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.