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Black Death

A project in London, UK by Flank March Miniatures

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28mm STL Files for WW2 Soviet Naval Infantry
Backers: 93
Average Pledge Per Backer: £68

Funded: £6,281 of £500
Dates: May 2nd -> Jun 1st (31 days)
Project By: Flank March Miniatures
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Latest News

Update 27 - A Massive Thanks to You All

June 1st - via:
My first Kickstarter is just about coming to an end and I want to once again thank you all so much for your support and help in making it a success. The project has been in development for almost a year and this final month has been an absolute... (Read More)

New Add-on Unlocked - 50mm Light Mortar

June 1st - via:
We're not quite at £6,000 yet but I'm confident we'll make it and with less than 6 hours to go I want to make sure everyone has a decent chance to grab this add-on if they'd like to include it in their pledge. Given how international you all are... (Read More)

57mm ZiS-2 Medium Anti-Tank Gun

June 1st - via:
We're on the final stretch now so get those add-ons while you can! Some goods news - while working on the ZiS-3 divisional gun today I realised that the ZiS-2 is almost identical and will require minimal extra work to modify it. So thanks to that... (Read More)

Free Stretch Goal Reward Unlocked - Thompson Submachine Guns

June 1st - via:
The USA declared the Soviet Union eligible to receive lend-lease support in early 1941 and amongst the first equipment provided was the Thompson submachine gun with a total of nearly 140,000 exported over the course of the war. Although they never... (Read More)

Update 23 - Social Stretch Goals

June 1st - via:
We've just hit 25 shares on the social media posts and that means the head swap STLs will be free to every backer! As the Naval Infantry emblem token is already sculpted I'm also going to include that in everyone's rewards as well. Thanks to everyone... (Read More)

New Add-on Unlocked - 120mm Heavy Mortar

June 1st - via:
In a bleak arctic wilderness without heavy guns the man-portable 120mm mortar is king. If 82mm just isnt enough for you then this devastating battalion-level weapon is now available as an add-on.  (Read More)

Update 21 - Bellis Magnus Review

May 31st - via:
We're in the final 24 hours and it's time for one final BLACK DEATH review for all the francophone Flank March fans:  Watch the review here  This video has been very kindly put together by Bellis Magnus who has a whole host of great content on his... (Read More)

Free Stretch Goal Reward Unlocked - Naval Infantryman with Flag

May 31st - via:
It's the moment I've been waiting for (and hopefully you all have been as well) - we've unlocked the infantryman carrying a flag! Commissars in the Naval Infantry often issued one of their most dedicated men with a flag before assaults to inspire his... (Read More)

New Add-on Unlocked - 45mm M1937 Light Anti-Tank Gun

May 31st - via:
Light enough to be transported in even smaller landing craft and boats, this anti-tank gun based on a prewar German design often accompanied the Naval Infantry into battle and now it can bring some added punch to your force too if you find your... (Read More)

Only 36 hours to go! Don't miss out on add-ons!

May 31st - via:
We're on the final stretch so this is nearly your last chance to grab those ZiS-3 snd DShK add-ons in the pledge manager! It looks like we may well unlock the M1937 light AT gun later today so keep an eye out for that as well if it's been on your... (Read More)

Free Stretch Goal Reward Unlocked - Senior Officer and Assistant

May 30th - via:
With less than 3 days to go we've smashed through another Stetch Goal and all backers at Lieutenant tier and above will now be able to field a senior officer to inspire their men and lead them on to victory. If youre currently a Petty Officer tier... (Read More)

New Add-on Unlocked - DShK Heavy Machine Gun

May 28th - via:
Over the course of the Second World War nearly 5,000 DShK heavy machine guns were supplied to the Soviet Navy. It was employed as a devastating infantry support weapon and anti-aircraft gun, mounted on armoured vehicles and boats, and proved so... (Read More)

Update 15 - Black Death in Different Scales

May 28th - via:
Apologies for the lack of updates this week - I've been off sick but starting to feel better just in time to see that with just under 5 days to go we're nearly at the next Stretch Goal! I wanted to take the opportunity in today's update to tackle a... (Read More)

