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Better watch your kneecaps... here come the Halfmen! This is a range of 'heroic' 28mm scale resin miniatures for collectors and gamers.
Better watch your kneecaps... here come the Halfmen! This is a range of 'heroic' 28mm scale resin miniatures for collectors and gamers.
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27/12/15 - Please confirm your pledge in the pledge manager!

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25/12/15 - Last stretch goal has been unlocked. Many thanks for your support!

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23/12/15 - Unofficial Kings of War list for the Halfmen is now available.

Matt Gilbert was so kind as to write a short list for our Halfmen in KoW.

Download the Doc here.

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23/12/15 - Image update in the add-on and stretch goal lists.

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22/12/15 - New Gobbos and 25K stretchgoal

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Please check the updates for more images and older news.

The Halfmen Army

This project began with me wanting a few miniatures for a fantasy skirmish warband; but it quickly escalated into what you now see here, a full army of Halflings. Ones that have scars and know how to ransack a city! I've always liked Fantasy that is influenced by history, so we have included true-to-form knightly armor and weaponry along with many different unit types that would be at home on the battlefields of High Medieval Europe. There are also some more fantastical miniatures such as the mage or the paymaster, to keep a balance between history and fantasy. Whatever you decide to use them for, these Halfmen are tough little butchers, used to winning their battles and grooming the realm's most stubborn goats. If you'd like to learn more about the Halfmen and how to organize a wargaming army of them, please download the Halfmen Gazette.

The Team

The miniatures are sculpted by Michael Anderson, and some of the stretch goals by Paul Hicks. Darall Ballam will cast the miniatures. The project, the sculptors, and the production are all located in the UK.

Pledge Guide

The campaign starts with a basic pledge level of £1. All the pledge levels will allow you to make a custom pledge and include items from the add-on list into your pledge. Additionally, you can also add unlocked items from the stretch goal list to your pledge. To assist with this, we have developed a PLEDGE MANAGER. In order to process your pledge you will need to select the appropriate postage level on the bottom of the Pledge Manager page before you submit your pledge. You can change your pledge anytime until the end of the campaign. The plan is to close the pledge manager when the Kickstarter campaign ends.

                     
 
 

Scale and Comparison

The Halfmen miniatures are about 20mm foot to eye, the Ogres 45mm, and the Humans 30mm.

Comparison shot with other ranges.

Why Resin?

We are well aware that among resin miniatures producers, the quality of the resin varies. For this reason we have chosen to partner with DB Creative Moulds. Their work is clean, crisp and of a consistently high quality.

The resin we're using has some serious advantages:

  • Sturdy - behaves much like hard plastic 
  • Workable - can be cut with a knife to make head and weapon swaps
  • Leighweight - helps to keep postage in check

Here's some feeback on the miniatures in this Kickstarter from those who recieved early production samples:

Mark aka Midaski / United Kingdom:"I was really impressed with the sample Halfmen infantry I received - Not a great fan of resin in the past, but these are really sharp and detailed and the flash and mould lines are virtually non-existent."

Tim aka Timbor / Canada: "Regarding the resin, I have been pretty impressed with the samples I got. The swords and such seem relatively rigid but flexible, and the detail is great. The figures have withstood some light handling by 4 and 2 year old boys, and nothing has broken off so far. Its not like the figures have been stomped on, but they may have been clashed against some other miniatures in a 'pew pew' fashion a few times."

Thomas aka Tomrommel / Germany: "I am very impressed by the Westfalia miniatures Halfmen. I particularly like the real Halfmen size in comparison with other 28mm ranges. The sculpting is exceptional and detail on the figures is very crisp. They paint up very easily (I was lucky to get some models in advance). For pictures of a painted sample have a look here: www.wargamesgazette.com . The figures are very highly recommended."

Thomas aka ZeroTwentythree / USA: "I've not had any problems with the resin. In fact, I've usually got mixed feelings on resin, but the sample figures were great & easy to work with. There was minimal flash, and it cleaned up quickly with a hobby knife. I washed the figures with soap & water and had no problems painting them."

Rules

In this section you find unofficial rules for :

Dan Mersey - Dragon Rampant

Don Matthies - Songs Of

Rufus - Christmashammer

Matt Gilbert - Kings of War

Stuart Cresswell - Mortheim

Please write a comment or send an e-mail to info@westfaliaminiatures.com if you have any questions regarding this Kickstarter or our miniatures.

Thank you!

The Westfalians

Goat Knights forming up and lowering the lances.
Goat Knights forming up and lowering the lances.

Risks and challenges

We have hosted three Kickstarters with miniatures and all were sucessfully funded and completed with entirely positive feedback from our supporters. We have spent a lot of time planning this project and we have many figures already sculpted.

The Halfmen are ready to be on their way, baring the unlikely event of sculptor injury or post strikes.

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