Warpath release details

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In Sci-fi
Aug 15th, 2011
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E-figures.com have posted details of the first three months of releases for Mantic Games’ upcoming Warpath sci-fi mass combat game.

October

  • Warpath Orx Section (10) $24.99
  • Warpath Orx Platoon (20) $34.99
  • Warpath Orx Hero $13.99
  • Warpath Orx Starter Army (40+2v) $74.99

November

  • Warpath Paint Set $24.99
  • Warpath Game Orxs vs Dwarfs $74.99


December

  • Warpath Forgefathers Steel Warriors Section (10) $24.99
  • Warpath Forgefathers Grizzlers Team (5) $24.99
  • Warpath Forgefathers Steel Warriors Platoon (20) $34.99
  • Warpath Forgefathers Hero $13.99
  • Warpath Forgefathers Army $74.99

The Warpath game box will include
55 Models, 2 vehicles, dice, rules and Mantic Points

10 Forgefathers Steel Warriors, 5 Grizzlers, 1 Big Gun
30 Orx, 10 Heavy Weapon Orx, 1 Trike

Update: Mantic have informed their distributors that these prices are not final and may change before the release of the figures.

  • Klaetch

    That’s actually a little more expensive than I was hoping for. 🙁 The Orx Section is only $4 cheaper than an equivalent squad direct from GW (no independent shop discount included). If Mantic’s primary appeal is “GW but cheaper”, then they’re falling a bit short.

    • cybogoblin

      Who only needs 10 Orx, though? If you get the Platoon box it’s much more economical. That seems to be the logic behind Mantic’s boxes, and certainly the impression I got from talking to them at GenCon.

      • Klaetch

        Who only needs 10 Orx, though?

        Those of us on a strictly limited budget, who simply can’t afford the outlay of an entire army in one go. Oh, and Gorkamorka players.

        • With all due respect, if you cannot wait one extra week (or two or three) to have the 35 bucks saved, then you won´t save up 25 bucks in the first place, either.

          I was living on a very limited budget for some years, so I know that it´s hard but possible.

          • Klaetch

            then you won´t save up 25 bucks in the first place, either.

            See, you’ve accidentally struck to the core of the problem right there. You’re right, I won’t save up the 25 bucks — it’s too much (see original post). Saving up $17.50 (half the cost of the platoon) would have been more likely, but because I can’t pony up a $7.50 poor-gamer-premium, I’ll miss out on weeks or months of painting and gaming time.

            I guess this solidifies what I already suspected — Mantic is not going to make mass sci-fi combat affordable, and I’m better off sticking with skirmish games.

          • I think it only solidifies that you don´t have much saving discipline. It does certainly not support your conclusion, unless you qualify it by adding “for me personally“.

            For most other players, and certainly for those who already have WH40K experience, 35 USD for a 20-orc set beats the 58 USD at GW by 40%, and hence makes mass combat a lot more affordable (quality questions not yet answered).

          • Klaetch

            It does certainly not support your conclusion, unless you qualify it by adding “for me personally“.

            Absolutely. That was an oversight.

            I think it only solidifies that you don´t have much saving discipline.

            You’re starting to get into the realms of personal attacks, and I’d prefer to stay on topic. I had personally hoped that Mantic would be able to provide something closer to the KoW pricing, and I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to buy smaller units. As I said earlier, but you didn’t factor into your reply, it’s much more convenient for me to be able to buy 10 models, paint them and game with what I have, and build up over time.

            I don’t challenge that Mantic are cheaper than GW. They’re just not as cheap as I was hoping, especially with smaller sets costing more than what I think of as reasonable breakdowns of the larger sets.

          • I think we can agree there.

          • Zac

            You’re starting to get into the realms of personal attacks

            He is right. Sorry for not catching this earlier. We don’t need to to make personal comments to make our points.

      • “If you get the Platoon box it’s much more economical.”

        If you get the platoon box, you’ll most likely end up with an attack of the clones, considering Mantics frame design in the past.

        • Zac

          But since no-one knows what the frame design is its really rather presumptuous to speculate and then critique the company based on that.

    • Zac

      $10 more gets you twice as many figures though. A fairly big discount on the GW price.

      • maroonldr

        Can you translate this into GW’s for us? 🙂

        • Zac

          Sure can 🙂

          October
          Warpath Orx Section (10) 1.4 GW
          Warpath Orx Platoon (20) 2 GW
          Warpath Orx Hero .8 GW
          Warpath Orx Starter Army (40+2v) 4.2 GW

          November
          Warpath Paint Set 1.4 GW
          Warpath Game Orxs vs Dwarfs 4.2 GW

          December
          Warpath Forgefathers Steel Warriors Section (10) 1.4 GW
          Warpath Forgefathers Grizzlers Team (5) 1.4 GW
          Warpath Forgefathers Steel Warriors Platoon (20) 2 GW
          Warpath Forgefathers Hero .8 GW
          Warpath Forgefathers Army 4.2 GW

  • Dead Kennedy

    I’m a little surprised by the pricing, but the American price (as listed here) is always a bit more than the British pound price. 30-some dollars for 20 troops is still a good deal. This also might be a way that Mantic is encouraging people to buy the big boxes: if you want to round out your squads, you save more per-model buying another big army box (rather than a section box).

  • blackfang

    Still cheaper than GW, but closing the gap at record speed.
    I wonder why a little man with a big gun is more expensive than an orc on a boar.

  • Darsc Zacal

    Mantic has stated on their Facebook page that these are not the final prices. No final prices have yet be set.

    Not sure how much of a final difference there will be, but they have acknowledged the Warpath mini’s won’t be as cheap as those they’ve released for Kings of War.

  • I thought the Orx where going to be called Marauders?

  • Well, if the frame is the usual 2 bodies / 3 heads – combo, I’ll give it a pass. You can say what you want about GW, but the amount of extra pieces and quality is undeniable (only set that comes close imho are the AoW Dwarf Berserker).

    I’d rather pay 5 bucks more for true multi-pose models. Especially if you keep in mind that there are 114 bits in a box of new Savage Orcs (yes, not 40K, but the most recent Orcs from GW).

    • Zac

      Well, if the frame is the usual 2 bodies / 3 heads – combo, I’ll give it a pass.

      Seems premature to comment given that no-one know what the sprues will look like.

      • Therefore “if”.

        • Zac

          Why don’t you just comment on what we know instead of commenting on hypotheticals? Anyone can post about “what if” but that doesn’t really tell anyone anything of any interest.

          • Klaetch

            Zac, I know these are your stomping grounds and you get to say what’s what, but isn’t the function of a comments section to provide a place for speculation and discussion? I completely agree that the news posts should be just the facts, but should there even be a comments feature if we’re not to discuss things outside the exact contents of the news posts themselves?

          • Zac

            I don’t see the point in critiquing a company based on speculation. The issue isn’t the speculation, the issueis the use of a speculative point to make critical comparisons.

          • Aren’t the prices hypothetical?

          • Zac

            “Approximate” might be better 🙂