Update 14 - The Black Death in Bolt Action

May 23rd - via:
Following hot on the heels of the Chain of Command Platoon List, I've had a go at putting together a first draft of a force selector for the Naval Infantry in Bolt Action. Once again I'll definitely appreciate feedback and crowdsourced suggestions... (Read More)

Update 13 - Georgy_K_Zhukov Review

May 22nd - via:
Some of you may be aware of Reddit user Georgy_K_Zhukov. He's on a one-man crusade to document and review all the best printable Second World War themed minis that are out there. He posted his review of the Black Death range yesterday and I'm really... (Read More)

Free Stretch Goal Reward Unlocked - Forward Observer and Flag Signaller

May 22nd - via:
Yes, a telephone line back to your artillery support is always preferable. But what if that artillery support is on a boat? The tried and tested art of semaphore communication will soon be helping to call down deadly fire on your enemies.  (Read More)

How to Use The Pledge Manager

May 22nd - via:
Hi All, Very quick update with a brief step-by-step if you're unsure where to go to include add-ons in your pledge once they're unlocked: 1. Click the "Manage your pledge" button at the top of the project page. 2. Next click "Change your pledge". 3.... (Read More)

New Add-on Unlocked - 76mm ZiS-3 Divisional Gun

May 21st - via:
Great News! The next Stretch Goal has been reached and a new add-on has been unlocked - the 76mm ZiS-3 Divisional Gun. This will add some much needed firepower to your Naval Infantry force and in Bolt Action is incredibly flexible being able to fire... (Read More)

Update 9 - Tweaks to the Stretch Goals

May 18th - via:
Hi all, Two updates in one day! We're currently in the quiet middle phase that most Kickstarters seem to go through. I'm really pleased with the campaign's progress so far and very optimistic that the final week will see a flurry of last-minute... (Read More)

Update 8 - Chatting About Black Death with Valhalla Games

May 18th - via:
If you want to learn more about the Soviet Naval Infantry and the origins of Flank March Miniatures then you're in luck! I had a great chat with Dan and Rex at Valhalla Games last weekend and they've just put up the recording on their blog: (Click... (Read More)

Update 7 - Social Stretch Goals Expanded

May 16th - via:
Hi All, As we near the halfway point on the campaign I want to take the opportunity to really thank everyone for their support so far. As a new range from an unknown designer I had no idea how this was all going to turn out but its great to see so... (Read More)

Update 6 - Naval Infantry Painting Masterclass

May 15th - via:
Starting to plan out your Black Death paint scheme and wondering what's the quickest and best way to get a great looking Naval Infantry force battle-ready and on the table? Troy at Sonic Sledgehammer Studios has you covered: (Click Image to go to... (Read More)

Update 5 - Chain of Command Platoon List for the Naval Infantry

May 13th - via:
What games are you all planning to play with your Naval Infantry? I'm a big fan of Chain of Command by TooFatLardies so I've spent a couple of evenings this week putting together a first draft of some platoon lists and support options:  Chain of... (Read More)

Update 4 - Commercial Physical Production License Pledge Tier Now Available

May 11th - via:
Don't tell Comrade Commissar! A new pledge tier has been added for those wishing to seize the means of production and sell printed miniatures from the Black Death range.  (Read More)

Update 3 - Head Swaps & Emblem Token

May 8th - via:
Took some time this afternoon to test print the first two Social Stretch Goal rewards. If you play Chain of Command, the Emblem Token featuring the unofficial anchor symbol of the Naval Infantry will work perfectly as a patrol marker or jumping-off... (Read More)

Update 2 - New Social Stretch Goals

May 8th - via:
Backing isn't the only way that you can help to support the campaign - you can now help to spread the word by sharing the project launch post on Facebook (you can get to the post by clicking the image below). The more times the post is shared the... (Read More)

Update 1 - End of Day 2

May 4th - via:
Black Death has finally hit the beaches of Kickstarter! I want to say a huge thanks straight away to everyone who's backed the project in these first 2 days. I've been really blown away by how many of you have backed at the Admiral Pledge Tier. I... (Read More)

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