The Damned: What's with Gamefound?
So why are we even doing this? Wargames Atlantic has been making 28mm hard plastic sets since 2019 - and we have over three dozen sets out there now - so why are we doing a crowdfunding campaign? There are a few reasons!
- New Blood! Our partnership with MiniWargaming helps us reach a whole new audience that have never heard of us before. And because they had a very successful campaign on Gamefound there is a whole universe of potential hobbyists who (we think!) will love what we’ve done with The Damned!
- Faster! Typically what we do is release a set (always infantry first) and then based on the reception to that set will follow infantry with either opponents or cavalry or some additional set for that particular range. This means there can be a long gap between releases (especially because we have 11 ranges and lots of factions within some of those ranges). The Gamefound campaign (if successful!) helps us bring a whole bunch of sets out all in one big shot so there’s no wait on your end to build your army.
- Deals! Using this format also lets us build in some amazing deals and create some really exciting stretch goals that will add just a ton of value to what you’re buying. It’s hard to do that sort of thing in our regular day jobs just making each set one at a time.
- A Great Experiment! We’re also really intrigued to find out what having all of the parts of an army available all at once does for the range. This probably isn’t very exciting for you to hear about but if it works the way we suspect, it would mean we’d be making more stuff at one time in the future. And as we move into putting our first rules into the world we have some ideas on how to launch whole games all at once. How this campaign works will help us figure out those next steps.
So there you have it - nothing too ground breaking. We think there are a lot of benefits to going down this road. For those of you who aren’t fans of crowdfunding you’ll be able to benefit from the results when it’s a success. But we hope we can convince you to take this leap into the unknown with us and see what we can make together!
Our campaign to fund the initial 8 plastic sets for The Damned (and maybe some more if the REALLY ambitious stretch goals are met!) commences on May 26th. Check back here or at Gamefound on Friday to preview the campaign page!