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War & Empire III "Dark Ages"

A project in Greater Manchester, UK by Andy Cooper, West Wind Productions
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Phase III of our War & Empire project will cover the Dark Ages. From the decline of Rome to the rise of Byzantium.
Backers: 417
Average Pledge Per Backer: £147

Funded: £61,207 of £10,000
Dates: Feb 3rd -> Mar 3rd (29 days)
Project By: Andy Cooper, West Wind Productions
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Latest News

Rage, rage against the dying of the light!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Like all good things we are coming to the end. The end of the "Dark Ages" Kickstarter but not the end of our project. I thought as a final goodie i would add the Viking Long-ship (waterline model) which includes a crew. Now we can go Viking and raid... (Read More)

We come for your shoes!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
A strange title but the Welsh warriors are reputed to have worn no shoes or only one shoe. Why? Better for skirmishing on the grassy hillsides. So we come to our final goal the Welsh (Norman Conquest Welsh but they do not change much from Arthurian... (Read More)

Now Funding Lombards

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, the Carolingians fell quickly and we are almost up to the Lombards. Things always seem to happen fast at this point in the campaign. Which is quite exciting! Free Stretch Goal Added is Emperor Charlemagne. Next Army are the Lombards. Next Free... (Read More)

Video 6

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
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"regnum Francorum" rise of the Carolingians.

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
That was an intense weekend guys and now we approach the final days of the campaign. The Rus are now in the bag and we march forwards towards the the Carolingians, the Lombards and finally the Welsh! We picked up quite a few new Backers, welcome all.... (Read More)

The Last Kingdom

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
New Architecture Ok after re-watching the BBC TV series "the Last Kingdom", I felt inspiration calling, so we have a Warlord's stronghold, complete with a Roman tower and the remains of a Roman wall. Suitable for Arthur or Uhtred of Bebbanburg. To... (Read More)

The Ultimate Week

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone and welcome to our Ultimate Week. I don't like to say final week as it well sounds so final like its the end but its not its just the beginning! Backers have helped us push up and over the Nikephorian Byzantines and on to the Rus.... (Read More)

Comes Britanniarum

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
To Camulodunum Today we add an Arthurian character pack featuring Lancelot, Gwain, Mordred, Owain, Bors, Morgan, Merlin, Bishop Bedwin, Queen Guinevere etc.     More minis to look at.       Tommorrow Saxons, Bases, Buildings.  (Read More)

Miniatures video 4

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
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King Krum rules!

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi gang and welcome to the new backers who pushed us up and over the Horde. Now we can make a multitude of horse archers. Who wants us to make an Arthurian character pack? Any suggestions for characters? Free Stretch Goals Added- King Krum on horse,... (Read More)

New Video no 3 enjoy.

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
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Shiny Happy People

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone just adding a few goodies to the Add-ons section. Some very nice Viking Villagers, a Byzantine church and a Norman Motte & Bailey fortress. As an added extra how about a selection of buildings from our Back Catalogue. Its easy to add... (Read More)

On a lonely sword leaned he, Like Arthur on Excalibur In the battle by the sea.

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Well that was an interesting weekend! I was expecting a slow start to the week but lo and behold we bashed through to the Arthurian's.....brilliant stuff. Im now familiar with my new video software and it works which is comforting. On the video front... (Read More)

Drama over video is done!

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, the second video is done. Yippee! Check it out below. More videos to come. Kickstarter wont allow me to embed the video so please follow the link to You Tube. https://youtu.be/0DBqDQZ_jVA  (Read More)

Your once and future King!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Byzantium has fallen (again). Fantastic we are steadily gaining new backers, and thank you everyone who upped their Pledge to get us to the Thematic Byzantines. The Free Stretch Goal is Emperor Leo III mounted on a horse, which all our Free Stretch... (Read More)

Building a Darker Age

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, even in the Dark Ages people had to have somewhere to live. So the first of our    Add-ons are a selection of Dark Age buildings to really give the battle field a sense of atmosphere or better still somewhere to raid! Add-ons are extras you... (Read More)

Time for a change of Theme?

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, we have new backers on board, welcome and thanks for pushing us on to the Arabs. Keep sharing everyone the more people we reach the more armies we can unlock! The armies of the Arabs are funded. Adb Al Rahman is the free stretch goal... (Read More)

Let the Conquest Begin

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, I see a lot of new Backers arrived during the night hello and welcome. The Justinian Byzantines are now unlocked and our next army will be Arab or should I say collection of armies as you can field a few armies from the Arab list.... (Read More)

Attila the Hun is now available for scourging etc.

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Yes we now have Huns. Hot on their heels are the first of the Byzantines under emperor Justinian. Back Catalogue Unlocks Early Hoplite Greeks and Spartans Free Stretch Goal Attila the Hun mounted is added to the swag Next up is Justinian Following... (Read More)

Help I cant keep up!

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, I'm trying my best to keep up with the speed of the project but you guys keep busting through my Stretch Goals. Great stuff, that's the Palmyran troops in the bag and now on to the Huns. Queen Zenobia is added as a Free Stretch Goal to... (Read More)

War & Empire III funded in 41 minutes

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you guys, we are fully funded for the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans, not only did we achieve that but we smashed through to the Late Romans. Everyone at King and Emperor receives a General Aetius miniature on horse back as a free stretch... (Read More)

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