Arnhem Heroes

A project in Oxford, UK by Empress Miniatures

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28mm collectable figures and vehicles based upon the battle of Arnhem in 1944. An Empress Miniatures and Paul Hicks Production.
Backers: 519
Average Pledge Per Backer: £117

Funded: £60,750 of £15,000
Dates: Mar 24th -> Apr 7th (14 days)
Project By: Empress Miniatures
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Latest News


April 7th - via:
Well here we are close to the end of this amazing experience and time, if you have now already done so, to pledge before the fate of time brings the operation to an end. To finish a last look at some of the figures as painted by the highly skilled... (Read More)

17 hours to go for the Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter.

April 6th - via:
Well in the last hours of the Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter you lovely people have continued to pledge your all and for this we thank you. Looks like XXX Corps is not going to make it and some of the guys will not get out but we all have a great smile on... (Read More)

We have just entered the last 24 hours of the Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter.

April 6th - via:
Well here we are guys and gals. Its been a busy two weeks and you guys have been fantastic. We cannot thank you enough for supporting our dream and therefore ensuring that we can also start on planning the next one which we hope will be in October of... (Read More)

Last 41 hours you lovely backers.

April 5th - via:
Time for some more pictures of what's on offer.  (Read More)

49 hours to go so please do not miss out.

April 5th - via:
A HUGE thanks to all the backers so far. This has been a great run and all down to you guys for giving us your full support.  We are now in the last two full days and there is still time for those who have not yet jumped on board our Arnhem Dakota... (Read More)


April 4th - via:
Don't just look on and risk missing all the fun. There are only 71 hours to go until the end of this Kickstarter. Set your sights on some fantastic figures and jump on in. These figures are the best available, OK I am blowing our own trumpet. See... (Read More)

New Packs and Rule Set Deals

April 3rd - via:
Good Morning! New Packs & Deals! I've added the three new packs RD16 Riflemen, RD17 RAMC Medic and RD18 Flame Thrower. They have all been added as ADD-ONs. They will NOT be added to the FULL MONTY deal.  A NEW DEAL(S) Also added as DEALS and as... (Read More)

The last week of the Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter.

April 2nd - via:
Us three really do not want any of you to miss your chance to get hold of these wonderful figures and vehicles. There is nothing worse than wanting to get something, thinking to hard about it and when you next look its gone. Please do not do that as... (Read More)

British airborne 6pdr anti tank gun.

April 1st - via:
The Ordnance Quick Firing 6 Pounder (57mm) Anti Tank Gun was developed as a replacement for the earlier 2 Pounder (40mm) gun and first saw service in North Africa in 1942. The 6 Pounder was a towed weapon and served by a crew of 6.  With an... (Read More)

Finished Rifle, Flame Thrower and Medic Figures!

April 1st - via:
Good morning backers! This is not an April Fools!  I've managed to finish the sculpts for new Rifle armed, Flame Thrower and medic, figures. These will be added as ADD-ONs from Monday. We will also be building Boltaction and Chain of Command deals,... (Read More)

Day 8!

March 31st - via:
Good Evening all! Today's all about pretty pictures.  Painting hero Jon Atter has painted the Sniper and 2inch Mortar teams, The Tea Brewer and Bugler. He's done such an amazing job!  Just a quick update tonight. Over the weekend we will bring you... (Read More)

Welcome to Day 7!

March 30th - via:
Good Afternoon! Well here we are, coming in to the second half of of the Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter!  Both myself and Paul @ Empress have been taking stock of the Kickstarter. One thing we both have noted. Was the request for more Rifle armed... (Read More)

Major Digby Tatham-Warter

March 29th - via:
ARNHEM HEROES KICKSTARTER. We are close to achieving 40k which is a great achievement and all down to you guys and gals. Can we do more? We obviously hope so and to help Paul is busy doing a few more sculpts so stay tuned for those in a few days.... (Read More)

Bring up the PIAT.

March 28th - via:
‘Bring up the PIAT!’ The PIAT was a typical British answer to the need for a hand held anti tank weapon. Also one of my favourite weapons of all time although I am not sure I would have had the courage to actually use one in anger. As Mathew Moss... (Read More)

Morning to Day Four

March 27th - via:
                               Good Morning! Well another stretch goal has unlocked and we're heading to unlocking the last of our stretch goals.                         Deals added to ADD-ONS Up... (Read More)

Another review on the Arnhem Heroes figures.

March 27th - via:
Hi All, Huge thanks from us guys and gal for all the support. It has really made the work worthwhile, and its only just started. Attached is an impartial review of a few of the figures that you have pledged for  and we thought it was worth sharing.... (Read More)

Arnhem Heroes - British Airborne 28mm Painting Guide - Empress Miniatures

March 26th - via:
Some fantastic work from Painting Panzers.  (Read More)

Good Morning From day Three!

March 26th - via:
Good Morning.  First off I'd like to apologise for being late updating you this morning. Last night I was celebrating my 20th Wedding Anniversary. So I got up 'slightly' later than normal. Waking up to the fantastic news that we've unlocked two more... (Read More)

The First 24hrs!

March 25th - via:
Good Afternoon! As we head towards the end of the first 24hrs. I thought I'd post up all those stretch goals that've been unlocked.  Again a huge thank you! Paul (Hicksy), Paul and Christine  (Read More)

How to paint British Airborne Cammo.

March 25th - via:
The following list is from Dags who painted our figures for the Kickstarter in such a brilliant way.  Denison smocks quick guide: 1.   Base coat of Vallejo Model Color German Camo Orange Ochre 2.   A wash of thinned Vallejo MC Smoke... (Read More)

We are racing to get levels unlocked. The next level is almost here so come and join the fun.

March 25th - via:
ARNHEM HEROES KICKSTARTER The main aim of this Kickstarter was to create a set of figures that paid homage to the troops that fought at Arnhem. That’s not just basing figures on the well known information and usually regarding medal winners but the... (Read More)

Welcome to day two!

March 25th - via:
Good Morning and welcome to day two of Arnhem Heroes! Well what can we say except a huge, huge thank you!  Arnhem Heroes has been funded! Stretch goals are being unlocked at a rate of knots. I'll endeavour to keep updating those stretch goals as... (Read More)

Incrediable start and all down to your support.

March 25th - via:
Thank you so much for supporting this adventure. We are still unlocking the rewards, infact its all so quick we cannot keep up.  Paul, Paul & Christine.  (Read More)

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