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Title: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on February 20, 2017, 05:24:13 PM
Here are three items found on Kickstarter for historical releases ...

Classical Greeks ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/857773416/classical-greeks-28mm-greek-macedonian-figures?ref=checkout_rewards_page

ACW Unions in Great Coats ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-civil-war-union-soldiers-wearing-gr?ref=checkout_rewards_page

Buildings for WW2 ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1640700067/28mm-1-56th-ww2-wargames-terrain-daves-wargames?ref=checkout_rewards_page
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on February 23, 2017, 12:45:04 PM
So I ended up backing all three of those kickstarters above.

Pledged at the $25 level for the Greeks, the $50 level for the ACW Union Greatcoats,, and the 55 pound level for the buildings.

Only 1 day to go for the WW2 buildings!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on February 26, 2017, 11:38:44 AM
I increased my pledge level for the Classical Greeks and the campaign has now reached it's 3rd stretch goal.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: S.O.F on February 27, 2017, 09:59:04 PM
I increased my pledge level for the Classical Greeks and the campaign has now reached it's 3rd stretch goal.

I don't know out of all of those you put up those where the guys that looked the least impressive compared to what is already on the market, perhaps I just don't know enough about the various Hoplites out there.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on February 28, 2017, 12:34:44 AM
I'm a fan of Tiger Miniatures.  In the U.S., these figures can be obtained via Recreational Conflict, a good outfit.

Suspect the pictures of the Hoplites don't do the figures full justice, although not considered high end, I'm sure.  I have some of their other figures from their Herero Wars line, and their Balkan Wars line, and I like both.

I won't likely mix in the Greeks with other company's figures, and keep them in their own units.  At the 50 pound level ($60) that's 68 metal figures for under $1 each, can't beat the price point.

Also, he let's us mix and match as desired, so I'm getting 20 hoplites with Corinthian helmets, might get some attacking hoplites for a couple of bases, and 20 hoplites with Thracian helmets to use as mercenaries or Macedonians.  Plus the 12 Javelins and 12 Archers are going to be 8 of each with 8 slingers instead of the extra Javelins and Bows.

I'll be using these with the rules called Impetus, and they'll be available for different armies if desired.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 02, 2017, 11:40:47 AM
Wow, the Classical Greek campaign pushed on past the next stretch goal, a command set, and is approaching the next goal, Greek mercenaries.  Maybe it'll reach the cavalry goal, although only a week to go!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 06, 2017, 06:41:20 PM
Here is a new urban terrain kickstarter ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/georgepanopoulos/pedion-urban-handpainted-terrain-tiles-for-wargame

Not only might these be used for historicals, but I'm imagining things like Mordheim and Frostgrave, too.

The 2 x 2 option seems a bit small, the 3 x 3 option seems better, and the 4 x 4 option could be very good.

These are being produced in three different look ... "Rustic", "Medieval", and "Modern".  I like the "Rustic" look best.

Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 08, 2017, 07:38:42 PM
2nd Renaissance Knights kickstarter by Steel Fists ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

The six original knights as well as the six new ones (4 with couched lances, 2 hand weapons), plus packs of 6 renaissance pikemen are all available.

I'm pledging for at least the six original knights (3 sets of 2 figures), and maybe the attacking knights with hand weapons (1 set of 2 figures) or a package of the pikemen if the funding goal of the campaign is reached.

These are expensive, but they look grand! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 09, 2017, 02:07:42 PM
The Classical Greeks have less than a day to go, but they've lost a couple of backers.  Doesn't look like the mercenaries will be reached, yet I could be surprised.  Definitely won't make it to the cavalry goal.

Here's the link again just in case someone wants to climb on board before it finishes ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/857773416/classical-greeks-28mm-greek-macedonian-figures?ref=checkout_rewards_page
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 11, 2017, 02:10:31 AM
Couple of small pledges added to the Classical Greeks but not enough to put it over the 1,000 pound mark, oh well.  I kept my pledge at the 50 pound level, and looking forward to seeing the figures.

- - -

Here's an interesting kickstarter for ships with figures, 10mm though ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiocapitan/post-captain-10mm-tactical-naval-rules-plus-ships
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 17, 2017, 12:40:44 PM
Only 4 days to go here ...

ACW Unions in Great Coats ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-civil-war-union-soldiers-wearing-gr?ref=checkout_rewards_page

They are about 1,000 off from hitting the next stretch goal, attacking figures.  I'd sure like to see them do those, so climb on board even with a small pledge, even if you're new to ACW gaming.  Give it a go!

The music on the video alone is worth a pledge! :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 17, 2017, 02:24:27 PM
Only about $900 off now, yeehah! :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 21, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
The ACW figures have only a few more hours to go!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 04, 2017, 03:43:24 PM
Only a little time left on these Renaissance Knights ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

I'm not sure they'll make it to their goal, yet considering upping from 3 sets to 4 to be able to get the 6 original knights and either the attacking knights with hand weapons or the set of 6 pikemen.

If I understand correctly, funds will not be pulled from those pledging if they don't reach the funding goal, is that correct :icon_question:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on April 04, 2017, 06:46:05 PM
Yup that's correct for Kickstarter at least. Funds only get taken if they succeed. If they don't, nothing happens.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 04, 2017, 08:13:16 PM
Thanks for the confirmation! :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on April 05, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
Only a little time left on these Renaissance Knights ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

Very nice sculpts. But those plastic Perry knights around, you really need to love metal & extravagant headgear to invest in these. Methinks.

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 05, 2017, 11:54:38 AM
No doubt the Perry plastics are less expensive, yet these are very good sculpts and worth the money.  I've increased my pledge amount to also get the 6 pikemen.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 05, 2017, 06:31:52 PM
Regarding the campaign for Renaissance Knights here ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

... the producer is now including a 25% off sale for all the figures on the Steel Fists website as part of the pledge campaign in an effort to get to go over the top.  I hadn't picked up any of the 15th century nobles, but might, and the guys Japanese figures are excellent, too.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on April 05, 2017, 06:56:13 PM
Oh, that's a nice combo sale!

No doubt the Perry plastics are less expensive, yet these are very good sculpts and worth the money.  I've increased my pledge amount to also get the 6 pikemen.

I'm just jealous, because I won't go over my budget, which means I won't be getting these knights, at least in this kickstarter.  :-)

I so much hope I could see the knights from the previous Landsknecht kickstarter by Adam Holmes. They'll unlikely reach this level of detail, and might actually fall behind the Perry plastics. But since I'll be getting those and have the Perries, still unbuilt and unpainted, it's a no-no for new knights... Suck...

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 05, 2017, 11:28:19 PM
Well it seems the campaign is picking up a decent bit of steam with under two days to go! :icon_biggrin:

I pledged an additional amount to receive the 3 sets of 15th century nobles from the website store to get them at the 25% off.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 06, 2017, 01:40:21 PM
This campaign got even closer ... 202 pounds, 242 dollars, to go!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 07, 2017, 01:14:34 AM
With limited time to go, it's over the top of the campaign goal, yes! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 09, 2017, 02:51:40 AM
I've received the items in the first post ... Classical Greeks, ACW Greatcoats, and the WW2 buildings.  Great stuff!

This ne is on the way ... Renaissance Knights ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

I've picked the original 3 sets, plus the set of 6 pikemen.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on July 09, 2017, 01:38:40 PM
I looked at those knights for quite a while - then decided that at 7.50 each they were expensive, .........
 
.............. and pledging more didn't get you a discount

............. and I have Foundry ones that look just as good IMO

so I didn't pledge.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 10, 2017, 02:09:24 AM
Yep, they were a bit expensive per figure.  There was a time when I'd not have bought them, but I've taken a liking to them and did.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 02, 2017, 02:29:24 AM
Received the figures for this kickstarter ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536771983/renaissance-knights-2

I've purchased the original 3 sets, plus the set of 6 pikemen.  Excellent figures!

