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Offline Zygmund

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 10:34:54 AM »
The company group is 56 figures - but I consider it slightly odd as it has 2 blocks of pike and only 2 support 'detachments'

I think it's one Landsknecht Keil, with armored pikemen (20) in front and unarmored (20) in back, a centre of command & colours (8) protected by Zweihänders (8), and a frontline/detachment of arquebusiers (8). The proportions of different equipment fit very well early 16th century Landsknecht formations.

So a historically oriented set, which has little to do with Warhammer-style fantasy gaming.

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2017, 12:10:39 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Zyg

As you will have seen from my earlier posts I don't know too much about the historical formations of this period, and indeed am influenced by WHFB structure.

I tend to buy figures because I like them, and then look at game usage - this time I was trying to be a bit more sensible  :biggriin:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2017, 01:30:42 PM »
I see the add-on facility to get extra figures on to a pledge doesn't seem to have worked.

I explained how the add on works in a post further back on the thread.

January 29th Update (15 ?) was my source. I wasn't sure if you could alter the value of your pledge yourself to allow for the extras you email him about.


Yes, the pledge amount can be altered in pounds or dollars yourself, but not until after the initial pledge is made.



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The one of each pledge is ok, but really he should have had a couple more options between the £65 (56 figures) and £160 (148 figures) pledges.
Do you have a proposal?  It might not be too late for me to ask, and then you can pledge at that level!

The company group is 56 figures - but I consider it slightly odd as it has 2 blocks of pike and only 2 support 'detachments'
 - My proposal in the post above was of effectively 2 Blocks with 4 'detachments
 
8 Command
16 Armoured Pike
16 Unarmoured Pike
16 Handgunners
8 Zweihanders
8 Advancing
Gives you 72 figures

There could be a bigger version of that if you wanted.
Currently it jumps from a deal with 56 figures to the top pledge involving 148 figures
So something at 96 or 112 would fit the balance?


72 - 56 = 16 figures, which fits the example numbers wise that I showed in my last post, and thus the cost would be the same.  However, I'll see if there is a willingness for an option in between the 56 figures and the 148.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2017, 02:36:15 PM »
Here's what I provided them ...

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It was noticed by one person interested in pledging that there is a significant difference between the Company Group and the Army Group 65 pounds for 56 figures and 160 pounds for 148 figures.  It was being wondered if there could be a level of pledging somewhere in between?
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2017, 02:50:32 PM »
And I gave these examples ...

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For 72:

8 Command
16 Armoured Pike
16 Unarmoured Pike
16 Handgunners
8 Two handed swordsmen
8 Attacking pike/halberd

For 92:

12 Command
16 Unarmoured pike
16 Armoured pike
16 Two handed swordsmen
16 Attacking pike/halberd
16 Handgunner
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2017, 03:16:34 PM »
By the way, the guy who is doing this kickstarter, here is his site for buying other miniatures ...

http://www.heroesofthedarkage.co.uk/

This is a small operation, but it seems to be of quality.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2017, 03:24:58 PM »
And here is a link for shopping at his site ... :icon_lol: ...

http://www.heroesofthedarkage.co.uk/ourshop/

He carries a good looking dragon, some beasts (no orcs yet), a line of Franco Prussian War figures, mammoths, resin buildings, and some steam punk figures.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2017, 05:14:30 AM »
Ok ... it's been added in as a pledge level at 85 pounds ...

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For 72:

8 Command
16 Armoured Pike
16 Unarmoured Pike
16 Handgunners
8 Two handed swordsmen
8 Attacking pike/halberd

I'm very likely going to upgrade my pledge to this.

If you're a WFB Empire player, this is the pledge level for you! :::cheers:::
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 06:59:15 AM »
The demand for historicals is strong!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 05:42:10 PM »
I've upgraded my pledge from the Company Group to the Battle Group which gives me ...

8 command, 16 unarmored pike, 16 armored pike, 8 zweihanders, 16 arquebuses, and 8 attacking pike.  This gives two blocks of 20 pike + 4 command for 24 each, plus 4 zweihanders for 28 each.  Plus 8 arquebuses for each block.

I also pledged for 4 more arquebuses and zweihanders, to have 2 groups of 10 gunners and one group of 12 swordsmen.  Plus I added in 4 more cavalry figures and 8 more crossbowmen, and with the stretch goals of 4 & 4 that'll bring me to 8 and 12.

I'm hoping to use these for both WFB and historical gaming.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2017, 01:11:28 PM »
Ok - I have pledged and added extra money to cover the additional figures I want.

He says email him detailing what extras you want - but I cannot see where the email address is?
Does he mean in the comments bit on the KS page?

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2017, 02:01:58 PM »
Nope.  There is some sort of messaging system tied in with Kickstarter, but he may be the one that needs to initiate it.  When there's a free moment, I'll send along a note to him, and see what happens.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2017, 02:10:04 PM »
It's Ok -  I had a message from him via KS.

Though his maths needs some work - there was £10 for postage added to my pledge plus £20 for 4 extra packs - and he told me I had £30 to spend - so free postage :icon_question:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2017, 07:34:12 PM »
Good to learn.  He probably just forgot the postage.  And now you have a way to contact him directly. :::cheers:::
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2017, 01:20:42 PM »
The mounted priest has been reached with the stretch goals, and at the moment there is about 350 pounds more to go to reach the artillery crew!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 12:58:11 PM »
Just a little over 150 pounds to reach the artillery crew. :icon_biggrin:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 01:11:29 PM »
Just a little over 150 pounds to reach the artillery crew. :icon_biggrin:

Good, because that is something I might buy an extra set of.  :engel:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 05:40:52 PM »
Yep!  I'm in for an extra if it makes it that far.  It was one of the bonus things that initially attracted me to pledging, and then the cheese disappeared, and then reappeared, but further down the line.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2017, 02:05:45 PM »
Less than 50 pounds to reach the artillery crew! :icon_biggrin:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2017, 08:59:43 PM »
Only 9 pounds away form the artillery crew!

And there are new pictures up of a priest, a paymaster, and an attacking swordsman.

- - -

Midaski ... looks like we got a third person to join us in the Battle Group.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 10:09:13 PM »
Only 9 pounds away form the artillery crew!


Well you and I should add a £5 each ...........................  :engel:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2017, 12:13:10 AM »
 :icon_lol:

The plan is to get an extra pack of artillery men, so might as well ...
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2017, 01:06:03 AM »
By the time I got there and logged in to the site, it had already topped 4,000 pounds.

I added in 5 pounds to my pledge for the extra artillery crew anyway.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2017, 12:03:41 PM »
Somebody backed out of their pledge and the campaign is back down below 4,000 pounds.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2017, 12:56:03 PM »
How annoying :icon_confused:
I got my permission slip signed before pledging :icon_redface: :icon_redface: :biggriin:
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