Ogre Metal Preorders Shipping Late May
Thank you for the preorders. The last round of metal Ogre miniatures is in the works and we expect to ship all of the preorders late in May. Some miniatures are in stock now; jump on these if you want more forces for your game, because we don't expect that these will be run in metal again.
Maybe. We'll emphasize the maybe part of that first sentence. The tooling costs are not insignificant. Plus, factory minimums make the process of creating plastic miniatures slightly more complicated than if we knew we could sell tens of thousands of sets.
We're investigating options. Richard made a suggestion this morning -- a set of plastic miniatures that corresponds to the units featured in the original Ogre game -- that sounds to us like one of the better approaches. This would leave several classic units off the table (pun intended), but if the first set sells incredibly well then the door would be open for expansion sets with new minis.
This idea requires manufacturing and sales research to determine whether it could be workable (and profitable), but we like the rough concept enough that we wanted to get your thoughts.
So please let us know: Would you buy a set of plastic Ogre miniatures that gives you everything needed to play the original Ogre game, but probably no more in the initial wave?
- Phil Reed