TGG2 - Update #45 – Troops Coming Next + Pledge Manager News + Shipping Begins in June

Saw this on one of the sculptors' screen and fell in love with her...
Saw this on one of the sculptors' screen and fell in love with her...


We have been working like crazy this month, creating more troops than we ever did. The working rhythm is so intense that at one point, someone raised his head from the computer and said “hey guys, I think we forgot to make an update”. There was a general “oops!” in the room... and so here are some news to keep you posted.

When we work on the sculpts, it's hard to move into “render mode” as it breaks everybody' rhythm, which is why you haven't seen images these last four weeks. But now we are very close to the end, so some of us can start on the renders and we are currently preparing the images to share with you.

Here's what's in the Image Render Queue. Please note that as we proceed to render, we occasionally find problems which force us to remove a sculpt from the render queue and rework it, so while this list is pretty definitive, there can always be last-minute changes:

  • 10 Davidians – Sci-Fi Sisters (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Blade Maidens – Fantasy Sisters (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 5 remaining Death Dancers – Fantasy Lust Elves 
  • 10 Blood Vestals – Fantasy Dark Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Blood Vestals – Sci-Fi Void Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 6 Vestal Riders – Fantasy Dark Elves 
  • 10 Skinners – Sci-Fi Lust Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Flesh Eaters – Fantasy Lust Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 6/10 Knights of the Chalice – Sci-Fi Sisters (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 6 Mounted Knights – Fantasy Sisters (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 6 Worm Riders – Fantasy Lust Elves (Troops and Command Group) : Command Group got unlocked this week!!!

There is also

  • The huge Avatar of Shaah – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lust Elves

And these Heroines:

  • Senshyrha, Slave Master – Fantasy Lust Elves 
  • Senshyrha, Slave Master – Sci-Fi Lust Elves 
  • Yscarloth, The Harvester of Flesh – Fantasy Lust Elves 
  • Yscarloth, The Harvester of Flesh – Sci-Fi Lust Elves

And finally, listed below are the models that we are currently working on. We are not sure when they will be finished, but we plan to have at least a few models of each troops to feature in the Pledge Manager, to help you to make your Rewards Selection:

  • Centaur Heroine – Fantasy Lust Elves 
  • Centaur Heroine – Sci-Fi Lust Elves 
  • Ascended Sister Erzebel, Great Seraphim – Fantasy/SciFi Sisters 
  • 10 Hunters – Sci-Fi Void Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Long Swords – Fantasy Dark Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Executrix – Sci-Fi Dark Elves (Troops and Command Group) 
  • 10 Harpies – Fantasy Dark Elves (Troops and Command Group)

Pledge Manager

The Pledge Manager is being compiled right now. It will be open within the next 2 weeks, possibly before. Keep reading for info on shipping costs and first shipments.

Shipping Costs

My key problem has been with the shipping costs. I wanted to manage them differently from our TGG1 Kickstarter, but no supplier is able give me what I want. We've worked with many e-commerce solutions and suppliers, some even specialised in Kickstarter Rewards. But none has been able to come up with a solution that would allow the functionalities we need, given the fact that our production is spread out over time, that no two Rewards Selection are alike, and that we want to ship out Rewards as soon as they are produced, so that your wait is as short as possible.

And so, I've had to go back to the system we used for our last Kickstarter, that is, flat-rate shipping and a 2-week window for completing the Pledge Manager. We may be able to re-open the Pledge Manager later so that you can add to your pledge while the production is moving forward. More on this later.

2 Shipments for the Price of 1 !

As before, shipping costs will be collected upfront. Once they are paid, you will have access to the Pledge Manager.

So this means that we have to get back to our previous shipping method, which we used on TGG1. The price of the shipping will cover shipping, handling, and packaging and it will be along the lines of what we had back in 2013, that is, between $22 and $28. But this will cover 2 shipments as we are offering you one shipment for free!

Kickstarter Shipments will begin in June!

The first shipments will be made in the month of June and will include ALL the Freebies + all the minis that have already been produced by the foundry and are in stock at this time.

The next shipment will be made when the rest of your rewards are ready to ship. There will also be an option to buy additional shipments if you want to.

I am preparing a detailed listing on this. In fact, the listing should show 

  • what's still being sculpted
  • what's in the production queue
  • what's in stock and ready to ship.

This way, you'll know what's happening now that we are nearing the end of our sculpting work. I shall put this document online and update it regularly. More on this soon...

And stay tuned for tons of images and new sculpts coming your way next week :)

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact us directly, either via the Kickstarter private message system, or via e-mail at RagingHeroesTeam@gmail.com, or via the Live Chat box at the bottom right of this page.. We strive to answer within 24 hours (except on week-ends).

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TGG2 - Update #44: There Must Be An Angel (or 10)...

