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I can't see space in the release window for 4 or 5 weeks of releasing Ossiarchs. Esp when GW is going to have Sisters of Battle hot on their heels in November with just as many new kits. Plus all the other specialist game releases and the new 40K Campaign release and isn't there at least one more Spacemarine release? It all just seems far too much. 

Right now my gut feeling is a 2 week release, perhaps 3. Even that is pushing it and assumes some joint releasing going on in at least one of those weeks. 

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They released Gloomspite in, I think, two weeks and that was with some minor 40k stuff too. Gloomspite was 10-ish kits + dice, battletome, endless spells, terrain, which appears to be comparable to the Ossiarchs (the mortarch, at least four-ish heroes of various sizes, infantry, big guys, cavalry, monster, catapult). I could see them pushing them out in two weeks.

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I’m excited for the reapers release but more excited to see new factions terrain and endless spells. Always a possibility for some cool alternative modeling/ repurposing

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My guess for the rest of the year: 

12/10 we know 

19/10 Phoenix rising 

26/10 bone reapers for 2 week's

9/11 new marines

16/11 chaos battletome and maybe ogres

23/11 sisters for 2 week's

30/11 Xmas stuff 

Sprinkle in some boxed game stuff and set.

 

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3 hours ago, Ogregut said:

My guess for the rest of the year: 

12/10 we know 

19/10 Phoenix rising 

26/10 bone reapers for 2 week's

9/11 new marines

16/11 chaos battletome and maybe ogres

23/11 sisters for 2 week's

30/11 Xmas stuff 

Sprinkle in some boxed game stuff and set.

 

Sisters looks like it’s just going to be that army box this year. 

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I read in spikybits that November 8 is a red date.

It could be for the sisters, but those dates are usually for secondary games box .. so.. new necromunda box?

 

 

whatever it is, and if the red date is true, the undead should be released before..

And there is still a week for marines, and another for the eldar campaign.. (marines are confirmed in october)

 

A few crazy months : /

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11 hours ago, sandlemad said:

They released Gloomspite in, I think, two weeks and that was with some minor 40k stuff too. Gloomspite was 10-ish kits + dice, battletome, endless spells, terrain, which appears to be comparable to the Ossiarchs (the mortarch, at least four-ish heroes of various sizes, infantry, big guys, cavalry, monster, catapult). I could see them pushing them out in two weeks.

Aye a 1 week pre-order and then 2 weeks of releases. 

The 2 week preorders tend to be for big editions whilst the release window is so full that I can't see them taking much more than 2 weeks without having to double up on a lot of other releases. 

 

I figure week 1 we'd likely see:

Katacross (sp)
Reaper leader
Infantry
Cavalry
Catapult
Endless spells (if coming)
Terrain
Dice (if coming)
Battletome

Week 2:

Harvester
Cavalry leader
Chair leader 
Reassembly leader
Tomestone leader 

 

So broadly speaking seeing stuff coming out as they teased it out, though with the spells and terrain of course appearing early on as they tend to be a launch deal along with battletomes and limited edition battletomes. Of course things could shift around, cavalry could shift to week two and the leaders could shift around a lot in when they come out. I'm also not sure where the twin armed warriors would go, my gut feeling is that they are iconic enough for GW to want them week 1, but that's making a very front heavy release. Could be cavalry pushes into week 2 and twinarms into week 1 or the twinarms become a big attraction along with the harvester in week 2.

 

What's actually interesting is when you look at it the army is VERY leader heavy. In fact there's a full 6 leader options, so you could go one of each in a 2K game. It's curious to see that after Slaanesh as well which was also a leader heavy release. It's interesting to me to see because you'd think GW would go the other way around and go for more troops and infantry for multiple sales per person. Then again they might be trying to spread the load as its a newer army; so instead of lots of multiple kits to buy (and for GW to cast) they go leader heavy with this release, knowing that many people iwll only pick up a few of each so GW has less stock to stockpile. Then release some higher return troop releases later on. 

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@Overread it’s not unusual however because Nighthaunt has 17 different leader models (12 warscrolls) of which only 3 came out before the initial release. But only 8 units (plus 2 pre-existing and the Mourngul). 

Despite so doing a brief calculation based on warscrolls they are not even the highest ratio leader per unit.

Idoneth have 8 leader options but only 14 warscrolls total for example.

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18 hours ago, Ryan Taylor said:

Preorder October... It'll be the last week. 

Then Mawvember. 

Mawtribes for Thanksgiving would be great!

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1 hour ago, Forrix said:

Mawtribes for Thanksgiving would be great!

That would be quite fitting, yes.

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what do y'all think the Christmas boxes will be this year? I still have an unopened Vanguard SC and wondering if I could return that to put towards a bigger Christmas box...

