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Games Workshop - Dread Fleet
GW has been posting "Wanted Posters" showing people in captain's hats. The rumors I've heard is that it will be a complete game, with approx six to eight races represented (though I have heard it might also just be two). People are saying 10mm scale (so that is Warmaster scale) which to me seems odd since the boats they released for Warmaster through Forge World were like 5" or 6" long.
At the bottom of a GW Blog Post you can see that a lot more will be revealed Sept 17th.
Supposed to be priced at $150.00 - Take that FFG and your measly $100 price tags!
Here's where I've been following (though I'll admit not closely since so little can be verified):
Bell of Lost Souls
The Bell of Lost Souls post is pretty interesting.
Complete game, so may get played more than uncharted seas (looks longingly at Orc fleet in the corner).
Might no longer be tempted to try and pick up Man' o War odds and ends for crazy prices on eBay.
Looks like it is only 2 player.
Races other than humies and Vamps are also-rans with a single ship or no ships at all.
I'm curious about the scale, but for slightly more than $150, I can pick up the Spartan Games Dystopian Wars naval set with 4 complete fleets, and those ships look freaking beautiful.
I feel like one the reasons people were willing to pay for the fancy Space Hulk design is that it was a proven design with real lineage. It will be interesting to see if a new design can get as much support without the automatic buy in.
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. . . but for slightly more than $150, I can pick up the Spartan Games Dystopian Wars naval set with 4 complete fleets, and those ships look freaking beautiful.
. . . and the theme is much more to my tastes. Fleets of vampires just looks retarded. Games Workshop is the antithesis of my taste in themes. They always have some freak-ass races that just leave me cold as a stone.
I've been holding off on buying Dystopian Wars because I don't have an opponent on board yet. I've heard the rules aren't stunning too. But rules can be revised. The ships look excellent and the theme is right in my (ahem) wheelhouse. Buying Blazing Sun (the one I'm interested in) would likely mean I'd find it easier to get opponents too.
One thing I'm worried about is the game using their new Fine Cast garbage. There's been polls online and 50% of people aren't happy with it. Once primed it looks the exact same as metal, but costs about 50% more.
Still though...I'll likely get it. I'm a MoW junkie who has 1000+ points for every fleet (and expanding). So this will likely cause a dent in my wallet.
Having said that, I think Finecast is way better than metal (other than the increased cost).
I'm really looking forward to this new naval game. If it sells well I'm hoping it'll mark a proper return for Games Workshop to hobby games other than Warhammer (not that I've got anything against Warhammer, but it'd be nice to see them bringing out a variety of stuff. They may be uber expensive, but no one does components better than Games Workshop).