I hope to see more infantry in the future.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 30, 2017, 02:17:48 AM
I've been resisting involving myself in a number of kickstarters recently.  And succeeded!

However, this one is going to be tough not to do ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-american-civil-war-soldiers-in-wint?ref=creator_nav

It is a follow up to the last ACW figures done by Raven Banner Games.  I got a good number of figures the last time and can't wait to paint them up for some new ACW units that I am planning.

These newest figures even have Confederates in winter gear! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

The banjo music for the video is also good!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on October 04, 2017, 11:08:20 PM
They look pretty nice. I've been on the look out for models in that scale that fit the French and Indian wars time period. There's an interesting game system called muskets and tomahawks that's a skirmish game set in the period, but they use other companies models. Most of which I cant find in Canada.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 08, 2017, 02:39:07 AM
I like these for 28mm F&I War ... http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/ ... although I'm not sure if they are available in Canada or not.  Perhaps try ordering them through the mail.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Padre on October 08, 2017, 08:11:31 AM
The guy who makes the Galloping Major figures is a good friend of mine, a fellow reenactor ( my commanding officer at times ). He's a lovely bloke and yes, his figures are top notch.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 28, 2017, 02:43:56 AM
With less than 48 hours to go, I couldn't resist them any longer ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-american-civil-war-soldiers-in-wint?ref=hero_thanks

Only $242 more to go to reach the 1st stretch goal.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 28, 2017, 11:21:16 AM
That was quick, only $30 more to hit the stretch goal!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 28, 2017, 02:34:33 PM
It's over the top, cahcoo! :icon_biggrin:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-american-civil-war-soldiers-in-wint?ref=discovery
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 28, 2017, 05:44:19 PM
A couple of more pledges boosted this past the first stretch goal and then beyond into the second! : )

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-miniature-american-civil-war-soldiers-in-wint?ref=discovery
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 10, 2017, 01:54:07 PM
Not sure this fits the category of "historical", but here it is ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/244627251/kongo-afrika?ref=discovery
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 11, 2017, 01:27:15 PM
This is very tempting ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1993417010/shanty-town-the-kickstarter-project

I have some figures purchased for a 20th Century Imagi-nations concept being contemplated, and these buildings could fit in nicely!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on December 08, 2017, 02:08:12 PM
Top notch buildings here ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1769675828/russian-village-28mm-laser-cut-hdf-terrain-kits

I love that these can be bought with either a more modern look (WW2 and current) or the older style roofs (Napoleonic and before).
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 29, 2018, 12:55:32 PM
Here's an interesting series of bridges and buildings ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wowbuildings/a-bridge-too-wow-3d-stl-bridges-buildings-terrain?ref=recs&ref=discovery

Wondering if anyone has had any experience with these folks?

Looks like I could still pledge currently even though it is over.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 02, 2018, 12:56:09 PM
Here are some good looking 1745 Jacobite Rebellion 28mm figures ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures?ref=discovery

I'm going to make a small pledge for at least 5 packs at 30 pounds, about $41.  That will provide me at least one of each of the Highlander packs, although I might even go in for 60 pounds, $82, but we'll see.

Also, a person can decide they want to back the project and only purchase some of their flags from any of their ranges for 20% off the usual price.

14 days to go!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 02, 2018, 06:04:22 PM
Okay I wasn't really interested when I first saw your post. I don't hugely care about the jacobite rebellion. Still I opened the link to have a look, and do actually like the look of the models. Better yet, they look perfect for the Muskets and Tomahawks French and Indian war game that I'm interested in. They'll have to be painted up as loyal British forces, but that's only proper.

I might sign up for the smallest skirmish level pledge. The stretch goals are nice but not really mind blowing. Nor for the pledge level I'm interested in.

Of course the more I look at it the more I'm tempted to go for the next level up and make a whole 20 man regiment of them. Hmm...
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 02, 2018, 06:17:07 PM
My pledge was for the 5 packs of 4 with my eyes on the Highlanders.  However, I could see myself pledging for the 10 packs to be able to also obtain 1 each of the Lowlander packs, and then two more of the Highlander packs.  We'll see how this moves forward in the last two weeks.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on May 02, 2018, 07:48:15 PM
I had seen them, but wasn't inspired.
For Muskets and Tomahawks I already have the Northstar Highlanders and cannot see another system where I might use them, but basically they just don't appeal.

Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 03, 2018, 12:30:29 PM
The Jacobite Rebellion is a niche, although these look like they'd work well for other things too.  They'll look good along side Foundry, The Assault Group, Front Rank, and Galloping Major.

I upped my pledge from 30 pounds to 60 pounds.  That way I can get one pack each of the Lowlanders as well as the Highlanders, which makes for 8 packs, and then I can decide which of them I'd like to have copies of as well.  I might fill out the 2nd 20 figures with two Lowlander packs or maybe go with more Highlanders.

I'm actually contemplating even going up to the 90 or 120 pound pledge levels as well.  Nick Collier is the sculptor and they look great!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 05, 2018, 03:06:35 PM
This campaign lost a backer, and then it picked up another 5 or 6.  Only $600 more to go, so this one could happen.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 06, 2018, 03:42:21 PM
Well this is down to only another $400.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 06, 2018, 07:37:40 PM
About only another $138 to go! :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 06, 2018, 09:52:28 PM
They hit the funding goal! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 08, 2018, 05:27:06 PM
Woot woot.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 09, 2018, 03:44:53 PM
It is past the John Roy Stuart stretch goal, and here's hoping they arrive at the Ecossais Command group pack next.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 12, 2018, 03:34:26 PM
Only a few more days.  And about 500 pounds to reach the next pledge level and have the option for Ecossais command option.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures?ref=discovery

I'm purchasing a couple of packs of flag finials, although watching to see if adding more figures to my 60 pound pledge will help or not.  It's ok if not, because then I'll have enough figures as is for a group of highlanders and a group of lowlanders.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 12, 2018, 04:52:04 PM
I think I'm just going to stay at the lowest level myself. I mostly want them to use for French and Indian wars style games, as well as a neat change of pace. So I'm not anxious for to many.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 12, 2018, 06:11:00 PM
Gankom ... did you pledge for only 3 packs, and which are you picking?  I'm getting one of each at the 10 pack level for 8 of the packs of four figures each, and then probably going to double up on the lowlander packs so I have enough figures for a unit of each at the 20 figures per unit.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 14, 2018, 01:35:47 PM
It is getting close to the end, and close to the next stretch goal.  I'm contemplating another $30 pounds if it looks like the Ecossais command can happen.

Gankom ... did you see that question above :icon_question:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 14, 2018, 06:03:40 PM
Bingo!  Made it over the next stretch goal. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 14, 2018, 06:09:35 PM
I did now!

I'm at the lowest pledge level and I'm really just grabbing guys to make a skirmish force so I'm not worried about a full regiment. That would be nice, and would look rad, but alas budgeting and all that. Not to mention the absolute horde of unpainted models already looking at me guiltily...

I'm waiting for the campaign to end to make the final decision. I might be tempted into some of the character models but so far none have really grabbed my interest. I do like the Bonny Prince on his horse but that's already coming I believe. I'm mostly thinking about the Highlanders, and getting one of each different pack. The lowlanders are good, but if I'm getting stuff from the Jacobite rebellion then I feel like I have to go for the loyal Highlanders! I am torn between broadswords or muskets, so I think I might go with Command charging, plus one of each broadsword/musket.

Although the more I look at it, the more I'm tempted to bump up a pledge level to get 5 packs... No! Bad Gankom! Focus!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 14, 2018, 10:07:24 PM
I hear ya on the skirmish force.  And yes, all campaign backers receive the Bonnie Prince figure.

With the Highlanders there are 5 different packs, command, highland firing w/ shirts, highland firing w/jackets, highland charging w/shirts, highland charging w/jackets.  And with the Highlanders in real life mostly all being armed with muskets, if I get more highlanders beyond the initial 5 packs, I'm thinking of getting more with the muskets.

