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Rulebook!

The Darklands: First Edition Rule Book - Shipping Soon!

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!
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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!

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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!

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Can someone speak to the rules and give us an idea of what makes them unique, game sizes, etc?

I might need to go pre-order a hardback.

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There is a LOT of 'crunch' in these rules.

There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you've got the basics down, it flows nicely.

For me, I like rulesets like this - but I don't think any of the usual suspects will be praising them as the very absolute excellence of elegance!

All the 'army lists' (Musters) are available online for free - as are the rules:

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

Games scales from smaller skirmish (500 'gold) all the way up to massive battles (2000 gold and up).

Give the rules a read and see what you think - and let us know too!

The ruleset that went to print had some changes from what we were initially given/used to!

EDIT:

KS Backers look to see their rulebooks start to ship April 18th, while pre-order/new customer look to have theirs start shipping May 7th:





After five years of intensive development Mierce Miniatures can proudly announce that the Darklands: First Edition Rule Book will be released on the 7th of May, 2016 - and to celebrate that fact, we're offering you a chance to get your copy both a little bit cheaper and signed by the team here at Mierce Miniatures! You'd best be quick though, because this offer will be removed on Monday, the 11th of April at midnight (GMT)!

The 364 page Darklands: First Edition hardback Rule Book contains the fantastic Darklands: First Edition rules, which comprise an introduction to tabletop wargaming and a background to the lands of darkness themselves as well as the sections on hosts, units and warriors, setting up the battlefield, the all-important battle hour sequence and the various actions and reactions your units can perform during a game. In short, you can't play a game of Darklands without it!


To get a hold of your signed Darklands: First Edition Rule Book, simply purchase it on the Mierce Miniatures website and it will be sent over the weekend beginning the 23rd of April 2016, a week before the official publication date. Doing so will save you £5.00 from the UK RRP of £39.99, but you must be quick - this offer will be removed at midnight (GMT) on Monday the 11th of April 2016!

Happy Ordering!

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 Alpharius wrote:

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!



Very excited! It's sounding like a smaller 'monsters only' kickstarter. I'm currently going all in on the new Fomoraic reivers and Walvax. Reivers and sea beasts - going for piratical coastal raiders.

Also, you forgot the mention of the Ettenwiht - some sort of undead giant!
   
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Damn, 364 pages? That's a hefty book! I'll be picking this up, my eyes just glazed over when I tried to read the PDF's. I guess I'm a luddite, but reference materials have to be physical for me.
   
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You're not alone, and it has been something that comes up frequently with the guys who are interested locally too.

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Me too. I've read the PDF, but I'm more engaged with a book. I find it easier to deal with especially when it comes to cross referencing and flicking through. Probably means that I'm morphing into a Meldrew-esque moaning old git! Looking forward to it and getting more games in!

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learning from a book is easier as you can flip back to that bit you vaguely remember (instead of having to remember a search term or page), hold several pages open at once with bits of paper etc

for actual play, once you know what you're doing and only have to check the odd rule (you know the name of) a pdf or similar digital book is excellent,

but for everything else nothing beats a book

 
   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
You're not alone, and it has been something that comes up frequently with the guys who are interested locally too.


That'd be me then...

What with this and the Star Wars trailer it's been quite a day !

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That's fantastic about the rulebook! Good show Mierce
   
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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/

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
You're not alone, and it has been something that comes up frequently with the guys who are interested locally too.


That'd be me then...

What with this and the Star Wars trailer it's been quite a day !


Harry's said similar too, and if those of us brave enough to sink our cash into it unplayed aren't playing it, we can't really drum up further interest!

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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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/


That's a very nice summary/write-up!

Thanks for posting a link to it here - much appreciated!

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Mierceday! New Kindreds to start:

Man and Camel

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 Roberto Chaudon and Jin Wei;[list]an updated list of sculptors and sculpts for this project;[list]...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.


  • Let us begin!



    This week we have more Atalantes, sculpted by Jin Wei, and something for the Byzantii from Roberto Chaudon...



