Kickstarter: Giant Monsters, Tanks, and Bionic Cowboys
Come check out these four Kickstarter campaigns currently competing for your money.
New tabletop Kickstarters appear every day, and it can be hard to keep up with them all. With that in mind, I decided to highlight four miniature campaigns that you guys and gals might find interesting. Whether you’re looking for models to expand your armies, or even a new game system to try, hopefully you’ll find something that catches your eye below. As an added benefit, three of these campaigns are by established companies with prior crowdfunding experience.
Iron Wind Metals is back with another wave of factions for Ral Partha’s Chaos Wars game and miniatures line. This campaign is primarily about the Dwarf, Troglodyte, and Undead factions, but you can grab models from previous armies as well. There’s literally hundreds of miniatures to choose from here, with bundles to fit every army choice and budget under the sun. There’s only two pledge levels, both of which exist solely to allow you to buy add-ons. The $5 level does get you a vampire queen model in addition to your add-ons, though. If you’re looking for a ton of really old school fantasy miniatures then you may want to check this campaign out. The Kickstarter ends May 17th.
Mierce Miniatures regularly takes to Kickstarter to fund new sculpts for their signature Darklands fantasy game, and now they’re back with another horde of gigantic monsters. If you’ve never seen their miniatures before then prepare to be impressed, because Mierce makes, in my opinion, some of the coolest monstrous miniatures around, though they unfortunately often come with an equally monstrous price. There’s several pledge levels depending on the number and size of the monsters you want. They generally range from big to downright gargantuan, making them a worthy addition to your collect if you want a giant centerpiece model for your army or just something really impressive to paint. While you’re at it, you could always check out Darklands as well. You better hurry though, because this campaign ends on the 10th.
Trenchworx has returned to Kickstarter once again with more resin 28mm tanks for your favorite WWII games. This campaign features 13 well-known armored vehicles of the Axis and Allies, including the M4A1(76) Sherman, M2A1 Halftrack, M10 Wolverine, Jagdtiger, Panzer IV, and SdKfz 251-1 Ausf C, with more to come if the stretch goals are met. A single model will cost you around $32, with bundles going all the way up to 20 tanks. All pledges include free shipping. You have almost an entire month before this campaign ends on June 2nd.
Finally we have Bloodstone Frontier, a new “pioneer-punk” skirmish game by Soulspryte Studios. This card-driven miniatures game seems to take some ideas from Malifaux and Mercs. You have a standard-sized Poker deck and play cards from your hand to perform actions, with the suit used determining certain special rules and the number determining your chances of success. Instead of using a traditional tape measure though, you make measurements with your cards, similar to the card-driven movement system in Mercs. A starter box of four miniatures, the rulebook, and cards will cost you £65/$94. The campaign will run until the 27th.
Which of these campaigns interest you? Will anyone here be making some pledges?