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Made in gr
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 RivenSkull wrote:
I thought there was going to be 5 armies in this?

I was holding out hope for demons


It is 5 armies. :-)
The 5th will be revealed at the Kickstarter to provide momentum, the 4 armies revealed should be more than enough to reach point critical ;-)

   
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California the Southern

5th army is...dragonmen?

How do you guys plan on structuring your pledge levels?

Will there be army bundles? Multiple army bundles? Discounts for big bundles?

I'm assuming there will be a level where we can pick and choose pieces from various factions too, right?

I'm a sucker for monstrous infantry and cavalry, and I'm sure I'll want a few choice pieces at the minimum.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

One thing I'd like you to consider for your limited-number pledges is that the campaign is obviously going to be a global one, so it's probably worth considering some way to make sure that people in New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the US all have an opportunity to get hold of those pledge levels while still being able to sleep and go to work.


   
Made in gr
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
5th army is...dragonmen?

5th army is... secret. :-D
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

How do you guys plan on structuring your pledge levels?

IIRC there will be 11 pledge levels, from people wanting one single mini till entire armies.

 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

Will there be army bundles? Multiple army bundles? Discounts for big bundles?

The higher your pledge, the larger the discount. It's as simple as that.
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

I'm assuming there will be a level where we can pick and choose pieces from various factions too, right?

Actually we are going to allow you to pick whatever you like. As we have repeatedly said, we are running this campaign like we would like to have seen as pledgers. You will be allowed to choose whatever you like (in accordance to the height of your pledge naturally). And that's valid regardless of your pledge level, we mean to help you out as much as possible, so you in return can help us. :-)
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

I'm a sucker for monstrous infantry and cavalry, and I'm sure I'll want a few choice pieces at the minimum.

Well, depends on what gets unlocked, but I can assure you we have a lot of stuff planned for, some sculpted way further than you'd expect. Personally I'd be very surprised if some of our MC don't blow you away, both concept and sculpt speaking. But danger is we'll need to get to them first... :-/
And since the danger of not taking off quickly is a possibility (and we like to diminuish it as much as possible), we'll be playing an additional card at the very beginning. Should spark things up even more... ;-)
 Azazelx wrote:
One thing I'd like you to consider for your limited-number pledges is that the campaign is obviously going to be a global one, so it's probably worth considering some way to make sure that people in New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the US all have an opportunity to get hold of those pledge levels while still being able to sleep and go to work.

A very fair point Azazelx, we are still trying to figure a way to make this as fair as possible, we do have a very respectable number of clients from both Australia and New Zealand, we do not want to favor or disfavor anyone, everybody's hard earned money is worth the same after all. We thought of limiting something for the first 24 hours, therefore everyone would benefit regardless of where he/she lives, unfortunately we have no idea how this works for a KS, and what results are given to us once the project finishes. Another is to have 2 limited pledge levels aka Early Birds, one for Europe/USA/Canada, the other for Australia/New Zealand/Japan. Again, we do not know how we can ensure only people from these areas are going to pledge there.
If you have any suggestions or other advice on how to be fair to everyone, then we will be very happy to hear about it. Last thing we want is being unfair.

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Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Well, you can't "region lock" them, but you could theoretically start them in a couple of "waves" based on their timezones. Like open some (let's just say 10) at the campaign launch, then 10 more 6 hours later, 10 more another 6 hours later, and a final 10 an additional 6 hours later.

So for example:

10 open at noon
10 open at 6pm
10 open at midnight
10 open at 6am

Base that on 3 hour intervals, 4 hour intervals, 6 hours, or vary them according to major market timezones... whatever works for you.

Of course, once they're "out there" people from any region can snap them up, whether it's because they're a night owl, nightshift worker, some not selling out fast enough or what have you.

You can also "weight" these EBs as well, since we know that realistically more backers are going to come from Europe, the UK and the US, so more EBs for these markets in their timeslots make sense. It also means that you can separate Greece and Poland's from the UK's by a couple of hours if you so choose.

You just need to make sure you don't over-saturate with too many versions. But you can kinda do that by looking to see how many sell out (or are left) of the Greek timezone EBs before opening the UK ones, and then the US ones.

Hope this helps!


   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Wait, Ogres are NOT going to be done in HIPS?
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I believe the Ogres are going to be done in SW's resin.

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Oh, ok then. That's my interest dropped right of then
   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





overtyrant wrote:
Wait, Ogres are NOT going to be done in HIPS?


