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€7,730
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 29 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00.

German Fallschirmjäger 1940, invasion of the low countries.

A range of 28mm highly detailed and historically accurate 1939/1940 German Fallschirmjägers. For use in wargames and modelling.

German Fallschirmjäger 1940, invasion of the low countries.

A range of 28mm highly detailed and historically accurate 1939/1940 German Fallschirmjägers. For use in wargames and modelling.

€7,730
pledged of €12,500pledged of €12,500 goal
75
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 29 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

May ’40 Miniatures started in 2016 after a few years of contemplating on how to do it, where to get sculptors, finances etc. At some point in 2015 I came across a Facebook post from someone who had converted a Dutch army from several different miniature sources. They looked great, but also made me realize how badly I wanted them myself, a proper Dutch army from 1940. So, the hunt for a sculptor started, a company name had to be chosen, logo, and all that funny stuff. The Dutch range has been quite a success and it’s still growing. There are many more vehicles and guns to complete the range. The Dutch army from 1940 was very colourful and had a lot of different toys they could field. To get to the point, now after 3 years of learning, brick walls and meeting some fabulous people we are entering a new phase, time to do more and other things, add to May ’40 Miniatures. We have a great team of dedicated people. UK: Michael Percy, France: Mathilde Perzik Calon and Jonathan Llinares from Vae Victis Miniatures, Netherlands: Stephan Vroom and Spain: Clara and Alfredo from Barrage Miniatures. Moulding and casting will be in the hands of Griffin Moulds JJP Ltd.


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Our mission is to bring you a range of 28mm highly detailed and historically accurate 1939/1940 German Fallschirmjäger that are excellent for wargaming but can also be used for diorama's or in exhibitions in museums. The miniatures are made as historically accurate as possible in this scale.  Games set in Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium and even Crete will greatly benefit from using these miniatures.  We hope you are as enthusiastic about these miniatures as we are!

Size comparisson.
Size comparisson.

The pledges are fairly straightforward, what you see is what you get. during the Kickstarter the possibility will arise that you can switch out certain parts of the pledges, for example, instead of having 3 moving MG34 teams in the platoon pledge you could opt for maybe 1 moving, 1 prone and 1 firing. This will all become clear with the stretchgoals.

What we set out to do is aim high but at the same time make sure that there are no incomplete pledges, all of the pledges from platoon and up include enough Fallschirmjäger to start an army usable with many if not all rulesets out there. We are not aiming for one particular ruleset, some use 10 men squads, some 11, some 12 but split into rifle section and mg section. And there's also the discussion about how many could be transported in a Junkers JU52. So to avoid any problems with not enough minis (you can never have enough minis!) we are going with 12 men per squad.

All we can say beyond this point is: choose wisely! ;-)

Master Pledge €499,-

What you see is what you get, the images of the pledges show you how many of what type of miniature you will get. An officer mini x2 means exactly that, 2 officers. a support team image x2 means exactly that, 2 support teams (2x mortar or 2x machinegun or 1 of each), etc etc. The following photographs illustrate how that looks in real miniatures.

Command section, 1 officer + 2 Kar98s (carbines)
Squad, 1 nco with MP38 (machinepistol), 1 mg34 (light machinegun) + helper and 9 Kar98s (carbines)
Support weapon team. 81mm mortar.
Support weapon team. Mg34 on lafette.
Add-on. Mg34 (light machinegun) team moving.
Fallschirmjäger HQ section. Available as an add-on and free in certain pledges.

The paid add-ons list is just that, any unlocked stretchgoals and starting bits and pieces will be listed here, you can add as many add-ons as you want/need. Just add the amount stated to your pledge and all will be fine, after the Kickstarter is finished you will be asked in great detail what you picked.

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KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE.

Our aim for the stretchgoals is to make more alternative poses and sets available, and some new weapon types not already in the pledges. We would also like to go for some still unseen/unsculpted additions like for example: a Sanitätor (medic). Ideas and such are very much appreciated as well as pictures etc (easiest is to send them or the links with messenger).

Why do we need to put some of our Fallschirmjäger in the stretchgoal section you ask? We've already seen the master castings on the Facebook page and spammed all over the wargaming groups! Well, we still need to produce the production moulds and cover the cost that we've already put into this project to start with (this is why the pledges already have everything you need to start an army).

Fulfillment. We are aiming for early 2020 (March) but will do everything we can to deliver before Christmas, this might seem like a bold statement and yes, it's a bit frighting whilst typing this, so to be absolutely clear, we will do our best but it's not a solid promise. 

Picking your pledges and add-ons will be made very easy, no pledge-manager but straight from our webstore  www.may40miniatures.com . This will also give you the opportunity to have a look around and maybe add some other bits and bobs you like, Rubicon Models, Gamersgrass, Dutch 1940 and more, everything you pick will be packed and shipped in the same package, unless we need a pallet for your stuff. 

