Jump to content

SamuraiJack

Warlocks Tower Wargaming bases

Recommended Posts



About this project



Looking for a simpler, easier, and more cost-effective alternative to resin bases? We were too.

The Problem:  

For quite some time now, wargamers have been using resin bases to add another dimension to their models. They have been an industry standard that we’ve all become accustomed to using. As a tabletop gamer myself, I’ve always enjoyed how effectively they bring my miniatures to life. However, the difficulty of hand pinning, including the time it takes, and the high costs associated with purchasing resin bases, have made them less than desirable. I’m sure each of you reading this can relate.



5d196438099389f3d9cc995fb4f154ed_origina


My "Aha" Moment:  

About 8 years ago, I was at a tournament discussing my resin-related dilemma with a friend of mine. He called my bluff, challenging me to create scenic bases that could be made from plastic. We both agreed that if developed correctly, these plastic bases would not only allow gamers to create their best army yet, but they’d save time, guarantee ease of assembly and cut costs hugely compared to resin bases. 


Since then, plastic miniatures have become even more intricate, making them harder than ever to pin to resin bases. But by pairing plastic bases with the strength of plastic glue, pinning becomes a non-issue (even when there’s only a small contact point to glue down).  



Introducing: The Warlocks Tower  

The Warlocks Tower is our response to a growing need for more efficient, affordable bases. We’re looking for backers to help us raise $80,000 NZD in our first round of funding. Here’s what you can expect from us if we’re fully backed:  


• Plastic bases that will complement your miniatures in terms of both quality and detail. Because, why would you spend all of that time and effort creating a beautiful miniature and then compromise on quality with an inferior base? Right, we wouldn’t either.  


• Plastic bases that will cost a fraction of resin bases.  


• If the initial goal for a particular terrain type is reached we will release to backers at army level or above a FREE file containing CAD models to allow you to 3D print larger bases


• A dedicated team of designers who love these cool bases as much as you do. It's taken a few years to get to where we are but we have an awesome team that wants to perfect your gaming experience by creating the best scenic bases around. We’re proud to employ contractors from around the world via online, freelance communities. We believe in working with a diverse group choosing the best people sourced from vast experience around the globe.  


• The option to have a say in the customization of our base designs prior to production.Exclusive to Kickstarter backers. 


• Product in your hands approximately 3 months before it will be available via retail and e-commerce. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers.  


• Special prices. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers.  


• Plastic bases created by credible plastic manufacturers who’ve already been pre-vetted and are ready to start production. Not only do they have years of experience manufacturing intricate designs, they’re also based in New Zealand making quality control much simpler to manage.  


• The Warlocks Tower has low overhead costs, which mean more of your investment, will go toward the product, not superfluous operating costs.  


• Your choice of bases and the option to purchase a much smaller set of bases than some companies allow. This will allow you to select the right bases to fit your models


• Postage will be from major depots around the world to minimise shipping fees. More on that below.  


• An authentic experience and a unique set of bases that you’ll be proud to build your army with. We’re not looking to dominate the market or turn a massive profit here. We just want to give gamers, like ourselves, the opportunity to indulge their passion for gaming, customize their collections and save some time and money along the way.  



dd9648d74438345e7ecb9db3214c2780_origina


Choosing your bases  

To allow for the most dynamic nature possible for most round-based games, we’re offering a flexible and interactive way to purchase your bases. So, instead of buying a set selection of bases, you can buy The Warlocks Tower bases chosen from the list below. After the Kickstarter has been funded, you’ll be able to handpick which base sizes you wish.



294c2ed1b267e27df818b55f17173c6a_origina

*If we reach our stretch goals you’ll also be able to choose which terrain types you want. This will allow for a vast amount of customising in base sizes and terrain types. 



The Goals 

The intention of this project has been, and always will be, to give gamers what they want. As such, our first goals are designed to allow gamers to use their miniatures in most settings and to give The Warlocks Tower broad appeal. 


