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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 5:26 PM UTC +00:00.

About


The Acies Rift

Legends tell that millennia ago the Acies Rift was part of the wider Galaxy and that all the peoples of the Acies Rift came from Beyond. The same legends tell of cataclysmic wars between mortals and gods and how the Hidden Ones used their Arcane sciences to seal the Acies Rift from the wider galaxy to protect themselves from these apocalyptic wars. 

In the intervening Centuries between the Isolation and the present day the races cut of the Rift have developed into new cultures in some cases fundamentally different to what came before. 

One such civilisation is that of the Arkhadian Imperium. The Arkhadian’s are the descendants of Religious Zealots worshipping the four Aspects of Unfettered Truth – Carnage, Evolution, Death and Pleasure. Since the Wall went up the Arkhadian’s have been attempting to find the Hidden Ones and bring the wall down to be reunited with their Gods. 

The Arkhadian Imperium is the most militaristic civilisation within the Rift and are only kept in check through tentative alliances among the other races. Their powerful Interstellar Navy is comprised of sleek cruisers cutting the void ahead of majestic and ostentatious Battleships and Dreadnoughts. 


This Kickstarter is designed to bring the vessels of the Arkhadian Imperium to tabletop wargaming. These models will be realised in stunning resin multi-part kits to allow full customisation of the vessels of your growing fleets. 

All of the main models (non-stretch goal) models have been completed bar tweaks that get done during prototyping. The stretch goals will be done over the course of the Kickstarter running so that when its complete the models will be manufactured quickly ensuring you get to enjoy your models as soon as possible. 

The Ships

Equite Class Frigate 

Equite Frigate
Equite Frigate

The workhorse escort vessel of the Arkhadian battlefleets - the Equite is nimble, fast and when working together pack quite a punch. 

The Equite Frigate measures roughly 4cm in length

Hastatii Light Cruiser

Hastatii Light Cruiser
Hastatii Light Cruiser

Used in system patrols as well as acting as the eyes and ears of the Fleet, the Hastatii Light cruisers are often the first to engage the enemy before moving to the flanks to pick off wounded targets and prevent the enemy escaping. 

Hastatii light cruisers measure roughly 8cm in length 

Arkhadian Cruisers

Arkhadian Cruiser
Arkhadian Cruiser

Cruisers form the backbone of any Arkhadian fleet. Using a standardised hull design and modular weapon bays multiple unique classes of Cruisers exist fulfilling roles from  gun boats to carriers

Arkhadian Cruisers measure roughly 10cm in length

Praetorian Grand Cruiser


Praetorian Grand Cruiser
Praetorian Grand Cruiser

A menacing and powerful ship, the Praetorian Grand Cruiser is often used as Flagship for Patrol fleets. The vessel is armed with a blistering amount of weapon batteries and Dorsal Hardlight Lance turrets.

Praetorian Grand Cruisers measure around 11.5cm in length

Tesserarius Battleship

Tesserarius Battleship
Tesserarius Battleship

Among the largest warships Humanity has ever made is the Tesserarius Battleship. This behemoth can swat opposing ships aside with its devastating broadsides while fighters and bombers from its immense hanger decks swarm the enemy. Completing this ships fearsome arsenal are the two triple barrelled Hard Light Lance turrets mounted on its Dorsal and two smaller twin barrel turrets mounted beneath its prow. This colossal starship strikes fear into all who oppose her. 

The Tesserarius battleship measures roughly 14.5cm in length

Pledges 

Light Cruiser Thanks! £6 + p&p

We want to make sure that whatever level you can give at you’ll receive something! So, at this lowest pledge level you’ll receive a stunning light Cruiser!

