Battlefront Miniatures, distributors of the alternate-history World War II miniatures game Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare, have shared details on a retailer program that runs concurrently with the Kickstarter for the new Dust: Operation Babylon setting. Retailers will be able to order all products featured in the Kickstarter directly for their customers, while still receiving their retailer margin on the purchases.
Battlefront will provide an order form, updated as the Kickstarter campaign progresses, with the same choices that appear on the website for customers to buy. This does mean that store owners will be required to keep customers updated as the list of new add-ons and choices grows. Customers will fill out the order form and provide their credit card information to the store, to be collected by the store when the Kickstarter closes (the same as if they were pledging directly to the Kickstarter). Customers participating in this store program will be given a last chance to add to their orders after the Kickstarter closes. Stores participating will not be charged the additional shipping charges that backers would be for home delivery.
The products are scheduled for August delivery, as production on the Operation Babylon line has been underway for a while. The Kickstarter is intended to speed up the overall release process, so buyers can have their entire army at one time, rather than as the traditional slow-build of unit box releases over the period of several months. "On the pricing issue, the retail prices on the KS site are not discounted, as this is not about getting it cheaper but about getting more variety," John-Paul Brisigotti, Battlefront’s Managing Director explained. "We are not bribing people with discount but with the desire to have it all at the start."
The new Dust: Operation Babylon setting takes the three Dust factions (Allies, Axis, and SSU) and moves the battle to the Mesopotamian desert. In April 1947, the Blutkreuz Korps uncover an ancient alien energy source, more powerful even than the Vrill-Kultur (VK) alien energy previously discovered. Now the battle will change, as walking tanks, lasers, and other alien technology join the fray to control the Babylonian power source.
In Parallel Program from Battlefront
Posted by ICv2 on May 21, 2014 @ 3:14 pm CT