There's nothing like good timing. Via Tabletop Gaming News, and Mongoose Publishing
The morning of Thursday 13th September sees the launch of an exciting new Kickstarter project, bringing you Block War, the first supplement for the Judge Dredd miniatures game!
The Judge Dredd miniatures game features a completely free to download rulebook and has been running with the support of its fans for two years now. It is a 28mm skirmish-level science fiction miniatures game based on the iconic 2000AD comic strip where players take a force or faction from Mega-City One and prepare to do battle on the streets! Full campaign rules are integrated into the game, and feature a system whereby weaker forces are never at a disadvantage – even a lowly gang of street punks can take on Judge Dredd and his cohorts if you have enough reinforcements!
You can see how the Judge Dredd miniatures game works in play and what it looks like for free, simply by downloading the rulebook from here.
We have now started work on the first supplement, Block War, which introduces more scenarios, weapons, challenges and, of course, rules for a new range of models. The Block War supplement, like the main rulebook, will be completely free to download, and always will be.
So, why do we need your help?
Well, we have a huge list of models requested by fans of the game, including everything from a Sov Invasion Force to the Dark Judges! They will all be playable in the game with rules provided in Block War but Mongoose Publishing is a small company and we can only bring out a few models at a time. However, with your kind help, we will be able to bring out models on a more regular basis and be more ambitious with them, keeping the Judge Dredd miniatures game fresh and interesting, as you will always have new enemies to fight on the tabletop!
To this end, we have a variety of pledge levels that we hope will either get you into the Judge Dredd miniatures game for the first time, or encourage you to expand your forces, along with the odd unique collector’s item. These are some of the highlights.
Law-Abiding Citizen $5: Get yourself a miniature of the toughest judge on the streets, Judge Dredd. Post-free, to anywhere in the world.
Cadet $20: Get yourself the ultimate in Justice machinery, the Lawmaster bike, with judge. Post-free, to anywhere in the world.
Rookie Judge $30: Get yourself immersed in the world of Mega-City One with a box set containing a complete force for the Judge Dredd miniatures game. Post-free, to anywhere in the world. You may select one already available or any unlocked by our stretch goals.
Street Judge $60: Get yourself and a friend immersed in the world of Mega-City One with two box sets containing two complete forces for the Judge Dredd miniatures game, so you and a friend can dive right in. Post-free, to anywhere in the world. You may select two sets already available or any that are unlocked by our stretch goals.
Academy of Law Tutor $90: Grab a piece of history with the last Limited edition, Metal-bound, D20-version of the Judge Dredd RPG. Post-free, to anywhere in the world. there will only be one of these!
Senior Judge $100: Take the Law to the streets in a major way with the massive Manta Prowl Tank. Cast in resin, this is truly the ultimate way to stop a Block War in its tracks. Post-free, to anywhere in the world.
Council of Judges $300: Bring blood to the streets of Mega-City One by grabbing all ten currently available box sets, giving you ten different forces to start playing with! Post-free, to anywhere in the world. Additional box sets may be added by our stretch goals.
Chief Judge $950: Get everything from the Law-Abiding Citizen, Cadet, Brit-Cit, Senior and Council of Judges levels, plus one each of all new models released in the Judge Dredd line in 2012 and 2013. Post-free, to anywhere in the world. You may select one already available or any that is unlocked by our stretch goals.
Mayor of Mega-City One $1,000: See a new Mega-City One character named after you and sculpted in your likeness, complete with back story and rules, along with a studio-quality painted model of the final design sent to you, post-free, anywhere in the world.
We also have an easy-to-reach stretch goal that will start the process of bringing the new models to you a great deal quicker than might otherwise be possible, including Walter the Wobot!
Remember, this all starts on the morning of Thursday 13th September, so get ready and may your Lawgiver always fire true!