Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke

A project in Nottingham, UK by Infamy Miniatures

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An action-packed skirmish game and range of steampunk miniatures. Join the revolution and battle across an alternate Victorian London!
Backers: 897
Average Pledge Per Backer: £106

Funded: £94,717 of £10,000
Dates: Jul 10th -> Aug 10th (32 days)
Project By: Infamy Miniatures
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Latest News

£90k passed - Oscar's here!

August 10th - via:
Wow! Hello everyone... We're at 900%! Gracious! To celebrate the event we pulled the strings on some party poppers here at Infamy HQ. The sparkly trails of party popper streamer stuff rained down and there was much merriment, and then one made its... (Read More)

£87.5k stretch goal unlocked!

August 10th - via:
Good afternoon everyone, It's been a very good day so far and yet another of those pesky stretch goals has tumbled. Huzzah! You can now add this alternate Frank Hyde miniature to your pledge as an X-Large choice. That means that the campaign is now... (Read More)

12 hours to go! Big Brother arrives!

August 10th - via:
Good morning ladies and gents, I'm getting ready for the final push here at Infamy HQ. There are just 12 hours left in this amazing Kickstarter. You backers have been awesome and really kept me going in the busy, tiring times, so thank you... (Read More)

Gameplay Video #3 - Finishing up the game

August 9th - via:
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm pleased to bring you the third part of the epic quest that has been MAKING THE GAMEPLAY VIDEO! Next time I do a gameplay video we're just going to have a fixed camera viewpoint, mumble our way through it and not... (Read More)

Two fresh stretch goals unlocked!

August 9th - via:
Hey everyone! Wow! That was fast! It feels like it was only a short time ago that I was announcing a stretch goal being passed and now another two have come along at once. If these were buses I'd be mumbling some sort of trite phrase! ;) Alternate... (Read More)

777 backers - free Frank Hyde!

August 9th - via:
Good morning everyone, After grabbing a few hours of slumber I'm back in Kickstarterland and very happy to report that backers at Full English (Including Breakfast, Brunch and Continental) will now get a Frank Hyde miniature added to their pledge for... (Read More)

Gameplay Video #2 - Pre-game setup and playing out a turn

August 8th - via:
Morning folks, After working my way through much difficulty with technology, there's now a more comprehensive gameplay video up that goes into the pre-game setup and early scuffles of a game of Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke. My unusual gang of... (Read More)

Painting Buddha John Watson Video - online now!

August 8th - via:
Hey ladies and gents, I'm finishing up gameplay video number two in the middle of a huge storm, hoping that my power or internet doesn't get washed away or hit by a lightning strike the likes of which Tesla would be proud of!  In the meantime, great... (Read More)

Dodger unlocked

August 8th - via:
Hey everyone, The £80k stretch goal has been passed and that means that a new menace will be gracing the mean streets of the Big Smoke! Dodger is a Regular choice to be added to your pledge. He will team up brilliantly with Mr Dodgson and should the... (Read More)

Lots of good stuff is close!

August 7th - via:
Hey folks, I felt it would be good to throw out an update showing of some of the cool things that have been emailed to me recently. There's art and sculpts! Before that though, lots of stretch goal stuff is getting close! Dodger is almost here. This... (Read More)

Gameplay video #1 - The Deck

August 7th - via:
Hey everyone, I'm really pleased to be sending out this update featuring the first Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke gameplay video. This one looks at the card mechanics in the game and how you will use them to determine the skills you can perform... (Read More)

Painting Buddha, Painting Expert and Brushmaster!

August 6th - via:
Hello everyone, A quick update about the new painting goodies that were launched during the Beeble Babble I was just on (which had some technical difficulties at the start, so the link kicks in after a few minutes). You can now take a fresh pledge:... (Read More)

Mr Kingdom unchained!

August 6th - via:
Hey Infamyers, Thanks to the continued enthusiasm and generosity of you wonderful backers, the £75.5k stretch goal is down and Mr Kingdom is here! Stomping in to unleash mechanical retribution on the gangs of the city, Mr Kingdom is going to be an... (Read More)

ArcWorlde crosses over - Professor Hoome is here!

