About this project
Crafted by the insane Lumberjack Vikings at Dog Might Games, the Skirmish Box is the ultimate mini transport for your next head-to-head battle or campaign encounter. The Skirmish box uses an embedded metal plate that allows your minis with added magnets to stand apart from one another, ensuring safe transport. It also offers a variety of wells to hold cards, tokens, dice, or anything else you need for your game and holds up to 25 minis. Every Skirmish Box is available in a variety of woods and interior designs, just choose the one that works for you. We offer over 30 exterior designs which are sculpted directly into the hardwood lid. Each Box is created from hand selected hardwoods and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.
We have partnered with Wyrd Miniatures, the creators of the miniature skirmish game Malifaux, for this project and are proud to offer the official Malifaux faction logos in addition to our line up of sculpted designs.
Check out our gallery further down the page to find the right design for you. Note that all of our designs are available in any wood or finish. Simply pick out the design that you like then choose your wood, interior design, and lining.
Dimensions. The Skirmish Box comes in 2 sizes. There is no price difference in the sizes:
- Standard is 11.25 x 5.75 x 4.25 with an interior height of 3" (the bottom is 2" deep and the top is 1" deep). Fits minis up to 3" in height.
- Large is 11.25 x 5.75 x 5.25 with an interior height of 4" (the bottom is 2" deep and the top is 2" deep). Fits minis up to 4" in height.
The large wells on the top and bottom of the Skirmish Box are felted.
Capacity. Skirmish Boxes hold up to 25 minis depending on the interior design. Shown below is the Short Interior with 17 minis: 2x50mm, 3x40mm, and 12x30mm, with room for cards. We will be adding a deeper version to increase the interior height from 3" to 4".
Metal Bottoms. Each interior design has a compartment with a metal bottom. This 26 gauge cold rolled steel holds miniatures in place with enough force to keep them secure during transport. All metal is covered in your choice of felt color.
Skirmish boxes are intended for miniatures with magnets on the bottom. You can purchase magnets in the add-on section. Simply glue them on to the bottom of the base of your minis.
Magnets. All Skirmish Boxes close with rare earth Neodymium magnets. These magnets are very strong and will keep the box closed tightly.
Finishes. Finishing is an art. We have spent countless hours refining and perfecting our finishing process to bring you some of the most stunning pieces of art available. Many woodworkers avoid custom finishes as it is very time and labor intensive. High quality finishing is a source of pride at Dog Might. One third of our shop is dedicated to the finishing process.
Our in house professional artist has over 20 years of experience, and mixes all of his own custom tints and varnishes. Every product has a triple coat of varnish, guaranteeing a lifetime of durability and performance. In creating products that are intended for everyday use at your gaming table, we feel that hand rubbed oil finishes are not of high enough quality and durability for our products. Our custom varnishes and tints do not require reapplication, are highly water resistant, and help protect from UV rays and humidity.
Felt Colors. All Skirmish Boxes come with your choice of felt color.
Stability. All Skirmish Boxes are created from hand selected wood that is banded for strength and stability. Banding the wood prevents warping and other movement that would degrade the product.
Special thanks to Raine at Initiative:Tabletop for a hands on review!
Interior Designs. Every Skirmish box comes with your choice of interior design. All designs include metal plate bottom and choice of felt.Exterior Designs. Every Skirmish box comes with your choice of exterior design fully sculpted in hardwood. Our designs are sculpted directly into the wood for a lifetime of beauty. More pics of these designs are at the bottom of the page.
Kickstarter Exclusive Design - Skull and Crossbones. We have created this exclusive design based on backer feedback. It will only be available on this Kickstarter project.
All Skirmish Box designs are available at any pledge tier above CLASSIC. The only difference in the Pledge tiers is the wood species and available finishes.
CLASSIC Pledge Tier - $99. Strength and durability without the frills. This Skirmish Box comes in White Ash with a Natural finish, an Open Interior, metal plate, and choice of felt color. Note that the lid on the CLASSIC Skirmish Box is not sculpted.
