The Yan'drassi Invasion - New 15mm Scifi Alien Force

A project in Edmonds, WA by Eli Arndt

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A new 15mm science fiction miniatures range depicting and alien force made up of several distinct species.
Backers: 78
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $4,252 of $2,500
Dates: Aug 25th -> Sep 24th (30 days)
Project By: Eli Arndt
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Latest News

We Have Invasion!

September 24th - via:
Congratulations everyone it's triplets. Three bouncing baby alien species! The campaign was a good one. We managed to cover the core stuff for troops and even get a light vehicle support element out. We didn't quite make it to battlesuits, but they... (Read More)

The Final Hour

September 24th - via:
Alright folks! The Invasion is eminent! We are in our last hour+ before alien of all shapes and sizes overtake us. Summon up your last bits of support for the cause (tell your friends, remind those last minute lookers). See you at ground zero! -Eli  (Read More)

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

September 23rd - via:
As I look at the project, realizing we have just 19 hours left before it is done, I have to wonder what the morning will bring. Will we attain the battlesuit stretch goal? Will we have a surprise push and reach the dropship goal? This is that... (Read More)

The Last Day

September 23rd - via:
Hey folks! So, here we are at the final countdown. The last day of the project. I cannot wait to see what this last 24+ hours brings. The last 24 was quite a push and the way these things go, the last hours are always a wild ride. Here is the latest... (Read More)

Completed Weapons

September 22nd - via:
The weapons masters have all been completed, including some for use in future designs. Sean did a wonderful job bringing the concept art to life. Working with him has been and continues to be a pleasure. Not only can her interpret the concept art... (Read More)

Tavshar "Avatar" Battlesuit

September 22nd - via:
Folks have been asking for a bit about what the battlesuit might look like. The design is still being finalized, but I can share a few sketches of where we are starting. I'm shooting for something a little more lithe and predatory than the art shows,... (Read More)

48 Hours to Go!

September 22nd - via:
Here we are folks! We have just 48 hours before this thing closes up and the real fun begins. Let me list what we have accomplished so far -  Neek Squad Neek Unit Builder Tavshar Squad  Tavshar Unit Builder Horgosi Squad Horgosi Unit Builder... (Read More)

Counting Down The Days

September 21st - via:
Here we go! We're down to those final couple of days before we get to the sound the bell on a successfully funded project. Still time to pick up a few new folks, so don't stop spreading the word.  Here's a few more images of the developing... (Read More)

Horgosi Progress

September 19th - via:
Hey folks! We're into the last few days of the project now and we're doing great! Sculpting has begun on the Gun Skimmer (not much to show yet) and the Horgosi are starting to get their heads sculpted. I have included a couple WIP of the shape.  (Read More)

One Week Left

September 17th - via:
Hello fellow Yan'drassi sympathizers! Here we are with a week left in the project. We have made it to two stretch goals and we continue to get new backers. I am confident that we will end on quite the healthy note. But it's not over yet. Keep up with... (Read More)

The Prime of the Yan'drassi Is...

September 14th - via:
I received my first glimpses of the Tavshar and Horgosi Primes today. Even thought they are early build ups, I can already see that these two miniatures will be full of character and power.  (Read More)

Gun Skimmer Unlocked Early

September 14th - via:
It seems that we have a backer who is a bit unsure/unstable with their pledge. This has resulted in an unfortunate yo-yo-ing of the pledge amount.  I feel this is grossly unfair to all of you who have supported this project and even increased your... (Read More)

Half Way To Gun Skimmers

September 12th - via:
 Hello all, So here we are, nine days left in the project and sitting pretty at half way to our next stretch goal of the Tavshar Gun Skimmer. This model will provide a potent fast attack option to your Yan'drassi forces, bringing twin-mounted... (Read More)

Pumping Up

September 12th - via:
Sean's been pumping up the armatures and I really like what I am seeing. Both the Tavshar and the Horgosi are looking really awesome.  Tavshar Build Ups Horgosi Build Ups  (Read More)

Bendy Wires and Flying Putty!

