Welcome one and all to another look at the week's hottest crowd funding projects.

This week we've got sci-fi skirmish, Renaissance steampunk and some brushes to paint it all with. Let's dive in!

To start with today we have Aetherium by Anvil Eight Games.

Aetherium is a miniatures board game by Anvil Eight Games for 2 or more players. Control the tyrannical and neo-fascist government of the Axiom, or fight for your freedom alongside the anarchist Nanomei. Aetherium requires roughly one hour for a full game. Assemble your collective of hackers, agents, activists, or anarchists and lead them on a hyper-fast run through a dangerous virtual reality. Aetherium is a contest of mental skill, as players try to outthink their opponent using programs, resources, and the world itself in order to carve a space inside this fluid reality. Fight for control of the greatest discovery of human existence.

 The miniatures are dynamic and interesting, and somewhat multipurpose. Many of them would work well as civilians in any other modern-future game.

Aetherium finished as 6.03am BST on Thursday, May 1st. So if you're interested, get over to their kickstarter and have a look before it's too late! 

Next up we have the latest offering from Cool Mini Or Not, Dogs of War.

Conceived by renowned game designer Paolo Mori, Dogs of War is an elegant game set in a steampunk-influenced renaissance universe. Noble houses engage each other in a series of fierce battles, and it is up to the players and the Dogs of War they control to deploy their private armies in support of whatever house they wish to favour.
 Players take to the battlefield as one of the Dogs of War! As Captains of their own private army, each Dog of War has a special ability that will help them win influence, battles, or betray the house they've sworn allegiance to!
 Dogs of War is not a game of pure military power, but rather a game where deception and betrayal often lead the way to a decisive victory. The goal for the Dogs of War is to earn the most power by the end of the game. Thanks to thoughtful game design and development, there are many ways to achieve this, like defeating other Captains in battle, getting rewards from the Houses you help, amassing gold and troops and, most importantly, gaining influence with the most successful Houses.

The art style of the game is really lovely and the spirit of the portraits translates well into their game piece counterparts:  

 Dogs of War will end on Friday, May 9th at 8.49pm BST.

You'll most likely be wanting to paint all those new minis, so to finish off today we're looking at the Games and Gears Ichiban Studios Pro Line Brushes.

The video goes over the details of the brushes in much greater depth than any of the campaign text, so it's the best place to find out more information.

One of the coolest things about these brushed is that you can pull them apart (a little like a pen) meaning your can keep your brushed protected for longer. 

The project will end on Thursday May 15th at 1.58pm BST. 

That's all for this week folks. Let us know what you think of these projects in the comments below. If you know of or run a campaign you'd like to see featured then get in touch via @talkwargaming or @imm0rtalreaper.

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