Our last 4 stretch goals (if we get that far) will be determined by you! We’ll be looking for suggestions from our community of backers and followers on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Is there a new landscape you’ve been dying to incorporate into your base? We want to hear about it! After all, this community thrives most when it’s interactive and engaging for everyone. Speaking of which, join us on Facebook here or follow us on Twitter here



773002f69b66594eeb4706cc07c97cbf_origina

As you will notice some common base sizes are not mentioned in the goals and stretch goals.  Plastic injection moulding them was not thought to offer a good price point for backers.  We came up with, what we hope you agree, is a pretty cool solution.  If you back this project at Army level or above and order bases of a certain terrain type we will email you a file allowing you to 3D print 65mm and 130mm round bases if you back at Horde level or above you will also get the files for 105X70mm, 120x92mm and 170X105mm oval bases.  This will allow your whole army to be rebased in a really convenient and cost effective way.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My initial thought when i saw the renders of the bases was that they are far too lumpy to position a mini properly, and said mini will therefore look disconnected from the base. I wish they had printed out a few and shown examples of them in use and not just renders.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By ratsmitglied
      I'm not associated with these guys, but they make some pretty good MDF terrain, and are branching out into minis
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/knightsofdice/mirrors-of-tullarn-28mm-fantasy-wargaming-miniatures
       
      About
      Mirrors of Tullarn is a new range of 28mm miniatures from Knights of Dice, set in a distinctive fantasy setting and cast in glorious metal!
      These characterful figures have been sculpted by Anton Ducrot (from Flytrap Factory) for tabletop miniature wargames and would look amazing in any fantasy setting, whether that is your Dungeons & Dragons or other roleplaying campaigns or as weary adventurers in your Frostgrave warbands or other tabletop games.
      We are using this campaign to fund the production molds and the initial release of 28 figures from four factions, the Anram, Tarusa, Lahari and Saresh, in glorious white-metal!  Hopefully (with your help!) we can also release a host additional figures in the form of freebies, add-ons and awesome stretch goals!
      A small band of Lahari faces of against some Saresh warriors All the miniatures have been sculpted and master molds created, we simply need the funds to make the production molds to put these figures into full production.
      With your help, we can bring these figures to market and hopefully get a good headstart on expanding the range quickly.
      The Anram defend their mountain hide-away from a marauding band of Tarusa raiders There are 8 simple pledge levels to choose from, we’ve broken them into easy to understand groups. Simply pick a pledge level, (each one represents a group of figures from the different factions), you'll then receive any FREE STRETCH GOALS unlocked during the campaign ... the more stretch goals that are unlocked, the more figures you get for free!
      A group of hired knights accompanied by their paymaster The Wanderer - no rewards, select this pledge to simply show your support!  Thank you!
      The Nomad - back the project at this level and you'll receive the Kickstarter Exclusive 'Void Witch', and gain access to the Add-ons and Stretch Goals to add more when they are unlocked. This pledge does not qualify for any free add-ons.
      Anram Nobility - receive the 7 Anram figures, all FREE stretch goals, access to Add-Ons and the Kickstarter Exclusive figure - the Void Witch!
      Tarusa Chieftain - receive the 7 Tarusa figures, all FREE stretch goals, access to Add-Ons and the Kickstarter Exclusive figure - the Void Witch!
      Lahari Seafarer - receive the 7 Lahari figures, all FREE stretch goals, access to Add-Ons and the Kickstarter Exclusive figure - the Void Witch!
      Saresh Labourer - receive the 7 Saresh figures, all FREE stretch goals, access to Add-Ons and the Kickstarter Exclusive figure - the Void Witch!
      Warlord of Tullarn - You will receive all initial 28 figures from the Anram Nobility, Tarusa Chieftain, Lahari Seafarer & Saresh Labourer  pledges.  You'll also receive all FREE stretch goals, access to add-ons and the Kickstarter Exclusive figure - the Void Witch!
      All-In! - You will receive all 28 figures from the Anram Nobility, Tarusa Chieftain, Lahari Seafarer & Saresh Labourer  pledges.  You'll also receive FOR FREE every unlocked stretch goal, add-on and the Kickstarter Exclusive 'Void Witch'!  This pledge is a little  bit of a gamble, but as the stretch goals start unlocking this pledge level really starts paying dividends!
      *25mm Round slotted base included with every miniature. 
      The masters of time, the Anram live high on the highest peaks across Tullarn Savage mountain clansmen, bent on domination and oppression! Masters of the oceans, rivers and trade the Lahari wear the finest silks and flaunt oppulent treasures Saresh tend to the fertile valleys and vast farmlands of Tullarn A true Warlord knows how to bring people together, and then pitch them at each others throat!
    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1173449368/lord-cirenegs-city?ref=discovery_category_newest
       