September 11th - via:
Hey folks, I know it has been a couple of days since the last update. I have been monitoring things on the Kickstarter and seeing where things are trending as well as trying to network out a bit more to get the word out to any who might not have... (Read More)

A Special Thank You

September 9th - via:
Because I really do appreciate the support and enthusiasm from all you fine folks out there, I had a special piece of artwork commissioned as a thank you. The art is based on some earlier concept ideas for the Yan'drassi and is a bit like the old... (Read More)

Guns of the Yan'drassi

September 8th - via:
Hey folks,  A sort of nighty night tidbit to show off tonight. Sean has finished sculpting the masters for all but two of the main Yan'drassi armaments.  But Eli, there are some guns there I haven't seen in the any of the miniatures concepts. ... (Read More)

Back on Track

September 7th - via:
I'm sure some of you noticed a bit of up and down on the funding level. I can assure you it was the result of some trouble with the pledge system in Kickstarter and not somebody monkeying with their pledge. While this did put us a bit back from... (Read More)

Horgosi Pricing Correction

September 7th - via:
The Horgosi Unit Builder should be $5.99 not $6.99 Thank you, -Eli  (Read More)

On Beyond Horgosi

September 7th - via:
Alright folks, We are good on Stretch Goal #1 - Horgosi This will make the following add-ons available... Horgosi Squad (4 figures) - $7.99 Horgosi Prime (1) - $3.99 Horgosi Unit Builder Pack (3 figures) - $6.99 Next up is the Tavshar Gun Skimmer! ... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Horgosi - Funded

September 7th - via:
I was excited to wake this morning to find that we have crested our first stretch goal - the Horgosi.  This IS exciting news! Because the push comes from a single, overnight pledge, I believe it is prudent to make sure the intended amount is correct... (Read More)

Sculpting Update 9/5

September 5th - via:
A great new set of WIP pictures from Sean today. Tavshar and Neek Tavshar and Neek backs Tavshar Armatures Plasma Rifle, Horgosi Splinter Gun, and Splinter Gun  (Read More)

Onward to Horgosi!

September 5th - via:
Hey everyone! We have hit the funding goal of $2500, so that brings us to the next step and our first stretch goal. At $3000, we will create a squad of Horgosi and a Horgosi Prime. Once unlocked, these will be made available as add-ons to any pledge... (Read More)


September 4th - via:
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$100 and counting

September 3rd - via:
That's right folks,  So far, 53 people have welcomed our new Yan'drassi overlords. We are just a few backers shy of goal. We have come a long way and once we reach goal it's a matter of climbing just a little further to the first Stretch Goal. Thank... (Read More)

5% To Go

September 3rd - via:
Just a quick update. We've hit 95% and there is still plenty of time to grow.  Thanks to all, -Eli  (Read More)

Sculpting Update 9/3

September 2nd - via:
Hey all, So, the sculpting continues as we tick ever closer toward our goal. Sean is working at a madman's pace to get samples of the Tavshar, Neek and even the Horgosi finished enough for me to show you. These sample sculpts will not have their... (Read More)

Back to the Grind

September 2nd - via:
Hello friends and welcome back from holiday for those of you who had a long Labor Day weekend! So here we are with 20 days left and still sitting at 90%. We have just a short spit to go before this project funds. If we can get funded, then we can... (Read More)

Gun Skimmer Concept Update

September 1st - via:
Just a quick update for the Labor Day holiday. This shows the improved main guns. I am having a bit of work done on the foot pads and the secondary guns, but it's taking shape.  This vehicle is a Stretch Goal, unlocked at $3500. Enjoy!, -Eli  (Read More)

Good Morning 90%

August 31st - via:
Hey all, Sorry I didn't send out a closing update for yesterday. Life got in the way of that, but I am proud to say that we are at 90% as of this morning. The goal is in sight and it will take just the smallest bit of added support for us to get... (Read More)

Less Than 20% Left

August 30th - via:
Woohoo! So, we are now at 82% of our goal. This is excellent and puts us under $500 away from funding and then on to stretch goals! Keep the support coming. Remember, add-ons can be added at any time, for anything that is unlocked, including the core... (Read More)

