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The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/20 18:30:44


Post by: Alpharius


LINK TO NEW KICKSTARTER:


STARTER HOSTS II:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-starter-hosts-ii/description



SAVAGE HORDES IV:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-savage-hordes-iv?ref=category_newest


Darklands: Warriors of Baalor Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-warriors-of-baalor


Darklands: Starter Hosts

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-starter-hosts


(Obligatory link to old thread: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/481333.page)

The last thread was about 3 1/2 years old and 236 pages long so, in order to celebrate the shipping of the Darklands Hardcover Rulebook...


...welcome to the NEW Mierce Miniatures Darklands Ongoing News and Rumors Thread!

For an excellent summary of Darklands, the game and its various Kindreds:

cromagz wrote:For new people curious about what the game's about/how it plays I did an intro post a little while back that covers the basics http://hardchaff.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/darklands-intro-redux/


 Alpharius wrote:
Woo hoo!

Spoiler:
Update #129

Apr 7 2016
The Darklands: First Edition Rule Book - Shipping Soon!
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Fellow Miercenaries!

Today is an excellent day, for we can bring you news of the Darklands: First Edition Rule Book - it will be shipping in the week commencing the 18th of April 2016 (as long as we can get hold of the relevant boxes to do so)!



Your copy will be signed!

Your copy of the Darklands: First Edition Rule Book will be signed by the Mierce Miniatures team, which we hope will be a nice surprise for you all!



We know that some of you do not want a signed copy, so please e-mail us to let us know and we will make sure your copy is not signed.

Further Copies of the Rule Book

If you would like any further copies of the Darklands: First Edition Rule Book, they are now available to pre-order from the Mierce Miniatures website. You can also purchase further signed copies of the rule book from now until Monday, as per the offer to non-Kickstarter backers.

However, please note that its RRP is now £39.99 - £5.00 more than originally expected - and this is because of its length, 364 pages, which is around a hundred pages more than estimated previously. This means you have got hold of your copy much cheaper than expected!


Also, info on the next Kickstarter:

Creator Mierce Miniatures 32 minutes ago

Oghurithneach will occur... at some point! The next project is monsters... the new kindreds haven't got many! Plus, er, Conand.

You'll be able to have an Umaer with crossbow as a commander too. Working on converting Bagseg to be that commander.


That Conand part?

And then that loud thump you heard?

That was Zed, passing out from overwhelming anticipation and joy!



 Alpharius wrote:
We're getting closer!

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 2 hours ago

Look what just arrived...


This thread's getting a bit long in the tooth...I might use the occasion of the Darklands Rulebook Release/Shipping to start a brand new Mierce Darklands Ongoing News and Rumors Thread...


...and, from today:

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 3 hours ago

Lots of books shipped today, but in order not to break the local post office we have to stagger it over a few days, so expect more to be shipped until the end of next week. We're starting with UK first.


Also, new Kickstarter will either be launching tomorrow or...Monday!

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 4 hours ago

I don't do Friday launches any more - they mean that my weekend (inevitably tied up with kids) is wiped out and I become The Bad Man.

So it's tomorrow, or Monday I'm afraid...


Is everyone ready?!?

GET INTO IT!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/20 18:50:43


Post by: Azreal13


I don't like this new thread, it's all echoey and smells of paint.

Still, dispatch notification on Rulebook today, so yay for that!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/20 20:25:43


Post by: Pacific


Wow that's a monster book!

Looks very intriguing, I've only ever looked in at the miniatures before and realised a game was in the running.

Is anyone able to give a very brief synopsis of how the game functions? And of the concept? I'm assuming something vaguely to do with pagan mythology, Slaine etc. and some Eldritch/HP Lovecraft?


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/20 20:29:28


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Got my dispatch notice for the rule book,

should be a fun weekend reading and looking at the pretty pictures if it arrives in time


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/20 20:31:12


Post by: Alpharius


 Pacific wrote:
Wow that's a monster book!

Looks very intriguing, I've only ever looked in at the miniatures before and realised a game was in the running.

Is anyone able to give a very brief synopsis of how the game functions? And of the concept? I'm assuming something vaguely to do with pagan mythology, Slaine etc. and some Eldritch/HP Lovecraft?


That sounds...not that far off?

Try this one too:

cromagz wrote:For new people curious about what the game's about/how it plays I did an intro post a little while back that covers the basics http://hardchaff.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/darklands-intro-redux/


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 07:27:49


Post by: Pacific


 Alpharius wrote:


Try this one too:

cromagz wrote:For new people curious about what the game's about/how it plays I did an intro post a little while back that covers the basics http://hardchaff.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/darklands-intro-redux/


Wonderful, just what I was after. Thanks!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 10:12:00


Post by: Alpharius


You are, of course, welcome!

I found that summary to be a really good one!

Updates from the comments sections...

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 1 hour ago

A quick word on books and metals.

The books will be staggered over the next few days and probably into the next couple of weeks, if only because of postal bag limitations (one book weighs 1.9kg, and postal bags have a health and safety limit of 11kg)!

The metals will ship over the next few weeks. We've didn't get enough Wihtgar or Gabrax sets to fulfil our original order, but we should be getting those next week according to the caster. So most things will ship and it will only be because of either the Wihtgar or the Gabrax that your order is delayed.

As always - please be patient chaps and chappesses!


Pretty sure I'm waiting on both!

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 1 hour ago

Oh, and, regarding the metals, if you've not got enough shipment items, your order won't be sent of course.

On that note, we're only shipping the rule books outside of shipment items for projects up to Monstrous Mounts; anything after that will go if you have enough shipment items.

In the future, books won't be shipped without postage / shipment items.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 10:23:05


Post by: zedmeister


 Alpharius wrote:

cromagz wrote:For new people curious about what the game's about/how it plays I did an intro post a little while back that covers the basics http://hardchaff.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/darklands-intro-redux/


Get that into the OP!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 10:30:04


Post by: Joyboozer


Launch the fething Kickstarter, I needs me spinach!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 0002/04/21 10:32:40


Post by: Alpharius


 zedmeister wrote:
 Alpharius wrote:

cromagz wrote:For new people curious about what the game's about/how it plays I did an intro post a little while back that covers the basics http://hardchaff.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/darklands-intro-redux/


Get that into the OP!


A good idea - and done!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 11:07:39


Post by: overtyrant


It's going to be an age till I get mine as I pledged for the June's, Atlantes and book all in one shipment!

Though I must say I'm happy to wait!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 11:49:03


Post by: cromagz


Aww shucks thanks for the link/ kind words guys. Love Darklands and I'm always happy to demo for anyone around the south of England, particularly London area.

Saw a few sneak peaks of the upcoming kickstarter at Salute and I'm very excited to see what pops up


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 12:34:56


Post by: RiTides


I take it you were sworn to secrecy / bound by a blood oath not to reveal what you saw, yes?


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 13:17:13


Post by: cromagz


Not explicitly actually, but I wouldn't like to jeopardise my chances of future exposure but violating an implicit assumption of secrecy!

That said, Rob has mentioned on the KS comments about Conand being involved in some capacity so you can draw your own conclusions about what kind of awesome stuff that might involve.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 14:06:39


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Were-sharks riding Orcas towing octopus catapults!

(well fishy things anyway)


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 14:50:56


Post by: zedmeister


Oooooo, that monster teaser...



An Earth Beast...


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:05:15


Post by: RoninXiC


Absolutely nothing wrong with more big stompy monsters


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:11:06


Post by: RiTides


Ooh, that beast does look cool! At least, from what I can make out


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:15:53


Post by: Azreal13


RoninXiC wrote:
Absolutely nothing wrong with more big stompy monsters


The thought has crossed my mind that we hadn't had any proper big fighty monsters for a while, and that a few more might galvanise more interest from proxy buying backers who weren't looking to play, just for big impressive centrepiece models for their existing fantasy games.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Just had my Dispatch update for metal Warriors Of Baalor too!



The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:38:43


Post by: Baragash


And.....my rulebook is going to my old address and there's no mail forwarding :(


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:42:49


Post by: ImAGeek


Is this rulebook something I can buy yet or is it Kickstarter fulfilment at this stage?


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 15:52:19


Post by: cromagz


Can now be bought from the website. Kickstarter ones will ship first but those are expected to be done within the next week or two so shouldn't be too long


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 18:01:41


Post by: PirateRobotNinjaofDeath


 Alpharius wrote:
You are, of course, welcome!

I found that summary to be a really good one!

Updates from the comments sections...

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 1 hour ago

A quick word on books and metals.

The books will be staggered over the next few days and probably into the next couple of weeks, if only because of postal bag limitations (one book weighs 1.9kg, and postal bags have a health and safety limit of 11kg)!

The metals will ship over the next few weeks. We've didn't get enough Wihtgar or Gabrax sets to fulfil our original order, but we should be getting those next week according to the caster. So most things will ship and it will only be because of either the Wihtgar or the Gabrax that your order is delayed.

As always - please be patient chaps and chappesses!


Pretty sure I'm waiting on both!

Creator Mierce Miniatures about 1 hour ago

Oh, and, regarding the metals, if you've not got enough shipment items, your order won't be sent of course.

On that note, we're only shipping the rule books outside of shipment items for projects up to Monstrous Mounts; anything after that will go if you have enough shipment items.

In the future, books won't be shipped without postage / shipment items.



My shipment just updated to "packing," so hopefully that means I'm in on the first batch of Whitgar and won't have to wait.

Kind of frustrating on the rulebook shipping items, though. I was specifically told they would be shipping outside of model orders. Hopefully my stuff won't get helpd up overmuch.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 18:51:44


Post by: Alpharius


New KS will launch as soon as KS 'approves' it.

MIGHTY MONSTERS?

Spoiler:

Given how might many of Mierce's monsters already are, I can only imagine what this means!



The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 20:24:02


Post by: Barzam


 Alpharius wrote:

Given how might many of Mierce's monsters already are, I can only imagine what this means!


A longer backlog?


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 20:57:17


Post by: Alpharius


Well duh, yeah!

I was just wondering if this campaign would see the truly giant giants showing up.

I think this one is a 'short' campaign too - just over 2 weeks?


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 21:11:47


Post by: Azreal13


I'm anticipating the likes of Krull, Gomagg, Uuthall etc for the newer Kindreds as the main focus. Would make the most sense, as those trademark Mierce giants haven't been seen in a while that I can recall.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 21:29:07


Post by: Alpharius


Good point - and now that you mention, I do seem to recall that that will indeed be the initial focus here, getting the "New Kindreds" their own Big Beasties!

With something for everyone sprinkled in too, of course...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Good point - and now that you mention, I do seem to recall that that will indeed be the initial focus here, getting the "New Kindreds" their own Big Beasties!

With something for everyone sprinkled in too, of course...


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 21:58:43


Post by: overtyrant


I'm waiting until I have my starter sets and rulebooks before backing another KS as I don't want to spend the money if I don't like the game. Also I'm waiting for them to have a bit more coherency on their website for the game so after a demo I can say have a look on the website for the different starter sets to get you started instead of the confusion as it stands.

Still very excited for this.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/21 22:49:14


Post by: Alpharius


The 'final' full rules are available to download right now too:

http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=drm


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 06:28:57


Post by: overtyrant


 Alpharius wrote:
The 'final' full rules are available to download right now too:

http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=drm


Thanks for the link!


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 09:33:44


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


More resin for the resin pile

hard to decide what looks best it's a tossup between the crazy crab for conand of the formor or the eraiin earth beast


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 09:40:40


Post by: Momotaro


Shipping notice received yesterday evening for my Darklands: Metal Age force!

Had to fish it out the junk folder


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:19:07


Post by: Zond


Thuulac looks cool but I have nothing to go with him. Apart from that none of the monsters arr gripping me and I'm not sure if I want anything already produced just yet.


The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:20:07


Post by: zedmeister


We get updates too!

Man-Jabberwocks!

It's another Mierceday and we have some awesome stuff for you this time. But then, don't we always?

This week we have:
  • sculpt work in progress updates from Bob Plociennik;
  • an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;
  • ...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.


  • Let us begin!




    This week we have more from Bob Plociennik, for the Brythoniaid!



    Gungonn's Brood is really taking shape now; in fact, it's almost finished! There's just one guy to go, the alternate of the banner bearer...



    Igag ap Ig is a lovely sculpt and a warrior of the unit...


    We can't wait to see these guys in the flesh!



    The last warrior of the unit, is Dudd ap Rudd... unless you count Cob ap Mab, the alternate banner bearer.


    These guys might well make it into Wave 12, but we'll see...



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:25:17


    Post by: Slinky


    My rulebook arrived.

    It's a mighty tome for sure, very pretty. And it smells nice too!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:39:40


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured




    My book arrived too (pictured with a scale reference cat), mmm new book smell


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:43:15


    Post by: zedmeister


    Come on Mr Postie. Where's my book!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 10:54:14


    Post by: zedmeister


    And another update! Look at those molerats...

