What is Militia Miniatures?
Militia Miniatures was first launched through Kickstarter in 2014, with an initial set of 10 modern mercenary personalities. 139 backers helped us reach our goal and all of the pledges were delivered within 2 months!
It's taken a bit longer than we'd hoped but we're now back with a fantastic new sculptor and another 50 sculpts, all suitable for wargaming, roleplaying, or simply collecting and painting!
As with our first Kickstarter, we want to produce miniatures that aren't tied down to a specific conflict, allowing them to be used in all manner of games and systems. This time our inspiration has come mainly from Hollywood, so we'll leave you to guess which movies we've been watching!
What's the project?
For this project, we've had 50 new 28mm sculpts produced by the extremely talented Paolo Fabiani, which are all waiting to go into moulds. If we can hit and exceed our target then we've got some nice extra goals planned...
At £4000 we have unlocked the resin Humvee which is now available as an Add-On, priced at £15. There is no shipping surcharge on this item.
At £5000 we've unlocked the Leaders for each set, adding another 5 sculpts to the project. These will be an Add-On, at £2 each or £8 for all 5!
At £6000 we've unlocked the Robots! We acquired these from Crossover Miniatures earlier this year and there are three sets, Firing / Advancing / Command. Each set comes with two head options as well. Currently they come in packs of 4 so we'll be sculpting a 5th robot for each pack and adding them to the project for a discounted price. We will also add a free gunner figure to every Humvee ordered.
At £7000 we added a completely new set to the project, so the European Terrorists are now available to add to your Pledge, as well as their Leader!
Why should I pledge?
- Discounted prices - All of these packs will retail at £9.50 when they are launched on our website, so you get to buy them at £8.00 per pack (15% discount) as well as being the first to get your hands on them!
- Bulk discounts - Once you reach 10 packs, the price will come down to £7.50 per pack, saving you even more and making it £75.00 for 50 figures!
- Flat rate shipping - £3 in the UK, £5 for the Rest of the World, no matter how many packs you buy.
- Quick turnaround - Our first Kickstarter was shipped within 2 months of the campaign ending so you'll receive your pledge quickly. We've been in the industry for over 20 years now (Pendraken Miniatures) so we've got the experience and the staff to get these into production and into your hands. We're estimating January for delivery but we'd hope to have everything shipped a bit quicker.
- Free bases - All figures will come with free MDF bases, either squares or circles, 20mm or 25mm, your choice.
What are the pledge levels?
As with our first campaign, we're keeping things nice and simple. Every pack costs £8 and contains 5 figures. Shipping is a flat rate of £3 in the UK and £5 everywhere else. If you're in the UK and want one pack, that's £8 + £3 = £11. If you're in the US and want 5 packs, that's £40 + £5 = £45.
The Humvee is an Add-On to your pledge, at £15 per vehicle. Each model comes with both the M60 and M19 guns.
The Leaders are an Add-On to your pledge, at £2 per figure or £8 for any 5. These will retail at £2.95 after the campaign, so that's a massive 45% discount!
The Robots are an Add-On to your pledge, at £6 for each pack of 5 figures.
With all that our of the way, let's have a look at the sculpts! Each type comes in two varieties and will be cast in white metal:
Pack A - Is the rank and file guys that make up the bulk of any bad guy army! Armed with rifles, they come with the ability to miss every shot they take, leaving your heroes to mow them down in search of glory!
Pack B - Is our 'Specials', armed with a mixture of swords, grenades, baseball bats, RPG's and more! These figures could be mixed in with Pack A for more variety, or used as command figures or personalities in your games.
South American Cartel Soldiers
These guys look like they might have kidnapped someone's daughter...
Usually found attacking downed choppers, and yes, he is wearing a wedding dress...!
A more formal henchman, for your affluent crazy General...
These guys just want a single night of freedom...
Brewing up Moonshine in the wilderness or directing tourists down the wrong road, we certainly wouldn't trust these folks!
We've also added a 6th set to our campaign, so you can now also choose:
1980's European Terrorists!
£4000 - Humvee - UNLOCKED NOW!!!
3D designed and printed, this 1/56th model is truly outstanding. There isn't a single print line visible and the detailing is fantastic. The model is open-topped and comes with both the M60 machine gun and M19 grenade launcher. It comes as a resin body with metal wheels, bullbars, suspension, etc. This is an Add-On, priced at £15 per vehicle.
£5000 - Leaders - UNLOCKED NOW!
We're adding a Leader to each of our sets, making another 5 sculpts in total. The sculptor has started work on these so we'll have pictures for you as soon as we receive them.
These will be individual character types:
- A suited Colombian drug lord for our Cartel soldiers.
- An African general for our Insurgents, a bit like an Idi Amin style figure.
- A Republican Guard officer, not quite the obvious candidate but similar.
- A more rotund chap for the Survivalists, who definitely wants to to make America great again...
- A female hacker type for our Rioters, co-ordinating things on social media.
- A well dressed chap in a suit for our Terrorists.
Each of these will be a £2 Add-On to your Pledge or you can add any 5 for £8 which means 45% discount over RRP!
£6000 - Robots - UNLOCKED NOW!
We're adding a 5th pose to each pack of Robots to give more variety and these are now available as an Add-On, priced at £6 for 5 robots.
We're also getting a gunner figure made, as a conversion on our original Strike mercenary, which will be added as a freebie to every Humvee purchased.
£7000 - New Set - UNLOCKED
We've added a completely new set to the project, so the 1980's European Terrorists are now available to add to your Pledge! This set will be the same type packs, comprising of 5 'Regulars' and 5 'Specials'. We'll also be producing a Leader for this set, which you can include for £2.
Previous KS Mercenaries
You can also choose to add any of the figures from our previous Kickstarter at only £2 per figure! Simply add that amount to your pledge and we'll include them for you.
We've got some Spectre figures so that you can see how these new sculpts match up.
Once you've had a look through the packs, calculate your total and make your pledge:
- 1-9 packs = £8 per pack
- 10+ packs = £7.50 per pack
Add as many Humvee's as you'd like:
- £15 per vehicle (comes with both M60 and M19)
Add any Leaders you'd like:
- £2 per figure
- £8 for any 5!
Add any packs of Robots that you'd like:
- £6 per pack of 5 figures (Available in packs of Firing / Advancing / Command)
Add any of the previous KS Mercenaries:
- £2 per figure
- £3 in the UK
- £5 outside the UK
And that's it, let us know if there's any questions and let's see how high we can go!
Risks and challenges
We don't envisage any problems with this Kickstarter. As mentioned above we've been in the wargames industry for over 20 years now and have a built a solid reputation for both service and quality. We've got the experience and the staff to get these into production and into your hands quickly.
The only potential delay would be if we get through all of our stretch goals and we need to allow the sculptor a little time to make new figures for us. We've been impressed with Paolo's speed so far, so we don't envisage this causing any major delays to the stated shipping dates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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