Piano Wargames: The Danube Campaign – Teil 1
Piano Wargames Kickstarter zum Fünften Koalitionskrieg ist live.
The Danube Campaign – Part 1
Napoleon’s last triumph – French and Austrian miniatures for the Napoleonic Wars
The Danube Campaign – Napoleon’s last triumph
Welcome to my new Kickstarter campaign!
This project represents a significant step towards my goal of recreating the entire war of 1809 in 28mm. With the basics of the obligatory French and an expansion of the Austrian forces, which I have started working on in my Tyrolean project (The Alps Aflame), you can already recreate many historical battles.
I have always found the War of the Fifth Coalition extremely fascinating.
Napoleon himself later described the first days of the war in April 1809 as his „most brilliant and most skillful manoeuvres“. And indeed, with the battles of Abensberg, Landshut, Eggmühl and Regensburg, the Emperor achieved four great victories in just five days. The Austrians under Archduke Charles, who had previously acted as aggressors, had to retreat towards Austria. With the enemies now broken into two parts, Napoleon was once again on the offensive.
With the Battle of Aspern-Essling, however, the Emperor also suffered his first significant setback, which caused an uproar throughout Europe and permanently damaged the image of the „Invincible Emperor“. In the end, the victorious war of 1809 was to be Napoleon’s last triumphant campaign, costing the Emperor many soldiers and also some of his most loyal friends.
This project is only the first part of two, the second will follow early next year. Planned for the second part are more cavalry for the French and Austrians, more infantry and artillery for both sides and of course the famous imperial guards. After that, I will return to some of the smaller nations to gradually cover the entire war of 1809. I really can’t wait!
With 46 sets, over 200 new miniatures and 8 months of hard work, this project has once again become my biggest and most elaborate yet and I really hope you enjoy the figures!
This campaign finances the production of the figures in metal (master prints, moulds, casting etc.). The production costs are still relatively high for my small company, especially for that number of figures! That’s why I am using Kickstarter for this, which minimises the losses should the campaign not be successful.
Now it’s your turn!
I really hope you like the new miniatures! After such a long time of sculpting and painting, I am incredibly happy to finally show you all the new sets.
If you want to make this and future projects of mine possible, I would be very happy about your support! Not only do you invest in a few new figures, but you also enable me to continue working full time on exciting projects.
Feel free to share this campaign with your friends, it would mean a lot to me! I already have lots of new projects planned for the coming years, with some exciting surprises! There´s a lot more to discover in 1809.
For supporters outside of the EU:
At the bottom of this page you will find a short paragraph about shipping outside the EU. But in short: VAT costs will again be refunded!
All supporters will again recieve a free PDF with flags for Austria and France.
These can be printed out at home and will be uploaded for free to http://pianowargames.de/ when the campaign has ended.
Just a preview… There will be a few more and also for the Austrians!
As most of you know, shipping has become increasingly difficult.
Nevertheless, I try to ship everything to your satisfaction and as quickly as possible.
I have indicated February 2024 for the physical rewards. In the past, we were almost every time able to send the parcels well before the targeted date. But I always keep the time frame a little open, also in case the campaign is more successful than expected.
So just to be on the safe side, I’ve put down February.
Please note that there could be a country-specific VAT, other taxes or import fees collected by your local authorities, depending on your location. These are not included within the shipping fees. It is possible that you’ll have to pay these charges to the courier or local custom services.
Like last time I will refund you the VAT costs if you get additional costs.
However, only the VAT costs. No additional costs like sales tax, possible costs of the transport company etc.
So if you get an invoice for the VAT because you´re outside the EU, send me an email with a picture of the invoice and I will refund the amount here on Kickstarter! 🙂
Important notice for backers from the UK with physical items:
Due to current customs laws, I am unfortunately only able to send parcels to the UK if the value of goods is £135 or higher.
Please keep that in mind. If at the end of the campaign, with all the addons added, you do not reach around 160 Euros (with shipping), I may not be able to ship and will have to transfer the money back to you or find a different solution.
I am very sorry for this, but at the moment there is simply no other option for me!
Die Kampagne ist bereits finanziert und läuft noch 14 Tage.
Quelle: The Danube Campaign – Part 1