Following on from the popularity of our highly regarded PMC technical, we would like you to help us bring this 1/50 scale militia technical to the market with a comprehensive range of weapons to mount on it and a number of accessories to make each one unique.
Whether you are a veteran warlord, mercenary boss, SOF commander, post apocalypse survivor or seasoned zombie hunter, this will be a great addition to your force!
The ubiquitous technical has been a feature of rebel and professional armies for decades. Its versatility and ease of manufacture means they can be fielded in large numbers and operated with very little experience.
This is our PMC technical available through our online store, designed, printed and cast using the same methods we will use for the militia technical.
Using the experience gained from our first vehicle and the demand for a more ‘rugged’ version we want to bring this to the market, with the myriad of weapons fielded on them as quickly as possible.
The costs of CAD and 3D printing wouldn’t make this practical to do through our online store right away, so we have decided to run a ‘mini’ kickstarter to help us with this project!
This is your opportunity to help us get this into production as soon as possible and get them at a reduced rate while you are at it!
The vehicle itself and the DShK has been designed and is ready for printing, but again the costs of CAD means we have decided to hold back on having all the other weapons designed until we know there is a demand for each one. Each goal is illustrated using a photo of its real life counterpart. Each item will be designed as it is unlocked.
As a bonus, we have decided to make each unlocked weapon where applicable available as add on as a static weapon emplacements. The DShk emplacement is available as an add-on from the start!
There will be three unique gunner models for the DShK. Each backer will be given a random gunner model for each technical they pledge for. We will try to ensure you do not get multiples, unless you pledge for more than three.
The gunners for the technical and crew for the emplacements will be as generic as possible to allow them to fit in with any force and in any location.
Our free set of rules Spectre:Operations, which our miniatures are designed for can be downloaded here
Add stowage to your pledge for an additional £5. Stowage will contain a spare tire, ammunition crates, oil cans and miscellaneous boxes.
Choose any of the unlocked static weapons with two crew from those unlocked by adding +£10 to your pledge for each emplacement. All static weapons come with a tripod/stand and two crew and are fully compatible with the Militia Technical and the PMC Technical.
Additional militia technical may be added to your pledge for £23
Add a resin set of riders for the back of the technical. There will be 6 figures in total, designed to represent generic militia. These can be arranged sitting in and around the outside of the rear cab. Choose either African or Generic crew. +£8 to pledge.
The following goals will be unlocked once the total for each is reached.
If you want one of your technicals equipped with an unlocked weapon or additional varied stowage simply add the required amount to your pledge (where applicable).
All photos in the stretch goals are of an illustrative nature, showing how the items look in the real world and are not intended to mislead or misrepresent the project and it's goals.
The SPG-9 is classed as a recoiless rifle in Spectre:Operations. The are good all round anti infantry and effective against light armour.
Stowage option two will include various items, such as bags and ammo as well as bullbars for the front!
The ZPU-1 is a single autocannon that provides very effective anti infantry and anti-light armour capabilities at a low points cost.
The M40 is classed as a Heavy Recoiless rifle. They are quite formidable weapons and can pose a serious threat to enemy armour at great range.
Stowage set 3 will include some of the ammunition for the big guns, more generic stowage and a snorkel for the truck!
Rocket pods acquired from helicopters and other air support are frequently seen mounted onto technicals. They can provide massive fire support at extreme range, but their improvised nature can cause unexpected problems...
The ZPU-2 is a dual autocannon, allowing you to roll a single miss when making ranged attacks.
The M2 Browning is a heavy machine gun that can be fired on the move, making it a very effective anti infantry and threat to civilian skinned vehicles at a low points cost.
At £3500 we will unlock a set of acrylic tokens in the style of the infantry set available on our website. These will be vehicle specific and help you keep track of what is going on in the thick of the action!
The ZPU-4 is unsurprisingly a quad autocannon. This allows you to reroll all misses once when making making a ranged attack!
The BMP-1 turret is classed as a recoiless rifle with a gunsheild, that provides armour to protect the gunner.
The TOW missile is a crew served guided launcher, providing very effective anti-armour capability.
The ZPU-23 is a linked 23mm caliber autocannon, firing high explosive incendiary ammunition. You can re-roll one miss per ranged attack, making it a truly formidable weapon.
The Tactical Technical will be a highly modified version of the militia vehicle based on the picture below. It will come with a M2 Browning machine gun as standard and 1 crew model. Due to the extra parts included this vehicle will be +£25 to the pledge.
Although in reality, due the the battery requirements, the minigun is not a common weapon on ground based assets... who doesn't want one on the tabletop! The ultimate anti infantry and suppression weapon!
Risks and challenges
We feel there are very few risks associated with this project. We have refined our CAD processes to a high degree. We have learned a lot from our previous Kickstarter, where the PMC technical was the first product to be completed.
We have developed a much more efficient pledge management system, where each backer will be sent the pledge sheet, emailed when it is returned and notified when the product is shipped.
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