War that should have ended long time ago
Our miniatures are based on various military designs from World War I and II eras, with obvious dark sci-fi twist added to it. Divided into two factions, they are more closer to it's historical sources or more imaginative on the other hand.
Heavy boots, thick leather coats and gas masks worn by everyone - that's The Great Empire in the nutshell. What they are lacking in physicality, they will compensate in calibers and amount of shots per minute. As World War One rages on mostly on their lands, toxic warfare resulted in whole zones being inhabited by mutated people, who eventually serve as Ubermans. Nothing is wasted in Military Industrial Complex of Great Empire.
Inhuman sleekness, terrifying effectiveness and cold calculation are Echelon Dominion's traits. After mandatory "Echelon Civilian Enhancement" government programs, can no longer considered as "human". This is not a decision taken solely by The Great Empire, but also by the Echelon, who see human equating to weakness. Where other forces deploy heavy infantry, The Echelon deploy Constructs. Where other forces face fear and suffering, they welcome challenge and seek to prove themselves. Their purpose is unknown as they don’t fight solely for the purpose of land, honor or survival but whatever their plan is it will end current era for mankind for sure.
How the models are built
All models from "Empire of Men" line are multipart and 28mm scaled. You can see overview of sizes below:
Also - if you have backed any of the previous Archon's campaigns, you can compare sizes of Empire of Men models with VoW and LOAD miniatures as well.
Shipping will be charged via our Pledge Manager system after the Kickstarter campaign ends based on the actual costs incurred to ship. After successfully delivering of LOAD in record time, we know what to expect when it comes to shipping and we are prepared to do it again.
Below is a list of rough estimates for shipping. These are just estimates, and costs may rise (or drop) based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and optional buys you choose.
We are so confident you will enjoy Empire of Men, we’re offering a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with the miniatures. If you decide you do not like the miniatures within 60 days after the Kickstarter campaign is over, we will refund 100% of your money. If more than 60 days have passed (but before shipment), we will refund the amount you pledged minus Kickstarter and payment process fees. After a pledge has been shipped to you, you will have the right to return the product to us for a refund within 14 days of receiving it if you are not happy with the final product
Risks and challenges
Archon Studio has successfully carried three campaigns on Kickstarter. Each has been a boardgames with dozens of miniatures included. We have promised timelines for each of the project and have delivered each of these on time.
League of Ancient Defenders was delivered to all backers in 6 months without any delays, and in 6 different languages. Vanguard of War "Early Birds" were delivered in 2 months. Re-Load is scheduled for delivery in December 2017. "Empire of Men" deliveries will be fulfilled by the end of February of 2018.
The biggest challenge for us has been expanding our production lines into multi-part resin miniatures. As we have previously worked with UniCast as main technology, we have had new tools designed to make minis in parts on sprue. Thanks to our experience and technological insight, Archon engineers are now able to launch fully capable manufacturing lines for needs of "Empire of Men".
Another thing we are taking under consideration is shipping. Empire of Men is planned to be delivered to all backers by the end of February 2018. We are prepared for that amount of packages as well. Thanks to very beneficial contracts with Polish Mail we have guaranteed delivery rates, times and low prices for next 2 years. Shipping will be quick, wallet-friendly and on time, and we have dedicated team in our factory just for that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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