August 6th - via:
Good morning folks, Here's a little update to bring you news of the progress on one of this campaign's crossover miniatures. Warploque Miniatures Grand Overlord Alex Huntley has finished off his work on Professor Hoome. He's done a great job... (Read More)

What's coming up?

August 5th - via:
Hey people, It's not too long until this here campaign will be done. I've even made a folder in my Kickstarter space called 'end-game', with all the graphics for possible upcoming stretch goals in it. How prepared is that? ;) I thought I'd throw out... (Read More)

700 backers and 750% funded!

August 3rd - via:
Hey ladies and gents, Seven noble/crazy individuals have taken up the Infamy Insider pledge which has, along with the final Lifer being taken, ramped up the overall total beyond £75k. In addition, over 700 backers are now supporting Infamy: Welcome... (Read More)

Infamy Insider launches at 9pm BST today (less than two hours)

August 3rd - via:
Hey everyone, A quick reminder - Infamy Insider will launch in just under two hours, at 9pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 10pm CET) today! This pledge isn't limited, but, the sooner you back it the lower your book number will be, so if you're someone who... (Read More)

The third Painting Buddha video is on the way!

August 3rd - via:
Good morning (in the UK at least), It's a bright and shiny day here and not just because the sun's out. Another stretch goal has tumbled! Filming is already underway on this video and we hope to get it online before the end of the campaign. Ben... (Read More)

The Etch-Master Infamy brass-etch sheet is here!

August 2nd - via:
Hello everyone, It's been a great day so far for the Kickstarter and the £70k stretch goal has been passed. That means that the Infamy Miniatures brass-etch sheet is here. Made by the talented folks at Etch-Master, this sheet features all sorts of... (Read More)

Infamy Insider is coming on Sunday

August 2nd - via:
Hey folks, An update to let you know about a new pledge coming tomorrow. Infamy Insider will launch at 9pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 10pm CET) on Sunday 3rd and it's pretty epic! Infamy Insider is special for a few reasons:  Loads of miniatures! Of... (Read More)

The Holmes and Watson art is finished and postcard results are in!

August 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

ArcWorlde comes to Infamy!

July 31st - via:
Hey everyone, A very special update today from myself and Warploque Miniatures creator Alex Huntley!  To celebrate the anniversary of the ArcWorlde Kickstarter launch we've put together something pretty funky! Formerly a professor of Alchemy and... (Read More)

Pigeons arrive to add to your pledge!

July 31st - via:
Good evening everyone, I will get into this update in rapid fire style! Pigeons! Pigeons! Pigeons! My enthusiasm for these little miniatures is pretty high, so I'm really pleased that the £68k stretch goal is down.  Sculpted by Cedric Bataille,... (Read More)

Mummy and Daddy Griff - anniversary edition

July 30th - via:
Hey everyone, I hope that you're having a splendid night / day / in-betweeny-bit! This is a very brief update to bring you some exciting news: Looks delicious, smells great, I just simply cannot wait!  People always ask how my my mum's not killed my... (Read More)

Coming soon - ArcWorlde and Infamy Insiders

July 30th - via:
Gooood afternoon everyone, I'm just throwing out a quick update before I get back to important sorting of gameplay stuff, 3D printing stuff and sculpt approval stuff! It's been a wacky last 24 hours for the campaign, with the backer and overall total... (Read More)

Sergeant Crookes and a new, upcoming pledge

July 29th - via:
Good evening one and all, The second stretch goal of the day has been broken which means it's time for me to do an update! So, without further ado... Sergeant Crookes can now be added to your pledge as a Regular choice. This will bring much rejoicing... (Read More)

Brown Notes, Sergeant Crookes, Pigeons and Etch-Master!

