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Gunfighter's Ball Wild West Miniatures Game

A project in Normal, IL by Forrest Harris, Knuckleduster Miniatures

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Gunfighter's Ball is a Wild West tabletop miniatures game for 2-12 players featuring cutting-edge miniatures and terrain.
Backers: 226
Average Pledge Per Backer: $183

Funded: $41,378 of $9,500
Dates: Nov 17th -> Dec 20th (33 days)
Project By: Forrest Harris, Knuckleduster Miniatures
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 20th - via:
You did it! I am deeply grateful to all of you for making this a success. I never imagined we'd get to 40, let alone 41. I'll follow up later this evening with some housekeeping stuff, but suffice to say I'm overwhelmed! Adios for now, Forrest  (Read More)

2 Hour Mark!

December 20th - via:
 39k with 2 hours left! We'll be here at the shop with 20 of our friends eating pizza and watching the final numbers come in. I'm so very grateful to everyone who made this happen. We will have some awesome toys to play with in 2018 and we'll have... (Read More)

The Four-Hour Point

December 20th - via:
 That was much faster than I anticipated. Thanks, everybody. 4 hours to go!  (Read More)

Gucci revealed!

December 20th - via:
 Definitely needed a way for sheriff Blazer to make an entrance! About 6 hours left. Two of the custom sculpting slots at the Judge's Level are still open. Thanks for everything, folks. We're ordering pizza and watching the final numbers come in... (Read More)


December 20th - via:
With only a few hours left, I'm giving you a cryptic clue to the final stretch goal. I'll have it posted within an hour or so, but let's see who can guess from one word: Gucci Ha! Adios, Forrest  (Read More)

Question for EU Backers

December 19th - via:
I'm running some numbers on EU shipping. Please message me on KS if you are from the EU. I have some questions for you about options and preferences that might impact shipping. It will be morning in the US when it is about noon your time. Many... (Read More)

Update Roundup

December 19th - via:
Well, we're well into the 48-hour countdown now! Here's a roundup of news: 1.  I'm in communication with my UK distributor trying to find a way to get merchandise to the other side of the pond with lower rates. Water's a good thing, but not when... (Read More)

They call her, "La Pistola"

December 18th - via:
 Before I get up in the morning, I have the distinct suspicion that we will be far past $32,500, so I thought I'd better show you what you have to look forward to next! Adios, Forrest  (Read More)

New Add-ons

December 18th - via:
Quick update: I just added the new buildings to the add-ons, so you can purchase the Abilene Addition for $245 (less discount than the pledge level, but still below retail), or you can purchase individual buildings at full retail (Livery, Boarding... (Read More)

31k Stretch Reached!

December 18th - via:
I woke up this morning to the welcome news that our $31,000 goal was reached, and Magnus and his mighty ox have been unlocked!   With just under 60 hours left, we have time for a few more surprises! Here's the next stretch goal: Wild Bill Hickok... (Read More)

The Halls Are Decked!

December 17th - via:
The Black Deck is unlocked!   No telling where this might end up; tomorrow we will hit the 48-hour mark, and this is apparently a "witching hour" for kickstarters where things go bonkers. I will be spending the day preparing something for the final... (Read More)

A Teaser for Tomorrow

December 15th - via:
What do the final days have in store? What's after the Black Deck you might ask?  Sleep tight. We'll see what rides into town tomorrow... Forrest  (Read More)

Milestone Reached!

December 15th - via:
Wow. When I posted the Mat stretch goal, I wasn't sure we'd get there--I thought, "this is a pie in the sky goal; it would be nice, but I can't expect too much." I'm glad to report that I was wrong! Thanks to all of you for making this a reality. I'm... (Read More)

A Mat Today?