    Mole-Rat-Men

    Things are progressing nicely on the Darklands: Savage Hordes project, because we have another update for you this week and it's blimmin' awesome, even if we do say so ourselves. It's also very ratty!

    This week we have:
  • sculpt work in progress updates from Benoît Cosse;
  • an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;
  • a list of what ships, when;[*]...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.


  • Here we go...



    We've some lovely ratties for the Vras to show this week, courtesy of Benoît Cosse!



    To say that we love Benoît's work on the Spear-Vras is the biggest understatement of the century... we want to cuddle them so much it hurts!

    (as always, apologies for the size and quality of images)



    The champion of the unit is No-Claw - named after his missing right hand of course!





    He's a bit shouty!



    The herald of the unit is Fat-Skin, a drummer of some note.







    Ba-dum!



    A warrior of the unit, is Sharp-Fang, and a runner! A dasher!






    Run-run! Or it could be dance-dance... who knows?




    Let us not forget Scar-Belly, completed last month...




    Hopefully these guys will be a Wave 12 shipment, but we'll see - there's a way to go yet...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 12:40:45


    Post by: cromagz


    has the first post gone missing? EDIT : Nope for some reason I'd set it to ignore!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 12:53:17


    Post by: zedmeister


    Brutal:



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 12:54:47


    Post by: Pacific


    Ignoring Alpharius ? !

    Never has a man been set on ignore less, surely!

    That does look like a meaty tome of a book (thanks for providing cat for scale!)

    I wonder when (or if?) it will pass to retailers for sale ?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 13:24:58


    Post by: zedmeister


     Pacific wrote:

    I wonder when (or if?) it will pass to retailers for sale ?


    End of the month looking at this. Stuff that gets released is usually available for trade orders at around the same time


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 13:27:30


    Post by: Alpharius


    Ha!

    Not sure what I've ever done to cromagz but...

    MIGHTY MONSTERS indeed!

    Ouch!

    I want...all of them!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 13:59:10


    Post by: cromagz


    Must have been a fat finger situation! No recollection of it haha


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 14:06:34


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Ooh, nothing I really want yet. That's a relief


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 14:12:40


    Post by: zedmeister


    Rulebook is huge! Luckily, there's a nice little section at the beginning which says, in summary; If you're a new player, read only these rules first...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 15:30:55


    Post by: RiTides


    Cremharunc art is fantastic! Man, that's going to be a huge model

    Wonder how the "grass" will be sculpted onto it? If they can pull that off convincingly it will look incredible!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 15:51:04


    Post by: zedmeister


     RiTides wrote:
    Cremharunc art is fantastic! Man, that's going to be a huge model


    I love the concept. He literally is a walking, angry mountain!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 16:04:21


    Post by: Bossk_Hogg


     RiTides wrote:
    Cremharunc art is fantastic! Man, that's going to be a huge model

    Wonder how the "grass" will be sculpted onto it? If they can pull that off convincingly it will look incredible!


    I was thinking of sprucing mine up with some grass tufts. He's gonna be a big boy!


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    So was I reading the KS correct, and the prices of the larger resins are rising? I guess they've been static for a few years, so probably time.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 17:07:08


    Post by: Alpharius


    zedmeister wrote:
     RiTides wrote:
    Cremharunc art is fantastic! Man, that's going to be a huge model


    I love the concept. He literally is a walking, angry mountain!


    A good way of looking at it!

    I was initially only so-so on the Érainn, but the more I see, the more I like!

    And yes, while it is mostly only in my mind, I see them as the closest thing to the 'good guys' (sorta, more or less) in the Darklands setting!

    Bossk_Hogg wrote:
     RiTides wrote:
    Cremharunc art is fantastic! Man, that's going to be a huge model

    Wonder how the "grass" will be sculpted onto it? If they can pull that off convincingly it will look incredible!


    I was thinking of sprucing mine up with some grass tufts. He's gonna be a big boy!


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    So was I reading the KS correct, and the prices of the larger resins are rising? I guess they've been static for a few years, so probably time.


    I missed that bit!

    Good catch!

    Bear in mind that the recommended retail price of most of the monsters listed here will increase shortly, so you're getting a fantastic deal.


    EDIT:

    ...and funded!

    Update #2

    Apr 22 2016
    £10,000 - We're Funded! Thank You!
    0 Comments

    Amazingly, we're funded already - that is some going everyone. Well done!



    The project is now a reality - give yourselves a pat on the back!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 19:22:42


    Post by: GiraffeX


    Has Banbrega got people in his rib cage?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/22 19:51:11


    Post by: Alpharius


    He does - how awesome is that?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/23 03:55:33


    Post by: methebest


    I was hoping there would be one of those $60 starter things in this, as the minis look nice, but on the bright side saving moneys always good. Maybe the next kickstarter.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/23 09:39:34


    Post by: zedmeister


    Well,what a fine thing to wake up to!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 0007/09/23 13:13:05


    Post by: Alpharius


    Wow - Looks like Mórannach has got a unit of his own to lead now!

    Good to see that this unit can count as one of the 5 in the Five Monsters deal too!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/24 00:52:28


    Post by: Malkaven


    Are you guys getting any notification that your rulebook has shipped either through the carrier or via MM's site?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/24 01:48:29


    Post by: Azreal13


    Yep, received a dispatch email and book arrived 2 days later.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/08/27 18:40:36


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Mierce always sends a shipping confirmation via the website once your package has been shipped for each order that's completed with that shipment. That's always at least one email per shipment since they will split off shipped bits into a separate order, but potentially more. One of the more... prolific? backers in the KS comments mentioned getting eleven (!!!!) shipping notifications for one box a few days ago. Some people do scare me :-D


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/24 19:29:58


    Post by: Pacific


     zedmeister wrote:
     Pacific wrote:

    I wonder when (or if?) it will pass to retailers for sale ?


    End of the month looking at this. Stuff that gets released is usually available for trade orders at around the same time


    Brilliant, thanks for that

    Some of these miniatures look fantastic. Hoping to get some of the 'big bad' things from here that the Infernal Overlords failed KS didn't ever supply..


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Am just looking at some of the miniature galleries for Darklands on the Element Games website (have found it better than the official website to get a good view of the different existing minis and faction varieties. (http://elementgames.co.uk/wargames-and-miniatures/wargames-and-miniatures-by-manufacturer/mierce-miniatures/darklands)

    All I can say is, oh. my. God. The miniatures are just absolutely stupendous, how is this game not at the top of selling lists? Even without the game and rules have already picked out several that are going to be in the painting queue.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 12:25:04


    Post by: zedmeister


    On the Peat Beasts and Earth Beast...

    Tim Fisher 9 minutes ago
    'Hi Tim,
    of course I'm OK for these guys'
    Allan


    Allan as in Allan Carrasco...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 13:05:46


    Post by: Alpharius


    I love good news on a Monday!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 13:28:33


    Post by: zedmeister


    Well well well



    My resistance to making Atalantes my 4th Kindred is rapidly collapsing...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 14:00:13


    Post by: Alpharius


    OK, I'm a sucker for models with two-handed hammers/maces.

    (And models with pumpkin heads too, oddly enough.)

    And I was already in for...just about everything Atalantean too.

    This one is great, and will make a great companion piece for Original Kretos!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 14:34:43


    Post by: zedmeister


    Conand's minions!




    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 15:25:42


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    I'm afraid they'll get me back again with the crab men.

    Debating whether or not I need the giant crab lobster thing as well.

    Dammit.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 15:26:40


    Post by: zedmeister


     highlord tamburlaine wrote:
    I'm afraid they'll get me back again with the crab men.

    Debating whether or not I need the giant crab lobster thing as well.

    Dammit.


    Don't look at the KS comments then. They're spilling beans on all sorts of sea like warriors...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 15:51:56


    Post by: RoninXiC


    Crab men



    ....



    ....

    What a time to be alive!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 16:23:09


    Post by: Pacific


    Was taking a look at some battle reports from Darklands on the Mierce forums (.. I was only looking there, am not going to join, honest! )
    then noticed they dated back from 2014 (!)

    I take it is this the previous version of the rules, which will be superceded by the new hardbook release? Is there much difference between the versions of the games?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 16:23:20


    Post by: B0B MaRlEy


    Oh dear , I might have to get those crab people


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 16:47:22


    Post by: zedmeister


     Pacific wrote:
    Was taking a look at some battle reports from Darklands on the Mierce forums (.. I was only looking there, am not going to join, honest! )
    then noticed they dated back from 2014 (!)

    I take it is this the previous version of the rules, which will be superceded by the new hardbook release? Is there much difference between the versions of the games?


    They're the quickstarter rules, version 0.1 if you like. They've had the main rules available as a download, but under development for the past few years. For more recent reports check out:

    http://brotherhoodoftheraven.blogspot.co.uk
    http://thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/darklands-battle-report-brythoniaid-vs.html

    They're played with the recent rules.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 18:17:27


    Post by: Alpharius


    Those crab 'men' are on 80mm bases, standing 70mm high!

    They're...rather big!

    EDIT:

    Oh, and Highlord?

    There's already been mention of...Fish-Men!

    And...Angler-Men?

    So, I ask you...can Shark-Men be far behind?

    EDIT 2:

    I asked for you Highlord - I asked for us all!

    Are you ready...?

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 25 minutes ago

    @Alpharius - yes, shark-men and whale-men are on the table. Anything semiaquatic is, and if we ever do Darkseas... who knows?


    Woooo!!!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/25 21:05:53


    Post by: RiTides


     zedmeister wrote:
    On the Peat Beasts and Earth Beast...

    Tim Fisher 9 minutes ago
    'Hi Tim,
    of course I'm OK for these guys'
    Allan


    Allan as in Allan Carrasco...

    Well now it's just super tempting

    Thanks for that, zed!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 07:17:56


    Post by: Baragash


    Gah! I really want to get into the New Kindreds but they keep releasing stuff for the older kindreds.

    What's the going rate for souls these days?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 11:27:16


    Post by: Yodhrin


    Love the huge crab and the Peat Beasts, I'll be sure to pick them up for Mordheim scenarios when they show up on the webstore in a decade or so


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 15:32:41


    Post by: Alpharius




    Update #6

    Apr 26 2016
    £22,500 - Choloch, Servile Warrior of Dis
    0 Comments
    1 like

    What's this? Two Infernii monsters? Well, why not... so here's Choloch, a mighty Servile Warrior of Dis, set at £22,500 to unlock!





    Choloch is based upon the awesome Malacant and is an Elite Warchief of the Infernii, able to lead whole armies of demons of Infernus and, of course, their mortal allies the Byzantii!

    Increase your pledge by £37 to purchase Choloch, who will only be produced in resin. Choloch is a SMALL MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!

    Watch out for more MIGHTY MONSTERS soon!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 15:35:14


    Post by: zedmeister


    That's a big axe. Compensating for something...?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 15:53:30


    Post by: Pacific


     Yodhrin wrote:
    Love the huge crab and the Peat Beasts, I'll be sure to pick them up for Mordheim scenarios when they show up on the webstore in a decade or so


    Or.. you never know, you could try a new game that uses these beautiful minis to their full extent?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 15:54:18


    Post by: RivenSkull


     zedmeister wrote:
    That's a big axe. Compensating for something...?


    Well considering that the Mierce miniatures show the anatomical organs, especially the Infernii, you could check if he actually is.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 16:08:46


    Post by: Azreal13


     RivenSkull wrote:
     zedmeister wrote:
    That's a big axe. Compensating for something...?


    Well considering that the Mierce miniatures show the anatomical organs, especially the Infernii, you could check if he actually is.


    The graphic says "purchase her" but I can confirm Krull is adequately equipped!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 16:29:50


    Post by: overtyrant


     Pacific wrote:
     Yodhrin wrote:
    Love the huge crab and the Peat Beasts, I'll be sure to pick them up for Mordheim scenarios when they show up on the webstore in a decade or so


    Or.. you never know, you could try a new game that uses these beautiful minis to their full extent?


    Hopefully when everything gets organised and not so...chaotic the game can finally take hold.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 16:31:19


    Post by: RivenSkull


     Azreal13 wrote:
     RivenSkull wrote:
     zedmeister wrote:
    That's a big axe. Compensating for something...?


    Well considering that the Mierce miniatures show the anatomical organs, especially the Infernii, you could check if he actually is.


    The graphic says "purchase her" but I can confirm Krull is adequately equipped!


    It says him in the size description. Maybe it's a Slaaneshi demon with both sets of organs.


    All these demons and the giant skeleton are making this one hard for me to stay out of. I don't think my wallet can handle it.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/26 17:44:22


    Post by: Yodhrin


     Pacific wrote:
     Yodhrin wrote:
    Love the huge crab and the Peat Beasts, I'll be sure to pick them up for Mordheim scenarios when they show up on the webstore in a decade or so


    Or.. you never know, you could try a new game that uses these beautiful minis to their full extent?


