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Lord Ekard Inactive Member06 Aug 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

Fireforge Games is proud to announce a new big project:
Forgotten World, a new range of fantasy models in hard plastic multi-part 28mm scale highly customizable

WHY KICKSTARTER?
Fireforge Games has not enough resources to release togheter all the new fantasy kits, so we will ask for the help of all hobbysts to bring on the wargame and roleplay market these new figures. The campaign will be launched probably during September and we would like to show the preview of the kickstarter page during august. The release of the models if the project will be a success, should be for april-may 2019.
If the campaign will be a success, Fireforge Games has plans to release a lot more new ranges for the fantasy line.

THE MODELS
This campaign will search funds to release 2 factions: The Northmen and The Living Dead, each faction will receive 3 different hard plastic multi-part kit

The material
Plastic models will be in hard plastic (or HIPS, that it is NOT pvc plastic), is the exactly same plastic used by companies like Games Workshop, Perry Miniatures and other companies. It is the best that someone can offer for your models. Our company from birth, has always offered the best in materials. The plastic used for our kits will be made in EU, under our quality control. We avoided the production in China because we were not satisfied by the quality of the Hard Plastic offered (for example plastic HIPS lances made in china break too easily).

Scale comparison (we will try to do better pictures of cavalry models soon)

THE NORTHMEN
Northern Warriors: the city defense of the Northern Kingdom, the backbone of any northern army.
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 12 models. You will be able to equip up to 12 spearmen OR up to 12 swordsmen OR up to 6 with two handed spears.
The box will also include a command option to assemble leader, musician and standard bearer.
The box will include 12 20x20mm square bases AND 12 25mm diameter round bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, torsos, arms, shields, legs, daggers, scabbards, pouches and bags
Some pictures of painted prototypes (final models will be better):



Northern Bowmen: expert hunters in the dangerous northern forests, explorers, perfect to weaken the enemy armies
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 12 models. You will be able to equip up to 12 bowmen with arrows in the hand, up to 6 bowmen that just released the arrow, up to 6 of the arrows can be assembled like flaming arrows, up to 4 models with hoods covering the heads.
The box will also include a command option to assemble leader, musician and standard bearer.
The box will include 12 20x20mm square bases AND 12 25mm diameter round bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, torsos, arms, legs, daggers, quivers, arrows on the ground, flaming braziers, flames to put on the arrows, pouches and bags
Some pictures of painted and unpainted prototypes (final models will be better):



Northern Cavalry: lesser nobles useful as faster units on the battlefield to take the enemy behind
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 6 models. You will be able to equip up to 6 horsemen with swords, up to 6 horsemen with lances.
The box will also include a command option to assemble leader, musician and standard bearer.
The box will include 6 25x50mm square bases AND 6 75x42mm oval bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, torsos, arms, shields, legs, daggers, scabbards, pouches and bags
Horses will be 3 different pair of half-bodies with 3 different heads and 3 different tails (to assemble how do you like)
Some pictures of painted and unpainted prototypes (final models will be better):


THE LIVING DEAD
Peasants: fresh villagers just infected by the plague
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 12 models. You will be able to equip up to 2 models with the same weapon like pitchforks, cleaver, scythe, hoe, shovel, big axe and butcher knife.
The box will include 12 20x20mm square bases AND 12 25mm diameter round bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, bodies, arms
Some pictures of painted and unpainted prototypes (final models will be better):


Soldiers: dead soldiers from different kingdom now part of one army
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 12 models. You will be able to equip up to 12 spearmen OR up to 8 swordsmen OR up to 2 with war axe OR up to with war mace OR up to 6 with two handed spears.
The box will also include a command option to assemble leader, musician and standard bearer.
The box will include 12 20x20mm square bases AND 12 25mm diameter round bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, bodies, arms, shields, arrows to apply as suffered hits, two handed spears.
Some pictures of unpainted prototypes (final models will be better):

Knights: veterans from a far past resurrected by necromancer's spells
- the box will allow you to assemble up to 6 models. You will be able to equip up to 6 knights with swords, up to 6 knights with lances, up to 2 knights with morning star, up to 2 knights with battle axe, up to 2 knights with war mace.
The box will also include a command option to assemble leader, musician and standard bearer and a dire dog.
The box will include 6 25x50mm square bases AND 6 75x42mm oval bases
Models will have the following separate parts: heads, torsos, arms, shields, legs, scabbards
Horses will be 3 different pair of half-bodies with 3 different heads and 3 different tails and 3 separated bardings (to assemble how do you like)
Some pictures of painted and unpainted prototypes (final models will be better):

THE RULES
Togheter with the new figures, Fireforge Games is working on a ruleset to play with. The ruleset will allow you to play skirmish games or bigger regimented battles. We are in alpha working for now and the beta should be available for the launch of the campaign. We will reveal something about the rules in the future before the starting of the campaign and we will ask to people to join the beta testing to obtain a fun, strategic set of rules.

