WELCOME TO OUR THIRD KICKSTARTER !
With this project, we're aiming to produce a rotting warband of 28mm-scaled character models for you to use in any number of game settings and with any suitable ruleset.
Sculpted in a decidedly oldschool style and aesthetic, these modern-sized miniatures will fit in with your existing armies, form an entire chaotic warband, or add flavour and personality to your roleplaying party.
Most models are cast in high quality white metal; some of the larger beasts will be produced in fine quality urethane resin. Our casters have long experience in producing fine quality castings in both materials and have a proven track record of delivering on time.
Want just one model from the set? No problem. Fancy a handpicked skirmish force? Again, easily done. Want a whole skirmish warband with some additional huge centrepiece beasties? We've got you covered.
While all of the main warband models are already moulded and cast, this is a Kickstarter, not a preorder for shipping-ready product - and most have yet to reach the head of our painting queue. Pictures show either painted master castings or the original master sculpts. Hoping to update with more painted pics during the campaign!
Include any of these inidividual models to your Pledge by adding the cost marked on the lower right corner of each pic to your Pledge - eg. add Stumpff to a ROT GRUB Pledge for a total of £4.
Cackling maniacally, Stumpff leads the dwarven cohort with word and with spell. Terrible mansplainer.
24mm to the top of his head. One piece white metal model.
Keeping his ridiculous beard meticulously clean while slathering the rest of his being in ordure, Saw uses the cursed mace Pestle to grind skulls to paste. Loves folk music.
24mm tall multipart white metal miniature
Thoroughly disagreeable to every last inch of his four foot six height, Skaphion channels his anger towards chopping enemies into easily digestible chunks. Hobbies: woodcarving, philately.
23mm to the crest of his helm.
Nobody has ever seen Kopron outside of his armour and foetid robes. He communicates in grunts and a variable flaring of the baleful glow from his skull sockets. The ultimate socially awkward wallflower, he much prefers two-handed bladeswinging to Karaoke.
32mm to his rusty eyehole.
Sent to act as servitor to Sorceror Maldred, this creature can disappear like smoke, reforming to catch victims unawares as it spreads pestilence. Huge repertoire of folk songs. Very stabby.
Beloved of the goddess, she spreads the Rotten Word and blesses the fallen with the caress of her tentacle and the fumes from her censer. Skilled spider wrangler. Fave colour: purple.
31mm to her eye level. White metal miniature.
Blessed by the Powers, Hinrich’s single eye allows him to see an opponent’s next move so that he can outfight anyone. Not to be trusted with left turns.
Two piece white metal miniature.
Cursed for so long that it no longer remembers its own origins, Annuvin sees into all times and places at the same time. Clearly insane, and prone to dropping Spoilers.
32mm to the top of its head. Multipart white metal model.
Chosen of the gods, leader of the warband, and bearer of the sacred Bile Cauldron. GSOH, central heating, all his own teeth.
Single-piece white metal miniature.
A snivelling, slithering wet mass of teeth, toes, and tusks, Spot hung around the campfire waiting for scraps and now follows the warband everywhere. Good with children and animals, hates cats.
60mm diameter, 50mm+ tall resin miniature cast in one piece.
Youngest of the two troll mercenaries in Maldred's employ, Sobell's job description in the warcompany's roster lists him as "Blunt Force Technician".
60mm tall to the top of his skull. Resin two part miniature.
Eldest brother of the Troll Twins (NB they're "twins" only for professional/tax reasons), Rollo is the sophisticated heavy of the warband and considers himself a connoisseur of elf heads.
60mm to the top of his head. Three piece resin miniature kit.
Adaon is on the trail of the Warband, having been Geased to bring back the heads of the Troll Twins. He's not quite figured out yet that he doesn't necessarily need twin axes to take twin heads...
White metal miniature. 20mm to the top of his head; 25mm to the top of his haircut.
Gwystyl has had a run-in with the Warband before now, losing his eye to Putriss' barbed tentacle some years back and swearing vengeance ever since. He really is old enough to know better with that haircut by now, though.
White metal miniature. 20mm to the top of his forehead; 32mm to the crest of his frohawk.
