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A project to fund the sculpting and casting of 28mm metal American Civil War figures in winter clothing for wargamers and collectors
A project to fund the sculpting and casting of 28mm metal American Civil War figures in winter clothing for wargamers and collectors
46 backers pledged $8,499 to help bring this project to life.

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Pea Ridge. Fredericksburg. Stones River. Chattanooga. Nashville. All iconic names of American Civil War battles where armies violently clashed and the course of history altered. In addition to fighting the enemy, soldiers had to battle an even more persistent foe: the cold.

Confederate soldier in greatcoat - Library of Congress
Confederate soldier in greatcoat - Library of Congress

This project is the second to be created to bring 28mm American Civil War soldiers in winter gear to your table top. The first phase of this project funded the molding and casting costs of producing 28mm metal figures of Union soldiers marching in great coats.

Figures from the first Kickstarter painted by Paulalba
Figures from the first Kickstarter painted by Paulalba

This second phase is is designed to fund more Union figures: 

New Union attacking figures
New Union attacking figures

...and to create their Confederate adversaries:

New CS figures
New CS figures

How does the Kickstarter work?

When you pledge, your information will be recorded and you will be placed in the shipping queue based on the date you pledge. Once the KS ends, backers will be sent a survey where they can specify which packs they want to make up their pledges. Backers can select figures from this Kickstarter or mix them with figures from our previous Kickstarter!

Do you want to add something AFTER the Kickstarter closes? Then let us know in your survey and we can bill you by PayPal. Our goal is to ensure you are satisfied with your order.

Getting your figures!

Once completed and cast (sometime in January 2018), the figures will be shipped out to you. The figures will be packed to prevent damage and sent by the most economical means possible. You will be sent a notice when your figures ship.

What figures are we funding?

Union infantry in greatcoats attacking
Union infantry in greatcoats attacking

 

Confederate infantry in winter gear
Confederate infantry in winter gear

 

Confederate infantry in greatcoats
Confederate infantry in greatcoats

 

Irish Brigade marching to the attack
Irish Brigade marching to the attack

 

Union infantry in greatcoats casualties
Union infantry in greatcoats casualties

These figures are designed to be compatible with other popular lines 28mm ACW miniatures. We have worked to make these figures accurate and true to history. The figures have been sculpted to add animation and character to your Civil War armies!

Confederates skirmishing
Confederates skirmishing

The new Confederate figures will allow you to build regiments complete with color bearers, musicians, NCOs and of course, gallant officers.

The new Union attacking figures can be combined with the color bearers, musicians, NCOs and officers from the first Kickstarter to build regiments.

The Irish Brigade figures will include new command figures for those units.

Like most Kickstarter projects we have stretch goals:

Union Infantry in greatcoats firing and skirmishing. If we reach stretch goal 1, you can select Union firing figures as part of your pledge.

Confederate Generals from the Eastern Theater to command your forces! Current Generals planned:

General Robert E. Lee, Confederate commander at Fredericksburg:

General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, commander of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg:

General James Longstreet, commander of the 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg.

If we reach Stretch Goal 2, you can add-on the Eastern Generals pack for $22.

If we reach Stretch Goal 3, we will add Confederate Generals for the Western Theater.  For the Western Theater we have planned:

General Braxton Bragg, Confederate commander at Stones River

General Patrick Cleburne, Division commander at the Battle of Missionary Ridge

General John Bell Hood, Confederate commander at the Battle of Nashville:

General Thomas General Thomas If we reach Stretch Goal 3, you can add-on the Western General pack for $22.00.

The fourth Stretch Goal will be reached at $12,000. At that level, we will add United States Colored Troops (USCTs) in great coats marching and/or attacking. If we reach Stretch Goal 4, you can select the USCT figures as part of your pledge level.

ADD-ONs:

Starting at the Regimental pledge level, you can add single figures to your pledge so you can build your regiment for your favorite rules. Indicate which type of figure you need (i.e. marching, musician, etc.) and add $1.25 to your pledge for each additional figure you need.

 Matt Add-On (US backers only) Starting at the Brigade pledge level you can add on the Cigar Box Battle Mat of your choice! To add on flags, increase your pledge by $59 per mat and $12 for shipping. (Only valid for standard mats, does not include Plush or round mats.)

Click on the picture of the mats above to see more of Cigar Box Battle products!

33rd New Jersey add-on 

Starting at the Regimental pledge level you can add on the 33rd New Jersey Regiment pack of your choice!

Organized at Newark, N. J., and mustered in September 3, 1863, the 33rd New Jersey was uniformed in the style of French Chasseur á pied troops. The unit saw service in the Atlanta Campaign. Battle honors include: Chattanooga, Dallas, New Hope Church, Peachtree Creek, Averysboro and Bentonville.

Set includes 16 infantry, 1 officer, 2 color bearer, and one musician. Some of the figures are portrayed as having replaced some of their chasseur uniform items with standard issue uniform items.

Sets include:

  • 33rd NJ marching 
  • 33rd NJ Firing 
  • 33rd NJ Attacking 

 To add on the 33rd NJ (flags and poles not included), increase your pledge by $25 per set plus shipping of $7. Shipping is free when added to any Great Coat pledge level from Regimental level and above. Please indicate marching, attacking or firing.

To add on a 33rd NJ mounted figure, add $2.50 to your 33rd New Jersey order.

