About this project
Hot & Dangerous is a brand new line of pin-up style miniatures wearing uniforms of the most iconic units. Miniatures are available in two scales 54mm - dedicated to painters and collectors, and 28mm - dedicated to wargamers. 54mm are made of white metal or high quality resin (you will able to choose version you prefer after campaign). 28mm are made of white metal only (no resin versions available).
Here you can see all Girls available during our campaign on one picture
Below you can see their way from the concept art to the painted miniature.
Ok let's don't waste more time and meet our Hot and Dangerous Girls.
On 12 September 1683 a mighty Polish cavalry charge (there were more than 2,000 winged hussars), along with Bavarian and Austrian horsemen, smashed the Turkish army of Vizier Kara Mustafa who was besieging Vienna. The capital of the empire was rescued and the power of the Ottoman Empire broken - after this began a gradual displacement of the Turks from Europe. The leading architect of the victory - Polish king John III Sobieski - sent a captured banner of Kara Mustafa's to Pope Innocent XI and paraphrased the words of the well-known saying of Julius Caesar: Venimus, vidimus et Deus vicit (We came, we saw, and God won).
We associate the German Tiger I tank mainly with the European theatre of war, but it is worth mentioning that Tigers also took part in the fighting in Africa. 20 tanks of the 1st Company, 501st Heavy Tank Battalion were adapted to operate in hot climates and on December 1942, they were sent to Libya and Tunisia. This was to save the serious situation of the Afrika Korps troops. Despite a successful debut at the Battle of Tebourba and successes during the battles at Kasserine Pass, the Tigers failed to reverse the fate of the campaign - the dominance of Allied troops was too large and 20 machines could not create a German victory.
The first red uniforms of English troops appeared in 1485 within the ranks of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Yeomen Wardens (the traditional red colour of the Tudors), but were officially adopted in 1645 when the English parliament approved the New Model Army. Red uniforms were maintained even after the Restoration in 1660. You could joke that the British love tradition and therefore did not want to change the uniforms after the change of regime, but one of the main reasons for this was the relatively low price of red dye (that Englishmen can count money we do not have to convince anyone). Since the mid-seventeenth century the British army was identified by the colour red until the early twentieth century, the term "red jacket" had become synonymous with British soldiers (but there was also a period in the eighteenth century, when English troops were also often called "lobsters"). Contrary to the popular belief that the British army wore red jackets in order that blood stains would not be too conspicious, the reasons were multi-fold: the first was the aforementioned price of red dye, the second was easy recognition of its own troops, which on a battlefield swathed with gunpowder smoke was of considerable importance, and the last was a reference to the red colour in the Union Jack.
The Centurion, ie, the commander of a centuria - the smallest tactical unit of the Roman legions (depending on the period amounting between 30 to 100 men) - was not equal to another Centurion. In the Roman army there was a strict hierarchy, in which the position depended on which centuria in a cohort he commanded. The most important centurion was commander of the first centuria in a cohort and was a Pilus Prior, the second centuria was commanded by a Princeps Prior, the third one by a Hastatus Prior and the remaining three were led by Pilus Posterior, Princeps Posterior and Hastatus Posterior. In the case of two centurions of the same rank, the more important was the one who commanded a centuria in a lower numbered cohort. The most important centurion was Primus Pilus (Primipilus) - commander of the first centuria of the first cohort. Ranked among the most elite of the legion, he participated in the war council.
The protagonist of five books by James Fenimore Cooper and Michael Mann's film "The Last of the Mohicans" is known by so many names, it is hard to believe that this is one and the same person... A white boy raised by the Delaware, Hawkeye’s, real name was Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo (but only in the novel, the big screen character bears the name Nathaniel Poe). As well as Hawkeye in "Last of the Mohicans" (both in the novel and the film) he is also known as the Long Rifle. In the first chronologically, but the last published volume of the books by Cooper he is called the Deerslayer (but only after he had bought his first gun... before then the young Nathaniel was called Straight-Tongue, Pigeon and Lap-Ear ....), he was called The Pathfinder in The Pathfinder ", Leatherstocking in "The Pioneers " and Trapper in "Prairie". Pure madness!
The charge of the Polish Light Horse of the Guard against the Spanish artillery positions at Somosierra, the pass which opened the way to Madrid for Napoleon, is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable episodes of the Napoleonic era. On 30 November 1808 the French infantry tried unsuccessfully to break down the Spanish defense and was forced to withdraw due to heavy fire from guns and firearms. An angry Napoleon ordered an attack to be conducted by a squadron of Polish cavalrymen. The legendary French cavalryman General Montbrun objected, saying that a cavalry charge would be impossible in such conditions. Napoleon then said, "Leave it to the Poles!" (Laissez faire aux Polonais!). The chevaux-legers rushed into the fight shouting: “Forward! Long live the Emperor!” (According to other, less solemn versions, the commanding officer - Captain Kozietulski - had to shout: “Forward, you bastards, the Emperor is watching!”) Altough it lasted only 8 to 10 minutes the charge became a legend. The capturing of four Spanish batteries resulted in huge losses - half of the 125 Polish horsemen were killed or wounded, dozens of horses were lost. Somosierra became a part of Polish culture, as a symbol of bravery and courage, and one of the favourite topics for Polish historical painters.