Choose from a number of one-click Pledges for different rewards - add any individual models to any Pledge by simply increasing your Pledge by that amount.
eg. to add Skaphion and Saw to a BLOWFLY Pledge, increase your Pledge from £25 to £34
UPDATE 14/7/19 1615hrs - EXALTED Pledge now worth *at least* £440 including all Unlocked Stretch Goals. 56 models, Upgraded bases and shields, plus the KS Exclusive Cauldron Mug - more to be added with luck !?!
You can add any number of individual models from the main campaign warband to any Pledge - if, for instance, you want 3 of Stumpff, just increase the amount of your Pledge by £4 x 3 = £12
You can also add separate miniatures such as the Dwarf slayers or the Plague Legends from our existing range ( many of you will have never seen these before if you're new to Fenris ! ) - again, just increase the amount of your Pledge by the value of that model, eg. £25 to add the Vilespawn model. All of these here are offered at a reduced price to RRP.
A magically-summoned artifact that creates its own rocky trivet, emits an aura of heating for a cold winter's night, and produces enough chitlins soup to feed an army.
60 x 45mm base; 45mm tall. Two piece resin model kit.
Add £5 to your Pledge.
When enough giant rats swarm together, a Rat King will form. Six or more rats, fused together by their writhing tails, forming a Hivemind with telepathic control over a rat swarm and increased intelligence. Requires frequent change of bedding.
Single piece urethane resin model with integral base. 45mm diameter.
Add £6 to your Pledge for this model.
Stinky and Slimey (it's always difficult to tell them apart) just never stopped growing since they burst forth from a foetid boil on Maldred's shoulder. Not necessarily what you expect from the term "inseparable companions".
Two resin bileworms with separate tongues. 70mm+ in length. Supplied with 60mm diameter resin bases.
Add £25 to your Pledge for both models.
The Broodmother's buboes continually produce a sickly-sweet smelling pus that the Warband use to trace protective spell circles on setting up camp. This is just as horrible as it sounds.
Three piece resin miniature. 95mm tall assembled; supplied with 70mm diameter resin base.
Add £20 to your Pledge for this model.
Camp cook - famed for his twice-yukked chili con wormy - the Vilespawn runs a sideline business taking in washing. Has never been seen washing out the cauldron in between loads of clothing or of food.
Three piece resin model kit. Approx. 70mm to the top of the head, supplied with a 70mm diameter resin base.
Add £25 to your Pledge for this model.
Harry used to live under a perfectly good bridge until a family of goats moved in nearby. The constant bleating and kids climbing the vertical surfaces of his home drove him out to seek adventurers.
Four piece resin model with 70mm diameter resin scenic base. 70mm to the top of his head.
Add £25 to your Pledge for this miniature.
A shuffling mountain of putrid, dripping flesh, this hugely infectious giant's silhouette alone is enough to clear a battlefield. If your opponent is downwind, the smell does the rest.
Four piece high quality resin model kit. 160mm tall including sculpted resin base.
Add £40 to your Pledge for this huge "miniature".
Another part of the rotting menagerie that attends the periphery of the Warband's journeys, these bulbous horrors act very much like watchdogs, shrieking alarm at signs of movement nearby.
Three single-piece resin models, supplied with scenic resin bases. Average length 60mm.
Add £18 to your Pledge for the set of three.
Set of eight white metal tentacles, claws, and assorted gribbly appendages - ideal for conversion of chaotic models, monsters, or for adding to terrain features. Ranging from 25 to 85mm in length.
Add one set of tentacles for £10.
It wouldn't be a Fenris kickstarter without some Marty Whitmore art!
Printed onto our ever-popular, giant-sized El Grande 15oz. mug (almost 50% larger than a standard coffee mug!), this holds enough liquid for the thirstiest coffee hound and has a handle big enough to fit your whole pseudopod into.
NB Mug is standard shape, with one handle; graphic shows dimensions of wraparound image print.
Exclusive to this Kickstarter, add one to your Pledge for £10.
I have a huge backlog of unreleased sculpts needing Kickstarter help to get mastered and into production. If the warband from the main campaign funds well, there's scope to release even more thematically-linked, old school fantasy models.
If/when unlocked you can add more to your pledge (any level) by adding the relevant reward cost (eg. +£20 for Itzibitzi) to your pledge.
The stretch goal unlock targets will be unveiled (and may be adjusted) during the campaign for optimal momentum!
How on earth an ex-legionary soldier was raised from the dead to Unlife and then began hanging around with a Plague-obsessed gang of ne'er-do-wells is anyone's guess, but legend has it Septus was born in the same stable as Maldred. This dessicated centurion spends most of his time as nightwatchman for the band, not needing to sleep or to eat.
