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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 7:49 p.m. PST

Four elephants and their 28mm crew are on sale at 1st Corps for the Macedonian and Carthaginian armies.

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wmyers24 Sep 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

They may look nice but they sure are not reasonably priced.

It seems amazing sometimes how some miniatures companies think because they have lower sales they need to increase the costs of their product to make profit; which only reduces potential sales and said companies seem to think they have to increase prices because they are not making enough money!

Look at Old Glory miniatures, they do the opposite by providing reasonable prices and end up selling a lot more product and thereby making far greater profit than if the prices were higher.

I know the "cottage industry" arguments and the "limited interest" arguments and the "but the other companies charge …" arguments. I am sure Russ Dunaway has heard them as well.

Personal logo RelliK Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

It's their business and not your business… you want to motivate them to cast your order, you pay the price they are asking. I'm sure the cost of living in the UK is allot higher than a 3rd world country.

They may not use the cheapest moulds or use the cheapest (leaded) alloy because they may not want to sell the customer short and have the best reproduction.

Each customer is different. Some see more in miniatures and some see allot less or are totally blind.

Really… SMH…

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 1:07 a.m. PST

I believe that's the price for 3 elephants- if so, they are cheap as chips!

madmick Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

They are new additions to the catalogue allowing people to buy 'units' of 3 elephants complete with crews at a 10% discount.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

Stomping good value. :-)

Wargamer Dave01 Oct 2018 6:04 a.m. PST

£40.00 GBP for three elephants and 9 crew is nothing to shake your trunk at! A good deal for good models!

ReliK – I had a chuckle as I read your reply to infer Russ Dunaway lives in a 3rd world country. Perhaps not yet, headed that way though! LOL.

Personal logo RelliK Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

Actually, that wasn't my inference, I was also trying to be very indirect with my comment. I'm glad though that you found some humour out of it.

I do believe if we had to spend money for each comment we place here, it would filter out allot of the "oh, too expensive!" comments.

Your amount of disposable income is your business and everybodies different.

Marcus Brutus02 Oct 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

The challenge of the high British pound is something that all British manufacturers struggle with. In its own economy, the 1st Corp figures are probably "a stomping good value." Outside of Britain and Europe not so much. So imagine the elephant set selling for 65 or 90 pounds in Britain, which is what it how it feels for those of us how live in North America.

Personal logo RelliK Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Yea I can imagine if your making minimum wage and mortgaged to the hilt…

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