Games workshop has started taking orders for their new Warhammer Fantasy minis in league with the chaos god of pestilence, Nurgle.
I wonder if this “End Times” business is someone’s snarky allusion to GW financials? Food for thought…
It’s not. I’m the CEO, so everything is awesome now. We’re making phat cash off our Chainsaw Warrior licensing.
Good to hear… but I lack some confidence. In my life, nowadays, I only have this boulder… and I always thought I could balance it on the top of the hill… but without fail all my simple hopes are dashed time and time again… I have no confidence anything will be successful in my life…
That champions…. ‘tentacle’…. seems pretty talented.
Ogres in disguise…
when will GW finally release a brand new army for both their main systems instead of rehashing the same old shite time after time.
it’s still BORING GW and the new CEO needs to shove some brooms up the arses of the workforce and get them thinking again
gave up playing GW years ago because of this staleness. other people are out-thinking you now GW, so beware the tide is now turning to other manufacturers who do listen to their customers
Wooden handle brooms or fiberglass? I’m going shopping tomorrow.
You must get bored easily. I’ve been playing WHFB for nearly 30 years, and I think it’s still a great game. I still thing GW is a bastard company losing their grip on their playerbase and reality…. but it’s still a great game.
Bring back Warhammer Quest! That’s what I want to see.
Doesn’t sell nearly enough models for them to bother. They need to allow FFG to make a version of it.
The new version is an expansion for WHFB. Just a rulebook initially with a release schedule for different tile and card sets themed for individual armies (i.e. sewers for skaven, ancient tomb for tomb kings, and so on). Additionally, the scenarios allow you to play any of the races as your protagonists, be they Chaos, Empire, or anything in-between. One scenario, for example, has the players controlling a band of Skaven “heroes” as they infiltrate an Elector Count’s birthday celebration. The goal is to make a version of Warhammer Quest that uses GW’s entire range of figures to their fullest potential and enables players to integrate these scenarios into their larger WHFB campaigns.
Is this Soulfinger CEO’s vision of it or is this readily available right now?
Sorry. Soulfinger CEO exclusive. We sold out within ten minutes of me posting that.
I’m in- except that I don’t want to get the $90 rulebook+$50 expansion before I get any minis to play.
How about a standalone that I could expand with WFB stuff? I’d be into that.
Dungeon Saga, Heroquest 25th Anniversary (which actually did end up being hugely funded), Super Dungeon Explore, Descent.. even Spacehulk really.. all examples that this type of game isn’t dead. I can list more examples of dungeon crawl (or ..modern to sci-fi crawler types) that have been successful. Would it be a runaway hit? Only if it was designed, packaged, priced like the WHFB and 40k starters (or cheaper hopefully but not likely).
Um- yes- it would clearly by a runaway hit.
The trouble is that GW thinks they’re competing with themselves when they make board games. They figure that you were going to spend that money on their stuff anyway, so they’re just taking sales away from Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy Battle.
Maybe their new CEO won’t have that group think problem, but probably he’ll just be a puppet to take the fall for Wells/Kirby.
All they’d have to do is release expansions that include no miniatures so the player would have to buy a box of “X” to build their hero. Sure, people could skwak about the cost to play a Dwarf Ironbreaker, but I bet they’d sell a good number of boxes just for that. The ease with which you can build a custom mini from the plastics that GW produces is one of the few pros to their current line. As an added bonus we might see them finally release a plastic box for Dwarf Slayers.
They did something kinda like this with the Warhammer Skirmish book a while back. I have that and it is a huge load of fun.
Was this the one that was about two editions ago? I have a couple in the vein of that. The other being the Chaos Warbands supplement that came in a WD around the same time.
Yeah, Skirmish was just before that I think. It has a bunch of little “quests” for scenario gaming. There’s one where you get a basic warrior from certain armies and have to survive a zombie apocalypse. There’s another where you still an egg from I think a Roc or a Dragon or something. I think they also did a separate siege book as well that was the opposite (or possibly it was in it.. will have to look). To be perfectly honest, I’m pretty sure the Skirmish book doesn’t have specific rules for a certain edition.. so if you have it, it could very likely be used for whatever the current WHFB edition is (assuming you have the relevant army books or whatever)
steal an egg ugh.. need edit button!!!
Yes! Was it a griffon egg? I remember the scenario, but not the monster. I remember the picture next to that scenario of a couple of guys on a mountain top peeking over the edge of the nest. I totally have that around here somewhere. It never even occurred to me to that it wasn’t edition-specific. I may have to go dig it out and take a look.
Ugh.. I just tried to find mine and it isn’t where I thought. I actually want to play some of that with my kids over the weekend now that we’ve been talking about it. It might be a Griffon egg, I’m not sure.
We’re making phat cash off our
Chainsaw Warrior licensing.
Da man wit da plan!
It’s a good thing that despite sales numbers taking a hit, that it looks like nothing has changed with the course of the company.
I won’t bother with a cynical comment about GW. I will simply say that these are not my cup o’ tea. I do however, feel like these are well sculpted. It’s also nice to see the studio painters stepping up their game. They have posted quite a lot of mediocre promo paintjobs over the last few months.
Boom! These are $.
They hover near my buy threshold and I don’t play this game.
It is tough to grasp here, that for GW, the price on these isn’t horrible. Strangeness.