32mm to-the-eyes miniature.
Add this white metal model to your Pledge for £5.
The warband started their career earning coin by hunting giant rats in the cellars of their local pub. Nowadays they attract the same vermin to follow close behind them, scavenging anything Good Boy Spot misses. Average height 15mm at the shoulders, with separate poseable tails. Includes resin bases. Previously available as Limited-Edition resin models, this Stretch Goal will see them newly produced in sturdy, dungeon-bashing white metal.
Add a set of six R.O.U.S. to your Pledge for £15
Where there are giant rats, there are usually wererats. While their constant chittering and squeaking is enough to drown out even Stumpff's highpitched squeals, they do form a useful line of defence and arrow sponge while the Warband debrief over the Vilespawn's latest culinary endeavours.
Average height 26mm with separate poseable tails. Includes resin bases.
Add a set of five white metal wererats for £15.
Once Maldred's right-hand man, Damyin gradually regressed into a sluglike mass whose sole contribution to the warband now is adding his opinions to discussions in a broad Highlands accent. 25mm to its topmost tentacle tip.
Included FREE with all Pledges of £25 or higher.
One of the many bestial hangers-on that frolic in the Warband's vanguard, Bandersnatchii often hunt in pairs to outweigh the odds against adventurers armed with jinxy pistols. They specialise in sniffing out Bankers and uncashed cheques. Very frumious.
90/100mm long, approx. 28mm to the shoulder. Includes scenic resin bases.
Add both of these four-part resin models to your Pledge for £25.
They've just never found a slipper big enough.
A twelve piece resin model. 120mm long from spinnerets to front feet,80mm overall height. Supplied with 120mm diameter resin base.
If Unlocked, you can add her to your Pledge for £20.
We have three different skeletal/zombified horses which are laterally split and cast in separate pieces, designed to fit with one another for multiple variations from the few base models.
This set contains four left and four right sides, allowing you to build a decent mix of poses. Add the set of four random skellibobs for £20.
First of our Secret Stretch Goals - the Bilecart. When times are hard and the fresh variety is in short supply, the Warband are always glad of the spare stock of festering pus they've kept barrelled up.
105mm long, assembled. White metal zombie horse, 3D printed barrel cart kit. Requires simple assembly. Barrel can be left separate for loading the cart with rider and corpses, etc.
Add the Bilecart kit to your Pledge for £15 if Unlocked.
Source models (cart) are copyright Hero's Hoard/EC3D Designs, provided as an officially licenced seller.
Another vehicle with multiple uses - the Corpse Wagon. Ideal for loading up the bodies of the fallen, treasure, or prisoners, and scaled to suit the team of four zedhorsies if you've already Pledged for those. Another multipart 3d-printed plastic kit*, this is easily assembled and measures approx. 180mm in length with a body footprint of roughly 60x80mm. The cage is big enough to hold a couple of based models inside.
Add the Corpsewagon to your Pledge for £10.
Source models (cart) are copyright Hero's Hoard/EC3D Designs, provided as an officially licenced seller.
Another hanger-on to the warband - it knows a good source of carrion when it sees one - Gareth Goyle esq. likes to perch atop the bars of the Corpsewagon as it trundles through the darkened countryside - mainly because it thinks it looks brooding and mysterious when doing so.
Multipart resin model, approx. 45mm to the top of the head. Add to your Pledge for £10.
All models are supplied as standard with simple scenic resin bases representing the cobbled streets of a fantasy city. However, if we can hit this target, every backer Pledging at £45 or higher during the campaign will have all resin bases for their Pledge upgraded to the highly detailed, multi-level Chaos Temple base set of appropriate size. A selection of these bases is shown on the tile above.
Another set from Ristul's Creations, these are highly detailed resin shields scaled to suit modern heroic minis and ideal for replacing the standard white metal shields supplied with the Warband should you want to bling your models right up !
(designs not 100% final, random selection of this quality supplied)
Add a set of nine to your Pledge for £6
A chunky set of engraved and embossed resin scenery, ideal for adding height to bases, as objective markers, or for diorama building. Add the set to your Pledge for £10. Another set from Ristul's Creations - Designs WIP.