    Jin Wei has been working hard on the Atalantes and the project exclusive version of Thera, Helmed Thera, can be seen here...



    She will be a Wave 12 shipment!



    We hoped that Hektor would look as fantastic as Kyros and Thera, and Jin hasn't disappointed us at all...



    He's done, and should be a Wave 12 shipment...



    The project exclusive version of Hektor is Helmed Hektor, of course...



    He'll be a Wave 12 shipment too.



    Yay! Roberto Chaudon is back! The project exclusive version of Djiuzu, Armoured Djiuzu, is complete and is looking awesome!







    Hopefully he'll be a Wave 12 shipment!



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Metal Age:

    Bleariness... and an update on the metals

    With metal production continuing, we have a quick update on when the completed sets will land from the metal casters and a new miniature to show you...

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


  • Here we go...



    This week we have a fantastic Drinking Companion from Jin Wei!



    With work on Hektor complete, Jin has also converted him into the Bleary Hektor drinking companion. He's enjoying that wine!



    He should be a Wave 12 guy...



    Four Infantry Hosts have been shipped!

    Four infantry hosts have been shipped so far - the Anglecynn Duguth, Brythoniaid Rhyfelwr, Ysian Ax-Drune and Ysian Bow-Drune Infantry Hosts - as well as the individual miniatures within them; and whilst some people have not received theirs that will be because they do not have enough shipment items to split their orders into separate shipments.

    Note that if you have purchased the above from other projects, such as Savage Hordes or Savage Hordes II, we will ship them when we can - and again, it's all down to your shipment items.

    What's Next?

    As you can see from this and previous updates, we now have the samples of the Albainn Gairlom, Brythoniaid Teulu, Érainn Tuanagh, Fomoraic Gabrax, Fomoraic Warriors of Baalor, Jute Wihtgār and Norse Holumann Infantry Hosts.

    With Salute 2016 rearing its head and increasing demand, we have been told by the metal casters that we won't be getting the production casts until early April (and probably in the week just before Salute) for these hosts, which is no doubt because every man and his dog want metal miniatures from them for Salute.

    So - whilst they'll still be Wave 11 shipments - they'll be shipped either just before or just after April the 16th, which is the Salute weekend, depending on your shipment items of course.

    Update: this is going to be the case. We'll be collecting the metals from the casters next week, before the show, but we're not sure if we'll be able to ship them after or before. Depends on what day we can get them!

    What's Left?

    With the best will in the world the remaining four hosts - the Anglecynn Gesith (still awaiting Gesith alternates), the Atalantes Oplites (still awaiting lots of sculpts), the Byzantii Legionarius (just too late to make it into the last batch) and the Byzantii Demilegionarius (awaiting moulding of the Demilegionarii, and the sculpting of the alternate Erebius) are not going to be Wave 11 shipments; so they're going into Wave 12.



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Savage Hordes - Valentin Zak strikes!

    Fat Blokes

    Amazingly, we have another update for the Darklands: Savage Hordes project!

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


  • Here we go...



    We've some fat gits for the Érainn to show this week, courtesy of Valentin Zak!



    Valentin has begun work on the Fir Bholg Hurlers, as imagined by Sam Lamont, and they are more characterful than all of the characters in War and Peace put together. They're going to be awesome!



    The champion of the unit is Dougal, and he's suitably fat and gitty.







    Look at those ears!



    The first warrior is Feargal, and he looks very ugly.







    You wouldn't call him that to his face though!



    The last warrior of the unit is Feargus, a right nasty piece of work.







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



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    And a giant Hippo!

    Girls and Hippo-Men

    It's the second update for the Darklands: Savage Hordes II project! Applause gratefully accepted!

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


  • Here we go...



    We have something for the Atalantes and something for the Byzantii this week, courtesy of Jin Wei and Allan Carrasco respectively!



    Jin's superb qualities of sculptingness know no bounds, for Toxotes Thera is looking utterly superb...



