Now I'm sure an awful lot of you will have seen this video already. I was going to interrupt Macavity and Frontline Cat week to put an article up on this, but I thought I'd hold off until boxing day as I'm not doing much of anything and it means I put off doing the washing up for another hour or two. However, I think it does deserve a serious piece of analysis I guess and also some coverage. Why? Well because it's genuinely a really nice gesture from Battlefront Miniatures to their loyal customers, to offer the 3rd edition Flames of War rulebook free of charge. Yep you read that right, and you heard them right in that video. They are giving away a free version of the rules if you already have a second edition rulebook. Now they've done this before, but to be brutally honest they weren't giving that many out the first time they did it, this time around that's a very different story.
|Why can't I get passed the mental block that these guys existed?|
|I mean look at the mini's... they look cool. I need to give it another go!!!|
Sure Battlefront haven't exactly put their rules up as a free PDF to download, but they've acknowledged that there are those of us out there that have already stumped up a lot of cash for their product, and will probably continue to do so. So I guess this is almost like a loyalty bonus. I don't play very much Flames of War to be brutally honest with you, and what I have played has been at a very, very small scale. I'm still struggling a bit I think with the idea of blowing up a unit of troops that actually existed... just weirds me out a bit. But, this sort of move makes me want to support them more as a company and I suppose from that aspect it's a very canny marketing ploy and I hope it's one that gets wider coverage in the gaming blogging sphere because it deserves to be discussed. Peace out!