About this project
First off, thank you for looking at my Kickstarter campaign! I hope it serves you well.
Just over a year ago, I began reading some impressive sci rules, however one in particularly got me excited and those rules were Tomorrows War. So, off I popped onto the internet and started looking up sci fi figures. I had plenty of choice for 'hard' Sci FI figures, however could not really find what I wanted, which was near future type figures. So....I decided to give them a go myself and along came The Russian United States of the Kislev System forces! Since its such a mouthful, they are also known as the Rusk's.
Working on a very limited budget I started to slowly release my own range of figures, which can be best described as Neo Soviet forces.
In fact they can and have been happily used for a number of eras and forces ( I keep getting customer pics of adaptions all the time!). Thankfully the release has been successful which has allowed me to release several additional sets including heavy weapons, support weapons, HQ units and a sled gravity vehicle known as a MULE. These figures can be found at Black Hat Miniatures a very successful independent miniature producer, who kindly provides armiesarmy with his support gained over many years of producing miniatures. I am also awaiting the release of a militia variant and a Spetsnaz special forces unit. You can find more details, pictures and concepts on my blog page http://armiesarmy.blogspot.co.uk/
However despite all that, the one thing they did lack was a suitable enemy! All good forces need an Evil nemesis, unless of course they are Evil themselves.......then they need...erm...a Good nemesis?
Anyhow....back to the point! The nemesis forces got me thinking about the lessons learned with my previous releases and the one big 'Strike me down' problem, was the cycle of releases. With a limited budget, I just could not afford to bring out all the troops I required to provide a front line force. So with that in mind, I thought how could I provide the funds, without hiding it from Mrs ArmiesArmy and bingo.....Kickstarter came along! So that is in fact, what I have done!
I bring to you the Greater Britannia forces!
Greater Britannia forces
Each figure will be cast in hard white metal at 15mm scale. They will fit together nicely with many sci fi miniatures out there today, including my RUSK troopers.
The initial infantry release will be two packs of infantry. Each pack consists of 10 figures containing 5 unique sculpts, with each pack allowing you the ability to create 2 independent fire teams. Each fire team will consist of a team leader, squad support gunner and three rifle troops. All will be rifle armed and sculpted as closely as possible to the following set of pictures.
To test this theory out, I have come up with a test sculpt.
Stretch goals will be an option to anyone who has pledged £25 or more. All stretch goal pledges over £25 will also receive a Free unique Kickstarter command figure.
All pledges over £25 may in addition to their pledge add additional packs for the price of £2.50 per stretch goal pack or £3.50 per infantry pack. Additional sets may vary as more stretch goals are reached. All packs are at a reduced retail price with free UK shipping. All other shipping will be kept as minimal as possible.
I have listed below the first set of stretch goals I would like to achieve.
£1850 - >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (Big thankyou)
I will produce a set of infantry figures wearing berets or bush hats. Stretch goal pledges may choose what figure set they receive.
£2000 - >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (Big thankyou)
I will produce a 5 man HQ pack. Each pack will contain 2 commanders, 1 medic, 1 Forward Observer and 1 Communications specialist
£2300 - >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (Big thankyou)
I will produce a Support Weapons Team consisting of a ATGM crew, AA launcher, Sniper /Anti Power Armour Team. A total of 5 figures
£2500 - >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (Big thankyou)
I will produce a Heavy Weapons Team of a 2 man crew and AntiTank Gun (x3) pack
I will produce a Heavy Weapons Team of a 2 man crew and HMG (x3) pack
I will produce a Heavy Weapons Team of a 2 man crew and mortar/grenade Launcher (x3) pack
£2700- >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (Big thankyou)
I will produce a Commando Team with 5 unique Special forces Infantry.
£3000- >>>>>>>>>> REACHED (A Big BIG BIG thankyou)
I will produce a 5 man Powered Armour Team with weapon options.
I will be adding regular updates with any art work or 'greens' as and when I receive them. Please feel free to comment, ask questions or suggest ideas. I am always welcome to listen to good suggestions! If you are interested in a particular pledge level that is not listed, please ask and Id be happy to discuss the level with you. I am also available for comments on my blog page http://armiesarmy.blogspot.co.uk/
Thank for you for your support
Risks and challenges
All molding and casting is done out of house by an established miniature manufacturing company, so I am reliant on their time and skills. I have pre booked time with these talented people, all whom have backed my project in so many ways. As with life, these people may experience delays and if so, so do I. I will do my utmost to keep to the schedules I have set, however I can not discount delays entirely. I do promise to do my very best!
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