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Soviet Rifles
Soviet Rifles

We created these 28mm metal cast miniatures for wargamers. Our goal is to get this range into production and provide a complete set of 1939-41 Soviet and Mongol miniatures that can be used from Nomonhan fighting the Japanese, to Poland and the Eastern Front. Our last stretch goal is to get allied Japanese cavalry (Japanese Allied Manuchukoan Cavalry) into production. See below for a little history on these figures.

The final master figures are all on integral bases as will all production miniatures. All miniatures are sculpted by Mike Broadbent. All miniatures are supplied unpainted.

We have taken a unique approach in presenting the levels. In order to allow each backer to get in at the level they want to support right from the beginning, we are presenting all levels,free figures and add-ons from the start. 

Normally, we would release the range a few packs at a time and get them to break even before the next release. By raising the funds in this KS we can release the entire Soviet Platoon at once. If we make additional goals, we can progress through the rest of the range as well.

Once the campaign is over and sold at retail, all figures will retail at between 10-20% higher than the Kickstarter prices. Additionally, you will be able to add the applicable Japanese items from our current Pacific War range at a discount to provide both sides of the Nomonhan conflict.

I am the owner of BrigadeGames.com and have been in business for 16 years importing great wargaming products and creating our own ranges of miniatures. We are known worldwide as a producer of very high-quality historical and fantasy miniatures. We have partnered once again with CompanyB to produce a fantastic range of miniatures based on many discussions over craft beer, cocktails, and good food. BrigadeGames is a one man band with occasional help from college age and young adult children, but we have talented members of our team. Company B has 3 team members spread across the NorthWest. At least one of the Company B team is at the BrigadeGames booth at HMGS conventions. The miniatures are sculpted by Mike Broadbent. Molding and casting is being done in the Australia.

Why Kickstarter?

With over 42 ranges to date under our belt in the BrigadeGames.com brand, including our successful Pacific War and China at War ranges that we created with Company B, why go the Kickstarter route?

With the 200% funding success of our first Kickstarter and the ability to get the product to market very quickly, we have returned to the crowdfunding model. Kickstarter will also allow me to show off and reach many more potential gamers than I could do with traditional advertising and marketing. KS will allow us to get these wonderful miniatures into the hands of more gamers faster than we have been able to do in the past.

 History - 1939-41 Soviets

From July 1938 through the late summer of 1941 the forces of the USSR and Imperial Japan fought a series of battles from small skirmishes to large scale pitched battles over disputed territorial borders in the Far East. This was an undeclared war, one that has been overlooked for many years but which would have far-reaching consequences. The largest of these battles was called Khalkin Gol by the Soviets and Nomonhan by the Japanese and raged from May – August 1939. It is often overlooked that the primary enemy of Imperial Japan and the focus of their war plans at this time was not the USA and UK but the USSR! Skirmishes of small forces escalated as more infantry were fed into the battle that eventually saw armored battles by both sides and bitter fighting. This battle was the debut of Gregory Zhukov who used combined skills of planning, deception and material to overwhelm and defeat the Japanese; this leadership would be repeated against the Germans in the Great Patriotic War. The stunning defeat by their primary enemy prompted a revision in Japanese strategy which now looked south for their expansionist goals – North Wind Cloudy became East Wind Rain. The Soviets were also free to concentrate their efforts in Europe and Poland in September 1939. 

These figures area designed to demonstrate the unique Soviet uniforms from 1938 through the initial onslaught of Barbarossa. These figures show the forces of the USSR and their allies as they would have fought the Japanese prior to the outbreak of hostilities in Europe. The summer weather in the Far East could be quite warm and the armies tended to “travel light”. Uniforms of the USSR during this period did not have shoulder boards, a throwback to the 1917 revolution and, most uniquely, wore the Model 1936 helmet with broad brim, flared sides and comb on top. 

Some of the great advantages of these figures are their versatility and their unique uses – they are appropriate for the 1938/39 fighting against the Japanese, offering VERY interesting wargaming scenarios, may be used in the 1939 invasion of Poland and against the Germans and their allies in the 1941 Barbarossa campaign. 