Unit Builder Add-On Packs Now Available

August 30th - via:
I have decided to make Unit Builder packs available for the various troop types. I realize there are some players out there who prefer larger squads, might have scenario needs for loose troops, and a whole slew of other ideas. These packs will... (Read More)

Another Wonderful Morning

August 30th - via:
Good morning folks, I am up bright and early to find that we are now sitting firmly at 78% and the day is just beginning. Thanks to all of you who have pledged in so far and I hope you are enjoying the ride as much as I am. Keep up the awesome... (Read More)

Closing The Day to 75%

August 30th - via:
Hey backers! Well, the day is winding down and I we are looking at 75%. We've come a ways and there is only a little to go until we are funded and can start moving toward stretch goals.  Remember some key things - Add-ons can be added for any of the... (Read More)

Latest Sculpting Update

August 29th - via:
Howdy friends, Sean sent me updated pics of the WIP on the sculpting work. Even though the plan is to use cast armor bits for most of the figures, I am having him sculpt up three examples, showing what each of the core species will look like.  (Read More)

Shipping From Scotland for UK and EU Customers

August 29th - via:
Hello folks, I am happy to announce that orders going to the UK and EU will now be shipped from our partners at in Scotland. This will allow us to minimize the expense to those receiving pledges. As we are contracting this shipping... (Read More)

Weapons of the Yan'drassi - Part Two

August 28th - via:
BIO-PLASMA (Plasma Weapons) A majority of Yan'drassi personal weapons are built around the technology of bio-plasma. Bio-plasma is, for all intents, plasma that has been generated through organic processes within biological constructs at the core of... (Read More)


August 28th - via:
Did you know that you can add-on core squads to your pledge level? A lot of folks know how add-ons work but there may be some confusion as to when they can be added. If there are specific squads you want to add to your pledge, feel free to add the... (Read More)

65% is a good place to be

August 28th - via:
Good morning all you alien fans out there, Woke to find we had grown to 65%. This is good progress for a few days. Right now we are $900 away from hitting the goal. I hope you all are enjoying the background pieces I am posting in the updates. While... (Read More)

Weapons of the Yan'Drassi - Part One

August 27th - via:
SELF-GENERATING BIO-PLASTIC FRAGMENTATION WEAPONS (Splinter Weapons)   Using a combination of organic and machine technologies, Yan'drassi engineers are able to create devices that can produce synthetic composite materials of different... (Read More)

Who Are The Yan'drassi

August 27th - via:
The Yan'drassi is not a species itself but the name used by a collection of alien species living under the stewardship, governance, and protection of the enigmatic species known as the Yan.  The various species of the Yan'drassi pay tribute for... (Read More)

Sculpting Update

August 27th - via:
Hey all, So, I wanted to provide a little update on what the sculpting plan is for this campaign. Because we are going to be using a lot of the same pieces on many of these aliens we are doing the main armor bits and weapons as cast bits. This will... (Read More)

Shigar Dropship

August 26th - via:
A few folks have asked what the dropship might look like. While I cannot give exact details yet, I can show you an early sketch that I am working from. This sketch is from my own free hand and the picture quality is pretty bad as it was used to send... (Read More)

Half Way There

August 26th - via:
Hey Folks, We have reached the half way point and still going strong. This is an amazing amount of support for a project that I want to see go as big as it can. Keep up the good work and we'll be pushing toward the first stretch goal in no time.... (Read More)

Good Morning

August 26th - via:
Hello all, It looks like a very productive night. We are approaching 50% and that is in the first 24 hours.  I'm happy to see a lot of names coming back from our first Kickstarter as well as all the new names that are joining in. Every person that... (Read More)

Day One

August 25th - via:
Well, as I head to bed, the Kickstarter is at 30% and climbing.   Thank you to all the folks who have backed so far and those who have shown their support. Remember to spread the news to forums and other communities you frequent. Get the word out... (Read More)

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