Shortly after announcing the price hikes scheduled for June GW makes this announcement on their facebook page. Why did they have to make this announcement? Because you, the gamers, the ones with the power, voiced your opinions and told them off. In fact, so many gamers responded so quickly to this urgent matter that Games Workshop staff had to reply. They basically said don’t tell us you are unhappy … we will delete your posts. Well, so much for free speech. In my opinion Games workshop is showing their true colors here. They do not care about you. they only care about their pocket book.
Games Workshop Update: New US and Canadian GW prices
Games Workshop has posted a list of their new US and Canadian prices. Below is a list of all the products that have changed price including the amount they have increased. A couple things to note, the average increase is ten percent, and the increase is unwarranted. This price hike comes not much more than a month after GW shares information on record profits. The price list sent contains US and Canada prices.
What in the world are they thinking? I do not believe the gaming community is going to put up with their bully tactics much longer. There are other game companies out there that do not grossly overprice their miniatures and some even have better rules set. I am not sure what typ of marketing this is, but I do know several of our local players are already angry with them about the prices of new models and the cancellation of metal codes. As direct result of this announcement one player burned his space marine army, and two others want me to sell theirs for them when I come back in June. Watch eBay for that. For a list of the price changes read on.
I was just looking over the Malifaux June releases
- Resurectionists Guild Autopsies
- Neverborn Collodi Box Set
- Outcasts Desperate Mercs 2 poses
As usual these models look good. I am looking forward to painting the mercs. Here is a link to the images in the Malifaux forums.
Games Workshop is releasing the Dark Eldar Venom, Scourge box set, and the Talos Pain/Cronos Parasite Engine the first week of June. Being a Dark Eldar player myself I am almost excited. Why, only almost excited ? Three reasons, one I am not that awed by the models. Two, as usual they are overpriced. Three, I am unimpressed. Yes, I know one and three are in conflict we will get to that in a minute. Lets take a look at each item being released,
Well, I was lucky enough to be accepted to judge at Grand Prix Providence. Judging a Grand Prix is always an exciting experience. They offer a great education for judges of all levels. They also allow you to interact with a judge and player community that is not the one you are used to. Any way I can go on for an hour or two on the uniqueness of judging a GP, but that is not what I want to do.
In preparing for a GP there are a few things I like to look at, and a few more I like to think about. The most important things to me are food, shelter, and travel. The secondary thoughts, are things like what do I want to accomplish, do I want to play a draft?
Here is a list from Games Workshop of codes that will no longer be available for restock through Distribution. These may or may not continue to be available directly from Games Workshop. I believe this to be the first batch as it does not contain all of metal codes in print.
02-06 THE BREAKING OF THE FELLOWSHIP
02-35 ARAGORN FOOT & MOUNTED
02-36 GANDALF THE WHITE FOOT & MOUNTED
02-37 LEGOLAS FOOT & MOUNTED
02-40 RINGWRAITH FOOT & MOUNTED
02-43 GOBLIN CAPTAINS
02-97 WITCH KING OF ANGMAR FT & MTD
03-35 SARUMAN AND GRIMA
03-37 MAUHUR COMMAND
03-39 THEODEN FOOT & MOUNTED
03-40 Thrydan Wolfsbane
03-41 Saruman (Orthanc)
03-49 DUNLENDING WARRIORS COMMAND
03-53 MORGUL STALKERS
04-35 ARAGORN KING OF GONDOR FT & MTD
The US Post Office will never cease to amaze me. We had a package returned to us today because the buyer had moved or couldn’t be found. It was postmarked October 14th. I wonder what in the world they were doing with it all that time?
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