And now with the Ecossais command available, going need to decide how I'm going to fit one of those packs into the purchase.  Fortunately they can be added on as a separate pack as one way, and that might be the way for me to go on these.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 15, 2018, 01:25:51 AM
Ya I really like all the highlander models. I like the ones with jackets a bit better, but I'm not sure if I want the command and two sets of muskets, or Command and 1 musket/1 broadsword. It is a skirmish force so I was thinking a mix, but then I was thinking if I take just muskets it can be a solid little mini regiment in just about any game.

So still going back and forth really!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 15, 2018, 01:27:28 PM
Well the campaign deadline won't eliminate your ability to delay that choice. :icon_wink:

But at the $30 pound pledge level you can have more options for a skirmish force.  Besides buying a command, there can be 8 different figures with muskets (jackets & shirts) and 8 with broadswords (jackets & shirts).  But it seems like these could be added after the campaign ends as well, which means a 3 pack pledge could probably add just another pack to have 4 more figures.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 15, 2018, 02:48:01 PM
My final pledge for this campaign ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures?ref=discovery

... I raised the amount to 101 pounds.

This way I'll order the following:

2 Highland command sets
3 Highland musket sets with jackets charging
3 Highland musket sets with shirts charging
1 Highland broadsword set with jackets charging
1 Highland broadsword set with shirts charging
1 Lowland command set
3 Lowland musket set charging
1 Lowland broadsword set charging

Add ons:
1 Ecossais command set
2 packs of flag finials
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 15, 2018, 03:35:33 PM
Your a terrible influence on me GP. I spent way to long planning out a 100 pound pledge after swearing I wouldn't. I will not be tempted!

Probably will stay at the 18 pound pledge level. Then I'll save the what I don't spend and put it towards some fireforge models or something later. As great as the Jacobite models are, I'm still on a pretty strong Vikings or crusader kick.

Edit: Plus I intend to use these for French and Indian war era games like Muskets and Tomahawks. So when I make a skirmish force I want to include some natives and militia with only a small core of soldiers.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 15, 2018, 03:45:56 PM
 :icon_lol:

My plan is to use these for F&IW, and Jacobite Rebellion, maybe even 7YW or Imagi-Nations as well.  I'm also looking toward when this guy does up some British troops, and hopefully some cavalry figures too!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Artobans Ghost on May 15, 2018, 04:03:25 PM
Quote Gankom: Your a terrible influence on me GP

Yes. Yes I understand completely. All in the name of good hobbying 😺
Keep it going GP! Your enthusiasm is inspiring.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 15, 2018, 04:10:27 PM
It's conceivable that this might be the most complete line of Jacobite Rebellion figures, and I hope so!

I tend towards small quantity of figure games because of so many varied interests in the hobby.

And projects that are just sitting around begging me to complete them. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2018, 01:02:20 PM
Ha!  The campaign just decided to make the Ecossais Standing & Kneeling muskets firing regardless of whether or not they get beyond 10,000 pounds. Yes! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

And so I increased my pledge from the 3 regiment to the 4 regiment level, plus 2 packs of flag finials.

The campaign also went beyond the 9,000 pledge level so another free figure for all those pledging 60 pounds or more, and the free figures are going to be made available as add ons at 2 pounds a piece, so even folks under 60 pounds can obtain the single figure leaders.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 17, 2018, 10:48:55 PM
Well it's over GP and I've managed to contain myself to just the lower pledge. The Royal Ecossais really tempted me as well, but I stuck with the Highlanders.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 18, 2018, 10:57:05 AM
It seems there will be add on options for the single figures and the packs of figures, so ya might be able to pick up a pack of the Royal Ecossais figures, like maybe the standing dudes firing.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 30, 2018, 07:55:10 PM
The Ottoman figures, available through the link provided below,are by the same company that has put out a line of Spanish for the latter age of Tercios.  The Spanish figures might make excellent Estalians, although certainly a later renaissance look, and not an early look to those figures.

Not sure what the Ottomans might make.  Maybe a country in the Border Prince region?

However, if you're into having some Ottomans ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418344245/ottoman-empire-miniatures/description
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 06, 2018, 06:53:19 PM
Ended up not getting any of the Ottomans. :icon_sad:

Just noticed there's been no posts in this area of the site since June 6th, heaven forbid! :icon_eek:

So ...

Here's the newest ACW Kickstarter ... 28mm Artillerymen in winter gear, and artillery pieces too ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-american-civil-war-acw-artillery-in-winter-cl?ref=user_menu

I went for the "battery" pledge of six crews and 6 pieces. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on July 06, 2018, 08:32:39 PM
I was also quite tempted by the Ottomans but as they were 'concept' images I had a look at their existing metal Spanish for an idea of how they might actually turn out in metal.
The pics of the painted Spanish are rather distant and not very well painted from what I could see - and the bare metal ones were also rather far away and not sharp images, which put me off to be honest.
There was quite a comprehensive range - 17 units I think, but you would have had to double or treble several up to get enough figures for a decent sized army - too much money on poor presentation for me.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 07, 2018, 01:09:16 PM
I like the Spaniards, and wouldn't mind using them as Estalians too.

But with the Ottomans, I wouldn't have gotten many, and not sure what I would have used them if I had purchased only some.

Plus, I was going through a rough moment in life, and this is one of many items that slipped past without me taking action on it.  Probably best that it worked out that way as well.  Sometimes things are just not meant to be, and that's ok.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 13, 2018, 03:55:10 PM
ACW artillerymen in winter gear achieved their goal ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773971808/28mm-american-civil-war-acw-artillery-in-winter-cl?ref=user_menu

Not sure if they'll be able to make the stretch goal or not in the next 22 days, it'd be nice to have some marching Confederates, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 17, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
These could be used for historical situational gaming or pulp gaming ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179272384/classic-movie-miniatures-episode-2

I like the whole concept ... however, still deciding what level I'll pledge at.

I like all the figures, so probably at least that. And I'd love to purchase the steamer boat as an add on at the end!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 24, 2018, 06:45:34 PM
Although funded, not much movement on the ACW winter artillery miniatures.

And the pulp figures have also funded, I pledged to at least get all the figures.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 07, 2018, 01:11:51 AM
Oooh!  Look at these dudes ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogtagminiatures/28mm-ww2-hungarian-army?ref=discovery
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on August 07, 2018, 02:30:28 AM
Oooh!  Look at these dudes ...

No! You're not the boss of me!

 :-D
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 07, 2018, 11:02:23 AM
 :icon_lol:  The early bird army deal is only 65 pounds ... $84.50, such a deal! :icon_wink: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 30, 2018, 05:51:26 PM
Well these are down to under a day ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogtagminiatures/28mm-ww2-hungarian-army?ref=discovery

I've made my pledge, and added some on for more figures, too.  It is close to the second stretch goal and I hope they make it!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 02, 2018, 05:41:04 PM
The one above made it to the second stretch goal, yippee!

I now need to look up and see if Too Fat Lardies has a list for Hungarians for Chain of Command.

- - - - - -

And now there is this ...  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1873378485/28mm-german-fallschirmjager-in-italy-1943-45?ref=discovery

This outfit has quality figures, I own some of their eastern front Germans in winter gear, and they are excellent, well worth having them.

I'm not sure I am into Fallschirmjager for the Italian campaign, but we'll see.  Good be good for some skirmish gaming.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on September 04, 2018, 03:31:48 PM
Those Germans are looking pretty nice. If I played any WW2 stuff I'd consider them strongly.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 05, 2018, 01:39:56 AM
Their winter Germans are great!

I'm sure these will be as well, even though the computer graphics stuff doesn't show the ending quality they're able to produce.

I'm still resisting, partially because I know who in the states can get them if I want them, and partially because I got too much stuff already.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 19, 2018, 07:38:17 PM
Well no pledge for the Falshirmjagers for me.  It looks like it did well, so they'll be available, if I eventually decide yes.  Its not calling me.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 16, 2018, 06:09:00 PM
These could be used for historical situational gaming or pulp gaming ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179272384/classic-movie-miniatures-episode-2

I like the whole concept ... however, still deciding what level I'll pledge at.

