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A fantastical range of White Metal Cat Miniatures representing the iconic fifth edition character classes of the world’s greatest roleplaying game!
No pics of the minis yet. Will update this post as more info is released.
Welcome to the Great Wall draft page – the campaign is not live yet, but we will be gradually adding more and more information about the game here! We are incredibly excited to hear your feedback, so please let us know what you think. If it looks interesting to you - make sure to click the "Notify me on launch" button!
The Great Wall is a new major board game from Awaken Realms (creators of Nemesis, Tainted Grail, Etherfields and many other acclaimed products). Players will take the roles of generals of an ancient oriental empire who lead the defence against ruthless hordes. You will need to gather allied advisors, manage your workers, recruit armies and, together with other players, raise and defend the Great Wall! As the game progresses, you will often need to co-operate or negotiate with other players, but make no mistake – there can be only one winner!
This fresh worker (and soldier!) placement game for 1-4 players faces them with many difficult choices and often pushes them to interact with each other. You will be assigning your workers to eleven different locations, such as Tea House, Quarry, Messenger Post, or Barracks, using special Command cards that have additional effects. Production in locations activates ONLY when all their slots are filled, but filling them all by yourself can result in a penalty. On top of that, players can buy overseers who will give additional output every time a location becomes activated. This creates a lot of involving long- and short-term strategies.
Each player starts with one unique General, characterized by their asymmetric power, as well as the production level. From there, you will further customize your economic engine and fine-tune your strategy by recruiting advisors who provide additional bonuses.
Eventually, a Wall Defence phase beings, where players place previously build armies on Horde Cards – earning Honor (Victory points) and looting resources from the defeated troops. This requires smart management of three types of units: Archers, Spearmen and Cavalry. Players place these soldiers one by one, playing the Tactics cards that create another layer of interaction.
Gain meditation by shooting with the Zen Archer, then spend meditation on a Cavalry Squad Leader to move your Cavalry around the battlefield faster, and – finally – finish off by getting extra Honor for each of the Cavalry’s engagements thanks to the Banner Holder. There are endless possibilities for great combos and memorable plays.
On top of that, your Advisors and General might give your troops extra abilities, such as shooting twice or looting twice the resources!
All of the above makes the Great Wall one of our most strategically involving designs that will be appreciated by many different groups of players: those who love euro-styled games with their intricate economies and engine-building, those who love over-the-table play, bargaining and negotiations – and finally, those who simply like to wage war on a beautiful map.
Who Are Troublemaker Games?
We are an established wargames development company who design & supply plastic, metal and resin miniatures for wargames retail companies, whose sculptors also have experience doing freelance work for other companies such as Mantic Games (for whom we sculpted, for example, their range of 28mm scale plastic terrain kits, as well as various other plastic & resin kits).
We have previously run & managed eight other Crowdfunding Campaigns, raising a total of £84,048 to deliver plastic and metal models for the 6mm scale wargame range, Defeat In Detail (1 2 3 4 5), our range of Plastic Wargames Terrain kits (1 2), and our 28mm scale Nuns with Laserguns! (1).
We have delivered all the plastic, resin, and metal kits from all seven of our own crowdfunding campaigns to our customers, and all models (other than some Campaign Exclusive Limited Edition pieces) are now available for retail purchase through either Vanguard Miniatures, as the "Defeat In Detail" and the "Troublemaker Games Plastic Terrain Kits" ranges, or the "Nuns with Laserguns!" range via our own webstore. Vanguard's own Crowdfunder (which we oversaw as Campaign Manager) has itself also been fully delivered.
Some of our Nuns with Guns (painted) from our previous Kickstarter campaign. What We Need & What You Get
We have several designs of Post-Technopocalypse Model kits already sculpted, but without a crowdfunding campaign it would be too expensive for us to afford to put them into production, so your interest and support at this stage means we can bring these designs to retail... and to your gaming tables!
As we cross stretch goals we'll be unlocking more model kits, and hopefully adding free bonuses to existing pledges too (we've managed to include free bonus models on every one of our Crowdfunders to date, and we'd love to continue that tradition!).
So, this campaign contains rewards for pledging, consisting of:
28mm Metal Model Kits STL 3d Files Download Packages All miniatures will be supplied unpainted. Scroll onwards to find out more...
How Do Pledges Work?
Each Scenery or Model kit in this Kickstarter campaign has a price in British Pounds (£) associated with it.
To pledge, total up how many of each kit you'd like to pledge for, work out how many Pounds that would cost, and pledge for that total.
For example, if you would like to pledge for:
1x Tribal Guardswomen Infantry Squad (£20) 1x Mad Marx (£4) 2x Count Binface (£8) 1x Post-Technopocalypse Town STL Set (£10) Total: £42
Then you should select the "Miniatures!" reward, and should pledge £42; You will be prompted for postage and packaging in addition to your basic pledge cost. Once the campaign ends, you will be sent a questionnaire, which will ask you to confirm your chosen combination of model sets.
If you only want STL digital file sets, select the "STL-only pledge" and pledge the appropriate amount for your chosen combination of STL sets.
Some of the Stretch Goals that we hope to unlock during this campaign will also have Costs associated with them, whilst others will be free upgrades to existing sets.
The amazing worlds of Jim Henson brought to life as officially licensed miniature models for collectors and fans.
Broken Toad is a UK-based company that has produced accessories and models for display painters since 2014. We are now an official licensee of The Jim Henson Company, using our experience to create an impressive range of miniature models based on both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
www.brokentoad.co.uk Black Sun Miniatures has been producing a diverse range of high quality resin miniatures since 2015. Black Sun specialise in fantasy and science fiction subjects, designed for painters, modellers and collectors.
www.blacksunminiatures.co.uk Many factors that have lead us to our love of model sculpture, one of the most influential of these has been the great Jim Henson. We spent much of our youth immersed in the worlds Jim created and are so excited to have been given the opportunity to work with The Jim Henson Company and to create miniature models of our favourite characters.
Jim was a master visionary and the worlds he created feature rich storylines and complex characters. Our goal is to delight existing fans and introduce these amazing creations to a new generation.
As with previous Satanic Panic Miniatures releases, we once again try to reimagine a classic 80s Old School range of miniatures, with more variety, but remaining faithful to those classic minis that inspired so many people back in the day.
Our modular, multi-part approach lets you literally have every figure in your collection be unique.
With the Hobgoblin range the aim is to use the classic 'Horned Helmet' style, of the 1st edition of a well known tabletop rule set, but to include later troop types for those of you who joined in the fun with 2nd ed or later.
Martin Buck has worked really hard to create characterful sculpts which are as menacing as they are fun. We want figures to look and feel like warriors.
Hobgoblins are supposedly nomadic, so the feeling of movement and portability of weapons was a paramount consideration.
We hope you like what we have come up with and thank backers past and future for showing their appreciation for our efforts.
This campaign will bring (at least) 10 Hobgoblin bodies, all open handed, and 8 head variants.
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