Preview: Napoleonic Prussian Reserve Army Builder Set
We teased a secret Napoleonic set along with a new kind of box - Army Builder. Now we can reveal it:
This will be our third Napoleonic set (although the second released as the Spanish needed a bit more work) and the first of the Army Builder sets. What is an Army Builder set you ask? Well, we are happy to explain!
An Army Builder is a new type of plastic set we are experimenting with. It's designed to let you build the bulk of your forces with a minimal amount of assembly and for a great value. Instead of 30-40 models in the box, you get a whopping 60 for the same price ($34.95 / £25) but with less parts to stick together. In this case, there is also no command included and you will have to source command from another manufacturer in either metal or plastic. This gives you the flexibility to set the ratio of command to troops in your unit depending on which set of rules you play. If you want 12-man, 24-man, 36-man, or 124-man units have at it!
Artwork by Peter Dennis
As you can see above the tooling is finished and these are preparing to ship out for a probable March release alongside the Lizardmen (two sets that are definitely meant to go together!?!?!)
We are excited to see what you think of this Army Builder idea and how we can use it for other subjects both for Napoleonics and other historical periods and perhaps even fantasy. Feel free to tell us your ideas and thoughts below.
We will have more to show on these along with size comparison photos as we get closer to release.
Sculpting: Thieu Duong
Painting and Photography: Matthew Leahy
Box Design: Henry Hyde
Research and Advice: Dr. Stephen Summerfield and Thomas Young