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Warriors of the Black Root Forest

15mm Fantasy Miniatures by sculptor Ben Siens

Warriors of the Black Root Forest

15mm Fantasy Miniatures by sculptor Ben Siens

$5,514
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
88
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 23 2019 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Welcome to the Splintered Light Miniatures 15mm Warriors of the Black Root Forest Kickstarter Campaign.  For many years, renowned sculptor Ben Siens has added great sculpts to our line of fantasy figures.  Over the last year, he has sculpted lots of figures that all nicely fit into the minions of the Black Root Forest. 

Our primary goal for this campaign is getting the funds needed for the production molds and initial castings.  Our hope is that as we get the funding for production molds, we can also keep Ben sculpting new figures for future lines.  We need you help to get this done so please pledge today!

Our plan is to have 9 new codes but we will also be offering these along with the entire range of Ben Siens sculpted figures.

The New Packs

BEAST01 Beastmen Command: 4 leader poses, 4 standard poses and 4 musician poses

Beastmen Command
Beastmen Command

BEAST02 Beastmen Spear: 4 of each pose

Beastmen Spears
Beastmen Spears

BEAST03 Bearmen Warriors: 5 of each pose

Bearmen Warriors
Bearmen Warriors

BEAST04 Goatmen Spears: 6 of each pose

Goatmen Spears
Goatmen Spears

BEAST05 Goatmen Raiders: 6 of each pose

Goatmen Raiders
Goatmen Raiders

BEAST06 Wolfen: 6 of each pose

Wolfen
Wolfen

BEAST07 Goatmen Archers: 6 of each pose

Goatmen Archers
Goatmen Archers

BEAST08 Giant Minotaur: 1 figure

Giant Minotaur
Giant Minotaur

WOOD15 Entlings: 4 of each pose

Entlings
Entlings

Though not new, the various pledge levels will also include the Forest Guardian figures

WOOD14 Forest Guardians: 4 of each pose

Forest Guardians
Forest Guardians

Here are some size comparisons for the different figures

Beastmen Size Comparisons
Beastmen Size Comparisons
Treemen Size Comparisons
Treemen Size Comparisons

For this Kickstarter Campaign, I will be offering these at several pledge levels. First, backers can choose to get one of each pose from the above packs with the exception of the Giant Minotaur for $20 as a warband 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 Might Armies army or HOTT army.  The army will include: 1 beastmen command stand, 1 beastmen  unit, 2 goatmen spear units, 2 goatmen archer units, 1 goatmen raider unit, 1 wolfen unit, 1 bearman unit, 1 giant minotaur, 1 guardian unit, and 2 entling units.

Third, backers can choose to get one of each of BEAST01-08 and WOOD14-15.  This option will qualify for all stretch goals and costs $60.

In addition, we will be offering pledge levels that include other ranges Ben Siens has sculpted.  

Backers can choose the Ratmen pledge level.  This will include all 8 Ratmen packs sculpted by Siens.  This option will qualify for all stretch goals

Backers can choose the Dark Elf pledge level.  This will include all 11 Dark Elf packs sculpted by Siens.  This option will qualify for all stretch goals.

Backers can choose the Orc/Goblin pledge level.  This will include all 21 Orc and Goblin packs sculpted by Siens.  This option will qualify for all stretch goals.

Finally, backers can choose The Complete Siens Experience.  This will include all of the Ben Siens packs from the Friends and Allies pledge, the Ratmen pledge, the Dark Elf pledge, the Orc/Goblin pledge, the five Giant packs and the Ogre pack.  This pledge level will also include a bonus set of figures--the Lich, the Dark Elf Mage King, and the Ratman Pack Lord.  This pledge level will qualify for all stretch goals. **Please note this will not include the Giant Treeman since he was part of the Early Bird offer but that pack will be available as an Add-on for $5.

Stretch Goals: As stretch goals for this Kickstarter, I will be offering some characters for the Black Root Forest armies.

