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martin goddard

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ACW union generals
« on: October 06, 2019, 06:37:00 PM »
Spent the day getting the latest 5 out.
Allowed me to listen to the archers at the same time. :)
Will get pictures done and to Simon ASAP.

The 5 new ones are made and going into moulds this week. They should be out on Monday 7th 9AM.
Then there will be 5 more.

I think they are

Thomas (Pap)
Sheridan
Sherman
Hooker
Grant

I expect them to be out on 15th October
Then there are a couplke more before work has to switch to other matters

Leman

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 07:13:29 PM »
Sounds good.

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 07:17:31 AM »
Look good - I await those next five.  (Shipping to USA for one order beats paying for it twice, I'm afraid)

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
Don't forget the pantomime horse for hidden deployment of your generals!

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 02:34:41 AM »
Looks like the October 15th date has come and gone but with the recent loss reported here on the forum that is more than understandable.  I take note that Martin lists five Union generals still to come but that there are seven numbers awaiting an item in the range.  Most curious, most curious indeed.

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 10:17:52 AM »
I suspect that Martin has consulted with the rest of the PP casting team to see which generals they are prepared to put through the spinner etc. After this he has tried to sell it to the wargamers. Unfortunately some want Lee and Grant, some others want Beauregard and Sherman, others want Sherman and Grant but not Lee, and so on and so on. When Martin agrees to do all of the generals to keep the wargamers satisfied he finds that he cannot make all the masters in time to allow the casting team to produce the figures by 15th October. So he has to go back to the wargamers and ask them to compromise or accept that there will be a delay in getting the figures out. Some of the wargamers wrankle so Martin speaks to the casting team again to see if, with a spot of overtime (not sure if this is paid or unpaid), they can rush the job through by the deadline. The casting team have cleared the decks expecting a batch of ACW generals but are getting fed up of having to put everything else (WW2, Vietnam, Colonial, Vikings etc) on hold. They decide that if this isn't sorted out then they are just going to grumble and not agree to cast anything at all until a sensible compromise is agreed between Martin and the wargamers. This of course leads to further delays and much tea drinking.
Does this sound familiar?

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
Do you have a mole at PP HQ, John?

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 04:03:56 PM »
Do you have a mole in Brussels?

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 09:17:11 PM »
Next 5 Union generals will be out  Thursday 31st Oct.
Sherman
Grant
Hooker
Sheridan
Thomas

Two more generals planned after that . 

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Re: ACW union generals
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2019, 07:39:48 AM »
Excellent news, very likely to swell my next order.