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Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:41 am

We have just started the Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter, and we have lots of exciting projects on display for Dredd fans and gamers alike.

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 find the fully details at;

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199 ... -block-war
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Mega-City One is on the alert right now; as we get ever closer to the next stretch goal, the Sov Invasion force prepares its assault on the decadent capitalist judges...

Before that happens though, we wanted to update you on a few things that have happened/are going on.

1. We have added the Lawmaster to the Chief Judge level, giving you more for your pledge.

2. There is an entirely new pledge level - the Citi-Def Soldier. This one will give you the rulebook in a hardcopy, hardcover, full colour tome, delivered free to your doorstep, courtesy of the guys at Wargame Vault. If you have already pledged and fancy this rulebook, remember you can simply increase your current pledge to cover other items. We will be in touch with you after the Kickstarter ends to find out what exactly you were after.

3. Our graphics guy, Will, is just working on the artwork at the moment, but we will be adding a new stretch goal this afternoon - upon touching $18,000, we will immediatly commission new miniatures for Judge Anderson, Judge DeMarco, DeMarco PI, and Travis Perkins. A healthy batch of personalities, if there ever was one!

4. All going well, we should be unveiling Sandrine's new Pat Wagon tomorrow!
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby Mage » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:03 am

Holy heck you guys are doing well with this project. Fair play. I was afraid it wouldn't take off, but it seems to be doing well, very well. It will be interesting to see how this affects the company and release schedule.

Does this sort of thing speed up the release dates over the course of a one or two year period?
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:26 pm

Difficult to say - I'll let you know when it ends!
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby lastbesthope » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:40 pm

Just ordered the JD and Block War rulebooks via the Mongoose website, we shall see what occurs

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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:52 pm

We have just passed another stretch goal, thank you all very much for your continued support in this project. Demonic Cabals and an Exorcist Judge will be on your tabletops soon!

For the next stretch goal, we wanted something a little bit special, and have chosen something we have had a lot of requests for...

If, with your kind and dedicated support, we managed to pass the landmark $30,000 barrier, we will be adding something many of you have been asking for. While the main focus of this project is Judge Dredd, we can’t really ignore some of the other 2000AD universes out there, so we have decided to do a ‘one-off’ stretch goal, a single one devoted to these other worlds. We will therefore be adding Rogue Trooper, along with a Souther and a Nort soldier. There is a possibility we may do a separate Rogue Trooper game at some point, and so this will be a good starting point!

Not enough for you? Well, in that case we better add something else – the ABC Warriors will be coming too! We will be adding Hammerstein, Deadlock, Joe Pineapples, Mongrol, Mars Steelhorn, and Blackblood as a complete set.

What about Mek-Quake, you ask? Well, he won’t fit into a box with the others! We may add Mek-Quake (as a decent-sized resin model) as just one more ‘other world’ stretch goal a little later on, if the other ABC Warriors prove popular, and if you let us know you want him!

The ABC Warriors will be offered as a set that can be chosen at Rookie, Street, and Wally Levels, and of course will be included as additional sets at Council of Judges and Chief Judge levels.

Rogue Trooper, the Souther and the Nort will be added at Wally Squad, Council of Judges and Chief Judge levels.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby lastbesthope » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:16 pm

lastbesthope wrote:Just ordered the JD and Block War rulebooks via the Mongoose website, we shall see what occurs

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So ordered the two free books through the webiste and have heard nothing, should I just go to DTRPG?

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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby Greg Smith » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:21 pm

How on Earth did you manage to do that? There are two great big links that say "Download the free rulebook here".

Even on the page with the rulebook itself, there is a link that says "click to download for free".

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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:25 pm

Two new items for you today.

First, we have added a new Kickstarter-only set - you will not be able to get these models as a single collection after the Kickstarter! Due to popular demand, we have added a Justice Department II choice, which gives you Judge Dekker, Chief Judge Caligula, the Academy of Law Tutor, Judge Dredd 1 and 2, SJS Judge, Cadet Judge and Female Cadet Judge in one handy package.

You are free to select this as one of your box set choices, if your pledge level gives you set choices, and it is being added to Council of Judges, Sector Chief, and Chief Judge levels automatically..

Second, many of you have asked us to a) provide a good view of the models in existing box sets and b) put back the concept art for the new sets.

You can get a poster of all these sets at http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/boximages.jpg
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby lastbesthope » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:01 pm

Greg Smith wrote:How on Earth did you manage to do that? There are two great big links that say "Download the free rulebook here".

Even on the page with the rulebook itself, there is a link that says "click to download for free".

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I mistakenly was drawn to the graphic of the cover and clicked add to cart

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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:22 pm

Another stretch goal has fallen, and specialist judges will be gracing tabletops all over the world - many thanks for your support in this.

We have a fair bit of news for you today!

1. A new stretch goal has been added. If your kind support can extend to $45,000, we will be adding four models from the Doomsday for Mega-City One storyline; Nero, two Assassin Droids, and Chief Judge Hershey. These models will be added to the Sector Chief and Chief Judge pledge levels.

