About this project
CURRENT STRETCH GOAL:
£32,000 - Troglodyte Black Brigade section
Welcome to The Land and the world of Panzerfäuste, our exciting game of mechanised warfare in a fantasy world. Enter a world where Dwarves, Orcs, Gnomes and many other creatures continue their millennia long struggles, but with modern advances of tanks, sub-machine guns and grenades. Fight on battlefields where death is impersonal and only a heartbeat away. March your troops across green fields, through muddy trenches, over snow-capped mountains or into dank caverns... Come fight in the world of Panzerfäuste and see if you can reign supreme in The Land!
Panzerfäuste is a fun 'Historo-Fantasy' miniature wargame setting, in which 28mm scale miniatures are used to depict the everyday struggles of standard fantasy races such as Orcs and Dwarves fight out battles with 20th century weaponry.
So welcome to Panzerfäuste, welcome to Hysterical Games, make yourself comfortable, for you are in for a treat!
For more information, don't hesitate to visit our Website: http://www.hystericalgames.co.uk
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We've made loads of headway! Here's all the freebies you get with your pledges!
Robyn Scott, one of our kind backers, has very generously taken some time to help you calculate your pledge. Just follow this link to a spreadsheet!
All of the current freebies are listed at the top of the spreadsheet, and all current stretch goals factored in, as well as the next 3 stretch goals.
Inspired by Tolkien, Pratchett, the history of the two world wars and everything in-between; Panzerfäuste is split into two rule-sets. Both the Skirmish Game and Mass Battle-Game rules simulate all of the vagaries of modern warfare, including fatigue and morale, but also mix in a flavour of fantasy through racial traits, magickal spells and fantastic abilities.
The game can be played using the Skirmish rules, with a Section of infantry or played using the Mass Battle rules which cater for collections at Platoon to Company level, with two or three Sections of troops, armoured support and a character or two making up the bulk of most games. This means that the average game of Panzerfäuste requires no more than 30 or so miniatures.
You can download the Beta rules for Panzerfäuste: Skirmish here: SKIRMISH BETA RULES
You can download the Beta rules for Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle here: MASS BATTLE BETA RULES
Panzerfäuste miniatures will be manufactured in a high quality and resilient polyurethane resin material, perfect for miniature gaming figurines. Hard-wearing and capturing excellent detail, these miniatures truly pop. Check out this video from the manufacturer for a quality check.
This Kickstarter is to create the first wave of miniatures in the Panzerfäuste setting, as well as two luxurious, full colour rulebooks to play out the initial battles of the setting. Right now, we have the first designs and models ready for the nefarious Dwarves and the plucky Gnomes - enough models for each faction to start playing the game. We have also been playtesting the rules; so now is the time to share them with you for Beta testing!
Here are the sets of models you guys have helped raise funds in order to release! Thank you so much!
So, we have a lot of the background written, some of the rules written and a great deal of artwork made. What we need from you guys is the support to manufacture a range of miniatures, expand the rules and print the rulebooks.
Pledging in this Kickstarter couldn't be easier!
Step 1: Decide if you want to play the Skirmish Game, the Mass Battle Game, or Both! Every Pledge Level contains a rulebook, or both rulebooks, simply select the appropriate Pledge Level.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind, you can always add extra, or other, Rulebooks in the Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter finishes.
Step 2: Choose your units! There are 3 types of unit available in the Pledge Levels!
Every race has options available for each unit type.
- Sections - The standard grunts of your army, these come in all manner of shapes and sizes. We will unlock several new Sections for each faction during the Kickstarter through our Stretch Goals.
- Command - A set of figures that will command or aid the rest of your army.
- Support - A set of optional heavier weapon teams that will help give your army some extra punch.
Disclaimer: You will choose exactly which units in the Pledge Manager, after the Kickstarter finishes. You can also buy any of these units as add-ons for £22 each!
Step 3: Select your add-ons! There are loads of gaming accessories, artifacts such as printed Posters and T-Shirts and also extra units, including extra unit types, such as Heroes, Brutes and Armoured Monsters.
Read on for a full list of add-ons.
Disclaimer: You will choose exactly which add-ons you want in the Pledge Manager, after the Kickstarter finishes. Be sure to add the cost of the add-ons you want before the Kickstarter ends, so that we can smash those stretch goals!
You can now choose to pledge by PayPal, if you are unable to pledge by traditional means. Simply email email@example.com and we will invite you to the Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter ends where you can add more items or upgrade.
There are a host of amazing add-ons available in this Kickstarter!
Every single Pledge Level allows you access to these. Simply add the appropriate amount to your pledge amount and you will be able to select your add ons in the Pledge Manager once the project ends!
Panzerfäuste: Skirmish Rulebook - £10 - A beautiful, full colour and approximately 96 pages (subject to possible change), A4 format paperback book which describes how to play Panzerfäuste: Skirmish and contains full background of the Panzerfäuste setting through the eyes of one of the Dwarves of the Straftgruppe Loki.
