5/8/17

Triumph of Death Kickstarter Launch Date!





I'm very excited to announce my upcoming "Triumph of Death" Kickstarter launches Friday May 12th! 

A true legion of undead.

Every idea or mad scheme starts with a back story...

The first miniatures wargame I played in was an epic battle between a Renaissance skeleton army and Romans run by the notorious Alan Lucien. The miniatures were old Minifigs models from the late 70's or early 80's, with stylized Romans and a fantastic undead/skeleton army. They were possibly the first skeleton minis ever made and modeled after Hans Holbein's Dance of Death, or "Totentanz" renaissance wood block prints from the 1500’s. They weren't the best sculpts, but man - did they catch the essence of the period. Those skeleton hordes and that "Totentanz" style stuck with me like a first crush. Older than Oldhammer, my bell had been rung!

Hans Holbein's Death and the Landsknecht

I've always wanted to recreate an updated line of minis in the Totentanz style, but never had the sculpting chops to pull it off. Last year I became friends with an amazing sculptor, Drew Day Williams, who shared my passion to create a range of 28mm skeletons in the vein of Renaissance artists like Holbein, Dürer and Peter Breugel. This is how the "Triumph of Death" (or ToD for short) range of miniatures came about.
A detail from Breugel's " Triumph of Death". This is what we are making!
The goal of Triumph of Death is to create a line of Renaissance-inspired 28mm white metal undead skeletal miniatures for collectors and for use in RPGs and table top wargames. In a word, Skeleton Landsknechts!

skeleton marching open hand, with javelins and coffin lid shield


Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I've whet your appetite! 
Cheers!







10 comments:

  1. I'll be in up to the hilt....well done, great idea and minis. Cheers
    Mike

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    1. Springinsfeld- very kind of you- lot's of cool toys!

      Cheers
      ths

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    2. Hello Thomas...just pledged for a Grisly Army. I'm not sure how these things work, but could you kindly let me know in plenty of time before you harvest the payment so I can check it's in place? Much appreciated and excited about the toys!
      all the best
      Mike McG. (UK)

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    3. Ahoy Springs- Gramercy!
      payment happens at the end of a Kickstarter, where the KS takes the ducats. That will happen in 28 days, so we've still got lots of time- and that means more chances for stretch goal unlocks.
      Cheers!
      Ths

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    4. Thanks...I wasn't quite sure how it worked, but that's grand. I'm so looking forward to pitting these against my mates empire army. Just bought some Bosch style ornaments to use as terrain.

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  2. Congrats Thomas ... I know you've put a lot into getting this ready. Best of luck to you!!!

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    1. Jay- Thanks very much. Both exciting and scary to launch a KS- like having a 28mm baby!
      Cheers
      Ths

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  3. I'm really looking forward to seeing what's available on your Kickstarter. Will they be available afterwards?

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    1. Andrew- If all goes well,and the kickstarter is successfu then yes, they'll be a staple on my skull and crown store. There's a link at the top of my blog (you can't see it but I'm pointing my finger up at it).
      Cheers
      Ths

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  4. There's a link at the top of my blog (you can't see it but I'm pointing my finger up at it).

    gclub

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