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The year is 1882 and Queen Victoria has ordered the Household Cavalry to raise a new elite Division. They are to be mounted on specially adapted Mitchell Mechanical Steam Horse built in Worcester. This new unit is to be known as the Cog Division and have a new unique uniform, have a Ladies unit and also have Mounted Machine Gunners using Gatling Guns. All these new fangled weapons are to be deployed on the streets of London and across the Empire to defend the Realm, fighting the Queens enemies and conquering new lands. The Cog Division will also play a ceremonial role, protecting and escorting Her Majesty on her travels around Great Britain visiting her subjects.

About this project

This Kickstarter project has been set up to fund the production of a Victorian Science Fiction (Steampunk) Division of the Household Cavalry. Based on the uniforms of the Horse Guards and with plenty of twists it makes for an interesting, varied and large unit. Most of the figures are based on core sculpts of a Private, an Officer and a Horse. Once these were perfected the individual units were developed. A good amount of the sculpting has already been done for this project and will continue as this project develops.

The figures will be exclusively available to Kickstarter backers at reduced prices (pre-sale) before being released through our website in the following months (mid 2017 at the latest).

I am very pleased to say that the Duncan the sculptor that worked on the previous project has stayed with me for this one and has worked his magic with my brief.

As with the Wild West Show the figures will be cast in white metal from 3D printed masters.

Two new versions of the Mitchell Mechanical Steam Horse (MMSH) have been developed for the Cog Division and will be available from the start. The new standard MMSH is the same size as the steam horse in the Wild West Show. The picture below shows the size comparison and the saddle area is the same size on both horses, making the riders interchangeable. The Heavy MMSH could be suitable for 28mm Heroic scale and 32mm scale figure ranges and games.

The Units

Unit 1 Command Set: 5 Figures in marching pose

  • 1x Senior Officer on standard steam horse
  • 1x Junior Officer on standard steam horse
  • 1x Trumpeter on standard steam horse
  • 1x Kettle Drummer on heavy steam horse
  • 1x Farrier on heavy steam horse
Standard Unit - Price £24.00 Add-on £23.00
Some figures shown are mock ups for display only.
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Unit 2 Command Set: 5 Figures in Fighting poses

  • 1x Senior Officer on standard steam horse
  • 1x Junior Officer on standard steam horse
  • 1x Trumpeter on standard steam horse
  • 1x Kettle Drummer on heavy steam horse
  • 1x Farrier on heavy steam horse

Standard Unit - Price £24.00 Add-on £23.00

Unit 3 Swordsman Set: 5 Figures in marching pose

  • 5x Swordsman on standard steam horse
Standard Unit - Price £24.00 Add-on £23.00

Unit 4 Swordsman Set: 5 Figures in Fighting poses

  • 5x Swordsman on standard steam horse

Standard Unit - Price £24.00 Add-on £23.00

 Unit 5 Machine Gun Unit: 7 Figures in Fighting Poses

  • 1x Officer on standard trotting steam horse
  • 1x Hunting Horn on standard trotting steam horse
  • 1x Leading Gunner on heavy trotting steam horse
  • 2x Machine Gunner on heavy marching steam horse
  • 2x Support Gunner on heavy marching steam horse

Special Unit - Price £33.00 Add-on £32.00

Some figures shown are on the wrong horses and are mock ups for display only.

Unit 6 Machine Gun Unit re-enforcements: 7 Figures in Fighting Poses 

  • 1x Leading Gunner on heavy trotting steam horse
  • 3x Machine Gunner on heavy marching steam horse
  • 3x Support Gunner on heavy marching steam horse

Special Unit - Price £33.00 Add-on £32.00

Some figures shown are on the wrong horses and are mock ups for display only.

Unit 7 Ladies Squad: 5 Figures Marching Pose

  • 1x Officer on standard steam horse riding side saddle
  • 1x Trumpeter on standard steam horse riding side saddle
  • 3x Private blast gun on standard steam horse riding side saddle
Standard Unit Prices Once Unlocked

.Unit 8 Ladies Squad: 5 Figures Fighting Poses

  • 1x Officer on standard steam horse riding side saddle
  • 1x Trumpeter on standard steam horse riding side saddle
  • 3x Private blast gun on standard steam horse riding side saddle
Standard Unit Prices Once Unlocked

Unit 9 Ladies Squad Re-enforcements: 5 Figures Marching Pose

  • 5x Private blast gun on standard steam horse riding side saddle
Standard Unit Prices Once Unlocked

Unit 10 Ladies Squad Re-enforcements: 5 Figures Fighting Pose

  • 5x Private blast gun on standard steam horse riding side saddle
Standard Unit Prices Once Unlocked

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Design your own Rider

The figure will be based on any of the standard figures unlocked during this project and excludes any special figures we may introduce. Your figure can be mounted or a dismounted version if the dismounted figures are unlocked during the project. A specification will be discussed between yourself, CMM and the Sculptor to agree the figure and level of detail. This level covers changes to pose and equipment and not uniform or mount.

Risks and challenges

This is my third 28mm wargaming miniatures Kickstarter and my 5th overall. The last wargaming miniatures project delivered early. By running these projects and backing many others I have seen and learnt from many of the pitfalls that can arise. The last project hit delays with 3D printing the masters but the casting took a lot less time than expected.
I have built up over the years many contacts in the wargaming and model railway industries so I can resolve problems quick as they arise and move production if required.
Also built into this project is a long delivery date to allow myself the flexibility I need to deliver this project. Because small delays at each stage can have a big knock on effect on the end date.

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