it's a rules question or the rare product issue (mispacked starter set, in our case - resolved in less than an hour)." - Keith from Fun Factory
"These are the models that get gamers to buy figures for a game they have yet to discover. Another fantastic model." - Bryan about the Questing Knight of Sylvia on Facebook
Not familiar with our game?......check out these videos:
Basic Game Concepts: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/43548/freeblades/freeblades-game-concepts
2012 Interview by BGG with our Lead Designer: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/43873/freeblades/boardgamegeek-tv-interview-with-designer-jon-cleav
Game Overview by Blue Table Painting: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/43782/freeblades/game-overview-by-blue-table-painting
In our exciting and dangerous World of Faelon seventeen glorious factions exist (well I should say announced….could be that we have others in the works….shhhh). Since the release of the Freeblades rulebook in 2012, 8 factions have been released. Your backing will allow DGS to expand our product line and greatly increase the speed to market of these models for your enjoyment. We have so much excitement and great gaming to share!
Jon Cleaves = email@example.com for info about this project, Freeblades, the World of Faelon or info about DGS Games the company.
Richard Lonski = firstname.lastname@example.org for sales inquiries.
A word on Scale and Material:
All our 32mm models are cast in white metal (lead free) alloy with the exception of a few of the larger models which will be in resin, or a mix of resin and white metal components. They are designed to match favorably in size with what has become known as “28mm heroic scale." Heroic scale models are not just taller than 28mm, they are also aggressively proportioned with large hands, heads, muscles and weapons. Our models are typically as tall as current “28mm” models, but reflect typical anatomical proportions and compare in scale with those by Reaper and other top manufacturers. They are superbly sculpted to allow strong character identification and a fun and rewarding painting surface. Whether used with DGS’s games, in role-playing or any other miniatures experience, our figures will enhance your gaming pleasure.
Shipping Zone Rates
We tried using flat rate international shipping in the past, but found it simply unfair in 90% of the cases. So in order to try to be more fair, we've broken up the "world" into zones. Please add the appropriate amount to your pledge for the area you live in. If you have any questions please let us know and we will get you an answer.
- US - Free Shipping (except where noted)
- Mexico/Canada - add $12
- United Kingdom - - add $20
- Mainland Europe - add $28
- Anywhere else - add $40
When selecting an Add-on(s), simply add the cost of the Add-on(s) to your Pledge amount. Details of which Add-on(s) you want will be gathered at the successful completion of the project when you fill out your Kickstarter Survey.
- More Traazorites!
To add on individual models from the project:
- Add $6 for each Sunbringer, Packmaster, Legionnaire or Vezarin.
- Add $11 for each Keshark.
From our webstore
- Pick and Choose
- Add $6 and choose any model on our website listed at $6.49 MSRP
- Add $7 and choose any model on our website listed at $8.99 MSRP
- Add $9 and choose any model on our website listed at $9.99 MSRP
- Add $10 and choose any model on our website listed at $11.49 MSRP
- Add $11 and choose any model on our website listed at $12.99 MSRP
- Add $19 and choose any model on our website listed at $21.99 MSRP
- Add $21 and choose any model on our website listed at $24.99 MSRP
- Mass the Forces - $32 – Add any Freeblades faction starter set (Black Rose, Black Thorn, Falkaraan, Grular, Haradelan, Traazorite, Trilian, Urdaggar or Kuzaarik) (MSRP $36.99).
- Tiered Dice Set - $16 – Add a 10 dice set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d14, d16, d20, d24, d30). Available in red, green, yellow, black, purple, blue, white, or multi-colored (MSRP $19.99)
- Tokens - $22 – Add a Freeblades Token Set (MSRP $27.99).
- Rulebook - $25 – Add a Freeblades Rulebook (MSRP $31.99)
- Freeblades Rules Companion PDF - $5 - Add the downloadable interactive pdf (MSRP $6). This is where you will find the rules for these models.
- Trial Stone Set - $10 - Add a set of three Trialstones (MSRP $11.99)
- Loot Marker Set - $6 - Add a set of six loot markers (MSRP $6.49)
- Template Set -$18- AoE template, Cone template, Wall or Barrier template and 6 tokens. Fire or Ice. (MSRP $23.99)
Risks and challenges
The risks to completion are very low. We have successfully completed 4 similar Kickstarter Projects and delivered on time. We have been producing 32mm metal fantasy miniatures for 6 years and are lucky to work with some of the best people in the business. Our experience with the 4 previous Kickstarter projects taught us a lot and we have established realistic timelines for our rewards and project completion. Our collaborating artists, sculptors and casters are proven reliable in their delivery of both concept and timeline. It's always true that something unforeseen can happen, and *that* is where our planning has gone. We have shown we can bring you a model according to our established Kickstarter timeline. Let's do it again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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