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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Greebo miniatures Hand of death on Indiegogo

10 Mar

I’ve mentioned Greebo miniatures before on here, and just thought I’d highlight their latest campaign.

The Hand of Death, mainly being composed of Rats and Turtles for use in fantasy football type games, are lovely little figures, heavily influenced by TMNT, but for me that indeed is a bonus. I’ve always loved all things Ninja turtles, and still do, so I was always going to love these minis. Even so they are intended for bloodbowl-esque games, there seems to be plenty of options for use with other styles of gaming, and some don’t need any adaption whatsoever.

I am a bit gutted that I don’t have cash available to get hold of some of these great figures, and am loving the Oni (above) even the eastern goblins are really good as well! Damn you greebo, for putting this on Indiegogo, at least I might have had a chance to get involved if it had been a KS!

You can check out all the options by going clicky on the link below!!

Hand of death – Rats and Turtles miniatures set | Indiegogo.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Wonderlands Project Shark Day Miniature on Indiegogo

5 Feb

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I am quite a sucker for weird and outlandish miniatures, and this project over on Indiegogo falls into that perfectly. Based on these lovely pictures by artist Maxim Verehin, I do hope that the miniatures that are getting sculpted can do justice to that which they are based upon. I wasn’t familiar with Wonderland’s work before, but by the looks it seems to be either below par (lots of pointless busts or poor sculpts) or ok-ish models. Kind of all over the place really, but methinks they are more for the collector rather than a wargamer.

I do love the creepy mushroom guy and his pig, but what puts me off is if they are going to deliver the goods when it comes to the execution of the end sculpt. if it’s anything like some of their back catalogue, I’ll give it a miss (check out the baby kabom mini, it’s utter shite) and spend my paypal balance elsewhere!

Still, who am I to judge? Anyways, there’s still 12 days left for them to get fully funded, so if you like the look of the minis, check it out over on Indiegogo and show your support!

Wonderlands Project – Maxim Verehin’s Shark Day Miniature | Indiegogo.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: GamerGauge Kickstarter

19 Dec

I wanted to point out this KS, as I know there’ll be loads of you out there that this is going to interest.

This is the GamerGuage, a distance measuring system for wargaming that gets rid of the reliance for using the tape measure most of the time. The key to this, is the whole simplicity of it, reminding me of the measuring sticks that were used yesteryear, all be it on a smaller (inch) scale. Whilst not entirely groundbreaking, it is perfect for those smaller tight in encounters, where a tape measure is just a lot of faff!

You know there’s a lot of talk that Kickstarter is dragging it’s feet now, and that it’s become no more than a glorified pre-order system, but I don’t think that’s true at all.

Indeed there are some utterly atrocious and just plain bad stuff on there, just a good look under the surface of the dross, there indeed is plenty of gems still there. You just have to look.

Check out the project page to see if you’d like to get in on the act!

GamerGauge Tabletop Wargaming Measuring Device by Ryan Keller — Kickstarter.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Duel Fighters Kickstarter

2 Dec

I thought I’d draw attention to this KS, a 75mm scale game no less (Could this be a new trend in scales?)

Duel fighters, like I said is a 75mm game of cinematic combat, with larger scale “highly detailed” resin figures, and accessories. With a slick presentation and stylish art, Duel fighters is certainly nice looking in the sea of other mini based crowdfunding campaigns, which is probably a good thing nowadays due to the sheer number of wargaming KS’s on there.

There’s also plenty of additional bolt-ons for potential funders, including scenics, battle mats and cups! (whoopee!) Its said the game can be played in 45 minutes and has a more RPG feel than a standard wargame, but given the size of the figures that is probably right. The figures themselves are resin and I have to say, look great, like I said before, overall the look is stylish and well polished indeed.

Now, here’s where I kind of poo-poo a bit, so to speak. Firstly, compatability. There will be lots of people who would potentially want to use other figures with the game, which with the scale size, is probably going to put some off. 75mm isn’t a usual size, so proxies will be a problem to sort. Next is that I feel that the cost is a tad prohibitive, but before you shout at me and stuff, I do think it’s kind of pricey with £50 for just two resin figures, and yes you do get dice and the actual game and fluff etc, but I think that’s rather on the steep side to shell out for a game with just two figures.

I realise the costs of a KS, and that all these additional factors need to be worked into the overall cost of the final prices, sure, but other than the figures, I feel there’s not too much meat on the bone for investors (you know what I mean?)

Anyway, they have reached funding (£22,309 of £18,000) so what do I know! Go and have a look for yourself, even so I won’t be investing, I know that for some of you reading this, it will.

DUEL FIGHTERS by SCALE GAMES — Kickstarter.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain Kickstarter

30 Nov

So, with previous posts being concerned with that of clowns and other such tomfoolery, I thought that it was best if I brought things back to the usual wargaming themes that many come here for. Although I will add, this blog is not just about wargames and miniatures, but about other stuff that amuses and entertains me. It’s been a while since I featured any crowdfunding stuff I’ve seen or been told about, so I thought I’d highlight this nice looking set, Battle Systems (TM!) modular card terrain on KS.

With only a few days left to go, it comes as no surprise this lovely terrain set has prompted tons of you out there to part with your cash to help fund this project. As you can see, it’s ideal for a plethora of 28mm games (or 32mm if you prefer!) of a scifi nature. I’m a big fan of terrain, and you must admit its pretty neat for card scenery, perfect for those who don’t have the time to mess around making it from scratch! Imagine the games of Necromunda or Spacehulk you could play with this!!

If I had the cash to put in, I would, but since I’m perpetually skint, I’ll be giving it a miss (not by choice though!)

There’s still time to get involved and get yourself a set, go and take a look if you like the cut of it’s cloth (you know what I mean…)

Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain by Battle Systems Ltd — Kickstarter.

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