Welcome to Update #44 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

Here is our last Update on our first series of Troops. Actually, the images for this particular Update were finished last week, but various things interrupted our workflow yet allowed us to enrich today's post with more info for you.

This Update features 24 images from the sublime Angels unit (Sisters – Fantasy). Make sure your e-mail message is not cut off before you see them all.

On our end, we are already hard at work on a new series of Troops, and we expect to have new Updates for you very soon to showcase each unit. I will not commit to an exact date for those images because I will be allocating resources dynamically to maximise production, and, for example, rather than finishing and rendering each unit one after the other, we may have 2 or 4 units finishing on the same day, but at a later date. But you can be certain that rarely has a team worked so hard and is producing so much in so little time!

One of the upcoming unit will be the Knights of the Chalice (Sisters – SF). Here is a test 3D Print of what we are working on right now.

Low-rez test print for the Knights of the Chalice
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We make this kind of test to ensure that the proportions are correct and the castability of the various parts works well. However, please note that this is still a very rough sculpt. None of the details have been sculpted yet, and several parts, such as the weaponry, are still only placeholders.

Pledge Manager

Some of you have contacted us in the last few days, asking “Have I missed the Pledge Manager?”. When we replied that they had not missed it as it was not yet released, they suggested that we include in each new Update a little note saying whether the Pledge Manager had launched, so that they would know for sure where they stood. So we will try to make a note on this in future Updates from now on.

And if you're wondering what's the delay, there are 2 key things holding it up. One, we are still investigating 2 different providers for the Pledge Manager. Each of them has its pros and cons, but they are finishing to develop new functionalities that could could make a big difference for us and for you. Two, I know that you tend to prefer making your selection based on sculpts rather than designs, so we want to wait for at least the next batch of Troops sculpts to be done before we release the Pledge Manager. My personal goal is to open it in May (I actually wanted to open it last month). But I am not the only one who can make this happen and I don't control everything (which drives me nuts...). Therefore, the Pledge Manager might be a bit delayed again. But I sincerely hope not.

Upcoming Fixes

That being said, the entire team is working non-stop on finishing all the sculpts, with huge commitment and energy. The process that we developed with the first Troops is paying off and is constantly evolving and improving. But it requires a high level of skills and attention, and even then, occasionally, some things slip through.

By slipping through, I don't mean that we don't see the problems, but rather, that we cannot fix them all before we produce the renders for you. Case in point is the case of the rubbery ankles...

It is true that some of the models we showed last week have strange looking ankles. And so you could feel like some of them have a hard time standing up, creating the feeling that the heels look impractical.

When we noticed the problem, the rendering pipeline was already running at full speed and so, it was not the time to go back and fix everything then. This is a problem that shows in both Sisters and Dark Eves Troops , and it will be fixed.

More specifically, for the Sisters, to correct this problem, we will reposition the armour correctly and we will add an extra plate at the connexion of the foot and the shin, a bit like what we've done for the Daughters of the Crucible.

Please note that the Fantasy Angels images that we are posting below do not have this correction yet, but don't worry, it will be done and we plan to show you the changes at that time.

Stability of the Models (continued)

We received an email from backer Joseph Dimmock which we thought might interest some of you. Here's his question followed by our reply:

His Question: “You've mentioned having people comment to you about stability on the models. I too am concerned about this. It's not about the centre of gravity being on the base.. it's about how fragile a model can be. Resin (which is my favourite material for the record by the way), can be broken in thin joints, and again heels make an already thin joint (the ankles and feet, attached to the base) even smaller. The stability issue is more about attaching the model to the base without it snapping off... Some people also don't use the base rail... we cut it off to attach to a scenic base instead... and tbh even with it attached, a very thin joint (created by heels) can become broken. This applies to metal too, and becomes all the harder to reattach in metal :( ”

Our Answer: “I hear you on this, yet knowing what we've done with our previous minis, and the resin that we use, I am certain robustness won't be a problem. About cutting of the tab, the best option (the one we use for our own stuff) is to cut the tabs on each side of the feet and use the small remaining tab portions as a plug that you will fit into your home-made base. We have many test casts here lying around which get tossed around pretty badly all the time because they are used for all kinds of things, and even the ones standing on the tip of their toes have yet to break off at the ankle.”

Joe also had another good point to make: we had forgotten the quivers to hold the arrows for the Dark Elves CrossbowWomen. We will create them and include them as an additional accessory.

And now, the Angels!


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And that's it for now! Hope you'll get as much enjoyment seeing and sharing them as we did creating them. As for me, it's back to the grinder :)

Best,
Mireille

TGG2 - Update #43: CrossbowWomen (Dark Elves - Fantasy)

Welcome to Update #43 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

Oh my... Another day, another TGG2 Update!

