The Dark Eye - Das Schwarze Auge
More than 30 years ago I played my first RPG in Germany. The game was called Das Schwarze Auge (DSA) or, The Dark Eye in English (TDE), and I quickly lost interest in pretty much everything else. If someone would've told me then, that my own miniatures company would produce a range of figurines for DSA, it would've blown my little mind.
Just like it does right now.
Paul Hicks, well known for his extensive work for the likes of Warlord Games, Empress, Brigade Games and many smaller brands is doing a massive range of quality 28mm gaming miniatures, cast in durable, quality resin. These are proper gaming pieces with lots of crisp details.
Boris Woloszyn, one of the most critically acclaimed 28-32mm sculptors, has started working on a few iconic DSA characters as highly dynamic multi-part collector's pieces. These are available as Add-on's only, and some of them will be exclusive to this and potential future DSA/TDE Kickstarters.
This first campaign will include a healthy mix of various heroes from different lands and races. We feel that this will make for a solid start to our journey into Aventuria.
Resin is well known for having the highest level of detail, more than metal or plastic. Our resin maintains this level of detail but isn't brittle or bubbly like some other resins.
There are 3 ways to get miniatures from this Kickstarter.
1. HEROES of AVENTURIA: You can pledge on the "Heroes of Aventuria" level to receive one of each of the miniatures that are made available within this pledge level. This level has the potential to grow from 20 up to 40 miniatures depending on the funding level reached. You can see all the unlocked miniatures in the first panel below. This pledge level is 200 Canadian dollars which is approximately $150 US Dollars, €130 Euro, and £117 Pounds. The exact amount in non-Canadian currency will be calculated at the exchange rate on the last day of the Kickstarter.
2. CUSTOM PLEDGE: Alternatively you can pledge on the 'Custom Pledge' level, which will allow you to pick from the list of the miniatures that are being made available during the course of the campaign: choose as many or as few as you like. We have included a panel with instructions that will guide you through the process of changing your pledge value. You can of course also add extra miniatures to any other pledge level.
3. BESPOKE FIGURINES: Lastly there's a level for those fans that would like to see their very own hero as a part of this range. The number of backers will be limited. Please see the last panel for instructions.
You can add any unlocked miniature from the below list by adding CA$ 15 (per miniature) to your total pledge amount.
We will expand the range of DSA/TDE minis to include: more generic characters, monsters and perhaps even city life. The speed of this development depends largely on the outcome of this first crowdfunding campaign.
In 2019, we will harness the talents of Magister Ilmenblick aka Ulisses' own "Steff" to help bring our StrongSword ruleset into the realm of Aventuria.
Left to right: Kingmaker, GW WH, Westfalia, Westfalia DSA, GW LoTR, Westfalia DSA
We're playing safe (as usual), but we will likely start shipping before the dates stated in the pledge levels. We will make regular updates and you can reach us any time at email@example.com if you have questions.
Packing & Postage
Reward prices do not include packing and postage fees. Please note that postage rates depend on your location. Typical charges for Canada are CA$18, USA CA$14 and CA$16 for the rest of the world.
Parcels are being shipped with Canada Post, a reliable carrier. If you wish to add tracking, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, as the rates can be steep and vary from country to country.
Please contact us if you have any problems with using the payment options available on Kickstarter. We support extra KS payments that can be made via our online shop. Click here to leave Kickstarter and visit our home page.
Michael Strong / Teacher / UK:
“Westfalia miniatures are top quality and a delight to paint. I’ve backed 6 of their Fantasy kickstarters, they were all well run with excellent communication and I was delighted with the miniatures I received”
Thomas Foss / GameDesigner / USA:
“At first it was the novelty of Westfalia miniatures that caught my eye. About 4 years ago I was searching for an alternate steam punk style gang for a skirmish game, and stumbled upon some clockwork monkeys- a must have and quickly ordered. They arrived from overseas and record time, and they were everything I wanted and more! Since then I’ve been following Westfalia and got in on the first Halfmen Kickstarter. Again a quirky Idea and wonderful sculpts (Goat Cavalry!) with great communication throughout the Kickstarter- and good delivery time. I was a bit trepadatious (is that a word?) about resin castings, but was relived to get not only good castings, but super crisp detail that I am not sure can be captured in pewter castings. I’ve jumped into every Westfalia Kickstarter since, and am always pleased. If you haven’t checked out his Umber Hulk, female fighters in “real” armor or the halfmen goat cavalry, you are in for a treat. Keep on keeping on, Kawe and Westfalia! ”
Michał Kucharski / Locksmith / Poland:
"I have been looking for resin miniatures with excellent quality for a long time.It's a bit like a florist's work, who chooses flowers for a beautiful bouquet. Now and I have found models for my fantasy projects."
Nikolas T. / Rechtsanwalt / Wien:
„ich bin seit vielen Jahren höchst zufriedener Kunde von Westfalia Miniatures, von strammen napoleonischen Soldaten über knuffelige Halblinge zu fiesen Kobolden und Ihren Monstern. Die Sculpts wissen durchgehend zu überzeugen, der Guss ist klar und scharf. Dazu noch das Herzblut und der Enthusiasmus des Teams und das Hobbyglück ist perfekt.“
For your time and your interest in our project,
Ros & Kawe
Risks and challenges
Westfalia is a well established hobby company that has been running for the past seven years. To see more about Westfalia, check out our website or Facebook pages: http://westfaliaminiatures.com
Over the last four years we have hosted nine Kickstarters, all with miniatures and all were successfully funded and completed. We have consistently had extremely positive feedback from our supporters. In addition, we have spent a lot of time planning this project and we have many figures already sculpted.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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