@ overtyrant That is not a last minute change, we had said that from the start. HIPS takes many months to make and it was either leaving our Ogres out or using resin. We decided the latter.
We have also said that in order to make up for it (should people not be pleased that their army of choice is the only one that will not have any plastics) we will proceed in releasing faster any goodies for them. To explain myself better, from the 3 Waves planned, in Wave-1 alone Ogres will be unlocking something like 12 out of 16 stretch goals set up for them (don't remember the numbers but something like that).The other 4 races will be unlocking a lot less, so hope that pleases you guys.
Now, in case all stretch goals are met and the campaign terminates 101% succesfully, then we could ask if people want to wait some 4-5 months extra and have the Ogre troops done in HIPS. I would like to note however that we currently have 4 units designed for the Ogres, and -assuming Renedra allows it, since this is not what we have agreed on and I cannot pretend more than what we shook hands for-, making HIPS for these would take at the very best, some 16 months. That's 16 additional months from the official date of delivery. And I doubt people would like that, also because things do not work out to in the very best possible, and I'm pretty sure it will not be 16 months... *shrugs shoulders*

@Azazelx Appreciate the analytical break down, you were very very precise, better start checking out what time it is now in Sydney... :-)

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





I must of missed that, well I hope your KS goes well!
   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





Yes, back in page #5 when we first announced it.

Spoiler:
 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:


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..."

Thank you.
The Shieldwolf Team.

Thanks, hope we'll have something to tease you all the same :-)

   
Made in gb
Stone Bonkers Fabricator General




We'll find out soon enough eh.

Must. Resist. Urge. To. Buy. For. Tilean. Warband....

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

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Made in gb
Mighty Vampire Count






UK

I do really like the Shieldmaiden - I love the Vikings tv show and the bust pleasently resembeled Lagatha

will keep an eye on this as waiting for my Amazon army to arrive and half a dozen other kick starters...............

I AM A MARINE PLAYER

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A Bloody Road - my Warhammer Fantasy Fiction 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut





I really like that horse. Well muscled like a proper heroic warhorse, good pose. I wish there was a whole plastic box full of horses in that style somewhere in your production timeline, I'd be all over that. It's incredible that 1:72 horses are often well proportioned and dynamic and most 28mm scale ones are gangly or sick looking.

Looking for a Skaven Doomwheel banner to repair my Nurgle knights.  
   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:
Yes, back in page #5 when we first announced it.

Spoiler:
 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:


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..."

Thank you.
The Shieldwolf Team.

Thanks, hope we'll have something to tease you all the same :-)

Polyurethane resin is "the good stuff" as far as I know (cast using a flexible silicone mold). That actually has me much more interested in that line, especially if it might ship before the others, as a big project like this in HIPS could have a considerable lead time on the plastic sculpts.

But yeah, this kind of resin is excellent (imo) and should not deter anyone from pledging for ogres (and possibly, make them even more attractive than the other choices).
   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





It is hand casted in our silicone moulds, yes.
Here's another teaser of the big guys, we are going to release a few more teasers for sure in the next days too, I know people are awaiting from other factions too, so we'll keep stuff coming :-)


   
Made in au
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Australia

Is that a sculpt in progress? There seems to be a lot of little gritty bits on it that should be smooth.

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"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
-C.S. Lewis 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:

@Azazelx Appreciate the analytical break down, you were very very precise, better start checking out what time it is now in Sydney... :-)


Screw Sydney. Just worry about Melbourne!
(we're on the same timezone, but we have a rivalry. You should be supporting Melbourne anyway, we're the world's third-largest Greek city!)

   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





@AlexHolker yes, we use an old text graphic character, the WIP is work in progress but I can understand people missing it. It is indeed very "grainy" (I think that is the correct term), good catch! The pics our sculptors send us (like the one above) are before sanding them so we don't waste time, you can rest assured what we are casting -and what you receive in your hands- has a very smooth feel to it :-)
Oh, and also this pic was taken some 3-4 months ago too. Mini is finished and painted ;-)

@Azazelx Lol! :-D

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Dakka is officially turning into a rap video. I just came from the Infinity thread where there was a miniature butt shot to this one with the same. I swear... if the next thread has the Harlequins twerking then I'll just log out for the day!
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





 RiTides wrote:
 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:
Yes, back in page #5 when we first announced it.

Spoiler:
 Shieldwolf Miniatures wrote:


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..."

Thank you.
The Shieldwolf Team.

Thanks, hope we'll have something to tease you all the same :-)

Polyurethane resin is "the good stuff" as far as I know (cast using a flexible silicone mold). That actually has me much more interested in that line, especially if it might ship before the others, as a big project like this in HIPS could have a considerable lead time on the plastic sculpts.

But yeah, this kind of resin is excellent (imo) and should not deter anyone from pledging for ogres (and possibly, make them even more attractive than the other choices).