 

$7000 - Soviet Platoon and Soviet Maxim Teams (advancing and firing) and Mortar Team
$7000 - Soviet Platoon and Soviet Maxim Teams (advancing and firing) and Mortar Team

  

 

Friend of the People
Friend of the People

 

Comrade Pledge Level
Comrade Pledge Level

 

Leytenant Pledge Level
Leytenant Pledge Level

 

Kapitan Pledge Level
Kapitan Pledge Level

 

Komkor (Colonel-General) Pledge Level
Komkor (Colonel-General) Pledge Level

 

Komandarm (General) Pledge Level
Komandarm (General) Pledge Level

 

Marshal of the Soviet Union Pledge Level
Marshal of the Soviet Union Pledge Level

 

Hero of the Soviet Union
Hero of the Soviet Union

 

Soviet Rifles
Soviet Rifles

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-20 and FA-1
BA-20 and FA-1

 

Mongol Infantry
Mongol Infantry

 

 

 

 

Soviet Squad Advancing
Soviet Squad Advancing

 

Soviets Firing
Soviets Firing

 

Platoon Command
Platoon Command

 

Standard Bearer and Commissar
Standard Bearer and Commissar

 

Soviet HMG Firing and Advancing Teams
Soviet HMG Firing and Advancing Teams

 

Soviet Regimental Artillery
Soviet Regimental Artillery

 

Soviet Spotters
Soviet Spotters

 

Anti-Tank Artillery
Anti-Tank Artillery

 

General Zhukov
General Zhukov

  We will add more pictures as they become available.

 

Add on - Soviet Squad
Add on - Soviet Squad

 

Mongol Squad
Mongol Squad

 

Add on - Soviet Platoon
Add on - Soviet Platoon

 We will add more pictures as they become available.

Add on - Mongol Platoon
Add on - Mongol Platoon

 

Add on  - Mongol Cavalry Troop (8 figs)
Add on - Mongol Cavalry Troop (8 figs)

 

Add on - Allied Japanese Cavalry Troop (8 figs)
Add on - Allied Japanese Cavalry Troop (8 figs)

 

Add-on Cavalry Troopers (2)
Add-on Cavalry Troopers (2)

 

45mm AT Artillery plus 5 crew
45mm AT Artillery plus 5 crew

 

76mm Regimental Artillery and 5 crew
76mm Regimental Artillery and 5 crew

 

Soviet Maxim Teams
Soviet Maxim Teams

 

Soviet Mortar Team
Soviet Mortar Team

 

Soviet AFVs
Soviet AFVs

 

Zhukov Mounted on Horse
Zhukov Mounted on Horse

 

Add-ons - Japanese miniatures
Add-ons - Japanese miniatures

 

Shipping

Each year we ship thousands of packages a year across the world so we have plenty of experience in shipping. We will always be as efficient and cost effective as possible.

Shipping in the USA will be $7-11 for all pledges depending on the reward level and add-ons.

International Shipping

Postage estimate for up to approximately 10 miniatures:  $7 USA, $10 Canada, $14 worldwide.

Postage estimate for up to approximately 55 miniatures: $7 USA, $16 Canada, $23 worldwide.

Postage estimate for up to approximately 55-99 miniatures: $11 USA, $25 Canada, $35 worldwide.

Adding any printed rule books or other non-miniature items may increase the international postage because it changes how we can ship the items. These costs will be in the pledge manager we will send to all backers.

Risks and challenges

The Soviet and Mongol Platoon master miniatures have been sculpted and mastered by Mike Broadbent and are awaiting production molding and casting. The risks are minimal for Brigade Games as we have been in business for over 16 years and have over 1600 miniatures that we have had sculpted, molded and cast in the historical and fantasy miniatures market under our own brand. For this project, we are using a contract molder and caster that we already have an established relationship. We do not anticipate any major issues or delays.

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    Soviet Rifles Squad 1 - Firing
    Squad of 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst. Sqd Ldr.

