Who are Turncoat Games?
Turncoat games have been around for some time, making custom made scenery, rules and miniature painting. Mostly for local gaming clubs and friends. Now we have decided to try heading in a new direction and this is our first venture in to miniature design and manufacturing. We have been in to the hobby since we were kids, pretty much like most of you i would guess and our focus is on gaming and the gaming community.
We Are Funded
Thank you to all our backers. As a thank you for helping us get off the ground we are going to give a lifetime "Founders Discount" of 10% discount on all our future releases or in fact any time you shop with us and buy Turncoat Games products to everyone who has backed us from the Cavalry NCO pledge and above. This offer will apply to any future pledges on this kickstarter. We could not have done it without you.
Latest News: Cossack Cavalry Unlocked
You can now choose between Japanese Russian and or Cossack Cavalry. We have also reduced the Stretch goals to make them easier to hit!!!
The image below is a work in progress. The actual Cossack figure will be in a winter coat with fur trim and as usual we will be making these guys in varied and interesting poses, just like the Japanese.
We aim to produce unique miniatures that fit gaps in the gaming market. Keeping to a very high standard of sculpts, customer service and production. The reason for doing our first venture of this kind through crowd funding is to enable us to get all the equipment required to produce these miniatures in house. This will in future make it easier for us to keep costs lower and so be able to pass these savings on to our customers as well as enabling us to expand our ranges more easily and at a quicker pace. We intend to at some point get some of our rules sets out there for people to play and produce ranges of miniatures to go with them. This can only be done with the help of your good selves.
We have designed this range of figures in 28mm to go alongside any WW2 28mm figures you may already own. They are multi pose miniatures with separate arms, legs and heads to make them more diverse when being assembled and to keep them even more diverse you should be able to use any spare arms and heads you already have from any other miniatures. They will be cast in resin and metal as a hybrid kit. There are also add on's available to purchase.
We aim to get these figures posted as soon as we possibly can so that you are not waiting to long for them. Two of the nations will already be in place by the time the kickstarter finishes. These are the Russians and the Japanese. So we will immediately start to cast these and post them out. The other nations will be done in the order they were unlocked and posted as soon as they are cast.
As a thank you for helping us at this early stage we have discounted the price of the miniatures. A unit of 5 Cavalry would rrp at £20. We have put a discount level on each pledge that gives a bigger discount the more you invest in us. Lets face it you can never have to much cavalry.
Testimonials from People in the industry
"Robustly designed figures that have been missing from the 28mm scale WW2 market for a long time"
Rob Alderman. Hysterical Games
"Looking forward to adding these excellent models to my Bolt Action armies. Leon and Turncoat Games have got years of experience and know what the players want. They have delivered some excellent Cavalry models for the gaming community"
Brad Zalad. Daruma
"Nice to see something truly new in a busy industry, very much looking forward to doing a Russian Cossack army"
Ben Macintyre. Independent pro painter. Brush Demon
The Kickstarter Pledges:
£1 Pledge level
A big thank you from us for taking a look at this project. Your name will be added to the list of people that helped us out on this adventure. You can also purchase any of the add on that are available. So even if you are not into the hobby why not treat yourself to a cool mug or a T shirt.
£5 Pledge level
You will get one multi pose cavalryman and his horse with a selection of different arm and head options. You can choose from any of the nations that are unlocked and can also purchase any of the add on`s.
£18 Pledge level
You will get 5 multi pose cavalrymen and horses with a selection of arms and head options. You can choose from any of the nations that have been unlocked and can get any of the add on`s.
£34 Pledge level
At this level you get 10 multi pose cavalrymen and their horses, with a large selection of arm and head options enabling you to split the unit in to two 5 men squads.You can choose between any nation unlocked are are able to get any of the add on`s.
£60 Pledge level
You will get 20 multi pose cavalrymen and their horses, with a large selection of heads and arms so you can split them in to four units of 5 men if you should so wish. You can choose any unlocked nation + all the add on`s are available.
£110 Pledge level
You get 10 multi pose figures painted to a high gaming standard. This will include one NCO and one Standard bearer. Sorry you`ll have to add your own flag as we do not produce them yet. Choose any Nation that is unlocked and you can get any of the add on`s. This is limited to 10 people simply because of the time involved with painting this many figures to a good standard.
The Painted figure in the video is an indication of the level of painting you will be getting. That miniature is a pre-production cast and is having some minor changes done to it to get it perfect.
£200 Pledge level
You get 20 multi pose figures of any nation that`s unlocked painted to a high gaming standard. This will include 2 NCO`s and 2 standard bearers. Again no flags, sorry. You can also get any of the add on`s.
Our top pledge level. This gives you a full Cavalry force.
40 Multi pose figures
1 Mounted Officer
2 more trooper for your HQ
4 Casualty figures
1 National faction porcelain mug
1 National faction T shirt (choice of sizes)
1 National faction hoodie (choice of sizes)
1 National faction Gamer bags
This is a list of our planned stretch goals and at what level they will become unlocked
£3500 will unlock the Mongolian Cavalry
£4500 will unlock the winter Russian Cavalry
£5500 will unlock the Italian Cavalry
£7500 will unlock the Partizan Cavalry
£8000 will unlock Japanese Casualty
£8500 will unlock Russian Casualty
£9500 will unlock Cossack Mounted Officer
£10500 will unlock Japanese Mounted Officer
Just add any of these to your order. Please tell us the size of T shirt or Hoodie you require.
25mm Woodlands themed bases £5 for 10
40mm Bases. £5 for 5
Japanese Porcelain mug £5
Japanese T shirt £12.50
Japanese Hoodie £25.00
Japanese Gamers Bag £35.00
Russian Porcelain Mug £5
Russian T shirt £12;50
Russian Hoodie £25
Russian Gamer Bag £30
Risks and challenges
The main risks we face are that the larger gaming companies could easily price us out of the market and have the resources to produce figures a lot quicker than we can. These risks are met with an ever growing community support for independent manufacturers. As a gaming community, we are always striving to help one another, in the face of looming corporates, who are less willing to listen to the voice of the gamer. Forums and gaming clubs all over the world know what they want, what's missing from their armies, and what shape our games should take in future. We at Turncoat are very much a part of that, and we hope it shows in our products.
There are lots of other smaller companies doing what we`re doing, and they`re doing well, because they have loyalty from their customers. Independent manufacturers, who are gamers themselves, are able to listen to and work with customers, and produce a range that is everything they want.
We have had a few problems along the way, two of which were getting the scale right and finding the best way to cast the figures we have. We did not want to launch with a sub standard product and so through trial and error we finally have it sorted, and are able to produce miniatures to a very high standard, using sustainable processes, with huge scope for growth.
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