Stretch Goal 1: At $500 all qualifying backers will receive a Twisted Stump figure. **UNLOCKED**

Twisted Stump
Twisted Stump

Stretch Goal 2: At $1000 all qualifying backers will receive a Beastman Hero. **UNLOCKED**

Beastman Hero
Beastman Hero

Stretch Goal 3: At $1500 all qualifying backers will receive a Wolfen Hero. **UNLOCKED**

Wolfen Hero
Wolfen Hero

Stretch Goal 4: At $2000 all qualifying backers will receive a Bearman Shaman. **UNLOCKED**

Bearman Shaman
Bearman Shaman

Stretch Goal 5: At $2500 all qualifying backers will receive the Black Root Druid. **UNLOCKED**

Black Root Druid
Black Root Druid

Stretch Goal 6: At $3000 all qualifying backers will receive the Thistleweaver. **UNLOCKED**

Thistleweaver
Thistleweaver

Stretch Goal 7: At $3500 all qualifying backers will receive a Bearman Thain. **UNLOCKED**

Bearman Thain
Bearman Thain

Stretch Goal 8: At $4500 all qualifying backers will receive a Lich. **UNLOCKED**

Lich

Stretch Goal 9: At $5500 all qualifying backers will receive a Rat Sewer King [LOCKED]

Rat Sewer King

Since some of you may be new to Splintered Light Miniatures or may just want to get some additional packs from what Ben Siens has sculpted for us, I am offering all of the packs he has sculpted over the years for Splintered Light Miniatures. 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 Forest Experience ($60) and want to add two $6 add-ons to your pledge, simply  increase your pledge by $12, making your total pledge $72.

Also, if you would like 2 of a pledge level, just add the additional  amount as instructed above. Each additional copy of a pledge will  qualify for the unlocked stretch goals.

  •  Add-ons 

Friends and Allies Add-on.  This includes MONS21, MONS22, UNDE49, UNDE50, CHAR12, and CHAR16.  This level provides some extra units as well as heroes, commanders and casters to make the Black Root Forest a force of good or evil. $35

MONS21: Trog Warriors and Naga Overlord. Each pack comes with 1 Naga Overlord, 1 Trog Hunting Beast, 1 Trog Hunt Master, and 9 warriors. $10

Trogs and Naga Overlord
Trogs and Naga Overlord

MONS22: Boglings and Bog Monster.  Each pack comes with 9 Boglings and 1 Bog Monster $8

Boglings and Bog Monster
Boglings and Bog Monster

CHAR12: Female Adventurers. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $3

Female Adventurers
Female Adventurers

CHAR16: Adventurers. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $3

Adventurers
Adventurers

UNDE49: Skeletons. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

UNDE50: Ghouls and Ghast. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

MISC17: Wargs. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $7

Miscellaneous Packs Skirmish Set: This add-on includes one of each pose from MONS21, MONS22, CHAR12, CHAR16, UNDE49, UNDE50, and MISC17. $30

  • Orcs and Goblins

ORC01: Orc Command 1. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose $4

Orc Command 1
Orc Command 1

ORC02: Orc Warriors 1. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose $8

Orc Warriors 1
Orc Warriors 1

ORC03: Goblin Archers. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose $6

Goblin Archers
Goblin Archers

ORC04: Giant Troll Throwing Rock. $5 

Giant Troll Throwing Stone
Giant Troll Throwing Stone

ORC05: Giant Warg with Goblin Riders. $5

Giant Warg with Goblin Riders
Giant Warg with Goblin Riders

ORC06: Giant Troll with Club and Goblin Wizard. $5

Giant Troll with Goblin Wizard
Giant Troll with Goblin Wizard

ORC07: Goblin Warriors. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. $6

Goblin Warriors
Goblin Warriors

ORC08: Orc/Goblin Heroes. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $3

Orc/Goblin Heroes
Orc/Goblin Heroes

ORC09: Savage Orc Warriors. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $8

Savage Orc Warriors
Savage Orc Warriors

ORC10: Savage Orc Command. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. $4

ORC11: Goblin Warg Rider Command. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $10

ORC12: Goblin Warg Riders with Spears. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $10

