I am changing the way that I will be packaging the rank and file marching figures, from packs of 4 figures to packs of 8 figures. Some of the firing and skirmishing figures will now be in packs of 6 figures. Command pack contents will remain unchanged.
The reason for the change is that I can bring more inventory to conventions in a fewer number of bags. So while this will result in a higher price per pack (due to having more figures in the pack), the price of a foot figure remains at $2.00.
At the same time, I regret that I will have to increase the prices for horses, which in turn, will increase the price of a cavalry pack or a mounted officer. Mounted figures will now be priced at $6.00 each versus the old price of $5.25 per horse and rider. Basically, I was underpricing the horse since I acquired the Minden range in October 2013. Now after six months of shipping inventory across the pond, I have a better idea of what my costs are, leading to the increase in horse prices.
Shipping prices will remain the same at $10.00 per package shipped regardless of the weight for international orders and $5.00 for all domestic US orders. Paypal fees are extra.
I have most of my inventory bagged under the new system, so the plus to all of this is that I can process and ship orders more quickly. Now, I can reach into a bin and pull out the desired pack rather than hand counting each individual figure.
Now that we have virtually all of the new AWI cavalry either in production or about to be in production (end of April 2014), I want to add some new figures to the Minden range.
I can say with certainty that the French Cuirassiers du Roi in bearskins will be at the top of my list and probably French Cavalrie in bearskins and Austrian Horse Grenadiers will follow closely behind. As much as I would like to add more Prussians and Austrians, I feel that we need to fill in some of the holes in the French and British/Hanoverian armies.