    Covered in the last thread - no point going over it again.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 06:23:18


    Post by: badgermeister


    hoping for some Albainn love on this one.........


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 06:34:32


    Post by: hamtaro


    Got my first edition book in the mail today! Woot!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 07:25:49


    Post by: Elemental


    Got the rulebook and....well, for first impressions, this is the best-illustrated VCR repair manual I've ever read.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 07:57:36


    Post by: Pacific


    They sent you a vcr repair manual by mistake? ?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 08:29:48


    Post by: ulgurstasta


     Pacific wrote:
    They sent you a vcr repair manual by mistake? ?


    Lets just say Mierce haven´t followed the current trend of simplicity when it comes to rules design


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 08:52:58


    Post by: Elemental


     Pacific wrote:
    They sent you a vcr repair manual by mistake? ?


    I can't think of any other document I've read that refers me to "section 6.34.1.2.1", or where the summary of a fairly common action (fleeing) has seventeen steps, all in very precise, very dry computer programming language.

    Maybe if I read a quickstart or light version it'd help, but right now, this seems like the clunkiest (as distinct from "most complex") system released this decade.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 10:36:50


    Post by: Mierce Miniatures


    @Elemental - you can always ask us for a demo game! Be happy to provide you with one, depending on where you are.

    Videos are being worked on too, it will take a while though.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 17:16:06


    Post by: Alpharius


    The videos will help a lot, as will the 'quickstart' and/or 'just read these rules first if you're new here' sections.

    Personally, I love a detailed 'crunchy' ruleset and I think the aim here was to make everything as clear and as unambiguous as possible.

    I'm still waiting for my book to arrive - but the full rules are available on the Mierce website in PDF form - and once it does I'm planning on diving right in!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 17:48:20


    Post by: PirateRobotNinjaofDeath


    Mierce Miniatures wrote:
    @Elemental - you can always ask us for a demo game! Be happy to provide you with one, depending on where you are.

    Videos are being worked on too, it will take a while though.


    I presume you won't be able to make it to Western Canada for any demo games

    I know that good videos take a while to make, but having tried to power through the rules online I'm a bit concerned about getting new people excited a bout a game with such a dense and somewhat inaccessible rulebook. Most gamers I know don't actually approach rulebooks by reading them cover-to-cover and instead just reference parts they need, so I think the robustness of these rules might actually help resolve clarity issues in those instances, but those videos would go a loooooong way to making the game more accessible to new players just starting out and learning the rules. "They have explanatory videos on the way at some indeterminate point in the future" is a tough sell.

    We want to get more people into your game! Please help make it easier for us to do it!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/27 19:10:27


    Post by: Prestor Jon


    The rules in the rulebook are the same as the ones we got in the KS1 quick start minibook right? If there are changes has an errata been put out?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 08:14:42


    Post by: zedmeister


    New stretch!

    For the Norse at £27,500 we have Tórlákr, Grimtroll:

    Spoiler:



    Also, an updated colour version of the colossal crab:

    Spoiler:


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 09:11:41


    Post by: RoninXiC


    I wonder how much larger the troll is compared to the "regular" trolls.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 09:28:50


    Post by: zedmeister


    RoninXiC wrote:
    I wonder how much larger the troll is compared to the "regular" trolls.


    He's going to be a modification of the Blood Maw sculpt - so quite big!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 10:20:48


    Post by: RoninXiC


    What the hell Thats so great!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 10:29:14


    Post by: zedmeister


    Here he is. Note the size chart



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 12:38:59


    Post by: Pacific


    That does look pretty monstrous!

     Alpharius wrote:
    The videos will help a lot, as will the 'quickstart' and/or 'just read these rules first if you're new here' sections.

    Personally, I love a detailed 'crunchy' ruleset and I think the aim here was to make everything as clear and as unambiguous as possible.

    I'm still waiting for my book to arrive - but the full rules are available on the Mierce website in PDF form - and once it does I'm planning on diving right in!


    I'm in the same boat. I think the current trend for simple games can be taken too far, to the point where it just doesn't feel like there is any meat on the bone.

    All for having depth to rules and mechanics, but as you say it becomes even more important then that there is good layout, and the rules while complex are still intuitive. It's a difficult game, this rules-writing lark


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 12:41:28


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Oh wow, that does look like a proper improvement on the original walking pie-hole. (And damn, the size of that thing...)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 16:20:09


    Post by: Pacific


    Have tried contacting a couple of UK retailers (Firestorm and Wayland Games) and neither are stocking the rulebook apparently, which is a shame. So looks like direct order only unless any of the other shops deal with a different distributor.

    Wayland don't actually stock Mierce stuff at all, which is a surprise considering they sell pretty much everything in the hobby !


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 16:42:20


    Post by: AdamBridger


     Pacific wrote:
    Have tried contacting a couple of UK retailers (Firestorm and Wayland Games) and neither are stocking the rulebook apparently, which is a shame. So looks like direct order only unless any of the other shops deal with a different distributor.

    Wayland don't actually stock Mierce stuff at all, which is a surprise considering they sell pretty much everything in the hobby !


    You could try element games. They stock quite a few darklands resin minis & may be getting in the rulebook.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 17:09:43


    Post by: Pacific


    Great! Thanks for that, will give them a try


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 17:22:20


    Post by: RiTides


    Element Games are the best - I even sometimes order from them over here in the US!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 17:27:36


    Post by: decker_cky


     Pacific wrote:
    Wayland don't actually stock Mierce stuff at all, which is a surprise considering they sell pretty much everything in the hobby !


    It's not really surprising - Wayland and the owner of Mierce have a bit of a history.

    And yay! Got my shipping notification for the rules today.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 18:58:52


    Post by: Alpharius


    Same here - looks like they've finally reached the "USA" section over at Mierce Towers!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 21:06:04


    Post by: ephrael


    Can anyone tell me when the Jutes will be available to order from the Mierce website? I missed the KS for them and I'm anxious to get my hands on some.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 21:08:18


    Post by: zedmeister


    ephrael wrote:
    Can anyone tell me when the Jutes will be available to order from the Mierce website? I missed the KS for them and I'm anxious to get my hands on some.


    Drop Mierce a message to see if they are willing to open up to late pledgers - if yes, then join the Kickstarter! They've been pretty open with opening up, but the Wihtgar maybe winging their way to a release, so probably won't be available. However, the Gasts, Wihtax and Wihtboga are still available in the pledge section.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/28 23:08:51


    Post by: Pacific


    decker_cky wrote:
     Pacific wrote:
    Wayland don't actually stock Mierce stuff at all, which is a surprise considering they sell pretty much everything in the hobby !


    It's not really surprising - Wayland and the owner of Mierce have a bit of a history.

    .


    Very true! I had forgotten about that business..


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 00:31:41


    Post by: Bolognesus


     zedmeister wrote:
    ephrael wrote:
    Can anyone tell me when the Jutes will be available to order from the Mierce website? I missed the KS for them and I'm anxious to get my hands on some.


    Drop Mierce a message to see if they are willing to open up to late pledgers - if yes, then join the Kickstarter! They've been pretty open with opening up, but the Wihtgar maybe winging their way to a release, so probably won't be available. However, the Gasts, Wihtax and Wihtboga are still available in the pledge section.


    There's also the 'reprise' infantry starter hosts on Savage hordes (and sh2) which, rather than a monstrous unit, contain a large monster (as well as a gbp60 host with a bunch of the big floaty dudes) Those are still open to backers iirc?
    Not to mention the sh or sh2 ranged infantry hosts; there should be plenty to choose from if rob is OK with granting access to the 2 previous kses.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 06:27:28


    Post by: badgermeister


    Who can run demo's in the UK and whereabouts? I'm in the south east so it should open up some options


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 08:48:45


    Post by: Mierce Miniatures


    @Badger - depends where you are in the south east, but if you pop on our forums - http://mierce-miniatures.com/forum you should be able to see who's available in that area.

    We have a sell-sword - Rob Boyce - in London so he may be able to help too.

    @Bolognesus - yea, if anybody wants access, just mail us.

    Cheers
    Rob


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 14:48:28


    Post by: zedmeister


    Tower Bānbreca...




    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 14:56:19


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    echos of the ancient Goblin War Giant (now with Mirlton)



    which is excellent as I really like that too


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 15:23:24


    Post by: Alpharius


    On Bānbreca:

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 24 minutes ago

    @George - yea... I expect Bānbreca to make it to £100 RRP eventually, so he'll probably be £120 RRP. Get Bānbreca while he's this cheap, trust me!


    Creator Mierce Miniatures 24 minutes ago

    You won't get the archers on top though - they'll be options in terms of numbers.


    Of course we need to get to £50K for that to happen though, and I hope it does, as I'd like to pick him up!

    and:

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 9 minutes ago

    Once we hit the next stretch goal I will put the Hydrar Unit up at £35,000. It'll be a full unit of five, Hirakoth will be retired, as they'll all be digitally sculpted.

    £100 RRP though, so £75 here.

    If that doesn't move you lot, I don't know what will...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 15:46:23


    Post by: zedmeister


    Hydrar unit coming up! Better get a certain Highlord on the lizardphone


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 16:11:25


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    ...he's already here.

    At all times.

    Considering I still haven't finished my Krokodar (and hopefully I'll be getting my mounted Agriosavra soon, and Srok's head), I'm not sure if yet another unit of monstrous infantry are what I need.

    Now giant crustaceans and crab men? That's a spot in my collection that hasn't really been filled much, and I do have a fair amount of Formorians as it is....


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 16:25:39


    Post by: RiTides


    Have there been pics of the Hydrar, that's not a unit term I'm familiar with from past campaign / art teasers?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 16:30:50


    Post by: Pacific


     zedmeister wrote:
    Tower Bānbreca...
    Spoiler:




    The words that spring to mind when looking at that are 'mental' and 'incredible'

    Can't wait to see what the miniature turns out like!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 16:48:44


    Post by: Mymearan


    I,.. I need that giant. I NEED it like I need air to breathe.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 16:56:23


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    The Hydrar are the 3 headed snakemen like hirakoth (so bonkers they can't be used as slaves by the atlantes)



    (Rob's said the current version will be retired presumably as the new unit is going to be digitally sculpted and he wants the 'new' hirakoth to match the rest of the unit in size/look, so if you think you might want him don't forget to order him, although presumably the change won't happen till the full new unit is up for release)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 17:16:39


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    That's an interesting tidbit about Hirakoth getting retired.

    As far as I know, he's the only one that was actually hand- sculpted. Thoth and the other one were both digital sculpts already.



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 17:28:16


    Post by: RivenSkull


    More undead giant..........



    huuuuuuuuuugh I don't think I can afford to get either of them.


    My only saving grace is it's so far out in terms of funding that they may not get funded and save me the dilemma


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 17:35:06


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    That giant really is impressive.

    If that thing funds I may even have to get one myself, and I have no real vested interest in undead of any sort.

    It's just that impressive.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 17:44:19


    Post by: Alpharius


     highlord tamburlaine wrote:
    ...he's already here.

    At all times.

    Considering I still haven't finished my Krokodar (and hopefully I'll be getting my mounted Agriosavra soon, and Srok's head), I'm not sure if yet another unit of monstrous infantry are what I need.

    Now giant crustaceans and crab men? That's a spot in my collection that hasn't really been filled much, and I do have a fair amount of Formorians as it is....


    Oh really?

    I never saw your reply to THIS AWESOME NEWS:

     Alpharius wrote:
    Those crab 'men' are on 80mm bases, standing 70mm high!

    They're...rather big!

    EDIT:

    Oh, and Highlord?

    There's already been mention of...Fish-Men!

    And...Angler-Men?

    So, I ask you...can Shark-Men be far behind?

    EDIT 2:

    I asked for you Highlord - I asked for us all!

    Are you ready...?

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 25 minutes ago

    @Alpharius - yes, shark-men and whale-men are on the table. Anything semiaquatic is, and if we ever do Darkseas... who knows?


    Woooo!!!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 17:47:32


    Post by: zedmeister


     RiTides wrote:
    Have there been pics of the Hydrar, that's not a unit term I'm familiar with from past campaign / art teasers?


    This is all I have from previous campaigns. They're basically hydra-men

    Spoiler:





    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 18:02:34


    Post by: RiTides


    Ah - to be honest, I haven't been a fan of any of Mierce's "snakemen" sculpts other than the ACTUAL Hydra... which just kicks arse.

    But hybrid half snake / half humanoid models are a hard sell for me, it just doesn't look like it would work in my mind. Their hydra is just a snake with multiple heads - that I can get behind

    Thanks for the info guys! Plenty of other things here that I like


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 18:13:53


    Post by: Sinful Hero


     zedmeister wrote:
    Tower Bānbreca...



