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Cotton Eyed Joe Inactive Member07 Feb 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Hi Folks..

After some weird little delays the campaign is now live!!
Thanks for your support on the boards and I would appreciate your support ..

Thanks again..An here are some new images fresh of the brush of Paul Sanderson!

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 8:44 p.m. PST


Volstagg Vanir08 Feb 2017 12:22 a.m. PST

These are great figs, but I'm not understanding the pricing structure here:

Pledge $28 USD or more (for one pack)

A pack will typically be five infantry, two cavalry,one gun and crew or the
command pack of three infantry and one cavalry.

This is worded very oddly:
it implies that one pack is 5 infantry + 2 Cav + one gun & crew
three infantry command + one fav command.

This would be an odd way to package, but reasonably priced.

I am led to believe what you actually mean is that one pack is
5 infantry OR 2 Cav OR one gun & crew
OR three infantry command OR one cav command.

Pack Five includes two cavalry of your choice. The Codes are

Cavalry Command with Sword (CCS).
Cavalry Command with Standard. (CCD)
Cavalry Command with Bugle (CCB)
Calvary Trooper with Sword (CTS)
Calvary Trooper with Pistol (CTP)

All I am really interested in is the cavalry;
do I understand this correctly that it is $14 USD a fig….?

Pack One includes four British troopers advancing with an NCO with Sword and Pistol. Models are pewter and include bases.

And infantry are $5.60 USD a figure?

Pack Two is a reinforcement pack for pack one to make a complete squad.

But command figs are $8.33 USD fig…?


Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 4:55 a.m. PST

Just became a backer.
Added a few comments on the KiKi page.

--Good Luck--

Cotton Eyed Joe Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Hi Volstagg,

The Range was intentionally broken down into packs of basically equal value. A Pack is five infantry, two cavalry or the command pack which is actually three foot PLUS the general. There is also the gun crew of four foot and the gun itself. Every three packs you buy actually knocks one dollar off the price of all the packs you buy, so three packs would actually cost twenty seven dollars each instead of twenty eight.

Thank you for your interest,


Dragon Bait

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

Yeah, I was a bit stumbling on the pricing as well. Dreams of the walker, handsome though it is, probably on hold.

However, the figures are lovely enough that I may have offers to paint just for the experience, and that may be a win for me. ;->=

Color me tempted.


surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

I orders. I have other Dragon bait figures and love them.

Cotton Eyed Joe Inactive Member11 Feb 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Hi Folks,

Some stretch goals, possible postage relief and free stuff!

I am going to have six stretch goals at this time but since the art isn't ready here is a brief outline.

A mechanical mule for the artillery to include stacked rifles and stacked packs. Randomly shell your opponents in style! Almost done as we type!

Chatty Cathy, A Victorian style Reporter based loosely off of the Famous Nelly Bly.

Curious Kate, A Victorian Photographer with her Kodak camera trying to get a snap of the Dinosaurs on Venus before they snap her.

Gurty Gun, An American Gunslinger from Toledo who doesn't plan to take any guff from anybody. Some say she smokes!

Poor Penny, A London orphan and the first child stowaway to another planet! Her plucky stories of survival in the orphanage will leave you brimming with overconfidence, which can be dangerous on Venus with dinosaurs and cannibals running around.

Retro Ray guns, Replace the slap with a ZAPP! The infantry pieces are sculpted with their hands and rifles as a separate piece which plug in nicely. This add one will convert the Ladies to a more modern feel for the more popular Sci-fi games.

Dave Soderquist the lead Sculptor for this campaign has committed to these and their concepts are complete. I see for every one hundred dollars donated,one will be free with the others being available as add-ons.

I also plan some relief on postage and handling based on the size of the order. My first thoughts are to simply split postage after 100 dollars or four packs with the backer. Crowdfunding campaigns have to be careful of postage costs with the chunk Kickstarter grabs but in the end my goal is to make these as affordable as I can.

Thanks again for the awesome support, these minis actually made it into Wargames Illustrated scout page!!

Thanks again for the support!!


Dragon Bait.

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

If only it was in 15mm!

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

I pledged anyway!

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