Le Franc Tireur 14 : now available for order

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Seems odd, given what I've seen for it going in the secondary market, but then again, I ain't a publisher. :unsure:
Why is it odd? Have seen what FOR KING & COUNTRY go for in the secondary market? Yet it can't even hit 550 on a preorder for a proper print run.
 

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Why is it odd? Have seen what FOR KING & COUNTRY go for in the secondary market? Yet it can't even hit 550 on a preorder for a proper print run.
I would think that there'd be some number between "too costly too print" and "too exorbitant to buy." I guess that's the real question though, what is the break-even number of orders needed to make a print run feasible/profitable.
 

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I would think that there'd be some number between "too costly too print" and "too exorbitant to buy." I guess that's the real question though, what is the break-even number of orders needed to make a print run feasible/profitable.
Dude .. I have seen it LISTED for $250 to $300 .. but yet not enough people want to buy it at $90.
NINETY.
 

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The problem is that such a complicated product requires a large printing batch. As there are fixed costs for the printer, it is unlikely that you can negociate a batch smaller than like 1000 countersheets (not speaking of the campaign leaflet, the full color play aids on cardstock, etc. ). And sadly, I see no way to print 1000 Operation Chariot for now without getting bankrupt.

But this is an estimate, it is Xavier who has the word on it and has the contact with the printer. In any case, re-printing of a large product like this is time consuming and as we are all amateurs, we mostly prefer to put time and ressources on new products.
 

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Had a good time playing "Heart of Darkness". Seems pretty well done and balanced, but like most smaller ones, a bit dicey. Got lucky that my opponent's good rolls were on TH rather than TK vs the vehicles and got a lucky capture in CC as the South Africans. Interested to hear how others (better players?) feel about that scenario (FT232).
Played this one in the 2nd Line League tonight. I got a couple good rolls to break some Italian squads on T1 and T2. On T2 his Italians just couldn't pass any MC. By the end of T2 I had amassed more CVP then the Italians could exit (9 in massacre alone). The dice were just not in my opponents favor and like you, he had good shots on my AC but could not kill them. I used them to cut off his routs.

The scenario seems to be a dice fest. If the Italians can hit the South Africans hard on T1 DFPh, they 'might' have a chance. If not the SA keep the afv's in motion and cut off all rout paths, move in adjacent and massacre in the rout phase.
 
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