Meet the Crossbow Unit, with 23 images. The message ends with our Flash Sale, which is kinda turning into a full-week sale event!

A few of you have written to us with questions concerning the stability of the miniatures: please know that we are always very careful about this. The center of gravity will be placed right over the base to ensure stability. Also, please note that all of our miniatures always have either a tab or a plug to make sure that they are easy to put on a base (except for the ones that have a flat bottom like Harry, Charlie and Jinx, of course).

Also, just so you know, when we did all the renders you saw for the troops these last few days, we had not had quite the chance to finish all the different bare heads and faces required, so some of the ones presented in this and previous Updates will be updated to give you more diversity.


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FLASH SALE still on!

There's still a bit of time to get yourself Raging Heroes' champions and troops with 10€ OFF all orders over 69€ Euros. Just enter the following Coupon Code when you checkout: tenOFF69


TGG2 - Update #42: the Update for Life, the Universe, and Everything (and the Icariates, too)

Welcome to Update #42 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

So, regarding the title of this Update, I said to one of our younger teammates: "You may not get this reference..."

Him (insulted): "Of course I do! It's from a wonderful Sci-Fi film! Wasn't the robot's name H2G2?"

Me: "As Marvin would say, I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed..."

Please feel free to propose a suitable punishment in the Comments below :)


Because we've already done all we could think of: he's the intern for whom we named the Little Alex character, the prisoner on Kiki Bulldozer's pole... 


And now, onwards with this Update!

The Icariates (Sci-Fi Angels)

By now, you know the drill: 24 images for this new Unit, we begin with 2 line-ups (Command Group and Troops), and this Update ends with our Flash Sale (yes, it's still on!).


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Stay tuned for another Update tomorrow!

FLASH SALE !

Someone once said that sometimes, people don't need a reason to buy, they need an excuse to buy. 

Well, we're happy to oblige! Here's an excellent excuse to get your hands right now on Raging Heroes minis: get 10€ OFF all orders over 69€ Euros at check out with Coupon Code tenOFF69

But hurry, this flash offer won't last...

TGG2 - Update #41 - Wicked Sword-Bearing Lady Elves

Welcome to Update #42 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

This one features 10 Female Dark Elves with Swords.

There are 21 images and a Flash Sale Coupon in this Update.

As before, you'll see the line-up for the Command Group and for the Troops boxes, followed by individual views and close-ups.

And yes, we have still more Updates in the pipeline, so stay tuned!!

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FLASH SALE !

And here's an excellent excuse to get your hands right now on new Raging Heroes minis: we're running a Flash Sale right now in our shop: 10€ OFF all orders over 69€ Euros with Coupon Code tenOFF69

Hurry, this offer won't last long...

TGG2 - Update #40 - And now, check out the Sci-Fi Regular Sisters

Welcome to Update #40 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

There are 31 images in this Update (make sure your email provider is not clipping this message before its end).

As before, you'll see the line-up for the Command Group and for the Troops boxes, followed by individual views and close-ups.

And yes, we have still more Updates to come!!



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More Updates are in the pipeline., so watch you mailbox!

TGG2 - Update #39 - Spare Spears, Anyone?

Welcome to Update #39 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

And we're back, this time, with the SpearWomen Unit  from the Dark Elves Fantasy army.

There are 23 images in this Update, so again, you may want to make sure your email provider is not clipping this message before the end.

More Updates are still in the pipeline. As noted before, there will be a separate Update for each unit.

First, you'll see the line-up for the Command Group and for the Troops boxes, followed by individual views and close-ups.

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Stay tuned for more Update goodness very soon :)

TGG2 - Update #38 - Here are the Regular Sisters (Fantasy)!

Welcome to Update #38 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

And we're back, this time, with the Regular Sisters Unit in Fantasy.

There are 26 images in this Update, so again, you may want to make sure your email provider is not clipping this message before the end.

More Updates are in the pipeline. As noted before, there will be a separate Update for each unit.

First, you'll see the line-up for the Command Group and for the Troops boxes, followed by individual views and close-ups. 

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So, do you already have a favourite? Which one?

TGG2 - Update #37 - TROOOPS incoming!!!! - We come bearing Halberds

Hi! Welcome to Update #37 for the TGG2: Light & Darkness Kickstarter campaign!
(You can still Pledge on our special page, but hurry, there's little time left).

After another non-stop marathon week-end, we've got loads of images to show you!
There are so many that we will spread them over several Updates. So watch your mailbox because there's more on the way!

And now, here comes the first series, with 31 images.These are all about the Fantasy Dark Elves Halberd unit. There will be a separate Update for each unit.

You might want to make sure your email provider is not clipping this message before the end

Enjoy!

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Well, that's it for now! Stay tuned for the Sisters in our next Update... 

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