I like all the figures, so probably at least that. And I'd love to purchase the steamer boat as an add on at the end!
Received these today, and really liking the looks of the Tramp Steamer kit! Can't wait to paint it and put it together. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

The figure selection, one of each pack, will give plenty of selection for gaming with the steamer boat. :icon_cool:

Anyone know of ideas for instructions on painting this fiber board stuff for these kinds of kits :icon_question:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on January 16, 2019, 01:29:58 PM
Received my pledge for this campaign ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures?ref=discovery

My order was ...

2 Highland command sets
3 Highland musket sets with jackets charging
3 Highland musket sets with shirts charging
1 Highland broadsword set with jackets charging
1 Highland broadsword set with shirts charging
1 Lowland command set
3 Lowland musket set charging
1 Lowland broadsword set charging
1 Ecossais command set
2 Ecossais standing firing
2 Ecossais kneeling firing
1 set of 4 characters
1 Charles Stuart on horseback
2 packs of flag finials
And a bunch of flags!

These figures are awesome! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

Now to eventually get around to doing them with some paint ... lol.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 16, 2019, 02:01:01 PM
Really nice collection!👆

I do believe there are 6 mounted crossbow men to receive their complete status before 😸
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on January 16, 2019, 02:08:24 PM
Ha!  The 6 mounted crossbows are on the painting table to remind me of the need to finish them. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on January 16, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
Really nice collection!👆

I do believe there are 6 mounted crossbow men to receive their complete status before 😸

How could you Artoban  :icon_evil:

It is really awful to keep ribbing GP about those Mounted Crossbows - month after month. 













 :biggriin: :biggriin: :biggriin:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on January 16, 2019, 04:52:27 PM
Gives us all something to talk about. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on January 16, 2019, 06:46:05 PM
Received my pledge for this campaign ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures?ref=discovery

My order was ...

2 Highland command sets
3 Highland musket sets with jackets charging
3 Highland musket sets with shirts charging
1 Highland broadsword set with jackets charging
1 Highland broadsword set with shirts charging
1 Lowland command set
3 Lowland musket set charging
1 Lowland broadsword set charging
1 Ecossais command set
2 Ecossais standing firing
2 Ecossais kneeling firing
1 set of 4 characters
1 Charles Stuart on horseback
2 packs of flag finials
And a bunch of flags!

These figures are awesome! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

Now to eventually get around to doing them with some paint ... lol.

Mine are still in the mail.  :oops:

Looking forward to them though!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on January 16, 2019, 09:10:01 PM
Gankom ... what did you end up getting?
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on January 16, 2019, 09:48:48 PM
I went for the little level, skirmish or whatever, and got a Highland command, Muskets with jackets charging, and broadswords with jackets charging.

Looking forward to them!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on February 28, 2019, 02:27:43 AM
Brigade Games kickstarter ... AWI militia and British 1768 Warrant uniforms ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/28mm-american-war-of-independence-miniatures-range

I've sworn off doing AWI in 28mm, to focus on AWI in 40mm.  However, these are done by Paul Hicks and have a wonderful character and variety.

It is awfully tempting.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 05, 2019, 10:23:16 PM
Couldn't resist any longer.

Went for the 10 packs with 2 free ones.

Will pick all militia packs, Brit line, and maybe some Brit lights, because they are talking about adding the latter as new stretch goals.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 06, 2019, 12:25:07 AM
Mediterranean Buildings Kickstarter ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1769675828/mediterranean-village-28mm-laser-cut-hdf-terrain?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=mediterranean%20village

These can be used for so many different eras with historical miniatures! :icon_biggrin:

Or ... as Estalian and Tilean buildings too! :icon_cool:

I have a good number of products from this outfit.  Well done, and recommended. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 19, 2019, 10:44:50 PM
Uh oh ... Polish Lithuanian commonwealth figures from Terico Miniatures ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418344245/polishlithuanian-commonwealth-28mm-metal-miniature?ref=thanks-recommendations

These guys brought along the Spanish figures, Low Country figures, and Ottoman figures for this era, and these look very good as well!

Plus a person can pick up some of the other figures to use as allies during the kickstarter as well. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 20, 2019, 01:42:13 PM
I pledged for the above Polish Lithuanian kickstarter ... 3 packs which will be the 2 Pancerni packs plus the mounted Haiduks pack, and then I get the scout for free.  The 2 Pancerni packs will make three bases of two figures each, and I'll put the scout with the mounted figure resting his gun on his leg to have 2 bases of 2 light cav.

I'm tempted to go with the 5 pack pledge because it gets the leader figure and an extra 6th pack free, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on March 20, 2019, 09:33:50 PM
They do look good.

I have looked at Tercio before - not sure why I haven't bought from them.

They used to have their own rules set if I remember correctly - so maybe figures involved cards as well - not sure?
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 21, 2019, 11:27:05 AM
I have a mixed force that being assembled for By Fire and Sword.

Those rules are meant for use with 15mm, but locally we've translated them into 28mm.

I vaguelly recall something about Tercio having rules, although weren't they for 15mm too?



Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 21, 2019, 11:30:18 AM
They are still selling the rules on their site.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Henerius on March 22, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
Tercio can be used in 15 and 28mm.

Mookerheide 1574

Birdview over the battlefield, dutch line on the bottom of the picture
(https://i.imgur.com/ENNpaCN.jpg)
The dutch line (rebels)
(https://i.imgur.com/46BpYPg.jpg)
The spanish line (imperial army)
(https://i.imgur.com/3E61ASW.jpg)

Tercios racing forward desperate to make contact with the enemy line that is hammering with cannon, musket and arquebus on the spanish troops.
(https://i.imgur.com/Snbvxq2.jpg)

Birdview of the battlefield, dutch line at the top of the picture
(https://i.imgur.com/MyqJwNR.jpg)

Cavalry battle on the inland flank (the other flank is covered by the river maas/meuse)
(https://i.imgur.com/t2WBNDq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5CIoFyk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VTnewQp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/txENzER.jpg)

The spanish Tercios reaching the dutch lines starting their demolition work on the rebel army. In 1574 the rebel army was totally wiped and the spanish had relatively few losses. In our version the dutch slowly retreated from the field fighting, leaving the field to the spanish which were in no state of pursuit.
(https://i.imgur.com/9eEcrSP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ap343SA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o9UdIHi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nJu9QLv.jpg)

close up impressions of the battle.

The dutch side
(https://i.imgur.com/V2zzL4W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G4DF38s.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Zfep9Co.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8m1qaEN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BucedW0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vz1lK5U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iK98xLt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uD1NpeP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IJkijwx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Nmq51sn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FBbbQXk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kA1EYWJ.jpg)

The spanish side
(https://i.imgur.com/K8OUa1Z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uXnt6Kc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5sIz89F.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2WsYhvF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WZK5hPY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/N8eONlo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LyoaR39.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jjF1mW4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BjOvS2u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1KlgV5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 22, 2019, 08:20:49 PM
Henerius ... looks like the battle report you've shown previously.  How did the rules play out?  Figures look great!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Henerius on March 22, 2019, 08:29:17 PM
It has been a while and I played it... once.

I am certain of this:
-you give order cards to youre units.
-then you execute them per unit in IgoUgo with youre oponent.

It is possible for youre opponent to remove a target for a unit, being the order charge or shoot. You can do the same offcourse
But what stuck with me the most was the feeling of a "rolling" battle that goes back and forth.