July 29th - via:
Good morning everyone! Today was a confusing one. I woke to see the same number of backers as when I had gone to sleep, but a massively inflated campaign grand total. Then I realised that someone had stepped up to grab one of the Extra Lifer pledges... (Read More)

New news from across the Kickstarter

July 28th - via:
Hey there, A quick update here with some rapid-fire reporting on recent developments. First up, I've sorted out the Pigeon problem! Flocking loads! I'll be changing the production method for the Pigeons to metal if the campaign hits £68k. Doing them... (Read More)

Kickstarter Interview - Infamy: Welcome to the Big Smoke with James Griffiths

July 28th - via:
Fans of Victorian Steampunk will be pleased to hear that there is new miniatures game building up momentum over on Kickstarter. Infamy: Welcome to the Big Smoke is a tabletop skirmish game set in an alternate reality of 19th Century London. I caught up with James Griffiths, the man behind Infamy Miniatures, to discuss his campaign. (Read More)

Futura unlocked!

July 27th - via:
Good evening everyone, It's been another great day for the campaign. Some backers bid farewell to the Big Smoke, but other new backers have come along for a visit. Hello to the new people! :) Thanks to the continuing support another stretch goal has... (Read More)

More art progress and your chance to choose some postcard designs!

July 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The second Lifer brings new stretch goal goodness!

July 26th - via:
Hey! There I was, about to help out in preparing the evening meal with my girlfriend Jemma and Alex from Warploque Miniatures, and the second Lifer pledge got snaffled up. So, not only has one more amazing backer secured themselves a whole lot of... (Read More)

Making a steampunk display base, by Sascha Buczek - part two

July 25th - via:
A week ago I posted the first part of Sascha's awesome how-to on base building. It's high time for part two I think! Before passing you over to Sascha though, I promised to show his stunning painted Toad miniature. Well, I'd hate to disappoint, and... (Read More)

600 amazing backers!

July 25th - via:
Hello there, Today marks the half-way point of the Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke Kickstarter and it's been quite an adventure so far. I'm stupefied by your support (I'm stupefied by my genes if I'm being truly honest, but, as both my parents are... (Read More)

Infamy art progress!

July 24th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Princess Outis - Wrath of Kings and Dark Age crossover miniature!

July 24th - via:
Good afternoon everyone, I'm very pleased to be making a special update to the campaign today for this absolutely awesome new crossover miniature! Princess Outis has been designed to fit into not just one, not just two, but three different worlds!... (Read More)

Another crossover is coming!

July 23rd - via:
Hey guys and girls, This update's a bit of a teaser for a new collaboration that's coming to the Kickstarter tomorrow afternoon: A new miniature will be coming to the industrial nightmare of the Big Smoke, the apocalyptic world of Samaria and the... (Read More)

A second painting video unlocked!

July 23rd - via:
Hello you infamous folk, Last night, while enjoying an evening out with my girlfriend, the £54k stretch goal was knocked down. Awesome stuff!  That means that everyone will get to watch a second painting video for free. Ben Komets will paint up the... (Read More)

Pa March is here!

July 22nd - via:
Good afternoon fine backer folk. And to all you filthy swines reading this who haven't backed - this isn't a reading library you know! ;) Yesterday was a heck of a day. Thank you very much for keeping me busy! Today's already going rather well. I... (Read More)

Fly Or Tunnel Your Way Around Infamy’s Kickstarter

July 22nd - via:
Infamy: Welcome to the Big Smoke is adding Kickstarter updates at a really fast rate and a whole bunch of cool previews have just appeared, taking us to the skies and tunnels of the London. (Read More)

£50k stretch goal broken - Gunnery sweeping in!

July 21st - via:
The second update for today and I really wasn't expecting to be making this one. It's a very pleasant surprise though! Gunnery is a rather wild model that evolved from a fairly simple idea. The basic principle of it is that Gunnery, a favoured Lost... (Read More)

A sudden surge - stretch goals tumble

July 21st - via:
Yikes, what a wild night! I had barely gathered myself from the Beeble Babble, and suddenly the campaign total has smashed through £50k! You people are incredible. So, this leaves me with an awful lot to talk about. For that reason, I'm going to... (Read More)

The Full English going live in 20 minutes

July 21st - via:
Hey guys, Just doing a very quick update to let you know about a new pledge level coming to the campaign at 9pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 10pm CET). It was sent out in a newsletter, but, being a fool, I made a typo and it was a little bit confusing! The... (Read More)

The Mk1 brings it's shootin' irons to the party!