    That platform must be wildly unstable. Surely it would tilt and rock with every step he took.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/29 18:19:22


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    Ha ha!

    I am ALWAYS here, ALWAYS lurking beneath the surface.

    I may not comment constantly, but I KNOW.

    I'll get more excited when we see some actual shark people sculpts.

    Hopefully they are appropriately sized, unlike CMON's offerings, which stylistically were great, but just too shrimpy for me.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 00:32:12


    Post by: Alpharius


    I'm just really looking forward to a Mierce Whale-Man!

    And, you know, just about everything from this campaign, of course!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 00:37:08


    Post by: Malkaven


    That thing is just massive. Did they give a scale comparison?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 01:46:14


    Post by: Azreal13


    Yep..



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 07:47:49


    Post by: Pacific


    AdamBridger wrote:
     Pacific wrote:
    Have tried contacting a couple of UK retailers (Firestorm and Wayland Games) and neither are stocking the rulebook apparently, which is a shame. So looks like direct order only unless any of the other shops deal with a different distributor.

    Wayland don't actually stock Mierce stuff at all, which is a surprise considering they sell pretty much everything in the hobby !


    You could try element games. They stock quite a few darklands resin minis & may be getting in the rulebook.


    Element Games are indeed going to sell the book! Although no date as yet (I see it as about a week away from release in Mierce's own store)

    Many thanks again for the tip


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 10:15:07


    Post by: I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly


    Is there anywhere on this site or elsewhere to discuss Darklands the game? I've just got my rulebook, and as impressive as some of the artwork is, and its a professionally-produced looking rulebook, the rules just look unplayably complex. You have to roll for the weather, not just at the beginning but throughout the game!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 10:19:52


    Post by: Pacific


    I assume the best place would be the Misc Other Games forum

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/forums/show/30.page

    Perhaps go ahead and start a 'Rules Discussion thread'!

    Would be interested in reading people's takes on the rules before I'm able to get hold of them myself.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 14:35:27


    Post by: cromagz


    You're probably more likely to get a response on the Mierce forums, there a plenty of people there that play and Rob checks it more regularly than here I think

    Http://www.mierce-miniatures.com/forum/


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 14:43:45


    Post by: Alpharius


    cromagz wrote:You're probably more likely to get a response on the Mierce forums, there a plenty of people there that play and Rob checks it more regularly than here I think

    Http://www.mierce-miniatures.com/forum/


    Yes, that would probably be the best place to possibly get the quickest answer, but...

    Pacific wrote:I assume the best place would be the Misc Other Games forum

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/forums/show/30.page

    Perhaps go ahead and start a 'Rules Discussion thread'!

    Would be interested in reading people's takes on the rules before I'm able to get hold of them myself.


    ...I'd like to see this happen too - let's get some Darklands discussion happening right here in River City on Dakka Dakka!

    Bogo, Armoured Oghurithne Warrior:




    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 15:45:35


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    Slabs of wood and a cooking pot lid does not an armored warrior make.

    I've often wondered how an Oghurithne would look with my big red horde of various other Ogre type races.

    Probably pretty large.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 16:22:56


    Post by: Alpharius


    Albainn are the Naked Nutters Kindred - that guy's practically completely covered up in armor!

    Update #8

    Apr 30 2016
    £23,750 - Howling Cnebba
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    We're just about to unlock Choloch so it would be rude not to give you another monster to go for. So here's something for the Anglecynn, Howling Cnebba, set at £23,750 to unlock - which is just around the corner!



    Howling Cnebba is an alternate of the fantastic wolf-beast, Cnebba, and is a Feral Monstrous Beast of the Anglecynn. There's not many big Anglecynn monsters and many field two Mægenwulfas, so here's one to make things a bit different for you!

    Increase your pledge by £37 to purchase Howling Cnebba, who will only be produced in resin. Howling Cnebba is a SMALL MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!

    Watch out for more MIGHTY MONSTERS soon!





    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 17:02:15


    Post by: Mierce Miniatures


    @I-Bounty-Hunt-The-Elderly - you don't have to use weather; that's a master rule, i.e., for people who know the game inside out.

    See p6, read the "Darklands Beginners" scroll. That tells you what you need right from the start.

    For discussions about the game, or questions, or whatever, go to the forum - http://mierce-miniatures.com/forum

    Cheers
    Rob



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 17:06:07


    Post by: Ian Sturrock


    I usually like the idea of snakemen but find the execution doesn't work for me.

    I picked up Xontor though, because it's just so Harryhausen that nothing else matters... and because I think it's actually easier to make good half-human / half-snake hybrids than to make an actual anthropomorphic snake. I'm still undecided as to whether to paint him like a half-human / half-snake, though, or more likely, do bronze and verdigris and have him be a construct.

    http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=pro&pre=mrm_dkl_kth_gor_wld_011_000



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 17:12:46


    Post by: RiTides


    Just a note that I fixed your link, Mierce (had a period at the end making it not work).

    Whether here in the Misc Forum linked to above (which is ripe for Darklands discussion!) or on the official Mierce forums, I'd love to see more discussion of gameplay now that the rules are printed and in the wild . Exciting stuff!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 17:23:15


    Post by: Alpharius


    I know that's what I'll be doing - once my rulebook shows up.

    It is somewhere between Mierce Towers and me, probably on/over the Atlantic as we speak!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 17:42:04


    Post by: zedmeister


    Gahwn, Cawrgwyfern:




    So here's a Fir Danu


    Think slaine...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 18:24:22


    Post by: Alpharius


    Oh boy...I want both!

    What's the funding level set at for them?



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 19:56:34


    Post by: I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly


    Mierce Miniatures wrote:
    @I-Bounty-Hunt-The-Elderly - you don't have to use weather; that's a master rule, i.e., for people who know the game inside out.

    See p6, read the "Darklands Beginners" scroll. That tells you what you need right from the start.

    For discussions about the game, or questions, or whatever, go to the forum - http://mierce-miniatures.com/forum

    Cheers
    Rob



    Thanks for replying to that. I appreciate the Beginners guidance, and looking at it I'm sure that much of the basics like sight and movement will be easy enough to absorb for experienced gamers. I think my initial impression, that its a massive hunk of rules, may deter some people from trying your game unless there is a healthy amount of beginners guidance online (p6 mentions videos etc for example) and a growing playerbase. I really hope this does come about as its clear a lot of thought and attention to detail has gone into creating an atmospheric ruleset - I was particularly impressed by a section on dragging models with missile weapons, since I've kickstarter-ordered some of your walrus-men harpooners.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 20:45:42


    Post by: Sinful Hero


    Really liking that Dragon/Lizard man thing. Very interesting head.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 20:46:25


    Post by: Elemental


    As a fan of the comic Slaine (which Darklands seems to have a lot in common with), I was wondering when we'd get to see a proper Warp Spasm.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 21:08:56


    Post by: zedmeister


     Elemental wrote:
    As a fan of the comic Slaine (which Darklands seems to have a lot in common with), I was wondering when we'd get to see a proper Warp Spasm.


    There'll be units of them. That one is based off the Fiannagh. There will be Tuanagh based ones too i.e. with double handed axes!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/04/30 21:44:19


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    "Kiss my axe!" indeed.

    Makes me want to finally finish reading all my Slaine books- I have just about everything published, but stopped around The King/ Time Killers, jumped to The Horned God, then jumped to The Book of Invasion.

    I'll get that Wyvern- ogre.

    Even more excited about armored Wyvern- men. Maybe they can teach the Albainn how to put on clothes.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 10:24:31


    Post by: zedmeister


    This WIP just posted...




    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    After a long wait...



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 12:46:49


    Post by: SnotlingPimpWagon


    Damn, that Hippo`s turning out to be more awesome, than I even expected!!!

    I wonder what`s that bone colored material?

    Not a fan of snake people in Darklands, so same goes for the three headed snake people, it seems.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 12:58:05


    Post by: zedmeister


    Flurry of new goals



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 13:07:23


    Post by: Alpharius


     zedmeister wrote:
    This WIP just posted...




    VERY Nice!

    And fast too - wasn't he in SH2?

    Wow!

    And:



    Update #11

    May 2 2016
    Alix of Carn Bran, Beast-Master

    The superb Alix of Carn Bran is an Ysian Beast-Master and Sell-Sword, funded as part of the Savage Hordes project, that we think everybody who backs this project should be introduced to - because if you field her, you can field pretty much any monstrous beast from any kindred in your host!



    Alix of Carn Bran is an Ysian Beast-Master of dark renown, a beauty with the beast - for she is never seen without a monstrous creature alongside her, a beast that bends to her will and acts both as protector and enforcer.
    WARRIOR RULES

    Whip for Hire

    Alix is a sell-sword and will work for any kindred. She can also bring a monster of any kindred to battle with her, although that monster must be included within her command and so it would be a sell-sword like her. Bear in mind that allied contingents are limited to a third of the gold size of your host, so if your host is 2,000 gold strong you have 666 gold to spend on Alix and her monster.

    Beast-Master

    Alix may Bind to one Beast or Monstrous Beast unit (which would immediately gain the Bound Permanently (Alix) ability) - now called a Beast Unit - from any kindred when mustering, as long as that Beast Unit is not of Construct privilege. Effectively, mustering Alix enables her general to muster a Beast Unit from any kindred, although that Beast Unit must be included within her command - and so it would become a sell-sword like her. Alix may battle Bind to any Beast Unit from her own host, including any allies.

    Goad-Master

    Alix may choose to Goad the Bind unit (now also called the Goaded unit) by performing a Goad action upon them. In addition to the goad effects listed in the Goad action, Alix may force the Goaded unit to perform the following goad effects:

    Rampage: If the Goaded unit is currently frenzied, force the Goaded unit to perform a Rampage reaction immediately
    Attack: Regardless of the Goaded unit's current vigour, force it to perform a compulsory embedded Attack action or compulsory embedded Attack Move action against an enemy unit it is currently engaged with or beset by.

    In short, Alix means you can bring some monsters that you wouldn't necessarily think of in your host!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 14:52:17


    Post by: Bossk_Hogg


    Is there a bonus figure with Alix like last time? If not, I'm wondering if the metal price is supposed to be lower... it's the same as the resin!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 15:03:05


    Post by: RoninXiC


    mmmhh.. i only collect Ysians.. besides this reused model.. is there really not a single Ysian model in the campagne?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 15:30:25


    Post by: Alpharius


    Rob just mentioned that he's working on getting something for every Kindred into this campaign, with Albainn coming next.

    I imagine Ys will be soon after that?

    Also, Jute concept:

    Scethæn, Crag Beetle (120mm base):


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 15:31:40


    Post by: RiTides


    Spoiler:


    Oh my gosh - that concept is just awesome!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 15:55:14


    Post by: Alpharius


    It is awesome, isn't it?

    Also:

    Update #12

    May 2 2016
    £28,750 - Oghu Watchers, Armoured Oghurithne Unit
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    In a bid to give every kindred something to aim for, here's a stretch goal for the Albainn - the Oghu Watchers, Armoured Oghurithne Unit, set at £28,750 to unlock!



    The Oghu Watchers are based on the original Oghu Keepers, Oghurithne Unit and will be converted by the amazing Yannick Fusier to have both shield and some extra armour, thus making them a shieldwall unit for the Albainn.

    Increase your pledge by £60 to purchase the Oghu Watchers, £30 to purchase the Oghu Watchers extra warriors or £80 to purchase both. The Oghu Watchers will only be produced in resin for now (they probably will be produced in metal eventually, but we're sticking to resin at the moment).

    The Oghu Watchers - in unit form only - also count as a MIGHTY MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!

    Watch out for more MIGHTY MONSTERS soon!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 16:37:18


    Post by: Azreal13


    Bossk_Hogg wrote:
    Is there a bonus figure with Alix like last time? If not, I'm wondering if the metal price is supposed to be lower... it's the same as the resin!


    I've just checked and it was in the last KS too.

    There's something at the back of my brain about it being a new sculpt, so needing to cover the cost of the commission, but that might have been my imagination or another model.



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 16:45:50


    Post by: Barzam



    Update #8

    Apr 30 2016
    £23,750 - Howling Cnebba
    0 Comments
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    We're just about to unlock Choloch so it would be rude not to give you another monster to go for. So here's something for the Anglecynn, Howling Cnebba, set at £23,750 to unlock - which is just around the corner!



    Howling Cnebba is an alternate of the fantastic wolf-beast, Cnebba, and is a Feral Monstrous Beast of the Anglecynn. There's not many big Anglecynn monsters and many field two Mægenwulfas, so here's one to make things a bit different for you!

    Increase your pledge by £37 to purchase Howling Cnebba, who will only be produced in resin. Howling Cnebba is a SMALL MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!