2. If you are all wanting more after that, we are beginning to prep another stretch level, which will introduce some extremely well-known bad guys (and gals!) of Mega-City One to the range. More news on this if we pass the current stretch goal.

3. We have been overwhelmed by the support this project has enjoyed so far, so we wanted to give something back. To that end, we will be creating 'weapon packs,' selections of weapons from the comics that you can use in dioramas, on bases, or conversions to equip your forces as you see fit. We have not yet collated all the weapons that will be appearing, but there will at least be Close Combat, Pistol, Rifle, and Justice Department weapon packs, and maybe more! If you want your judges armed with Stub Guns or the Mk I Lawgiver, or want to beef up your Fatties (!), this will be an easy way to do it! We will be adding at least one weapon pack (and maybe more!) to every pledge level from Street Judge upwards. No need to do anything, you will find these goodies in the package(s) we send you.

4. Something for you all to think about. From the time we get actual miniatures in our hands to the time we have an actual box set can be a month or more. So, you have a choice whether to receive the miniatures as soon as we can get them to you, or wait for the actual box set to be made. No need to decide now, but it is something we will be asking at the end of the Kickstarter. All depends how badly you need to get your hands on your new models!

5. Finally, we have added a new pledge level, Med-Judge at $900. This is a very special (and limited) reward as we will, on your orders, be commissioning one of our painters to paint any one box set you choose to Studio Level. The models these guys are capable of are exquisite, and you will not be disappointed with the results. It will take a little time to do this, of course, and so we have limited this to just 16 backers for now. However, if you want the finest Judge Dredd models in your block, this is the way to go.

We still have lots coming up in this Kickstarter project, from rulebook and Block War supplement updates, to new models being unveiled, to maybe another freebie a little later on down the road. Our grateful thanks to everyone who has joined us thus far - we really appreciate your support and you are certainly helping to make the Judge Dredd miniatures game one of the best supported of its type.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:06 pm

Another stretch goal has just been past - thank you all very much for your support thus far. Nero and his assassin robots will soon be making an appearence in Mega-City One!

A few things for you in this update...

Sandrine remains ill (nothing too serious, just debilitating), and so some of the vehicles and other accessories I was hoping to show you by now will have to wait a little longer.

However, this does mean we are going ahead with the next stretch goal, and it is for something we know a lot of you have been after - the Mechanismo robots! We will be creating four of these monsters/earnest Law enforcers (depends on your point of view!), covering the Mk I, MK II and Mk IIa variants. Even if you won't allow them on the streets of Mega-City One, they are just perfect for risky missions in the Cursed Earth, Undercity, or alien worlds!

We have also managed to update the Block War supplement. You can grab it here as normal...

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/jdblockwar.pdf

...and you will find some new weaponry, new Mercenaries, and a whole new force - we are showcasing the East Meg Invasion Force for the first time! A perfect foe for both the Justice Department and the Citi-Def (and any punk who objects to invaders on his turf, for that matter...).

We have quite a few things lined up for you this week, including the last update (it really will be the last this time!) of the main rulebook. Could not resist just a few tweaks here and there, and you are going to like what we have done with Talents!

So, stay tuned, and keep an eye out for these updates, as we will have a few surprises and 'cool things' for you!
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:05 pm

We have been beavering away on the Judge Dredd miniatures game and Block War today. Most notably, we now have working rules for BIG battles in Dredd and, better than that, specific scenarios to handle Block Wars (up to three players, with a normal force caught between two rival blocks!), last stands in the Cursed Earth, and the Zombie Apocalypse!

We are doing a few more updates to Block War, but you will see all of these a little later in the week.

Second, we have added a new pledge level - Troggie! This is a $4 pledge, but gives you any one model of your choice from the current Judge Dredd range, so you can round out your collection. You can see the list of available models at;

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/jdsingles.pdf

You can, of course, pledge for more than one model, or add to your existing pledge if there are specific models you are after - simply add $4 for each extra model!

Finally, we have added the Weapon Packs to various pledge levels - these are collections of 4-6 weapons from the game that you can snip off and add to existing models, allowing you to customise them as you see fit. Street Judges will get one random weapon pack, Wally Squads and Council of Judges three, and Sector Chiefs and Chief Judges five - no stretch goals to meet, we just wanted to add these as a token of our appreciation for your support thus far!
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby Greg Smith » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:31 pm

Kicksterter doesn't seem to let you select 2 reward levels. If I want two add a single to my Wally Squad pledge do I just increase my pledge by $4? Or is there a way to select two rewards?
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:52 am

Yes, that is it - simply add the extra $, and we will be in contact after the Kickstarter to find out what exactly you are after!
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Postby Greg Smith » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:15 am

Great, thanks.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:33 pm

We are so tantalisingly close to seeing the ultimate Lawbreakers stretch goal added to Mega-City One!

Just a quick update today.

The Block War supplement itself has been updated, with new rules and scenarios covering what the supplement is really all about - Block Wars!

