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Ranks & Files: a new chapter begins!

You know how incapable I am of keeping a secret; after all, I'm universally known as the king of spoilers. So, you can understand how difficult it has been for me to wait for this moment to introduce not just a simple novelty but a whole new range of miniatures that will accompany the adventurers of Inneath: Ranks&Files!

Ranks&Files logo by Durgin Paint Forge

As you may have easily guessed from the name and the exquisitely old-school logo, this range aims to be the ram with which I will try to carve out a space in the crowded and picturesque sea of classic wargaming. Ranks&Files is like a river mouth where different streams converge, a project born from the impetus of various currents.

First and foremost, the desire to challenge myself with something that is indeed similar to what I have always done but requires a very different approach (creating wargame armies composed of modular and multi-component kits is quite different from sculpting individual pieces for RPG/Skirmish).

Moreover, it's a project that will be entirely managed digitally, let's say my response to concerns I've had about digital products.

I don't deny that the aim is to diversify the type of miniatures, as suggested by many of you, in order to better support the main range of Inneath.

Lastly, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realize my childhood dreams and create the armies I have always dreamt of.

Dwarf Warriors kit by Durgin Paint Forge

Needless to say, the Dwarves will be the darlings of this project too, and it will be with them that Ranks&Files will make its debut! With the grand return of Warhammer Fantasy, I felt it was the right time to try to create something more specific for players, and I couldn't miss the opportunity to realize the Dwarf kits I have always dreamed of since I started getting passionate about this hobby at the age of 12.

Obviously, as much as the sculpts are designed with an aesthetic more akin to wargaming classics, they will still be Durgin Paint Forge kits. I'm sure you'll recognize our touch even in these models.

What changes, compared to the Inneath range, is obviously the setting of the individual models, which will be designed and consequently divided like classic modular plastic kits, with alternative parts and kitbashing possibilities among the various kits that will be released. A small revolution that, I must say, I'm really enjoying managing as a creative!


Dwarf Warriors kit by Durgin Paint Forge

The first kit we worked on could only feature Dwarf Warriors, and here you can see a first rank ready for battle: it took us a while to recalibrate our workflow to adapt to this new style, but I must say that the final result drives me crazy; it's exactly as I dreamed it when I was a kid!

The Dwarf Warriors are just the first of many kits dedicated to what is objectively and indisputably the best fantasy race ever created. Soon, I'll be able to show you the Veterans as well, and in this first wave, there will also be Rangers and shooting units, with obviously epic accompanying characters. The idea is to enhance compatibility between the various kits we will create, in order to exponentially expand your assembly possibilities and, consequently, allow you to customize your army as if it were tailor-made clothing!


Dwarf Warrior with great weapon and shield
Dwarf Warrior with great weapon and shield

Ranks&Files will be a digitally managed range; you can subscribe to the Patreon channel to have access to the files in advance and exclusive tutorials, or you can directly download the files on MyMiniFactory. The grand debut will be at the end of March/beginning of April; you are all invited!

Keep an eye on the blog in the coming days because there will be new reveals and also some initiatives that I'm sure you will like!

Stock up on resin, I recommend it!

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"Heavy breathing intensifies" My word, you have just made my day.

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Nox
Nox
22 feb

Amazing! I thought you would stop selling STL files?

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Durgin
Durgin
22 feb
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This project was born exactly because of that concern!

I thought: "I'm worried that stl files are damaging the physical kits, but many people enjoy this way of collecting minis. So what about creating a whole range released only in digital??"

Only time will tell if I guessed right or not XDXD

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I am so freakin' excited!!!! This is going to be an awesome new chapter for DPF!!

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Durgin
Durgin
22 feb
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I really hope so u__u

I trust my Dwarfs, in any form!

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To clarify, the comment "diversify the type of miniatures, as suggested by many of you, in order to better support the main range of Inneath" assumes that this is not a permanent change away from "traditional Inneath" style projects in the future?


Also, will the Patreon focus on other DPF content or just the Rank & File line? I'm excited to have more ways to support DPF and for you to be able to generate new business.


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Durgin
Durgin
20 feb
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Oh no, not at all! Peoples of Inneath is and will be my main focus so you can bet to see more miniatures with my usual design :) Ranks&Files is a totally separated project and is born to support the main line (or at least this is my goal, I hope to gather many enthusiast patrons XD), the Patreon will be focused on this range :)

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I'll be honest, rank and files games are not my thing, but you can count on me to be your praton (so, you'll have to call me "Bosu" xD).

I'm sure the miniatures will be characterful enough to see use in various fantasy skirmish settings.

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True, there is still a risk about that.

Why not make them totally BALD then? (yes bald head and bald face :D)

They are so ashamed by what they did, they shaved themselves, ALL THE BODY.

Look at all this space for freehand tatoos and scares! xD

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