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Mecha Front is a tabletop miniatures game featuring combat with large robots known as "Mecha".
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Mecha Front is a table top war game and miniatures line that I have been developing over the last year. It features large scale robot models called "Mecha" that are able to be used with the rules system I have designed or they can be used alongside other 15mm scale games, such as Gruntz and Tomorrow's War. The models range between 65mm-110mm in height (2.5-4.25 inches) offering an ideal size for both game play and for painters looking for a high quality display model.

It is a unique product line in that I currently create and produce all of the models myself. I construct the original models in 3d and I do all of the resin casting of the final product. It is a very rewarding and hands on experience and I really take pride in being able to produce models that people use and enjoy. I have a passion for it and it allows me to apply my artistic ability to something I love making, which I think is the goal for every artist.

Models shown with Drop Zone Commander city terrain
Models shown with Drop Zone Commander city terrain
15mm scale Mecha Front models painted by Tim Williamson
15mm scale Mecha Front models painted by Tim Williamson


Successful funding of this project will allow me to create my next batch of Mecha Front models. Funding will be used for generating the project artwork, prototyping of the 3d models, and finally the molding and casting of the resin models. Once I have completed those steps I will be able to put the models into general production.

My goal is to fund two new versions of the NorAm Lynx medium class mecha.    

Below are renders of the completed 3d models that I am seeking funding to produce. Both models measure 80mm tall and will be made from a high grade resin which is vacuum treated and pressure cast to eliminate bubbles. Models are 10-12 parts depending on the configuration and will include a round 60mm plastic base.

NorAm Lynx - Alpha Configuration
NorAm Lynx - Alpha Configuration
NorAm Lynx - Gamma Configuration
NorAm Lynx - Gamma Configuration


My previous releases have all been crowd funded by fans on Facebook and various war gaming forums like Dakka Dakka and TMP in addition to contributions from the customer base I established through my former Paulson Games website. I am very grateful for the support they've shown and that they have given me the chance to prove myself as a business capable of delivering a quality product. 

Example of previous models, from concept to finished product.

NorAm Raptor
NorAm Raptor

Neo-Bloc Goshawk

NorAm Lynx (Beta config)
NorAm Lynx (Beta config)

I have additional photo galleries of finished products located on on my website as well as on Facebook:

http://www.mechafront.com/

www.facebook.com/mechafront

Bringing this project to Kickstarter allows me to reach a larger audience and showcase the project to others that might not normally hear of my company. There is a growing market for 15mm war gaming but many of the large gaming distributors and stores are unwilling to support 15mm ranges, despite growing interests they still see it as an unproven market. I'm seeking to present my project to the Kickstarter community to connect with other gamers who share a passion for 15mm gaming and large scale robot miniatures.


Stretch Goals!

Add-Ons for any pledge level

Micro Armor Scale NorAm Lynx    (measures 45mm tall)
Micro Armor Scale NorAm Lynx (measures 45mm tall)


Available Micro Armor Pledge Tiers

The right hand pledge bar is a bit confusing so here is a list of the available micro armor pledge levels. While NorAm mecha are shown you may chose different mecha types as indicated by the pledge level. (With the exception of the Mini Me pledge, which is exclusively a micro armor lynx in beta configuration)

 Micro Armor Add-On may be added to any pledge level.

15mm Scale NorAm Raptor    (measures 65mm tall)
15mm Scale NorAm Raptor (measures 65mm tall)

Available 15mm Pledge Tiers

The right hand pledge bar is a bit confusing so here is a list of the available 15mm pledge levels. While NorAm mecha are shown you may chose different mecha types as indicated by the pledge level.

15mm Scale - Pledge Add-Ons

The following items maybe be added to any pledge level of Light Mecha or higher.

*Not all artwork or model images for this project are final. There may be minor differences between the shown images and end products.

Risks and challenges

As with all large projects setbacks are possible. I've done my best to assess my production abilities and calculate expected delivery times. They are based on my past business experiences and turn around times. I feel that my delivery timetable estimates will be quite accurate but even with the best of planning it may require making a few adjustments on the fly.

A few aspects are being handled by other companies such as the digital model prototyping, and the delivery of raw materials like the plastic bases or resin. Having worked with those companies in the past I do not expect delays on their end but in a worst case scenario there could be small delays if for some reason I need to locate other vendors for those items.

Stretch goals and additional items introduced after hitting the funding goal will add to the expected delivery date for the project as it increases the overall workload that I'll need to complete. The current expected delivery date is now November-December and that date may need additional modification as higher funding is reached.

If the project exceeds it's funding goal by a massive amount it may require me to outsource some of the casting work, this may require additional time to deliver on but if the need arises I do have a reliable back up caster in place.

No matter what occurs I will do my best to keep my backers up to date and informed if there are any changes to the planned schedule and how I plan to work with any unexpected difficulties.

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    Mini Me - One copy of a smaller micro-armor scale Lynx model (6mm scale) that will be made in white metal. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Micro Armor Support Squad - Your choice of any two micro armor scale medium class mecha that will be made in white metal. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Light Mecha - Your choice of any one light class mecha. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Micro Armor Recon Squad - Your choice of any three micro armor scale light class mecha that will be made in white metal. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Medium Mecha - Your choice of any one medium class mecha. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Micro Armor Combat Patrol - Your choice of any three micro armor scale light class mecha and any two micro armor scale medium class mecha that will be made in white metal. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Recon Squad - Your choice of any three light mecha. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website. Plus one copy of each unlocked stretch goal.

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    Support Squad - Your choice of any two medium class mecha. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website. Plus one copy of each unlocked stretch goal.

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    Micro Armor Assault Force - Your choice of any three micro armor light class mecha, two micro armor medium class mecha, one micro armor heavy class mecha. A mini-dex' copy of the rules book, your choice of any one faction deck, plus two copies of each unlocked micro armor stretch goal. In addition to a digital copy of the game rules and being listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Combat Patrol - Your choice of any three light class mecha and two medium class mecha.

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    Fire Team - Your choice of any three medium class mecha and one heavy class mecha. A digital copy of the game rules and be listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website. Plus two copies of each unlocked stretch goal.

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    Assault Force - Your choice of any three light class mecha, two medium class mecha, one heavy class mecha. A mini-dex' copy of the rules book, your choice of any one faction deck, plus two copies of each unlocked stretch goal. In addition to a digital copy of the game rules and being listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Micro Armor Carnage - Everything you need for a complete 2 player battle with micro armor forces (6mm scale). Your choice of any six micro armor light class mecha, four micro armor medium class mecha, two micro armor heavy class mecha. A mini-dex' copy of the rules book, a soft cover version of the rules book. Your choice of any two faction decks, 20 dice, plus four copies of each unlocked micro armor stretch goal. In addition to a digital copy of the game rules and being listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Total Carnage - Everything you need for a complete 2 player battle with full sized forces (15mm scale). Your choice of any six light class mecha, four medium class mecha, and two heavy class mecha. A mini-dex' copy of the rules book in addition to a standard copy of the rules book. Your choice of any two faction decks, a set of 20 dice, plus four copies of each unlocked stretch goal. In addition to a digital copy of the game rules and being listed as a backer on the Mecha Front website.

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    Ace - Name an Ace pilot character which will be featured in the game and have unique stats. (Names are subject to approval). Receive: Total Carnage Force. Also receive a display quality painted mecha of your choice by award winning pro-painter Maz Wiernikowski of Winterdyne studios. http://blog.winterdyne.co.uk/

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Funding period

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