You can expect the price to be less than that company that gors by its initials.
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Lane said May 14, 2017 17:32:20
Honestly I would not mind paying $100 - $120 for a boxed starter set if it's a good value.
Rules should be complete in the box set. This includes army lists for all initial factions. If raiders are meant to get a power armor mini at a later date I would like to see it in the rules. Same goes for sub factions like Rust devils and Gunners. If I can proxy minis and see how a faction plays I'm more likely to buy the minis when they become available. All AI decks should be in main rules. I do not want to see 12 $35 faction books that I have h to buy so I know what the other guy can do.
I would prefer to have the minis to play small encounters from 75% of factions than mid to large battles between two factions.
What I really hope for, is an option to buy small, themed packs of miniatures. Like a Scavenger/Gunner/Settler/younameit Booster packs, including a handful of said minis. Fingers crossed!^^
Wouldn`t even mind if there were several booster packs for each Faction or group with different miniature options. And while we are at it, let`s hope for conversion kit packs too! Different head and weapon options, maybe consumables and whatnot! (It is not that difficult to get what you want from already existing ranges though, but this was about throwing ideas and the pics of Fallout Wasteland Warfare miniatures look so cool!)
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Lane said May 14, 2017 18:58:45
I mentioned elsewhere that I would like to see 40-50 minis in the starter set with 5-6 minis per faction. This could be supplemented with faction sets of 5-6 minis. This mix would allow a single set to play a wide range of small firefights. The small faction packs would keep per purchase cost low. Multi part minis would be a nice option. A caravan guard could be made from a wastelanders legs and a gunners torso with raider arms.
With any luck it wont be gw prices and it certainly wont be based off gw prices. That would kill interest from the get go. There are so many companies decently priced that gw xont even need to be brought up
From the way they described it I was imagining boxes with 8-10 models in them with some models for more than one faction in them. Kind of like a Super Mutants vs Survivors box that might come with three super mutants and five survivors. AI decks for both maybe. That might be completely wrong but that is what I was imagining. For something like that, as long as the rules are free elsewhere I was hoping for 30-35 dollars. Maybe more depending on how nice the models are or what they are made from. Just don't make me buy tons of books. Give me cards for my models and maybe a rulebook online. I always buy a hard copy rulebook but I like to send my friends to a website so they can see the rules and get interested.
I know GW is a bit expensive but you are dealing with plastic injection moulds that are machined at great cost, and great detail not a resin. I'm honestly a bit curious as to the type of resin Modiphius is going to use for these miniatures as there is no bog standard resin. I've purchased plenty of resin miniatures and I can't say I'm a fan of any of them at the moment. This includes Citadel Fine Cast, Reaper Bones, and a few smaller companies.
Resin can be brittle, it can be too soft as well. But it is almost always expensive
Lane said May 19, 2017 19:11:51
Reaper Bones is not a resin. It is a soft plastic injected into metal molds.
Citadel Fine Cast IIRC was a filled resin. Supposedly they used a styrene filler so it would behave more like an injection molded piece, All they managed was to make a material with more bubbles and warpage.
Raging Heros uses what appears to be a urethane resin in their minis, I have some but not assembled them yet. Minis are spin cast making it a hybrid method between resin and metal.
Forge Workd uses a urethane resin using more traditional pour and pressure cast.
There are some new D&D minis out that look to be similar to Bones but a harder plastic.
We're are using the same factory that makes hawk wargames resin items if that helps - its very high quality
To his friend a man
a friend shall prove,
To him and the friend of his friend;
But never a man
shall friendship make
With one of his foeman's friends.
ChrisBirch said May 21, 2017 16:27:21
Hey guys here's some updates:
Single plater faction Starter sets will be around 7-9 minis (depending on the faction) with dice, rules, starter scenarios, counters, unit cards, wasteland encounter cards and AI cards. Each mini comes with a cool scenic base (which we'll also sell separately). The minis are a high quality resin and will be made by the same factory doing the Hawk Wargames resin for those who know their quality. We're aiming for easy of construction - single piece or 1-2 pieces max where possible with clear and easy joins. The figures have a plug under one foot which goes in a hole in the base to help you position them quickly on the stand.
The set would actually let you play a small game of say 3 vs 4 figures to get a taste for the game and then decide if you want to pick more expansions or another starter. There will be a pre-assembled hardened pvc plastic starter set as soon as we can get it out - most likely early 2018 as these things take a LONG time to get right. Those figures will already be in pvc so no worries if you're concerned you'll be forced to buy it just to get those figures. It's designed for video game stories and other mainstream retail to help us reach a wider audience. We'll likely sell the pvc figures on their own for those who want easy army building.
Pricing we're still working on - good quality resin isn't cheap and with all the game components and a license fee and costly sculpting to recoup it pushes it up but we'll keep it as fair as we can.