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The new GW Limited Edition game...
VonTush wrote: 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.
I'd like that too. In moments of weakness I've considered nabbing Dreadfleet myself, but I lack an appropriate playing surface to accommodate it.
Stonecutter wrote: *sigh* another year, still no Space Crusade, still no Advanced Hero Quest.
...or Warhammer Quest. It's weird, GW must be tired of money.
I bet we'll see a Warhammer Quest release at some point in the future with the iOS game on the horizon.
Regarding Warhammer Quest - see, I think one reason GW may be slow in re-releasing it is that I don't think it was a very big hit the first time it came out. I've only got anecdotal stuff to go on but I was in school when GW went through their golden age of boardgames. Everyone knew about or played Heroquest and Space Crusade, everyone knew about or played Warhammer ... I didn't know a single person who owned Warhammer Quest. At the time it seemed like it was on the shelves for a year or two and then vanished without trace. It's only years later with internet buzz that the game seems to have generated the following that it has.
With the new boxed set of 40K - if you want to try the game out, it's a great way to get started. If you and a mate can buy a set, swap out the two armies and you'll have a sizeable starting force. The background of 40K is absolutely brilliant in my opinion. The ruleset is getting better with each edition. It's not the best set of rules ever but I think with miniature gaming the way it looks and the fluff is half the fun.
SuperflyTNT wrote: With the success of the Ravenloft gang it would be inconceivable that people at GW are not thinking that WHQ would be a big, easy cash cow. I mean....the design work is done and it's not like they don't have a huge back catalogue of molds to choose from...
I can't see them using existing molds for a WHQ re-release, they'd be fancy new sculpts. Having said that, re-releasing WHQ would certainly entice people to buy more models from their existing Warhammer line, far more than Space Hulk would have done for their 40K line. I'd love for them to release a version of this with sculpted plastic dungeon tiles - that's be awesome, although probably unlikely.
I've got no idea as to the number of D&D board games that were sold. Do you think that it'd be in sufficient numbers to get GW's interest? I think that's an issue with the board game community - it only takes a relatively small number of people to get a bit of buzz generated about a game and all of a sudden it can look like it's in far more demand than it really is. I'm not so much talking about the D&D games here, I'm thinking more about old titles like Titan or Black Beard. For ages I'd been reading comments from people moaning why Hasbro wouldn't allow the games to be re-printed and what a hit they'd be when they were. Well, they did finally get re-printed and whilst they may have sold decent enough numbers they hardly set the world on fire.
Yes WHQ would sell, but it would be just a drop in the bucket of GW's overall sales.
This would be a short-term windfall. Here's an interesting quote from Jack Kerby in the Chairman's Preamble from the 2011/2012 Annual Report:
"Short-termism is one of the evils of modern society. More shareholder value is destroyed by managers making dumb short-term decisions to enable them to produce glowing quarterly reports than ever is gained in the laughably inappropriately named ‘transparency‘ they are supposed to bring."
Ripples from the flop of Dreadfleet perhaps?
So, I'm thinking they'd be fools not to crack out an updated version of AHQ or WHQ to get all the revenues from the nostalgia crowd, the new adopters crowd, AND the GW fanboi crowd in one fell swoop.
personnally i'd like to see all you need in one box versions of either; Necromunda, Gorka Morka, Mordheim or another printing of Space Hulk.
WQ would need some rules/design revisions me thinks to do well