We love Pulp Miniature gaming, we love classic movies. We thought it would be a great idea to have a range of miniatures for gaming inspired by the iconic images of classic movies, brought to your table top in glorious crisply cast pewter!
Having run two previous Kickstarters for Classic Movies, we felt it was time for the third installment, this time focusing on snow, ice and mountains. As you will see, we have three warmly clad packs of figures as well as two wonderful vehicles for them to get about in, already sculpted, cast up and ready to go. To accompany them in their adventures is a range of highly detailed models for you to make. You may very well have an idea of which game system you would use these figures and models with but take a look at 'Whiteout' the new set of rules included in this campaign.
Included in the Pledges are:
Inspired by two of my favorite spy movies, the first one opened with some cheesy one liners and an adrenaline filled ski chase sequence, the second featured a submarine breaking through the ice pack to supposedly offer assistance to an arctic research station in distress. However, these miniatures are sufficiently versatile to serve in a wide range of pulp and spy-fi based games. The figures in 'Ski Pursuit' and 'Snow Patrol' are designed to be used with or without skis for extra versatility.
At the same time that we were designing the miniatures and terrain for this campaign we ran into Richard Humble who was at the time developing a game set in the Arctic wastes. We took a look, really liked the game so decided to collaborate. Whiteout is a challenging Solo / Co-Op game. In Richards words....
“You and your party have been contracted to carry out an extremely hazardous mission into the Arctic wastes. You have been chosen for your specialist skills and experience but to preserve deniability you will largely be on your own.
You can expect to be out on the ice for at least a week and there have been reports of hostiles in the area. We will get supplies to you when we can but you cannot rely upon them. The remains of several previous contracts may provide some resources but you will have to be careful with your stores.
You must also be mindful that in the lonely wastes the threats are not always physical, your mental well-being is also vital to your success. Keep your spirits high and don’t forget to stop to rest when the mission allows!
You mission briefing starts in an hour and you depart at first light. The weather forecast is atrocious with whiteout conditions – good luck.”
To maximise replay value, making sure that every mission is different, the game uses three decks of cards, an encounter, terrain and equipment deck (117 cards in total). We will be publishing a lavishly illustrated perfect bound copy of the rules together with printed card decks. However, we would like you to get playing straight away and to be part of the final play test of the game so everyone who backs the campaign will have access to download a PDF playtest versions of rules and cards . Details of how to do this appears on the first 'backer only' campaign update.
Why back this Kick-Starter?
We do hope that you are as enthusiastic as we are to bring these miniatures and 'Whiteout' to gaming tables around the world. This is the 6th Kickstarter run by Sally 4th. As an independent games company we can only fund developments like this by building a core of fans, supporters and backers to help us get the project over the line. As a backer you will benefit by being one of the first to receive the game and miniatures, you will have access to them at a discounted 'pre-order' price, you will be able to download the rules and cards to start playing the game and very importantly, as a play-tester, have the opportunity to be part of the final team play-testing the game. As the miniatures are great for many other games too, and as I am a huge Pulp Alley fan, backers will also receive free, exclusive Pulp Alley character cards to go with the Research Team Zulu, Ski Pursuit & Snow Patrol packs.
- Shipping costs will be charged once your order is finalised. We base this on weight and destination.
- We endeavour to find the cheapest option, tailored to your parcel size and weight, and charge at cost.
- All miniatures are unpainted and the vehicles will need a small amount of assembly.
- MDF products are in kit form and will require assembly and painting.
We have some very nice stretch goals all themed around either spy-fi, mountains or polar regions. Our sculptors and designers are already working on many of them so we will share work in progress images as the kick-starter develops and of course add to the list. Once they have been unlocked you will be able to add them to your pledge, just increase the amount pledged to cover the add ons / stretch goals.
Changing latitudes from the icy polar wastes of 'Whiteout' to far warmer climes, we wanted to offer backers the opportunity to complete there collection of classic movie miniatures, props, sets and locations that had featured in our previous classic movie campaigns at a discounted price.
Risks and challenges
We have the first 3 packs plus the two vehicles already sculpted and cast. We have sculpting and mould making time booked for additional packs developed during campaign.
This is the sixth crowd-funded project we have run. The first four have all been delivered to time and budget and the fifth on schedule for fulfilment in July.
- (15 days)