Equite Light Cruiser
Equite Light Cruiser

Take your Pick – Level 1 £10 + p&p

At this pledge you’ll be free to pick one of the following list:

· A pair of Light Cruisers

· A single Cruiser

· A squadron of three escort frigates

Cruiser, pair of light cruisers, squadron of Frigates
Cruiser, pair of light cruisers, squadron of Frigates

Grand Cruiser £12 + p&p

With the Grand cruiser pledge you’ll receive one Grand Cruiser plus any unlocked Grand Cruiser stretch goals! The Grand cruiser comes with a selection of different weapon fit outs to allow you to represent a wide range of individual ships

Grand Cruiser
Grand Cruiser

Battleship Pledge £16 + p&p

A mighty and majestic Battleship is yours for this pledge and includes all the Battleship Stretch Goals! Like the grand cruiser, the Battleship comes with an optional weapon fit out to customise your ship.

Battleship
Battleship

Take your Pick - Level 2 £25 + p&p

For this you’ll be able to pick any three from the following list:

· A pair of light Cruisers

· A single Cruiser

· A squadron of three escort Frigates

Patrol Fleet - £60 + p&p

The first Fleet level pledge is the Patrol Fleet. The pledge offers exceptional value and the basis of a powerful fleet! Included in the patrol fleet are: 1 Grand cruisers acting as flagship, 2 Cruisers, 4 light Cruiser and 3 escort squadrons for a total of 16 warships. 

Also included are all Grand Cruiser, Cruiser, Light Cruiser and Escort stretch goals that are unlocked. 

All the vessels included in the Patrol Fleet
All the vessels included in the Patrol Fleet

Arkhadian Grand Fleet - £80 + p&p

This fleet bundle offers all the unlocked stretch goals except for the Dreadnought. Included are:

1 x Battleship

2 x Grand cruisers

4 x Cruisers

2 x Light Cruisers

3 x Escort Squadrons

All the ships included in the Grand Fleet pledge
All the ships included in the Grand Fleet pledge

Arkhadian Crusade Fleet - £120 + p&p

The ultimate fleet bundle, this pledge comes with 32 warships plus all unlocked stretch goals. 

Included are:

2 x Battleships

2 x Grand cruisers

6 x Cruisers

4 x Light Cruisers

6 x Escort Squadrons

Everything included in the Crusade Fleet
Everything included in the Crusade Fleet

Stretch Goals

All of the stretch goals are for alternative designs. While this will mean a completely different looking ship for the Light Cruiser and Escort vessels for the Cruiser, Grand cruiser and Battleship stretch goals you'll receive alternative pieces to be used with your ships enabling you to customise your fleet. 

For the Stretch Goals of the Light Cruiser and the Escort you'll receive 2 of the alternative Light Cruisers and one squadron of the alternative escorts for both the Patrol fleet and Grand fleet pledge levels. For the Crusade Fleet pledge level you'll receive 2 of the alternative light cruisers and 3 squadrons of the alternative escorts

£1300 – Alternative Light Cruiser design

£1400 – Alternative cruiser prow and superstructure design. One set per cruiser in you fleet level pledge

£1500 –  Alternative Escort design

£1600 – Alternative Grand cruiser prow and superstructure design. One set per Grand cruiser in you fleet level pledge

£1700 – Alternative Battleship prow and Superstructure design. One set per Battleship in you fleet level pledge

£2000 – Dreadnought

 the most exciting of the stretch goals is that of the Dreadnought! A ship class that dwarfs the Tesserarius Battleships and forms a grand flagship fit for any admiral. This stretch goal is only available to those who pledge the Crusade Fleet level. This ship will measure a full 20cm in length

Risks and challenges

With prototypes already done for several of the key vessels in the range we do not foresee any issues with the design aspect of the project but as the designs progress we'll be keeping everyone updated.

The biggest risk to the project is the casting of the models, which is also the purpose of the project. We have experience in casting miniatures in resin but have not used the specific equipment that will be used here. Through extensive research and our own past experiences we don't believe there'll be much cause for concern here. Any issues will be mitigated by giving large lead times to enable us to ensure the highest quality products possible.

The only other risk is with international shipping. We'll be monitoring this and keep everyone updated.

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