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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2017, 01:41:31 PM »
My understanding is that towards the end of campaigns there are folks that back out at the last minute.

Hopefully we'll get some last minute folks to pledge!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2017, 02:50:03 PM »
There's a whole 7 days to go yet, and it needs 7.00

I am watching  :engel:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2017, 03:08:28 PM »
Yep, not concerned at this point, it's too little of an amount.

I'd enjoy seeing the campaign make it to the group of priests level, but not expecting it.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2017, 04:23:12 PM »
Looks like someone pledged for a Company Group so it's back up over 4,000 pounds again, and this time a decent distance. :icon_cool:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2017, 10:10:39 PM »
Get me right on this:

If I choose a pledge level that says 'Entitled to all stretch goals', I'll get any and all figures listed in the stretch goals for free?

Which at this point is 20 figures, nearly half of them 'character' figures? Which would mean that a Company Group of 56 figures would become 76 figures, at 65 + postage (10 I hear)?

One pound per one good-quality 28mm metal figure!

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2017, 10:51:53 PM »
Yep - that's the deal.

You can also buy extra sets at 5 per pack
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2017, 03:55:13 AM »
Yep, metal figures at 1 pound per figure, what an awesome price point! :icon_biggrin:

And these Landsknechts look good and could easily pass for Empire troops or historical. :icon_cool:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »
Only 71 pounds away from the next stretch goal. :::cheers:::

Not sure it'll make it to the pack of 4 priests (571 pounds away) when the campaign ends in 4 days, but that'll be cool if it does.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2017, 06:17:56 PM »
Just noticed that a 4th person signed up for the Battle Group. :icon_cool:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2017, 07:07:32 PM »
Looks like stretch goals were amended again!

Currently reached ...
500 - mounted general
1,000 - pack of four mounted knights
1,500 - mounted officer
2,000 - pack of four character figures
2,500 - mounted standard bearer
3,000 -pack of four crossbowmen
3,500 - mounted priest
4,000 - pack of four artillery crew

Almost reached ...
4,500 - surgeon and assistant

Not reached yet ...
5,000 - baggage mule
5,500 - camp followers
6,000 - soldiers at rest
6,500 - 'camp' - two resin tents (small)
7,000 - 'camp' - two resin tents (large)

Apparently and according to the newest update, there is not an expectation of getting much further along on these stretch goals, but instead listing them to let folks know what they are planning beyond the campaign.

And they are also planning a Kickstarter after Easter for Swiss and Italians.

So the pack of 4 priest idea seems to have disappeared, and I guess that means the one that has been shown will be in one of the packs, hopefully as a character since that stretch goal has already been achieved.

Also, I like the idea of a surgeon and assistant, so hopefully it at least makes it the next 71 pounds or so.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2017, 09:15:23 PM »

"............. and a priest and paymaster from the 'character' set"

down under the recent picture of the new figures.
I think he got some flak in the comments section that priests were not common.

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2017, 12:35:13 AM »
Yep, I'm ok with the one, good point on them being from the character group.  Plus there is going to be one that is mounted, too!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2017, 11:03:54 AM »
Up over 4,600 pounds so the surgeon and assistant have been reached!

Only 3 days to go!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2017, 08:25:13 PM »
As the campaign begins wrapping up with only 3 days to go, here's a question ...

Are you planning to use the figures you get from this campaign for WFB, historicals, or both :icon_question:
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2017, 09:37:48 PM »
For the Von Trinkenessen Chronicles ,the pikes for Gotz of the iron hand (Von Berlichingen).
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2017, 11:27:23 AM »
Camps and camp followers, but only a handful different poses for the actual soldiers? Doesn't look like they have their priorities straight to me.
The only good thing about 7th ed heads is that they look particularly inbred and superstitious which is perfect for Stirlanders

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2017, 01:24:23 PM »
The camps and camp followers are stretch goals.  Believe my disappointment was previously expressed regarding the lack of intended hand gunner options, but I'm not concerned with the other troop types, and could see my self doing some converting as well.  At the same time, the price point per figure and style of figures has attracted me to pledging, and I can pick up other figures for this era as well.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2017, 12:41:23 AM »
With less than 24 hours to go, campaign up over 5,500 pounds, so the camp followers are going to be available as a stretch goal.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2017, 12:31:11 PM »
With under 8 hours to go the campaign is close to 6,000 pounds with 97 folks who have pledged!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2017, 01:35:31 PM »
A small push at the right moment...  :lol:

This has been a tremendous campaign, and Mr. Holmes is very generous with the Stretch Goals. They're a battalion on their own, for free! Can't wait to see the cavalry figures sculpted.

Gonna mix these with some Foundry & Perry, base them on larger bases divisible by 20mm squares, and use them wherever they're most efficient.  :-)

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #70 on: February 17, 2017, 02:20:05 PM »
I know the camp followers are stretch goals, but they should have made a higher priority of making more poses of rank and file soldiers. When it comes to monopiece metal soldiers (rather than kits of bitz you can assemble like you want), there should be enough poses available that you don't notice there's a limited number of poses when casting a quick glance at a ranked unit.
The only good thing about 7th ed heads is that they look particularly inbred and superstitious which is perfect for Stirlanders

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #71 on: February 17, 2017, 02:44:11 PM »
Keep in mind that they are also planning to provide heads for swapping, so I think this is still going to be excellent.  Factor in the style and price per figure ... this has been excellent.

They have 100 backers and over 6,000 pounds ... so all the figures are going to be available for the stretch goals, and they seem to still want to make the tents anyway.

Only 5 hours remaining!
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #72 on: February 17, 2017, 04:11:58 PM »
With 3 hours to go, only 100 pounds away from reaching the small tents stretch goal.
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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2017, 05:14:56 PM »
To some degree, I agree with Konrad. There's a lot of repetition. It will be partly shadowed by the colourful Landsknecht uniforms. But I'm happy to have some Landsknechts from other companies, to even out the repetitious poses.

The heap of stretch goal models has made those smaller lots with 'Entitled to all stretch goals' very very cost efficient. If you count two footmen for one rider, they're around 60 pence per footman and 1.20 per rider, shipping included! My hunch is that Mr. Holmes clearly didn't believe it would get this far. Maybe I should increase my bid just to give the man more credit?

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Re: 28mm Landsknechts on Kickstarter ...
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2017, 05:56:40 PM »
I've pledged for the Battle Group and then added in some extra groups of 4 infantry and 2 cavalry.

Looking forward to receiving these! :icon_biggrin:
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