Ok, so this is the second kickstarter from Oathsworn I pledged to, and boy do they not know how to run a kickstarter.
- They included an extra figure and a resin Dragon's nest as a "Thank You" to the backers -- not a stretch goal, but just as extras. Ok, functionally it's the same as a stretch goal but they didn't have to include them since they never said "Everyone gets extra stuff when we reach so and so much money."
- Despite the extra stuff included I recieved my pledge in time. Unacceptable. The first time they were a month late, even that was ridiculous. It's simply not how Kickstarters are done.
- The figures looked exactly like the pictures we were shown during the kickstarter. No change of design, no change of material. Surprise!
- Clear communications during the casting and sending out processes so everyone knew what was going on.
|Yes that pose.|
Enough soap-boxing, on to the miniatures.
I went for the Basic Dungeoneers pledge featuring seven figures, all classic Dungeons and Dragons character classes: (Human) Rogue, Fighter, Cleric, Magic user, Elf, Halfling and Dwarf. Back then only humans had classes the non-humans were their own class if I remember correctly. The extra figure included is a pregnant woman in a simple villager's dress and nice change. The Dragon's nest could be useful as an objective or just scenery -- maybe dangerous terrain?
|Elf, Fighter, Cleric, Magic User and Rogue.|
|Dwarf, Halfling, a pregnant villager and a Dragon's nest with eggs and loot.|
The only critique I have -- and it's a small one -- is that the poses is perhaps a little bit flat, because of casting issues. As we now get accustomed to multipart plastic models and the 3D wizardery GW is doing with their slide mold technology these figures do look a bit 1990s. But that's the only quibble. They will work extremely well in Frostgrave as well as Open Combat, or any other fantasy skirmish or roleplaying game.
For those of you that missed the kickstarter, Oathsworn will apparently have the range available in june 2016. I presume that they are just waiting for all backers to receive their figures, most applaudable. Here is their website: http://www.oathswornminiatures.co.uk/