About the Fallschirmjäger
When one hears Fallschirmjäger, Crete is the first thing many think of. But even after 1941 they were sent on many missions, often as a "fire brigade" that turned the tide of a battle.
Monte Cassino, Unternehmen Eiche or Ortona (also known as Little Stalingrad) are names that tell the story of the later years, of the Fallschirmjäger in Italy. And like the Gebirgsjäger, the Fallschirmjäger were equipped with specialized equipment, like the Leichtgeschütze or the Raketenwerfer Püppchen.
After the mud and snow on the Eastern Front and the mountains of the Caucasus, Heer 46 this time covers the Southern front, i.e. the Fallschirmjäger in Italy from 1943 on.
The basic units will - as always - consist of 2 x 10 soldiers and also feature a Mortar Team and a Heavy MG. With regard to the equipment we will focus on the summer uniforms, i.e. short trousers and shirts, etc., worn by the Fallschirmjäger in Italy. We will also cover the fights in and around Montecassino and provide extra add-ons for it. Another hot spot will be the spectacular "Unternehmen Eiche", the rescue of Mussolini by a commando unit of the Fallschirmjäger. As before we will have a closer look at the specialized equipment of the Fallschirmjäger and make as much as possible available to you.
You are in for quite some surprises! A novelty of this Kickstarter is the fact that all miniatures will be sculpted digitally. Our test-miniatures have already been painted by Ruben and the quality of the digitally sculpted miniatures is excellent.
Who is HEER46 and what's the goal of the campaign?
Heer46 is a German company that focuses on 1:100 and 1:56 scale tabletop-miniatures. Founded in 2011, it offers a wide range of vehicles and add-on equipment. Plaese have a look at our webshop www.heer46shop.de
During the Kickstarter-campaign we will put our focus on this highly specialized equipment. We are planning to release the following:
- Two basic Fallschirmjäger Platoons with 10 miniatures each (6 Rifles, 2 with SMG and 2 with LMG).
In addition to this basic set we will also produce:
- One 8 cm Grenade Launcher Team (3 miniatures with mortar).
- One HMG Team (3 miniatures with HMG)
- Two different Transport Teams.
These sets will form the core units of the Kickstarter. Further unit types will be unlocked as we reach the according stretch goals. You can look forward to HQ, artillery, logistics, etc. You are definitly in for a surprise, cause we prepared quite a lot for you! Help us with this project!
All miniatures come unpainted.
The miniatures are designed as close to the originals as possible. The miniatures are cast in metal by Schilling Figuren (Germany). This way we can ensure the high quality you have come to expect from our miniatures.
We need your help for our Fallschirmjäger miniature-line! Support our Kickstarter-campaign and spread the word!
Stretch Goals (& Add-Ons)
Reacting the above stretch goals will allow us to add new units to our line, which – of course - you will be able to add to your pledges.
The following new units are readying themselves for combat:
- HQ 8,00€
- Raketenwerfer Püppchen Team 12,00€
- Sniper Team with Resin Columns 9,00€
- Monte Cassino Unit 15,00€
- Pak 40 7,5 cm with Crew 20,00€
- 5 cm Mortar 8,00€
- Unternehmen Eiche Unit 15,00€
- Fallschirmjäger Sturmpionier Unit 10,00€
- Leichtgeschütz 7,5 cm with Crew 10,00€
- Panzerjäger Team 8,00€
- 7,5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 with Crew 13,00€
As soon as the corresponding stretch goals are unlocked you can add them to increase the strike capability of your troops.
Here you can see some examples of the miniatures:
Miniature prices will be adjusted after the campaign. Miniature prices for the campaign are intentionally on the lower side, which should give you an extra incentive to support the campaign.
Exact shipping cost for each order will be calculated after the end of the campaign. You will be informed in detail via update and e-mail.
Shipping cost for Germany is 7,00 € max. (parcel) International shipping cost is between 7,00 € and 19,00 € max. (parcels with more than 2kg).
I want to say thank you to each person that helped me with this campaign:
- Rubén and Marcos Torregrosa
- PaintingWar Crew
- Schilling Figuren
- André Winter
- Max Chertov
- Minis 3D
Risks and challenges
This is the third Kickstarter by Heer 46. Our two Kickstarter "Charkov" and "German Gebirgsjäger" are being shipped to the backers right now.
The shipping date for the "Fallschirmjägerr" Kickstarter is Januar 2019 and judging from our experiences gathered during the last Kickstarter, unforseeable incidents aside, our products will ship on time, since the majority of the products is already finished. All masters are finalized and production starts as soon as the Kickstarter ends:
If, for unforseeable reasons, we can´t make the date we ask you to have some patience:
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