Just a glimpse of what we are working on before leaving for the Holidays.
The Glacier Fortress is slowly taking shape in the virtual space of the digital sculpting tool (read more about the mighty Admiral vessel of the Frost Dead of Nadvidia here).
What you are seeing is not final (we are definitely not satisfied with the look of the iceberg) and subject to change as the sculting progresses.
With the money collected with the second print of our Kickstarter Undead Fleet we are planning to acquire a 3D printer that will allow us to test the sculpts before calling them final and ready for replication.
After restraining ourselves from entitling this post “Winter is coming”, we are now able to declare the ‘winner’ of our little pool that has taken place on this page and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ResInAere/ ).
The fleet of the Necrorealm of Nadvidia under the command of the Frost Liches triumphed on our Facebook page (70% vs. 30% for 20 votes), gained a marginal victory on gravetides.com (55% vs. 45% for 30 votes) and will be the next to be sculpted and hopefully to be the subject of a future Kickstarter.
perspective we’ve further invested in this project acquiring this
lovely item that has been delivered to us by the courier just today.
This Wacom Cintiq Pro tablet will help us create the best miniature we’ll be able to produce and (we hope) to make all process a bit easier.
also apace to produce a readable beta of the Gravetides rules in
order to collect some feedback and suggestions.
As you can see work has just started, keep watching this space and our Facebook page.
During the last few months we have presented on this site and on our Facebook page concept sketches and background for eight warships belonging to the battle fleets of the Vampire Red Realms and to the Nadvidian Realm of the Frost Dead, just two of the many domains and races of GRAVETIDES, the grim fantasy world we are developing and that will be the backdrop of our future proposals.
took more time than
its best to prevent
notwithstanding we are now ready to ask
your help in deciding which of the two war fleets will be the first
to see the light as actual models.
Your responses will help us not only to choose which warships will challenge our digital sculpting skills but also to have a measure of the general interest around our little project and its possible developments.
background of many more war fleets has
already been written and
the GRAVETIDES rules have been subjected to a lot of changes and
their continuous reworking seems
to have found
you like to read
the new fleet will be sculpted to a satisfactory standard we’d
like to launch
a new Kickstarter for
its release hoping
be a good success as it was for
first offering (thank
you all again for that!).
Progresses will be reported here and on Facebook.
So please vote using the widget below this post or on the pool posted on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ResInAere/) for your ‘favorite’ war fleet choosing between the terrifying warships of the sadistic Blood Sycophants vampires or the unnaturally freezing coldness of the fleet of the Nadvidian Frost Dead.
let this pool
run for while
and when the trend will be clear we
will know which will
war fleet to
and suggestions are heartily
The Hailstone Mortar is the only squadron ship of the Frost Dead war fleet, created by the Necromages of Nadividia to make up for the short range of the other magical weapons on board of the other major vessels.
When not succumbing to inaccuracies or other erratic behaviours, a small formation of Hailstone Mortars can wreck havoc among enemy fleets as not as many other foes of the GRAVETIDES world are capable of.
The new entry in the Nadvidian fleet is the highly magical Stormbarge whose movement and offensive power are directly sourced by a Frost Necromagage hosted in the very heart of this bizarre vessel.
Enemy vessels blasted by the gust of frozen air projected by the Stormbarge are violently crashed one into the other, as their crews are decimated by the freezing cold that sweeps the decks of these unfortunate warships.
The Frozen Galley is permanently engulfed by a mist that coalesce around its frost encrusted shape ending with two high bow and stern ice formations that radiate a characteristic pale light that may remain visible in the distance even trough the dense fog coils.
As the main independent warship of the Nadvidian fleet the sight of these vessels is the vanguard of the arrival of a Glacier Fortress and its accompanying swarm of lesser squadron vessels.
The Necrorealm of Nadvidia is the home of a strain of undead whose unlife is preserved by a monstrous spell, known as ‘The Frostbite’, that keeps everything within the border of the realm and beyond at freezing temperatures.
The warships of Nadvidia are in good part constructed out of pure ice preserved by the power of the Frostbite that the presence of Frost Sorcerers on board channels to fuel the movement and the weapons of the Frost Dead vessels.
Capable of turning instantly into ice the very water of the sea they navigate these pale vessels are an eerie sight capable of literally chilling the spine of even the most seasoned crews.
The Persecutors sail in squadrons flanking in battle the Thorns Cathedral, striking at the enemy vessels that will be assaulted by the vampire on board of the admiral vessel.
The weapons of these lethal war ships are so powerful that lesser enemy ships may even sink under the combined fire of Persecutors, much to the dismay of the vampires that see the slaughtering they were patiently craving disappear into the deep of the waters.
The aggressive nature of this bloodthirsty monsters is reflected by their warships built to serve as floating platforms for small armies ready to engage the enemy in violent boarding actions in which the vampires excel for ferocity and swift execution.
The Admiral Sycophants flagship, known as ‘The Thorns Cathedral’ for the spiked branches (a recurrent theme in the vampire culture) that adorns its hull, brings in battle the biggest boarding bridge ever devised, capable of grappling even the biggest enemy ships.
‘The Tormentor’, another assault ship of smaller proportions, carries one of the most powerful magic item devised by the Sycophants, an icon of suffering and bloodletting whose creation has costed the life of innumerable enemies.
We hope you enjoy this new entry, and please, do not refrain from posting comments, suggestions and constructive criticisms, they are essential to understand if we are pressing the right buttons!
Other warships of the Blood Sycophants fleet and the flyers that complements it are in development and will follow in a future post.