Games Workshop taking pre-orders for new Apocalypse 40k pieces

By Polar_Bear
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Jun 30th, 2013
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Games Workshop has started taking down names of those of you gamers who want their new Apocalypse 40k gear as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with these new figures and terrain pieces when they’re released.

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  • Soulfinger

    I can’t wait to see what amazing super heavy tanks they’ll be printing in White Dwarf for my Sisters of Battle army, which I am sure will come packaged in plastic baggies with a xeroxed picture insert like the rest of my tanks.

    • KelRiever

      Listen, if you can’t buy the new army plus $100 in books every 3 months, then really, who’s to blame? Why don’t you become richer and just stop complaining

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Soulfinger

        I never realized until now how compatible the philosophies of GW are with those of the Tea Party. Get richer and stop complaining!

        • Gallahad

          Please, for the love of all that is good in the world, keep politics out of this corner of the internet.

          • Soulfinger

            That’s fine. I’d rather discuss religion anyways.

          • keltheos

            Or…gasp…just save up for it if you actually want a copy. That’s what they did in the old days, anyway.

          • Soulfinger

            Are you talking about Bibles? Because we’ve moved onto religion.

          • KelRiever

            Last time I checked, the inflation run on a Bible was a lot less than Games Workshop.

            I save my money. I just spend it on more intelligent miniature game companies.

          • Bellygrub

            Saving up for things is all well and good…except when GW makes everything limited.

          • Soulfinger

            I like the idea of more intelligent game companies. Do you play 40k? “No sir, I play Erudition Wars, the intelligent person’s wargame. The core rulebook is 1,400 pages long and is only available to those with a demonstrable IQ of 130+. We use non-Euclidean geometry, so you have to solve the equation of zz*=(x+yj)(x – yj) = x^2 – y^2 for each model that you want to move, just as you must solve numerous equations for distance traveled, time of flight, angle of reach, etc. when firing a weapon. Also, the rules are written entirely in Latin.” If you do so much as misspeak the temperature of a plasma blast, 4tonmantis will call you out on it and you get kicked out of the tournament circle.

          • 4tonmantis

            lol, am I going to have to check your formulas too Soulfinger? In all fairness a blast at the temperature you listed would probably be just as horrible as a plasma blast. I think it was like -175 degrees or something..

          • KelRiever

            Now, I know this sounds JUST CRAZY, but a more intelligent miniature game company doesn’t have to mean a company that hits you with some complex math formulas in its game. A more intelligent game company, you know, could be one that attracts customers rather than drives them away.

            I know, I know, I must be out of my mind! ;D

          • Soulfinger

            It’s not all scientific and stuff, but there was a survey on BoLS, posted the 1st of the month, that pegged WH40K as the most played wargame by a wide margin. I share most of the complaints that gamers have about GW, but they aren’t unintelligent about how they run things. As much as I may want them to reprint “Oi! Dats My Leg” or retro Chaos like it was back in the days of “Realms of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness” and “Lost and the Damned,” the fact is that they have reinvented themselves as the marijuana of the gaming world — a gateway gaming addiction for 12-year-olds to drop their cash on blister packs instead of dime bags. That’s why I stand outside of the local elementary school wearing a trench coat and whispering, “Hey kid, wanna buy some dakka?” Sure, all of us older gamers like to pretend that we are investing in the Harley Davidson of little plastic men, but really, we’re feeding a deep seated addiction, and I expect that half of you play 40K for the same reason I do — all my friends are doing it, and if they jumped off a cliff then, contrary to what my mother thinks, I may still end up buying a Baneblade.

          • KelRiever

            I have a different opinion on the whole thing, but just to avoid the never ending debate of theories that ragest like THE WARP, I’ll stop with this post. On one hand we can argue that they are a $200 mil company that sells toy soldiers so they must be doing something right. On the other, we can argue that any company can fail and the larger they are, the longer, but harder they fall…and if GM can screw it up, planting its own seeds of destruction 30 years before it imploded, then GM certainly can be on its way, too. Of course, that may be the plan, you know…to get Great Britain to bail them out.

  • Just ordered mine! I love the display box! The Apoc rules look interesting and I’ve never tried a big game, though my Orks are up to the task.

