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New Warhammer - Must See

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15 Jun 2010 12:01 #66012 by Mr. White
Not because you are a warhammer fan, but GW is simply in a class by itself.

www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/armyS...gn=WarhammerAO-en_US

Sure these prices are through the roof ($75 for a rulebook!), but no other company can touch them component wise. If I weren't interested in other types of games, and had an unlimited budget, I could see the draw of going all in. Outstanding.

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15 Jun 2010 12:03 #66013 by metalface13
Those dice and templates are pretty awesome.

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15 Jun 2010 12:05 #66016 by ubarose
Replied by ubarose on topic Re:New Warhammer - Must See
Very pretty. I don't know what any of it is.

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15 Jun 2010 12:11 #66018 by madwookiee
Impulse control fail. I ordered the dice.

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15 Jun 2010 12:15 #66019 by Spinrad
Replied by Spinrad on topic Re:New Warhammer - Must See
madwookiee wrote:

Impulse control fail. I ordered the dice.


Haha, I caught myself calculating how many I would need for various games. Once I got to Arkham Horror the rational part of my brain kicked in and I closed the webpage. It was a close call though, almost dropped like $60 on dice.

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15 Jun 2010 12:18 #66020 by Mr. White
yeah, I don't think you can actually play Warhammer with only 8 dice, but they are a nice set. The minis look fantastic as well.

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15 Jun 2010 12:41 #66026 by Michael Barnes
WOW,this is some really nice stuff! I actually don't think the prices are unreasonable for them considering that they're prepainted and a totally optional premium item, and it really puts some of the silly shit we say has nice production into perspective. We see a bunch of penny army men in four colors and think it's a good production...

Now, if any of these pieces turned up in a FFG game, it'd add $20 to the retail price.

What's with that Empire dude with the giant badger?

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15 Jun 2010 13:15 #66028 by Columbob
Michael Barnes wrote:

What's with that Empire dude with the giant badger?


Pretty sure that's supposed to be a bear. Circus attraction or regimental mascot that plays the drums.

Many regiments in the Empire are famous for the totems or mascots that accompany them to battle. The Regimental Mascot is a metal model that incorporates a one-eyed bear carrying a drum and his ugly handler, who carries a basket of half-eaten bones and a hurdy-gurdy - presumably to provide a musical accompaniment for the drum-playing grizzly.

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15 Jun 2010 13:40 - 15 Jun 2010 13:41 #66032 by Mr. White
Michael Barnes wrote:

I actually don't think the prices are unreasonable for them considering that they're prepainted and a totally optional premium item, and it really puts some of the silly shit we say has nice production into perspective.


That's a good point. These are optional, premium items.

And now that I think of it, a set of dice for $12 isn't far off what I usually see dice sets going for. And being standard d6s can be used for _any_ game.
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15 Jun 2010 13:59 #66034 by Michael Barnes
Well, the rulebook is $75, which is a lot...but it's very nicely bound, premium hardcover book with tons of artwork. And that's still really optional, if you have the WHFB starter set you can just use that rulebook all you want and borrow a friend's copy of the deluxe one if you need to. And of course, by the time you build an army and get it painted, you're in the hole for potentially hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

But it's still your choice. This has me kind of thinking about not necessarily the miniatures-based product positioning, but about the way it's an a la carte model. The power to spend as much or as little as you want is ultimately in your hands.

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15 Jun 2010 14:18 #66035 by NeonPeon
It's the average of about $7 per miniature that gets me.

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15 Jun 2010 14:19 #66036 by username
One point about those dice:

I'll have to see them in person before fully pasing judgement, but if they are difficult to see from across the table no serious Warhammer player will use them in games.

It's a major violation of the social wargaming contract to play with dice your opponent can't easily read from across the table.

The last batch of special dice like this GW produced was VERY hard to see across the table and interfered with the smooth flow of games.

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15 Jun 2010 14:25 #66037 by Michael Barnes
That's a good point...I'd hate for dice chicanery to get in the way of arguing about the rules...

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15 Jun 2010 14:33 #66038 by username
Unsurprisingly it's usually rules argue-ers that use hard to see dice....

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15 Jun 2010 14:43 #66040 by evilgit
Replied by evilgit on topic Re:New Warhammer - Must See
The bits are kinda cool. Any idea what the rules are like? Have things changed since 3rd edition?
Does it have army lists and all or will you still need to buy addition army books?

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