Panzerfäuste Mass Battle Rulebook - £25 - The brand new rules for Panzerfäuste, this A4, full colour, roughly 180-280 pages (subject to possible change) and hardback book will describe how to bring full armies of Dwarves, Orcs, Gnomes and more to the tabletop as well as in depth stories and descriptions for every aspect of the setting.
Panzerfäuste Map of the Land A2 Poster - £8 - A full colour, high quality roughly A2 sized (42.0 x 59.4cm, 16.53 x 23.39 inches print of the beautiful crafted Map of The Land painted by Piotr Chrzanowski.
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Panzerfäuste T-Shirt - £15 - Final print may vary from those shown, but this will be a black, 'Fruit of the Loom' T-Shirt available in Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL and printed with high quality in mind. If you would like a smaller or larger size, please feel free to PM us and we will work hard to find the right size for you.
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Panzerfäuste Messenger Bag - £25 - A custom printed, high quality canvas Messenger Bag to carry around your rulebooks, dice, tape measures and even a small case of figures inside!
Panzerfäuste Template Set - £10- A set of all the tokens and templates you will need to play both Panzerfäuste: Skirmish AND Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle. This product is subject to change in composition (exact components to be confirmed before the Pledge Manager).
(Currently contains 1 Burst Template, x5 Critical Success Tokens, x5 Critical Failure Tokens, x5 Jammed Tokens and x5 Suppressed Tokens)
Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle Shared Magick Decks - £5 - You may select one of two (or both!) currently available Shared Magick Decks as an add-on! Each deck is £5. You may choose 'Operation: Blutrach' (Dwarven invasion of the Gnomes), 'Operation: Unterberg' (Dwarven invasion of the Troglodytes).
Disclaimer: You will need a Shared Magick Deck to play Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle!
Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle Faction Magick Decks - £3 - You may select one of any of the currently available Shared Magick Decks as an add-on! Each deck is £3. You may choose 'Enigma' (Dwarves and Orcs Magick), 'Illusionism' (Gnomes Magick), Shamanism (Troglodytes Magick) or 'Necromancy' (Deathless Magick).
Disclaimer: These are the cards you require to use the Magick Teams in your Command Sets in Mass Battle!
Panzerfäuste: Skirmish Dice Set - £2 - A set of x5 D6 in a Red and Black marbled plastic, filled with gold dots. All the Dice a General should need to play Panzerfäuste: Skirmish!
Disclaimer: These dice are now CUSTOM PRINTED!
Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle Dice Set - £4 - A set of x5 D6 and x5 D20s in a Red and Black marbled plastic, filled with gold dots (D6) or numbering (D20). All the Dice a General should need to play Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle and Panzerfäuste: Skirmish!
Disclaimer: These dice are now CUSTOM PRINTED!
In the Community
We've been very lucky to have quite a bit of coverage! Apologies if we miss anyone, just let us know!
- Anarchy of Anton! (Blog)
- Tales from the Man Cave (Blog)
- Dampfpanzerwagon (Blog)
- Imp Works (Blog)
- Magabotato (German Language Interview)
- Beasts of War
- The Dread Cave (Youtube)
- Gung-Ho Wargaming (Romanian Language Blog)
- Chilling Wargamers (Youtube)
Shipping and Postage Charges
A Note on Shipping Hysterical Games has experienced a few Kickstarters (as creators, but mostly as backers!) and spoken to a lot of different people regarding shipping in particular. We've used other people's experiences to guide our decision to charge shipping after the Kickstarter ends, based on actual costs. We will collect this charge via our Pledge Manager after the campaign closes. Sadly, our toys are quite heavy (especially because we won't skimp on quality!). This also means that the campaign can focus on what stretch goal rewards we give you! We will be shipping your pledges from Europe. Our aim is to use a tracked UPS service, so that you, at all times, know where your pledge is once it has left us.
We will also be offering the option of paying extra for split shipments, so you can start playing with your models as soon as possible!
Risks and challenges
There are a few potential setbacks in any project, these could be obvious from the start or at the end or when we ship! However, the obvious ones to me now are:
1. Printing - This is outsourced, we don't envisage any problems but it is possible there could be unavoidable delays for reasons beyond our control. We have 3 suppliers lined up.
2. Manufacture of miniatures - We have decided to take upon the ourselves. Rob is a talented mouldmaker and caster, who has worked professionally on resin casting for a number of years. This will allow us to update you all with the most up to date information that we can provide. Some elements may be outsourced, but this is unlikely.
3. Rules development - With the help of you guys, there should be no issue here.
4. Popularity - We're confident that our planning will avoid this! However, it's worth saying the obvious which is that the more popular the project is, the more stretch goals there will be and the more product we have to provide. In every Kickstarter, this causes delay.
5. Shipping - International customers (outside of the EU) may encounter unexpected import taxes and/or delays in customs. You can contact your customs department for more information. We are aiming to use UPS, who have a stellar track record.
Throughout this Kickstarter, we will make sure that you guys are communicated with to the best of our ability, to show exactly where we are and exactly where any delays are coming from and how we are tackling them. We have all of the concept art done for the next 3 Factions and the rules are basically there. Now we just need to tie the loose ends and turn this into a marketable product!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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