Single, chunky, three-sided pryamidal monolith approx. 65mm tall. Ideal for adding serious height to a base, as a movement objective, or for modelling a flying model above ground height. Add one to your Pledge for £6. Again, this piece is from Ristul's Creations - Design WIP.
Last but not least, our final Stretch Goal for this campaign - and, again, the work of Ristul's Creations. Three big chaotic scenery features - head approx. 70mm long, hand and slab approx. 65mm tall. Add the set of three to your Pledge for £15. Designs WIP.
STRETCH GOAL LIST
SEPTUS CAEMIA £4000
RAT PACK £4150
DAMYINSPAWN *FREE* £4500
ZOMBIE HORSIES £5250
GARETH GOYLE £6000
CHAOS TEMPLE BASE UPGRADE £6500
SHIELD UPGRADE £6750
CHAOS TEMPLE SCATTER £7000
CHAOS TEMPLE MONUMENT £7250
CHAOS TEMPLE RUINS £7500
MORE SECRET STRETCH GOALS - TO BE REVEALED ??
Fenris Games is a small company thrust into the limelight as the creators of the models used in Cthulhu Wars. We're old school gamers with a background in professional modelmaking and prototyping, with a combined experience of over 60 years. As well as Cthulhu Wars, our regular sculptors have worked for some of the biggest names in the wargaming and tabletop industry, including Games Workshop, Reaper, Ral Partha, Wizards of the Coast, and many more.
Macrocosm Miniatures and Shed Games, our casters, are full time metal and resin casters with a proven track record working with small manufacturers and on fulfilment of numerous recent kickstarters over the last couple of years.
White metal models in this campaign are mostly single-part; some have separate weapons and shields or separate hands with weapons attached.
Resin models are mostly multipart and will require some assembly.
All models should require a minimum amount of cleanup and prep ahead of undercoating and painting - nothing more than normally required for any equivalent tabletop gaming miniatures. Both resin and metal miniatures can be fixed with cyano / superglues and may benefit from pinning at joints.
Postage costs will be calculated on completion of your pledge, during the backer survey stage of the campaign, and will be dependent on final weight/volume of your base reward and any add-ons you may have chosen. All parcels will be sent by tracked/signed-for services through Royal Mail - delivery times will vary according to country of final destination.These shippings costs will vary greatly depending on the weight/bulk of any add-ons you choose - we're confidently estimating (postal price increases notwithstanding) that this will add between £5-20 per customer for tracked/signed for mail, with highest costs being applied to overseas and/or large pledges. For example, a FULL ROTTEN ARMY pledge (packed weight just over 1 kilo) posting to the USA would need an additional £20 shipping added in the Pledge Manager).
Costs include not just Royal Mail's actual postage charges - shown here (https://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/royal-mail-our-prices-25-march-2019-46305575.pdf) but also enough to cover actual costs of packing materials.
Fenris Games is not liable for any customs or handling fees you may be charged by your country on import of your reward(s).
Risks and challenges
All of the sculpts for this project are already finished - there will be no added delays waiting for pieces to be finished. Master moulds for most of the models have already been made and test castings poured (hence the painted examples shown in the campaign) - a successful campaign here will allow the manufacture of Production Moulds and, shortly thereafter, the mass casting of both white metal and resin models.
We have two dedicated subcontract casters ready and waiting to start work on making the models needed for fulfilment of your Pledge. As soon as those all-important funds arrive, resin and metal will begin to pour!
We've been making moulds and casting resin for over 30 years, and have partnered with a hugely reliable subcontract casting company whose work meets our high standards. They've made test moulds and pre-production castings of the warband models to measure mould wear and longevity, so already have a handle on production time, wear & tear, and amounts of materials needed.
This is our third Kickstarter. We've learned a huge amount from our first two, and know just which pitfalls to avoid and how best to deal with any new challenges. Our previous campaign - Rubble City - is over 90% fulfilled and expected to complete within another few weeks at time of writing. While there have been delays to production of the handcast resin components, these have been largely due to bereavement and the emotional and practical fallout that resulted. While we used to also supply contract casting for other gaming companies, we now concentrate only on our own work, meaning that once fulfilment on the previous KS is complete the workshop will be clear to concentrate on Fenris business alone; with subcontract casting being handled offsite, this project will not involve any considerable quantity of in-house casting work - freeing us up to process your Pledge as soon as stock castings arrive at the workshop and to finetune packing and shipping all the faster.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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