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….?