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5 hours ago, Gottmituns205 said:

Anyone else feel like they should have gone with this scale to begin with...it just makes so much more sense....

I'm with Dras... while I can understand the draw of an entirely to-scale force on the tabletop, this isn't meant to be that kind of game. Ships and squadrons need to be large enough to be recognizable (and thus marketable) for casual fans, and inexpensive enough to produce to keep the price point down while remaining profitable.

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9 hours ago, SFC Snuffy said:

I'm with Dras... while I can understand the draw of an entirely to-scale force on the tabletop, this isn't meant to be that kind of game. Ships and squadrons need to be large enough to be recognizable (and thus marketable) for casual fans, and inexpensive enough to produce to keep the price point down while remaining profitable.

I think we also like this in the context of the FFG models: if we hadn't had the larger versions first, then the scale models probably would have seemed disappointing. If you got that Arquittens on that base in your off-the-shelf pack, you'd be asking why on earth such a small ship needed such a large footprint, and question the whole size logic of the game. It's only because we have the original Arquittens that we look at that and think "that's awesome, and makes sense to me". 

Add to that how fiddly it would be if each time you bought a squadron pack you were dealing with seventy-two tiny models, plus the extra plastic needed to put them on bases... I'm glad this is an option for the community, and I'd sure love some myself, but I think that for the casual gamer, the standard models are just easier to use and more appealing.

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On 21.3.2018 at 4:01 AM, SFC Snuffy said:

I'm with Dras... while I can understand the draw of an entirely to-scale force on the tabletop, this isn't meant to be that kind of game. Ships and squadrons need to be large enough to be recognizable (and thus marketable) for casual fans, and inexpensive enough to produce to keep the price point down while remaining profitable.

Casuals ruinig it... like always. :P

 

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I do wish that they'd gone for a slightly different scaling curve, though. I think the size of the ISD hampers what larger ships are practical to bring to the table. If the math were yay the CR90 was about it's current size and the ISD were about 70% it's current size, I'd be a happier camper.

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