Do you prefer Battle Packs to have 1 or 2 factions?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:29 AM
The point of having one faction is clear.
However, the consequence is that Lego has to introduce 2 sets in order to cover 1 scenario. The consequence is that it takes longer to cover different scenes. This process can be accelerated by introducing 2 factions in 1 set. So to me, the problem is not having 2 factions in 1 set; rather, I wonder if a scene can be covered with 4 figures adequately or if the number shouldn't be risen to 5 (occasionally).
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
I would prefer to have 4 of the same minifig in a battlepack though for army building, as opposed to the different types that have emerged so far.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
And preferably with figs you can actually build an army out of, nothing too specialized (looking at you there, ARC-droid pack).
Very much this.
People want an army out of general rank and file troops, not loads of commanders. Now they made this BP with specialised ARF trooper and the ARC commander (I think I have that right?) what are people going to use to make their rank and file troops from? They would have to release a 'rank and file' troop style battlepack of the same races. If they did, then the Commander BPs (imo) will vastly drop in sales because in armies, there are more rank/file troops than there are commanders...
Release a BP with 2 rank and file troops, 1 commander and 1 ARF trooper, you are getting something more suitable to army building with room for customising those extra commanders quite easily...
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:22 PM
I am pretty happy with the minifigs in both the new battle Packs even though I only have 6 endor ones and 22 Clone and Commando Droid ones. I will have to wait and see what we get in the next Jan wave before I complain. After all this way it means we will very probably get a clone BP every year instead of two!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:43 AM
It's good being able to fully play with only one BP as a kid. However, kids require a good deal of pocket money to actually purchase a single BP nowadays (at least in Europe: a lone BP costs the equivalent of 22,38 USD!!!).
I also don't like the numeric balance between the factions within the packs. In OT for example, the Rebels ought to be terribly outnumbered by Imperials. When looking at the sets components, the Rebels do tend to be equal or even in superior numbers. Yes, they are the heroes. But isn't heroism the greater, the smaller the odds are?
IMO, the Endor BP is very good as it is. There is a vehicle and some foliage to make dioramas more interesting. But how the heck to purchase official sets solely and give an edge to the Empire? General Solo's commandos had about some 20 men while the Emperor had ordered a whole legion of Stormies there...
I clearly vote for single faction BPs. This also allows for more non-generic variance within the troops. If the content is right, i won't stop purchasing BPs just because they are mixed. Just what i prefer. Development of prices seriously reduces the number of BPs i purchase.
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