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Offline Karpov

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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2019, 01:05:37 PM »
Added Scenario 2.

Tried to replicate a small ship floor plan.  Biggest thing to test is the pacing.  Having 5 turns to upload data to much/little?  This will consequently effect the departure time for escape pod run.

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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2019, 06:57:43 AM »
Great, and many thanks. I will check it out but I won't get a chance to playtest right away as all my stuff is in Toronto and I am in Spain. My son is in Toronto and will be helping with the release but he has never played LOS yet. Are there any other members in Toronto that any of you know of?

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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2019, 12:14:09 AM »
Hello, fellow LoS enthusiasts! I'm a new member of your forum. The release of an updated LoS would be terrific! I'd certainly support it by purchasing new LoS products. I like the idea of releasing an introductory box and a core game box. I like the the way Catalyst Game Labs has released the newest edition of Battletech with an introductory box and a core box and it's been wildly successful. There are some great suggestions as to the format and potential contents of the updated LoS sets earlier in this thread. As for a release of OOP LoS miniatures that would be so cool! And, something I'd absolutely support! I'd love to see a release of the original books, templates et cetera as well. Perhaps, it could be PDF and print-on-demand? Like RPGnow? 

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« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2019, 10:25:14 AM »
I'd love to see a release of the original books, templates et cetera as well. Perhaps, it could be PDF and print-on-demand? Like RPGnow?

I'm fairly certain Marco has plans for all releases, we are just waiting on how;-)

That said, unless I made it up in my head, I thought Marco stated he would NOT sell anything via PDF.

This is easily one of my top two games of all time.  I dabbled in it when it first came out, but at the time I was knee deep in Battletech with my circle.  When I finally was able to dedicate more energy to LoS it was on the tail end of shelf life.  If/when LoS is re-released, I plan on making it a priority...not missing out on this opportunity again!

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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2019, 07:36:43 PM »
Hi, Nightmare! Thanks for the information. I also missed-out on LoS the first time around, although, I wanted to play it but my friends were into Battletech, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Magic, D&D etc! I haven't played my first game of LoS, yet, but I've read the rules & they're ace! I'm still a little hazy on Suppression(?!) but I'll, of course,
re-read it before I play.

Offline EarthdogMP

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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2019, 05:58:49 AM »
We will be meeting with RAFM soon to discuss how to proceed on the miniatures.

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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2019, 01:17:22 PM »
Wow, that's terrific news, EarthdogMP! It's super exciting that at-some-point-soon we'll have the chance to buy LoS miniatures! And, I'm glad it's potentially going to be RAFM who produces the miniatures. I'm a fan of RAFM and have a selection of both their historical and fantasy miniatures. So, cool!

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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2019, 03:58:45 AM »
Thanks and Thumbs up on that.

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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2019, 10:36:03 PM »
Sorry it took me so long, real life got in the way.
You might want to check in with Reaper as well since they've been working with plastic/resin.

You may also want to hold on until GAMA, I know it's a ways off but it would give you time to get everything worked out, minis designed or reworked, GAMA I know always has a ton of manufacturers there and usually a few from overseas so it's a good place to get some extra info and pricing on getting models made.

I think a basic into set and a base box set are both good ideas, maybe KS those and offer more for retailers? One thing I've noticed is a trend away from blisters, this is good at the retail end as there is less for them to put on the shelves. Maybe go with small box sets depending on how you go with manufacturing. A basic UNE squad or section box, a basic legion unit box, a UNE command box (with a mix of officer and specialists), a special weapons section (gives a section of heavy and special weapons that can be split up or attached etc.), heavy trooper box (heavy armour section) etc. then you also have the option to do something similar intoducing more races to the fight. It keeps your shelf footprint small and let's people pick models up in pre made sections with unit cards and unit options etc.

Personally I always loved the tiles, I liked the idea of introducing small rules books...new races, scenarios, unit types etc. with a few new tile sets...makes the books especially desirable for the new tiles etc. plus you also have an option to release a tile set separately depending on costs.

Btw, don't know if any one is at Gencon this year but a few years ago I found two or three overseas manufacturers had booths there...might be something to check on, just remember that while it's usually a lot cheaper it also has a lot of potential issues.



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Re: RE-Release of Miniatures
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2019, 06:15:12 PM »
Sorry it took me so long, real life got in the way.
You might want to check in with Reaper as well since they've been working with plastic/resin.

You may also want to hold on until GAMA, I know it's a ways off but it would give you time to get everything worked out, minis designed or reworked, GAMA I know always has a ton of manufacturers there and usually a few from overseas so it's a good place to get some extra info and pricing on getting models made.

I think a basic into set and a base box set are both good ideas, maybe KS those and offer more for retailers? One thing I've noticed is a trend away from blisters, this is good at the retail end as there is less for them to put on the shelves. Maybe go with small box sets depending on how you go with manufacturing. A basic UNE squad or section box, a basic legion unit box, a UNE command box (with a mix of officer and specialists), a special weapons section (gives a section of heavy and special weapons that can be split up or attached etc.), heavy trooper box (heavy armour section) etc. then you also have the option to do something similar intoducing more races to the fight. It keeps your shelf footprint small and let's people pick models up in pre made sections with unit cards and unit options etc.

Personally I always loved the tiles, I liked the idea of introducing small rules books...new races, scenarios, unit types etc. with a few new tile sets...makes the books especially desirable for the new tiles etc. plus you also have an option to release a tile set separately depending on costs.

Btw, don't know if any one is at Gencon this year but a few years ago I found two or three overseas manufacturers had booths there...might be something to check on, just remember that while it's usually a lot cheaper it also has a lot of potential issues.

hey, sorry for the late response but thanks so much for all the info. If I KS, what are the things I should do to remain retailer friendly. I want it to make sens for retailers to carry and support the game.