Kickstarter update

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Kickstarter update

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Listening to backers

Spartan Games has chosen to end its Modular Terrain Kickstarter project after feedback from customers and potential backers sent us back to the drawing board. We’ve always been firm fans of listening to customer feedback, and what became clear with our Kickstarter was that different parts of our project appealed in different ways to gamers, with our concept of generic terrain not hitting enough sweet spots.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our backers for supporting us.

So what does this mean now?

Our design team are now busily splitting off various elements of the project and extending them into less ‘generic’ ideas, and making them more ‘vertical’ in their nature. We are still firm believers in the modular idea of the terrain, so we will instead now realise the concept as a series of discrete projects that are more focussed on a genre and scale. Examples of this include our fantastic 10mm scale scenery for Firestorm Planetfall, terrain for Dystopian Wars in 1/1200th scale and our 28mm scale sci-fi terrain for Firestorm Spec Ops.

Look out for more announcements from Spartan Games over the coming months as we take our initial idea and, utilising your superb feedback, make an even better series of products.

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Understanding how it all works

We’ve had a number of backers ask us to illustrate further how the terrain will work. We’ve put together this handy pdf guide to building our terrain for you to download and read at your leisure. It really helps to show the possibilities this universal modular terrain system affords you.

Of course we will be bringing you more photography, renders and other exciting previews over the course of this Kickstarter, so keep checking back for more updates.

First Gallery Update

Terran Alliance troopers board a Dindrenzi Frigate...

Terran Alliance troopers board a Dindrenzi Frigate…

Adding a simple second level, with some acrylic floors...

Adding a simple second level, with some acrylic floors…

Building standalone complexes is quick and easy. Again we use acrylic, this time for walls...

Building standalone complexes is quick and easy. Again we use acrylic, this time for walls…

Same base connectors, but this time highly detailed resin walls and floors are added, along with some fantastic accessories...

Same base connectors, but this time highly detailed resin walls and floors are added, along with some fantastic accessories…

WWII bricks and mortar this time... miniatures are from Dystopian Legions, but these could easily be WWII figures...

WWII bricks and mortar this time… miniatures are from Dystopian Legions, but these could easily be WWII figures…

Same WWII pieces, this time reconfigured on the fly into a different layout...

Same WWII pieces, this time reconfigured on the fly into a different layout…

MDF is a great medium for doing all sorts of wood effects... imagine this is a ruined mine setting for steampunk wild west!

MDF is a great medium for doing all sorts of wood effects… imagine this is a ruined mine setting for steampunk wild west!

Find out more with 2 new podcast episodes

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 139 – Spartan Games, Kickstarter and Halo (Yes, Halo!!)

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs chat to Neil Fawcett, Creative Director at Spartan Games. The guys talk about the history of the company and some projects that may see fruition this year. The podcast then goes into some depth about this Kickstarter project, and finishes with some news on the new Halo announcement.

Element 270 – Episode 22 – Halo and Kickstarter

In this episode Giles talks to Neil and Lead Game Designer Derek about some exciting news: a new space fleet game for Halo, and this exciting Kickstarter project.

A closer look at some of the artwork designs

So let’s take a look at some of the artwork designs. Here’s some of the doors, floors and walls either available as part of pledges now or soon to be added.

This artwork will help make some fantastic setups for Firestorm Planetfall and other games at these popular scales

This artwork will help make some fantastic setups for Firestorm Planetfall and other games at these popular scales

Some more specialised artwork to help theme some of the rooms you will put together as part of your layouts

Some more specialised artwork to help theme some of the rooms you will put together as part of your layouts

More specialised artwork - this time to help you set up an armoury that's already played stage to a skirmish or two!

More specialised artwork – this time to help you set up an armoury that’s already played stage to a skirmish or two!

Artwork for your classic dungeon crawl - perfect for fantasy rpgs

Artwork for your classic dungeon crawl – perfect for fantasy rpgs