von BK-Christian | 29.03.2018 | eingestellt unter: Fantasy, Kickstarter

Gravetides: Kickstarter läuft

Auf Kickstarter wird eine untote Flotte finanziert!

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We’re two brothers who are finally trying to give form to our passions through Kickstarter.

Among all the games we have played in the past, we have a soft spot for naval wargaming played with fantasy warships with strange powers, that allow to field bizarre and greatly characterized vessel models.

Our Kickstarter offers an undead naval fleet composed by resin hand sculpted models, that strive to recapture the look and the feeling of the miniatures of the last two decades of the past century, that in our minds remains the ‘golden age’ of tabletop wargaming, without renouncing to an original touch.

Even if done mainly for fun, we’ll use the response to this little crowdfunding both to test the general interest for fantasy naval wargaming, and to collect funds to invest further in our Gravetides project.

Gravetides is a dying world where naval warfare, due to the relentless rising of the seas level, is more and more prevalent, and the races that populate it fight among each other and against the common foe of the minions and creatures of The Defiler, a parasite from another plane of existence that has corrupted in strange and unnatural ways the realms it has invaded.

While the ancient peoples of the Dwarfs and the Elves are struggling day after day to resist the invasion, some the human reigns that have not yet been assimilated by the Defiler, in a desperate attempt to escape the corruption brought by the invader, have renounced their humanity, turning themselves into Necrorealms, ruled by liches, vampires and other sorts of undead, a form of warped existence that the Defiler seems unable affect.

Free from the corruption of The Defiler, the self proclaimed Necroreges – even in undeath – continue to wage war one against the other, in an unending struggle for supremacy that does not spare the other races and nations of Gravetides.

So, in the true spirit of crowdfunding, the collected pledges will be actually used to develop an idea, that without your financial support would never see the light as a real product.

Help us creating a new world!

The Ships

For the sake of simplicity, there is just one pledge, that includes an undead fleet designed and set up to be used with the most in-print, and out-of-print, naval fantasy rule sets.

Veterans of this kind of miniature games may recognize the warships included, and the corresponding composition of the fleet.

To give a taste of the spirit behind the fantasy world we are imagining, the background text of each vessel will be referred to the Gravetides universe.

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The Pledge

Pledging will grant you a fleet composed by the following undead warships.

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The undead ships models offered in this Kickstarter are carefully hand crafted like the old school miniatures whose memory they seek to recall, and they can be used with existing rule sets, as well as with the Gravetides rules if they will ever see the light.

All models will be finely cast in gray resin by a professional printer, as shown in the following pictures, that exactly depict what you will receive.

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With the exception of the Bonerammer, ships require very simple assembly, as masts, and other assorted parts (like the Drifting Mausoleum gigantic ribs) have to be glued in place.

Even if the printing process is state-of-the-art, one or two air bubbles may remain trapped in the silicone mold, and create very tiny recesses into the miniature that may have to be filled with modelling putty.

Flying Monsters

The undead fleet takes often a tactical advantage by including Flying Monsters such as the Revenant and the DracoMort.

The Flying Monsters models can be unlocked during the course of the campaign, and added to the other single models Add Ons already described.

Just add them to your pledge just by increasing it by their relative amount.

These models haven’t been sculpted yet, but the following sketches will give you an idea of how they will be produced.

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  • Revenant: 4.200 Euro Stretch Goal
  • Dracomort: 5.200 Euro Stretch Goal

Die Kampagne läuft noch 24 Tage.

Quelle: GRAVETIDES – An undead fleet for naval fantasy wargaming


Chefredakteur von Brückenkopf-Online und Tabletop Insider. Seit 2002 im Hobby, erstes Tabletop Warhammer Fantasy (Dunkelelfen). Aktuelle Projekte: Primaris Space Marines, Summoners (alle Fraktionen), Deadzone/Warpath (Asterianer und Enforcer), Kings of War (Basilea und Oger), Dropfleet Commander (PHR).

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  • Das sieht teilweise echt ansprechend aus. Was jedoch dieses Warzenschwein/Zahn-Schiff darstellen soll, bleibt mir verborgen.

    So nett solche Projekte auch sind und Kickstarter dafür gemacht ist, so sehr frage ich mich dann aber doch stets, wer solche Sachen fundet.
    Für Uncharted Seas oder ähnliches sicher brauchbar, aber ob die Jungs dann ein eigenes System dazu rausbringen dann doch noch fraglich. Ich würde da zumindest nicht vorab investieren.
    In meinen Augen sind das Modelle für die Vitrine oder den Schrank der Schande (aka Schrank der unbemalten/ungeöffneten Modelle).

    • Hab eigtl genau auf sowas für Galleys and Galleons gewartet. Der Markt für Fantasyschiffe ist ja leider nicht besonders groß…

    • Das „Warzenschwein/Zahn-Schiff“ ersetzt vermutlich ziemlich genau die untoten Wale der Bone Griffons aus Uncharted Seas. Ein „Schiff“, das rein aufs Rammen ausgelegt ist.

      Hier die Beschreibung von der Kickstarter-Seite:
      The most prominent feature of these slick and agile warships is their forward ram, that appears to be a physical continuation of the hull itself.
      Bonerammers are created by necroshaping spells that mold piles of dead bones into ship form, making these vessel look like floating shells from some twisted marine mollusk or coral.
      This bizzare vessels are infused with magical energy, that allows them to move on the battle seascape, and that if channeled through their ram, may add to the already devastating damage they can normally cause on enemy ships.

  • Wunderbar neue Schiffe für meine Uncharted Seas Flotte, wird das Spiel eigentlich noch irgendwo vertrieben?

    • … Uncharted Seas war von Spartan Games, welche letztes Jahr ihre Pforten geschlossen haben. Warcradle Studios (Wild West Exodus) haben wohl einen Teil der Lizenzen und den Vertrieb von Spartan übernommen, aber ich weiß nicht mehr ob Uncharted Seas mit dabei war!? Dystopian Wars aber definitiv.

      Ergo ist Uncharted Seas momentan eher ein nicht unterstütztes System. Ich weiß nicht mal ob es noch Miniaturen und die Regeln iwo zu Kaufen gibt!?

      Für Dreadfleet bieten sich die Schiffe aber sehr gut an, oder ManOwar ^^ …

      • Sie haben auch die Rechte an Unchartered Seas sowie an Firestorm Armada übernommen und wollen wohl einen Return on Investment. Wohl nicht dieses Jahr, und nächstes Jahr ist wohl Firestorm angesagt, aber vielleicht 2020?

      • Spartan Games haben doch sogar noch selbst Uncharted Seas eingestellt. Ich glaube, das ist eher unwahrscheinlich, dass das nochmal neu belebt wird. Dafür gäbe es mit Dystopian Wars eigentlich ein heißeres Eisen im Feuer…

      • Wenn, dann müsste US komplett aufgearbeitet werden und dann kann man auch gleich unter neuem Namen loslegen.

  • gefallen mir gut, wobei ich für meine Dreadfleet Vampirflotte mehr Schiffe im „Edel-Untoten“-Look brauchen könnte (also gotisch angehaucht)

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