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Field fortifications would be awesome! Please don't use cheap material like BUM. Soft plastic would be great.
Different plastic colors gets my vote too.
You made my day! I am very encouraged by your kind message. Field Fortifications should be popular with all of your customers, regardless of era. After all, the idea is as old as dirt itself. :-)
One last point on colors, maybe you recall that a short-lived company called "Marxmen of England" produced one sprew of ACW Infantry. They produced it in 4 colors and then A Call To Arms took over the mould and produced it in a 5th color: Dark Blue & Light Blue (Union & Zouaves), Dark Red (Zouaves), and Gray & Butternut (Confederates). My supplier at the time would only sell me a limit quantity in each color. Today, ACTA only sells the one Light Blue color. I just love them all. I also love Orions Chinese Boxers in colors. TSHQ once told me he sells more of each sets when offered in choices. Link:
I would love to have Romans (Red, Blue, Silver, Gray), Knights (Silver, Gray) & ACW (Blue, Gray, Butternut, and Red) & Colonial (Khaki Tan, Red, Mid-Blue) Crimeans ... I wish more people would come out in support of the idea. Thank you for listening and I look forward to your future sets!
You got a good advisor with David. With all those Roman civil wars it makes entirely sense to have Roman troops in slightly different colors. The same goes for ACW, different color menas different army, still using the same uniform.
Preach on brothers. I have more troops than patience to paint. Bring on the colors so I can build my armies.
I paint stuff so colour doesn't bother me but I was interested that you mention re-issues. I thought the reason you did limited issue sets was because the molds would not stand up to massive production runs. Am I wrong? In the future might you re-issue sets that had proved popular? Or, do you mean you would re-tool a completely new set on an old subject?
initially the molds weren't able to sustain big production runs, these days they are longer-lasting. Now the market demand is a limit more than anything else. In theory, we can re-issue some sets if the demand is there. Having said that, we should mention also that some of the molds for earlier sets were destroyed and no re-issues are possible.