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October 1 -- not much advanced notice on this one.


The publisher is describing this as a "highly limited" edition (the same sort of words they used for Space Hulk 3rd Edition), so the question begs...

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Which "highly limited" Games Workshop game would you rather own?
Space Hulk 3rd Edition
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This is going to be a very biased straw poll. I can't imagine that many people not interested in Dreadfleet will even see it.

I do think it's a very odd decision to make this one a limited print run game. It's clearly a fear of cannibalising their core game kind of decision, but it means that if the game is any good, most people won't know it until it's too late.
 
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Actually, when Games Workshop released the limited version of Space hulk, they said that the planned on doing one huge and special, limited edition game every one or two years.

This is just their second one off, limited game.

And is a bargain, considering all it comes with.

Plus, no expansions.
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the problem that i see what gw games are standalone?
space hulk was the 3rd edition, and the name sold the game better.

dreadfleet is a new standalone game, no man war revisited.

so are the next games even new gw games`?

i think gw had sold horus hersey tho ffg but such games should their plan for a limitedrun.
but it seems gw thought hh was to light.
so a new warhammer quest?
no
i think some think likke heroquest a standalone.
 
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I was wondering why not warhammer quest...

Probably there is some agreement between FFG and GW.

WQ would be a competitor to Descent.
 
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leaxe wrote:
I was wondering why not warhammer quest...


2013?
 
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Tell you one thing. Building ship models can be tough. This game could be quite a modeling project, maybe not for beginers.

Hopefully, painting and assembly articles are forthcoming.
 
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As soon as I get mine I will track the assembly etc. in my blog.
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leaxe wrote:
I was wondering why not warhammer quest...

Probably there is some agreement between FFG and GW.

WQ would be a competitor to Descent.


Whilst you're right, Warhammer Quest would be a competitor to Descent, I don't think that would stop them releasing it. After all, FFG have their own miniature wargame in DUST Tactics, which is kind of a competitor to 40K.
 
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paralipsis wrote:
I do think it's a very odd decision to make this one a limited print run game. It's clearly a fear of cannibalising their core game kind of decision, but it means that if the game is any good, most people won't know it until it's too late.


Back when I worked for GW, their "specialist" games would usually make no profit (and often a loss) on their core sets after the first print run.

It's a sad fact but, even with all the things they *could* release to expand the game, it would be hard to make money on them.

The limited edition model allows them to release the kind of games people complain they don't make any more, wile not losing money on them.

Besides, the print run, knowing what I do, will likely be a multiple of 75000-100000 copies.
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probably alone on this, but I was hoping that this game would be a full fledged fantasy minis line.

Still buying though.
 
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I just want a reprint of Battlefleet Gothic.
 
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GW won't get my money. If they want to be douche bags about people making vassal versions of their games, I won't do business with them. Now, if I really want the game, I will buy it from a "third party."
 
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gschmidl wrote:
I just want a reprint of Battlefleet Gothic.

Most everything that they ever released is still available for BFG, except that the Armada rulebook can be a little tricky to come by. Besides, these releases look to be all one-off deals with no ongoing support. So if they did a BFG one, it would inevitably not be the same kind of game.

Personally I live in fear of a Warhammer Quest re-release. I've already sunk a ton of money into that game, and I'd surely just dump a whole lot more if they came out with it
 
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gschmidl wrote:
I just want a reprint of Battlefleet Gothic.


Reprint Battlefleet Gothic?? It is downloadable from the GW site.

Link

MOre than enough to start.
 
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For those familiar with GW releases, does Street Date mean that authorized GW merchants will have this game on hand 1 Oct? Or will GW ship from their warehouse 1 Oct and stores will have it on hand 3-5 days later?

Or in Hawaii's case, 2 weeks later ::grumble::
 
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Cracky wrote:
Tell you one thing. Building ship models can be tough. This game could be quite a modeling project, maybe not for beginers.

As with their other games of the sort (Space Hulk or the WHFB starting kit), the miniatures can be assembled just by fitting the pieces together (although you may want to glue them for durability). You just have to cut them from the sprue. Quite easy.

arcane220 wrote:
For those familiar with GW releases, does Street Date mean that authorized GW merchants will have this game on hand 1 Oct? Or will GW ship from their warehouse 1 Oct and stores will have it on hand 3-5 days later?

It should mean you can buy it in a GW Hobby Centre on October 1st. Most probably, the stores will already have received a Black Box prior to that.
 
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