Category Archives: Kickstarter

Ancestral Zeppelins

I do like these Titan Forge Ancestral Zeppelins. I have only had the opportunity to use one in games so far.
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At some stage, when the Teutonic Knights get their second (and third?) unit of Luftlancers, I will get the opportunity to field two or even three.

Mr Steinbergs US Navy will also be getting some Rocketeers and Copters soon so they may even be first to go up against multiple zeppelins.
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These have been armed with Twin-Linked Heavy Machine Guns and some nice big bombs.
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I do use my custom mdf flying bases with nice long clear plastic rod to have them fly at a decent height.
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Panzer Mech Kickstarter

I had been doing a good job of keeping away from Kickstarters until a friend sent me a link this morning for one ending in a few hours…

This is a West Wind Kickstarter for some great Weird War II Mechs and I can’t resist a good Mech, or three.
jotanI like the West Wind SOTR range and these new models will also be usable in Konflict 47, Steam Wars and some of the freebie stretch goals will be great in games like Rogue Stars.

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As if cool Mechs are not enough, I like the look of this German ball tank, the Panzerkampfrad.
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Astropolis Arrives

A rare event indeed, a Kickstarter that delivers BEFORE the estimated date. These were due in December and arrived a week early. Prodos take note…

These sci-fi steampunky figures are from Lead Adventure Miniatures, one of my favourite figure manufacturers, a small outfit, but some fantastic models with great character and detail.
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I wanted these for engineers and crew on the rather large Aircraft Carrier I am (slowly) working on.

Eight Out Of Ten

I popped on to Tabletop Gaming News the other day for a quick look to see what is happening in the world of toy soldiers only to find that eight out of the first ten articles are about new Kickstarters. I have dabbled in a few Kickstarters over the last few years, but I find it amazing that there is so much capacity for more and more Kickstarters.
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The hunger for more and more games, especially board games, just dilutes the amount of time we as players have to actually play the same game more than a few times. I struggle as it is to find the time to play the games we already have.

I have just joined in on the Astropolis miniatures Kickstarter, but this is quite a small offering that will be delivered in about two months and I was only going for a few models.

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I have long been a fan of the Lead Adventure figures, especially their steampunk range that have been featured on these pages many times. They have just successfully a small Kickstarter to get a range of Astropolis sci-fi figures into production.

I decided to jump in and get some of the officer and engineer models that should help crew the massive aircraft carrier that is currently in construction at the local shipyard.

Much as I have lamented the long delivery schedules for some Kickstarters, the smaller companies manage to keep to a realistic timetable. These Lead Adventure models are due for delivery in December this year, that’s right, this year not next year.

Sedition Wars Figures

I wanted to get these models completed for when we give Black Ops another go. Or maybe even Fist Full Of Kung Foo. A few of these will come in handy.

First up is a sniper model, definitely not in a firing pose.
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The first of two specialists is armed with a pistol and a kit bag. I was going to put a Red Cross on it to make him a medic, but thought he would be better off as a generic specialist to fulfill any role.
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The next chap is another specialist with some sort of light flamer.
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And here we have a burly dude with a very big gun.
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This is not Riddick, but Roderick, a close combat expert wielding two claws ripped from a creature.
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Finally a female heroine equipped with a blaster and a sword for the up close and personal stuff.
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