Kasbak wrote:I'm somewhat curious on the source for the information, or if it's just opinions formed from observation. Checking the links on the graphs, the first two are from an Australian math institute, and the third is from an elementary school site, so I kind of doubt the visual aids are directly linked to information on miniatures.
Yes the pictures were just pulled from the 'net. I used them as visual aids, nothing more.
The 'opinions' were from a dozen years in the industry in one capacity or another; playtester, demo rep, worker, designer.
Kasbak wrote:Regardless, this is alt history, so I don't believe straight up history buffs are really in the direct market (though I do hope it will appeal to them). That reduces the venn diagram complexity to two sets, heroic scale players and role-players.
Except it doesn't reduce anything. You're using 'history buff' scale trying to target a group who has never been interested in that scale. You're trying to appeal to the Big SUV crowd by offering them Fiats.
Don't take my word for it, talk to miniature game designers. See what they say. See if this 18mm(what Ral Partha calls it) scale game will have any traction. If more than a couple says "of course!" I'll eat a bunch of crow.