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  • #150007
    Guy Farrish
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    I hadn’t actually noticed much stress.

    I thought we were having a chat over a pint about an idea.

    #150038
    Mike Headden
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    I hadn’t actually noticed much stress. I thought we were having a chat over a pint about an idea.

    Me too. 🙂

    It’s been fascinating to see what criteria motivate people and to see the diversity of thoughts and opinions.

    I think it’s a testament to the ethos of the forum that such a diverse set of opinions could be delivered with passion and civility both!

     

     

     

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #150039
    Not Connard Sage
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    When I started if you want to play ACW you had to modify Airfix Napoleonics. .

     

    Airfix ACW preceded Airfix Napoleonics. They weren’t very good, but neither were the Napoleonics 🙂

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #150040
    Not Connard Sage
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    I hadn’t actually noticed much stress. I thought we were having a chat over a pint about an idea.

     

    Are you looking at my beer? Did you spill my missus? Do you want some? Do ya?

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #150041
    Sane Max
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    I hadn’t actually noticed much stress.

    I thought we were having a chat over a pint about an idea.

    if that’s the case, why am I so thirsty?

    I thought this was all being done very calmly. Carry on people.

    #151188
    madaxeman
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    Mega Army And Unit Packs

    Looks like at least one manufacturer has been following with interest – these 15mm figures seem to now be actively priced at “cheaper than those new plastc ones” !

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    #151209
    Ian Marsh
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    Mega Army And Unit Packs

    Looks like at least one manufacturer has been following with interest – these 15mm figures seem to now be actively priced at “cheaper than those new plastc ones” !

    I indeed listened to the original podcast. But it took plastic figures to go up in price since then for it to become viable for me to offers packs at matching prices – other manufacturers’ 15mm offerings are now cheaper compared with some packs of plastics, mainly the booster units of 32 infantry/16 cavalry.

    The actual value of metal in a 15mm foot figure is tiny, even in pewter, so making the things in plastic has a marginal benefit in terms of materials cost (the maths is more attractive for plastic mounted figures, but none the less I’d guess that two-thirds of the material costs of plastic figures must go into the sprues; metal sprues are just recycled when casting): the main factors remain the cost of living, royalties if appropriate, and being able to offer margins that will satisfy agents or retailers. Only sell direct and you can offer better prices: have retailers or agents, and you have to make a living after offering 40% discount.

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #151216
    OB
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    I wish you well in this approach Ian.

    Will you be extending it to your Sikh War range?  I’d imagine that would prove popular.  I’d suggest 8 figures or multiples thereof in cavalry packs and 16 figures for infantry.  Artillery could be two guns and crews.

    I was impressed at Helion Publishing’s move to direct sales that seems to have worked for them.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #151231
    Ian Marsh
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    I’ll certainly be rolling the packs out to other parts of the range, but it takes time to put them together on the website because I’m trying to get them to suit newer rules systems better than the existing army packs. I’m also aiming to back them up with castings from new moulds, and making those takes time. I’m currently redoing key moulds for the Marlburians, if that provides any hint about what may happen next. 🙂

    However, all packs will remain about the same in content: around 128 pieces for starter armies, and 32 infantry or 16 cavalry booster packs. Greater refinement in tailoring units and armies comes from the existing standard packs.

    There isn’t much benefit for me in discounting for what are only double standard packs, that’s why the new packs start discounting for what are in effect quadruple packs. If I do shows again, there’s a physical limit to what can be handed over in a day using standard packs. If if go via marketplaces such as eBay to reach the EU to better cope with VAT collection fees, I have more fixed costs per item to consider and smaller value items aren’t viable.

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

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