WarStages is an ultra modular gothic terrain set for 28mm miniatures–this thing is epic. The Kickstarter ends soon, so check it out now!
This is truly epic terrain. I’m not even being that hyperbolic. Just look at what Raging Heroes has done with their WarStages.
It’s incredible. You can click on that picture to zoom in a little and see all the detail for yourself, but this is gorgeous stuff. And it’s gigantic as well. That person is there for scale. These terrain sets are monumental. And moreover, they’re modular. The whole thing is made out of high-quality, 1.8mm thick, super-dense, pre-punched, coated, color-printed cardboard. It’s tough and durable, but it’s light and easy to put together.
And as we mentioned, it makes the whole setup modular. Those cathedrals are all 3-d projects assembled out of the gorgeously detailed cardboard. Each has a similar ‘core’ and expands outwards. But as they’ll tell you themselves, this is only just the beginning. Like a good box of legos, half of the fun comes in seeing what you can put together with the pieces they give you.
It’s all meant to work around putting together “stages” out of the various bits and linking them together with the walls and walkways that you can see. Here’s a closeup of one of the stages in its assembled form:
To quote their kickstarter, that is a “Kahn-Urkan demon made mostly out of metal perched on a 20cm high platform without even making it bend.” So, like I said, tough. But you can kind of see how all the pieces start to come together. You build platforms for your models to fight on, give them cover, line them with beautiful walls–it’s a perfect scenario.
Here’s another example of the kinds of stuff you can create with this terrain:
Note the tables and computer monitors and even the throne in there. These are AMAZING! They’re made out of the same material–and if you’re wondering why these seem so perfect, it’s because these are basically sci-fi versions of the furniture from HeroQuest and we all know that the best thing about HeroQuest is the furniture.
And, like the rest of the game, this is all modular so you can set things up the way you want.
They’ve even got bookshelves. Which is another thing that bears mentioning–you can use this to set up an awesome board for wargaming, skirmish–whatever the scale of battle you want (as long as it’s ~28mm), you can build an arena of your choosing with these things.
It’s only available for a limited time. The Kickstarter Campaign only runs until Saturday August 5th. This is a limited campaign for a limited run. Once they reach their crowdfunding goal, they’re going to acquire what they need to make their backer-kits, and then any excess will be stored–but that’s it. And those will definitely sell out. After the Kickstarter, you will have a hard time finding these. So, quit wasting time and get in there. There’s only a few days left–and they’ve already blown past their funding goals. Even if you’re getting the smallest kit available, you’ll still get more than enough furniture and other extras to satisfy your creative desires.
Check it out:
With the WarStages system you can play all types of games: Siege, Urban Warfare, Skirmish, Exploration, etc., with a single kit.
STUNNING: For the first time ever, your chance to get a gaming table as awesome, big, and epic as a convention center piece.
MODULAR: Make it yours! Assemble the Gothic Cathedral, reorganise its layout to your likes, or completely re-invent your own WarStages thanks to our super modular assembly system.
IMMERSIVE: Immerse yourself in a movie-like environment with loads of accessories that bring an unprecedented sense of atmosphere, scope and epicness to your games.
PRACTICAL: Easy to assemble, easy to store, no painting required.
GREAT VALUE: In our survey, you told us that you wanted great value for money, so not only are you getting the most insane gothic scenery ever at a great price, but it is super modular, infinitely customisable, epic as a convention table, immersive as a movie set, and ultra practical, quite easily giving you the best possible of bang for your buck!
With 4 sizes of Cathedral kits and the Gothic Daedalus extension to be unlocked soon, you may wonder which pledge is right for you… Here is a quick guide.
→ SMALL Cathedral:
A very beautiful piece of scenery that has the same level of details and quality as its bigger counterparts. However, it doesn’t have as many wall sections as the other kits. So it would work to make a centrepiece that would be perfect for Siege Scenarios. Alternatively, you can break down its various Stages and scatter them on your table and have large elements to block lines of sight, or to be used as snipers’ nests.
Another option would be to expand the SMALL kit with the Gothic Daedalus to add more pathways and labyrinthic sections on your table. A different approach would be to get 2 Daedalus Extensions and one SMALL Cathedral kit to achieve a sprawling environment with several landmark elements that you could build with the Cathedral component.
→ MEDIUM Cathedral:
This is the kit that we’ve used in all our images and videos.
When you choose this kit or the larger ones, you know that you are getting at least one of each of the Bricks and Stages that we designed.
It instantly creates a striking gaming environment just by its sheer size. The amount of options and combinations that you get just by moving around the Stages of this kit are pretty insane (see our Stages video below). And of course, you can break down your Stages in smaller or different layouts that will give you even more options to set up your table in just a minute. To us, this kit allows you to do anything: Skirmish, Siege, Mass Combat, etc.
Add to this one Daedalus Extension or two and you are then only limited by your imagination. It gives you a large amount of options to expand and transform the Cathedral Stages into sprawling labyrinthic environments. This could be gothic ruined cities, space ship interiors, ‘Name of the Rose’ style gigantic libraries, the list goes on. Channel your inner engineer/architect/game designer and get something you’ve never seen before on your table.
→ LARGE Cathedral:
Now we’re getting serious. The LARGE kit is great for you to run massive games, or have loads of assembled Stages options at your disposal. It gives you all the options of the MEDIUM kit but pumped up to the next level, and also with many more Freebies.
Unless you are interested in only having massive pieces of architecture on your game table, we would highly recommend at least one Gothic Daedalus Extension, and 2 would definitely make sense. With that type of setup, you’re equipped to host a special event at your local shop, at your gaming club, or even in a convention.
→ EXTRA LARGE Cathedral:
Are you a space overlord who reigns over thousands of planets? Then this will make a nice crash pad for your weekend getaways :).
Seriously, this thing is huge. And it’s pretty obvious that there’s nothing like it available on the market, especially at this price!
If you’re interested in this kit, you probably know what you want to do with it. Whether you’re planning to use it as-is in its Cathedral form, or to break it down in many Stages for your table(s), the options you get and the number of Freebies you’ll receive sky will sky rocket.
If you plan to use it with the Gothic Daedalus Extension, it would make sense to get at least 2 of these, possibly more.
→ Do you need a FLOOR MAT?
Please note that the mat that you see in our images and videos is a smaller version prototyped on paper.
It’s entirely up to you. It is nice because it instantly transform any kitchen table in a gaming landscape with no effort whatsoever. And it certainly adds atmosphere.
Since our kits can cover such a wide gaming area, we have looked for the best options to make a Floor Mat that would easily adapt to various table sizes and configurations. For that reason, we chose a quality fabric material. We know that foam/rubber backed materials are very popular, but the problem with this is that they can’t hang over the table’s edges on the day you decide to have a smaller sized game. Since our WarStages allows you to play on the smallest to the largest tables, we wanted a floor mat that would adapt to any situation.
→ Do you need the DAEDALUS EXTENSION?
The Daedalus Extension adds a lot of versatility to your WarStages Cathedral.
Thanks to both its low (2 in/5cm) and high (4in/10cm) walls, which you can also easily stack up for more height, you can create enclosed rooms and corridors.
The arches, stairs and platforms allow you to create 3-dimensional labyrinthic structures that will probably remind you of Esher or the Monument Valley game.
It is a truly fun environment to play with in all types of games, and even more so if you’re playing skirmish and RPG.
Of course, you can mix and match the elements of the Cathedrals and of the Daedalus together, thanks to our clip assembly system.
Now to make my dream of a sci-fi HeroQuest come true at last.