Actually, the rules for Mobs we have added can be used in a whole range of games, from your normal campaign battles (if you have enough Minions), to last stands in the Cursed Earth, brave defences against hordes of zombies and, well, block wars! In fact, if you really want to go mad, we have made provision for two blocks to go at one another, with another force (we suggest judges!) caught in the middle.

Good luck with that one!

You can download the latest version of Block War from;

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/minia ... ebook.html
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:08 pm

We are now in the last few days of the Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - thank you for all your support thus far.

There are a few goodies to be revealed this week, as we have been busy beavering away on the new models this month, and first to be unveiled are the boys from the Citi-Def Squad.

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Sculptor Stepehn May (the gentleman behind the recent Brit-Cit Judges) has worked on these eight models, which form a new force in the Judge Dredd miniatures game (you can see them already in the Block War supplement) and a forthcoming box set. Those pledging for this Kickstarter will be the first to get their hands on them (along with a lot of other models!).

The set contains two Citi-Def Soldiers, armed with Spit Guns - these are real Judge-killers, but players will soon find these part-time soldiers do not really know the meaning of 'cease fire!' For that, you will be needing a Citi-Def Officer, to the right of the two soldiers, a citizen of Mega-City One whose tactics revolve primarily around shouting! Next to him, the soldier with the Missile Launcher tends to be a bit more disciplined, but then we move to the bottom row and the complete opposite - the Citi-Def Soldier on the far left has watched way too many action vids, and is blazing away with a Spit Pistol in each hand!

Next to him is the Jaeger Squad Commando, a truly dedicated member of the Citi-Def, who is either incredibly skilled and well-trained, or just plain crazy. It all depends on your point of view.

The Medic is a useful chap, though he does not really appreciate all the heavy weaponry he is surrounded by. This model shows him under fire, wondering just why he signed up for the Citi-Def as an alternative to boredom! Finally, we have the second Heavy Weapons Soldier, armed here with a Laser Cannon but coming with the option of a Heavy Spit Gun.

All are ready to defend Mega-City One (or just their own block) against an attacker, and all are capable of doing far more damage to the city than any invading force...

You can still get involved with the Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199 ... -block-war
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:11 am

Okay, we have some very good news for you today.

Below, you will see a montage of various Works in Progress from the desk of Shane Hoyle.

Those of you who have been collecting the Judge Dredd miniatures range for a while will have no need of introduction for Shane Hoyle (Mr Shane Hoyle, once you get to see his work up close). He is the gentleman responsible for the Ape Gang, Judges Dekker, Inaba, Caligula, and many others in the range. 2000AD stories fill his soul, and this becomes very apparent once you see his work - his models just ooze the spirit of the comic strips.

Anyway, our Sov spies infiltrated his hidden bunker and have not only reported that he will be working on several new 2000AD projects with us, but that some are already in advanced states of completion - and pictures have been taken!

Many Sov spies died to bring us this information...

Anyway, on to the models! Going from left to right, top to bottom, the first is going to be a favourite for many - Judge Death himself, joined by Judge Mortis. The other Dark Judges are also in progress, and these guys are destined to be a force to reckon with on the tabletop!

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Next to them is, of course, Nemesis the Warlock (with Grobbendonk). Now, this doesn't actually have anything to do with this Kickstarter, but we thought that, even as a Work in Progress, this was such a lovely model, we just had to show you! We are pleading with Shane to finish this one so we can get it to all of you, but it is likely to be a while. Consider this a cruel tease!

On the bottom row, we have a brand new Klegg in the offing, with a choice of head, so you can start to get your own alien invasion horde together. Next to him, a new street judge that will be another that can take a variety of weapons - more information on what those will be at a later date. Regretfully, while Judge Death and his cohorts are part of this Kickstarter, these two models will not be (there is only so much time to get these prepped and done, and the priority is for the stretch goals you chaps have already passed!). However, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your hands on them at a later date.

Do not be too depressed about that though - last up is a picture of a fully painted Walter the Wobot, who will be coming to a great many of you as part of your pledge rewards! This is actually not a Shane model, but it seemed a shame not to squeeze him in. Modelled in 3D by Sandrine Thirache (she behind the Manta Prowl Tank and Pat Wagons), it has been given the master touch by Ari Nielsson.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Block War Kickstarter - Now Live!

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:35 pm

Just a mini-update at the moment, as we may well have another a little later today...

First up, the Block War supplement has had an update, and is ready for you to download from;

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/jdblockwar.pdf

This time around, we have cleaned up a few of the questions some of you had about the new rules, and added two complete new forces. First up is the Apocalypse War Resistance Unit (thanks to Da Boss on our forums for the idea), a mixture of judges, Citi-Def and punks with very little ammunition, determined to hold out against the East Meggers!

Then there is the Demonic Cabal, one I have been looking forard to messing around with! Now, this force list is very new and should be considered 'provisional' only, as it needs a great deal of playtesting to lock the summoning rules down (and maybe add a few more 'entities!'). But, have a go, as it should be a fun force to play - you will never quite know exactly how a game is going to go with these guys!

Finally, another preview - from the talented hands of Stephen May, a Zombie Judge, which will allow you to take advantage of the heavy armour option in the Zombie Horde force list!

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