Sorry I don't trust/like resin for an army, it is either to expensive per model to build an army out of (the reason why I have not brought any of tres work) or it is cheap and to much of a pain to prepare for a whole army. This has been my experience with resin. If it was for a skirmish game with say a maximum of 10 models or so then yeah I wouldn't mind the cost/clean up. I am only interested in HIPS for this I'm afraid and if the 5th army does not get my attention then this campaign will hold no interest for me. I was going to spend a lot on this and I would've been prepared to wait for HIPS as SWM have been very open about that information but I can understand if they do not want to wait that long. It is also very nice that they would offer a refund but if I'm not prepared to take that chance.
   
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Executing Exarch






Overtyrant: the cheap, hard to assemble stuff you're talking about is not resin, it's usually called plastic resin or restic. Resin figures are usually more expensive but hold detail a lot better than HIPS, so the models look better but are more brittle.
   
Made in gr
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Binabik15 wrote:
I really like that horse. Well muscled like a proper heroic warhorse, good pose. I wish there was a whole plastic box full of horses in that style somewhere in your production timeline, I'd be all over that. It's incredible that 1:72 horses are often well proportioned and dynamic and most 28mm scale ones are gangly or sick looking.


(Sorry, missed that)
Thanks! I'm pretty sure when the 360's kick in, you will like it even more ;-)
Both the concept artists and sculptor when we asked for a "warrior priest on horse", were instructed to "make it better than anything else currently available". We believe to have succeeded, also because of the casting results we have had for the final result you guys will be getting in your hands :-D

Here's one of the concepts we rejected (one of the very many that will never be seen), might as well publish it here :-)



PS. There's also something else revealed in the picture above, you'll have to wait till the 10th to see it though :-)

   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





Another teaser, this time a youtube clip... :-)





   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




North Carolina

Will the kickstarter be a good opportunity to get existing stuff or is it going to be focused only on new stuff?

I've had my eye on the Northern Alliance barbarian troops for a while now but it's hard to find them in stock here in the US. I'm hoping that the upcoming KS will provide the opportunity and incentive for me to finally make that purchase.

Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur
 
   
Made in gr
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Prestor Jon wrote:
Will the kickstarter be a good opportunity to get existing stuff or is it going to be focused only on new stuff?


We will be offering discounted pricing on some of our existing range to pump up the amount of money needed for our goal, yes. I'm not allowed to tell you which minis will be available but it is safe to say you can count on a very generous discount. ;-)

Prestor Jon wrote:
I've had my eye on the Northern Alliance barbarian troops for a while now but it's hard to find them in stock here in the US. I'm hoping that the upcoming KS will provide the opportunity and incentive for me to finally make that purchase.


Glad you like them :-)
The Light Barbarian Infantry is direct only, I'm afraid that it is simply not possible financially to offer these to our retailers.

Thank you.
The Shieldwolf Team.

   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





Good month to everyone! :-D

So, less tha 10 days from launching, we would like to inform that we are going to take advantage of the current KS changes regarding shipping, we have isolated 3 categories which will exclusively ship to specific regions, regardless time of launch (which will probably be 21.00 Greek time, but that is still to decide and announce).

1st category is Europe, (meaning E.U only).
2nd is Atlantic (meaning USA + Canada only)
3rd is Pacific (meaning Singapore, Australia, Japan and New Zealand only)

We have currently introduced the same small limited number for all 3 categories, but might add an exception to Atlantic from which the bulk of our supporters currently resides.

Thank you.
The Shieldwolf Team.

   
Made in gr
Dakka Veteran





We have entered the last week, so we may even start teasing a bit more, we are pretty sure you'll be seeing stuff you were not expecting. Hopefully all this work will be liked as much as we liked it ourselves, like another member said in another forum, there is an element of art in producing miniatures, and that's exactly how we feel about it! :-D

So, the teasers below have to do with the Shieldmaiden faction this time (pictures), sculpted by the very talented Paolo Fabiani. Tomorrow we'll be revealing some -beastly- goodies from the Valley Orc race. :-)






   
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California the Southern

Is that a shield wall of some sort? Maybe part of a litter or something on the back of a larger animal?

And what seem to be some quite large shoulder pads?

I'm liking the size of the things shown off here, that's for sure!

Hopefully we'll see a reptile or two in the campaign...

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Is that a shield wall of some sort? Maybe part of a litter or something on the back of a larger animal?
Affirmative.
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

And what seem to be some quite large shoulder pads?
Again, affirmative.
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

I'm liking the size of the things shown off here, that's for sure!

Hopefully we'll see a reptile or two in the campaign...

Negative. :-)

Edit: Actually allow me to slightly rephrase that last comment. There are no Dracantropii in this campaign, but there is one beasty that may be considered of "reptile" origin. But it's quite unique, so there's really nothing else like it to make the comparison and be precise. Hopefully it will be unlocked and we'll get back to this.
One thing I'm allowed to say, it is BIG. :-)

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