Field Marshal Games Pieces Project
This is a continuation of the discussion posted in the following thread: http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=12929.0
To keep this organized I decided to make a New Thread specific related to this project to keep it on track.
We had been asked by members of the community in the above thread to look into making new game parts for AAA games and AA50 in particular. We have spent alot of time working on this and have found a factory that is willing to work with us on making these. We are ready to move forward but the costs are enormous and high enough to sink our small company if the project is not a hit. The mould cost alone is the biggest challenge and risk as it is very high. In addition, to do this right and make a set that would be a hit with all AAA players we had to do it BETTER than WOTC and add some new pieces to make it a wider appeal to more players.
Here is what we would like to do:
A COMPLETE set would include over 1000 pcs and have full sets for all six (6) Nations: ITALY, GERMANY, USA, UK, USSR, JAPAN.
Each game part would have a new sculpt and address the quality / quantity and color issues we have discussed in above thread.
Each NATIONAL SET WOULD INCLUDE: (Including ITALY)
6 Aircraft Carriers
6 Bunkers / Pill Boxes
3 Commander Units
12 Half tracks
3 Task Force Markers (Like Pacific)
3 ********* Special Suprise
Each National Set would have 171 pcs, and complete set would have 1026 pcs
Here is the deal; We aim to at least break even on this one if we go for it. We are dumping all COMBAT DICE sales into this new project. If there is still interest we will accept PRE-ORDERS to help off-set the costs of this project. We will ask the community to “put the money where your mouth is” and help get this off the ground as the cost is in the tens of thousands! If for any reason the project is canceled we will refund these pre-orders 100% and give those involved a “Thank you very much” gift for the trouble. If we get enough pre-orders to launch the project we will include MORE UNITS to those who, through their patience and support allowed this to happen - at no additional cost of course.
Please complete the POLL above, leave us your comments here and tell your friends! We can gauge the interest in the project and move forward if possible. I expect (just a quote) that the COMPLETE SET will retail at $59.99 USD.
Thank you for all your support of FMG!
This thread is for project updates only. Please feel free to discuss this project or ask any questions in the DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are the latest pictures from the past few months:
Italian Armor Sculpt #2
Italian Battleship Sculpt
Italian Aircraft Carrier Sculpt
Italian Infantry Sculpts and Commander unit
Italian Infantry unit 360 view
I will continue to post updates and pictures here as they become available.
Many thanks to the community for supporting this project. Thanks to IL for setting up the NEWS and DISCUSSION thread. I hope this format allows us all to be up-to-date on developments.
Italian Destroyer complete.
Italian Transport complete. Comparison to standard AAA UK transport.
ITALIAN ARTILLERY UNIT complete
ITALIAN FIGHTER UNIT Complete
ITALIAN CRUISER UNIT Complete
ITALIAN TAC BOMBER UNIT Complete
ITALIAN HEAVY BOMBER
ITALIAN AIR TRANSPORT / Medium BOMBER
ITALAIAN ARM CAR/ MECH INF UNIT
NEW Italian BOMBER
Production Samples for ITALY have been approved and are going into production in the next few weeks.
We will be taking PRE-ORDERS and have the pricing finalized very soon.
If you have not already, please visit our site and sign-up to be notified as soon as this product becomes active. The first 100 SETS will be send Air from the factory to fill pre-orders. All others will have to wait for the slow boat across the (not-so-sub-infested) Pacific.
All pictures released in the next few days are of the PRODUCTION SAMPLES - THEY HAVE NO COLOR.
Updated Pictures of Actual Production Samples
FIRST PREVIEW OF GERMANY UNITS!
GERMAN ARTILLERY - 88 WITH BLAST SHIELD
New GERMAN Sculpts Complete.
GERMAN Infantry Sculpt #1