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    Avatar photoAndrew Beasley
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    Just stumbled across this post by W.A.

    Interesting idea of using paid votes to decide the way forward (no free vote stuffing) but then getting a voucher for the cost of the vote 🙂

    Shame about the use of Kickstarter (though I am biased against that site – spit).

     

    #182429
    Avatar photoJim Webster
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    It is an interesting idea.
    Although I was also intrigued by their production and distribution

     

    “We print the boxes in the UK and send enough for US and Australian/Asian production to the US (amazingly this is less expensive than printing in the US)
    At the same time we run the plastic in the US. Some gets packed into the individual boxes for the US/Australian warehouses and some is sent as cartons of sprue to the UK where our friends at Sarissa pack out our boxes for us and then do UK/EU fulfillment”

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #182431
    Avatar photoSane Max
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    I have said this to WA before – all this fannying about, can’t they just make plastic figures and sell them to me? I am down for that, and have several forces made up mostly of their stuff.

    Votes for what’s next is just a Publicity thing, but the risk is that they will end up making niche stuff that won’t sell much. there are some sets every Wargames Manufacturer knows will sell. Make those, (make them well), and then use the money you make from them to fund these sort of oddities.

    and as for their new venture – basically selling you various Files so you can print stuff – I already have a hobby, I don’t have time or space to start the 3d printing hobby.

    Make Plastic soldiers and sell them to me please WA. Stop mucking about.

    #182524
    Avatar photoAdmiralHawke
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    Thank you for sharing.
    I think this is an excellent idea. The mechanic of buying votes that turn into vouchers is a clever way to ensure that customers who want to buy a lot of sets can influence what Wargames Atlantic produces. I hope this works.
    If it does, I’d like to see other manufacturers following suit.
    It might not work if they can’t persuade enough of their customers to join in and/or if too many customers want to continue buying from their favourite retailers rather than direct from Wargames Atlantic.
    I also think that 3D printing for less-common minatures, like peasants and camp followers and notably including several female figures, is clever.
    (I think the previous poster may have missed that you can buy these either as files or as printed miniatures here: https://only-games.co/collections/wargames-atlantic. I don’t really have space for a 3D printer either, but I do like high-quality 3D printed models for ships, figures and vehicles that aren’t otherwise available.)

    #182530
    Avatar photoAndrew Beasley
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    My concern is if they see the 3D prints less hassle than the physical and change over to producing STL files only.

    The second bad case I can think is that the boxes becomes units only and specialists (command units, heavy weapons etc) go STL.

    Only time will tell…

    Till then, I like the oddities being available as prints – I really would like a printer but it would end up holding the lead pile!

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