About this project
Blackwater Gulch is a tabletop skirmish game based on the Wild West. Form your gang from the variety of miniatures available and use them to fight for fame and fortune. Whether it’s a showdown at the corral, a brawl in the saloon, a dust-up in the mines, or a chase through the outskirts, Blackwater Gulch is action-packed, fast, and fun.
You only need a handful of figures to start playing, but you can make your gang as large as you want. Each member of your gang has unique stats, skills and equipment included with the stat cards for each figure. You can also personalize each member of your gang, by creating custom stats.
We launched our first successful Kickstarter campaign for Blackwater Gulch back in March 2012. Now that the models we produced are about to be shipped to previous backers, we are launching this new campaign, Rebels & Reinforcements, to fund even more miniatures! We have several all new gangs planned, along with new 3-man “Support Packs” that expand upon our existing gangs.
The initial goal of this campaign is to get our first new gang funded, The Widowmakers. After those are funded we will move on to unlocking other new gangs like the Secret Fist, Wilde's Rangers, The Flying Zarconis and more! If we unlock all of the starter sets, we'll move on to 3-man support packs. Not to mention the bonus items and special figures we'll throw into the mix as well.
To show your support, all you have to do is choose a pledge level to the right. When the campaign ends, we will send a questionnaire out to everyone where you can tell us what you want to receive. If you would like to add on any additional items, just increase your pledge amount to cover the new items.
Each pledge level gives you the choice of one or more Unlocked Starter Sets and one or more Unlocked Bonus Figures. You can also add even more sets and figures to your pledge rewards just by increasing your pledge by the amount shown on each Unlocked item.
Remember, locked sets and figures are not available to choose. Also, all figures and sets are shipped unpainted and some assembly may be required.
Blackwater Gulch rules have been available as a free PDF download for quite a while and a number of people have been playing the game using other western-themed minis. Here are some of the reviews that have been posted online.
We rolled off and I got first move and it was game on. I downed his strong guy with a pick axe with my leader firing at long range. This set the tone for the game. I moved my leader and two other rifles along the edge of town to shoot down the street and my shotgun mounted granny along with the gunslinger and wrassler (martial artist) swung around behind the buildings. -- Styx at Dice Of Legends
Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Old West is a new site offering 28mm western skirmish rules. I'm actually impressed with what they've put out, given that this is an indie game fueled by Kickstarter and not a corporate venture.-- Solo Sam at Sweet Mercy Western Miniatures
While doing my usual reading of various forums I came across a western skirmish game called Blackwater Gulch. It ... stays pretty historically accurate in terms of weapons and professions of the old wild west. The author has done a terrific job with the layout of the rulebook and has just started selling his own miniatures which I think is rather inspiring for amateur designers everywhere.-- Dinosaur Cowboy at Dinosaur Cowboys
If you back our were a backer on our first Kickstarter project and you've come back to support us again, we want to say thank you with a little gift. We'll include five (5) resin bases from Secret Weapon to your new pledge rewards. You can see them in the General Store below. No additional charge, of course. We're very happy that you've come back to pledge for this new Blackwater Gulch project.
We put together a lot of great items to add to your pledges, such as Building Kits, Battlefoam Bags and more! Just increase your pledge amount by the amounts shown for each item below.
Please note, the resin bases are unpainted. Also, the building bundles from GameCraft and Battle Flag are shipped unassembled and unpainted. Figures, if shown, are NOT included in the building bundles.
