New Warlord "Army Packs" in Warlord General Discussion Posted April 7, 2007 My point exactly. Reaper is a business. And doing away with the 3-packs and going with the big boxes and single packs is bad for business. The assumption behind the move, I think, is that only Warlord players buy Warlord figures. This is totally false. Now, this is only my own experience talking, but out of the six people I know who buy Warlord minis, not one of us plays the game. We all buy them for conversions and use in other games (typically RPGs). And of the three local shops only one had or knew of a game of Warlord that was going, and it's been closed for nearly two years now. It may make sense for the players of the game, to package the grunts in big box, where they can get a bunch of the same kind. The game evidently features scenarios that require a lot of the exact same thing. But those of us who were spending sometimes hundreds a month on $13 3-packs now have only two options: buy a bunch of identical singles at $5 to $6 a-piece (no way!) or buy too many of only one type for $40. I'm sorry, but my experience tells me that we are the majority of the customer base. We who don't play. This may be a good move for the (admittedly perceived by me) minority who do play it, but it simultaneously alienates what seems to me to be the majority of the customers for this line. Maybe Reaper has some means of tracking how many units actually sell off the shelves as compared to how many are ending up in games. I doubt it, but okay. All I have to go on are conversations with my local hobby shop managers and owners. None of us knows of a local game, so who's buying all the Warlord? Me and my RPG buddies. We can disagree on this. Maybe where you guys are all anybody plays is Warlord. Reaper is a great company with some good ideas and some bad ideas. To me, the PPMs are a really, really good idea. The big boxes and no more 3-packs are a really, really bad idea.