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  1. Right. I mean look at Warcry and how objectives change that game rather than playing it as a simple slugfest. I think there is a cultural issue with the question of balance. The pick-up game phenomenon - something I have NEVER done btw. Any game I've played is by arrangement and generally long planned for. But it seems to me that the loudest voices in this debate are hyper competitive ppl who want to play Warhammer like MTG or Yugioh or Pokemon. The Honest Wargamer was big into the idea of T-Sports (e-sports but for the tabletop). Warhammer just isn't designed for that. I mean I kno
  2. What happened here is a mess up at the logistical level - either stocking, tariffs, or a messed-up order from suppliers. Basic things that have failed either due to a MIS/software failure, human error or management, development teams and marketing not communicating properly (this last one is least likely given the book - the project clearly had a large budget that somebody in backend of GW made a mess of). Or due to the UK government's mishandling of their own Brexit strategy and their failure to brief, lead, manage and aid British importers and exporters through it. (Many many business owners
  3. Just my 2c but having played Warhammer for nigh on 25 years I strongly believe that while many people THINK they desire balance, balance is not desirable for the game of Warhammer. So for me the real wicked problem is the perception that the game NEEDS to be balanced to be "fair" or "accurate" (how can a fantasy game ever be accurate...) or "good" is the issue, YMMV. Bear with me. War is not a balanced phenomenon. Take the Romans fighting the Celts. Roman soldiers were trained and equipped at high cost. Loosing Roman soldiers had an impact on the General's prestige and the morale of his t
  4. Not a jab at you. It's a jab at that rumour because to paraphrase Monty Python - it's a silly rumour. If there was any actual copyright/trademark problem like that a) it'd be public and b) they'd take the website down. End of story. As long as ageofsigmar.com/cursed-city/ is up GW are promoting the game - they just aren't promoting its SALE anymore. There's a world of difference. Look you cannot restrict the use of two word terms as commonplace as "cursed city". It would be possible to restrict "Warhammer Quest: Cursed City". Take the names of DnD rulesets "Vault of the Dracolich" is
  5. Probably BS. You can't copyright the term Cursed City (prior art rules that out) - this is pure conspiracy BS. If that were the case the ww.ageofsigmar.com/cursed-city/ would be gone. What's gone is promotional material for a product nobody can buy - which is good consumer relations. It was the first thing that annoyed me - that all the PR and marketing was still up a week after the sell out. Incompetence / System failure is what happened here. The reason we can bank on that is the silence. GW's silence is because the problem is commercially sensitive. If it were copyright that would be a
  6. This is what's annoying people most. Products that won't don't or can't be bought with ads and hype for MONTHS! I mean GW made sure every influencer got a copy so the product could be advertised, but failed to supply FLGS or the public or their own online store properly. Indomitus was the same. I mean jeez guys - delay the release. It's not rocket science. In fairness, I agree. This past 12 months has been a 100% communications/marketing mess. They could have delayed everything and been open about it months ago - everyone gets it, Covid is a nightmare, we can empathize we're livin
  7. First - yes they could print where ever they want to - it's just more expensive to do it in the UK. The China thing is a conspiracy theory but a valid one. The silence is really interesting. Either something happened that is hugely embarassing or hugely political. So this is possible. My own personal belief is that it's a 'mess' up (TGA won't let me write the correct word) over a conspiracy. Either IT WAS a limited run and the marketing team(s) messed up by assuming it was like BSF. Or they were mislead. Other possibilities are: A shipping container fell of a ship (serio
  8. In fairness no GW have not said anything of the sort. Their replies are along the lines "we'll tell you when we know" and "currently there are no plans to return this to the webstore." We're all expecting CC to be around like BSF. And to be clear so am I. But GW's communication on this is amazingly bad. Also just look at the website. The CC page says "No Longer Available Online". Crimson court (which also sold out on preorder day btw) "Temporarily out of stock Online" I'm sadly thinking there was a genuine mess up here. CC was NEVER meant to be a limited release but GW are
  9. There is a chance - The Ogroid and Gaunt Summoner from Silver Tower were released. In fact they were all released from Silver Tower. However, Blackstone Fortress only saw the villain, Chaos Lord getting a separate release, Obsidius Mallex. It's really very hard to tell. Silver Tower was at the beginning of AOS and was a trial run for the Karic Acolytes and Tzaangors and new blue horrors - all of which got their own eventual new release. Shadows over Hammerhal is anomalous as it had ZERO new models so all previously existed. All in all Blackstone is probably a better comparison as AOS
  10. This is a "holding pattern" communication. Basically they can't answer the question - because they either haven't got an answer or they aren't allowed give an answer.
  11. What ever the story is GW are doing an amazingly bad job at communication. This is just bizare. It looks like the Web/marketing/facebook team have no idea what's actually happening either. Anytime they're asked it's a "when we hear we'll let you know" - well duh it's your job. And the customer service people are syaing "no current plans to return [cursed city] to the website." But it was clear from Uncle Adam's video on Cursed City that the word was out that this preorder was going to sell out wicked fast. GW just need to do whjat they did with the delayed Sylvaneth release 18 months ago
  12. What I think is likely: IDK SCE (there's always an SCE release - even Beastgrave had Ironsoul's Condemnors - here's an easy one - they just use the ETB Castigators) Chaos Warriors (not just STD marauder types - actual chaos armoured warriors). There are usually 2 Chaos bands in each season. (Nurgle & BOC; Tzeentch and StD; Skaven and Khorne) And the current/new Chaos warriors are monopose already. CoS of some kind (maybe Duardin but maybe humans) Death (they've done skeletons and FEC, and ghosts so either Vampires, Bonereapers or pure zombies with a Necromancer).
  13. GW please take note: this is how future Slaughter Queens should look!
  14. Generally. Yes but like @Zamik says All glued back fine. It was like I touched Lethyr's left hand sword and the whole blade part detached. Same with Morgwaeth's spear bottom third. It just was broken when it came off the sprue and I'm a very very careful clipper with very very sharp snips so I don't know how it happened. It didn't look broken when I looked at the sprue. All easily fixed though. Just strange.
  15. Did anyone else find the plastic on these minis to be unusually brittle?
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