Thursday, 29 December 2011

World War One Fantasy - My Plans

I intend to produce a rounded force, with different troop types, before moving onto the next army. The first Army I'm working on, is Russian WW1-themed Dwarves, sculpted by Bob Olley. I'm delighted that Bob has agreed to work on this project, as he is renowned for his fantasy sculpts over many years. Once the Dwarf Army is "finished", I have plans for additional forces, including possibly an Ottoman Turkish Undead Army. These figures are designed to complement the WW1 Fantasy figures produced by Hasslefree (British-themed Kindred, or Halflings), and by Goblin Garrison (German-themed Goblins) - size comparison photos at the top left of this page.

If you like what you see, please contact me on my email address (on the right hand side of this page), and I can let you know if I have any spares available, and how to get hold of some.

I also aim to produce a set of rules, which will be easy to play, and FREE to download - these will be available shortly after Salute 2012,as I plan to use them for a game i'm staging at the UK's Largest Wargames Show.

I hope you like the figures that have been produced todate - the first bunch consists of a rifle squad of ten figures advancing, including an officers, NCO, and a LMG. The second bunch of figures i've produced consists of five specialists - a engineer, sniper, flamethrower, grneadier, and medic/runner. All figures are designed with a simple cup joint between their shoulders, and the head separate - this is to allow for maximum variation of headgear. Needless to say, some heads will suit some figures better, but I wanted to make to give the option for conversions, with as little effort as possible. I also have some additional head sprues planned, which will give additional options. Three of the figures in the rifle squad also have a separate hand/rifle to allow for variation of pose/ease of conversion.

The next bunch of figures is already in the planning stages, and will include Dwarf cossacks mounted on ponies.

Finally, please note, that this is strictly my hobby, not a business. I don't intend to make any profit from this project, and all proceeds, after the costs of making them is deducted, will be reinvested back into making more figures for the range. I will attempt to answer any requests for figures, or questions about the rules (once they are published) in a timely fashion - like I say though, this is purely my hobby, so please be patient.