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One of the highlights of our recent wave 2 Kickstarter campaign was when Shane Barnbrook went huge and pledged $5,000 to "Become a Hero!". It was a real shot in the arm for the campaign and meant Shane was able to collaborate with Judgement's designers, sculptors and illustrators, to create his very own hero. The result of this collaboration was the mighty Barnascus, dwarf pyromaniac! Similar to our wave 1 backer designed heroes, Barnascus introduces something different and pushes the Judgement team to move into new areas that add a lot of variety and colour to the game. Shane was an absolute pleasure to work with and everyone involved in the Barnascus project was absolutely over the moon with the results. For the record the Barnascus illustrator was Shane L Cook and the sculptor was Tom Lishman. Here is Barnascus in all his glory, congratulations Shane, you have been carved into the history books of Judgement! :)
The hapless goblin underneath Barnascus' tank is the world famous "Itchy Nads", who makes his first appearance in the Judgement universe, however it won't be his last...
Obviously, Barnascus is another hero from our WW1/2 time line and the first to be equipped upon a mechanical device, his own personal tank platform! Barnascus is a grizzled veteran of many battles and revels in the opportunity to fight against mighty heroes from a bygone era on the shadow plan of Between.
Shane's involvement in the creation of Barnascus was not just limited to the sculpt. He was also included in the design of Barnascus' in-game rules, and once again we were able to introduce some cool themes and abilities to represent this mighty dwarf on the battle field.
Barnascus is available as an add-on via our Kickstarter late pledges, and can be added to any existing pledge level.
Barnascus is the final sculpt, to be completed, from our wave 2 range! What an awesome collection of heroes and models we now have, and we are simply so excited about getting them manufactured and onto your table-top! Full steam ahead now!Continue reading
Every sculpt we release generates hype, however there is a discernible rise in excitement when we finish a minotaur. The 54mm scale brings out the best in every race we do, however with minotaurs it is taken to the next level. The 3rd, and final, minotaur of the wave 2 kickstarter is Gendris. Where as Xyvera is old, weathered and a practicer of the dark arts, Gendris is in her prime, a powerful druid with an exceptional command of nature.
Judgement stalwart, Tom Lishman, has once again produced a magnificent sculpt and this is his 4th Judgement minotaur he has sculpted in the Judgement range. The only wave 2 sculpts remaining are Al'garath, Skye, Barnascus and Vujasha, so we are on the home stretch!
We have put in an enormous amount of work preparing for the wave 2 Kickstarter. Even though we have an abundance of knowledge gained from our 1st one, we raised the bar so much this time around that it pushed us to the limit. The reaction from each and every illustration and sculpt has been amazing, as the team behind the scenes collectively made the decision to exceed all expectations, and do something special this time around.
We are ready to pull the trigger on this, so thought, why wait until the 1st of April? Why indeed? So without further ado, we have decided to launch the wave 2 Kickstarter in just 2 days time.
Wave 2 Kickstarter go-live times:
Chicago - Thursday, 22nd @ 8:30am
Sydney - Thursday, 22nd @ 12 midnight
London - Thursday, 22nd @ 1pm
Berlin - Thursday, 22nd @ 2pm
We are pumped for this, and regardless of how well we go with our funding goal, we would like to thank each and every person that has contributed to this Kickstarter. That includes the early Judgement adopters, the players who through their enthusiasm and support have spurred us on in times of doubt. We said from day 1 we are in this for the long haul, that we want to build a thriving world wide Judgement community, and we have not wavered on that one bit. The wave 2 Kickstarter is another important step on that journey. We hope you choose to join us. :)
To celebrate the Kickstarter and further whet your appetite we chose to reveal the Zaffen Ironhelm sculpt to you in all its glory!
Mr Tom Lishman, takes bow! The man just seems to get better with each sculpt and Zaffen is a beauty. A fantastic interpretation of Shane's illustration, and without doubt the best scenic base of the range.
Bring on wave 2 I say. :)Continue reading
Ever since we released Haksa's illustration 6 weeks ago, he has been one of the most highly anticipated sculpts from our wave 2 Kickstarter, and the finished product did not disappoint. Tom Lishman's interpretation of Shane L Cook's illustration is absolutely spot on, and we are rapidly running out of superlatives to describe our amazing range wave 2 sculpts.
In the blog post Gods & Usurpers, we revealed insights into the background of Haksa, who is one of the more interesting players in the unfolding Judgement story. Haksa has remained true to the old gods, resisting the rise in popularity the demi-gods have enjoyed, and most of all he despises the rift the new gods have caused to his people. Kruul, a witchdoctor that has embraced the demi-gods remains Haksa's arch rival, and we have plenty in store for those two in the future.
The sculpt captures Haksa casting his level 1 fate ability Equilibrium, while a healing idol sits before him, protecting his allies. We look forward to revealing 3 more wave 2 sculpts before launching the Kickstarter page in a few weeks, and the Kickstarter proper on the 1st of April.