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Grognard178911 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Some background and links for a NEW "KICKSTARTER" venture! What's more important however is that if this initial small venture is successful more Revolutionary Armies of the period will follow!


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About the Project:

It all started in a cafe in Hondschoote, with the famous windmill in the horizon, me and my Husband Matthew stopped for breakfast, it was sunny morning in November 2016, we had just been trading at the Crisis games show in Antwerp. I wanted to know why at wargames show so many Napoleonic battles were being displayed, but I had never seen at a show a Revolutionary War Battle?

So why not this period?

We had over the last fifteen visited France frequently on holidays, we went to southern Brittany numerous times, often to the Quiberon Peninsular, on a stunning beach there is monument to the émigrés, a museum, the story of the war of the Vendee become more horrific as we found out more, and almost everywhere something happened, like at Dol du Breton. At Versailles, the stunning painting of the battle of Valmy hangs proudly.

So I want to see units of Painted Models of the French Revolutionary wars, the stunning uniforms of Louis xvi soldiers, who formed the centre of the demi-brigades, in their white coats wearing casquets, or the blue coats of the blue coats.

This Kickstarter consists of 36 miniatures, 12 in casquets, 12 in Bicorns and 12 Grenadiers. also no range of miniatures of this period would not be complete with ought a windmill, and barracks for your soldiers.

The miniatures have been sculpted by Michael Percy. The first 12 miniatures have been made and molded, They then need their heads changing into bicorns, and then 12 grenadiers.

Kickstarter is being used to pay for the sculpting and mold making, this is not cheap, for years we have been the UK and European show representative for Murawski miniatures, and are used with the stunning quality of Griffin Moulds, so they will be doing all the molding and casting. They produce very clean and crisp castings.

The models are in sets of 4 models or battalion packs of 24 models, if you have ideas of different unit size, as there are so many different rule sets please get in touch.

To enhance your Revolutionary battlefield I have included a stunning handcrafted farm, and of course, no Revolutionary is complete without a windmill.

I aim to put up a couple of updates every week.

Thank, any questions please get in touch,

ALL MODELS ARE SUPPLIED UNPAINTED.


Risks and challenges:

Good news is the 12 models which form the basis of the range, are sculpted and master molded and already being converted.

Griffin molds who are producing the models are highly experienced and after disusing this range with them we do not foresee any casting issues.
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Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

I'd wish it were in 18mm.

von Winterfeldt11 Mar 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

good luck with the project.
For 18 mm – go Sho Boki

Grognard178913 Mar 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

Looks like it's a go! Thanks to all who showed interest.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Wow. I really don't like to back Kickstarters, but this is tempting. The pictures look nice. Any chance of seeing the windmill?

TK30

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

I did the sculpting on these figures. Emma sent me some castings from the first master mould and I hope to have some painted examples for this weekend.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

As much as I really like the figures – I'll wait to they come to the retail market.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

ok King, But you wont be buying them at the same price. The project was funded (just). And I am told they will be on release from July. But naturally KS backers would have them well before then.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Elite Miniatures has his "Collectors Series" French Rev War figures (1796 focus) but those are in 30mm. Lovely stuff as I have some but my disappointment is that it seems as though he's forgotten to fill out the line of figures. Is it too late to get in on the kickstarter??
I wish you well on this adventure and hope you are successful.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

18th Century guy, you will need to speak to Matt at Emperor Toads Emporium. The KS was originated by him and his wife, I only did the sculpting. There may be a way of doing a late pledge. Good luck. I too pledged and it may seem odd but I'm looking forward to seeing my work in tin. lol

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