What I’ve seen at my LFGS for building playership on a particular tabletop games is a “Slow Grow League.” Basically everyone starts with a (cheaper ~ $40-$50) “starter box” and then every couple of weeks people have to add a few points to their list; over time, this grows their faction’s army.
I acknowledge there are only three factions and the ‘starter box’ is basically everything needed to play two of the three factions. My questions are:
1) Will AQOTMF have smaller starter boxes to accommodate something like a ‘slow grow’ league?
2) Capping the game at 3 factions (US, BEF, Martian)?
3) Does Ironclad have a ‘supporter role’ like PP has press gangers, Wyrd has henchman, etc.?
I haven’t finished going through the entire forum here, but I did see some discussion about adding (human) military factions (like the French), and some more alien races, though this seemed like it was a debated topic and some felt it was a bad idea?
Actually there’s been a lot of workups done on other factions and even one on Venus on the AQMF forum elsewhere. IG has been very supportive of all this and I applaud their open minded approach to the game. I personally did several battles workups (I call them OOBs) for using a single starter or a starter and one single added boxed unit. Hopefully, IG can get up to doing that second book on the French, German, and Venus factions 🙂