Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
".....This is going to seriously change the way we players put armies together if only on the basis of reduced cost compared to that of metal models." Rick Priestley.
One month later we get the news that 10 plastic Greatswords will go for £25 ($41.25)!
10 Metal Black Orcs ($45) -----------> 10 Plastic Black Orcs ($25)
10 Metal Grave Guard ($45) ---------> 10 Plastic Grave Guard ($25)
10 Metal Temple Guard ($45)--------> 10 Plastic Temple Guard ($25)
10 Metal Greatswords ($45) ---------> 10 Plastic Greatswords ($41.25)
OK math majors, who can spot the problem in this sequence? If you can, give yourself a pat on the back and have yourself a cookie.
If this is a sign of things to come, expect some major price increases in June. Will the other 'elite' infantry boxes such as the ones above also go to $41.25?
If you're contemplating adding some new units to one of your armies, do it now before the price increase goes into effect.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Games Workshop has just put all of these up on the advanced orders page!
Check them out individually here:
Empire Steam Tank
Captain with hammer and pistol
Captain with sword and shield
Uniforms & Heraldry of the Empire
There is some good and some bad with all of these new releases. The good - it's nice to have the Empire at 100% plastic now. The Uniforms and Heraldry book will also be awesome, hopefully they do something like this for all of the armies! Now for the bad - The price on 10 plastic greatswords is $41.25! W T F?! This is another in a long line of bizarre GW prices. There was that huge blunder with the pricing of the modular gaming board, then the Valkyrie price going up from $50 to $58, and now just straight up crazy prices for this greatsword set. They're not much cheaper than a box of 10 metals at this point. Vampire Counts got plastic Grave Guard (another elite infantry unit, 10 per box) for $22.50. Plastic Greatswords are almost double that for the same amount of minis and they're roughly equivalent on the battlefield (I'd probably give the edge to Graveguard being undead etc). The box does come with a bunch of extra bits (including some extra variant heads etc) but that hardly justifies such a ridiculous price! The plastic Steam Tank is going for nearly $60 as well! I was planning on building up a unit of 20 plastic Greatswords, but not for $85. I might just get the heraldy book with the prices looking like they do. With another price increase coming in June, it looks like you can go ahead and tack on another $2-3 or so for a lot of box sets. Is GW pricing itself out of what the range of what people are willing to spend on the hobby (given the state of the economy etc)? I'm going to have to say pass on the new Empire plastics. What do you guys think?
Cities of Death, Apocalypse, now Planetstrike... it should be fun to combine all of these within the framework of a larger campaign! Can't wait to crack this book open and setup some planetary assaults, D-Day 40K style anyone? What do you guys think about this next 40K expansion? Is it needed? Will you be playing it or passing on it? Comment away!