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Fast shipment

Yes, I can also vouch for this. The transaction was very smooth and the items were shipped very quickly.

As for the language it is really not that complicated to make out the bits that are still in German... I think we can all live with "Kontakt" instead of "Contact" and get that far...

Re: Roman Market

Dear Enric,

we appreciate your possible frustration but we have to draw your attention to the fact that our very first set of the French Army Camp was a similar exclusive arrangement with PB Toys, whereby they bought the whole production run and took all sales risks on themselves giving us time and cash to start another set. Now, about 10 years later, we are still here on the market, so this strategy works in the long run. It's perfectly all right, from our point of view, when we make a sertain set for a third company as it doesn't affect our ability to make those sets that we planned for. In fact, we can come up with twice of what we are doing now in terms of number of sets per year if we had similar arrangements where somebody undertook to take sales on themselves letting us concentrate on making sets only.

Best regards,


Re: Roman Market

I got both Roman Transport sets from Linear-B without much trouble as soon as they appeared. Also took the opportunity to pick up another set of 'Romans on the March' from them, and the Zvezda Spartans, which seemed to be a bit cheaper than here in the UK, so the whole package with postage worked out not so bad, though still a bit extravagant for me...!
Perhaps Linear-B might consider posting just the sprues in a padded envelope, if that would make the postage cheaper? Anyone desperate for the box art could simply access it online.

Re: Roman Market

All went smoothly with my order with Linear-B as well. Like mike b, and I suppose most buyers who accessed the site only because it had the exclusive Transport 1, I also bought 4 items from them, to maximize the number of 1/72 people I owe and minimize shipping costs. Because up to 4 items, P&P is about the same. I quickly found two other sets to complement my transports. Many of us would never have bought anything from Linear-B, if it was not for the exclusive set. Probably they are getting their reward for their courage now, and I wish them prosperity.

When will I place my next order with Linear-B, Strelets? That is: when will Linear-B have the Market for sale? I might go for the even better P&P deal, with a big,big parcel.

Will Spartacus show up at the same time with the Market?

Thank you

Re: Roman Market

"Because up to 4 items, P&P is about the same."

One of those strange conditions which will always deter me from buying with linear-b as postal prices depend on distance and the weight and size of the parcels and not on the number of items the parcels contain. Second, European non-EU countries and their postal services have concluded agreements of cooperation with the Deutsche Post/DHL which ensure that P & P for countries such as Switzerland or Norway are essentially the same as for EU-countries and there is absolutely no reason to ask for charges that would be normal for the US or other non-European countries. Serious German sellers do know this and act accordingly without making a fuss. On the other hand, customers from non-EU-countries have a right to reclaim VAT about which some sellers don't say one word. Serious sellers deduct VAT for these customers without being asked.

Re: Roman Market

Dear Radu,

both sets will be released prior to 2012.
Please be guidded accordingly.

Best reegards,


Re: Roman Market

Frankly I am not interested in these sets. I chose not to collect Ancients a while back as producers seemed to offer the same old things and not develop ranges. The Nikolai sets look very nice but limited distribution always meant that I could source some things quicker and without postage (which is like a surcharge as we all pay it don't we? like tax, retailer's profit etc) so not this time, this life. I am very lazy with certain aspects of my hobby. If a company wants to make it hard for me to buy their products then OK by me I can do without as there are plenty more very fine fish in the sea.

Having sets or items commissioned by retailers or groups etc is not new it has been with die cast model vehicles for a long time and more or less led from runs of 12000 to runs of 200-300 and the price premium that goes with it. Linear B seem to be offering a very good deal to customers in Germany as they seem not to ask for an exorbitant premium (as is often the case with die cast models). Back to the die cast models world and the positive side has been that many brands have survived and collectors awash with money can still buy their collectors gems. Those wishing to start collecting think again and choose something else. Oxford Diecast for example have reasonably priced 1/76th scale vehicles and many new collectors have moved in that direction.

Coincidence or not every time I go into my local model shop there is always somebody buying a bundle of Zvezda Art of Tactic sets of both 1/72nd and 1/100th scales. This Zvezda range to me is a far more dynamic marketing mix than retailer commissions but not one that suits all. Those who have got the habit want more figures so whatever happens there will always be a residue of die-hards who will collect a period or a type of figure regardless of any impositions.

If it works for Strelets - good for it may mean diversification with less speculation. I have just ordered the Crimean artillery sets so I am glad these haven't gone to Linear B (Forgotten Scripts read it 30+years ago).


nice touch

Hey is nice strelets ask paul to paint test sprues for them. i look foresrd to see thst. Very encouraging of strelets to say that to Paul,he must be excited

Re: nice touch

Head for the guns hank
Hey is nice strelets ask paul to paint test sprues for them. i look foresrd to see thst. Very encouraging of strelets to say that to Paul,he must be excited

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