I really enjoyed his one, have to do that again soon.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 23, 2019, 01:43:53 AM
Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 29, 2019, 12:50:46 AM
Only a little bit longer for these ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/28mm-american-war-of-independence-miniatures-range

I ended up doubling my pledge. :icon_rolleyes: :icon_lol:

Looking forward to having some of the militia with MPC uniforms. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 29, 2019, 12:34:52 PM
Only a little longer for the Mediterranean Buildings Kickstarter ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1769675828/mediterranean-village-28mm-laser-cut-hdf-terrain?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=mediterranean%20village

I can see myself using these for Tilea, Estalia, Sartosa, the Karibbean, and various historical ideas in Spain (Peninsula War, Spanish Civil War), Italy (Medieval, Renaissance, even WW2), and the Caribbean (Pirates, various wars on the islands).  Perhaps even some Imagi-nations ideas.  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 08, 2019, 10:52:40 AM
Following up on these ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418344245/polishlithuanian-commonwealth-28mm-metal-miniature?ref=thanks-recommendations

... I ended up only pledging for 3 packs.  Spaced pledging for 5 with a 6th pack for free and the leader figure.  Maybe they'll let us add things on afterwards or increase our pledge during the ordering process.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 30, 2019, 10:02:09 PM
These aren't historical, yet instead pulp oriented, although I put their last kickstarter in here as well ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179272384/classic-movie-miniatures-episode-3-white-out/description

Not sure how much my wallet is going to pledge, but I do like this project.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 16, 2019, 07:37:42 PM
Uh oh ... Government troops for the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, and from the same producer and sculptor as the Jacobites themselves before ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/government1745/1745-jacobite-rebellion-british-government-troops/description
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 17, 2019, 01:42:14 PM
I already increased my pledge ... lol.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on August 17, 2019, 03:30:50 PM
So many good kickstarters, so little budget. Especially when I know I have a small mountain of Fireforge stuff coming.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 17, 2019, 04:09:05 PM
Gankom ... didn't you buy some of the Jacobites further back?
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on August 18, 2019, 12:45:39 AM
I did! I only got a little bit, but they're primed and in my (massive) painting back log. I use them for my French and Indian wars games though, so I'm somewhat out of time.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 18, 2019, 12:55:47 PM
I suspect most folks probably wouldn't know the difference.  This stuff is about the play anyway. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on August 18, 2019, 04:08:27 PM
Exactly. I just wanted some dudes in kilts with vaguely musket looking guns. Got exactly what I wanted.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 19, 2019, 05:00:44 PM
These new British Government troops (some folks are calling them Hanoverians  :icon_cool: :icon_lol:) are being sculpted with the coats closed, since it was much cooler conditions during the time frame of the 1745 Rebellion.

These figures could also work for fighting against your Jacobites in a different era, perhaps even using the new Patriots and Rebels rules from Osprey, and by the same guy who did Lion Rampant, Dragon Rampant, and Pikemen's Lament.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 29, 2019, 03:29:20 AM
Well the Govt. Troops made it past the first goal ... onward to the dragoons ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/government1745/1745-jacobite-rebellion-british-government-troops/description
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 15, 2019, 04:16:10 PM


Baron's War

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-28mm-medieval-miniatures

Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 15, 2019, 09:27:51 PM
Eeek! Those look good!

(Dang ... not another era, GP?)

I here ya.  They could make decent looking Bretonnians too.  And see, there's this campaign idea I have in the Border Princes ...
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 16, 2019, 06:18:53 AM
Eeek! Those look good!

(Dang ... not another era, GP?)

I here ya.  They could make decent looking Bretonnians too.  And see, there's this campaign idea I have in the Border Princes ...

They fit into an in-between period for me. I've thought about doing some skirmish gaming in The Anarchy period (because I loved watching Brother Cadfael) and have thought about gaming some HYW/Free Companies chaos. The Baron's Wars fits the interest of high medieval mayhem, politics, heraldry, and chivalry... before it all got blown away by the realities of total war and nationalistic ideas.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 16, 2019, 10:31:34 AM
I don't understand this obsession with miniatures, such a silly hobby, and yet here I am.  I made it through not pledging yesterday, and there a little under two weeks for deciding, yet don't think I'll make it with out a pledge, even just to have one of each figure.  Paul Hicks is the sculptor, and I've always enjoyed his work, the Flags of War guy has him making figures for Jacobite 1745, and I've previously bought into that era, silly me.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on September 19, 2019, 10:07:53 AM
They're very, very fine miniatures. And they cover a very distinct and interesting period regarding armour and helmets. Didn't make a pledge though, since I've been searching and buying miniatures fitting this period for a year now, and think I might have enough...

:-)
:eusa_wall:
:dry:
:engel:

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 19, 2019, 10:50:54 AM
Does anyone really ever have enough? :icon_wink: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Artobans Ghost on September 19, 2019, 11:08:48 AM
Does anyone really ever have enough? :icon_wink: :icon_lol:

Simple answer? No, Never, Absolutely not!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 19, 2019, 11:12:16 AM
 :icon_lol: :::cheers:::

Ok, that's it, I'm pledging for those Baron's War figures!  Just got to figure out how much. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on September 19, 2019, 11:26:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/cePMMZA.jpg)
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 29, 2019, 11:06:03 AM
Baron's War

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-28mm-medieval-miniatures
Only a few hours to go on this.

I pledged enough to get one of each item.  I'm imagining these could be used for historical gaming and Bretonnians.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 29, 2019, 05:02:44 PM
Well while that one is closing out, found this one closing out as well ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/may40miniatures/german-fallschirmjager-1940-invasion-of-the-low-countries?ref=discovery_similar

They have the Fallschirmjager, and Dutch too!

It is awfully tempting, but this would be a significant and separate project that who knows when I might ever get to it.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 12, 2019, 06:31:30 PM
This was too tempting not to pledge ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1165095497/huszar-hungarian-wwii-cavalry-28mm-scale?ref=user_menu

Just got one of each for some skirmish gaming on a large table (perhaps in the new hobby storage unit?), and that gets me a commander as well.  However, it is awfully tempting to get two squads of each to get the HMG on horse figures for free, too.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on December 13, 2019, 12:35:32 PM
Baron's War

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-28mm-medieval-miniatures
Only a few hours to go on this.

I pledged enough to get one of each item.  I'm imagining these could be used for historical gaming and Bretonnians.
Rec'd these, and they look wonderful.  I got the one of everything deal, and added 3 packs of spearmen to them for an additional 12 infantry.  I'm imagining these might get based for Lion Rampant, although when I'll get a round to them is up in the air.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 02, 2020, 10:33:34 AM
Fireforge wants to go big with their Byzantine range.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireforgegames/byzantine-miniatures/?ref=kicktraq (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireforgegames/byzantine-miniatures/?ref=kicktraq)

At 30K they will start with plastic med & archer cavalry.
If they reach 35K , add resin Varangians
If they reach 40K , there will be resin Kataphracts, shields, and a Harald Hardrada foot character.
More goodies at 42K and higher...

After the first five days, it's at 15K . Unless it dramatically slows down, this will likely make it into the interesting resin stuff.  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 02, 2020, 03:59:11 PM
I pledged for the 5 box level, and will see how the campaign goes.

I'm not interested in the resin kits, although not sure the campaign will reach the level to get them to be plastic.  And if it doesn't, then I'll get 5 boxes of plastic with medium/light horse, horse archers, 2 boxes of spearsmen, and auxiliaries.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 04, 2020, 07:34:56 PM
I'm mostly interested in the sets that open at 40/42K . The funding structure tears me apart: If it funds at 30...39,999 , I would be left high and dry.

So I don't know if and when I should pledge. I don't want to be the guy to withdraw my pledge near the end.

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 04, 2020, 07:50:24 PM
I'd wait in your shoes.

My sense is that they aren't expecting those items to necessarily hit.  Which means then they could do a different kickstarter in the future based off of those.  They're giving folks an opportunity to get those started now, but obviously the structure isn't ideal.

I wasn't interested in the spearmen and auxiliaries when that was all they had for Byzantines, but providing those basic cav and horse archers makes it more appealing to have some of all those.  I'm imagining these could be used for a Border Princes force or mercenaries of some kind.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 05, 2020, 07:19:57 AM
I wasn't interested in the spearmen and auxiliaries when that was all they had for Byzantines, but providing those basic cav and horse archers makes it more appealing to have some of all those.  I'm imagining these could be used for a Border Princes force or mercenaries of some kind.

