Welcome to Splintered Light Miniatures' 15mm fantasy Egyptian Scarab-men Kickstarter. A few years ago we released the Sons of Horus, our first fantasy Egyptian themed army, as well as some fantasy Egyptian undead.
Over the last few years, we have been planning a series of similarly themed armies and are having them sculpted by Faron Betchley. Our main goal with this Kickstarter is to get the funds we need for the production molds and initial castings. Our hope is that as we are getting the funding for production molds, we can also keep Faron sculpting new armies and mercenary units for future Kickstarter campaigns. We need your help to get this done so please pledge today!
Our plan is to have 8 packs of Scarab-men available. Each pack of infantry will have 12 castings. Each pack of cavalry will have 6 castings, and the monster pack will come with one complete monster. Each pack will be $8 at retail.
SCAR01 Scarab Command: 3 leader poses, 3 musician poses, 3 priest poses and 3 standard poses
SCAR02 Scarab Spears: 6 of each pose
SCAR03 Scarab Khopesh: 6 of each pose
SCAR04 Scarab Archers: 6 of each pose
SCAR05 Scarab Guard: 6 of each pose
SCAR06 Scarab Cavalry: 6 of the one pose
SCAR07 Scarab Mutant Cavalry: 6 of the one pose
SCAR08 Scarab Monstrous Beast
For this Kickstarter, I will be offering these at three pledge levels. First, backers can choose to get one of each infantry pose and cavalry pose for $15 as a war band for skirmish games. This option will not qualify for stretch goals.
Second, backers can choose to get an army with enough units to make a Mighty Armies army or HOTT army. The army will include: 1 command stand (leader, musician, standard), 1 caster stand (priest + 2 guard), 2 stands of spears (6 figures), 2 stands of khopesh (6 figures), 2 stands of archers (6 figures), 1 stand of guard (3 figures), 1 cavalry stand (3 figures), and 1 monstrous beast (1 figure). This option will qualify for the stretch goals.
Finally, backers can choose to get one of each of the beetle packs. This will include packs SCAR01-08 and will give backers 60 infantry, 12 cavalry, and 1 monstrous beast. This option will qualify for stretch goals.
Stretch Goals: As stretch goals for this Kickstarter, I will be offering Sobek Crocodile Warriors. These will serve as mercenaries for any Egyptian themed army.
Stretch Goal 1: at $500 all qualifying backers will receive a Sobek Crocodile Warrior. UNLOCKED!!
Stretch Goal 2: at $1000 all qualifying backers will receive a 2nd pose of a Sobek Crocodile Warrior. UNLOCKED
Stretch Goal 3: at $1500 all qualifying backers will receive a third Sobek Crocodile Warrior. LOCKED
Since some of you may be new to Splintered Light Miniatures, I want to offer some of our previous Egyptian fantasy packs. To add an optional Add-on, click "manage my Pledge" in the top right corner of the Kickstarter page and type the total value of everything you want. For example, if you are at The Complete Scarab Experience ($50) and want to add two $6 pack add-ons to your pledge, simply increase your pledge by $12, making your total pledge $62.
Also, if you would like 2 of a pledge level, just add the additional amount as instructed above. Each additional copy of a pledge level will qualify for the unlocked stretch goals.
Sons of Horus: 12 infantry, 6 cavalry, or 2 chariots per pack
SOHO01 Sons of Horus Command $6
SOHO02 Sons of Horus Spear $6
SOHO03 Sons of Horus Khopesh $6
SOHO04 Sons of Horus Archers $6
SOHO05 Sons of Horus Guard $6
SOHO06 Sons of Horus Chariots $12
SOHO07 Sons of Horus Gryphon Pack and Handlers $12
SOHO08 Sons of Horus Cavalry $10
Mummy King: 12 infantry or 3 chariots/constructs per pack
UNDE42 Egyptian Skeleton Infantry w/ Spears and Khopesh $6
UNDE43 Egyptian Skeleton Archers $6
UNDE44 Mummy King, Lich, and Guard $6
UNDE45 Egyptian Skeleton Chariots $12
UNDE47 Mummies $6
UNDE50 Ghouls and Ghast $6
UNDE22 Skeleton Constructs $15
HORU10 Fantasy Egyptian Heroes (10 unique figures) $8
HORU08 Beast of Ammut (1 figure) $4
And, of course, additional add-on Scarab packs for those who want more than just one of each pack.
SCAR01 Scarab-men Command $6
SCAR02 Scarab-men Spears $6
SCAR03 Scarab-men Khopesh $6
SCAR04 Scarab-men Archers $6
SCAR05 Scarab-men Guard $6
SCAR06 Scarab-men Cavalry $6
SCAR07 Scarab-men Mutant Cavalry $6
SCAR08 Scarab-men Monstrous Beast $6
Shipping will be handled after the campaign is finished and product is ready to ship. Unfortunately, since Splintered Light Miniatures is a small company, we do not have distribution channels around the world so we have to ship from our home base. Most every domestic USA order will fit into a small flat rate priority mail box, which at this point in time is roughly $7. International orders will fall into two categories (Canada will come in slightly less than this)-- orders 8 ounces or less will cost roughly $14 to ship and orders over 8 ounces will cost roughly $23 to ship. Both of these prices are based on international first class shipping rates. Backers will be sent a Paypal invoice for the cost of shipping once the product is ready to ship, and the cost will be the actual cost of shipping.
Please do not include the shipping in your pledge total.
Risks and challenges
As far as risks go, I am very confident this will be done in the time given. I have been in business for 12 years and working with the moldmaker/caster I use for most of that time. They do great work and since the sculpts and master mold is made, it will just be a matter of getting production molds finished and product shipped. The only real delay might be if the moldmaker is overly busy, but three months should be no problem for getting it done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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