CUSTOM Pledge Tier - $149. Custom Skirmish Box in any design with your choice of stain, interior, and felt color. Built with domestic White Ash, our go-to wood for durability and long life. Triple coated with custom varnish for a lifetime of protection.
FIERY Pledge Tier - $169. The Fiery Skirmish Box is built exclusively with Flame Birch (also known as Curly Birch). This wood exhibits medullary rays that produce striking patterns on the wood that resemble fire. To enhance this effect we add custom mixed, chromatic stains that are created and hand applied by a professional artist. You will get a Skirmish Box in any design which includes your choice of chromatic stain, interior, and felt color. Triple coated with custom varnish for a lifetime of protection.
PREMIUM Pledge Tier - $199. Created from some of the most beautiful woods in the world, our Premium Skirmish Boxes are sure to make a huge statement at your table. You will get a Skirmish Box in any design in your choice of premium wood, interior, and felt color. Triple coated with custom varnish for a lifetime of protection.
MYTHIC Pledge Tier - $249. Our Mythic Skirmish Boxes are crafted using only the rarest and most sought after woods in the world. You will receive a Skirmish Box in any design in your choice of mythic wood, interior, and felt color. Triple coated with custom varnish for a lifetime of protection.
Limited Wondrous Woods. Our Wondrous woods are so exclusive we can only offer them in small batches. Each comes with a natural finish and is triple coated with custom varnish for a lifetime of protection. We will be releasing more Wondrous Woods throughout the Kickstarter so watch for the updates.
Wondrous Canarywood - $269. Limited to 10. Canarywood exhibits striking and colorful rainbow grain patterning with amazing luster. These pieces have vibrant coloring ranging from yellows to bright red hues.
Wondrous Redheart - $269. Limited to 10. Redheart boasts a bright, vibrant red tone, and is visually striking. It holds a superior luster and exhibits straight grain with a fine, even texture. This wood is beautiful and highlights wood sculpts dramatically. Redheart is the favorite wood of Dog Might owner and artist, Michael Konas.
The TRIPLE THREAT - $425. Create your own set of 3 Skirmish Boxes in any combination from the CUSTOM, FIERY, or PREMIUM tiers. Each comes with your choice of design, interior, wood, felt, and finish.
To purchase add-ons, click on the "Manage my Pledge" link and add the appropriate additional cost to your pledge. All add-ons will also be available through the Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter project closes. There is no additional shipping charge for add-ons.
Multiple Skirmish Boxes. Add on any number of Skirmish Boxes by selecting the 'Manage My Pledge' button and increase your pledge by the appropriate amount. You will also be able to modify your pledge after the Kickstarter closes.
Battle Belt - $25. Add a gorgeous accent to your Skirmish Box with our hand crafted Battle Belt. Made from 5 oz. cowhide it is 0.75 in. wide and comes in your choice of leather color and snap.
Battle Ruler - $10. Lightweight quick measurement tool for you next game, made of Flame Birch in a natural finish and laser engraved on both sides with the most common measurements for skirmish games.
Custom Metal Symbol - $25. Replace the sculpted wood lid with a custom image or symbol in brass or aluminum. We have hand cut over 1000 metal symbols and provide a mock-up to ensure you get exactly what you want.
Magnets for Miniatures - $1 per magnet. We offer 3 sizes of magnets to adhere to the bottom of your miniatures: small (1/4" diameter), medium (3/8" diameter), and large (1/2" diameter). We recommend at least one magnet for resin models, and up to 3 magnets for 50mm metal models. Be sure to experiment with the amount of magnets you need before traveling.
Demon Hide Lining - $15. Take your Skirmish Box up a notch with Demon Hide lining. Made from heavy duty marine grade upholstery, this subtly textured lining is easy to clean, will not fade, and is water and crack resistant. Magnets work incredibly well through this lining.