Agree the FF Byzantine range will really get a boost with the two plastic cavalry, and potentially with the new Cataphracts & c.

I'm too much a history freak to use 10th-11th C Byzantines in the Old World. Or... Maybe Kislevites or even Chaos Marauders?

My other problem is that I'm into 12th-13th C. So need to convert my Byzantines some, to make the gear fit the period. Still, since I am going to build a Byzantine force, it will only take a couple of the older/classic units to make it suitably fitting for the earlier periods too. :)

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 05, 2020, 04:01:58 PM
At the moment ... lol ... I have no real reason for Byzantines for historical gaming.  Unless there's a Lion Rampant force for them, need to check that out when I get the rules in front of me again.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on March 08, 2020, 11:48:17 PM
I've been watching the new Fireforge one. Really I'm only interested in the Varangians and Harold, and really only interested in plastic. Campaign isn't going super fast this time so I'm waiting at this point.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 09, 2020, 02:51:12 AM
At this a point with 2 plus weeks to go, not surprising that it is going slower.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 11, 2020, 12:51:21 PM
Resin Varangians, Cataphracts, Harold and Byzantine shields are now going to fund at 30K.

The stretch goals for the characters were also adjusted somewhat downward.

I think this is a great move. Let's hope for some new & higher pledges. Personally, I'm all in for a Varangian pledge now.  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on March 11, 2020, 03:56:51 PM
I think they needed it honestly, it get people in. It actually has me rethinking my pledge. I'm pretty much convinced myself to drop out and buy halo instead, but now I'm back on the fence looking at Harold and the Varangians.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 13, 2020, 06:48:54 PM
Fireforge has now added info on post-campaign discounts on their stock figures. Practically all plastic boxes can be got at 20 % discount, minus the recent Forgotten World, which go for 10 % discount. As I understand it, the 20 % discount also includes all resin figures in the Deus Vult ranges.

You need to be at least at the Skoutatos level (70 ) to be eligible for the discounts. Which makes sense.

At least from my perspective it's a decent discount. Added some of monies to my pledge, a couple of boxes and a couple of individuals.

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 14, 2020, 02:13:37 AM
If you're into ECW and 15mm ... these are from Steel Fist ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1527901373/steel-fist-miniatures-english-civil-war-in-15mm/description
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: commandant on March 15, 2020, 07:33:43 PM
They look nice
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 15, 2020, 07:50:20 PM
I was going to pledge for a Gentlemen's Company, but I'm not sure I can just be a gentlemen and not buy more. :icon_redface:

 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 18, 2020, 10:54:05 AM
Fireforge has unlocked more of the Byzantine figures, seems to be an encouragement to have more pledged.  The campaign is closing in on the 30K anyway, the question is how many more will join and how many of those who have will increase.  I might increase for at least the command figures, maybe I'll go to 7 boxes instead of the 5, except the Varangians and Cataphrats are being made in resin, not plastic.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 11:17:57 AM
Only a couple hours remaining on the Fireforge Byzantines ...

... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireforgegames/byzantine-miniatures?ref=user_menu

I've gone for the 7 boxes pledge and picked up a pair of the infantry command, and bought the leader on horse as well.  This pledge gives me pplenty of options for Lion Rampant and making these figures a kingdom in the Border Princes, perhaps at the western end as an opponent for my Matoreans.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 12:33:44 PM
It was interesting to see the pledge amount for the Byzantines significantly dropped towards the very end of the campaign, and wonder what that was all about.  Perhaps the world health issue has effected some folks decision to spend money on the project. :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on March 27, 2020, 01:44:15 PM
It was interesting to see the pledge amount for the Byzantines significantly dropped towards the very end of the campaign, and wonder what that was all about.  Perhaps the world health issue has effected some folks decision to spend money on the project. :icon_sad:

Yep - I resisted.

I was quite interested, but mainly in the sets that were half the numbers in resin as opposed to plastic.
The Varangian Guard, and the Cataphracts would have been great plastic kits, but I didn't fancy them in resin. Especially when you got 12 instead of 24, and 6 instead of 12 respectively.

The other kits will appear at Trade Shows next year, probably at 20% off.

I do feel Fireforge try to do too much, and make their KS too complicated.
If they had aimed for just the 2 plastic kits this time, with a couple of characters, and then done the other kits in plastic in 6 or 9 months time.

The previous KS went to the wire with them giving away all sorts of bits to get funded. This one scraped through, again with concessions - the Cataphracts should have funded in resin at 40,000e and they only slid past 30K






Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 02:10:26 PM
You were wiser than I.  I'm not thrilled about the resin kits either, and not sure I'm even going to get them.  I do like the plastic kits for Lion Rampant army building, and a Border Prince idea.  The new medium cav, and horse archers mixed with the spearmen and auxilary options were enticing to me, although your comment about them eventually being cheaper on show tables is accurate.

And I agree that Fireforge seems to take on projects that seem too large, and the making of concessions seems to reduce the idea that this is a campaign to raise the funds to produce the figures.  Their enthusiasm to produce them could be getting in the way of the structure that their using, and so then they attempt to entice through going back on hat they initially set in motion.  Hope I'm explaining that in an understandable way.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 02:25:07 PM
Wow, I just saw the final total raised, and it really came down towards the end more than it did the last time I looked while the campaign was running.  Not ever seen a kickstarter campaign go quite like that, and be so much less at the end than it was before the last day of the campaign had started.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 02:35:55 PM
I'm wondering why the Varangians and Cataphracts are being made in resin and in the lesser quantities per box?  Wondering why not make them in plastic, and provide more figures for the same price.  Hoping someone can explain this.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on March 27, 2020, 11:06:37 PM
Resin moulds are way cheaper and probably easier

The moulds for plastic sprues are a much bigger initial outlay.

As plastic has become more common, I am sure the price has dropped, but I seem to recall that in the early days setting up a plastic mould was about 50k
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 27, 2020, 11:50:35 PM
That could be another reason for them to be doing smaller campaigns.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 28, 2020, 12:42:03 PM
Wow, I just saw the final total raised, and it really came down towards the end more than it did the last time I looked while the campaign was running.  Not ever seen a kickstarter campaign go quite like that, and be so much less at the end than it was before the last day of the campaign had started.

Yeah. There was a sudden "investment" of 4,000 that ended the mid lull and got the campaign going again.

My guess is that Fireforge invested a lot of their own money in this campaign, to keep it going. And when it finally reached 38,000 an hour before funding, they felt secure to withdraw a good portion of their investment, letting us normal backers do the work of funding. They were not going to fund the Pechenegs at 50K anyway, so 30K was enough.

See, their Forgotten World Kickstarter finished at exactly 142,500 , and this KS finished at exaclty 35,000 $. Such sums do not happen without manipulation. That's an unscrupulous, bold way to say that "we did it". Though it could be a generous backer, of course. But I doubt it.

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 28, 2020, 05:13:32 PM
Hmmm.  Well, they are an Italian outfit. :icon_wink:

Seriously, if they are really manipulating their own campaigns by 4000 euros, can't imagine that isn't going to fail them at some point with something.  And people catching on to that might increase the likelihood of a future issue of some kind, if there are enough folks who decide to get leery regarding how they watch the campaigns that Fireforge presents in the future.

- - - - - - - - -

I'm rethinking how to spend my slots purchased via the 7 box pledge level.  I might only go for plastic.  I've never been thrilled with the whole Vikings in a guard unit anyway, although I'm sure there are some mighty nice Vikings and Cataphrats made by other producers anyway, if I even want them as part of my Byzantine army.  But I'll save the details for the Lion Rampant thread.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 30, 2020, 09:17:29 AM
This campaign has taken off nicely ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1527901373/steel-fist-miniatures-english-civil-war-in-15mm?ref=user_menu

In nearing its end, there's only a little bit more to reach the final stretch goal.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 30, 2020, 09:21:48 AM
And bingo! That ECW Steel Fist campaign made it! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on March 30, 2020, 02:54:45 PM
although I'm sure there are some mighty nice Vikings and Cataphrats made by other producers anyway, if I even want them as part of my Byzantine army.

