Bluecoats are, at least in my mind, the basic troops of the Second Government faction.
They are a kind of vanguard, more explorers than frontline soldiers and they play a critic role in the Second Government strategy, being the navy in a world that for 95% is composed by water!
They tirelessly sail across the seas of Inneath in search for new lands, hidden treasures of the past and any kind of resources potentially useful to the Second Government.
They have not the military competences of Redcoats, indeed, but they are possibly the main fuel that makes the gears of the greatest nation of Inneath move.
With this in mind, I consider the Bluecoats Bundle the core of the Second Government design: think about them as the "Iron Crows Sentinels" of this new range.
I tried to catch, with these characters, the essence of this regiment (and in general, of the Second Government): a voracious ambition, that pushes the human nation to explore the whole Inneath, and its strict discipline. The Bluecoat Admiral, in fact, is a kind of avatar of discipline and represents the relentless determination that animates the Mankind. The Bluecoat Pathfinder, one of the most eccentric characters of this range, incarnates at its best the explorer role of this regiment. I tried to avoid, with these characters, too aggressive poses, because I didn't want them to appear only as soldiers: for this reason, for example, the Soldier A carries a book (or an apple, as optional part!) and in general they all have a traveler-vibe, represented by their bulky backpacks and the vast amounts of maps, telescopes and compasses that adornate them.
I want to give a sense of enthusiastic adventure, with these Bluecoats.
SO, WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOX?
The Bluecoat Bundle initially contains 6 characters: a Bluecoat Pathfinder, a Bluecoat Soldier A, a Bluecoat Admiral, A Bluecoat Soldier B, a Basset Hound and a Bluecoat Captain.
Of course, also this bundle have access to exclusive stretch goals, like the Bluecoat Soldier C (and many others!)
However, there are also Stretch Goals that will be available, if unlocked, for all our backers (if their pledge is 40€ or more), like for example the Scenic Bases Set!
The Scenic Bases set contains 4 32mm bases, perfect for all of you that, like me, are not talented in making bases, or if you just want to have a Durgin approved scenery for your DPF miniatures.
But let's see them in details:
Ruins represent the iconic-environment of Inneath, and if you read the Booklet I wrote (Peoples of Inneath) you will know the reason.
Once upon a time, Inneath was a world similar to ours, with huge continents separated by oceans and seas. Unfortunately (and for reasons that still are not clear), an apocalyptic event shattered the earth: the continents were crushed into thousands and thousands of islands, and the oceans swallowed most of the land.
Obviously, few survived to the devastation, and (obviously) they had to rebuild their world.
For this reason, still nowadays, Inneath is strewn with ruins from ancient times full of mysteries to reveal and treasures to recover.
The Scenic Bases set designed for the Second Government range is similar to the one we designed for our Dwarves, but obviously it represents ruins of another civilization.
I imagined a more mediterranean style, that suits perfectly in my opinion with the Second Government characters:
Moreover, I'm a big fan of the "last mile attitude", so when designing this set, we sculpted it so that you can unite the 4 bases to create a big one. Just bring the bases together like this, and the magic happens:
Now you have a perfect base for your Iron Titan, or your Bluecoat Pathfinder!
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THIS BUNDLE?!
Te Bluecoat Bundle is for those of you who love to explore new lands but who like to do it in an organized and well-planned manner: after all, if your destination is an unknown island where you might encounter an enormous forest Troll, you should be prepared!
Bluecoats are neat and reliable and surely know where the best restaurants are, no matter how far you are from home. This bundle contains also two animals: a dog (and everybody loves dogs, don't trust those who don't) and a choco-ehm, a KenKen, that is totally different from a chocobo but I can't prevent you from calling it that way.
Bluecoats are perfect to represent the average adventurers for any kind of fantasy rpg, and for those of you that like to paint, this bundle will train your ability in painting clothes and freehands (that banner screams for a proper heraldry!).
The Bluecoat Bundle is a breath of fresh air, untouched by the strain of modern life: it smells of maritime pine, order and heady reliability.
The Bluecoat Bundle will be waiting for you at the door when you return from work ready to accompany you on any adventure.
The Bluecoat Bundle is a good boy. Or good girl, you decide.