July 21st - via:
Yo! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As well as doing some Kickstarter shenanigans I managed to fit in a tasty helping of moules frites at a local restaurant and a film and Settlers of Catan evening with my brother and girlfriend on Sunday. So,... (Read More)

Climbing past more stretch goals - 500 backers!

July 20th - via:
Hi folks! After a very busy day at FigureWorld yesterday (great to meet and chat to a few backers!) and a much needed early night I'm back to address the activities in the Kickstarter. And there have been some exciting new developments.  This one... (Read More)

Free Nikola Tesla for Massacre backers!

July 18th - via:
Good evening you fine people, I'm very pleased to announce that thanks to a real surge in backers today, the £40k stretch goal has been passed. Yay! Thank you for being awesome. :) Everyone who has a Massacre pledge level or higher will now get a... (Read More)

Making a steampunk display base, by Sascha Buczek - part one

July 18th - via:
Hello everyone! A hobby based update today in celebration it being Friday afternoon and a weekend of potential hobby time ahead. This awesome step-by-step guide to making a steampunk display base comes courtesy of the rather awesome Sascha Buczek -... (Read More)

New art incoming

July 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Suppressor is here!

July 15th - via:
Hey folks, Huge thanks for all of your support. With a surge of backers, the £38k stretch goal has tumbled. The gangs of London had better watch out, because this mechanical marvel is more than a match for them! The estimated retail price for this... (Read More)

Bigger background and the Suppressor is coming!

July 14th - via:
Yay! Another stretch goal has been surpassed. I was just about to sort out my evening meal, but, if there's any good reason to go hungry for a bit longer, this is it. I've been excited about this reveal for a while now! Before I get all giddy about... (Read More)

New stretch goals unlocked - Captain Brindie, Dimension Hop Tesla and cheaper add-ons

July 13th - via:
Yikes, I sure picked a fine day to book some meetings! There I was, expecting a fairly slow Monday, and suddenly a Lifer pledge was snapped up by an amazingly generous backer, along with many other people joining the Kickstarter.  I apologise it's... (Read More)

Guild Ball crossover - Harry 'The Hat' Hallahan

July 13th - via:
Hey folks, The World Cup is over and done with and Germany are the champions. But let's be honest, the real winner was football... or something like that!  Ok, I have to admit it - what with the build up to my Kickstarter being at the same time as... (Read More)

More stretch goals goodness - art cards

July 13th - via:
Hey everybody, I'm about to settle down to an evening of Kickstarter campaign tinkering and World Cup watching, but there's exciting Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke action to talk about too. A big hello to new backers coming over from the world of... (Read More)

The background book is here!

July 12th - via:
I've been having a really great Saturday here at Infamy HQ. The sun's shining, there's a light breeze coming through the window of the war room, I've eaten a tasty cooked breakfast, a healthy lunch of raspberry cheesecake... at least I had some... (Read More)

The March family are comin'!

July 11th - via:
Hi folks, Just over a day into the campaign... I never, in my wildest dreams imagined that Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke would have over 310 backers and the total would have hit £25k. That's so exciting! Loads of you are going to be building... (Read More)

Pigeons and Lamplighter unlocked

July 10th - via:
Those stretch goals keep on getting broken. Thank you so much for your continued support guys and gals, it means a great deal and I'm rather amazed to have so many fine people backing this Kickstarter campaign. :) You'll be pleased to hear that... (Read More)

Two more stretch goals tumble!

July 10th - via:
This is turning out to be a pretty astonishing night, with two more stretch goals down and over 220 backers now. That's an awful lot of people! Amazing! So, with more backers and a boosted total amount of backing, I get to show you some more good... (Read More)

Upcoming Stretch Goals

July 10th - via:
This is the bit you were all waiting for right? :)Hopefully you won't be disappointed by the range of stuff coming up. I've got masses of cool Stretch Goals planned, so, with any luck these will just be the tip of the iceberg. A terrifying,... (Read More)

Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke funded in 17 minutes!

July 10th - via:
Wow! Thank you so much for your support. What an amazing rush to see so many backers and know that soon we will all be playing games of Infamy: Welcome to The Big Smoke together! It goes without saying that you're all super-awesome! :) I'll be back... (Read More)

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