Well I finally took the plunge on a "kickstarter". Earlier today I pledged "The Winged Hussar Retainer Level" for the By Fire & Sword miniatures rules (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1729776659/by-fire-and-sword-historical-tabletop-wargame). I pledged $75 to cover the level of support I wanted along with postage. Since the merchandise will be shipping from Poland I thought it a decent investment for a 400 page hard cover book. The book is currently available in Polish, but after doing a small test batch of English copies that were released at SALUTE 2013 the company, Wargamer.pl, put up a "kickstarter". You can find out more about Wargamer.pl and the rules at http://www.fireandsword.wargamer.pl/
Eventhough I have always loved this period and area when it comes to wargaming I had never done a "kickstarter" so I had reservations about the process. After talking with some friend that had supported other "kickstarter" efforts and following the great write-ups about the rules on the Anatoli's Gameroom blog (http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/) I finally through my support behind it.
Now I just have to wait for the rules. This will probably push me into building armies for the game...sadly I sold off my Poles and Swedes years ago when I couldn't find any rules that I enjoyed and my gaming interests shifted; I wish I still had them, but this will give me an opportunity to start over and hopefully engage some of the other local players in the game.