For any further info, please contact us or visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fireforge.Games.Miniatures

Cyrus the Great06 Aug 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

I'm definitely interested!

Thomas Thomas06 Aug 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

When does the Kickstarter begin. I can see these troops battling for the Iron Throne using Knights & Knaves already.

The Others have clearly been at work…

Can you also include proper heeter/pavise type shields for the Northerners?

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame & Glory Games

Cyrus the Great06 Aug 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Read Why Kickstarter and you'll answer your own question.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

Box of 12 infantry strikes me as rather few, compared with say Frostgrave plastics. The zombies look good.

Cyrus the Great06 Aug 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

Box of 12 infantry strikes me as rather few, compared with say Frostgrave plastics.

A lot depends on price point.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 2:39 a.m. PST

Well yes, it does depend on price as to whether they are good value. My point was more that Fireforge have previously released plastics in larger boxes and these are rank and file figures (not specialists) so I remain surprised.

Lord Ekard Inactive Member07 Aug 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Hi cornelius, we made a different work here

Our previously releases, tried to give customers an high number of good models. We thought in past that our figures were used mostly for regimented battles.

There weren't all these rules to play skirmish battles with our figures.

In fantasy wargames, the use of large battle rules is decreasing, by the other side the quality of the models of this market is really high. You don't need anymore a lot of models, but do you want that your models will be wonderful.

This is why our company for this project focused completely of the quality of the models, working on new ways to do figures (like new joint system of the model parts), adding more details on the sculpts and creating a lot of accessories to customize them.

This of course increased a lot the production cost. The new fantasy boxes will have a different price by our usual historical kits

Naturally, what we learned on that work will be used to increase the quality of our future historical production

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 4:46 a.m. PST

Lord Eckard thanks your quick response. I look forward to the finished product.

Lord Ekard Inactive Member09 Aug 2018 3:53 a.m. PST

Another preview of the models you will be able to assemble with the Living Dead Knights set

Cyrus the Great09 Aug 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

I would choose these over the Oathmark box of humans.

Lord Ekard Inactive Member10 Aug 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

Lord Ekard Inactive Member24 Aug 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

We finally published a preview of our kickstarter campaign, you can check it here:

link

Note: by mobile phone it is necessary to enlarge the page to see the pledge levels

Thomas Thomas24 Aug 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Lord Ekard:

Thanks for the update – I'm in.

Thanks also for the size comparison to the new Cool Mini Song of Ice and Fire line – looks like yours will fit in nicely.

I've used and recommended FireForge historicals for House Wolf for sometime for players of A Game of Knights & Knaves the Fire & Ice Expansion and these will only increase that rec.

Likewise at the end of a full Battle for the Throne campaign we sometimes have the survivors faced with a reanimated army from the frozen north – these figures are perfect for that as well as their otherly creators on reanimated horses (not skeleton). Love the crow peeking at the undead – just need a full murder to do the job right!

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame & Glory Games

Lord Ekard Inactive Member28 Aug 2018 9:34 a.m. PST

Kickstarter link is now available here: link

We made some changes on our campaign to try to listen your feedbacks. We changed stretch goals adding the possibility to get the stretch goal characters in hard plastic instead of resin, adding the possibility to unlock a plastic set for living villagers (Folk Rabble). We did what we can to listen your requests and suggestions, now we can only ask for you help to share our project and to search more people joining this campaign to unlock everything.

We changed the pledge levels, that are the following:

€1.00 EUR Supporter (to donate 1 to project or to get one box and/or add-ons)

€15.00 EUR Forgotten World Rulebook (1 copy of the rules A4 format, full colour, paperback and add-on access)

€32.00 EUR Beginner (2 boxes of your choice and add-on access)

€48.00 EUR Living Dead Horde (3 living dead boxes of your choice, FREE stretch goals of Living Dead characters when unlocked and add-on access)

€48.00 EUR Northmen Detachment (3 northmen boxes of your choice, FREE stretch goals of northmen characters when unlocked and add-on access)

€64.00 EUR Soldier (4 boxes of your choice, FREE stretch goal characters when unlocked and add-on access)

€96.00 EUR [lexicon]Veteran[/lexicon] (6 boxes of your choice, FREE stretch goal characters when unlocked and add-on access)

€128.00 EUR LIMITED EARLY BIRD (8 boxes of your choice, FREE Kickstarter exclusive figures, FREE stretch goal characters when unlocked and add-on access)

€144.00 EUR Forgotten World Starter Set – 108 models + tokens + rules (FREE Kickstarter exclusive figures, FREE stretch goal characters when unlocked and add-on access)

We changed also retailer pledges and uploaded Shipping infos and infos about our future set of rules. Naturally we are still working on

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