December 15th - via:
The overnight hours were very good for the campaign. We're now very close to the goal of 28k where the game mat will be unlocked and we can move on to the Black Deck. This is largely thanks to some generous souls who have commissioned custom sculpts... (Read More)

3 Custom Sculpts (Judge's Level) Left!

December 14th - via:
 ...and then there were 3. I'm speechless--thanks guys. I'll be keeping close watch on this throughout the evening! Forrest  (Read More)

4 Judge's Levels left!

December 14th - via:
Another custom sculpt (Judge's Level) has been reserved this morning--that's two in one day, and now we're down to 4 remaining!    (Read More)

Whoa, Nelly!

December 14th - via:
A most welcome surprise awaited me when I logged on this morning! We've had our first taker at the Judge's Level. That means one of our heroic backers will be receiving a the whole shebang PLUS I will be sculpting him a figure.   If you recall,... (Read More)

The Gunfighter's Ball Game Mat

December 12th - via:
I've been planning this for several days; you've no doubt noticed me go mostly silent instead of the usual drumbeat of news. I had to finalize the details for this grand-daddy of all stretch goals. This mat is 3'x 4' with a highly detailed,... (Read More)

Updated Add-Ons Section

December 11th - via:
Hi everyone, Just added a slough of items to the add-ons. There is a summary list and individual graphics for each one. The newest is the Orphans pack--nine figures previously unattached to a faction (Wild Bill, the 1st Doc Holliday figure, Bat... (Read More)


December 11th - via:
Good morning, everyone. I've just posted the next stretch goal. This campaign is on the move heading into the final nine days!  Honest John as a dismounted figure has been around awhile--he features our favorite big man on the Winchester--this... (Read More)

Fill Yer' Hands!

December 9th - via:
Wow--just passed 20K handily. Thanks to everybody for pushing this over the $20,000 level and into new territory! This means Anglo Eyes is officially unlocked. The next one is a bit larger, a bit more ambitious to make, and a bit further stretch, but... (Read More)

Benny the Bandito Unlocked!

December 8th - via:
I awoke this morning to find we have broke through 19k, and that means Benny the Bandito is unlocked! So you have the drifter and the bandito, so you'll be needing . . .  Our 20k stretch goal figure! In other news, we're busy doing our final edits... (Read More)

GB Buildings--Blog Article on the MDF Buildings

December 6th - via:
Hi--just a quick link to an article about the MDF buildings. This gives you some close-ups of the materials and how they're constructed. It's from September, so it doesn't include the new buildings, but it has some good pics of the existing buildings... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!

December 6th - via:
Good news today; we just rolled over 18k, which unlocks Sheriff Blazer!  This puts us a short distance away from Benny the Bandito!  ...all of this and there are still two weeks left in the campaign. Well done all around, folks. I'll be working on... (Read More)

Benny the Bandito Plus a Painted Sample

December 5th - via:
As we steam toward 18k like an unstoppable locomotive, I'll give you a glimpse of what $19,000 will look like: For those of you out there who enjoy painting as much as gaming, or those that only paint, here is some inspiration for you. Ace painter... (Read More)

Mangus Unchained

December 4th - via:
 They're falling like dominoes now as we approach the final two-week stretch of the campaign. Mangus is officially in your cache of goodies, as is the Pistoleer Deck, the Bathtub Belligerent, the Chaco Kid, and Rattlesnake Jack.  This Kickstarter... (Read More)

Wound Chip Upgrade and New Add-Ons

December 1st - via:
  I'm happy to announce that I was able to negotiate a good price for 39mm, 8-gram clay composite poker chips to replace the plastic "bicycle" style plastic chips (the ones that go "clink") in the accessory packs. This means that if you pledged at... (Read More)

Greenhorn Edition Update

November 30th - via:
PDF Update   I just posted an update to the Greenhorn Edition. This document is an FAQ, Errata, and Rules Update. We've had over a month to field questions and comments, and this is the result. It's all minor stuff, so all we're doing right now is... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
Very good news, folks. We've got the pricing we need to be able to do the Character Cards as tarot-sized and laminated. This means there is lots of elbow room to mark off your ammo and take notes (Tarot size is 2.75 x 4.75 inches), and the coating... (Read More)

Pistoleer Deck Unlocked!

