The Barons' War 4 - Outremer (The Crusader States)

Created by Andy Hobday & Paul Hicks

New, highly-detailed, 28mm medieval miniatures, terrain and retinue lists taking the award-winning The Barons' War to a new setting.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Thank You, Everyone!
6 months ago – Wed, Jun 01, 2022 at 03:00:54 AM

And breath...Thank you, everyone, for your support for Outremer. It has been more than we could have imagined, and I think it is correct to say we smashed it! This is our most successful Kickstarter to date, and we couldn't have done it without all of you.

Please make sure you continue to read and follow the update emails we will be sending out as we use them to keep the lines of communication open. Be assured that we are fully committed to delivering your pledges in the most timely fashion while keeping you fully updated.

We will explain what happens next in detail in the coming days. But for now, take a deep breath and bask in the glow that once again, you have made two old(ish) men very happy!

~Andy & Paul (Hobday & Hicks)

What’s, what - To help with your decision making during the run in
6 months ago – Tue, May 31, 2022 at 06:08:44 PM

Well, it's more like 8 hours to go and with our campaign ending today at 8pm UK time, I thought an update explaining pledge levels and the 'freebies' would help to clarify what is what.


Choose your Packs & Pledge £1+

Backing at this level enables you to choose whatever packs you would like in the pledge manager for your pledge amount.

You can also add any of the unlocked stretch goals to your pledge.

The Antagonists £70+

The Antagonists pledge is for the initial 10 packs which will be automatically added to your account, plus you will be able to add extras in the pledge manager.

All the Outremer Figures £240+

All the Outremer Figures pledge is for one of all the figures in the Kickstarter which will be automatically added to your account, you will be able to add extras in the pledge manager.

Alternatively you can back for just the Franks or just the Muslim Warriors.

A Unique Sculpt by Paul Hicks £475+

For those who have backed at this pledge level, when the Kickstarter ends, I will be in touch to discuss the miniature you would like Paul to create for you.  You will receive the initial 10 packs (The Antagonist Pledge) plus you will be able to add extras in the pledge manager.


If you are backing for terrain, please back at the terrain pledge level.  You can add additional individual figure packs in the pledge manager. There will also be separate add-ons available for The Antagonists and All the Outremer Figures.

Digital Terrain Files (STLs) £40+

The Digital Terrain Files pledge is for all the STL files of the Fortified Hospital created for this campaign. Be advised as soon as you order a physical product you will have to consider postage. The Digital Files will be available as an add-on in the pledge manager.

The Fortified Hospital Physical Terrain £200+

You will be able to add figures to the Fortified Hospital pledge in the pledge manager. You will also receive the STL files.

If there are any physical forts left when the campaign ends today, we will include them on a first-come, first-served basis in the pledge manager.


The following is a list of all the freebies we have included during the campaign and how you qualify.

  • Every backer who completes their pledge will receive a PDF copy of the Outremer supplement book.
  • Backers numbered up to and including #643, who complete their pledge, will receive the exclusive 24-hour miniature, which will not be released.
  • Backers who pledge £45 or more will receive the Muslim Commander on foot miniature.
  • Backers who pledge £45 or more will receive a printed copy of the Outremer supplement book.
  • Backers who pledge £45 or more will receive The Turcople Guide & The Mamluk Champion.
  • Backers who pledge £80 or more will receive The Military Order Knight Commander on foot miniature.
  • Backers who pledge £240 or more will receive the The Holy Relic miniature pack.
  • We will be extending the Retinue Lists to include more named characters and adding Siege Rules as unplanned extras to the Outremer book.

None of the freebies will be paid add-ons in the pledge manager, you will not be able to purchase them there.

*All freebies will be added to your pledge in the pledge manager once it has been locked and you have finalised your pledges. We will wait until the pledge manager is completed to make sure everyone who qualifies receives the correct freebies and no one misses out!  The Monk (24-hour miniature), The Muslim Commander, The Military Order Knight Commander, The Turcopole Guide, The Mamluk Champion and the Holy Relic miniature pack will only be added to physical pledges for postage reasons.  If you qualify for the 24-hour exclusive miniature you will be asked to pay for the postage costs if you do not have a physical pledge.


