Thiiiis might be a crazy idea but.................

Discuss Mongoose miniatures game here, including Mighty Armies, Gangs of Mega-City One, and Battlefield Evolution.
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Postby rvrratt » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:44 am

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The Old Soldier wrote: Tell ya why I think not. They do not make a 1/64 line, or even a 1/60 line. That would mean a complete retooling for a small market.

Much more likely a computer firm. But, time will tell. Until then it is just fun to speculate.
They've already done lines for 1/32 and 1/48. I don't see why they would not want to do a 1/64 line featuring vehicles and soldiers of the near future. Right now their 1/72 line only represents men and vehicles of the 90s.
Thier 1/72 line is almost the same size as the mongoose stuff too. My FOV abrams is almost the exact same size...
Yep, I have an M1 Platoon and T-72 Platoon all from Forces of Valor. They are real close to the Mongoose scale. I also find it interesting that FOV have their own rule set. Thats why I think they are a strong possibility. Also, why would Mongoose contact Corgi? They are a diecast company. That tells me they are looking at other diecast and modeling companies. Forces of Valor is my pick!
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Postby Armchair_Marine » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:24 am

And we would fit FOV's 'target audience' as well.
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Postby Prophet » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:59 am

Armchair_Marine wrote:And we would fit FOV's 'target audience' as well.
But does everyone have it in their house already? I don't, I maybe in the minority though.
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Postby The Old Soldier » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:45 am

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Postby The Old Soldier » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:47 am

Prophet wrote:
Armchair_Marine wrote:And we would fit FOV's 'target audience' as well.
But does everyone have it in their house already? I don't, I maybe in the minority though.
I don't use the stuff either. That said, I can't see what the hold up would be if it was a model company such as FOV. So, I'll discount that as not a option. Seems there is a license involved, which would tie up the works with lawyers, thus my reasoning that it is a Computer company with many licensed software products.
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Postby shotgun-toting chipmunk » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:19 am

There's three companies involved atm from what I can tell. Mongoose, the new company, and the company with the lawyers (I'm thinking Sony, because they own SST).
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Postby peeNpoop » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:30 am

HEy what about Transformers, aren't they Sony ? Already got robot types with the fourth too. :?:
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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:29 am

The Transformers Intellectual property is shared by Takara Tomy in Japan and Hasbro in the US
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Postby Paladin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:32 pm

peeNpoop wrote:HEy what about Transformers, aren't they Sony ? Already got robot types with the fourth too. :?:
That would go to their subsidiary, WizKids.
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Postby rvrratt » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:40 pm

Wow, just noticed, this is a very long thread! Obviously there is alot of interest in this game to go on and grow. Its good to see the interest and love of the game. Its also refreshing to see Matt, the head honcho, doing his best to keep us informed. I look forward to the future of the game!

My pick: Forces of Valor
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Postby Xorrandor » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:07 pm

Paladin wrote:
peeNpoop wrote:HEy what about Transformers, aren't they Sony ? Already got robot types with the fourth too. :?:
That would go to their subsidiary, WizKids.
Well, Hasbro is currently doing a Transformers game, through their subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast. I don't think WizKids is really in that picture.

I could see WizKids as a manufacturing partner for Evo products: similar scale, decent quality, manufacturing experience all show up with them. And I certainly own a few of their products :D . But I thought we already knew the unnamed partner wasn't a game company, which rules WK out. So I'm in the Corgi/FoV/some other model company camp.
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Postby Armchair_Marine » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:37 pm

Xorrandor wrote: But I thought we already knew the unnamed partner wasn't a game company, which rules WK out.
Where did you get that idea?
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Postby Xorrandor » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:52 pm

Armchair_Marine wrote:
Xorrandor wrote: But I thought we already knew the unnamed partner wasn't a game company, which rules WK out.
Where did you get that idea?
I wasn't sure, so I went back and found the quote that made me think along these lines:

"Battlefield Evolution has attracted a great deal of attention, and not just within the hobby games market. We were quietly tapped on the shoulder a while ago by a company far, far larger than us." (Matthew Sprange, S&P 47, p 65)

Looking back, I may have just been conflating those two sentences too much. I assumed that the "far, far larger" company was "not ... within the hobby games market", but that is not explicitly stated.
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Postby Armchair_Marine » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:02 pm

Well a far larger company compared to Mongoose I assume.
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Postby BuShips » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:03 pm

Xorrandor wrote:I wasn't sure, so I went back and found the quote that made me think along these lines:

"Battlefield Evolution has attracted a great deal of attention, and not just within the hobby games market. We were quietly tapped on the shoulder a while ago by a company far, far larger than us." (Matthew Sprange, S&P 47, p 65)

Looking back, I may have just been conflating those two sentences too much. I assumed that the "far, far larger" company was "not ... within the hobby games market", but that is not explicitly stated.
Xorrandor, I too would draw a similar conclusion as you did upon reading that. :)
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Postby Xorrandor » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:07 pm

Armchair_Marine wrote:Well a far larger company compared to Mongoose I assume.
Oh, sure, but I don't know how big a company Mongoose is (quantitatively) anyway. I was more interested in the outside the hobby games industry part, where the most obvious play would be someone who is manufacturing figures (where Mongoose is having trouble), but doesn't have their own rules (because they aren't a hobby game company). I occasionally have to deal with people talking around the edges of NDAs, and I guess my antennae may have gotten a little too twitchy over some of the language is all.
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Postby Paladin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:14 pm

Xorrandor wrote:
Paladin wrote:
peeNpoop wrote:HEy what about Transformers, aren't they Sony ? Already got robot types with the fourth too. :?:
That would go to their subsidiary, WizKids.
Well, Hasbro is currently doing a Transformers game, through their subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast. I don't think WizKids is really in that picture.
Freudian slip. I meant WOTC and typed the wrong "wiz" :D
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Postby Wishbone » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:39 pm

ain't Wizards Hasbro these days?
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Postby BuShips » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:52 pm

Wishbone wrote:ain't Wizards Hasbro these days?
Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) was bought by Hasbro. They did that of course due to Magic, the Gathering.

Wizkids is the originator of the "Clix" miniatures and was founded by Jordan Wiseman, late of the old FASA. He acquired his spending money to set up Wizkids from Microsoft, who licensed MechWarrior (Battletech) for the Xbox.

Funny thing, with me being in the relative "outback" of U.S. wargaming in the Pacific Northwest that Wizkids and WOTC are both in my "neck of the woods". :roll:
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Postby tiepilot1138 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:45 pm

rvrratt wrote:
tiepilot1138 wrote:
Armchair_Marine wrote: They've already done lines for 1/32 and 1/48. I don't see why they would not want to do a 1/64 line featuring vehicles and soldiers of the near future. Right now their 1/72 line only represents men and vehicles of the 90s.
Thier 1/72 line is almost the same size as the mongoose stuff too. My FOV abrams is almost the exact same size...
Yep, I have an M1 Platoon and T-72 Platoon all from Forces of Valor. They are real close to the Mongoose scale. I also find it interesting that FOV have their own rule set. Thats why I think they are a strong possibility. Also, why would Mongoose contact Corgi? They are a diecast company. That tells me they are looking at other diecast and modeling companies. Forces of Valor is my pick!
There are FOV rules? I need to go search for those...

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