Ghetto Miniatures: 1970's New York Gang Skirmish Game
Ghetto Miniatures, a new range of 1970's New York Gangs and rules. Battle it out on the means streets of the Big Apple.
Welcome to New York Bop, a new fast paced skirmish game immersing you in Gang Warfare of 1970’s New York. The year is 1974 and the streets of New York are filled with pimps and their hoes, the subway is a crime filled haven and unemployment forces young New Yorkers into a life of debauchery and violence.
Take control of your gang, chose your weapons and defend your turf in campaigns against rival gangs, looting shops and causing mayhem wither it be in Manhattan or the Bronx. Your gang will evolve with the more battles they win, increasing their ranks and leading you on the path to becoming the King of the Rubble.
Kick Starter Exclusive figure: Caesar
Every pledge comes with a free Exclusive Kick Starter miniature, "Caesar" that won't be available for general sale. Caesar is a visionary that sees a future where the Gangs in New York call the shots, a New York where he is King and all Gangs are his soldiers. You can also add more Caesar figures to your pledge, by adding £5 for each one you want.
With your help I hope that we can successfully fund this exciting new range of gangs comprising of the first 4 planned sets of 8 figures and a new set of Gang Skirmish rules. There are also a number of stretch goals depending on how successful our campaign is. These stretch goals give an indication of how we wish to expand the range, with the endless possibilities we have for future gangs.
All Ghetto Miniatures are hand sculpted by a group of top sculptors and are approximately 28mm scale and will be cast in metal. They will be supplied unpainted and, in some cases unassembled. Each gang will be enough for a standard size game in the New York Bop rules. Gang members will rank from the low New Blood to Warlord giving them a range of stats that will help them survive the fight for the streets.
We have shown some of the awesome concept art of the figures that we aim to produce. Each gang will have a total of 8 unique figures that will follow the theme of their respective gang.
Coney Island Braves
The Braves are a young gang from Coney Island looking to make a name for themselves and get noticed by the other New York Gangs. The local Theme Park and beach is their Turf and they will defend their home against anyone wanting to soldier on through wearing their colours.
The Ballers hail from Hell’s Kitchen and they are as tough as the Steal Ships from the nearby docks. Don’t be fooled by the crazy facepaint and gang uniforms they wear as these guys can bop with the best of them.
These Bronx followers of martial arts are an all-African-American gang. They use martial arts as a way to better themselves and rise up from the poverty and hardship of the Bronx. They are experts in Kung Fu and deadly with their choice of weapons, so you better watch out if these guys are after you.
Th Skinz are a mix raced Skinhead gang that come from the Bowery. This crazy bunch shave their heads so that you won’t have any cushioning from their hair when used against you. What these guys lack in intelligence they sure as hell make up for with their brawling. They love nothing more than doing the devils work and hunting their prey.
New York Bop is easy to learn and offers lots of fun between friends and enemies alike. It will immerse you in 1970’s New York, where you will fight your gang of Boppers in a one off game or as part of a larger Campaign.
During a game of New York Bop, gamers will each take turns at activating their gang members to perform a number of actions. You will get to test your brawn against your enemies in a one on one fight or will your gang up on the weaker enemies to take you on the path to glory. Gang Warlords can issue orders to their whole gang rather than getting their own hands dirty in a battle. Cause havoc in the streets by vandalising shops, breaking into cars and spray painting your gang logo on enemy turf in the ultimate UP YOURS!!!
Temp Sample of the NYB Rules
Each gang member will have a number of Characteristics that will help them to beat down their enemies. You will also be able to get some of the awesome Gang Roster cards to keep track of your stats. The Roster cards are designed like 1970’s baseball cards and the rules will come with blank ones for you to add your own gang details. Our website will contain fully detailed versions for you to download.
The campaign allows you to fight over the neighbourhoods of New York, increasing your Gangs reputation as well as allowing you to sell your ranks and weapons with the income from the local shops protection money.
Temp Sample of Campaign map
The rules have been written and tested to a level that we are happy with but we will be updating and improving the rules between now and when they go to print in time for the Kick-starter delivery date. The rules will be printed in full colour and packed full of impressive illustrations and includes a detailed history on each of gang.
Each gang will include 8 metal figures in a variety of poses in 28mm scale. Each one will represent its gang wearing their gang attire, but with their own unique style. They will be armed with a variety of weapons such as baseball bats and flick knives. Our group of well-known sculptors have done a fantastic job so far and with your help we will make sure they deliver a top quality range.