Vignettes Vignettes Starting at the Regimental pledge level you can add on 28mm vignettes.

The Cleburne set (shown above) includes 28mm figures: General Patrick Cleburne, 1 flag bearer, and 3 infantry.

It's 30 November 1864. General Hood has lead the Army of Tennessee in a desperate bid to turn the tide of the war by invading Tennessee.

Following a failed attempt to trap the Union Army of Ohio at Spring Hill, Hood discovered the same force dug in around the outskirts of Franklin. Hood orders a frontal assault on the Union works, fearful of allowing General Schofield's force from reaching the near impregnable defensive works of Nashville.

​ Six infantry divisions, including that of Irish born Patrick Cleburne, charged the Union forces. General Cleburne, nicknamed "the Stonewall of the West," was a talented commander and beloved by his men and on that fateful day, he would lead them bravely into the inferno of Union musket and cannon fire.

By the end of battle 6 generals, including Cleburne, were dead or mortally wounded. 55 of the Army's regimental commanders were dead or wounded.

To add on the Cleburne vignette (flags and poles not included), increase your pledge by $9 per set plus shipping of $7. Shipping is free when added to any Great Coat pledge level from Regimental level and above.

Shiloh vignette painted by Cory Ring
Shiloh vignette painted by Cory Ring

 The Johnston vignette takes place on 6 April 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston has launched a surprise attack on Union forces under General Grant massing on the banks of the Tennessee River. In the early stages of the battle, Confederates had overrun some of the Union camps and many had begun to loot the abandoned tents. Johnston spotted a Confederate officer with a arm full of the spoils of war and chastised him for his behavior. Observing how chastened the officer was, Johnston picked up a tin cup and declared it to be his part of the spoils.

Later, Johnston would wave the cup as he encouraged his men to launch an assault against stubborn Federals holding a position that would become known as “the Hornet’s Nest.” Johnston’s men swept the position, but Johnston would receive a wound which, although would appear slight, would cause him to bleed out shortly after the attack on the Hornet’s Nest. Historians speculate that this loss may have cost the South the leader it needed in the West to turn the tide of the war.

Set includes 28mm mounted Johnston figure, 1 looting officer, 1 dismounted officer, 3 infantry.

To add on the Johnston vignette, increase your pledge by $12 per set plus shipping of $7. No additional shipping is charged when added to any pledge level from Regimental level and above. 

Future Releases

We hope to build up enough support to expand the miniatures range to add more variety to your armies. Future releases could include more Confederates in make shift winter gear, more personalities in great coats as well as artillery and cavalry in winter gear.

Risks and challenges

There is minimal risk attached to this project. The masters shown in the basic levels have been sculpted and the project funds the models and initial castings. We use a reliable wargaming caster based in the United State who casts for several different miniature companies and previously casted our vignettes and other units which you can see on our website.

The primary risk for delay is being further down in the caster's queue.

There is a possibility of delay due to the masters needing correction in order to cast properly, but the delay should not be significant and backers will be kept updated on any changes to the timeline.

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    The pledge level for anyone wanting to support us. As a thank you for your support, you will receive 2 future
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    Squad Level

    This is the entry level for figures. You will receive one pack of 8 metal 28mm infantry figures of your choice. You will also receive 2 PDF Issues of ACW Gamer: The Ezine.

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    Regimental Pledge Level

    The pledge level for gamers or collectors to start building units for ACW winter battles. You will receive two packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with appropriate command pack.

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    Double Regiment Level

    Start building you forces with this level. You will receive four packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with two command packs.

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    Brigade Level

    This is for gamers or collectors looking to start building their armies! You will receive six packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with three command packs.

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    • 1 FREE mounted officer in greatcoat
    • 72× 28mm metal ACW miniatures
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    Irish Brigade Level

    This pack allows you to model the Irish Brigade with packs for the 63rd New York Infantry, the 69th New York Infantry, the 88th New York Infantry, the 28th Massachusetts Infantry regiment, and the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry.
    You will receive 10 packs of Irish Brigade infantry and 5 packs of Irish Brigade command. Plus, you will receive a mounted General Meagher figure, commander of the Irish Brigade, for free.

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    • 110 X metal ACW miniatures
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    Division Level

    This is for gamers or collectors who need armies for wargaming: 3 brigades of infantry. You will receive 18 packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with 9 command packs.You will also receive 3 mounted officers for free.

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    Corps Level

    3 divisions of ACW miniatures for your battlefield!
    You will receive 54 packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with 27 command packs. You will also receive 27 mounted officers plus a pack of staff officers and your choice of two general packs for free.

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    • 648 X 28mm ACW metal miniatures
    • 9 mounted officers
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    • Free pack of generals
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    Wing Level

    6 divisions of ACW miniatures for your battlefield!
    You will receive 108 packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with 54 command packs. You will also receive 18 mounted officers plus a pack of staff officers and your choice of two general packs for free.

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    • Free pack of staff officers
    • Free pack of generals
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    • 1,296 X 28mm ACW figures
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    Army Level

    For the ultimate collector or gamer! 3 CORPS of ACW miniatures for your battlefield!
    You will receive 162 packs of 8 metal infantry of your choice with 27 command packs. You will also receive 81 mounted officers plus a pack of staff officers and your choice of two general packs for free.

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    • Free pack of generals
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Funding period

- (30 days)