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Black Sun Returns to Kickstarter

As many of my readers may know, I love miniatures of Deep Ones. Crucible Crush is now heading to Kickstarter later today (Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 12pm EST – links are now Active) with Black Sun. I will update this post with the correct links later tonight.

Update: Please note that this post has been edited to include links to the Kickstarter project.

This is their second time around, but the first time, they were on their way to make goal, but the pulled the project because they wanted to have more items to preview during the Kickstarter. I must say that concept wise, I like what I see here. For historical gamers, you have nice lines of 28mm Vietnamese and American Soldiers from the Vietnam War. For Sci-Fi players, they have Bug Creatures and Deep Ones. As mentioned above, I love Deep Ones and this Kickstarter has them!

As a note, all of the images in this post have been supplied to me by Crucible Crush

Deep Ones with Rifles - 28mm Miniatures
Here we have four different Deep Ones all armed with Rifles. So cool!

Historical Miniatures

Of course, this game also features historical miniatures. If you are strictly a historical player, you can ignore the Sci-Fi minis all together. I, however, will be looking at both the historical and sci-fi components of the game. Check out this picture though. These minis would be more than appropriate for either Black Sun, or your favourite Vietnam War rules (in 28mm).

Black Sun - 28mm Vietnam Wargame miniatures - historical minis
A group of American Soldiers get dropped off for their next mission.
2 Huey Models
These two Huey helecopters rush towards the battlefield. I am not sure if these models will be available through the campaign, but they do set the scene nicely. Also, I know that they will be producing metal miniatures to man these helicopters and guns out of the doors.

Combining the Historical with the Sci-Fi

Both American and Vietnamese soldiers have crossed through a portal and now face enemies unknown. These enemies include Bugs, Deep Ones and even Undead Golems.

28mm miniature Bugs versus American Soldiers - Black Sun
Here an American Tank takes on a horde of Bugs. Oh, oh! Not sure how powerful those bugs are, but the crewmen are considering whether they want to bail out of that tank! There are a few soldiers in front to absorb the blow. Will they be enough?
Black Sun Golem Faction
Some preview images of the Golem (Undead) faction. At the time of the first Kickstarter, these characters were just concept art. Now, they have green previews of the models. Whether the final models will be exactly the same as the minis above remains to be seen, but this is a nice step forward.
Deep Ones Horde in a Miniature Wargame - 28mm
Check out these Deep Ones. Very cool!
Downed Miniature Helicopter
This downed helicopter is actually a fairly large resin terrain piece available through this Kickstarter. The Cthulhu type growth all over it is pretty neat.

The Whole Black Sun Package

Crucible Crush set various levels that you can pledge to the game. If you want, you can go all in with the game. I chose to show this level as it gives you an idea of the entire range that will be available for the Black Sun World. Price-wise, you are looking at $268 Canadian for everything. That is about $205 American with today’s (July 7th, 2019) exchange rates.

The Complete System Pledge for the Black Sun Miniatures Game Kickstarter
This is what you get if you go all in on the Black Sun Kickstarter project.

Cigar Box Battle Mats

From my other posts, you may already know that I am a fan of Cigar Box Battle Mats. This Kickstarter even has one of those. Cigar Box Battle Mats will be developing the official Black Sun play Mat. I can attest that their quality is outstanding from my experience with their other products.

The Cigar Box Battle Mat Jungle Clearing for Black Sun
An official mat from Cigar Box Battle for Black Sun. That is cool!

Wrapping it up…

Hopefully you enjoyed this preview of the Black Sun Kickstarter Campaign. I will go through the post later today to add in links to the campaign.

Oh, by the way, if you pledge within the first 48 hours, you can get this early bird model added in for free to your pledge level.

Colonel Jackson 28mm miniature
If you pledge within the first 48 hours of the campaign, you can get this mini for free with your pledge!

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!