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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 14 2018
Portable WarfareBy Portable Warfare
First created
Portable WarfareBy Portable Warfare
First created
$1,909
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
24
backers
12hours to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 14 2018

About

Ten years ago, there were not a lot of options to transport your miniatures, and the options that were available lacked features and design that made sense for the tabletop miniature gamer, so designing a new miniatures bag from scratch made sense.

The original Sergeant had smart pockets to hold common templates, books, pens, dice, tokens, and other gaming accessories. The main compartment held a stack of foam trays for your miniatures with a zipper design that opened up from the top all the way down the back which made removing the trays much easier. The Sergeant also included a unique stacking clip system, that made transport even better. After receiving the final prototype in late 2009, Portable Warfare was born and so was the Sergeant.

As The Sergeant began to make its way into the hands of eager miniature players, another need arose. The need for a budget friendly alternative for the more frugal gamer. That spurred the APC which is a low budget, sturdy cardboard case solution. The APC also doubles as a great way to safely mail miniatures for online sellers and contract painters.

After several years and many color options later, it was time for an upgrade.  So now the Sergeant 2.0 is here.

Portable Warfare has never had the need to raise capital on Kickstarter, so why start now?

Simply put, we want to bring more great miniatures storage solutions to market and manufacturing costs have risen as well as the minimum orders we need to place with the factory.  We have already designed the new Sergeant v2.0 and paid for multiple prototypes during the process.  We have also secured the new upgraded zippers and upgraded fabrics, so we are now ready to push the go button, but we need a little help.

The funds raised from this Kickstarter will help pay for much of the assembly and the overseas freight on the Recon Black Sergeant.  We are also hoping to hit some stretch goals to include some of the new color options, which all require their own MOQs (minimum order quantity). With your help we can bring the new Sergeant v2.0 to market via direct consumer sales and through traditional distribution.

With the new V2.0 Sergeant, we made some upgrades.  A small percentage of the original Sergeants had some zippers failures.  We have now upgraded to a beefier zipper.

We received a lot of requests for a way to label the bag, so we added a clear window on one side which will fit a business card sized label for clear identification.  In doing so, we upgraded the cargo net on that side to a slimline fabric pocket.

Below are the complete specs of the new Sergeant V2.0.  Please note that this Kickstarter is for the Recon Black color, and the illustrated specs look more like a gray bag.  This is to illustrate the features better.

Pledge Level 1 – $1 This donation level allows you to follow the Kickstarter campaign and gives you our heartfelt thank you for helping to bring The Sergeant v2.0 to the market along with the chance of some new colors.

Pledge Level 2 – $49 This pledge level gets you one empty Sergeant V2.0 in a color of your choosing.  Your color choice options will be dependent on which stretch goals have been unlocked. You may add $45 for each additional empty bag you want.

Pledge Level 3 – $99 This pledge level gets you one empty Sergeant V2.0 in an unlocked color of your choosing plus a Paint Rack Insert of your choice. There are three different style Paint Racks.  Please see Add-Ons below.  Your color choices will be dependent on which stretch goals have been unlocked. You may add $45 for each additional empty bag you want.

Pledge Level 4 – $100 This pledge level is for retailers only. Please contact us for wholesale pricing.  You must be able to show proof of your sales tax certificate after the Kickstarter is complete.

If we hit the following stretch goals, you will be able to choose different colors for your pledge selection and any Add-ons.

If we hit $15,000, we will be able to make the Purple Heart Sergeant in the V2.0 style. It will be a purple bag with white trim.  For every two Purple Heart bags we sell, we will donate a Purple Heart Sergeant to a Purple Heart recipient.

Portable Warfare is offering several accessory Add-Ons which are available for all pledge levels.  After the Kickstarter is over, you will receive a questionnaire form our pledge manager where you can add these additional items.  Some Add-Ons require an increase in shipping.

You may add more Sergeant 2.0 bags to your order at $45 each.  Only colors that get unlocked during the Kickstarter Campaign will be available as an Add-On.

The Portable Warfare Paint Rack is a two-part item and is specially priced for a savings of $17 when compared to what the MSRP is.  This item is laser cut and flat-packed for shipping, so assembly is required. The top portion is designed to hold paints, brushes, water cup, and tools.  The bottom paint rack is a storage shelf for larger items and tools.  They are designed to fit into the Sergeant when stacked.

There are three different paint rack styles.

Small - Eye Dropper Style Paints

This rack contains 36 spots for eye dropper style paints and 15 spots for brushes, and two spots for plier-like tools.

Medium - Medium Sized paint Pots

This rack contains 26 spots for medium style paint like P3 paint bottles from Privateer Press* and 15 spots for brushes, and two spots for plier-like tools.

* Not an officially licensed Privateer Press product.

Large – Large sized paint pots

This rack contains 21 spots for large style paint like Citadel paint bottles from Games Workshop* and 15 spots for brushes, and two spots for plier-like tools.

* Not an officially licensed Games Workshop product.

The Portable Warfare Storage Drawer* is specially priced for a savings of $5.00 when compared to what the MSRP is. This item is laser cut and flat-packed for shipping, so assembly is required. This is designed to fit inside the shelf and can be used to store your painting accouterments such as spray paint or other items. This is designed to work with the POW Paint Rack Shelf.

 * Price if for a single drawer, picture reflects how drawer fits into the shelf.

You can add any number of Blü Foam trays to your pledge for a custom load-out.  Add the total dollar amount of the foam trays you would like and you will be able to select the trays in the pledge manager.

The Sergeant 2.0 can hold up to 11.5" of foam trays. Please be sure to include the 1/4" blue bottom in your calculations.  For example, a 2" foam tray actually measures 2.25".

Risks and challenges

Having successfully produced The Sergeant for several years, we have manufacturing and shipping logistics in place. We have already been through the process of creating and reviewing prototypes for The Sergeant 2.0 in order to minimize the delay once the Kickstater is over.

The challenges and risks that come with this type of product is that production is done overseas and that can cause delays in shipping and customs clearing. Also, quality control is a challenge because the possibility exists of defects or color mismatch, but we already have some prototypes in our hands that have our final approval for the Recon Black. In the event of a defect, color issue, or some other aspect of production that we are not 100% happy with, it could affect the expected delivery date to backers and stores.

With our past history an experience, we are anticipating a timely delivery of the final products to our backers.

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    By donating $1 or more, you our huge heartfelt thanks for your support. Please know that your funds are going towards ensuring the future of Portable Warfare. You will also receive updates for this campaign.

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    Sergeant 2.0 Empty

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    1 Sergeant 2.0 in Recon Black.

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    • Your choice of color if stretch goals are unlocked.

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    Sergeant 2.0 & Paint Rack Insert

    = 1 BAG EMPTY & PAINT RACK INSERT =

    This pledge level gets you 1 Sergeant 2.0 in Recon Black and a Paint Rack insert.

    • $45 for additional bags that you get as Add-Ons.
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    = FOR RETAILERS ONLY =

    This pledge level is for verified retailers only. You must provide proof of a sales tax certificate at the end of the Kickstarter. Select this pledge to reserve items for retail sale and adjust your pledge after you contact us for wholesale pricing.

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