$5 - City Slicker - A Pair of "Colt 45" Dice
$10 - Ruffian - 1 Unlocked Bonus Figure
$20 - Rustler - 3 Unlocked Bonus Figures
$30 - Outlaw - 1 Unlocked Starter Set + 1 Unlocked Bonus Figure
$60 - Vigilante - 2 Unlocked Starter Sets + 2 Unlocked Bonus Figures
$90 - Deputy - 3 Unlocked Starter Sets + 3 Unlocked Bonus Figures
$100 - Gunslinger - 3 Unlocked Starter Sets + All Unlocked Bonus Figures
$120 - Sheriff - 4 Unlocked Starter Sets + All Unlocked Bonus Figures
$150 - Marshall - 5 Unlocked Starter Sets + All Unlocked Bonus Figures
$750 - Desperado - Limit 5 - 4 Unlocked Starter Sets + All Unlocked Bonus Figures plus you will have the opportunity to create your own Hired Gun character who will be permanently added to the game world! This new character will be produced later and will not be included in this campaign. You will receive a free copy of this Bonus Figure when it is produced.
$4500 - Ranger - Limit 1 - 4 Unlocked Starter Sets + All Unlocked Bonus Figures plus you will have the opportunity to create your own 5-man gang that will be permanently added to the game world! This new gang will be produced later and will not be included in this campaign. You will receive a free copy of this Starter Set when it is produced.
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All pledge levels include Free shipping within the USA, Canada, EU, UK, and Australia. Shipping to all other countries requires an additional shipping fee that is noted in the pledge level text in the right column.
Blackwater Gulch miniatures will be available locally all around the world through friendly local game stores that participate in the Game Salute Select Stores system. Blackwater Gulch miniatures will also be available online through Shop.GameSalute.com for delivery worldwide.
You can use GameStoreLocator.com to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on our Select Stores list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at GameSalute.com/SelectStoreSignUp .
We have special Preview Nights bundles available for local stores. These bundles provide retailer pricing, free shipping with minimum order, complimentary demo copies, and more. Contact James Takenaka at Sales@GameSalute.com or 1-800-459-5516 to pre-order your Blackwater Gulch miniatures products now.
We are pleased to offer access to our game designer and creative team for podcast, blog, newspaper, or television interviews. Team members can also be present for conventions and event appearances with a timely invitation and appropriate travel and lodging expense allowances.
Please contact David MacKenzie at email@example.com to discuss any of these media support opportunities.
Game Design and Development: Tim Kline
Art Director: Dann May
Concept Artists: Heath Foley, Wayne O'Connor, Luis Felipe Peredo Noguez, Robekka Studio, Aaron Liu, & Phillip Simpson
Figure Sculptors: Brother Vinni, Patrick Keith, Ian Mountain, Bob Naismith, Pedro Ramos
Graphic Design: Tim Kline
Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington
Kickstarter Administrator: David MacKenzie
Video Editor: Cherilyn Kirkman
Design Studio: Gangfight Game Studio
Publisher: Game Salute
Special Thanks to: All the backers from out first Kickstarter project!
Without you, this dream could never have come true! Please join us now and help us build a new line of highly detailed Wild West miniatures. If you have any further questions, you may find the answers in the FAQs below. If not, please leave a comment or email us!
Risks and challenges
Producing a miniatures project has some similarities to board and card game production. Long before the project appears on Kickstarter, the designers and developers will have spent hundred of hours on play testing the game and thousands of dollars on concept art and sculptures to get the project to state where you will take it seriously. In the case of small outfits like Gangfight Game Studio and small publishers like Game Salute, this money is all paid up front from a VERY limited budget. Blackwater Gulch: Rebels and Reinforcements is a small project as miniatures productions go, but even so, it can't be made without your help.
Rebels and Reinforcements has undergone an extensive concept art phase and has already begun some of the sculpts -- and we'll be pushing forward aggressively during the Kickstarter campaign. We already have plans to post the sculpts we have in the project updates and will post more as they are completed.
Because the sculpting, moulding, and casting phases are time intensive, we plan to release the completed minis over a period of several months, beginning in July 2013. Every project is subject to potential production delays, but we believe this date is achievable.
The final challenge is getting the rewards out to the backers and the minis into stores around the world. Game Salute is well versed in Kickstarter reward fulfillment and we are prepared to meet this challenge for Blackwater Gulch: Rebels and Reinforcements.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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