Ben Jarvis
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Hi all!

Our campaign is a few days off but I thought I should get a thread started and introduce the game and the awesome character miniatures that come with it!

So... Armoured Syndicate is a miniatures based board-game set in the ruins of Las Vegas about 100 years in the future. With the west having been abandoned to the deserts as global temperatures rose, the abandoned cities have been bought up by corporations for salvage rights.... You can play either the 'Dromeda Corp' landlords with their robotic enforcers and sentinel drones OR the 'Dead Crows' a gang of outlaws and mercenaries with underworld backers who have been tasked with stealing items and data from the city ruins


The game has been written by legendary game designer Mark Latham who has designed or been involved with, many of the biggest games of recent years including: Sedition Wars, Legends of the Old West, Trafalgar, Waterloo, the Walking Dead: All Out War, Broken Legion, Batman Miniature Game, Marvel Universe Miniatures Game, Star Wars: Edge of Empire RPG and many others.... so the game play is fast, exciting and original.

The core of the game is is based on a unique 'cash-flow' system where each player receives a 'salary' each turn based on the characters they have on the board... the winner is always decided by a player's 'banked funds' so each turn you have to decide how much to invest and how much to spend on activating your characters and trying to MAKE money by achieving objectives.

The game plays out on 6 double-sided 10" square premium quality printed game boards (with more available in the add-ons and stretch-goals)and the boxed game contains 10 premium 'boutique' resin miniatures (again, more to be added in stretch goals) along with hundreds of cards, tokens and extra overlays for the game.


The miniatures are really characterful and pretty unique with the hard lines and sharp suits of the corporate forces contrasting with the desert-worn rough look of the mercenaries and their mechanical muscle.




Coming from a miniature painting and design background (UK slayer sword 2009) for me it's all about the miniatures being beautiful and super-detailed. This game is all about the characters and the special skills they bring to the table so taking the time to assemble and paint a handful of REALLY nice models hopefully will be a pleasure for people even in this time of 1-piece plastic models for every new game!

We have a load of awesome stretch-goals set up and some add-on models from the start that will build to a range of over 22 models available for the core game if we break them all. We will also have a full third faction that will be unlocked with their own scenarios and new game-boards. The 'Vegas Freaks' will include robot strippers, genetic mutants and giant robotic rabbits that have broken free from a theme park...

To give a little background, Black Phoenix Games is the new name for my commercial projects but this won't be my first Kickstarter or first game launched having successfully launched both the 'Mechabrick' LEGO-compatible mech combat game on Kickstarter a few years back and done a few smaller campaigns for my 'Etch-Master' photo-etch miniature detailing parts. We've created and fulfilled a few projects now so we 'know the ropes' and are confident we can deliver a pretty awesome game on time and on budget! It also helps that the first few of the miniatures for Armoured Syndicate have been in production and on sale for nearly two years now so we can prove the quality of the products!

We are really looking forward to showing off some more info on the game and some pictures of some of the stretch-goals, PLUS some game-play footage over the next few days!

If you'd like to subscribe to hear when the campaign goes live (other than us posting on here of course!) then drop us an e-mail with the subject 'SYNDICATE' to: kickstarter@armouredsyndicate.com

Thanks all!

Ben
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Ben Jarvis
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We go LIVE tomorrow!!!

at 5pm UK time (9:00am US Pacific time) tomorrow (Wednesday 12th) we launch on Kickstarter!

Check out the awesome miniatures, game-play demos etc on our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/armouredsyndicate/

There are some great early-bird offers up for grabs and you can subscribe to our e-mail mailing-list to get a FREE miniature when you pledge and hear of the launch before anyone else!

Just e-mail us with the subject: 'SYNDICATE' to: kickstarter@armouredsyndicate.com

Here we go!!!!
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We are LIVE and funded!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackphoenix/armoured-s...

We are now rapidly smashing through stretch goals and the 'Director' level pledge is now looking pretty darn sweet at £120 (about $145 US) and is getting sweeter by the day as new free items unlock!

Here's the new miniatures unlocked so far:



Lots more cool stretch-goals to go and things to be unlocked over the coming days!!!


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