      About
        All this and more comes with the Lord Cireneg's City pledge! (Some stretch goals shown) Lord Cireneg's City is a bustling city with buildings stacked side by side to create a true feeling of a metropolis of the medieval age, suited to your medieval or fantasy setting. This is the second of multiple Kickstarter campaigns, each building upon the previous campaign of the border fort to eventually make it into a magnificent castle fit for a king.
      Not only does this contain buildings for creating residential areas of a city but you can also create busy marketplaces, belltowers to dominate the skyline and inns for that exciting starting point for any great RPG.
      Pieces stack upon each other for quick assembly and disassembly.
      STL files are scaled for 28mm gaming.
       PLAY   This Kickstarter campaign is best combined with the Border Fort to create an impressive walled city. Purchase the city walls, along with many other designs previously created, in the "I'm New Here, What's All This" pledge level or if you would like to try out a free design, click the link to download many of the free designs (or purchase other designs) from my store at DriveThruRPG. Some are pay what you want so if you like them you could spend a little bit if you so desire. 
        Included with the Hear Ye Hear Ye pledge will be:
      A variety of files to make housing for a populated city. This will come in 2 different widths and 3 different depths with 2 different styles and a variety of different roof types. This allows you to stack them upon each other as high as you would like for a different style of housing every time you game!  
      8 different roofs. The thin ones have a long and medium sized length. The thicker widths ones have 4 long roofs, 1 medium sized and 1 small. There is also a piece to go on the top of each chimney. All the different wall options. 22 different types. 2 different floors types. 1 with joists flush with the walls 1 with joists sticking out. 3 different lengths, 2 different widths. 9 in total. The base pieces are where the city buildings join horizontally. There are 14 pieces in total. They have 2 different lengths and 2 different widths. Some pieces are for either end of the street and there are even some included if you want to have them as standalone buildings. The sheer amount of these gives you endless options for the city of your choice!
      So how do they fit together?
      Pieces vertically slot together on a simple peg system. Pieces horizontally are joined only at the base piece with a dovetail join. This makes it easy for putting together and packing away.
      You do need to be selective when choosing your pieces as pieces share joining walls. So a large piece beside a small piece will have an extra half wall to enclose the interior while other pieces are completely enclosed so they can be at the end of the street or at the top tier of your building, rising above the rest.
       PLAY Piecing together is easy. Just choose the pieces you want and stack them up!
    • By joshuaslater
      Cool factions in this game!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1849625770/chronicles-of-the-wayfarer-heroes
    • By lannister2112
      Here is a Bones inspired kickstarter that I think my fellow painters will appreciate, a travel and display case for your mini. 
      Mini Monument 
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/minimonument/mini-monument?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=mini%20monument
       
      Thanks for looking! 
       


    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elder-forge/elder-forge-tier-2?ref=discovery_category_newest
       

       

  • Who's Online   38 Members, 2 Anonymous, 297 Guests (See full list)

×