Now if you are a GW player and do not know that GW is issuing a new Space Hulk game in some type of limited format after todays announcement you probably do not follow GW very closely. I do not have to tell you what is in it that is up on their site.
I am thinking about whether I should get it. Do I want it? Yes. Ofcourse. The mini's look cool and I have always heard good things about the classic game. The board game nature is fine with me so what is my problem. I think my problem is that I look at it and wonder more about whether I need it, not do I want it. I certainly do not need it as a life or death matter but that is not really what I mean. The minis will be hard to integrate into existing armies so I would probably just leave them with the game. While some more stealers would be nice in the end I still have 14 unassebled ones left from the assault brood box. I have 25+ termis once I finish that last set from Assault on Black Reach so I am not short on those either. I essentially have verisons of all the minis in the box at a level which I need for 40K so I would really be buying it for the game.
Will I ever get a chance to actually play it enough to justify the 100 dollar price? How many games will that take. Maybe 5-10 plays at 2 hours a piece. While that would be easy for a lot of people, I really do not get to play very much of anything. My wife wants nothing to do with this stuff. My daughter is to young. I only get out to the gaming store events every couple of months so playing games there is not going to happen. I already have a small Blood Bowl League that it is tough to get the games scheduled for. I have a huge number of projects to work on at home.
Do I have space in my life to actually play this game? I have spent plenty of money in my life on games rarely or never played. I have Battle for Skull Pass, some extra dwarf characters and slayers, the Dwarf army book, the Ork Goblin Army book, the hard cover rulebook. Have I ever come even close to playing a game of regular Warhammer. No. Would that money be better spent on other things or saved for the future, certainly. Is this another case of wanting a game that I will never actually play. Probably. Do I still want it? Yes. Will I buy it? Probably depends on whether my local independent can hook me up with a copy. I try to never buy from GW directly. My local store can get me whatever I want cheaper and without an inane workers trying to upsell me on what ever is new.