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A range of 28mm scale miniatures depicting the Invasion of Britain & beyond by the German Empire at the beginning of the 20th Century.
A range of 28mm scale miniatures depicting the Invasion of Britain & beyond by the German Empire at the beginning of the 20th Century.
A range of 28mm scale miniatures depicting the Invasion of Britain & beyond by the German Empire at the beginning of the 20th Century.
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Unfeasibly Miniatures have been producing high quality 28mm miniatures for over 5 years.We want to produce a new range of 28mm pewter (white metal) miniatures depicting the Imperial German Army of the Kaiser at the turn of the 20th Century, based on the Kaiser's plan to build an Empire by invading Britain or the United States. 

Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908)
Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908)

We could release the range slowly over the next year or two (as we've have done with other ranges), however we are hoping that Kickstarter will provide the funds to produce the core units for the range in one go, further units will be released on a monthly basis. This will provide you with a range of Imperial German Army and British Army figures that have enough figures to represent a credible force for either faction at the end of this Kickstarter campaign.

The initial greens and master dollies for the first releases in the range have already been produced by our sculptor Martin Baker. 

Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908) from packs IAG01-03
Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908) from packs IAG01-03
Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908) from packs IAG01-03
Imperial German Army Infantry (1890 -1908) from packs IAG01-03

Examples of painted figures for the Imperial German Army - figures come unpainted unless you buy a painted reward.

Figures from IAG01, IAG02 & IAG03
Figures from IAG01, IAG02 & IAG03

Core Units

These packs will be produced if the target of £1,000 is reached:

Imperial German Army 

IGA01: Infantry with full kit, (I) (4 unique figures)

IGA02: Infantry with full kit, (II) (4 unique figures)

IGA03: Infantry Command, (two officers and a bugler)

IGA04: Artillery (I), Krupp 77mm '96 plus 4 crew

British Army - Home Service uniforms

BA01: Line Infantry, with field kit (I) 

BA02: Line Infantry, with field kit (II) 

BA03: Infantry Command, (two officers & a Sergeant)

Stretch Goals - now being FUNDED!

There are stretch goals for additional units, including cavalry units and character sets, available as add-ons when the campaign closes. The character sets will be based on both historical and fictional characters from the period. They can be included in your pledge by adding the appropriate amount for the packs you want or after the campaign closes via the survey.

Imperial German Army 

IGA05: mounted Dragoon with lances (I) (2 variants) UNLOCKED

IGA06: mounted Dragoon Command (officer & bugler) UNLOCKED

IGA07: Dragoons on foot (4 variants) [£2,800]

British Army - Home Service uniforms

BA04: Grenadier Guard, Marching order with Bearskin cap UNLOCKED

BA05: Grenadier Guard, undress drill order with a pillbox cap [£2,400]

BA06: Grenadier Guard Command UNLOCKED 

BA07: Mounted Command - a mounted & dismounted staff officer [£3,000]

Character Sets 

CS01: Captain of the Guards & his batman  UNLOCKED

CS02: A Gentleman rogue & his chauffeur UNLOCKED

CS03: A English family (resistance fighters) [£2,600]

Imperial German Army Dragoons (1890 -1908)
Imperial German Army Dragoons (1890 -1908)

 Price List

The following is a list of the intended packs for release in 2016, showing both their Kickstarter price and their price once the range is released in June 2016. Yow will be able to request extra packs as add-ons once the campaign closes via the backers survey.

Price list for The Empire in Peril range
Price list for The Empire in Peril range

Why this period ?

This period is ideal for wargaming, providing an alternative history and was a real concern during the early 1900's. 

Poster calling for action post a German Invasion of England
Poster calling for action post a German Invasion of England

Robert Conroy' novel 1901 depicts a fictitious German invasion of the Uniied Satate, shortly after William McKinley begins his second term as US President. The book's plot is based on an actual diplomatic crisis that nearly sent the United States and the German Empire to war in the early part of the 20th century.

Risks and challenges

The figures are being sculpted by Martin Baker, they are being produced from dollies, Ian Taylor is the model maker for the artillery, which means that another sculptor could complete the range if really necessary. I use a contract casting company for both master and production mould making and casting.

The major risks are the unforeseen that could delay the production of the figures. However, there is nothing I can envisage that should stop the project being completed.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.85

    You'll receive a random Imperial German Army 28mm miniature from the range.

    I'll happily add you name to the Empire In Peril website as a donor who made this range possible.

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    You'll receive a unique Imperial German Army Officer which will only be available via this KickStarter campaign.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $21

    You'll receive a unique Professional Painted Imperial German Army Officer which will only be available via this KickStarter campaign.

    These casting will be from the master moulds, thus limited.

    Painted by a professional figure painter, based and sealed with a matt varnish over gloss.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $36

    Imperial German Army Set (I), consisting of 19 x 28mm miniature figures from the following packs; IGA01 – Infantry (I) x 2, IGA02 – Infantry (II) x 2 & IGA03 – Command x 1.

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    British Army - Home Guard Set (I), consisting of 19 x 28mm miniature figures from the following packs; BA01 – Infantry (I) x 2 , BA02 – Infantry (II) x 2 & BA03 – Command x 1.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $57

    Imperial German Army Set (II), consisting of 24 x 28mm miniature figures plus an artillery piece from the following packs; IGA01 – Infantry (I) x 2, IGA02 – Infantry (II) x 2, IGA03 – Command x 1 & IGA04 - Krupp 77mm Artillery piece + crew.

    Plus a unique Officer which will only be available via this KickStarter campaign.

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    Pledge £48 or more About $68

    Empire in Peril Starter Set (I), consisting of consisting of 38 x 28mm miniature figures from the following packs; IGA01 – Infantry (I) x 2, IGA02 – Infantry (II) x 2, IGA03 – Command x , BA01 – Infantry (I) x 2, BA02 – Infantry (II) x 2, & BA03 – Command x 1

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    Pledge £75 or more About $107

    Imperial German Army Set (II), consisting of 47 x 28mm miniature figures plus two artillery pieces, from the following packs; IGA01 – Infantry (I) x 4, IGA02 – Infantry (II) x 4, IGA03 – Command x 2 & IGA04 - Krupp 77mm Artillery piece + crew x 2

    Plus a unique Officer which will only be available via this KickStarter campaign.

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    Pledge £170 or more About $242

    Professional Painted Imperial German Army Set, consisting of 12 x 28mm miniature figures from the following packs; IGA01 – Infantry (I) x 1, IGA02 – Infantry (II) x 1 & IGA03 – Command x 1.

    Plus a unique Officer which will only be available via this KickStarter campaign.

    These casting will be from the master moulds, thus limited.

    Painted by a professional figure painter, based and sealed with a matt varnish over gloss.

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