ORC13: Orc Heavies. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $8

Orc Heavies
Orc Heavies

ORC14: Orc Archers. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $8

Orc Archers
Orc Archers

ORC15: Orc Warriors 2. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $8

Orc Warriors 2
Orc Warriors 2

ORC16: Orc Cavalry. Each pack comes with 7 warriors, 1 commander, and 1 standard. $15

Orc Cavalry
Orc Cavalry

ORC17: Goblin Command. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $8

Goblin Command
Goblin Command

ORC18: Goblin Warg Riders with Bow. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $10

Goblin Light Cavalry
Goblin Light Cavalry

ORC19: Savage Orc Javelins. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $8

Savage Orc Javelins
Savage Orc Javelins

ORC20: Orc Command 2. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. 4

Orc Command 2
Orc Command 2

Orc Skirmish Set: This add-on comes with one of each pose from the ORC range (ORC01-ORC20).  $85

  • Dark Elves

DAEL01: Dark Elf Infantry Command. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. $4

DAEL02: Dark Elf Greatswords. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

DAEL03: Dark Elf Crossbows. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

DAEL04: Dark Elf Sorceress and Giant Dragonman $5

DAEL05: Dark Elf Cavalry with Swords. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $10

DAEL06: Dark Elf Pole-Arms. Each pack comes with 11 warriors and 1 spear captain. $8

DAEL07: Dark Elf Cavalry Command. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. $6

DAEL08: Dark Elf Characters. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $3

DAEL10: Dark Elf Reavers. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

DAEL11: Dark Elf Heavy Crossbows. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $6

Dark Elf Heavy Crossbows
Dark Elf Heavy Crossbows

DAEL12: Dark Elf Lancers. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $10

Dark Elf Lancers
Dark Elf Lancers

Dark Elf Skirmish Set: This set comes with one of each pose from the DAEL range (DAEL01-DAEL12) $45

  • Ratmen

RAT01: Ratmen Command. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

Ratman Command
Ratman Command

RAT02: Ratmen Warriors. Each pack comes with 3 of each pose. $8

Ratmen Warriors
Ratmen Warriors

RAT03: Ratmen Slingers. Each pack comes with 4 of each pose. $6

Ratman Slingers
Ratman Slingers

RAT04: Ratmen Characters. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $3

Ratman Characters
Ratman Characters

RAT05: Ratmen Ogres. Each pack comes with 2 of each pose. $10

Ratmen Ogres
Ratmen Ogres

RAT06: Ratmen Guard. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $8

Ratman Guard
Ratman Guard

RAT09: Ratmen Spears. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $6

Ratman Spears
Ratman Spears

RAT10: Ratmen Assassins. Each pack comes with 6 of each pose. $6

Ratman Assassins
Ratman Assassins

Ratmen Skirmish Set: This set comes with one of each ratmen pose from RAT01-06 and 09-10. $25

  • Giants and Ogres

GIAN08: Hill Giants. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $8

GIAN09: Stone Giants. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $8

GIAN10: Frost Giants. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $8

GIAN11: Fire Giants. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $8

GIAN12: Ettins. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $8

MONS14: Ogres. Each pack comes with 1 of each pose. $10

Add-Ons for the New Packs

BEAST01 Beastmen Command $6

BEAST02 Beastmen Spear $6

BEAST03 Bearmen Warriors $8

BEAST04 Goatmen Spears $6

BEAST05 Goatmen Raiders $8

BEAST06 Wolfen $6

BEAST07 Goatmen Archers $6

BEAST08 Giant Minotaur $5

WOOD14 Wood Guardians $6

WOOD15 Wood Imps $6

BEAST20 One of each new pack (BEAST01-08 and WOOD14-15) $60


WOOD13 Giant Treeman $5

Giant Treeman

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 $8.  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 13 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 two months should be no problem for getting it done.

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    The Complete Siens Experience

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    All Orc/Goblin Packs
    All Dark Elf Packs
    All Ratmen Packs
    All Giant Packs
    The Ogre Pack
    Both Adventurer Packs
    Both Undead Packs
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