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Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member14 Mar 2016 7:53 p.m. PST

We're running our first BravoGo!Go! What's a BravoGoGo? Why, didn't you know..?

This is our take on the KS/IndieGoGo crowdfunding model.

We have our first two W79 packs (British Army and Paramilitaries) out already and these are being well received by the early adopters. Expansions on these are planned and sculpting is already in progress. So far so normal.

But we'd like to release more, so this is where you can come in. Our BravoGo!Go! idea is simply a pre-order scheme that lets you grab a bargain whilst letting us commission some great new figures. We'll also throw in a specially commissioned free figure…

What we have to date:

W79 British Infantry

W79 Paramilitaries

What the BravoGo!Go! has on offer:

  1. Army to section strength with Platoon command options. (Pre-Funded)
  2. Additional paramilitaries with armalites & support weapons (Pre-Funded)
  3. Two female paramilitaries **100% FUNDED**
  4. Two Plain clothed detectives **100% FUNDED**
  5. Six Armed Police **25% Funded**
  6. Eight Armed Civilians (post punk aesthetic)
  7. Four Army with M16s for COPs/SAS.

The scheme has been running for a couple of weeks for those in the know via the W79 Facebook Group. A dozen or so intrepid backers have helped us to hit the 25% funding mark, meaning the female paramilitaries, plain clothed detectives and a couple of the armed police are fully funded and sculpting has kicked off.

The discounted pre-order scheme will run roughly to the end of March.

Did I mention the free figure?

Maggie 1

For more details and to get in on it, go here: Winter of '79 BravoGo!Go!

Fred Cartwright15 Mar 2016 5:56 a.m. PST

Very nice. Bit of a Spitting Image vibe there with the MT miniature. I see Reiver Castings also do a Maggie Thatcher and an Arthur Scargill. So you can do handbag vs comb over fights!

Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2016 10:07 a.m. PST

I have been wanting a group of the Bhoys for about 10 years, I'll be in!

dualer15 Mar 2016 12:47 p.m. PST

The Bhoys? We clearly have different ideas on what constitutes wargaming.

dualer15 Mar 2016 12:49 p.m. PST

Ahh, you're American…

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member17 Mar 2016 3:43 a.m. PST

Some customer reviews of our W79 figures currently available:



Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Mar 2016 6:25 a.m. PST

Yup, dualer, we clearly do. Enjoy your games, I'll enjoy mine.

willlucv Inactive Member17 Mar 2016 7:48 a.m. PST

Oh god do they still romanticise the Troubles in the States?

I thought the US stance on terrorism had changed since 2001?

Lion in the Stars17 Mar 2016 11:43 a.m. PST

It's hard to shake the cultural love affair with "rebels", willlucv.

Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Mar 2016 6:53 p.m. PST

Thanks for the offer of an Internet fight over figures for a fictional conflict, but I'll pass.

willlucv Inactive Member18 Mar 2016 1:39 a.m. PST

Obvious troll, shouldn't have bitten.

Back on topic, nice figures I especially like the Thatcher mini. Any chance of some more early 80s icons? Rick aka The Peoples Poet and the rest of the Young Ones would be a must have for this setting in my opinion.

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member18 Mar 2016 11:45 p.m. PST

Now that is a good idea…

W79 BravoGoGo Update: First new sculpts

So proving the concept kind of works, the following two new sculpts are the first funded figures to come off the workbench:

These will be supplied either as shown, or with balaclavas (which will be identical save that we will sculpt on a balaclava, and maybe a different pistol for variety)

NB depending on funds at the end of the campaign, we may do bareheaded variants for all of the paramilitaries, or at the very least offer heads for DIY conversions.

Fred Cartwright19 Mar 2016 11:10 a.m. PST

Any chance of a Citizen Smith for those wanting to fight for a free Tooting?!

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member19 Mar 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

I think Caliver may be covering him with their civvies.

Bindon Blood20 Mar 2016 7:34 a.m. PST

Very nice figures.

Aren't the Caliver ones 20mm?

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member27 Mar 2016 10:37 a.m. PST

Just a nudge that this pre-order scheme has been slightly extended but will expire next Sunday (3 April) which will be the last chance to get the deep discount before we shift focus to the next project whilst waiting for sculpting to be finished.


Photos of the sculpted armed detectives will follow as soon as I have them (sculptor is applying the final touches).

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