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3 minutes ago, CommissarRotke said:

what do y'all think the Christmas boxes will be this year? I still have an unopened Vanguard SC and wondering if I could return that to put towards a bigger Christmas box...

Demigryphs, general on griffin, 10 new models of crossbowmen/handgunners, 10 Freeguild archers/huntsmen.

Hey, I can dream, right?

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11 minutes ago, CommissarRotke said:

what do y'all think the Christmas boxes will be this year? I still have an unopened Vanguard SC and wondering if I could return that to put towards a bigger Christmas box...

Probably whatever they have excess stock of.  

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11 hours ago, Ogregut said:

My guess for the rest of the year: 

12/10 we know 

19/10 Phoenix rising 

26/10 bone reapers for 2 week's

9/11 new marines

16/11 chaos battletome and maybe ogres

23/11 sisters for 2 week's

30/11 Xmas stuff 

Sprinkle in some boxed game stuff and set.

 

The Marines release is already confirmed for October.

 

Id expect Ossiarch to be three weeks at least.

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29 minutes ago, chord said:

Probably whatever they have excess stock of.  

GW doesn't hold that much stock, esp these days with their higher sales volume. Heck a year or two back quite a lot of models were regularly out of stock. Heck look how fast the Order models when out of stock when GW ended their production. Hardly a day and their entire backlog of stock was gone. 

Plus if they've got stock then its boxed up ready for sale, which would mean paying staff a fortune to open up stock and rebox it. 

 

 

It's more likely that armies which don't appear as popular get a marketing boost with a discount box to encourage people to start/expand armies of them. 

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8 minutes ago, Overread said:

GW doesn't hold that much stock, esp these days with their higher sales volume. Heck a year or two back quite a lot of models were regularly out of stock. Heck look how fast the Order models when out of stock when GW ended their production. Hardly a day and their entire backlog of stock was gone. 

Plus if they've got stock then its boxed up ready for sale, which would mean paying staff a fortune to open up stock and rebox it. 

 

 

It's more likely that armies which don't appear as popular get a marketing boost with a discount box to encourage people to start/expand armies of them. 

The months leading up to the Seraphon battleforce box saw my local GW get all their seraphon models recalled except the start collecting box, then boom they got reboxed into the battleforce.

Same thing happened with Slaves to Darkness as well.

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52 minutes ago, Overread said:

GW doesn't hold that much stock, esp these days with their higher sales volume. Heck a year or two back quite a lot of models were regularly out of stock. Heck look how fast the Order models when out of stock when GW ended their production. Hardly a day and their entire backlog of stock was gone. 

Plus if they've got stock then its boxed up ready for sale, which would mean paying staff a fortune to open up stock and rebox it. 

It's more likely that armies which don't appear as popular get a marketing boost with a discount box to encourage people to start/expand armies of them. 

I wonder if the poor Slaves to Darkness boxes will still be available their second Christmas.

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Interesting to see GW being much more up front about phasing out their metal Sisters of Battle range. They've just announced the date they are stopping selling them, and the date after which they are ceasing production, and so stocks may start running out.

Can we hope that they've learnt something from the disastrous (for us, if not them) Cities of Sigmar squattings?

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4 hours ago, CommissarRotke said:

what do y'all think the Christmas boxes will be this year? I still have an unopened Vanguard SC and wondering if I could return that to put towards a bigger Christmas box...

 

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6 hours ago, zilberfrid said:

I wonder if the poor Slaves to Darkness boxes will still be available their second Christmas.

Definitely.

 

Why would someone buy it? 

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2 hours ago, Kurrilino said:

Definitely.

 

Why would someone buy it? 

There's been one at my shop this entire time and I keep thinking about it, if anything as marked StD troops for my Nurgle army, but just doesn't seem worth it to buy that much of their stuff all at once. More enticing is the Carrion Empire box that appeared(probably a held order that was never purchased). 

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3 hours ago, Kurrilino said:

Definitely.

 

Why would someone buy it? 

This was a silly move. Why would someone buy it without Battletome on his way or available?
A Slave to Darkness release would be so simple, I still dont understand GW on this point. They just have to add to existing entries :

-All Warcry Warbands and Monster 

-All character from Silver Tower

-Warqueen

-All Underworlds Warbands 

-Cool rules

 

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2 hours ago, CommodoreCass said:

This was a silly move. Why would someone buy it without Battletome on his way or available?
A Slave to Darkness release would be so simple, I still dont understand GW on this point. They just have to add to existing entries :

-All Warcry Warbands and Monster 

-All character from Silver Tower

-Warqueen

-All Underworlds Warbands 

-Cool rules

 

Also please merge them with the Everchosen... 

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1 hour ago, Insomniacfalco said:

Also please merge them with the Everchosen... 

Yeah, if I could mark Varanguard Slaanesh without needing Archie on the table first I'd have bought an embarrassing amount of them.

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