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GGouveia15 May 2020 9:28 a.m. PST

Why does Battlefront control to call this box a british squadron troop when a troop in ww2 and even today had THREE tanks, not FIVE?

BeneathALeadMountain15 May 2020 11:34 a.m. PST

GG just send me the two you don't want ;) , I think they just have a set price target (most profit for them whilst still being affordable enough to sell) or they want you to buy three boxes and field five troops?

forrester15 May 2020 1:18 p.m. PST

Four in a troop including the Firefly, as a rule.
Unless models are sold singly [some E Bay sellers do that] you are always going to have spares, whether in 15mm or 1/72.
Spares help towards that second troop you just know you'll want.

King Monkey16 May 2020 9:54 a.m. PST

You could always use the spare as an RA AOP tank.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 May 2020 10:19 a.m. PST

It breaks down this way:

For the manufacturer: Because they sell this model (and similiar) in packs of five, they know precisely what their production, shipping and other costs are. Because it's the same size box, they're only paying for the printing costs to mark it as a British product. And logistically, it simplifies things immensely. Also, they don't have to deal with gamers whining about the cost-per tank of a 3-pack of British vs. an American box. (because the cost of shipping and packaging doesn't change, it's just spread across five models instead of three.

For the Retailers: Because this is a standard sized box, stocking the shelves is simpler. They also know what their margin will be on selling this. And, because most gamers will want to build more than a single platoon-sized unit, they pretty much guarantee the purchase of a second.

For the Gamers Few will stop at one troop, at least for FoW. Buy two boxes and you've got two full troops, plus an understrength one, or you have a Squadron Command team. If one wants to run just a three-Sherman unit, then they're set. If they want to add the option of a Firefly to their troop, they're not suddenly short one regular Sherman. And, they don't have to freak out about why the Shermans in the British box are 20% more expensive than their American counterparts.

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