    Watch out for more MIGHTY MONSTERS soon!



    Well crap. I guess I will be sending Mierce more money.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/02 17:06:13


    Post by: Alpharius


     Azreal13 wrote:
    Bossk_Hogg wrote:
    Is there a bonus figure with Alix like last time? If not, I'm wondering if the metal price is supposed to be lower... it's the same as the resin!


    I've just checked and it was in the last KS too.

    There's something at the back of my brain about it being a new sculpt, so needing to cover the cost of the commission, but that might have been my imagination or another model.



    I don't think there's a 'bonus' figure for buying Alix + spending £(X) this time around.

    Otherwise, I'd be buying another copy of Alix!

    I'd be happy to be proven wrong on this one though!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 10:42:15


    Post by: zedmeister


    Big beetle!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 15:52:23


    Post by: Alpharius


    Shieldwall Clundwr


    WOW!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 15:54:40


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    I call dibs.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 15:58:01


    Post by: Alpharius


    My Brythoniaid forces need (I guess!) more squishy humans - I've apparently got too many giant lizards, dragons and dragon-men?

    I know Highlord - no such thing, right?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 16:04:49


    Post by: Nostromodamus


    So how many KS projects are they still fulfilling?

    And all the new stuff is mostly just artwork right now, no actual model pics, right?

    Funny how Mierce gets a free pass on these supposed travesties when any other company on KS gets raked over the coals for it.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 16:16:06


    Post by: Azreal13


    Probably because of years of consistent communication and delivery, with scupts that normally do a bloody good job of recreating the concept art.

    Sometimes a "free" pass is earned by doing the right things.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 16:20:16


    Post by: zedmeister


     Nostromodamus wrote:
    So how many KS projects are they still fulfilling?


    They've currently got 6 ongoing with 4 fulfilled.

     Nostromodamus wrote:

    And all the new stuff is mostly just artwork right now, no actual model pics, right?

    Funny how Mierce gets a free pass on these supposed travesties when any other company on KS gets raked over the coals for it.


    It's because they're a known quantity now. They've managed to amass over 400 miniatures over the last two years! You also know who the sculptors are and, combine that with the fact that they don't close the pledge manager until the final sculpt is shown as well as the fact that they use some impressive talent means they'll continue to be popular.

    Here's a list of all their kickstarter minis so far: http://thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 16:23:20


    Post by: Nostromodamus


    Thanks for the info Zed!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 16:39:45


    Post by: zedmeister


     Nostromodamus wrote:
    Thanks for the info Zed!


    No worries chap. It's hard to keep up with the amount of miniatures they've got on the go.

    I'll have to update and post my tracker post. See if I can get it sorted tonight...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 17:05:59


    Post by: Bolognesus


    There's also the fact that pretty much every sculpt has matched the artwork to a freakishly close level. One of the few exceptions to that rule was actually received as an improvement (Taai-ac - I'm probably one of the very few who would have liked the slightly puffier, somewhat 'cuter' original somewhat more).

    With Mierce you know you'll get precisely what you've paid for before the sculpt is even started, and besides you can just spend your pledge total on earlier ks models which are closer to completion and then top up for the later stuff whenever that draws close to delivery. (It's been a while since I've spent KS credit on minus from the project I pledged those funds on!)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 17:06:01


    Post by: Alpharius


    That is always very much appreciated Zed!

    More dragon-men with metal shields!

    Shieldwall Gwyddol


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 17:09:12


    Post by: Nostromodamus


    Gwyddol?

    Sounds like something Jonathan Ross would cook his eggs on.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 17:35:00


    Post by: RiTides


    Just got a shipping notice for a model I had ordered (Bil, Nithing) which I need for a commission going on - thanks so much to Mierce for getting it out even in the midst of the KS campaign / shipping rulebooks / etc! Great customer service from this company


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 22:09:54


    Post by: zedmeister


    First of the Chelones (turtle bloodline) for the Khthones!

    Schyrós!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 22:40:16


    Post by: Alpharius


    Is that a 100mm or a 120mm?

    Either way - it is awesome.

    And I cannot wait for the 'Turtle-Men' side of things to start showing up!

    (Just checked before posting - he's on a 120mm!)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 22:52:33


    Post by: overtyrant


    Such a shame, I would love to get some of these beasties but I promised myself that I would not back another one until I got my two srarter sets and rules.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 23:30:41


    Post by: Alpharius


    What 'starter sets'?

    Do mean 'hosts'?

    And the rulebook has started shipping - you're in the UK, so you probably should have received it by now!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/03 23:35:26


    Post by: Ernster


    My rule book and Monstrous stuff has been in the " Packing" stage for a week. Hopefully it ships soon.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 00:00:01


    Post by: Alpharius


    That's about how long mine took too - thankfully it is on its way now.

    I think the Mierce ships things out in the order in which people place them, so if you get your order in/finalize it soon after the Kickstarter ends, you'll be toward the front of the queue for that campaigns' stuff.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 00:24:34


    Post by: Yodhrin


    Holy gak, dat turtle tho

    Hopefully we get a more modestly sized one at some point that isn't upright infantry.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 01:09:38


    Post by: RiTides


    Yeah, that turtle is awesome! But I'd also welcome a more moderately sized one

    Was it hinted where it is in the queue? Take that art, put it on a 60 - 80mm base... Oh man, would be epic!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 01:13:51


    Post by: Alpharius


    This is Darklands!

    Actually, I'm sure there will be some 40mm/50mm 'infantry' types and then some mid-sized beasts on 60mm to 80mm bases as well, eventually!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 01:46:47


    Post by: Azreal13


    This may be because I discovered some old Dino Riders toys over the weekend, but that turtle looks like an excellent platform for a ballista...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 02:43:32


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


     Azreal13 wrote:
    This may be because I discovered some old Dino Riders toys over the weekend, but that turtle looks like an excellent platform for a ballista...


    Heck, just about every creature on a base over 80mm is fair game for siege equipment and warmachines, I say...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 03:38:22


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Now I sort of want turtle cavalry. Never gonna happen, and that's almost a shame. Almost


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 06:15:16


    Post by: overtyrant


     Alpharius wrote:
    What 'starter sets'?

    Do mean 'hosts'?

    And the rulebook has started shipping - you're in the UK, so you probably should have received it by now!


    Yeah I mean hosts! I kinda see them as starter sets (this games desperately needs them!). I'll be waiting a while for them as I don't think.they have even started my Atlantes host yet. I paid for single shipment but if I knew that the Atlantes were going to be pushed to the side temporary I would of paid for 2 shipments!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 06:21:11


    Post by: zedmeister


    overtyrant wrote:
     Alpharius wrote:
    What 'starter sets'?

    Do mean 'hosts'?

    And the rulebook has started shipping - you're in the UK, so you probably should have received it by now!


    Yeah I mean hosts! I kinda see them as starter sets (this games desperately needs them!). I'll be waiting a while for them as I don't think.they have even started my Atlantes host yet. I paid for single shipment but if I knew that the Atlantes were going to be pushed to the side temporary I would of paid for 2 shipments!


    What have you ordered? Atalantes are still being worked, so it'll be some time before they're ready to go. If you're other stuff is packng it means they're ready and you should be able to buy another shipment item to get them dispatched quicker...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 09:32:14


    Post by: Mierce Miniatures


    Purchase another shipment item Overtyrant, and we'll send what we can.

    Cheers
    Rob


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 09:41:43


    Post by: zedmeister


    Ooo, look, an armoured Fiend!

    Armoured Ubal:



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 10:02:43


    Post by: overtyrant


    I'll look into it today. I have the June's and Rulebook from the first metal KS though I can't run demo's until the Atlantes are done. Thanks for the info.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 10:13:31


    Post by: zedmeister


    ... reposted ...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 11:40:03


    Post by: Nostromodamus


    Nice turtle


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 13:08:37


    Post by: overtyrant


    I didn't notice anything from the Atlantes infantry starter host from the first Metal Age KS in that list, unless they have changed the names of them.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 13:12:11


    Post by: Slinky


    I think it's because the sculpts were originally from "New Kindreds"

    (Oplites Unit - Jin Vi)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 13:19:50


    Post by: overtyrant


     Slinky wrote:
    I think it's because the sculpts were originally from "New Kindreds"

    (Oplites Unit - Jin Vi)


    I see them now, thanks.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 13:33:29


    Post by: Alpharius


    I'll admit to only partially understanding what ships when to whom (?) too.

    I'm fairly certain I've always paid for multiple shipping waves, but then there's some formula beyond that that will determine...things.

    For example, I paid for 'one shipment wave' for monstrous mounts - I got 4 of them, they're all done, and I recently got a shipping announcement for some stuff and...none of the Monstrous Mounts were included!

    It is some combination of when you lock in your order, how many waves of shipping you purchase, what's available when the ship a wave for you and...some other stuff!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 14:40:27


    Post by: zedmeister


     Alpharius wrote:
    I'll admit to only partially understanding what ships when to whom (?) too.

    I'm fairly certain I've always paid for multiple shipping waves, but then there's some formula beyond that that will determine...things.

    For example, I paid for 'one shipment wave' for monstrous mounts - I got 4 of them, they're all done, and I recently got a shipping announcement for some stuff and...none of the Monstrous Mounts were included!

    It is some combination of when you lock in your order, how many waves of shipping you purchase, what's available when the ship a wave for you and...some other stuff!


    Don't forget that some Monstrous Mounts stuff has been sculpted, but not yet sent out. And, because you made me, this might help:

    ---------------

    A note on waves:

  • First Edition: Waves 1, 2 and 3
  • First Edition 2 and Monstrous Mounts: Waves 4, 5 and 6
  • New Kindres: Waves 7, 8 and 9
  • Metal Age: Waves 9, 10 and 11


  • What the rule is: if you want to receive something from a specific kickstarter, you need to pay for a wave from that kickstarter. However, the more waves you purchase, the quicker you get your stuff. Also, as long as you've paid for more than one shipment for a particular kickstarter, they will also more likely be happy to spread your shipments out. For example:

  • For New Kindres, you bought two shipment waves
  • When you're first batch of new Kindreds models are ready, they'll use one of your purchased New Kindreds waves and send you whats ready.
  • For your remaining miniatures, anything ready will be held until the entirety of your order is ready to be sent
  • You also backed Metal Age and bought two more shipment waves.
  • What they tend to do is (but no guarantee), when you're first Metal Age items are ready, they'll usually add in the New Kindreds stuff that's ready with your first send out so you get your metal age and New Kindreds order.
  • You'll then wait until either your New Kindreds or your Metal Age order is ready in its entirety before the next send out. Again, if you have stuff waiting for dispatch from a previous kickstarter, they'll add that in with the current order.



  • Also, here's what's coming up with each wave. I've excluded Savage Hordes and onwards to avoid confusion, but that's due to start at wave 12:

    Wave 10 (Feb 2016):
    FE:II
    Spears of Dun Durn, Gairlom Unit (Brusta - Nectan - Fidaich - Oinuist - Smertae) - Armoured Hrōr - Rēoc's Pack (Rēoc - Brega - Hædo) - Srók

    MM
    Brontull - Vaenhildr - Blunt-Claw on Goz-Horror

    NK
    Armoured Cearl - Eoric's Pack, Werwulf Unit (Siweard) - Armoured Mag ap Mag - Loyal Guard, Teulu Unit (Gryf - Iorwerth) - Con I Modius, Legionarius Contubernium (Tiberia - Serena - Geraldus) - Helmed Rudraige - Men of Clochar (Tadhg - Ruairí) - Greathorn Ckaarakk - The Eye Ascendant (Lalaan - Gaarnul) - Baagath's Herd (Ablaa - Waachu) - Bellowing Tarvax (Taaruk) - Eormanræd - Helmed Eormanræd - Bareheaded Ætulla - Wihtwald - Helmed Wihtwald - Heldred - Hooded Heldred - The Dead of Black Barrow, Wihtgār Unit (Sigheard - Ricbert - Ælgar - Cynemund - Oswine - Bertræd - Ælfric) - The Malign of Alum Tomb, Drēaguth Unit (Aglæca - Cynobog - Wictred - Cwalu - Mordwæl) - Gol Gul - Slaughterers (Kinakk) - Hrafnen Crew (Sveinn - Ivarr) - Torleik

    ------------------

    Wave 11 (April 2016)
    FE:II
    Quintus Crito - In III Judas, Demilegionarius Incaendium (Judas - Martis - Nazarius - Terentius - Duilius) - Ax-Crom - Flesh-Scavengers (Gondard - Ekk - Yrag - Bil - Ekk's Heap) - Shadows of Carn Bran (Cador - Gawen - Massen - Kitto - Santoc)

    Monstrous Mounts
    Ágriosávra on Sávrakh - Birna on Fellhrafn

    NK
    Bloody Bagseg - Spears of Dun Durn (Nectaich - Fidain) - Oghu Keepers (Dungab - Beglo) - Leaping Creoda - Beasts of Síleann Fen, Fen Beast Unit (Cru Creach - Ardann - Tanaíann - Ollmhór - Gearreag) - Aggrakk - Taai-ac - Bareheaded Knútr - Great Axe Thórrir - Jörmungand Two Axe - Egil Dead Hand - Ravenhelm Víthar

    MA
    Albainn Gairlom, Brythoniaid Teulu, Érainn Tuanagh, Fomoraic Gabrax, Fomoraic Warriors of Baalor, Jute Wihtgār, Norse Holumann

    ------------------

    Wave 12 (June 2016)
    NK
    Kyros - Helmed Kyros - Nikandros - Thera - Helmed Thera - Hektor - Helmed Hektor - The Burning Ones, Mesokolossos Unit (Praxis - Xan - Bion - Horos - Kreios) - Kretos - Gungonn's Brood, Dynwocor Unit (Gungonn - Achod - Roch - Igag - Dudd - Cob) - Bronn ap Banbronn - Nervor - Armoured Djiuzu - Vul IX Muyya - Iqqud - Cqaa - Gaanh - Ætulla - Egil Dead Hand - Stígr - Sáthach on Horse - Danilo Cruz on Horse

    MA
    Anglecynn Gesith, Atalantes Oplites, Byzantii Legionarius, Byzantii Demilegionarius


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 15:54:58


    Post by: Alpharius


    Thansk Zed - that is helpful!

