Ok you like the pictures, so let’s get you up to speed on what is happening behind the scenes...
The plan is that we launch Panzerfäuste through Kickstarter sometime this Autumn. We will have two levels of game providing different entry points, a section level skirmish game (approximately 10 miniatures a side) and a mass battle platoon level game (30 to 40 miniatures a side). The miniatures will be usable for both games.
We are currently working on five armies for the Kickstarter, the Dwarves, the Gnomes, the Orcs, the Troglodytes and the [REDACTED BY ORDERS OF THE KHOVEN GRALSKA BABA].
Funding permitting the plan is that each race has basic infantry, infantry command, infantry support weapons, a “brute” (a large shock weapon creature or machine), a “tank” and also some specialist troop sections (eg. Orc Commandos, Dwarf Penal Troops).
This is a lot of miniatures and we are working with Prodos to get a lot of this sculpted and the masters produced and painted BEFORE the Kickstarter so you can see what you are getting.
Of course the six million dollar question is how much will this cost you? At the moment we haven’t worked this out but we think the cost of one section of troops will be around £22.
For the skirmish game the minimum needed to play is one section a side plus a set of the rules. You can add more to the game as you expand your collection, but that is up to you. There will be a Skirmish entry set of two opposing sections plus a set of the rules for a discounted price on the Kickstarter which is a good thing to share the cost of with a gaming buddy.
The minimum you will need for the platoon game is three sections plus a command team but adding some support options will give more variety to your games. Again we have not nailed down an exact price but are trying to put together a KS deal for around £90. As with the Skirmish, we are planning a Mass Battle entry set of two opposing platoons plus the rules for a KS discounted price, again a good deal for two gamers wanting to get playing.
Finally there will be some bigger deals for those of you who must have everything, plus some special very limited exclusive offers and some KS exclusive freebies if we hit target goals.
Hope this helps, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and we’ll do our best to answer them...
"Most nations in The Land have developed foodstuffs which enhance the capabilities of their own troops either through giving them more energy, making them fighting drunk, or inspiring them with nostalgic visions of home."
The sculpt of Helga will help keep the Dwarf Grenadiers fighting with a ready supply of bier and bratwurst!
This week at Hysterical HQ we have been debating important issues like whether female Dwarves have beards and what is the length of an Orc willy. Fortunately Prodos' sculpting is ploughing ahead though...
Great news, the Phoney War is over and we are full speed ahead! The sculptors have almost finished the excellent work on Demigods Evolution (check it out) and will be back on Troglodyte sculpting duty imminently! Prodos have also sent in sculpting reinforcements with work starting on the Orcs and the [REDACTED BY ORDERS OF THE KHOVEN GRALSKA BABA]… In the meantime we thought you would like to see Gregor’s excellent painting of a Dwarf NCO!