Shipping, this is simple, shipping will be charged after you have picked everything you want from the webstore, we will try to keep it as cost effective as possible, we are also looking into shipping from 1 location per continent. 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project, and so of course comes with uncertainties for us which might lead to some risks and challenges. However we already have a successful range of 1940 Dutch under our belt and are working with an experienced team who I'm confident about in helping us get to a successful fulfillment of this project.

We think we have set an achievable goal, with many stretch goals along the way. We will keep you up to date throughout the fulfillment process- from sculpts to postage.

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    Thank you!

    A huge thank you from us for supporting our project.

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    Support team.

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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 45

    Start the skirmish.

    Start your Fallschirmjäger skirmish army.

    All command sections and squads will have as many uniquely posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This does not include postage. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    Includes:
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (3 mini's)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (12 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger support weapon team (3 mini's + weapon)
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    Fallschirmjäger platoon

    Enough miniatures to start a platoon strength army.

    All command sections and squads will have as many different posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This does not include postage. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    Includes:
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (3 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger support weapon team (3 mini's + weapon)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (3 x 12 mini's)
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    Pledge €150 or more About $168

    Fallschirmjäger army.

    Everything you need to field a basic Fallschirmjäger army. This pledge includes a FREE Command HQ section of 4 senior officers in a scenic pose.

    All command sections and squads will have as many uniquely posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This does not include postage. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    Includes:
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (2 x 3 mini's)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (6 x 12 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger support weapon team (2 x 3 mini's + weapon)
    • Free Fallschirmjäger HQ section (4 mini's incl scenic setting).
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    Pledge €195 or more About US$ 218

    Battle for The Netherlands.

    A great way to start gaming Fall Gelb. A platoon of Dutch against a Platoon of Fallschirmjäger.

    All command sections and squads will have as many uniquely posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This does not include postage. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    Includes:
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (3 mini's)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (3 x 12 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger support weapon team (2 x 3 mini's + weapon)
    • Dutch Command section (4 mini's)
    • Dutch infantry or marine squad (3 x 12 mini's)
    • Dutch support weapon team (2 x 3 mini's + weapon)
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    Just can't have enough!

    For the gamer who just can't have enough Fallschirmjäger! This pledge includes a FREE Command HQ section of 4 senior officers in a scenic pose and €20,- to spend on the paid add-ons list.

    All command sections and squads will have as many uniquely posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This does not include postage. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    Includes:
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (2 x 3 mini's)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (8 x 12 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger support weapon team (4 x 3 mini's + weapon)
    • Free Fallschirmjäger HQ section (4 mini's incl scenic setting).
    • €20,- to spend on the paid add-ons list.
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    Pledge €499 or more About US$ 556

    MASTER PLEDGE

    Fight a massive battle on Dutch soil. Enough mini's to start a Dutch and Fallschirmjäger army.
    This pledge includes a FREE Command HQ section of 4 senior officers in a scenic pose, a FREE pack of Asparagus obstacles, and a FREE set of drop-containers (1 container of each type, KS exclusive).

    All command sections and squads will have as many uniquely posed mini's as possible though duplicates are possible.

    This pledge includes FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE. You will receive contact and invoice info for postage post kickstarter.
    Add the cost of any add-ons you desire to your pledge amount.

    This pledge will really get you going.

    Retail value: €576,85 (incl free items value)
    Free items retail value: €47,85

    200 minis
    2 vehicles
    3 guns
    9 support weapons
    10 obstacles
    8 dropcontainers

    All of this for €499,- and FREE worldwide shipping (shipping calculated in the webstore after the Kickstarter ends)

    WOW!!

    Includes:
    • Free Asparagus obstacle set
    • Landsverk M36 armoured car
    • Dutch Command section (4 mini's)
    • Dutch company command (2 x 3 minis)
    • Dutch infantry or marine squad (6 x 12 minis)
    • Dutch machinegun team (2x 3 minis + Schwarzlose)
    • Dutch 81mm mortar team (2 x 3 minis + mortar)
    • Dutch Böhler 47mm anti tank gun (3 minis + AT gun)
    • Dutch Solothurn 20mm anti tank rifle (3 minis + AT rifle)
    • Free Fallschirmjäger HQ section (4 mini's incl scenic setting).
    • Free set of dropcontainers (1 of each type, KS exclusive)
    • Fallschirmjäger command section (2 x 3 mini's)
    • Fällschirmjäger squad (6 x 12 mini's)
    • Fallschirmjäger mg34 machinegun team (2 x 3 mini's + mg34)
    • Fallschirmjäger 81mm mortar team (2 x 3 mini's + mortar)
    • Fallschirmjäger Gun crew with Dutch 47mm AT gun (3 minis) KS EXCL
    • Fallschirmjäger gun crew with Rubicon pak36 (3 minis) KS EXCL
    • Rubicon SdKfz 222 Armoured car
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