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Subject: Shieldwolf Miniatures - (Kickstarter announced, first army revealed page #3 and Contest page #4)
Well, a lot of ideas and feedback of what people would like to see, 2nd army to be revealed on December 1st as announced (nobody has found them yet). :-(
So, a quick video we put together yesterday afternoon as an additional teaser, it's a little rushed but we want to show the level of work put into this. The design you see is obviously not what the final result looks like (which was finished over a month ago), also because this is artwork commissioned by us that we wish to use in our rulebook (even our draft 1.a already includes some, but we prefer enrich it as much as possible).
We find such illustrations a joy that make both reading and gaming much more enjoyable! :-)
With the feedback received (and the expereince we already had) we try to take in account when creating any new model that it is
* easy to stand/balance on the base
* sturdy enough when transported
* easy to assemble
* better/superior to whatever else is currently available (that is not easy to assess/ be objective on)
We will be very happy to hear what you think of this once it is released/revealed :-D
This is only 1 out of the 4 centerpieces our Team has planned for, this particular one stands on a 100mmx50mm base.
That was one big sword in the rider's hand though!
Color me excited!
Good catch :-) We are slowly showing off our small differences as a brand, such as having a tendency to sculpt characters that carry -a bit- larger weapons than the normal troopers. We were initially reluctant since it was a bit too "revolutonary" from what we usually see -see e.g. Northern Alliance hero_A normal weaponry-, but we decided that this is us and we hope people will like it. So, not too exagerated, but visibly larger weaponry for some of our Characters.
Not our idea to claim since it's strongly influenced by Manga comics/animations, but nice to see them brought a bit more to the miniature world. A lord that strikes with twice as much strength than an average warrior should be able to carry a more "respectable" tool.
I guess this rider on the teaser video probably means business... ;-)
PS. Sorry, no qunari race, the bust is for Daemon Warriors, which are larger than their smaller counterparts (the Infernal Assualters) and go instead of a 25mm base on 40mm bases :-)
We are trying to follow what our Community is asking of us and turn to complete plastic production for all the regiments, thus these will need to be re-sculpted, too many undercuts atm for these to work on HIPS. These would probably need to have the horns cut out and legs cut in 2 separate pieces, but those are technical details we can work out afterwards if needed.
A lot will inevitably depend on how this Kickstarter goes, we don't like to put all our eggs in the same basket but truth be told additional backing will help tilt the scale in favor of this. That is also the reason we named it "Pillars of Destiny" project, the Kickstarter itself will be called "Shieldwolf:War is coming" after our game. :-)
@Rivenskull We want people to look at them and say "Daemons!" at first thought. We will be looking into it, also counting on feedback like yours, we need to know/see what people think of it.
@RiTides Oh yes, what you see is some 20' of work in something like 30". This one in particular took some 4 hours in total (non-stop work). We also happen to have the entire video of how this started out and how it finished.
The reason we showed this little teaser off was to reveal that we are planning some really big centerpieces. We had done a couple in the past, we dismissed them all, with the Team we have now it would be a pity not to move towards that direction. You will see things you are not expecting, have no doubt on that! ;-)
PS. If this model in particular gets funded, we'll be releasing for all to see the entire video of it from start to finish, it's something like 13' total duration, George did a great job recording it. :-)
@AlexHolker, @Gallahad We take these suggestions under serious consideration, thanks for commenting. :-)
@Kharzak Ehhh... no comment. ;-)
So, a few hours before we hit December 1st, probably going to sleep early however, so will be posting this now. Unfortunately even with the Valley Orcs revealed best guesses got 3 out of 5 so far :-( We mean to give out the price however, so contest is still on, you must guess the remaining 3! Hardest of which imo is the very next we are revealing on Monday December 8th... :-)
2nd army we have prepared is the Mercenary faction of Talliareum Ogres. This is also the only army out of the five that will not have any plastic kit but will instead consist 100% of our polyurethane resin. We think it's a beautiful and original army, which will have everything you need. And we don't mean simple troops by that, expect to see some really original and detailed concepts and sculpts. Here's the official picture teaser, hope you enjoy it as much as we! :-)
"...No one remembers how long ago these huge brutes decided to live among the Humans in the Kingdom of Talliareum. The Ogres do not go unnoticed, standing more than 8 feet tall and weighing some 400 pounds each! It comes as no surprise that they took advantage in the past of their natural strength and physical structure to beat people up, steal, abuse; there was a time they practically did as they pleased. But as the Kingdom of Talliareum slowly formed, the Ogres soon found out they couldn't deal with the better organised Humans. Highly outnumbered, they consistently got arrested, beaten, imprisoned and even executed. Some Ogres left for far away lands, but many stayed, choosing to obey the Law. Well, in a certain sense at least..."