    She will definitely be a Wave 15 shipment!



    Ahhh, Allan Carrasco. How sweet the day is when we see a new miniature from you.

    Ahem. Allan has turned his attention to Onumo, the mighty Hippoxus, and he is looking utterly fantastic so far, as you would expect.













    We certainly hope that Onumo will be a Wave 15 shipment!



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    Wow, that section numbering is intense . Looks like a very high quality book!
       
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    It should make finding the relevant rules sections fairly easy too - especially when trying to iron out disputes online and/or in person!

    I hope there's a good table of contents and index - but I'm sure there is!

    And yes, it looks to be a very high quality tome indeed - can't wait for mine to show up!

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    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/


    If Mierce is reading this, please add something like this to your website. I spent awhile yesterday just trying to figure out what Darklands was, and I made little progress. This post helped immensely. I wanted to like the system and miniatures, but the site was too information-dense for a newbie.

    (qualifier: maybe there's already something there, but I missed it.)
       
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    Sorry for lack of spoiler tags but this set of images is a bit tragic for me. We're really getting zero fluff in this book huh? I've essentially been waiting for a large paperweight with a map of GB on the inside cover
       
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    There was a fairly extensive discussion between the 'book ASAP we want to game' and the 'don't mind waiting for Rob to write a bunch of background' groups both on the KS forums and here

    and the former group were in the considerable majority (and it's probably better for the health of the game/company too even though I would have preferred to wait)

    At the moment it seems like the Musters book may end up with a bunch of new background in but I'm waiting on that solidifying before ordering it as it doesn't seem that Robs got any more spare time to write

     
       
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    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...

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    A new thread would be really welcome, imo (and since Mierce doesn't really update the OP of this one, it would be fine for you to be the OP - you're the one updating it usually, anyway!).

    I love that cover but wish there weren't yellow letters in the middle - it's so dark and forboding otherwise! Overall, production quality looks stellar and I might pick up the book just to read

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    Huh, I kind of like the actual title standing out from the background image like that. Can't please everyone I guess

    What's that... thing... that Penda is clawing at by the way? Is it Vras or some kind of Ysian?
       
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    I think that's a Norse Troll!

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    Yeah, that troll is toast
       
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    ..oh. Right. Now you mention it it really I'd quite clearly a troll. Dunno where my head was at
       
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    Rumor has it that:

    1) Artwork for the next Mierce Darklands Kickstarer was available to preview at Salute? Can anyone confirm this? And more importantly, comment on it?

    2) The next Mierce Darklands Kickstarter launches...this Tuesday?

    EDIT:

    Update on 2) above:

    Creator Mierce Miniatures 26 minutes ago

    Afternoon all... to be honest it will probably be later in the week, I'm super busy after Salute and utterly shattered.

    Salute was great, hello to everyone who came to see us! The rule book seems to have gone down very well, so I'm happy about that.

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    Did we get info on what the next one is going to be beyond 'beasts for New Kindred'?

    The last one took a bite out of my wallet, I wouldn't have minded this launching next month
       
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    The salute folk got to see 'super secret stuff' but unfortunately they were all sworn to secrecy.......

    so those of us who didn't go will just have to wait (boo)

     
       
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    I'll almost certainly be backing the new kickstarter but I'm a little surprised its so soon after the last one - some of the sculpts from savage hordes 2 haven't even been assigned yet let alone work started on most the miniatures. Its starting to appear that Mierce needs the kickstarter income to continue to fund existing work.

    I don't know how well they're doing in non kickstarter sales either. Element Games stock a number of their models on their website but have just put them into their clearance section. With Mierce's pending rulebook release and a relatively large range of metal models in varying stages of production I hope they release something such as a 2 player starter set (with either the full rulebook or basic rules booklet) and faction starter sets (in metal rather than resin as its much more accessible and affordable to the casual gamer) which would help grow the setting and fan base beyond kickstarter and in gaming shops all over the country/world.
       
     
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