We love Pulp Miniature gaming, we love classic movies. We thought it would be a great idea to have a range of miniatures for gaming inspired by the iconic images of classic movies, brought to your table-top in glorious crisply cast pewter!
Having run two previous Kickstarters for Classic Movies, we felt it was time for the third instalment, this time focusing on snow, ice and mountains. As you will see, we have three warmly clad packs of figures as well as two wonderful vehicles for them to get about in, already sculpted, cast up and ready to go. To accompany them in their adventures is a range of highly detailed models for you to make.
The miniatures were Inspired by two of my favourite spy movies, the first one opened with some cheesy one liners and an adrenaline filled ski chase sequence, the second featuring a submarine breaking through the ice pack to supposedly offer assistance to an arctic research station in distress, however these miniatures are sufficiently versatile to serve in a wide range of pulp and spy-fi based games.
The campaign also includes a complete new game, ‘Whiteout’.
At the same time that we were designing the miniatures and terrain for this campaign we ran into Richard Humble who was at the time developing a game set in the Arctic waste. We took a look, really liked the game so decided to collaborate. Whiteout is a challenging Solo / Co-Op game. In Richards words....
“You and your party have been contracted to carry out an extremely hazardous mission into the Arctic wastes. You have been chosen for your specialist skills and experience but to preserve deniability you will largely be on your own.
You can expect to be out on the ice for at least a week and there have been reports of hostiles in the area. We will get supplies to you when we can but you cannot rely upon them. The remains of several previous contracts may provide some resources but you will have to be careful with your stores.
You must also be mindful that in the lonely wastes the threats are not always physical, your mental well-being is also vital to your success. Keep your spirits high and don’t forget to stop to rest when the mission allows!
You mission briefing starts in an hour and you depart at first light. The weather forecast is atrocious with whiteout conditions – good luck.”
To maximize replay value, making sure that every mission is different, the game uses three decks of cards, an encounter, terrain and equipment deck (117 cards in total). We will be publishing a lavishly illustrated perfect bound copy of the rules together with printed card decks. However, we would like you to get playing straight away and to be part of the final play test of the game so everyone who backs the campaign will have access to download a PDF playtest versions of rules and cards . Details of how to do this appears on the first 'backer only' campaign update.
What we have so far for definite in the project is:
• Ski-doo kit (metal & resin kit)
• Gyrocopter (metal & resin kit)
• Medium SnowCat & Trailer (MDF & Card Kit)
• Large SnowCat (Resin Kit)
• Arctic Science researchers (4 fig pack)
• Skiers (4 fig pack)
• Arctic soldiers (4 fig pack)
• Sub Conning tower breaking through ice (MDF, Card, 3-Decals and resin)
• Arctic research station (MDF & card)
• Jamesway Hut – Accommodation (MDF & card)
• Tramp steamer kit for Ice Bound Ship
• Printed Whiteout Rulebook
• Printed Whiteout cards
This is the current list of stretch goals, how many we get done will be dependent on how much interest there is in the project.
• Ice Station Zebra Character Pack
• Soviet Paratroopers in Arctic Kit
• Character pack based on ‘The Thing’ (1950's and 1980's versions)
• Dog Sledge Pack
• Man pulled sledge pack
• Arctic wildlife pack
• Crashed Satellite / Camera Objective Marker (resin)
• Expedition dome tent (resin)
• 28mm DB5 kit - maybe not for use on the ice put it fitted with the spy-fi theme!
Plus terrain boards and opportunity to pick up previous classic movie miniatures, sets, props and locations at a discount.
Lots more ideas for stretch goals depending on level of support that we get.