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    Soviet Rifles Squad 2 - Advancing
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    Early Bird Leytenant - Soviet Platoon

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squad types)
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    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)

    All 26 miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

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    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squad types)
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    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)

    All 26 miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

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    Early Bird Kapitan - Soviet Platoon Plus Support

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squad types)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + guns)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)

    All 39 incl. guns/mortar miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

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    Kapitan - Soviet Platoon Plus Support

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
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    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + guns)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)

    All 39 incl. guns/mortar miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

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    Early Bird - Komkor (Colonel-General)

    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + guns)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)

    All 53 incl. guns/mortar miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

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    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + guns)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)

    All 53 incl. guns/mortar miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

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    Early Bird - Komandarm (General)

    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery, PLUS Mongol Infantry Platoon

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + hmgs)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)
    2 x Mongol Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader)
    Mongol Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Mongol HMG team - firing (2 + hmg)
    + FREE Soviet Generals (2)

    All 81 incl. hmgs/mortar/artillery miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

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    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery, PLUS Mongol Infantry Platoon and HMG

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + hmgs)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)
    2 x Mongol Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader)
    Mongol Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Mongol HMG team - firing (2 + hmg)
    + FREE Soviet Generals (2)

    All 81 incl. hmgs/mortar/artillery miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

    Postage will be added based on total pledge items. Postage estimate: for this item: $11 USA, $25 Canada, $35 worldwide. Postage will be added based on total items in pledge. See shipping section.

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    Early Bird - Marshal of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery, PLUS Mongol Infantry Platoon and Mongol Cavalry Troop

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + hmgs)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)
    2 x Mongol Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader)
    Mongol Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Mongol HMG team - firing (2 + hmg)
    + FREE Soviet Generals (2)
    Mongol Cavalry Troop (Officer, Bugler, 6 x troopers)
    + FREE General Zhukov on horse

    All 81 foot and 9 mounted incl. hmgs/mortar/artillery miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

    Postage will be added based on total pledge items. Postage estimate: for this item: $11 USA, $25 Canada, $35 worldwide. Postage will be added based on total items in pledge. See shipping section.

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    Marshal of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery, PLUS Mongol Infantry Platoon and Mongol Cavalry Troop

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + hmgs)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)
    2 x Mongol Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader)
    Mongol Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Mongol HMG team - firing (2 + hmg)
    + FREE Soviet Generals (2)
    Mongol Cavalry Troop (Officer, Bugler, 6 x troopers)
    + FREE General Zhukov on horse

    All 81 foot and 9 mounted incl. hmgs/mortar/artillery miniatures plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

    Postage will be added based on total pledge items. Postage estimate: for this item: $11 USA, $25 Canada, $35 worldwide. Postage will be added based on total items in pledge. See shipping section.

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    Early Bird - Hero of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Platoon w/Support and Artillery, PLUS Mongol Infantry Platoon and Mongol Cavalry Troop, 2 AFVs and crews

    2 x Soviet Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader, Asst Sqd Ldr)
    Soviet Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Soviet Characters (Commissar and Std Bearer)
    Soviet HMG teams - adv & firing (6 + hmgs)
    Soviet Mortar Team - (3 + mortar)
    Soviet 45mm AT Artillery and Crew (5 pc)
    Soviet Regimental Artillery (5 pc)
    + FREE Artillery Spotter Team (2)
    2 x Mongol Rifle Squads (choice of squads)
    (each squad: 8 rifles, LMG & Asst., Squad Leader)
    Mongol Platoon Command (Officer and Sgt)
    Mongol HMG team - firing (2 + hmg)
    + FREE Soviet Generals (2)
    Mongol Cavalry Troop (Officer, Bugler, 6 x troopers)
    + FREE General Zhukov on horse
    + AFV - FAI Armored Car (resin and metal)
    + AFV - BA-20 Armored car (resin and metal)
    + AFV crew (4 half bodies for AFVs)
    + FREE AFV crew dismounted (4)

    All 89 foot and 9 mounted incl. hmgs/mortar/artillery miniatures, plus the 2 AFVs plus the access to buy add-ons and stretch goals plus any free miniatures as add-ons, plus any FREE stretch goal miniatures.

    These are cast in metal and come unpainted.

    Postage will be added based on total pledge items. Postage estimate: for this item: $11 USA, $25 Canada, $35 worldwide. Postage will be added based on total items in pledge. See shipping section.

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