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John Treadaway writes:

Oh, I'm so happy I stifled that guy a long time ago…

+1 on that. 251 and counting…

BTW – these are superb figures. Not my current scale for stuff like this but very hard to argue with, quality wise.

John T

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Empress Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP of Empress Miniatures writes:


Empress Miniatures takes to Kickstarter to fund a large expansion of our popular 28mm modern miniatures range!

Over the last five years, Empress Miniatures has earned a reputation for high quality, accurate and exciting 28mm miniatures. Our Modern Combat range was introduced three years ago, and has set the standard for modern-period miniatures ever since.

With your help, we are hoping to make a significant addition to our 28mm (1:56th) Modern Combat range of figures.


Our aim is to add an entire 'theater' or theme to the modern figures range in one go. We could only dream of doing this normally, but with the help of Kickstarter, we feel that we have a good chance of making a really meaningful addition to this range.

The theme that we have chosen is the Asia-Pacific region today.


Partly inspired by recent events, and mostly as a 'what if' exercise, we are producing figures that would be present during both small-scale engagements and larger 'land battles'. Our premise was that the world's superpowers have begun to flex their military might in the region in an effort to grab valuable resources. What starts as a minor dispute over a few islands has escalated, as each nation moves its conventional (and unconventional) forces into the area in greater numbers!

This is our take on a modern 'Cold War'. Needless to say, these figures will be suitably at home in any modern theater of war, as well as fighting the zombie hordes or alien invasion in whatever game scenario you can think of!


The project will initially focus on the United States Marines (USMC), with both tropical and 'desert' equipment options (suitable for all theaters), and the Chinese National Army (PLA), with some rather nice extras along the way.

Backers will find that this is a really excellent value Kickstarter, allowing you to get figures at greatly reduced prices compared to when they eventually go on sale. You are also safe in the knowledge that you can get an entire force, complete with all of the expected support weapons, etc., at once, rather than waiting for the range to develop in the 'usual' way over time.


Oh, and then there is the small matter of the free figures! As you would expect from a miniature Kickstarter, we will be thanking everyone who backs our project with free figures exclusive to this project.

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