Monday, 23 September 2013

28mm Winter War Kickstarter

I had sworn to not start another WWII scale. Already doing early war/French Campaign and LRDG in 20mm, and Desert War in 6mm.
Then, another perfect storm (you will read about the other one soon, I’m afraid)
- Reads Chain of Command, excellent platoon-sized rules. Will be great to fight with my 20mm stuff. Looking spectacular in 28mm....
- Reads a lot about the Winter War and Continuation War.
- Sees a bloody Kickstarter….
- Talks with Thomas
- You can guess what happens....

Baker Company has started their Kickstarter on the Winter War. Get a platoon of Finns and one of Russians and an insane amount of stretch goals. It just looks too tempting…. Argh!

£10 will get you one figure of the Finnish hero Simo Häyhä. He will also be available to all other pledges.
Simo Häyhä, Source SA-Kuva
£15 and you’ll get one rifle section of 10 men.
£60 and you’ll get a whole platoon (38 Finns or 44 Russians) with Finnish or Russian stretch goals.
£120 and its two platoons and all stretch goals.
£250 and it’s a whole company
£500 and you could wage a large battle with a company on each side.

Stretch goals are piling up – at the moment they’ve reached £24K (from a goal of £3K) and new stretch goals every £2-4K.
Finnish bicycle troops. Source SA-Kuva
If you’re into Finns the stretch goals so far are: 10 Jäger skis, 4 snipers, 4 tank hunters, 2 medics, 2 casualties, 1 mortar with 5 man crew, 1 HMG with 5 man crew, one ATG with 5 man crew, 6 light horse, 10 bicycles, 1 artillery piece with 5 crew, 12 engineers and 8 armed civilians.
Russian prisoners of war – these were often the lucky ones. Source SA-Kuva
The Russian stretch goals are: 4 snipers, 2 medics, 2 casualties, 1 mortar with 5 man crew, 1 HMG with 5 man crew, B-10 armoured car, 1 artillery piece with 5 crew, T-26 tank, 6 tank riders, 4 tank crew, 12 engineers, 2 commissars, 1 standard-bearer and 8 soldiers in snow camo.
Coming stretch goals: Artillery observers, field kitchens, another T-26 with twin MG-turrets, truck with AA-gun, Aerosan (tooooo cool) – one of each for each side, except for the T-26.
Also the option of getting most of the stuff with summer uniforms.

So, what are you waiting for….? 

8 comments:

  1. That new pledge level with the 4Ground buildings looks a good deal. Looks like a good Kickstarter.

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    1. It looks like an expensive Kickstarter. I've joined forces with Thomas for the £120 level. But those houses... 4ground is excellent...

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  2. It's very tempting ... sigh. I really liked the photo of those Finnish bicycle troops in the middle of winter. I need to print that and put it up somewhere, to encourage me to live up to my goal of cycling to the university through this winter.

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    1. Painting said bicycle troops will also encourage you... :-)

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    2. Come on, Padre, join us poor sinners. You cannot save us so the least you can do is keep us company!
      Have a look at how far the stretch goals have come. It really is too good to miss.

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    3. Yes, keep us company with a company, or at least a platoon :-)

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    4. Stop it all of you! You're tempting me again!

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    5. Yees? That sort of is the idea of this.
      Come on, you need this fix. Just the one, and then everything will feel allright... :-)

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