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Question: Do you prefer your ready-made army packs to contain standardised contents or be built to a points value?
Standardised please! - 25 (92.6%)
Points for me! - 2 (7.4%)
Total Voters: 27

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« Reply #15 on: 20 March 2019, 07:48:07 PM »

Hurry up and decide I have to cast them Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: 21 March 2019, 12:05:01 PM »

Standardised packs is the way to go, doing anything related to points or OOB is going to be a nightmare adminstratively.

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« Reply #17 on: 21 March 2019, 05:17:53 PM »

Since these will be starter packs standardized is the way to go.  Like a good cocaine dealer, give them a ‘taste.’  Once you got them hooked, they are yours forever.   Evil
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« Reply #18 on: 21 March 2019, 05:28:29 PM »

Standard packs would be my preference
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« Reply #19 on: 24 March 2019, 11:51:02 AM »

Standardised.... but also battle packs with both sides based on points as lures.
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« Reply #20 on: 24 March 2019, 08:41:44 PM »

Standardised.... but also battle packs with both sides based on points as lures.

You were given the option - Standard OR points not both.
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« Reply #21 on: 26 March 2019, 01:25:20 PM »

Standardised

but... why not offer a starter bundle - 1 rule book 2 equally matched starter armies say NW europe 1944 - Brits/Yanks V Germans (1000/1500pts) with mdf bases and maybe some buildings and a bit of a discount.  (look at warlords bolt action starter set)

lure people in so they become hopeless addicts like the rest of us  Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: 26 March 2019, 01:37:40 PM »

Vote for this

I like the idea of including some buildings!
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« Reply #23 on: 27 March 2019, 01:53:02 PM »

You were given the option - Standard OR points not both.

In general I think standardised. But a battle in a box (2 armies, rules and base terrain) lets you hook people easier.
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« Reply #24 on: 28 March 2019, 01:33:25 PM »

I've never found army packs to be suitable for my armies - they are always based on someone else's thoughts on what an army should look like. Whilst this is fine when an army is following a historical TO&E, BKC's "open" army lists don't lend to it.

As for the idea to get people into BKC you could do a third option. Provide a discount coupon with every BKC book (real and pdf versions), so that newbies to BKC can order what they want and get "an introductory one-time only offer" for doing so.


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« Reply #25 on: 29 March 2019, 12:06:53 AM »

In general I think standardised. But a battle in a box (2 armies, rules and base terrain) lets you hook people easier.

We've got some ideas along these lines so we'll have a look at this once the rules are launched.

As for the idea to get people into BKC you could do a third option. Provide a discount coupon with every BKC book (real and pdf versions), so that newbies to BKC can order what they want and get "an introductory one-time only offer" for doing so.

That's an interesting idea, I'll have a think about that.
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« Reply #26 on: 30 March 2019, 02:33:55 AM »

Getting into this debate a little late, but if I were starting from scratch, I think I would prefer a standardized unit pack.  I tend not to play "tournament" style games but structure my forces about a real-world TO&E.  That's what I've done with my 6mm 1941/1942 Western Desert forces.

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« Reply #27 on: 01 April 2019, 10:01:40 PM »

As for the idea to get people into BKC you could do a third option. Provide a discount coupon with every BKC book (real and pdf versions), so that newbies to BKC can order what they want and get "an introductory one-time only offer" for doing so.
Jimi

I vote this method as well as standard packs - make it as easy as possible for them to get minis on the table.
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