The V&V resin Varangians and Cataphracts FFG was selling earlier are really good. But they're also really expensive.

I'm not aware of good Cataphract models at this special 'heroic/historical" 28mm at the FFG price point. All historical Cataphracts I know of are either subpar or visibly from an earlier era. I don't know who would produce 10th-12th C Cataphracts at this specific scale and price. If you know of such, I'd be happy to know too! :)

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on March 31, 2020, 05:38:08 PM
When you quantify it as a "price point" ... well we get what we buy, and not sure I'm interested in having 12 Varangians and 6 Cataphrats in resin.

However ... here is a decent line of metal Byzantine cavalry from Gripping Beast ...

... https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/Thematic_Cavalry--category--54.html

Not at the same "price point" as plastic, but they are in metal, and the sculpts are good enough for me.

By the way, they make some good Rus and Baltic figures too.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on March 31, 2020, 06:26:34 PM
GP, I think they have some Late Roman Cataphracts in plastic that were due for release at Salute - I saw a preview box art pic recently.

Maybe a bit early for the Fireforge period, but ... ... ?
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on April 08, 2020, 09:43:35 AM
GP, I was talking about Cataphracts "at this special 'heroic/historical" 28mm".

Gripping Beast is usually good and often excellent, but can also be a mixed bag, especially when it comes to scale. I've very carefully pondered their Kataphractoi, because they really are some of the best on the market. But they're a bit small, a bit stiff, and the armor of the riders and the horses is not that sharply sculpted. The FFG resin Cataphracts cost me 3.50 apiece, with postage. The GP metals would cost me 3.50 apiece, plus postage. The price different is not that big, but still clearly favors FFG.

The GP Cataphracts also early for my needs, and I would need to convert them. The FFG Cataphracts also require converting, but it's easier in resin/plastic. I'm not at all adverse to metal, but when I know I'll convert, I prefer other mediums.

Little things, special needs & taste. I'm happy the market has this much choice. :)

This
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 10, 2020, 03:54:57 PM
Andy Hobday is back with Barons War 2 ... sculpted by Paul Hicks ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-28mm-medieval-miniatures/posts/2808270

Doesn't start until April 26th and goes for 2 weeks.

There's no way I'm not pledging to add to my previous haul from the last one.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 16, 2020, 04:40:17 PM
Newest Kickstarter from Andy Hobday and sculpted by Paul Hicks starting soon!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-2-28mm-medieval-miniatures
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 26, 2020, 07:14:15 AM
Barons Wars 2 is starting on Sunday April 26 at 6pm BST ... meaning 1pm EST. :::cheers:::

And they are giving a free mini to anyone who pledges something in the first 24 hours.  So folks ... pledge something, even if just a small amount, and you'll get a free Baron's War mini. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on April 26, 2020, 11:56:59 PM
Well that campaign for the Baron's War 2 figures exploded in speed reaching all the stretch goals posted in around 6 hours.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Zygmund on April 29, 2020, 11:38:50 AM
Yeah. It took 8 minutes to fund.

Looks like Andy Hobday & the sculptor have created a successful new brand. There really was demand for early 13th century figures.

-Z
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 05, 2020, 02:19:02 PM
Only a few days to go on this ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-2-28mm-medieval-miniatures/description

These look more like Bretonians, yet they are wonderfully sculpted and relatively reasonable.  I'm imagining these will make good as use for Bretonians in the Border Princes ... a long running dream of having some for this area.

Also, I have one of every figure from the first kickstarer done for the Barons' Wars, and will have one each of these as well.  That'll give plenty for using with their pending rules, and they are even giving away an initial version of the rules that are being play-tested.  Plus I'll have some units for use with Lion Rampant.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 08, 2020, 12:26:58 PM
The barons War 2 campaign is close to meeting its last stretch goal.

The last figures is one of King John, and it looks wonderful ... on horseback and surveying landscape and troops ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbers/the-barons-war-2-28mm-medieval-miniatures/posts/2831413

Only a short time left for pledging.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2020, 07:58:32 PM
A French and Indian War kickstarter by Brigade Games ... with Paul Hicks sculpting ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures

It will be difficult to resist ... especially for those Canadian Militia. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 18, 2020, 08:19:13 PM
From the French & Indian War thread ...

The Brigade Games stuff does look good, and I like the fact that the poses are very varied too - there are a few too many similar poses with the Northstar stuff in my opinion.

I may pledge, but I seriously do NOT need the figures numbers wise.  :closed-eyes: and the postage looks like it may be expensive to the UK.
I am a bit confused by the way it's laid out at the bottom of the page - it looks like it could be up to 37$  :icon_question:

I probably need to read the whole thing more carefully - there's a whole load of extra figure sets listed as well.
Not sure what is meant by "be up to $37" :icon_question:

The campaign has two pledge levels ... I've been seeing some campaigns go this route recently ...

(1.) The first is pledge for whatever amount you'd like, ti seems every campaign has one of these so suspect it is required.  However, in this campaign it could be used if someone just wants to get a couple of packs of 6 figures each.

(2.) Then there is the $75  pledge where a person gets six packs.  Which turns out to be $12.50 per pack instead of the $13 per pack amount otherwise.

The first six packs seem to make a nice addition tot he F&IW figures currently available.  And when I look at them from the perspective of 12 figure units for Rebels and Patriots , the first six provide 3 new units.  It might be a stretch to mix the rangers with the Highlanders in Campaign dress, although the Natives in everyday wear wihtout their chests all showing, and French Militia are no brainers.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 20, 2020, 09:50:51 PM
Brigade just included add ons for their King Philip's War, AWI, and War of 1812 figures to the kickstarter and at a reduction from regular retail for the kickstarter pricing.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures/description

Uh oh!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 21, 2020, 11:02:02 PM
I've had a closer look now.

I expect I will just stay with the new FIW sculpts - the 6 starter packs and then the add-on 4 Infantry packs providing the total makes it to French Infanty II at 23000$
Think it will likely make 23K.  And I'm so not into the "Last of the Mohican" figures.  I'd rather have more packs.

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So 127$ and then a decision about the Rule Set - 20$ for the softback version.
Haven't seen the first set so no idea how it plays?

I already have the Rulebooks for Muskets & Tomahawks, and the Black Powder Rule Book with their supplement "A Dark & Bloody Ground".

So it's a question of 2 or 3 rules sets which I am unlikely to play  :engel:
Yep, definitely the soft back for me.  These kinds of rules have really little resale value, and have no idea if I'll enjoy them or not, although it sounds like it is an upgrade from the original.  The ideas on firing, charging, melee and morale seem intriguing.
 
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I wonder with this sort of KS how people view it?

Do they throw their hat in the ring straightaway and pledge a for the initial sets, and then go in and edit their pledge as more units get unlocked?

Or do they sit back and watch to see how much unlocks before committing?

A mixture of both I guess, and with 17 days to go we are probably in the 'limbo' phase.

Interesting if everyone went with the first choice, would it encourage the developer to offer more freebies as the total exceeds the 26000$ current top target.
Yes, there's been a mixture of attitudes apparently.  I went for $127 for the F&IW figures and yes, +$20 for the rule book = $147.

I also chimed in for the King Philip's War figures. Always wanted to pick some of those up, yet I have the AWI figures to a point, and not all, so I may switch gears and get more AWI instead, whicl holding off on Kng Philip's War.  I like the idea of War of 1812, especially Canadian area or maybe Battle of New Orleans inspired collecting, yet it is another project, and I have too many already.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on June 05, 2020, 04:35:55 PM
I jumped in to this the other day.