Dragon Hide Lining - $25. Made from heavy duty furniture upholstery, this moderately textured lining adds an awesome detail to your Skirmish Box. It is easy to clean, will not fade, and is water and crack resistant. Magnets work incredibly well through this lining.
Custom Engraved Text - $25. Up to 200 characters of custom engraved text on the bottom of the Skirmish Box.
Metal D6 Dice - $25. Add some heavy metal to your game with a set of 5 D6 Dice (16mm). Three colors to choose from.
$20,000. UNLOCKED. Free Custom Engraved Text. Up to 50 characters of custom engraved text on the bottom of the Skirmish Box. (Note that the $25 add-on is for 200 characters).
$40,000. Free Polys with Every Case. A Free set of polyhedral dice will be included in each Skirmish Box! Your choice of 15 colors. (Please note that metal dice are not included in this stretch goal).
Below is a sampling of each of our exterior designs. Remember that any design is available in any wood.
Malifaux M2E (offical logo). Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Featured above: Padauk with natural finish.
Resurrectionists (official Malifaux logo). Resurrectionists reanimate the dead, but their magic results not in a body that has been restored to life, but rather one that has been brought back as an undead puppet. Featured above: Flame Birch in Kickstarter Green.
Guild (official Malifaux logo). Make no mistake, the Guild exists for one reason and one reason only. There is talk of justice and peace, but these are secondary concerns, byproducts of their primary interest. The Guild exists to maintain the production of Malifaux Soulstone above all other things. Featured above: Redheart with natural finish and Quad interior.
Neverborn (official Malifaux logo). The Neverborn are terrible monsters that brutally prey upon the humans who have appeared to claim Malifaux for their own. The Neverborn take many shapes, from the winged Nephilim to the ghostly Sorrows. Featured above: Flame Birch in Ruby finish.
Arcanists (official Malifaux logo). Almost all of Malifaux's residents develop some small ability to magical energy, usually manifesting as minor arcane talents. A small number will display noteworthy powers that represent a threat to the Guild presence in Malifaux. These individuals have been labeled Arcanists. Featured above: Flame Birch in Sapphire finish, blue felt, and Open interior.
Outcasts (official Malifaux logo). In between the plots and schemes of the other Malifaux factions, there are men and women who, for one reason or another, have turned their back on other affiliations to live a more roguish lifestyle. These scoundrels and mercenaries are collectively referred to as Outcasts. Featured above: Maple with natural finish and Quad interior.
Ten Thunders (official Malifaux logo). The mere mention of the name Ten Thunders breeds a quiet dread in men's hearts, chilling the blood. The origin of the Ten Thunders crime syndicate is a mystery to the residents of Malifaux, save that they appear to have some sort of connection to the Three Kingdoms of Earth. Featured above: Leopardwood with natural finish.
Gremlins (official Malifaux logo). While it can be amusing to see Gremlins fighting, especially if they are fighting each other, the Guild is starting to learn not to underestimate the diminutive creatures. Featured above: Black Walnut with Quad interior.
Chaos Star. This symbol represents energy scattering at high velocity. Featured above: Wenge with natural finish, Long interior, and red felt.
Viking Dragon. Inspired by Norse carvings, the Viking Dragon is a personal favorite of the Dog Might team. Featured above: Red Oak with Natural finish, Long interior, and blue felt.
Eagle. The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology. The heads represent an Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters. Featured above: Bolivian Rosewood with Natural finish, Long interior, and brown felt.
Greatsword. The mighty Great sword is renowned for its fearsome size and tremendous power. Featured above: Flame Birch with Ruby finish, Short interior, and purple felt.
Fireball. The bane of mooks everywhere, the fireball is the epitome of Eldritch power. Featured above: White Ash with Red oak finish, Quad interior, and red felt.
Runes. Runes are an ideographic symbol of power and to write a rune is to invoke and direct the force for which it stood. Featured above: Flame Birch with Demon's Blood finish, Open interior, and red felt.