What is the Pledge Manager? If this is your first Hobday & Hicks Kickstarter, when the campaign ends and Kickstarter have done their bit collecting your pledge amounts, the pledge manager is a place we go to manage the pledge you made, choose add-ons and arrange postage. I will be on hand for the entire time until you receive your pledge. I will be sending out a full update about how the pledge manager works in due course.

I hope this update helps, any questions today please do not hesitate to ask them. Stay safe everyone. 😃

~Andy and Paul (Hobday & Hicks)

Why not join The Barons' War Facebook Group and checkout the WARHOST website the home for The Barons' War game.

Download the Desktop Wallpaper
6 months ago – Tue, May 31, 2022 at 06:05:18 PM

all three book covers by Peter Dennis as desktop wallpaper

George set us a community goal 10 days ago which was achieved a few days afterwards. As promised you can download a set of desktop wallpapers of the stunning artwork from Peter Dennis using the following link:

We will also make these available on the website at some point the future.

Stay safe everyone. 😃

~Andy and Paul (Hobday & Hicks)

Why not join The Barons' War Facebook Group and checkout the WARHOST website the home for The Barons' War game.

Freebies to say Thank You!
6 months ago – Mon, May 30, 2022 at 10:21:06 PM

With less than 48 hours to go this has been the most successful campaign we have run, and your support has exceeded our expectations. So to show that we do appreciate your help, we are adding some extra freebies. 


The idea behind our journey to Outremer was to focus on the same time frame as we have for The Barons' War which is the early thirteenth century. With this as our brief, we've created retinue lists to fit—the twilight years of the Franks in the Levant. However, with the campaign's success, we've decided to extend these lists to cover the years 1098 - 1291, when the crusaders first arrived until they were finally driven out. Extending the period will also allow us to add the popular named characters we hadn't initially intended to include as playable commanders and warriors.


We hadn't planned to, but we will be adding rules for playing out sieges that will work for any The Barons' War setting, not only in Outremer. The idea here is to include new rules for storming and fighting in fortified locations and built-up areas. We are still exploring how we would like to represent this in the game best, as we currently have more than one option to play a siege game, and we enjoy each of them differently. More on this as it evolves.


Besides additions to the supplement book, we've included two new figures for free to all pledges over £45. The Turcopole Guide can be an addition to any command group, and his inclusion allows any group of warriors who accompany him to ignore difficult terrain. 

Turcopole guide

Any Muslim commander can add the Mamluk Champion to bolster a group of their choosing as long as it isn't a command group. The group benefits from the champion's fighting prowess.

Mamluk champion

To finish and echo what I have said many times before, "Thank You" so much, I really mean it. There would be no Outremer range and rules without you guys backing us, so it means a lot to Paul and me. 

Don't forget I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Stay Safe!

~Andy and Paul (Hobday & Hicks)

Why not join The Barons' War Facebook Group and checkout the WARHOST website the home for The Barons' War game.

Outremer Sample Retinues
6 months ago – Sun, May 29, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM

Outremer by Peter Dennis

As the campaign enters its final couple of days, I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, once again, for the fantastic support we have received, which is allowing us to bring a long-discussed supplement to The Barons' War.

In response to several requests, we've taken the opportunity to put together two sample 1000pt retinues, one for the Muslims and one for the Franks. 

As ever, with an early look at force list, the points values and special rules are subject to change as playtesting continues up until the book goes to print.



Both retinues come in at 999 points, and, funnily enough, both use every miniature included in either the All The Franks Pledge or the All the Muslim Warriors Pledge. So for those who have backed at these levels, your retinue is pretty much ready to go.

And if you have gone "all-in", you will have a retinue for each side that can jump straight into the action (once they have had a lick of paint!).

Many of you would like to customise your Retinues to match your play style, so there will be plenty more options to choose from. Be it changing the size of a group, changing their equipment, bringing allies from the West or adding local allies. Most of all, we look forward to seeing the Retinues you create and share over on the Facebook group once shipping begins.

~Andy and Paul (Hobday & Hicks)

Why not join The Barons' War Facebook Group and checkout the WARHOST website the home for The Barons' War game.