    • Ghost

      You need three more Stompa boxes, thirty Bommas and a few if those Apocalypse dice cubes

  • Gabbi

    I want to go live in Nottingham. It seems obvious to me that ter’s no economic crisis bthere…

    • Gabbi

      I want to go live in Nottingham. It seems obvious to me that thereโ€™s no economic crisis thereโ€ฆ
      (damn keyboard ^^).

      • 4tonmantis

        See.. this guy is so broke he can’t even get a proper keyboard, and GW is releasing $250 rulebooks. (oooh..they’re fancy rulebooks in a really pretty box).

  • Ghool

    Wait a second.
    $300 for a rulebook in a fancy box?

    Seriously?

    • 4tonmantis

      Actually they’re fancy rulebooks in a pretty box.. there’s a difference..

  • Marauder

    If this game were 15mm I’d be tempted (assuming cheaper minis). Actually I’d probably end up picking up minis and just playing with another 15mm ruleset…

    -Tim

    • KelRiever

      This game was even in a smaller scale. It was called Epic, and not enough people purchased it when it was more affordable. So Epic was canned. People who still want to play 40k in large scale prefer to pay more for the privilege. Does it make sense? I know it doesn’t, but that’s what has happened.

      • Marauder

        Kel,

        Despite my youthful appearance I am old enough to have played Epic Space Marine in the early 90’s. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I agree that Epic and all its incarnations (including Armageddon that had pretty awesome rules) just wasn’t a hit enough for GW to keep going with it. I think a lot of that had to do with the minis. I think however that miniature production techniques have advanced enough since then that they could make new 15mm models that would be vastly more popular than the 6mm of Epic. 15mm sci-fi is pretty hot in the indy market right now, and is a pretty amazing scale for sci-fi battles of about the company level.

        I know its never gonna happen – but hey it would make a lot of sense. Man if Battlefront every wanted to challenge GW for a cut of the sci-fi market, they’d be wise to go 15mm. I’d be unable to throw money at them fast enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

        -Tim

        • 4tonmantis

          If Warpath goes 6 or 15mm I think that will be the one to bring me back to sub28mm gaming. I bought a bunch of epic stuff and it is a lot of fun but the difficulty finding the models and a lack of mainstream support means those are yet more minis tucked away in my garage. I am probably close to being able to start a museum of defunct miniatures ๐Ÿ˜›

        • KelRiever

          lol, well from one old person to another, I can say 15mm sci fi is definitely hot from the mini side of things. I have GZG stuff, but Khurisan miniatures kicks butt with that scale. And if you have Epic, well, as soon as we can drive several hundred miles we can play, because I have Epic Eldar now. Hoorah!

          Again, though, I cannot either explain why people would not pick up Epic, yet find the immediate need to purchase 10 Lehman Russ tanks in one box…

          • Soulfinger

            I’ll gladly play Epic with anyone who wants to drive a couple hours south of Indy once you’re finished with GenCon (alternately, I’ll run post-post apocalyptic role playing games for anyone who wants to pay my way to the con). It really was a fantastic game with the exception of its last edition. I enjoyed fielding nothing but 6 Warlord titans the last time I played, which was totally hopeless but fun nonetheless.

          • 4tonmantis

            I’m in southern California. I don’t really play with any gaming groups here in San Diego.. I played a lot in Virginia at the local store but here it’s just been garage games.

          • Nightbee

            I knew I recognized your name from somewhere.

          • 4tonmantis

            From the Headhunter boards a few years back?

          • Marauder

            I love Khurisan stuff. I was pretty close to shelling out for a 15mm army when I came to the realization I’d have to play against myself. Got into 6mm instead with an army from Plasma Blast Games. 6mm was an easier pitch to my group because we had old epic armies, battletech and one guy has the new Robotech stuff coming. Gonna use Strike Legion so we can all stat up our own stuff.

            Now if GW did 15mm I wouldn’t have the issue of nobody wanting to play it with me. People would gobble it down in an instant.

            -Tim

          • Trent

            Hold on…I’d might gobble up 15mm Eldar minis. But I would NOT gobble up GW rules unless they actually hired some game designers…as opposed to fluff writers that can count to six. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 4tonmantis

            Note to self: Market a 15mm game that uses (wait for it) …

            …d8s!!!!

            Genius!

          • Trent

            Make it open-ended 2d8….now you’re cooking with gas!