Warhammer Forge announced

By tgn_admin
In Age of Sigmar
Jan 26th, 2011
1 Comment

As part of their earlier announcements, Forge World have posted details of the Warhammer Forge team.

From their announcement:

Warhammer Forge was first unveiled at Games Day UK back in September 2010, and since then we have been busily adding to the fantastic selection of models that were displayed at the NEC.

We have put together a dedicated Warhammer Forge model design team, who have been hard at work sculpting a range of finely-detailed resin kits to add depth and breadth to the existing Warhammer Fantasy Battle range. These miniatures will be accompanied by a series of lavish expansion books that will explore the darkest corners of the Warhammer World.
The Warhammer Forge team is lead by Mark Bedford, whose Plague Toad Set is the first pre-order in this Newsletter. The other designers in the team are:Steve Whitehead, whose Bile Trolls are the second of this Newsletter’s releases; Edgar Skomoroswki, the latest addition to the Warhammer Forge studio, and whose first projects will be unveiled in forthcoming newsletters, and finally Keith Robertson, who is responsible for the third pre-order kit in this week’s Newsletter: the Plague Ogres.

Mark, Steve, Edgar and Keith are joined by writer Alan Bligh, who is currently finishing the first Warhammer Forge book, Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos, which will complete Rick Priestley’s first draft. This tome will be the first in a series of Warhammer Forge expansions, and as you can see from the fantastic cover art, The Throne of Chaos promises to be a dark and sinister exploration of the bloody path that leads to the Dark Gods’ ultimate reward.

The Warhammer Forge range can be found alongside Forge World’s existing Warhammer Monsters and Terrain here, and you can order side-by-side with our Warhammer 40,000 and Specialist Games resin kits.

  • abbysdad

    I guess this gets down to price and value for me.

    I was very excited about the concepts and minis that might come out of this venture! However, the price reminds me of going into a ski shop. Everything I want is a lot of money, and the guy at the counter says you need it all. Even if you can’t really use it yet.

    Take the nurgle toads for example. They’re great! I’d happily pay 15$ a piece for them (like the new WHF plastic Trolls), but at 43 gbp for the set, that works out to nearly 23$ a toad. And I can really only use the toads in my Warhammer Fantasy games. And they’re not allowed in tourney games, just like the rest of Forgeworld’s stuff. So am I going to pay 69$ for three minis I can only use in limited circumstances? Probably not. I’d have a hard time even telling my family I wanted something like for a present.

    I have Studio McVey, Enigma and Avatars of War for my fancy mini tastes now. They’re all expensive too, but I can use their stuff in many other games and the most expensive set that AoW or SMV sell comes to 24.99 gbp (~40$). That’s about the limit I can justify for that kind of hobby purchase. And for that price, I get minis that are much better (IMO) than what Forge World is offering.

    A couple of years ago, Forge World would have been the only game of this caliber in town. Now there’s a lot of competition. It’s a shame their current pricing and rules don’t seem to acknowledge that.