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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 22 2018 8:00 PM UTC +00:00.

NZ$ 24,372
pledged of NZ$ 15,000pledged of NZ$ 15,000 goal
176
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 22 2018 8:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

so from left to right: Ultracombat Russian, Empress, Tiny Terrain Models, Sangin Taliban and Eureka miniatures
so from left to right: Ultracombat Russian, Empress, Tiny Terrain Models, Sangin Taliban and Eureka miniatures

 Ultracombat is a new ultra-modern ruleset that allows players to play at individual, fireteam or at squad level depending on the scenarios they wish to play. In this Kickstarter, we want to deliver not only a completely new ruleset but also the start of a range of figures to support the rules. Here at Dishdash games, we have a lot of experience in doing just that. Dishdash Games is renown in the wargames industry for our game "Skirmish Sangin - modern combat in Afghanistan" and its many supporting supplements as well as our award-winning "Skirmish Rager" our zombie game that was the recipient of the 2016 Independent Skirmish Game Award. We have repeatedly had reviews like this:

Paul Burkin of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy wrote…

“I have to say I really enjoyed playing Skirmish Sangin. The designers have done a good job of making a real-life combat almost come to life on the table top…If you want to play a modern skirmish game its worth picking up a copy.” Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Issue 65

“I do like this game as it is one of the few modern rulesets out there that does a pretty good job of emulating modern combat.”

Gianna
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Now we are back with our completely new game system Ultracombat and some great new miniatures for you to fight battles both real or imagined in the modern era, anywhere in the world. As part of the release the new miniature line includes ultra-modern Russian and Americans. We have also created two vehicles, the latest Stryker (IFV) armed with the Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm cannon and the Russian Bumerang (IFV) armed with the remote 30mm auto-cannon. So that’s plenty of support for your platoons.  

In this Kickstarter, as in our game Ultracombat, you can start small with just a squad and still qualify for our free 24-page core Ultracombat rule set. All Pledgers that qualify for the Stretch Goals will also get a PDF of the full rules, once they are completed. Pledgers will be able to update these to printed copies, both hardback and softback in the backer kit.  

Ultracombat Rulebook - cover image not final design
Ultracombat Rulebook - cover image not final design

We have created the following video to show how the system can be played at any scale from man-to-man scale through to squads and platoons. The system uses a unique card system to change the game scale with only a small amount of changes to the rules. Once players have learned the basics you know how to play the game regardless of scale.

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We have been playtesting this game for over six months now and the feedback has been great, so we just know you’re going to love the game. All backers will be involved in the final testing process and we will release a beta set of the full rules very quickly after the Kickstarter has finished. The video below shows an overview of the spotting and shooting mechanic in the game

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If you click on the links below you can see information graphics of the elements of the game.

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Now we believe we have created some the best modern miniatures on the market today. At Historicon this year where we showed off the initial casts we were told on a number of occasions by figure producers and sculptors that we are creating the best miniatures currently available, so anyone who pledges need not be worried about our abilities to deliver a quality product.

IMPORTANT NOTE
We have created the first full squads for both the US and Russian platoons. So that’s 16 figures that can go into production and be delivered quickly if pledgers choose to pay for the postage while waiting for your other products to be completed. This will be an option in the backer kit that you will gain access to once the Kickstarter has closed. 

What will my pledge achieve? 
We want your help to produce is the rest of the miniatures for both infantry platoons and of course the support vehicles. Our goal is 2 full platoons of individuals miniatures , one US and one Russian and two kickass Vehicles that will be the pride of any wargamers collection. (Note: This means that with each Stretch Goal that is unlocked we will produce new unique poses. If the campaign successfully funds all the troop Stretch Goals, 86 different figure poses would be created as a result.)

As you can see we have made a pretty good start to things, but we see this as just that, a start. Our aim now is to hopefully fund this Kickstarter and to grow this line of miniatures 

Shipping Information:
Just like in our previous successful Kickstarter’s we will be bulk ship our products to the major world regions for direct distribution to our backers. Therefore, we will be able to charge the lowest shipping costs within those regions, versus trying to fulfil directly from one country to the rest of the world. Since shipping costs have been in a great deal of flux of late we have chosen to invoice each backer at the time of fulfilment, and not try to predict those costs today. 

All shipping will be invoiced so that only our costs to ship are covered. This method worked well on our previous "Day of the Rangers" and “Rager Survivors” campaigns.

The range will, depending on pledge level include the following miniatures. 

 
 

ADDITIONS 

  • Ultracombat fireteam based warfare printed rulebook
  • Ultracombat  US and Russian Cards and dice
  • Humvees

Shipping Information:

We will be bulk shipping our products to the major world regions for direct distribution to our backers. Therefore, we will be able to charge the lowest shipping costs within those regions, versus trying to fulfil directly from one country to the rest of the world. Since shipping costs have been in a great deal of flux of late we have chosen to invoice each backer at time of fulfilment, and not try to predict those costs today.

All shipping will be invoiced so that only our costs to ship are covered. This method worked well on our previous "Day of the Rangers" and “Rager Survivors” campaigns.

Below is a sample of the some of the great comments we received from our previous Kickstarter:

Alfred Womer
"Got my package yesterday. Just wonderful stuff. Well worth the wait..."

Six Shootin' Three Coffin Norman
"Got my stuff!!!!!!! Amazing is all I can say. Thanks to Colin & Co. and everybody else here involved in making this happen!"

Christopher McGreal
"Received the miniatures and book this morning... excellent quality."

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

This is Dishdash Games (Radio Dishdash Publishing) and Echelon Right Castings' 3rd Kickstarter together, our previous Kickstarter’s were a great success.

Dishdash Games has created games, miniatures, and accessories to a high quality to create an immersive tabletop gaming experience. This experience has given us the experience needed to bring this project to life.

While we still have our 3D master printed externally to offset the risks and challenges we have now brought all of our casting inhouse so we have complete control of the process, this means we can deliver quicker and more easily to you at every stage of the process of miniature production.

With over thirty years of design and print experience and the fact we have already created six books in the Skirmish Sangin Range and four for Skirmish Rager, we know that the production of all the books will be easily taken care of.

We have built upon our experiences from our first Kickstarter campaigns so that we can ensure the quality and responsive timing that backers are looking for as a campaign moves forward from funding to fulfilment.
We also have experience in distributing our products on a worldwide basis, we are currently based in New Zealand, USA and the UK, so worldwide distribution is already taken care of.

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    18x 28mm Miniatures (Both US or Russian)
    ULTRACOMBAT CORE RULES
    Initial Beta 24 page, full-colour PDF

    ULTRACOMBAT FULL RULES
    Hardcover rules
    2 x card decks (76 cards each deck (152 total))

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