In the past few years crowdfunding has kicked off a resurgence of board and tabletop games, but they’re usually luxury products that require massive boxes to be shipped around the world, which only adds to their prices. Kordran Conflict seeks to change that be allowing you to make everything you need to play yourself, with a focus on 3D printing for its miniatures.
As a hex-based game Kordran Conflict is intended for two players who can play just about however they want. Have 15 minutes to burn? Then play one of the skirmishes. Want to play a campaign over a few hours? Well then that’s an option too.
The combat system is based on D20 rolls and can be used to affect five classes of units across five battle modes. You can see more about how this works in the trailer embedded below.
Those five classes and the rest of the detailed miniatures here are all modelled by the very talented Fotis Mint who we’ve featured many times in our 3D Print of the Day series. We’ve seen impressive models from him for everything from Valiant Comics to PUBG, Star Wars and more.
We’re happy to see this maker expanding into their own creations and we really like the sci-fi aesthetic that has been created here through the models.
If you’d like to become a backer the cheapest way to do so is at the £29 which provides you with the STL files to 3D print the miniatures and the PDFs to (regular paper) print the various cards and boards you’ll need. This completely digital tier ships in November of this year if the campaign is successful.
If you’d prefer to put in less work you can add in more of your money to get parts of the game made for you. At £37 the “Kodran Core” tier gives you the cards and rulebook needed to play, which compliments the miniatures you will need to print, again with the provided STL files.
There are even some more expensive options available for those without a 3D printer who still want to experience the game. While some may argue that this negates a big selling point of the game, we’re sure many veteran wargame players out there care more about the mechanics that the miniatures and how they’re made.
At this point we have to provide the regular disclaimer about crowdfunding: don’t spend anything you’re not willing to lose entirely. Some campaigns don’t end up delivering, and some do deliver but the result isn’t exactly what you were expecting.
That being said, look around the Kordran Conflict Kickstarter page to see more of the game for yourself. It certainly looks promising and finally offers access to products like for those of us who live outside of places like the US and the UK where importing pre-packaged games like this is prohibitively expensive.
If you’d like to give some of the elements of the game a try before parting with any money, a few free samples of the miniatures are hosted on a Google Drive for anyone to grab.