The first recorded (specifically by the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle") Viking attack on British soil took place in 793, when the convent located on the island of Lindisfarne located off the shore of England was burned and looted by the Scandinavian invaders. The raids on the British Isles which had commenced at Lindisfarne lasted nearly 300 years and the Vikings nearly managed to take all of England. Besides looting the Angles, Saxons and Britons, the Vikings also popped in for "guest appearances" on the territories of present day France, the Apennine peninsula, and the Byzantine Empire. Militant Scandinavians were not only plunderers, but also travellers who discovered Iceland (874), Greenland (approx. 982), and - as historians tend to admit recently - America (around 1000). Perhaps instead of the Columbus Day it is better to celebrate the Day of Leif Eriksson?
Legertha is also available in alternative KS only version.
The first concept of the mass use of paratroops was established at the end of World War I, when the American General William Mitchel proposed dropping a division behind the German lines. The imminent end of the war meant that US paratroopers took part in the fighting just over 20 years later. The successes of the German Fallschirmjäger prompted the Allies to create their own paratroop formations - the famous "All Americans" and the "Screaming Eagles" or 82nd and 101st Airborne were raised*. Both divisions have contributed greatly to history, bringing a substantial contribution to the Allied victory. *To be precise, the 82nd Division was not created from scratch, but revived after it had been disbanded after the end of World War I.
The 95th Rifles was famous for its excellent shots. Probably the most known feat was performed by Pte. Tom Plunkett on 3 January 1809 when he shot French General Colbert from a distance of 600 metres! The rifles were capable of hitting a target usually from 200-300 metres while musket range was less than 100 metres...
During World War II - according to various estimates - from several hundred thousand to a million women served in the Soviet Army. They worked not only as nurses and in supply or signals units but also fought at the frontline. Huge numbers of women served with the anti-aircraft defences, machine gun, and mortar units. Moreover, there were even cases where they piloted aircraft (including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, called the „Night Witches" by the Soviets, which consisted solely of women) as well as commanding tanks (Maria Oktyabrskaya, after the death of her husband at the front, sold all her goods and earmarked it for the purchase of a T-34 tank for the Army, nicknamed „Fighting Girfriend" and after the necessary training, she went to war in it).
Please note that Clara and Dixie are separate choices, so each of them counts as single miniature and you may choose only one of them if you wish.
How to plegde?
As you probably have noticed, the more models you have got in pledge, the lower the price is per piece. In addition to the lower model price, higher levels of support will offer access to the various freebies that will arrive during the campaign. If you want to order a quantity other than 1,3,7 or 12 models, increase your support amount by the amount appropriate for your level of support.
If you want to order 2 models on a 28mm scale, you are supporting us for $ 18 (that is, just twice the cost of a 28mm model) If you want to order 5 models at 54mm, you should choose the level of support for The Three Musketeers (54mm) for $ 69 and add $ 23 multiplied by two (price of every additional model for this support level), totalling $ 115. Within the pledge you can choose any model, not necessarily different models. So if you want to get 12 Maxims (or 6 Lagerths and Oleńkas for instance) for the Dirty Dozen support, then there's no problem. You will inform us about the models you would choose on a special form after the campaign is completed.
please check update 22 for more details about Roger
The Wargamer's team are experts in battle games. Not only do we know perfectly well what we do, but we also love our work. So far you could know us as publisher of the game "By Fire and Sword: Historical Wargame".
"By Fire and Sword" is a realistic, playable and very dynamic wargame which recreates the wars fought by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Turkey, Muscovy, Sweden, Crimean Khanate and the Cossacks during the second part of 17th century. The game has already had two extensions added, which bring into play the following nations: Brandenburg and Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire of Austria, Transylvania, Royal City of Gdansk and Duchy of Courland and Semigalia.
Even if you have not heard about "By Fire and Sword", you will certainly have seen the artwork of Mariusz Kozik, which is on the cover of the main rulebook for the game see above) - it is undoubtedly the most popular image of winged hussars on the Internet :-)
Alongside "By Fire and Sword" we are currently developing a new game, "Anno Domini 1666”. You can follow the progress of our work on the Facebook profile of the game.
The game will appear on Kickstarter in the fourth quarter of this year .
Now a few words about the staff who are directly behind the project:
Here you can check Monika's portfolio
Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign concludes. You will be sent a survey where you will fill in your shipping address. Our pledge manager will use your shipping address to calculate and charge you for shipping your reward.
Cost of shipping one girl shouldn't exceed 6$ no matter what is your location.
USA, European Union and Canada - shipping cost shouldn't exceed 15$ no matter how heavy is your package.
If you run a hobby store and want to support our campaign, we're happy to offer you proper retailers terms. Support via KS will guarantee you delivery at the same time as for individual backers.
Please contact us via private message or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We're also open for cooperation with distributors from all countries except USA and Poland as those two markets are settled (sorry guys!)
Risks and challenges
We can confidently say that we have prepared well for the campaign. The ten models that we have presented to you are now ready for series production - we are now focused on preparing the stretch goals: we draw concept sketches for the future and sculpt the first models waiting in line for release.
With the model manufacturers we have been cooperating for a long time at other projects, we also received the first castings and we are satisfied with their quality.
We ran two successful kickstarter campaigns:
Both have provided us with invaluable experience. Thus we know what to expect and we realise that the end of a campaign is just the end of a certain stage of product development and brings on even more hard work before we start to deliver the figures to you.
The only real threat we see to delivering the products on time is success on a scale that will outweigh even the most optimistic scenario we had imagined. This may result in releasing a very large number of new models that will need to be designed. In that case, however, we intend to offer you shipment of models in batches.
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