BFE is an amazing game, and im shocked how many people never played it !!
alot of the problem from a retail point of view was pacaging, every box was the same size.
the infantry needed to be in a flat box with a flip up lid that showed its contents and the flip up lid being removable and then used as a unit stat card. this would allow the customer to to see the unit stats straight away before purchase and build an army on the shop floor with details on the box.
Also now with the huge use of the internet just put the web adress on the box to download a free copy of the rules.
the other issue was the rule book was a hardback, if it was a paper back like a magazine then fantastic.... im referring to the first rule book wich was much more preferable to the second more complete rule book for use and asphetics.. the fact the units where listed in the book as pages and not as maybe removable stat cards made that version for some of us less playable.
Dust Tactics is an interesting direction you can do, very basically painted units with no claims of being pre painted but each army in a different coloured plastic for immediate use.
you could do them prepainted to a degree where they are a mix of basic colours that with a simple wash would suddenly bounce fo those who want nice minis, and could be shaded up or have details and washes added for those who like a bit of a flashy army.
Im still Very passionate as regards this game, if it wasn't for 2 divorces and no money id in an instant offer to back mongoose on this project.
so how about it our lovable Mr Sprange ? why not do a more basic affordable version, id love to be able to help, and fund it through Kick-starter ? and make it compliant with the old minis,,,
but this item sell the warrior and command separate.
maybe do a set of 2 infantry a tank with a command squad in a box set,,, and then a box of just infantry.... non of that strapping down bases... stuff them in a box with an image of a nice painted version on the front display that flips up to show either part one or part 2 of the rules (that way you need 2 boxsets for the complete rules say a tank and an infantry) and the inside of the flip has the unit stats for game use and on rear a more realistic representation of the contents.
dont see the box as a way of transporting the minis see it as a way of the player being able to play the came, a away for the customer to see what the unit can do, something to inspire the customer on how to use the unit while on the shop floor... no one else does it .. why not ???? some one has to change the world... and BFE has always been the game to have the ability to do it in many ways.
Yup all these years on i still play the game with what was originally produced, the original missions where great and still playable...
I know a allot of people who would like to see it back in production again...
plus im still waiting for the helicopters
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