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Dear Strelets how many roman legionares were produced before you made your sets? The fact that one manufacturer coverd this subject does not mean a ban for you.This is very broad topic.It would be great to see Strlets Belisarian or Heraclian scutatos....Orion did not cover it well....
Given the Byzantine Empire lasted about 1000 years , the subject is way under represented in 1/72 even if we do have some nice sets of Byzantines and enemies from Orion.
Orion haven`t released any sets for this theme for several years and as far as I know they haven`t announced any new sets?
So that being said Strelets maybe you could consider some sets for this period like Arab Islamic army for the battle of Yarmuk and some Byzantine Cavalry sets for 5th-8th century or a set of Byzantine Orthodox priests and monks who usually accompanied their armies into battle armed with crucifix, psalters etc.
And what about a set of Turkish Seljuk foot soldiers ?? or a Byzantine transport set with mules and wagons ?
Hears hoping at least !
Thank you all for the comments and opinions. I agree history is wide open and I run a small business myself. There is always room for friendly competition in the market. Strelets frankly is the only company I have been interested in purchasing plastic miniatures because of the detail and range, especially the dark age and middle age. I have a lot of 1/72 and 20mm metal miniatures and just think the Byzantine Empire could use a little more focus in the market, whether in plastic or metal.
of course i'm aware of the carolingian sets produced by Strelets, but, as i said, i'd really like if we could have a full range for these figures, just like the normans range.
ah, and i think, that, while Strelets' answer was a gentleman's answer, it was a businessman's answer too, infact producing something that is already sold by others doesn't help you to dumper the production costs while can only help you selling not as many sets you need to cover them costs.
I guess, at least.