Lead Adventure: Bruegelburg – A day at the fair
Ein neuer Kickstarter für die Bruegelburg-Reihe läuft an.
The aim of this project is to produce a new range of 28mm white metal fantasy miniatures for collectors and for use in rpg and tabletop wargames.
The figures have been sculpted by Igor Karpov, known for his work on the Ratnik/Lead Adventure Astropolis, Dwarves, Post-Apocalyptic and previous Bruegelburg ranges.
Somewhere in the rainy North, not too far from the coast of the Great Ocean, lies a bustling city state. Sitting on a crossroads of highways and rivers, it has become a major trade nexus for the continent. The dark of the Middle Ages has not yet fully vanished, and the light of the Renaissance does not yet reach all the shady spots found in the shadows of the great merchant houses. The name of this place: Bruegelburg.
“Are you going to Bruegelburg Fair?” rings out the call once the harvest season is done. As the great traders convene from near and far to close deals, purchase and sell wares and renew acquaintances, a great market springs up around the Grand Hall of the Traders’ Guild. People from all over town and the surrounding villages and countryside travel to the city for work, groceries and leisure. Springing up from a handful of villages at the confluence of the Mussel River to the mighty Rhâus, Bruegelburg had been a nexus of trade in the western lands since its early days. It is here that the land-bound trade routes to the Dwarven fiefs of the Hazy Hills start, which then go on beyond that mighty mountain range to cross the steppes towards the fortress-towns of the Gardariki and the fabled realm of Noresmi; to the north and west, vessels sail down the Rhâus towards the great sea, ultimately bound for the Norskelag and the newly-discovered countries beyond the ocean. Still, trade caravans and sailing ships are slow, and travel from town to town takes days, weeks or even months. For this, the Bruegelburg Fair provides an annual meeting venue worth the long and arduous voyage; traders from all over the known world gather to strike deals to be completed over the coming months, some before the winter storms prevent ocean travel, others to set out in spring on calmer seas and snow-free roads. A lot of local goods, from small farmers to wealthy weavers are offered as well, and the populace of the Bruegelland takes the opportunity to stock up on supplies. The Grand Hall of the Traders’ Guild becomes a busy place. The venerable stone basilica has seen many fairs over the years, but given recent discoveries and inventions, its greatest days of trade may yet be to come.
Exklusive Mini – Balalaika Maiden:
Balalaika Maiden: The Gardariki Trade Caravans always include entertainers, poets and the like as well as the more pecuniary-inclined. When the day’s work is done, they string up a tune to entertain at the banquet table.