King of New York
When you pledge on the King of New York Level we will work with you to come up with a design of a gang member…it can even be yourself. One of our sculptors will bring this figure to life for you and you will be given ten copies of the figure to do as you wish included in your overall pledge. This will truly make you the King of New York.
The fan pack is included in all pledges at Warchief level and above. The pack includes five 25mm Button badges to show your allegiance in your battles, a Bottle opener key ring to keep the cold ones flowing and six 5x7 Glossy prints of the Ghetto miniatures artwork and figures.
You may wish to add some extra gangs or rule books to your order. Below we have included the prices for you to add to your pledge. We will contact everyone at the end of the campaign to get a list of any extras that they have added.
We have also arranged for a number of t-shirts and hoodies to be produced if you fancy having one with our very own Ghetto Miniatures logo.
For this Kickstarter project we have set a target that will allow us to get the range set up and produced for all the pledgers. If the campaign exceeds on our expectations we will look to reward our fantastic customers. Below we have some concept art for some stretch goals that will unlock when each level of funding is reached. The stretch goals are a number of free figures for pledgers of a certain level and also a number of add-ons that will be available to purchase.
Keep track of all of the Stretch goals as they unlock by following our New York subway ride as it makes it's way across New York from Pelham Bay to Coney Island.
Pelham Bay Park - £11,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Warlord as a free figure to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above. He is the Warlord of the Coney Island Braves and is one funky dude with stylish fighting moves.
Longwood Avenue - £12,000
Stretch Goal will unlock Rulebook as a free PDF to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above.
Harlem (125 St) - £13,000
Stretch Goal will unlock Acrylic game tokens for New York Bop game as an Add-on. Add £15 to your pledge to purchase.
Pack includes • 26 x Hit Tokens • 8 x Activated Tokens • 4 x Casualty Tokens • 4 x Knocked Out Tokens • 2 x Graffiti Tokens • 2 x Ambush Tokens • 2 x Arrested Tokens • 2 x Broken Tokens
Riverside Park (96 St) - £14,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Master as a free figure to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above. He is the Warlord of the Black Cobras. He had a tough upbringing and sees himself as the saviour of the young Black Boppers in the Bronx through Martial Arts.
Union Square - £15,000
Stretch Goal will unlock the acrylic Objectives pack for New York Bop game as an Add-on. Add £6.50 to your pledge to purchase. Includes Weapons, Loot and Flash Objectives.
Bowery - £16,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Big Boy as a free figure to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above. He is the Warlord of the Satans Skinz. Not many in New York are willing to go toe to toe with this brute of a man with his trusty iron chain.
Williamsburg (Marcy Ave) - £17,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Boys in Blue pack of figures as an Add-on. Add £12 to your pledge to purchase. The pack will include four x 1970’s NYPD Cops who love nothing more than cracking the sculls of Boppers.
Prospect Park - £18,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Crazy Killers as a free figure to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above. He is one crazy assed mofo who does things just for the fun of it.
Sheepshead Bay - £19,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Ultra-Violent as a free figure to everyone at Lieutenant Pledge level and above. He will be the leader of a future gang. Giving you a glance in to our future plans.
Coney Island - £20,000
Stretch Goal will unlock The Real Gangs of New York as an add-on. We will commission a whole new gang based on the Real Gangs of New York in the 70’s. These guys are packed full of character and will show the wacky style that the Gangs in New York had.
Risks and challenges
We already have a number of the figures sculpted along with some more in production. The delivery goal I have set is very much achievable and as a keen gamer I I know how much we want to get our hands on our new toys.
There is always a risk of delays but with the guys we have on board I can’t see this being the case. We are using some of the best sculptors in the hobby who know the deadlines we are aiming for and our caster can not be beaten on quality. Any delays to delivery would be due to the large amount of work involved if the campaign exceeds our expectations.
If we do experience any delays you can expect us to be pulling out all of the stops to get them resolved.
Shipping in the UK and USA will be handled by Royal Mail. I have been using their service for a number of years for my Flags of War business and I’m confident all parcels will be delivered when expected. If you have any concerns about delivery to you Country please contact us.
If we do not achieve the funding we need, then we will cry…a lot. Once we are over the crying we would be looking to release the few figures that we have and then look at doing the intended figures but at a much slower pace than we think is required.
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