|Sash & Saber Kickstarter contents|
Fast forward to May 2019 and a big box from Old Glory (who casts Sash & Saber figures) arrived on my doorstep. In the box were several dozen figure packs, all neatly hand labeled along with two resin buildings. While I had ordered three buildings, the third was not far behind after a quick email to Chris. It seems the resin building supply chain was having difficulty keeping up with demand.
|Selection of blockhouse and small cabins|
As noted earlier, one reason to commit to the project was to help in getting this low-risk project funded. If my small contribution might push the bar towards fruition, why not?
Second, the Kickstarter promised a number of figures not among the ranks of my troops at present. Here was an opportunity to add provincials, British in cut down coats, British and French militia, casualties, and a number of Natives. If response was great enough, even troops on snowshoes would be added.
Third, the Kickstarter offered some enticing incentives including a bonus of a resin blockhouse and a small cabin. The temptation was too great. I really wanted to add the buildings. The ability to fill in some missing troop-types sealed the deal.
While figure delivery stretched out beyond the projected timeline, never was there a concern that the figures would not arrive. Status updates were frequent and informative. As for Kickstarters, this one from Sash & Saber presents a model for all others to follow.
I look forward to sifting through the packs of figures and picking a few to add into the painting queue.