Congratulations on an awesome new set!!!!
I wasn´t originally into “ogres in space” so much…but I am amazed at how well the extra options sell it well as a “Death Fields” kit. Suffice to say, a new item for the Christmas list.
Seriously, those guns are brilliantly painted…but it was the bit of lore for “The Vain” and that Beret in the leftmost sarge that sold it. These look like PEOPLE having done their faustian bargain, being disgruntled with it, and having this “one day more at the job before retirement” deal. They suitably look like MERCs, as they did come from Switzerland, Scotland, my own Spain or anywhere, anytime in history there was only an abundance of war and unsavory, but lucrative options for business.
It absolutely “clicks” with prior releases, and NOW really sells the bizarreness that is the “Death Fields” as a setting. If there is something I really, really like about this kit, is how solidly you have made each of these minis into a separate diorama, each with their own personality. Your kits in that area have always been brilliant and unmatched in cost/quality, and now options (see Bulldogs & Ooh-Rah), but lacked a bit of that individual, distinguishable pose flavor and crazy expressive (sometimes meme-worthy) faces.
Now you also breached into that with “The Vain” and “SpaceNam”.
There is a reason I have scheduled all my purchases for the next 6 months to be Wargames Atlantic, and that alone – you really listen to the people, and choose your kits based on a honest, transparently-shared thought process including surveys, market analysis and listening to the people.
It pleasantly reminds me of open-access science.
However, you also have the bravery to cleave to your artistic integrity, historical focus and personal vision for each boxset, as well as sticking to your guns and knowing when not to make last-minute changes when it would harm the product – and this steps into what makes this one of my favorite corners of the Internet.
Godspeed you magnificent people. Throw in Reptilian Overlords “Heretics”, and you will have delivered heaven to my doorstep – I couldn´t hardly ask more from any company.