No rulebook, but all the unlocked stuff so far apart from the War Party Slaves set. 140$

I would like to see both the Command sets achieved too - 300$ to go for the French one.
(Glad that the French are first up - usually it seems to me that the Brits Units always seem to be available first.  :engel:

I have loads of FIW figures now from the 2 Muskets and Tomahawks KS, and Perry purchases, but these do seem to add more variety and will mix into my existing units well ... ... ...

... ... ... and it keeps getting reported that staying at home in 'lockdown' has meant we are spending less.
I think that is true - my bank balance is quite healthy and my minis purchasing has been down considerably. 
I am not sure if that is down to lack of availability, lack of new releases, or even if "100 Days" is making me look at all the stuff I have waiting on my tables and I am saying "No, I already have plenty of figures suitable for that game / genre.   :biggriin:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 05, 2020, 08:36:59 PM
Ha!

Me? I'm in for every set, & paperback rules.  And a bunch of Continentals and Brit Lights I didn't pickup after the last kickstarter.  Brigade is going to add in a bunch of sets they are going to make anyway, and make those available for order after it is all over anyway.

Although I haven't added in yet for the war party (not sure I'd ever use those), might put in for the command figures, it looks like they'll at least make it to the French.

I have a bunch of F&IW figures I bought from AW Miniatures prior to even knowing this campaign was moving forward, but I couldn't pass up the 30% off that they were doing at the beginning of the public health issue.  Now I will ahve more F&IW figures that what is sensible for a guy to have when he already has plenty.

And well, my food, clothing, gas, out and about, dating and dancing costs ... those are all down.  But my miniature buying ... eek! :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on June 05, 2020, 08:44:53 PM
Just had the 48 hour email
Rangers Command
Highlanders Command
Settlers Defending

all possible

and a new All-In pledge = every model + Hard Copy Rulebook

Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 05, 2020, 08:54:01 PM
Hadn't seen ... yet ...
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 06, 2020, 12:35:39 PM
Not thrilled with the all in pledge.  Forces me to upgrade to a hard back, and includes the "War Party" pack which doesn't do it for me.  Especially when I am already in for one of each Continental & Brit Light packs because I didn't in their last kickstarter.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on June 06, 2020, 01:15:53 PM
We think alike - of all that's on offer I wasn't going to go with the War Party, or any form of rulebook ... ...

But you do get the defending settlers pack free (13$ worth or more retail ) so I might just be tempted - not sure.  :Ohmy:

Decisions,  decisions
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 12:09:50 PM
I'm sticking with my $160 pledge.  That way I am getting the soft back rule book, not the hard back, and not getting the war party.  Then I've added $110 for the 6 Continental packs and 4 of the 5 (don't want the marching set) British Lights from the last kickstarter, and buying up for the French and British command sets.  It may be slightly more per figure, but I'm getting what I am interested in having.

I'll keep an eye on the campaign as it closes out today, and will pick up the Brit Ranger and Highland command packs if they can get closer than they are wiht a shot at reaching those goals. However, there is no way he isn't going to make these, and eventually, one way or another, I'll pick those up as well.  And I'm already beyond the price for getting the frontier fighting family for free.

No big deal not having the hardback rules. nor the War Party.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 12:53:08 PM
Looks like the campaign made it past the Brit Rangers Command level, so I put in for that pack as well.  Hopefully it'll make it to the Highland Command level.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on June 07, 2020, 12:56:28 PM
I don't recall seeing how to get the frontier family for free other than the All-In pledge

I had assumed one would pay 13$ for them as an extra.

Need to have a closer read.

I am looking at 192$ for the 4 command sets on top of my 140$ original pledge

So I was considering whether an extra 43$ getting me the Hardback Rules, the War Party and the Family was worth it?

And maybe the Canadian Command if they make it - if they include it as 'All-In'

Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 04:03:19 PM
Good question ... going to go see where I might have read that ...
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 04:17:55 PM
Lon says in the comments section accessed via the main page that the Frontier family comes free with any pledge of $235 or more.

I just upped my pledge for the Highland command pack.  The campaign is now going after the Canadian Militia Command and a Native Command.  I'm looking forward to both of those, and will likely up my pledge again as the first one gets closer.  No big deal for me if the Native one doesn't happen.  But I'm not pledging if I don't see them very close to being reached.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 04:23:44 PM
My purchase of the 6 Continental packs and 4 Brit Lt packs for AWI is putting me well above the $235, so I'm being a bit picky, perhaps needlessly so, except paying the extra $10, and not including the War Party, moves money in a direction I am more likely to benefit from.  The soft book is good enough, especially for a rules system I might not even use much.  And can't see putting a priority on painting the War Party when I have so much else that needs painting as is.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 05:25:32 PM
Posting a link again just in case folks are looking for one ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures/description

Seems they might get to the Canadian Militia Command.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 09:41:14 PM
That F&IW kickstarter really pushed hard at the end.  I have added for the Canadian Militia Command, and it is close to the Native Leaders.   And the Native Civilians aren't moving me.  Going to hang in there before pledging anymore, if any.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on June 07, 2020, 10:04:18 PM
So that's done.  Seems like they are including the Native Leaders anyway, and probably the Native Civilians 1 & 2, all likely available via the pledge orders when that gets finalized.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 05, 2020, 11:14:41 PM
This is being produced by a friend of mine ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davev/devil-in-the-wilderness-a-card-based-miniatures-game?ref=user_menu

It is based on a historical error in colonial America around the time of the King Phillip's War.  Including the writings Cotton Mather, an actual guy who was in opposition to a pastor that was eventually found to be a "witch" and hung.  It is a skirmish game, with actually replicas of colonial era buildings also for sale (being made by Things From The Basement) and of excellent quality.

So I a m all in, and hoping it meets as many of the stretch goals to begin producing the line of minis as well.  Some of the figures will be fantasical in nature due to the gothic horror aspect for the skirmish game, but the human figures will easily be transferable into King Phillip's War scenarios.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 07, 2020, 02:53:28 PM
The campaign in post above just made it past the first stretch goal, and the first two miniatures will be made.

Onward to the next goal for more miniatures! :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 30, 2020, 02:15:01 PM
So the Backer Kit survey is out for this one ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures/description

I ended up adding some items on top of what was already pledged for at the time ... silly me. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: kingoftheempire12 on October 31, 2020, 10:25:41 PM
So the Backer Kit survey is out for this one ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures/description

I ended up adding some items on top of what was already pledged for at the time ... silly me. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:

Great miniatures, Paul Hicks is doing a great job. He is a very talented sculptor.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 01, 2020, 03:19:36 PM
Yes, one of my favorites. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: S.O.F on November 01, 2020, 04:28:41 PM
So the Backer Kit survey is out for this one ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-miniatures/description

I ended up adding some items on top of what was already pledged for at the time ... silly me. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:

Of course after looking at this I feel the need to watch Last of the Mohicans.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 01, 2020, 07:09:07 PM
Yes, one of my favorite movies. :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 11, 2021, 06:56:03 PM
Two new kickstarters ...

1. Following up on the previous French & Indian War kickstater by Brigade Games ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brigadegames/this-very-ground-2-french-and-indian-wars-28mm-minis?ref=recommendation-projectpage-footer-1

2. Saxons and Normans ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1066miniatures/1066-miniatures/description

Already pledged for the first. The second is very tempting and likely.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 24, 2021, 12:27:57 AM
So ... pledge for a bunch of Saxons and Normans ... plus more French and Indian War figures ... ta da!
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 09, 2021, 05:06:31 PM
This sculptor seems to have put in a decent effort regarding Napoleonic Wurttembergers ...

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pianowargames/the-price-of-crowns?ref=user_menu

I have pledged, and hope to create a few for a brigade of some kind for Lassalle 2nd edition.
Title: Re: Historical Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on December 17, 2021, 01:35:18 PM
Price of Crowns 2: Cavalry and Artillery starts today at 11am EST, 5pm German time. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

When I have a link, will post it.  Unless someone beats me to it. :icon_wink: