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Well this is why I wanted to do a forum and post this in a conversation to sort of gauge and figure out how it would be conducted- not set in stone as of yet.
Are people not allowed to enter second hand miniatures they have repainted, or second hand miniatures that they have bought from someone who does not want them and then painted the first time?
OF COURSE, but my major concern is that I am looking to build a community and establish a customer base that will have the satisfaction of knowing their purchase goes beyond simply buying another bunch of miniatures to set on a shelf or tabletop- how it will ultimately be developed will be something that is established over time and obviously with much communication. I think if a competition is to be held with a reward of monetary value, irregardless of whether it was a $0.01 or $1,000,000.00 it only seems fair to give people who have paid for the miniatures as a first-hand product the first chance to reap that reward. And since it is an extremely minimal investment for someone already interested in the miniatures in one form or another it doesn’t seem to be such a outlandish request. Again, I don’t see an issue with using miniatures painted second-hand used for competition I would need more feedback from people who are purchasing to see if this is something they see as fair or not before ultimately choosing how it will work, if it is even done.
What is your definition of a high quality image?
Anything that could be used online or in print media that shows clear definition and detail of the object, and the image in its entirety.
I honestly dont want to seem negative, but it seems a very strict set of criteria for a $4.00 prize and cant help but think some people will be turned off, which clearly you dont want.
Again, this is not set in stone, and not necessarily strict criteria. Just establishing some level of rules for which people could expect to participate. What is a competition if it were not for rules anyways? It’s all good- whether this happens or not, this gives me some insight into how people would see such an event, and whether there is even any interests.
Are figures out there from the KS, was there a KS, sorry I forget now..?
There are figures from the KS out there, and there were several requests sent out for people who participated to be involved with the miniature promotional and advertising campaign by submitting their painted miniatures to be used for the website. I see the KS and now the miniatures finally being sold elsewhere as two different moments in development and time- two different opportunities to interact with one another.
Oh no- I do not intend to have people supplying their order info out online in a forum, merely that it would possibly be used for validation. The images would be seen publicly.
Putting words into my mouth there. 😉
As it is there has been a great bit of contribution of artists supplying high quality images of painted miniatures. I am merely wondering if the community which pays money to purchase that product, would be interested in a friendly competition to display their art- with the best voted art being given a free reward at minimal value… nothing too ‘crazy’ or out of the norm!
As I was thinking it out I thought about how easy it is to strip miniatures and repaint. 6mm Would be a cinch compared to larger scales.
What would everyone think if there were a sort of monthly competition that would allow you to paint & compete with your miniature-miniatures (6mm)? I am thinking of opening up an active submission pool where customers can submit their painted packs of miniatures for a friendly community based competition such as a painting challenge.
Essentially the pool would open and be active for challenge & rewards after ‘x’ amount of submissions by the middle of the month, let’s say the 15th of every month…
Contributors must submit their successful/shipped order ID (reference number from ZombieSmith) and high-quality images of their painted miniatures for submission to be accepted no later than the 15th of that month.
Voting will be opened up on the best-of submissions selected by a fixed number of judges- the contributions would then be voted for by the community with the total number of votes being counted by that month’s end…
The winner/s would then be chosen and notified by the 1st of the following month, and would receive a free pack of miniatures of their choosing. Repeat contributors would be allowed, but rewards for repeat contributors only allowed once every-other-month (so you can still win the honor of placing in the competition- the runners up would then receive the prize, and so on and so forth)…
Images would need to be of high-quality, and voting will be done either through here, or through Facebook. Also, contributors must surrender their images to us, so we can openly post in the competition and use for showcasing the miniatures through ads or promotional material.
Is this something people would be interested in?
See that is dangerous, Quar and these in one place!!
Hehehe… those 6mm Quar tanks would look mighty sexily clad beside some Soldurios infantry forces…
The following painted miniatures are some of the 6mm Soldurios Warriors available in the assorted pack, which contains a variance of the different styled factions and common equipment.
These particulars are wearing Celtican pattern armor & equipped with Heavy Lasers (think MG’s).
Beautiful painted by the talented Todd Farnholtz- the image shows how they can be based as well as how they scale beside a Citdael paint container.
The level of detail you can achieve on our extremely detailed models is quite astounding.
Those are pretty sweet – wish I’d known about them sooner. Where does one look for them besides on a completed Kickstarter?
Thank you very much!
The models are supposed to be going up on ZombieSmith’s website; however, being that he is rather busy it wouldn’t hurt to send him an email and ask when he would be able to to add them there. 🙂
You can find his website here: https://www.zombiesmith.com/ and his email address is [email protected] .
We do have to means to produce and sell them at the moment, so if you are interested in buying some now rather than waiting until whenever he is able to get around to adding them on his site, just send him an email and tell him however many you would like to purchase. He should have an invoice through PayPal available to you as soon as possible.
Here are a couple of images of a 6mm Soldurian Warrior painted up by Rie Kendl for her army WIP.
The first two give you a feel for the entire model, whereas the last image is a size comparison in front of a U.S. Dime.
I like how they look as thought they are an even blend of cyborg and tiki mask. That could be really fun!
Thank you for your comment! It is sincerely appreciated.
The idea is to start to fill out the general ranks within the various cultures, and progressively work towards the more extreme which might appear less human and more abstract.
I will try to get size comparisons with other models currently in the range; but as they are Giants they are considerably large. I believe these are 11mm-15mm.
Yeah, they have ‘staff weapons’ but then so did almost every major culture on Earth at some point in time in history, and there are a million model companies out there putting out those models so I am sure Soldurios won’t be the first models in the sci-fi genre to utilize such weapons. If it’s not your cup of tea that’s quite alright. 🙂
The Soldurios are a very unique bunch and the concept really portrays their blend of cultural styles into the general appearance of the model. I think the smaller scale actually allows for greater diversity in the model range as it has already developed and as it is still developing. It’s not just the scale either, when you have a large formation, or a smaller formation, you start to pick out the details that matter most on the battlefield. Attachments carrying heavier weaponry, unique headquarters units, etc. all start to matter a little more… Bigger nastier enemies ACTUALLY look BIGGER & NASTIER! :3
That being said, at this point the 28mm will just be on-hold until I can justify the expense and the time it takes to do it right… consider the 28mm models in the KickStarter a rare glimpse and prototype made available on the market for a very brief frame of time.
Going into the smaller scale is going to be a blast! There is a lot you haven’t seen but maybe read about partially. Or heard from other peeps about. I’m not going to screw around with near-future crap. These are representing a fictional, but highly advanced, space-faring and massive interstellar human existence revolving around several major cultures. Granted, there’s always that person who says, “Well how-come they do ‘this’ when they could just do ‘this’?” And my response to that is largely, just because we have nuclear armament doesn’t mean we just merrily strut around dropping nukes on everyone we go up against, and vice versa. And then imagine- you have SOOO many differences in cultures here on Earth. It would be almost unfathomable the differences which would develop and foster in the far distances of space- even with interstellar travel and unnaturally long lifespans made possible through a plethora of scientific processes.
There are stories in the works by the way… 😉 And they are bloody epic! So I hope you’ll all enjoy supporting this, taking part in its early stages, and helping make this thing a realty. Sooner than later they’ll be in your hands, and sooner than later- you’re going to start to see more awesomeness. :3
He Lonnie, just wanted to let you know I’ve put a shout out for your kickstarter on Planet Ares VI like I promised. I’ve also shared it on a number of the google+ groups and other forums that I frequent. Once my paycheck rolls in I’ll be chipping in on the kickstarter too. Cheers, Stroezie.
Thanks Stroezie; I appreciate this so very much and glad that you are so supportive. And I want to reaffirm that as posted in the KickStarter and elsewhere that I will be doing my best to add more miniatures in at the various pledge levels according to how the molds fare with the models. We should know just before the KickStarter ends how many more models can be added to the various packs. Unfortunately this was something we had to ballpark with ideas like the 4-legged quadruped and the high level of detail on the 6mm/Epic-scale infantry.
The new “Yakuzatek Kill Team” pledge (the one that’s all quadrupeds) is intriguing. I’m still trying to stay rational about this, though. The present strength of the dollar is still making my eyes water. I see there’s also a new pledge for the 28mm figures alone. Unfortunately I’m only interested in having one each of the three poses (for small-scope skirmish/adventure gaming), so 15 for $85 isn’t for me.
I understand what you’re saying and I hope that you happened to catch the updates as well. Basically we are adding miniatures to the pledges as much as we can to reach a more comparable market value for your hard-earned currency. Due to the high level of detail on these, and the exotic sculpts on a few, the molds will be the most deciding factor in just how many more we can add to the pledges.
I had added in a few to balance out shipping costs, but the additional miniatures that will be added when the molds are revealed will be (hopefully!) significantly greater and thus you’ll be getting more whoop-ass for your money. This should occur within the next day or so…
However, the current 28mm are not going to be commercially available in their existent incarnation after the KickStarter. They are going to be as limited as to however many are ordered through the KickStarter!
Thus- they might become some of the most sought after 28mm miniatures once the KickStarter ends- you will likely NEVER see them in market again as they currently exist. I already have plans to begin re-sculpting the 28mm line to match the level of detail and poses found in the smaller 6mm/Epic-scale. I have no intentions to sell anymore than a limited quantity of the 28mm you see now, and all packs ordered through the KickStarter will be numbered.
Hey guys, sorry I hadn’t posted in this section earlier.
So here we have classic Epic 40k posed next to some of our Battle Ready Crows Miniatures’ standard Soldurios Warrior infantry.
A tad larger than 40k, but seeing as how these models are insanely detailed for their size, and can be used to represent individual characters as well as massed unit formations I think it works out perfectly.
You may pre-order these miniatures through pledges on KickStarter; available below.
In the future, depending on how well we do with pre-orders for our first releases, there will be entire packs (32) of specific factions, etc… Oh yes…
The Soldurios Warrior models (Green) are in fact a bit larger than your typical 6mm and might even be closer to 7mm.
The detail is amazing, as can be seen throughout the KickStarter, and there is certainly no lack of personality in each individual model.
When we are able to we will provide a comparison shot featuring all of these models next to each other with the 4-legged nanotech humans included as well.
Within the coming week or two we also hope to provide images featuring painted examples.
You can view all of our models at our KickStarter, which is updated regularly, and read more about the product there.
So I spoke with ZombieSmith, it seems that his office workplace recently relocated and they have a lot of stuff going on- he is searching for comparative models but it will be at least another day or two before he is able to locate some as they settle into their new location.
I’m mulling over this thing, partly because I’m also drawn to those limited production 28mm figures. But it may not be an expenditure I can justify right now, so no promises. The superhuman size of the 6mm figures I can easily work with, they can just as well represent larger-than-human aliens in my 6mm sci-fi collection, or I can use them as the human supersoldiers they’re intended to be. The $2.50 per figure cost of the quadrupeds is an issue but not necessarily a dealbreaker – I understand that complex figures like that are more expensive to mould and cast. The mix of multiple cultural styles of armour/equipment in the same set of figures does however give me pause. I’m not exclusively aiming to game the “official” setting so mixing them all into the same unit may not work for me, but building units out of a single pose doesn’t work for me either. I’d rather have the faction-specific packs mentioned to be planned later releases, but obviously (or presumably) those won’t happen unless the crowdfunding stage for these initial packs is successful. So that’s a dilemma for me. I’ll join Stroezie in asking some questions:
- By what standard are the 6mm figures bigger than “normal” humans? That is to say, in regard to the height of a normal human, is the range designed to be “true” 6mm or more like 7mm which is what many “nominal 6mm” ranges are these days? To provide an example of what I mean, the Defeat in Detail range of Epic-inspired figures has really been designed around the 7mm mark, and then there are space marine equivalents in that range which (I hear) are more like 8-9mm tall so as to stand out as superhuman among the ordinary 7mm tall humans. Are your figures comparable to that standard?
- How big are the 28mm figures? Do they also stand considerably taller than ordinary humans in that scale?
- What’s the cause for concern regarding GoFundMe? That’s an honest question, I’m not very experienced with crowdfunding. And now that there’s both a GoFundMe campaign and a Kickstarter campaign, is there any difference or does it really not matter (for me as a customer) which of the two I choose, if I ultimately decide to pledge?
Thank you. I understand the pause; I wanted to cover a bit of ground with each aspect as opposed to just one at a time. This way it will give people an idea of what to expect from posing in-general and the difference in appearance each group may have.
Keep in mind too, that the ultimate goal is to publish a rule-set/s that allows for skirmishing in formations as well as dungeoneering in campaign or for role-play. So this is essentially a group of combatants that could just as easily be adventurers.
Actually the miniatures are being sent directly to the caster first. I did this as to avoid any unnecessary costs, delays, or mishaps that might occur as a result of shipping (I have a couple years experience working in various parts of the delivery/shipping industry and know those occur all the time…).
However, I am working with ZombieSmith to get some comparison shots this evening for everyone. It seems they are most likely closer to 7mm… err… as a particular ‘other model range’ was used as a comparison when sculpting. And not Space Marines. 😀
“Basically the number one reason I seemed to be getting from feedback was that GoFundMe itself is apparently often used as a tool for people with nefarious reasons, and that GoFundMe does not accept all forms of payment that KickStarter does. So… hopefully this helps resolve those fears and obstacles.”
I am still running the GoFundMe. I am a very honest person; I just want to do what works, and the only reason I used GoFundMe was that I decided to move away from KickStarter after the failure to launch the 28mm there.
The 28mm did not succeed because I only had those three sculpts, and people were wanting a whole line-up to choose from, which at the time was impossible for me to afford.
I am very certain that the 28mm sculpts’ molds, which will be produced for a limited time only following this KickStarter, might remain on the shelf for a long time, if not the molds for them destroyed altogether… we’ll see what happens.
All pledgees on the GoFundMe will receive the same rewards at the same levels. There is no difference between the two as far as I am concerned. When the KickStarter ends I will reward both according to the pledges. 🙂
So due to concerns over the campaign being created on a GoFundMe I have decidedly moved to hosting a KickStarter campaign as well.
The goal is to succeed and to produce a vast array of miniatures and ultimately an entire rule-set to create a outstanding miniatures game.
If you do not mind please consider stopping by either; if KickStarter is more of your style then I would hope to see as much support as I can garner there.
Thank you all for your time and your consideration.
Lonnie (Battle Ready Crows)
Models will represent both individual characters & unit formations within the context of playing the game but of course they offer a unique appearance to preexisting collections of other models.
Here are some of the classes I have created for my game when we are able to put out the rule-set/s.
Soldurian are the majority of humanity; as such they are the typical military force encountered in adventure or campaign. Soldurious benefit from traits that allow them to fight harder faster longer, recover from wounds rapidly, survive extraordinary circumstances, and utilize advanced computer technology and weapons. Although they may be considered a common sight in the universe there is nothing average about a Soldurios Warrior.
The Celtican Trading Company is the largest mercantile naval force in the entire universe. Developed from early colonial merchants who syndicated themselves the CTC now act as the main driving force behind the universal economy. In order to protect their goods and their customers from brigands the CTC enlists highly trained personnel to accompany their shipments and provide physical safety during transport. A CTC Deckhand might be the lowest rank within the organization but they are Soldurios nonetheless and are experts in ship boarding combat.
At what cost would you pay to acquire immortality? For the Soldurian it is a slight choice between embracing humanity or forsaking their flesh for added protection and strength through genetic engineering and nanostesis. An Elite Fighter is as much an ever living symbol of obsession as it is the embodiment of sacrifice. Through advanced sciences the Elite Fighter becomes one with the bio-synthetic cells that empower them, becoming something more than human altogether, traveling a fine line between selfish narcissist and selfless-hero.
Within the Soldurian interstellar fleets are the Naval-Vespasians; career officers who have dedicated their lives to their respective militaries and often serve as admirals of fleets, captains of ships, or senior navigators appointed to special task-forces. Yet, not all Soldurios may become a Naval-Vespasian. It is a rank reserved for those with special genius or extraordinary talents that border on the realm of the supernatural. To become a Naval-Vespasian is to determine the future of humanity itself.
A PRODUCT OF BATTLE READY CROWS MINIATURES ©2016
- This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Lonnie Jones.
Interesting world-building. I never tire of the way historical themes and cultures can be twisted into countless different sci-fantasy settings, each with its own unique quirks and internal configuration. Which faction do the previewed sculpts belong to?
Yes! It’s certainly a blast; I am a big fan of anthropology. One of my most favorite historical books is 1491 which has much to do with the early peoples of North, Central, and Southern America. But I also enjoy the many aspects of so many other different cultures and the contributions each has given to the World.
Thanks for sharing some of the background with us. A few more questions have popped up on some other forums.
- People seem to be a little worried about the size of the miniatures, would it be possible to see a picture with some minis from other manufacturers?
- There seems to be some confusion as to the price of the minis 15$ for 32 regular soldiers and 15$ for 6 of the quadrupeds? I realise that this is probably only for the crowdfunder but a lot of people seem to believe this will be the retail price.
- How wil you be releasing the various factions? Faction by faction or maybe the troops first then the vehicles …
Currently the 6mm infantry are @ ZombieSmith’s awaiting molds in anticipation of some of our other figures currently finishing up. If he is able to do some comparison shots I’ll have them posted. But if they are slightly larger than a conventional human at 6mm it would be in fitting with the narrative that the vast majority of humanity in space civilizations are all based on these super-soldiers who left Earth in cryostasis and were designed as ‘perfectly’ as possible.
I tried to base the retail price as cheaply as possible knowing their details and intricacy can become a hassle in the casting process. Using some ‘other lines’ as an example I actually kept my prices a bit cheaper- as a squad of (5) from the line and particular models I used to estimate costs was actually more expensive than a group of (8) of ours. I think if we go any lower at this moment in time we won’t be able to even get them produced. However, if we find we can offer lower prices and the campaign has already funded we’ll make sure to add in additional units to cover the purchase. 🙂
The larger 4-legged models are indeed larger than the standard infantry (as they should be); they represent persons who have been enhanced using cybernetics, eugenics, and nanotechnology but this was all to scale starting with our standard forces.
From left-to-right: ‘Mayanki; Generic Soldurian, Yakuzatek, Generic Soldurian, Generic Soldurian, Celtican, Generic Soldurian, Yakuzatek’.
Currently we will be releasing sort of the first-wave of mostly generic combatants; although there are definitive cultures within the universe it will not be uncommon to see cross-cultural trends/styles in equipment or even entire groups from different cultures fighting on behalf of another. So at this point we’re just getting you going but there will be packs released in the future for specific factions and feature only that faction.
I can tell you that there is a cultural trend in each of these groups that caters to particular styles of combat. Although all are certainly to be great warrior houses, they each prefer their own methods or techniques they’ve developed and have honed.
In the future you will hopefully see such things as special operations units involving pack animals, massive armor units that would make the British Tortoise seem like a sissy, and extremely hardcore faction-based models in particular for the Nano Prophetic Kingdom that really plays into the narrative of the Mayan Conquest and their worship of technology (I mean with a ship named after the Aztec and Mayan God of life-death-rebirth being their flagship you know these guys play a pretty nasty game of combat.)
Generally releases will go; (infantry forces, vehicles, etc… 😉 ) And when we get the ball rolling I intend to start delving more into the particular factions starting with the Celticans, then the Yakuzatek, and finally the Mayanki.
Lonnie (Battle Ready Crows)
I wanted to share with you some of the backstory for these miniatures and hopefully provide a glimpse as to what may come.
Soldurios are elite warriors; still Soldurios are the face of space-faring mankind in its vast civilizations among the stars.
After leaving behind a decimated Earth which had been all but destroyed by nuclear holocaust and continual war, three major populations created from a portion of the Earth’s peoples set out in cryogenic sleep, destined to settle so much of the universe mankind could only once dream of.
The collective of various known tribes, The Falling, serves as a general term not to be applied to each tribe’s official rank or structure therein.
As of 4022 the three major tribes are named as follows:
Celticans are a genetic mix of North American & Western European designed by both regions as mankind raced into the stars expecting the unexpected. As hard-fighting soldiery the Celticans were the first group to colonize key worlds through military force during the early Colonial Period. Unfortunately, many were lost in the initial departure from Earth as disaster struck and several Harbinger ships exploded in transit. The survivors who lived to fight against alien threats settled on several Earth-like planets and now band together as a military confederation in order to protect their domain; still others roam the stars as rogues seeking fame and fortune.
China had been stricken with mass rioting following government collapse and mass causalities resulting from nuclear weapons used against it during the Third War. The Japanese government was the first to put aside differences and lend a helping hand to rebuild, and with this help came the involvement of organized Japanese crime.
The Yakuza eventually became the face of Japanese foreign aid and as China & Japan became one nation the Yakuza found themselves as volunteers when approached by Earth’s scientists looking to create super-soldiers for space exploration. Their prodigies would honor this legacy by taking their namesake and adorning their armor with traditional Japanese designs. As fiercely loyal soldiers the Yakuzatek have become the stalwart bastion of space faring mankind even when mankind remains in turmoil.
As the Earth undoubtedly plunged into its darkest moments amid the Third War, and many nations had already begun the pilgrimage for the promise that might lie in space, the Mayanki were still being produced. Desperate scientists worked around the clock for months to create them; using diverse genetic material from around the globe weaving them into a glorious manifestation of a former time when mankind built great temples and celebrated nature.
Yet, the Mayanki were predestined for betrayal as they then slept in cryostasis. The pilots of their Harbinger ships reprogrammed their coordinates setting chart for an unknown region of space. The Mayanki awoke to enslavement guided by these pilots, a visibly elite cadre calling themselves the Nano Prophetic. The Nano Prophetic has since used the Mayanki to orchestrate a bold conquest; forever unsated the Nano continue to build upon a massive empire to be worshiped as Gods by their Mayanki subjects and have amassed an incredible army to conquer space in the name of their machine messiah. The Mayanki will know no different…
UNIVERSE OF SOLDURIOS
The universe in which humanity exists has since been explored for over one thousand years. Civilizations flourish where telescopes and dreamers once only wondered, and adventure is never so far away.
The Outer Domain is the Celtican Expanse, with many inhospitable worlds. The majority of humanity in the Outer Domain lives in orbiting stations or massive interstellar ships. The few planets that are settled are cherished immensely and so preserved with the utmost care. Perhaps because the population in the Outer Domain is mostly transient the Celtican Expanse is well explored and society here has flourished as a result of a nomadic existence.
The Yakuzatek escaped hyper-dimensional travel relatively unscathed; their vast populations had been chartered to a universal Garden of Eden which they settled without much difficulty. The Inner Sanctuary, the Yakuzatek Empire, has become mankind’s cradle of life in the stars. Within the empire countless planets live in relative peace.
NANO PROPHETIC KINGDOM
The reign of the Nano Prophets over their Mayanki subjects is a harsh cycle dictated by the mysterious goals the Nano Prophets rule by. It is an ever constant rise and fall when the prophets must acquire more natural resources and so push their populations to war. The brutal conflicts which either advance their agendas or send them back from where they came define the eras mankind now exists. Beyond the violence an elaborately planned existence in an enclave of distant worlds is a utopic vision unlike many others; an unnatural paradise embodied in systematic and perfectly symmetrical cities- where great metal pyramids rise to the heavens.
A PRODUCT OF BATTLE READY CROWS MINIATURES ©2016
I hope you all enjoyed learning a bit more about these miniatures and the greater range which will follow!
MAYAN CONQUEST: 4002-4022
The Mayan Conquest is the most recent major military conflict; as a major military conflict the Mayan Conquest has seen battles fought throughout the known universe, across several galaxies, destroying entire solar systems and involving dozens of planets. However, the Mayan Conquest originally started as a strategic maneuver undertaken by the Nano Prophetic Kingdom to secure natural resources for its own massive interplanetary building projects. When rural colonies ruled by the Nano Prophetic Kingdom were pressed into harsh slavery their free merchant vessels not tethered to planetary orbit were sent on emergency dispatch orders towards Yakuzatek space seeking military aide.
Reluctantly Yakuzatek shoguns agreed to provide an observational presence which would monitor the Mayanki military concerning those rural colonies. By the time such forces arrived the Nano Prophetic Kingdom had already reinforced their ranks and openly engaged the Yakuzatek patrols. Barely escaping certain death the patrols found their way back to the Inner Sanctuary where emissaries from the Celtican Trading Company had further informed the shoguns of similar events occurring on the Celtican borders near the Outer Expanse.
Alas, the Nano Prophetic Kingdom was transitioning from a mission within its own borders to a tremendous effort involving the vast concentration of all their combat assets. At the same time a coalition led by both the Yakuzatek Empire and Celtican Trading Company, and included rebel Mayanki, was determined to push back. The entire cluster collided in combat in deep space with the Nano. Capital ships ripped one another apart as fighters dogged down bomber interceptors and destroyers made quick work of gunboats. And finally, although the coalition had put up a hell of a fight, the Nano went onward leaving behind incomprehensible destruction amid the darkness; cold wreckage strewn about the now silent battlefield seemed like crushed beer cans thrown carelessly into a back-alley dumpster.
After two decades of continual expansion against primarily the Yakuzatek borders the Nano Prophetic juggernaut was thought to be unstoppable. The Celtican Trading Company had conspired with disloyal Mayanki to flank the bulk of the Nano fleet and deal a death blow to their identified headquarters. With little attention being paid to the Celtican nomadic peoples, their militaries, or their merchant vessels the Celticans used their civilian and commercial spaceships to outmaneuver and outsmart their pursued target. Cornering the Nano to the edge of the Yakuzatek Empire; Celtican commercial container ships outfitted as boarding vessels evaded security in their enemy’s fleet headquarters to assault their capitol flagship, Xipe Totec.
After an intense initial strike spent rapidly dodging devastating incoming fire Celtican spaceships collided into their prey, penetrated the hull, and launched a vicious onslaught via boarding action going from ship-to-ship. The Nano Prophetic realizing their terrible ignorance steered their capitol flagship towards the nearest planet, engaged the hyper drive, hoping to destroy all besieging vessels as they were pulled into faster-than-light travel.
Thanks to the actions of Naval-Vespasian Weston A. Lehman and his command team the Celticans were able to disable the engines and steering of the Xipe Totec. During prolonged firefights and standoffs inside the spaceship Lehman and his team single-handedly captured key areas and individuals to be held as prisoners of war; ultimately stopping the Nano fleet and halting the Mayan Conquest in its tracks.
A PRODUCT OF BATTLE READY CROWS MINIATURES ©2016
Just a blurb on a particular event in the universe in which the miniatures will help portray…
- This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Lonnie Jones.
Sorry guys, I am sort of an elusive phantom at times!
Glad to hear y’all seem to be liking them; yes, they were sculpted using several ‘lines’ and their respective scale ranges as the basis for our own miniatures scaling but all center around the 6mm market. They may not be exactly 6mm, but they would fit in with 6mm rather well, especially once you get the backstory…
I went ahead and did some work on the GoFundMe to encourage everyone to get out there and support the product. Everything you see on the page with the exception of the quads are ready to rock-and-roll. The quads are missing a few top knots on their ‘helmets’ (they’re actually their skulls!).
I would like to tell you all this is going to be HUGE. We’re not just talking armies to go and fight one another, but massive cities part of interstellar empires. You’ll be able to have a massive tabletop battle, and or at the same time doing ‘dungeons’ where individuals and groups of individuals are raiding enemy strongholds for relics.
Please stay tuned, and I hope to have your support.