Thursday, October 29, 2015
Games Workshop is Right
Games Workshop is right. I have to admit it. Their hobbyists are primarily collectors. That is the only way I can explain the Horus Heresy madness out there right now. I look at this sprue and I see just a dense version of this:
Tactical Squad box from a like 15 years ago. The majority of miniatures in the kit is 30 tac marines that look slightly different than the hundred that all these people already have. I bet the legs and arms are even at the same angles. Making 2 of those tactical squads got boring and here you get another one also.
I saw someone talk about how at 100 pounds this is a great deal since it is like 330 pounds worth of forgeworld stuff. Comparing mass produced injected molded stuff to resin is never a good way to determine value. It might be a good deal compared to the 150 dollars vs the 200+ for the GW 40K plastic stuff but most of that has way more options and such. The body of the dread is one piece from feet to head just like the dread I got in Black Reach for 60 dollars for more total miniatures also. I also remember GW used to have a box which had 30 multipose plastic old style marines. Seem to recall that was like 7 or 8 pounds.
While I might not like the style of the Age of Sigmar minis they at least got some, What I have seen here looks pretty meh. If we care about the games lets hear some stuff about the game but GW is right it is all about the minis. If this is some major game what is the game and probably we should wait to hear about that but they do not really care and will happy drop 150 dollars to rebuy minis they already have because these have extra bumps.
GW customers are GW miniature collectors, They are total right on that. No debate now. I personally have felt the pull of the GW miniature and collecting. I have an unbuilt space marines predator and about a whole squad of marines from my last purchase in pieces still and that was during early 5th edition so two whole editions ago.
One additional note. Anyone who says this is the HORUS HERESY there are no XENOS does not know shit about the HORUS HERESY and the history of its games. I have been playing in the HORUS HERESY era since before some of those jokers where born and my original rulebook for the first boxed game dedicated to Space Marines vs Space Marines has Orks and Eldar on page 13. The first rules supplement is pretty much divided Space Marines, Orks, and Eldar. Hell, they could bring back Squats and add them to this game and it would be just fine. I am not saying that they have any plans to do such a thing but that it is not outside the scope of the setting. Necrons and Tau not so much but hell yes for Squats.
The game not being the thing is that someone had the whole set in their hand and never mentions how many scenarios or much of anything that falls into game. Did show some pretty pictures of pretty paintings of ultramarines. Given that sprue pics leaked months and months ago but nothing is know about the "game" it seems like that would be my focus if I only had a few moments with the box.