I have about I think 15 different pre-orders in, and only 1 of them is for 10+ sprues, almost all of the sprues I pre-ordered are for 5 sprues, and that's it.
I play mostly Skirmish games, or other games, and I don't generally need 50 figures of the same thing. I get the feeling from you d-l that you think that miniatures only appeal to the "wargamer" crowd, and yeah is is trying on my nerves, and yeah it is starting to get a bit offensive. There are a lot of gammers and people out there, that can be interested in these miniatures that aren't "wargamers". That percived attidute is largely where my comments to you damn-lucky have come from in the past, in that other thread.
From something Howard said, about a week ago "
Here's the thing. In the last few months both WF sculpting team and our mold engineer specialist elites have got very good at figuring out what we can get onto a sprue.
We've also found out that, if we can use it to our advantage with multiple sets, it is worth making a separate sprue for things that work over multiple sets. Those of you who have seen the three ancient Celtic sets will note that we have used the Celtic weapon and shield sprue in each set. It may cost us a bit more early on, but it frees up space on the other sprue for more stuff.
Likewise our forthcoming ancient Germans, and two new sets (of which I can say NOTHING) which use the same basic bodies but have different shield and head sprues.
So there is every chance that we'll want to treat the modern weapons as a separate sprue and do it well, then pair it with unique body, head and arm sprues
Which isn't quite what we expected six months ago, but that's why they call it a learning curve"
I took that to mean, that there are some differences in what they thought the way the League would run, and the way it actually is.
They got way more submissions than they thought, and looking at a number of them, to me a good number of them seem to be geared more for what you d-l call your "RPG systems", and there are people popping in to say what about this and they constantly get the wargame treatment, and by the wargamer treatment is that this forum is for " The guys who need at least ten sprues of (X), like were wolves."
I personally think that there is a market for these lower order sprues you are dismissing, and that Wargames factory might be changing the way they look at the League. That is partly what I took from his post a week ago, that they are revaluating the way they are doing it.
It may end up going from needing 100 people with 10 orders, to maybe if the reality of the numbers are showing it's different, to it could be working out at 200 people who order 5.
I don't know if that is the case, but from my persepective, the perspective of the few other people from these boards i have been in contact with, and what Kristof65 says above, 5 seems more the number people order. Yes it's not at all scientific so take it for what it's worth. But it can point to meaning that strictly non Wargames sprues may be viable, yeah they will take longer, but as it stands this whole thing has only been going on for about 6 months, there isn't much of a rush now, the zombies seem a fluke.
As Wargames Factory gets a wider customer base, a number of the sprues you are writting off will likely pick up. In addation if the numbers are 200 at 5 instead of 100 at 10 as a real indication of how it is working, it will likely mean things are going to take longer. And if it does, really who cares if a submission sits for a few months and gets more people at smaller amounts. Up untill Wargames Factory starts renders it's only costing them bandwidth to have the submission around, and while it costs little, it gives them data about the market.