Mjolnir. This powerful hammer was the chosen weapon of Thor and, in Norse mythology, was capable of leveling mountains. Featured above: Benge with natural finish.
Arcane Circle. Spells weaved in darkness and light come to life in the Arcane Circle. Like an effective spell, this design is simple and elegant.Featured above: White Ash with Ebony finish, Short interior, and blue felt.
Hammers. Used in war or for work, Hammers are known for their ability to deliver a powerful blow. Featured above: Padauk with natural finish.
Axes. Used often to chop and shape wood, Axes are also used as heraldic or ceremonial symbols. Featured above: White Ash with Dark Walnut finish.
Chains. A common sight to Dungeoneers and Thieves alike, the archaic style of these chains can have good and bad meanings depending on who you ask. Featured above: Black Walnut with natural finish, Open interior, and green felt.
Tentacles. The Ancient One has been brought to the world of man in this awesome design. “I have looked upon all the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me.” Featured above: Flame Birch with Abyssal Black finish.
Dragon Gaze. The iconic and legendary Dragon is a formidable catalyst of fire and blood. Featured above: White Ash with Early American finish, Open interior, and black felt.
Yggdrasil. An immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology, Yggdrasil is a highly recognizable symbol. Featured above: Flame Birch with Kickstarter Green finish.
Crouching Dragon. Poised to pounce on the unprepared. Featured above: Flame Birch with Sunburst finish.
Cogs. The favorite icon of steampunk fans, Cogs represent the machinery of man. Featured above: Kentucky Coffee Tree with Natural finish.
Cthulhu. The Ancient one Awakens. Featured above: Flame Birch with Moss finish.
Talons. Any adventurer knows that being caught in the Dragon's grasp usually means the end of your campaign. Featured above: Cherry with Natural finish.
Organic. Simple and elegant, our Organic design turns the Skirmish Box into a work of art. Featured above: Maple with Natural finish, Short interior, and red felt.
Phoenix. Born from Greek Mythology, the Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Featured above: Bolivian Rosewood with natural finish, Triple interior, and black felt
Delivery Schedule. Skirmish Boxes will be built in the order pledges are received. We are currently projecting completion of approximately 50 Skirmish Boxes per month. We have fulfilled thousands of orders over the last few years and on time delivery is a top priority for us.
A pledge manager will be used after the project is complete giving you the opportunity to choose the specs of your Skirmish Box and list any add-ons you would like.
Kick Ass Guarantee. We are devoted to ensuring that every one of our customers is filled with joyous celebration. When you open your item for the first time, don't be surprised if you experience one of the following: prolonged speechlessness; immediate unexpected bowel movements; or bleeding eyeballs. If this does not occur, or for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, we will make it right for the life of your product.
This is our 9th Kickstarter and we have fulfilled thousands of orders over the years. Here's what our backers have to say:
"Holy sweet mother of crap... I just received the Rune Case that I ordered. This is AMAZING work. You guys did an outstanding job with it - everything I'd hoped for. Can't wait to take it to our next session and show it off... I'll see if I can get some more orders for you!" - Matt
"I will definitely order from you again! Your customer service is spot on!" - Donna
"I just got home from work to see my case waiting for me! This thing is SO awesome! Way better than I imagined. Thank you so much! You guys are great! Thanks!" - Nick
"I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH MY ORDER. This dice chest is absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship is amazing, I love the feel of the wood and the felt and the look of the dice as well! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!" - Donovan
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Risks and challenges
All of our Skirmish Boxes are made entirely by our small group of full time Lumberjack Vikings. We are passionate about our work and know that gaming comes first. We use all of our products in our weekly gaming sessions - everything we make has been battle tested. We do everything in house: artwork, modeling, programming, hand selecting lumber, staining, shipping, customer service, and of course, craftsman woodworking. This gives us total control over all aspects of the project and allows us to maintain the high quality woodworking for which we are known. We routinely handle high volumes of orders and have completed a butt load of Kickstarter projects already.
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