    Also:

    Update #14

    May 4 2016
    £31,250 - Cowering Fiends of Dis, Armoured Fiend Unit
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    With five days to go, here's something very awesome - and very near! - to aim for: the superb Cowering Fiends of Dis, an Armoured Fiend Unit of the Infernii set at £31,250 to unlock!



    The Cowering Fiends of Dis are based upon the Infernii unit the Craven Fiends of Dis, gaining half-helms, pauldrons and scuta (shields) to become Armoured Fiends. Wild Monstrous Infantry, these guys pack a huge punch and with shields to defend themselves they are also tough to take down!

    The artwork shown above is in draft form; each will have slightly different shields and half-helms, and we'll update the stretch goal when we have the final artwork.

    Increase your pledge by £75 to purchase the Cowering Fiends of Dis unit!

    Watch out for more stretch goals very soon!





    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 16:09:43


    Post by: RoninXiC


    Still not single Ysian monster :( WHAT IS GOING ON?!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/04 16:15:21


    Post by: Prestor Jon


    RoninXiC wrote:
    Still not single Ysian monster :( WHAT IS GOING ON?!


    Maybe Kingdom Death already used a lot of their body horror ideas? It's ok with me my wallet appreciates the break.

    I'm excited that my Metal Age Norse warband should be showing up in the near future. WIth Mierce and Red Box Games I'm going to have one sweet Viking/Varangur army to paint.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 12:25:01


    Post by: zedmeister


    A second Fir Danu warrior. Ruairí:



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 12:31:22


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    that little axe looks sooooo cute!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 15:07:58


    Post by: Alpharius


     OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
    that little axe looks sooooo cute!


    To counter that small-ish axe...

    Update #15

    May 5 2016
    £26,000 - Great Axe Krull
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    With Ammon in the bag, it's time to bring out the big gun in the shape of Great Axe Krull. Set at £26,000 to unlock, he's at this project's special price of £75 - almost 50% off the retail price!



    Great Axe Krull is, of course, based upon the mighty Krull, one of our very first big monsters. He's huge - he stands on a 120mm base and is around 170mm to the top of this wings - but don't take our word for it: have a look at the scale image on the graphic!

    Increase your pledge by £75, which is almost 50% off his retail price, to get a hold of Great Axe Krull.

    Watch out for more stretch goals soon - especially the advent of many monstrous infantry units and a new "FIVE GARGANTUAN MONSTERS" reward!


    And a concept!

    Murderous Cúlaítar:


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 15:11:31


    Post by: zedmeister


    There's also a new pledge level up. £350 for five of the biggest monsters they have (The Terror, The Kraacken, Krull, Angrislaug and a large monstrous infantry unit)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 15:50:57


    Post by: Baragash


    How many days do I have to work out if I need a second Krull?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 15:52:17


    Post by: zedmeister


     Baragash wrote:
    How many days do I have to work out if I need a second Krull?


    3.5 now

    This one finishes at 6am UK time - Rob made a little mistake in choosing the end time!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/05 15:56:16


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    I saw the finish time and though he was targeting US backers this time round.....


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 02:48:15


    Post by: RiTides


    Zed - Thanks for the list . Is there a reason the remaining sculpts for Metal Age are all listed as unassigned - that seems like a typo?



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 02:55:00


    Post by: Bolognesus


    That's mostly the drinking champions, I don't think there's been that much motion on those so probably not a typo (but OTOH it's a couple relatively minor conversions so hardly something that would weigh them down enormously; it's not something to worry about too much)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 03:23:18


    Post by: decker_cky


    Just received one rulebook in Canada (another on order hasn't shipped yet).


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 09:57:02


    Post by: zedmeister


    Updates!

    Ax-Crom

    For the first time in a  while, It's Mierceday here at Darklands: First Edition II - possibly even the second-but-last update for this project, at least in terms of new miniatures to show!

    This week we have:
  • sculpt work in progress images from Martin Lavat;
  • a list of what miniatures are currently being sent in their various waves;
  • an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;


  • ...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.

    Let's begin!




    There's just one miniature to show today, and after that there'll only be two left; so don't expect many updates from this project from now on...




    The alternate of Crom, Ax-Crom, has been so long in coming we thought he'd got lost: but here he is, thanks to Martin Lavat - and he's definitely been worth the wait!





    Ax-Crom should be a Wave 12 shipment.



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    And more!

    Bulls and Wocors

    Wowser! It's another Mierceday, everyone - and, as always, we have some superb miniatures to show you...

    This week we have:
  • sculpt work in progress updates from Duncan Louca and Bob Plociennik;
  • an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;
  • ...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.


  • Let us begin!




    This week we have miniatures from three kindreds to show - something old for the Atalantes, courtesy of Duncan Louca; and something cool for the Brythoniaid thanks to Bob Plociennik!




    Duncan Louca has worked wonders on the Atalantes fellows so far - and Dynatos follows that trend brilliantly. Imagine this guy smashing into your enemies' battleline...You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content.

    Play

    He will probably be a Wave 13 shipment, thanks to printing times; but we'll see...




    Gungonn's Brood is finished, thanks to Bob Plociennik's hard work!




    The last remaining warrior of the unit - the alternate of the banner bearer - is Cob ap Mab, and here he is!




    That's the unit done - but again, these guys may not make it into Wave 12 due to printing times. Let's hope so though!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 11:29:08


    Post by: zedmeister


    Valenin Zak...!

    Crossbows and Slings

    We have more Darklands: Savage Hordes miniatures to show you this week, and they're utterly awesome, even if we do say so ourselves...

    This week we have:
  • sculpt work in progress updates from Valentin Zak;
  • an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;
  • a list of what ships, when;[*]...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.


  • Here we go...




    The Albainn and Érainn get some treatment from Valentin Zak this week, and what treatment it is!




    Valentin Zak's work on the Albainn Gairlom is amongst some of our most amazing human miniatures, and we're hoping the Crossbows of Dun Durn will be just as good. I say hoping, I mean expecting - Valentin is awesome!



    Galan is the champion of the unit and a tough old git...





    Early days, but the pose is there.




    The first warrior of the unit, and a female, is Wurgesta...





    Her pose has changed a little from the artwork, so we'll see if it works!




    Cimoith is loading his weapon.





    Bend that back! Put some effort in lad!




    Another lassie, Unen has already shot some unlucky beggar and is reaching for another bolt...





    Bolt, not bolter.




    A hoary old warrior, is Calorc!





    These guys, we're hoping, will be ready for Wave 12 - but we'll see.



    Ahhhh... the Fir Bholg Hurlers. Valentin Zak does it once more, and these guys prove to us that he should do all our Albainn and Érainn miniatures!




    Dougal is the champion of the unit, and pretty ugly, although that goes without saying for the Fir Bholg.







    Just don't get in the way of his dinner!



    Feargal looks a bit glum, and we don't know why.





    Maybe it's because he's not had some ale recently?



    A mighty big fat Fir Bholg, is Feargus, and we love him and want to cuddle him, wierdly.






    These guys are complete, so they should be a Wave 12 shipment!


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    Watch out for that bell end...

    The Bells!

    Here's the one you've been waiting for... the third update for the Darklands: Savage Hordes II project, and one in which a certain Hippo-Man will knock you off your feet!

    Here we go...



    We have something for the Byzantii, thanks to Allan Carrasco and his amazing work!



    No words required here. Except one: ONUMO!









    A shot of his back frame and secondary weapon...



    ...and a look inside the bell of doom!




    Onumo will definitely be a Wave 15 shipment...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 13:21:42


    Post by: Ian Sturrock


    Some really nice minis coming up, there. I especially like the Fir Bolg -- very characterful! -- and the varied poses on the crossbow unit.

    I have to say, as a fairly recent convert to Mierce, that I am MUCH more likely to buy the metals than the resins. The resin stuff just seems to be too fragile. Mierce are very good at replacing stuff that arrives broken, but my minis with spindly parts like spikes have pretty much all had some stuff broken off by the time I've carefully finished assembling them. You can glue them back together... if you can find the bits... but, yeah. Metal for me, from now on, I think, much as this stuff is gorgeous.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 16:39:41


    Post by: Alpharius


    Same here - I go metal for anything I can among the kindreds I collect!

    Of course it's only resin for the big beasties, but I'm ok with that too.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 21:53:37


    Post by: zedmeister


    For the Angelcynn, a boar beast. Meant to be mounted on a 100mm base!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/06 22:03:39


    Post by: RiTides


    Ah... now That, that I need

    Looks like it's a possible option for £45k, I really hope it's chosen as that's pretty much the sweetest looking boar ever! There actually are very few good ones on the market - and several of the ones that are are from Mierce (but not of this size and ferocity!)



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/07 12:31:21


    Post by: Alpharius


    Update #16

    May 7 2016
    £33,750 - Marzaon, Chimaera

    Huzzah! The Ysians have joined the party with the fantastic Marzaon, a Chimaera of ferociousness set at £33,750 to unlock, which is not far away... get pledging!



    Marzaon is based upon the Ungefelic miniature - a Mantichora - gaining the head of a bull and the head of an eagle for a chimera of smaller proportions than The Terror of Fortriu, and thus more likely to be seen on the battlefield.

    Increase your pledge by £45 to purchase Marzaon, who will only be produced in resin. Marzaon is a MIGHTY MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!

    Watch out for more MIGHTY MONSTERS soon!


    I've asked if this smaller Chimera also has a breath weapon attack - I hope so!

    But based on the heads, maybe not?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/07 12:35:03


    Post by: Joyboozer


    No, I am alphabets!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/07 12:36:06


    Post by: Alpharius


    Joyboozer wrote:
    No, I am alphabets!


    Ha! I just saw that!

    (I'll fix it for him here!)

    Anyway, sad news!

    Does the new Chimera have a breath weapon?

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 5 minutes ago

    @Alpharius - no


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/07 13:08:46


    Post by: Joyboozer


    Why can't it have a fart weapon then?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 11:18:14


    Post by: GiraffeX


    Update #17

    May 8 2016

    £37,500 - Trolls of Gunnheim, Great Cleaver Troll Unit

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    Here's something for the Norse. They've been coming for a long time, and we thought this project would be the ideal opportunity to unleash them - so here's the Trolls of Gunnheim, a Troll with Great Cleaver Unit! Set at £37,500 to unlock, which is not far away...



    The Trolls of Gunnheim comprise three existing miniatures - one of which will convert into a great cleaver variant, Vörtun; Gjöll and Unnolg are fine as they are - and two new Trolls, Gando and Valdr. There's also an alternate warrior of the banner bearer, Jöllu!

    Increase your pledge by £75 to purchase the Trolls of Gunnheim unit, or - with Jöllu - £85. The unit of five or six can also be purchased within the "FIVE GARGANTUAN MONSTERS" reward, comprising one of those five choices!


    Update #18

    May 8 2016

    £36,250 - Murderous Cúlaítar

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    With the almighty strength of Crémharunc the Earth Beast now unlocked, let's give the Érainn something more to deal with their enemies... the awesome Murderous Cúlaítar, set at £36,250 to unlock!



    Murderous Cúlaítar is an oak beast based upon the original Cúlaítar miniature, now armed with high crosses - the better to batter an enemy to death with! He is a Wild Monstrous Beast of the Érainn and will stand on a 120mm base.