November 30th - via:
 I'll add this to the add-ons for those of you at the Rules Lawyer level and below.  Speaking of card decks, I've been getting prices from suppliers on getting character cards in the Tarot size with a lamination that eliminates the need for sheet... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Posted, Plus a Reminder

November 28th - via:
Still rolling along. I've been busy working with suppliers to get ready for the end of the campaign in 22 days--we're going to need a lot of stuff! RETAILERS I have a special deal set up for you. I'm trying to figure out where to enter it into the... (Read More)

Pistoleer Cards Stretch Goal

November 27th - via:
I just added a stretch goal for the Pistoleer Deck, a deck of 52 special ability cards, standard poker-sized.   I'm re-arranging the stretch goals a bit. The coffin gunfighter will return at some point, but I feel there are items more critical to... (Read More)

Another Add-On

November 26th - via:
Horses at the hitching rail serve lots of purposes in a gunfight game. They might provide a quick getaway, they might give you some hasty cover, or the might just trample you in a panic! I just posted a deal in the add-ons to help you get a batch big... (Read More)

15K Stretch Goal Unlocked!

November 24th - via:
The Bathtub Belligerent is now unlocked!  Good job, everyone. A big thank-you for pushing us past the 15k point. Next up is a little something to dress up the porch of the Alamo Saloon--an outlaw who should have thought twice about causing trouble... (Read More)


November 22nd - via:
Well done, folks! I never imagined we'd get here this quick--a big pre-Thanksgiving thank you to everyone. Next up--the Bathtub Belligerent!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and I'll start queuing up some more surprises. All the best, Forrest  (Read More)

Bathtub Belligerent

November 22nd - via:
Just a quick update.  We're doing well at almost 13k, and galloping toward The Chaco Kid. The barbershop kit in the Abilene Addition has a back room for a bathtub (the bathtub shown here is in a furniture kit for the barbershop that you'll be seeing... (Read More)

The Chaco Kid

November 21st - via:
Time for our next stretch goal!  The Chaco Kid is an ambidextrous gunslinger with near-magical speed. He does get tired sometimes....tired and a little confused... So join us for the next leg of the journey--it's not far to go to get to the next... (Read More)

Rattlesnake Jack is a'Rattlin'!

November 21st - via:
You've done it! Rattlesnake Jack is unlocked! Next stretch goal will be posted in just a bit. Stand by!  (Read More)

$642 to Rattlesnake Jack!

November 20th - via:
RJ by Lamplight Only $642 to go until we hit our first stretch goal, Rattlesnake Jack! I didn't expect to get to this point this soon. I can't wait to show you what's next after this ornery feller'! RJ's pinkie ring  (Read More)

Size Comparison: Gunfighter's Ball, Dead Man's Hand and Black Scorpion

November 19th - via:
Size Comparison II  I just posted an article on the Gunfighter's Ball blog with more sizing information. Hope the extra info helps!  (Read More)


November 19th - via:
YOU DID IT! Guys, you put us over the top! We are now in safe territory thanks to your generosity. And in just shy of 48 hours to boot! Now let's get down to the serious business of getting you guys some really cool stretch goals to go with your... (Read More)


November 19th - via:
Only $531 to go to hit the first hurdle of basic funding. My gratitude to each and every one of you for believing in what we're doing here at Knuckleduster and supporting this campaign at whatever level you've chosen. I also thank you for the very... (Read More)

New Add-Ons Listed

November 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

First Day Housekeeping

November 18th - via:
A big thanks to all the backers who have gotten us off to a great start. I've had a number of questions about adding-on to the Rules Lawyer level with figures, buildings, or accessories. Yes, please do. All items (except The Drifter exclusive figure)... (Read More)

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