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30 Aug 2012 00:06 #133554 by Mr. White

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30 Aug 2012 00:28 - 30 Aug 2012 00:28 #133556 by luckyb0y
Eh? They've done it in the past. Third ed 40k had a limited version for a brief time with a metal captain . They do it fairly often with army deals as well (most recently Space Marines, Tau, Dark Angels). The new set will be available as usual just without the chaplain figure.
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30 Aug 2012 00:32 #133557 by Mr. White
Oh. I was wondering if this was their '$100 limited time only, self-contained game'. You know, following up Space Hulk 3rd and DreadFleet.

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30 Aug 2012 01:13 #133558 by luckyb0y
Nope. Dread Fleet was last year and Space Hulk was 2009 so the next one should be next year (fingers crossed for Blood Bowl though there was the 25th anniversary last year so they missed the boat on that one). Then again GW has habit of changing policy/strategy or whatever every so often. It's hard to say if they'll keep releasing these one offs much longer. It's probably much easier than supporting entire lines like Necromunda, Mordheim and the like. Not to mention it doesn't fragment the market and the limited character guarantees they fly of the shelves. Quick easy money if you ask me. They should be coming up with them at least every year. GW fans will gobble them up even if they are shit. Just look how excited people are about Relic.

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30 Aug 2012 01:24 #133559 by Msample
The fact that my FLGS still has copies of Deadfleet lying around tells me it wasn't the sales hit that Space Hulk was.

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30 Aug 2012 02:08 - 30 Aug 2012 02:08 #133562 by luckyb0y
Oh shit I just had a look and you can get Dreadfleet anywhere. I thought it sold reasonably well. Not like Space Hulk obviously, but you can't beat the fucking legend.

The problem with Dreadfleet was that it had an identity crisis. If it's a self contained game then why include a ship for pretty much every faction? It looks completely incoherent and doesn't appeal at all to fans attached to particular factions. They won't be appeased by a single ship. Unlikely that it was meant to gauge interest and possibly follow up with expansions. So why the fuck do that?

The sad part is that if it flopped that can mean the end of the one off GW board games. The GW bigwigs are fickle as hell and might thing Space Hulk was a fluke. No it wasn't, it's just a great game with striking visuals no mater which edition. Dreadfleet can't touch that. Not that there are that many old GW games I'd like to see reprinted. Blood Bowl comes to mind, maybe Gorkamork, Mordheim and Necromunda (these 3 would need a serious rules revision - all are based on fantasy/40k ruleset which were already dated 15 years ago). I wouldn't mind a brand new game though, if they hired some actual designers instead of rehashing same 2 games every couple of years. When it comes to tons of awesome plastic minis you can't get much better than GW big boxes.
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30 Aug 2012 02:30 - 30 Aug 2012 02:31 #133563 by ufe
Yeah it's just the new 40k starter set. The limited edition isn't that bad a deal either being just $7 more than what it will be for the normal edition. Chaos cultists are looking pretty damn cool.
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30 Aug 2012 04:00 #133565 by PavingMantis
Someone here has had to have played 40k, is it fun? Seems like an okay time to buy in, what with the new edition just out, the rulebook being included in this set, and two decent factions... I can sucker someone into trying this with me.

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30 Aug 2012 05:15 #133568 by Ancient_of_MuMu

PavingMantis wrote: Someone here has had to have played 40k, is it fun? Seems like an okay time to buy in, what with the new edition just out, the rulebook being included in this set, and two decent factions... I can sucker someone into trying this with me.

As a hobby where you paint your army, make up a history for it and get really into the theme and back story in addition to playing it is OK. As a game itself not so much (completely lacking in balance, ambiguous rules, etc).
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30 Aug 2012 08:40 #133570 by Brewmiester
If anyone picks it up and wants to get rid of their Dark Angels let me know.

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30 Aug 2012 14:14 #133575 by SuperflyPete
They screwed me on DreadFleet (which now that I'm painting again, I kind of wish I'd never sold for less than half what I paid....) and since the Reaper deal kind of makes this look sad and pathetic in comparison...

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30 Aug 2012 14:28 #133578 by Stonecutter
*sigh* another year, still no Space Crusade, still no Advanced Hero Quest.
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30 Aug 2012 15:12 #133582 by VonTush
I have no desire to be active in 40k again, but I wouldn't mind the ability to do a skirmish here or there. If there were more scenarios (other than six of which two are solitaire) a play mat and some scenery I'd be all over this. Oh, and the forces would need some balance which these starter sets are notorious for being unbalanced.

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30 Aug 2012 15:21 #133583 by the_jake_1973
@VonTush: There are some 40K skirmish rules out there, such as KillZone and Death Squads.

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30 Aug 2012 15:38 #133586 by VonTush
Yeah, there is that, but I guess what I'm getting at is something more like Dreadfleet. A complete game in a box with everything that you'd need in one package.

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