Thursday, October 17, 2013
Recently, Antimatter Games launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the revamp (complete with new miniatures) of their Shadowsea skirmish game. This is the sister game to the lovely DeepWars, set on the surface of the Underlands. The rules will be updated to be compatible with DeepWars, and indeed both rulesets can be played simultaneously (which could make for some interesting games!)
Ever since I got into DeepWars, I have been nothing but impressed with the quality and detail of Antimatter Games' products. They turn out a great ruleset, with beautiful figures and great customer support. The price per figure is a bit more, but you usually need less than 10 models for a well-rounded force, so it is a relatively cheap game to play.
The campaign has reached it's funding goal (horray!) but it is slowing down currently as they try to unlock stretch goals. There is some really awesome stuff to be had, and some great deals available. Some sculpts have been mostly finished, and pictures have been posted, which I will copy here:
To make things even better, Antimatter Games recently acquired the Dragonblood line of miniatures from Cavalcade miniatures, who are closing down. The Dragonblood miniatures were the original miniatures sculpted for ShadowSea, so they are now available as part of this campaign. Backers really are spoilt for choice!
Here's to hoping we can get some more backers in the last two weeks and unlock a plethora of new models from the stretch goals. I really want those Sunless Kingdoms models :)