    Increase your pledge by £60 to purchase Murderous Cúlaítar, who will only be produced in resin. Murderous Cúlaítar is a MIGHTY MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!


    Update #19

    May 8 2016

    £45,000 - Schyrós, Venerable Khelon

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    It's time to bring you another MIGHTY MONSTER, and something totally different, too. Here's Schyrós, a huge and implacable Khelon for the Khthones - set at £45,000 to unlock!



    Schyrós is of the Khelones realm within the Khthones kindred and is a Wild Monstrous Beast. Used as a beast of war in the armies of Ophios, Schyrós is invaluable to his cause and a terrible enemy of the Atalantes.

    Increase your pledge by £60 to purchase Schyrós, who will only be produced in resin. Schyrós is a MIGHTY MONSTER and so can also be included as a monster within in the FIVE MIGHTY MONSTERS reward!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 13:31:16


    Post by: RiTides


    Turtle's great, but hope the boar can get slotted in somewhere before the end, too! Will need a big day Monday but should be possible


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 14:03:53


    Post by: Joyboozer


    That turtle is awesome.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 16:15:19


    Post by: Alpharius


     RiTides wrote:
    Turtle's great, but hope the boar can get slotted in somewhere before the end, too! Will need a big day Monday but should be possible


    I think this one will end up between £40K and £50K - maybe.

    The problem here, if there is a problem (and I don't think there is!), is that the 'good deal' is already out there and available, but for some reason people aren't jumping in on it!

    The '5 Mighty Monsters' pledge for £250 basically is a 'buy 4 get one free' thing, but only IF you want 4 or 5 of the big beasts on offer this time around.

    It looks like people don't really know this, or it isn't resonating enough with them, or it isn't 'obvious' enough - not like the "Alix Bonus" or the "Spend (x) to get (y) Free!" bonus from SH2?

    This campaign feels a lot like the "Monstrous Mounts" campaign, which was intentionally limited in scope - but with a bit more variety this time around as a bonus.

    I think maybe the timing of this one is a bit off too - maybe if the hardcover rulebook (which is just making its way to backers now) had been out for a bit longer, and with the 'general public' too?

    Either way, there's a lot of fantastic stuff on offer right now, and I hope we get to at least £50K - even though that will mean a lot more damage to my bank balance!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 17:14:31


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    It's a lot harder to get people to throw in £60 for a fantastic monster to help the unlocking,

    comared to a£60 host where even if they can't afford the full thing people might manage £10 for a commander, £30 for a unit of people or £35 for a smaller monster which keeps the total moving

    (and once you've thrown in that £35 you start thinking about how much better of a deal the full host is, and a few days later give in and stick in another £25)

    I've also seen quite a few people who now they have the book are consolidating to 2-3 kindreds in preparation for actual play, where before they were spreading themselves more widely, so there's less choices they will actually want

    (and no doubt coz I can't add anything this time and just threw in my max on day 1, sigh)


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/08 17:32:20


    Post by: GiraffeX


    The problem some people might have is that £250 is a lot of money to spend to get a free model, Alix was cool as you could choose how much you wanted to add depending on what monster you wanted.

    Unless you're in the Infernii boat there's only one or two monsters per kindred as well so depending how many you are in for already its quite limiting.

    Most of the models aren't really grabbing my attention either which is a first to be honest. Athena is nice but I'm not in for Atalantes at this point in time which only leaves the Peat Beasts and Howling Cnebba. Schyrós is rather amazing though just a long way off.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 09:53:08


    Post by: zedmeister


    He's rejigged the offers available:

    New Reward Deals!

    In response to many requests from you, our loyal backers, we've decided to give you two new "deal rewards" that give you much more flexibility than the "five monster" deals - and a bit more of a discount too, with the bigger one!
    MANY MIGHTY MONSTERS

    With this reward you can choose any number of monsters or monstrous infantry from this project, as long as their total Kickstarter price (in purple) does not exceed £300 - all for just £250 ($375), effectively giving you £50 worth of monsters for free!

    So, for example, you could choose five MIGHTY MONSTERS at £60 each, or maybe five MONSTERS at £45 each and Great Axe Krull at £75... any combination you like!
    MANY GARGANTUAN MONSTERS

    This reward allows you to choose any number of monsters or monstrous infantry from this project, as long as their total Kickstarter price (in purple) does not exceed £500 - all for just £400 ($600), effectively giving you £100 worth of monsters for free!

    Remember, you can choose any monster or monstrous infantry unit shown in this project, including those from the "MONSTERS" or "MONSTROUS INFANTRY" graphics!






    Important Things To Understand

    There are two important things to remember about the "MANY MONSTERS" rewards, however:
  • 1 - THE "MANY" REWARDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE POST-PROJECT - i.e., you must back this project, and choose one of the "MANY" rewards, to get that deal. Restricting this to backers only ensures we hit those stretch goals that everybody wants - purchasing them post-project doesn't unlock anything!
  • 2 - To choose what you'd like, simply tell us your choices when you manage your pledge after the project, in the "Special Instructions" box when you go through our website's basket.
  • 3 - If your choices do not reach the total Kickstarter price for a reward, that's it - you will not be given the remainder in Moneyback. It's up to you to extract the maximum deal!
  • 4 - Do not choose anything from previous projects as part of these rewards - you will simply be asked to choose something else if you do.
  • 5 - You can go for both "MANY MONSTERS" rewards if you wish, or choose multiple amounts of either. If you go for either "many" combination reward, you will have access to both post-project.


  • That's it Miercenaries - we've given you the flexibility, now use it!



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    The big beetle is unlocked and there's a new concept: Ograx warrior



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 11:02:41


    Post by: RoninXiC


    What a concept!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 12:43:02


    Post by: Alpharius




    Update #21

    May 9 2016
    £42,500 - Trolls of Vartheim, Leiptroll Unit

    The Kickstarter commenters have spoken... put out to a vote as to what would be the £42,500 stretch goal, the Leiptrolls won!



    The Trolls of Vartheim are Wild Infantry of the Norse on 40mm bases and around 40-50mm tall. Able to devastate their enemies with lightning strikes, these guys come a bit keen and no mistake - so don't miss out on them!

    Increase your pledge by £36 to purchase the Trolls of Vartheim in metal, or £54 to purchase the Trolls of Vartheim in resin.

    Watch out for more stretch goals shortly!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 12:49:48


    Post by: zedmeister


    Norse need them, for sure. But can't help feeling that the Boar would have been a better goal for drawing in random backers...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 13:15:25


    Post by: RiTides


    Yeah, I agree - but of course polling current backers isn't going to result in that usually! Really hope the Boar gets slotted in somewhere, the art is just awesome


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 14:10:15


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Haven't Troll units generally been quite a draw to Mierce KSes in the past anyway?
    Besides, I'm not so sure what crowd an OMGfethuge boar model would suddenly pull in, tbh... It's not like it's something all that iconic like a dragon or demon or chimera or somesuch.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 14:15:32


    Post by: Alpharius


    And that kind of underscores why the performance of this KS is what it is - and that's not saying it is 'bad' or 'underperforming', just that it is doing about what it should be expected to do.

    The "Monstrous Mounts" template, vs. a campaign with lots of 'hosts' and such, for lots of Kindreds.

    Mierce is a self-professed Kickstarter Company, with 4 a year being the usual for Darklands.

    There's talk of running another campaign IMMEDIATELY after this one when it doesn't hit £50K, in order to 'unlock' everything that isn't unlocked now - not sure how much I like that idea though...

    Also:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-mighty-monsters/posts/1570570

    Update #22

    May 9 2016
    £34,000 - Maatmäg, Gigantic Mammox

    He is already being produced of course, thanks to a previous mailshot and project, but we thought it would be remiss not to give you the option to grab him as part of this project. So here he is, the mighty Maatmäg - a Gigantic Mammox that will be yours at £34,000!



    Maatmäg - a huge monstrous beast for the Fomoraic which will probably be bigger even than our biggest so far, Krull - will be sculpted by Dan Cockersell, a master sculptor who has sculpted a number of our amazing monsters, most of which are our best miniatures! The mighty Krull, for example; or our amazing Chimaera, The Terror of Fortriu; or Blood-Maw, or Uuthüll, or many, many others.

    In short, Dan produces masterworks for Mierce, sculpts that would dominate any host as its centrepiece and that beg a fantastic paintjob - but don't take our word for it: have a look at the work in progress shots of the mighty mammoth below...



    More pics - follow the link!

    And:

    Update #23

    May 9 2016
    £34,500 - Great Axe Malacant

    Who doesn't need another Malacant? That's what we said to ourselves when we decided to bring you Great Axe Malacant, set at £34,500 to unlock...



    An Elite Warchief of the Infernii, Great Axe Malacant is more than capable of chewing gum and taking souls, and he's all out of gum. He is based upon Malacant and Choloch, of course, and very tasty to boot: a Servile Champion of Dis with a great axe is a death-dealing tornado of destruction.

    Increase your pledge by £45 to purchase Great Axe Malacant.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 19:01:25


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    That Ograx would look good hanging with all my non-Mierce Ogres.

    Starting to get a bit of a soft spot for big dumb lummoxes wielding large weapons.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 20:28:19


    Post by: Alpharius


    Update #24

    £38,750 - Shieldwall Dyndraig, Armoured Dyndraig Unit
    0 Comments

    So here's the thing. You want a unit of five dragon-men, armed with shields, cleavers and able to breathe fire, right?

    Right.

    Here they are - the Shieldwall Dyndraig, set at £38,750 to unlock!



    The Shieldwall Dyndraig are based upon the original Dyndraig, which are some of our oldest - and best! - miniatures. They each gain a mighty shield and a one-handed cleaver, as well as a bit of head armour; and they retain their ability to breathe fire on their enemies. Wild monstrous infantry of the Brythoniaid, the Shieldwall Dyndraig are truly worth their weight in gold!

    Increase your pledge by £75 to purchase the Shieldwall Dyndraig, or - with Naegwg - £85. The unit of five or six can also be purchased within the "FIVE GARGANTUAN MONSTERS" reward, comprising one of those five choices!

    Watch out for more stretch goals very soon!


    I hope this campaign gets at least to £40K!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 22:27:53


    Post by: Bolognesus


    I'm almost starting to regret going Khthones instead of Brythoniaid for sort-of-second kindred by now. Damn, those look good!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 22:50:22


    Post by: ClockworkChaos


    Ok serious question- how does anyone actually afford this game? I mean I am going in for one of the monstrous guys but heck that alone is costing me what would essentially be an entire faction in like Infinity, Malifaux or Dark Age. How does anyone build up an army to a playable size? (Not to say anything about the models- I love a lot of them, I just don't have several hundred+ dollars to drop on that).


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 23:00:23


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    The easiest way to get Darklands stuff (on the wallet at least) is over time.

    I've been picking up Mierce figures since around the end of the first Kickstarter (spring of 13 I believe?) as sculpts started showing up in the updates, and over time I've got a pretty decent setup for three different kindreds.

    I just picked up a figure or two a month, depending on their size.

    I've got a pretty limited monthly hobby budget compared to what some of the other guys get to drop, but I do try and add a few extra figures to my orders prior to them shipping.

    The metal kindreds were a pretty good value for what was offered too. A commander, a mainstay unit, and some sort of monster or monstrous infantry is all you actually *need* to get started.

    I think most normal sized games aren't going to be consisting of multiple creatures on 120mm bases duking it out, but then again I could be wrong...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 23:06:35


    Post by: plastictrees


    What Highlord mentioned, plus the occaisonal reckless spending spree.



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 23:11:06


    Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


    Reckless spending...

    Ah yes I know it well


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 23:27:21


    Post by: RiTides


     highlord tamburlaine wrote:
    The easiest way to get Darklands stuff (on the wallet at least) is over time.

    That's tough for game adoption, though, as the best deals are always to be had in the KS bundles - which in the case of many campaigns have you bundling multiple factions together. I've seen this with a lot of Mierce addicts Miercenaries that they will continually be adding to their resin queue... but not settling on one force and building it to a playable size for the present (not counting possible future additions / things that are in the queue).

    I don't really know how you guys have such patience, I tend to snap things up at retail (got quite a few Broga models, and Chaagmuth bits for my current project!) but it seems like it'd be nearly impossible to plan an actual army / hobby project / etc on the queues for a lot of the sculpts.

    I think the Metal Age host deliveries may change this, and I'm very hopeful for that . But I think there should be a push for it in some way (any ideas, Dakka?) as right now a lot of Darklands armies only exist on paper while painters turn single monsters / units into beautiful creations. That's the next step to get more folks backing and really buying into factions!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/09 23:57:32


    Post by: greywulf


    Part of the problem is a Canadian is back to dealing with a currency worth a portion what it used to be. I got most of my stuff a few years back when 1£= around $1.50 Cdn. Nowadays it hovers around 1£= around $2 Cdn. It's unfortunate because we're completely at the mercy of nothing we can control.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 01:13:03


    Post by: ClockworkChaos


     greywulf wrote:
    Part of the problem is a Canadian is back to dealing with a currency worth a portion what it used to be. I got most of my stuff a few years back when 1£= around $1.50 Cdn. Nowadays it hovers around 1£= around $2 Cdn. It's unfortunate because we're completely at the mercy of nothing we can control.


