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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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For me and my wife the increase in multi-part plastic kits from companies like Victix, the Perry’s, Fireforge, Gripping Beast, Northstar, Wargames Atlantic has been amazing as they tap increasingly into non-traditional genres making them perfect for narrative wargaming and role playing games.

So when I first saw Wargames Atlantic was going to do Napoleonic civilians I was excited, but then I quickly figured out it was an April Fools joke (like the painting joke from Warlord Games). This was disappointing and I expressed that as feedback to Wargames Atlantic.

What has really surprised me however is how many folks have felt the same.

https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/new-set-announcement-napoleons-women-camp-followers

Fairly generic Multi-Genre/period/location civilians..... what do you think about the market viability of such a set?
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Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 09:36:54 AM »
They might be viable if useable as a rioting mob for say French Revolution.

It seems perfectly reasonable that WA might bring out a set like this so I don’t see the joke. My idea of an April Fool world be something more ludicrous.

Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 10:11:23 AM »
I would love a kit like this - generic civilians can be used for so many things - even napoleonics can be used for warhammer fantasy and the kitbashing potential of non military kits is always great.

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 12:36:45 PM »
If their dress doesn't tie them to much to a single period, I would be all over it. I actually am building quite a collection of peasants and assorted townsfolk for my games. There just are so many options to pursue there and I would just love to see easy to modify plastic ones. I already have more than enough barmaids for instance, but just normal peasants are always welcome.

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 02:11:29 PM »
Depending on what period/location you need the Fireforge Folk Rabble are a decent generic villager/peasant multi-part plastic set.

https://fireforge-games.com/northern-kingdom/370-folk-rabble.html

Using bits from it with say Gripping Beast unarmored Dark Ages or Arab sets allows some more utility.

Offline Fire-at-Will

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 02:22:22 PM »
In 20mm Strelets added some into their Prussian Cavalry packs as a replacement for their normal bonus Strelstsi


I'm hoping they will do more of the same for this and other periods

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 03:58:19 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2021, 03:59:27 PM »
1st Corps do some dark ages/medieval civilians - link.

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 04:03:15 PM »
Always great to know where there are more civilians of any period.

Multi-part plastic kits of civilians would be kitbashing conversion gold.

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 06:18:59 PM »
Would be rather an interesting marketing strategy now that I think about it: announce a somewhat strange kit as a joke, see what the response is, and if many people express a genuine interest in the set: make it anyway!
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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2021, 02:52:40 PM »
I really like the joke. Very funny.
But would like to see a package of civilians.
Would be great to have.
Been thinking of purchasing a box of French resistance fighters from them.
I wonder how many I could make without guns?
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Fascinating April Fools Faux Pas? Wargames Atlantic Camp Followers...
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2021, 06:46:41 PM »
It would seem there is quite the demand for multi-part plastic kit civilians

 

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