AntiMatter Games have launched the Kickstarter project for DeepWars for a 30 day run:
From their post:
We are already working on the game and have made good progress but we really need support to make the game come to fruition with starter sets of miniatures and printed rulebooks.
DeepWars is a tabletop wargame set in an alternate history of Earth in the late 17th century, where fortune seekers and conquerors have discovered a lost land with an underground sea miles beneath the frozen surface of the southernmost continent.
DeepWars is set in the world of our existing game, ShadowSea, but is meant to be a stand-alone product and is focused on adventure and battle scenarios on the bottom of the Sunless Sea. The game will have multiple types of scenarios, including exploration of wrecks on the seafloor, adventures in ancient cities of cyclopean structures, battles among fields of geothermal chimneys, submarine boardings among others. Adventures within flooded tunnels inside wrecked ships or crumbing cities may be played with “tiles” to represent stretches of passage and chambers, while games in open environments are played with scenic terrain pieces on the tabletop.
Some features of the game will be:
– Intense combat in the abyssal depths of the Sea. Breach submarines, uncover undersea temples, and dodge torpedoes while recovering artifacts that hold the secrets of the ethereal void.
– Combination of 28mm scale miniature tabletop wargame with campaign advancement and a role-playing flavor. Players may customize their warband with different weapons and ether technology items as they become more experienced in battle.
– Miniature starter sets for each of three main forces, Fortune Hunters, Dark Mariners, and Ancients of Atalán will be produced. Sets will include four miniatures with stat cards and quickstart rules. Other forces are included in the rules and will be made into miniatures as funds permit.
– Rulebooks will be available printed in full color or as downloadable PDFs, and will include multiple game scenarios and a painting guide. If project goals are exceeded, we will produce additional miniatures, terrain and supplements and continue growing the game.