    Very much this. The dropping dollar has decimated my ability to go in on non-dollar KS recently. Well I suppose I will start with the snake people and spend the next 3 years gathering a force... the struggle begins.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 01:17:49


    Post by: Bolognesus


    The SH metal starters are still open to order, if you're starting Khthones you might want to look at the Savrar starter and the Savrar alternate unit to go with it. GBP 87, scheduled for delivery some time this year, two mainstay units and a bunch of fairly chunky fire-spewing salamanders to go with it. (of course adding a bunch of existing/new snakemen certainly won't hurt!)
    That 87 quid is a decent starter force right there. Ask Rob for access to the SH PM part of the store, he's been fairly lenient about such things so far IIRC.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 04:31:08


    Post by: cromagz


    Yeah email Rob and see if you can get access to the previous KSs then for £60 you can get one of the metal starters which is enough to play the game at a small level. Most kindreds will work if you start with one starter then add another and then add a monster which is a relatively cheap way into the game and a smooth way to build up a legal force.
    It's never going to be as cheap as infinity or malifaux Orr something but the quality and scale isn't the same as those games.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 05:19:06


    Post by: RoninXiC


    Only plesged a single pound this time to stay updated.

    Except for one flrather boring Variant of the Chimera, which I already own, not a single ysian Model had been shown :(


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 08:45:37


    Post by: grefven


    RoninXiC wrote:
    Only plesged a single pound this time to stay updated.

    Except for one flrather boring Variant of the Chimera, which I already own, not a single ysian Model had been shown :(


    Who knows? Maybe some Ysian monsters/characters will come in their next Kickstarter who starts this week?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 09:30:04


    Post by: RoninXiC


    So I will pledge more moneys on the next one


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 10:12:34


    Post by: overtyrant


    Is the metal SH not going to be avaliable when the KS has been completed?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 12:46:08


    Post by: Alpharius


    overtyrant wrote:
    Is the metal SH not going to be avaliable when the KS has been completed?


    Just the opposite - the metals will be available to all once they've shipped to KS backers.

    And they really are the best way to get into the game!

    Consider the following host deal from METAL AGE:



    For £60/$90 you get 13 30mm based miniatures and 2 60mm based miniatures.

    Not 'bargain basement' pricing, but it is really good considering the quality of the sculpts and the casts!

    And most things 40mm/50mm and below will be getting 'metal' options going forward, so that helps a lot too.

    And:


    Creator Mierce Miniatures about 4 hours ago

    Okay - provisionally, Mighty Monsters Part Deux will end on May 31st. That suit everyone?


    Ugh!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 13:14:50


    Post by: overtyrant


    That's the host I'm waiting for! Was worried that they weren't going to do the metal hosts! I'm having a hard enough time convincing some of my gaming group to give it a go due to all the Malilstrom shenanigans let alone if they only did resin SH!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 13:35:09


    Post by: Alpharius


    Understandable!

    Mierce has a really goo track record when it comes to customer service, Kickstarter Deliveries, quality of sculpts and casts, and matching artwork to actual miniatures.

    They are on the 'high end' of the price scale, but I think they're 'worth it' in terms of what you get for your money.

    Now that the official rules are out in book form, I think the game will begin to gain some momentum as well.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 13:40:37


    Post by: Taaloc


    Has anyone seen the drinking companions added to their orders on the website yet? I went for Boozing Rollo in Metal age and he isn't on my orders yet- I know he probably hasnt even started to be converted yet but all my other unsculpted/unconverted stuff is listed in my orders and he isn't.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 13:48:20


    Post by: Bolognesus


    I asked a while ago, Rob said he simply hasn't got around to adding the drinking companions to individual orders yet.

    Given that most still haven't been started I can see how it would make sense not to prioritize what is apparently a dog of a job just yet.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 19:22:10


    Post by: Alpharius


    Get ready!

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 10 minutes ago

    Mighty Monsters Part Deux submitted...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 21:49:58


    Post by: plastictrees


    Hopefully everyone used this brief window to sell any superfluous organs.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 22:29:41


    Post by: Alpharius


    I know, right?

    I hope Rob is flexible when it comes to adding on MM2 stuff on to an existing MM1 pledge!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/10 22:58:14


    Post by: Joyboozer


    I got my rule book!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 03:16:39


    Post by: Ernster


    My rulebook and Monstrous Mounts are still Packing....argh.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 13:49:57


    Post by: Alpharius


    MIGHTY MONSTERS PART DEUX is NOW LIVE!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-mighty-monsters-part-deux



    ...and already at £4,321 of a £2,500 initial goal.

    And, as a surprise to no one, I want all of the four units currently listed!!!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 13:52:12


    Post by: RoninXiC


    Well, 1$ for me atm


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Well, 1$ for me atm Will check in regularly though.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 14:00:44


    Post by: methebest


    I went for the sentinels, and will see about getting in on one of the earlier ones for a infantry host.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 14:48:03


    Post by: Alpharius



    Schyrós is unlocked - huzzah!



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 15:03:44


    Post by: zedmeister


    Well, didn't take long for the concepts to appear:

    Eada, Jutboga Warrior:




    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 15:22:39


    Post by: Alpharius


    I really do want more human Jutes.

    And bug Jutes too!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 15:53:35


    Post by: Prestor Jon


     Alpharius wrote:
    MIGHTY MONSTERS PART DEUX is NOW LIVE!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mierceminiatures/darklands-mighty-monsters-part-deux



    ...and already at £4,321 of a £2,500 initial goal.

    And, as a surprise to no one, I want all of the four units currently listed!!!


    Are the Leiptrolls smaller than the regular Norse Trolls? I thought they said during Metal Age that the Trolls were too big to be done in metal? I ordered the Metal Age Norse warband and I thought Mierce said the troll was going to still be resin to save weight and cost. If the regular trolls are going to be available in metal I need to buy more.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 15:59:15


    Post by: Azreal13


    If I had to guess, and it is only a guess, fluff wise the fact that they're magic users means that they're smaller, and they're on 40mm bases rather than the standard 60mm for punchy trolls, so definitely not as large.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 16:06:59


    Post by: zedmeister


    Mierce have hinted that they're half-trolls


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 16:09:28


    Post by: highlord tamburlaine


    Half troll and half what else though?

    That conjures up not the most pleasant of pictures in my head as to how that occurs...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 16:41:37


    Post by: Bolognesus


    Hey, we've all been drunk and done things (and people, or, in this case... things?) we regretted later


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 18:53:54


    Post by: Wehrkind


    "Aww man, last night I thought I was going home with this hot girl and 3 of her friends. This morning it turns out it was just the one girl. Makes a mean danish and cup of coffee though."


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:27:03


    Post by: RiTides


    Wow, that funded really quickly! I had thought people would be tapped out, apparently not . Hope the Boar makes an appearance!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:33:30


    Post by: Alpharius


    Yes, we know you do...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:35:55


    Post by: Momotaro


    I had promised myself that I would avoid Mierce Kickstarters until the missing unit from my Metal Age Kickstarter arrived.

    Well OF COURSE they turned up this morning *sigh*


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:37:55


    Post by: Alpharius


    Ha!

    I haven't gotten anything from METAL AGE yet - I'm jealous!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:40:54


    Post by: Momotaro


    Well you're welcome to help me pin the weapon arms onto a couple of dozen Gabrax while you wait...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 19:44:11


    Post by: Alpharius


    If I lived near you, I would - but as I don't, I'll just wish you the best of luck with that!

    This campaign is doing very well - it looks as if the original one had lasted maybe a week longer, all would have been unlocked there?

    But the good news is that we're getting even more new stuff here - including those Bronze Hounds, which are almost unlocked!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 20:01:00


    Post by: Azreal13


    Much prettys. Shame us Scions Of Baalor have only got the Mammoth so far, and if I could afford that I'd have already bought it!

    The price we pay for having what is probably the best fleshed out faction I gues.. :(


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 20:07:25


    Post by: zedmeister


     Azreal13 wrote:
    Much prettys. Shame us Scions Of Baalor have only got the Mammoth so far, and if I could afford that I'd have already bought it!

    The price we pay for having what is probably the best fleshed out faction I gues.. :(


    We had Conand's fishy fellow's. Hopefully, the Ograx and the Mallax will make an appearance if funding continues. Also, Armoured Tarvax, Srónacxv and Mammax were mentioned as candidates.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 20:11:29


    Post by: Momotaro


     Alpharius wrote:
    If I lived near you, I would - but as I don't, I'll just wish you the best of luck with that!


    It was worth a try I'm sure it won't need more than the usual amount of swearing and glued fingers...

    The Bronze Hounds caught my eye as well, and I have a really inexplicable urge to paint up some Bog Beasts.

    May need a big beast to go with those Gabrax - pretty sure my wife would describe me as a Lumbering Mallox anyway...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 20:24:47


    Post by: zedmeister


     Alpharius wrote:
    Ha!

    I haven't gotten anything from METAL AGE yet - I'm jealous!


    You won't be disappointed:



    Left to right: Duguth, Jute Wiht Thain, Ætulla, Wihtgar, Maagaan. Maagaan is a massive model, but then again, he's supposed to be 2m/7' tall. But, the skellies are perfectly in scale with the rest. Got these Jutes yesterday along with a bunch of Erainn. They're incredible and I can't tell any loss of detail when compared to the resins.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 21:08:31


    Post by: plastictrees


    Damn, those do look great.

    I have no idea what my shipping situation is right now. I think I've paid for 2, but I don't know what that means anymore.

    I did get my rulebook last week! Just in time for us to finish the basement and not be able to touch any hobby stuff for two months.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/11 21:48:52


    Post by: Alpharius


     zedmeister wrote:
     Azreal13 wrote:
    Much prettys. Shame us Scions Of Baalor have only got the Mammoth so far, and if I could afford that I'd have already bought it!

    The price we pay for having what is probably the best fleshed out faction I gues.. :(


    We had Conand's fishy fellow's. Hopefully, the Ograx and the Mallax will make an appearance if funding continues. Also, Armoured Tarvax, Srónacxv and Mammax were mentioned as candidates.


    Giant Crab Beast and Big Crab Men - good stuff!

    I do hope the Mallax make it in - that is the Sloth Men, right?


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 03:13:08


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    Yep, I wouldn't be able to resist the slothy Mallax.

    I keep trying to stay with just 2 factions but there's too many awesome things.

    I use to Norse and Brythoniaid, Norse and Formoric. Then it moved to Albiann, Brythoniaid and Formoric and not it's Albiann, Jutes and Formoric. That's not even including all the things I get just because it's cool.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 09:51:39


    Post by: zedmeister


    Long waited for and now he oinks into view:



    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 11:13:01


    Post by: RoninXiC


    The good old Wildschwein.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 12:32:41


    Post by: Alpharius


    I trust RiTides put in the extra £45 already?

    Love the text on that one!

    ...is a Feral Monstrous Beast of tusk and spike and bad breath.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 13:47:40


    Post by: RiTides


    Putting it in now

    Awesome!!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 14:44:10


    Post by: Wehrkind


    Just got the dispatch notice for my Metal Age guys. Very excited!


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/12 14:49:01


    Post by: RoninXiC


    I got mine for quite some time
    That time Ysians were first.

    LOVE THEM. Casts are 9.5/10. Superb. Only some super expensive resin casts were better.


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/13 15:02:36


    Post by: Alpharius


    Odd that the next stretch goal is £5K away, so I suspect something will show up at around £12.5K soon...

    Some 'Host Champion' Concept art:

    Anglecynn Berenulf


    NOTE: Mierce looks to have moved away from "Angelcynn" to "Anglecynn" now. Not sure when it happened though!

    Norse Steinn the Bold


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/13 19:10:05


    Post by: GiraffeX


    Those champions look very cool


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/13 19:23:55


    Post by: zedmeister


    The Byzantii one is supposed to be some sort of gladiator!


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    Well, this is intriguing:

    At £12,500 we'll probably give you the Afanc, for the Brythoniaid...


    The Ongoing Mierce Miniatures Darklands New & Rumors Thread @ 2016/05/14 00:04:33


    Post by: PirateRobotNinjaofDeath


    Dispatch notice came in today. Woo woo!

    Friends who have the book already said there's only 11 pages of fluff in the rulebook, which is a bit disappointing. Was hoping for a bit more to sink my teeth into. I suppose that will all be in Savage Hordes, but does anybody have any idea of when that is slated for release?