We love miniatures. We love tabletop games. We love anthropomorphic animals, from Disney's Robin Hood to Brian Jaques' Redwall books. So we combined the things we love in our Burrows & Badgers range of metal miniatures.
Why are we making them?
Because we want them! And we know a lot of other people are looking for more anthropomorphic animal miniatures too. Some will want to use them for wargaming or roleplaying. That's what we do with ours - and there's a link below to a free .pdf copy of the Burrows & Badgers Skirmish Game rules for you to download, if you feel like trying it out. Other people love painting miniatures, and our figures are perfect for that, full of character ready to be brought to life with your paintbrush.... And some people just love collecting miniatures; again, we've made this new set of Burrows & Badgers figures perfect for collectors. They are all single piece models, with integral bases, so there are no fiddly parts to be glued on. We love making miniatures; we hope you'll love our miniatures too.
Why we need your help...
We've got 11 new miniatures sculpted, but they need to have moulds made before we can start producing the miniatures. And that's why we need funding; to get the moulds made, and get the casting process started.
About the miniatures...
There are other ranges of anthropomorphic animal miniatures out there, but ours are a little different. We didn't want all the races of animals to be the same size. Instead, we've scaled them to each other; so a shrew or a mouse is a very small model, about 20mm tall, and a really big animal like a badger will stand about 50mm tall, for example.
Each sculpted figure shown below has a scale picture with it, showing its height in millimetres. All our models are supplied unpainted.
And if you are interested in doing some anthro skirmish gaming, here's the link to the Burrows & Badgers website, where you can download .pdf files of the rules, warband rosters, FAQs and more:
Below you'll see pictures of all the different pledges. Each picture shows you what's included in the pledge, then below them you can see close-up pictures of the individual miniatures, which also include the prices if you want to add extra miniatures to any pledge. Shipping costs vary depending on where you are; there's a graphic at the bottom of this page that lists all the shipping costs.
All pledges are set for an estimated delivery of April 2017, but we're hoping to deliver sooner than that.
Pictures of the miniature sculpts
Below you can see pictures of each of the miniatures, and there's a scale image at the bottom right of each picture to show the height of the model in millimetres. There's also a price at the bottom of each picture, for the Pick'n'Mix pledge, or to add extra models to any pledge.
Add-ons from the first two Burrows & Badgers projects
Can be included in the Pick'n'Mix pledge, or added to any other Pledge level. Click the images to see larger pictures.
Risks and challenges
The main risks are getting the miniatures safely moulded, and then producing enough casts to satisfy demand.
Thankfully both these problems come down to the skill and experience of the sculptor and the mouldmaker. And we've been doing this for a long time now, with 9 projects all fully completed, and delivered on time.
In short, we're not expecting any problems, but if we have some, we'll keep you informed, and we'll deal with them professionally.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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