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Offline Westfalia Chris

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The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:32:53 AM »
Hi all,

as there have been a lot of discussions involving Games Workshop lately, we have decided to bundle the topic in a single thread, which you are now reading.

This thread is intended to allow people discussing recent developments regarding Games Workshop and its products in general, including, but not limited to, the release of new games, miniatures, pricing, or academic examinations of the olfactory impediments associated with GW stores over the last three decades. Basically, anything EXCEPT pictures of painted miniatures, battle reports, and other "hobby productive" issues, which should continue to be posted in their respective period boards, i.e. Fantasy and Future Wars.

Now, and let me get this straight, this thread is NOT an invitation to sling squigs at other people. All forum rules regarding posting etiquette and, in particular, copyrighted material (such as scans from unreleased White Dwarf magazine issues) apply, and I will moderate this thread as I do with other OT topics.

That's it for the moment. I'll be locking existing "General GW" topics over the next few days, and any future topic with such content will be locked immediately.

Cheers, Chris
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 11:38:27 AM »
About time! Good move.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 12:16:07 PM »
About time! Good move.

Yep.  Thats a great idea.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 12:18:58 PM »
Thank christ for that!

cheers

James

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 12:29:20 PM »
Thank christ for that!

cheers

James
No, thank Chris for that!
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 12:32:40 PM »
No, thank Chris for that!

Quite  :D

cheers

James

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 12:45:29 PM »
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No, thank Chris for that!

Quite   :D

cheers

James

"Redde caesari quae sunt caesaris", gentlemen - thank the good Prof. Witchheimer who initiated and green-lit this measure. While GW may not be very high on the agenda of many LAF users, it still has been a major driving force in the development of the hobby back in the day and remains a topic of interest - bundling the discussion has mainly to do with the certain tangent most such threads tend to veer off on.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 06:07:25 PM »
Now this thread exists no-ones got anything to say.  lol

What are peoples general thoughts on the "rumoured" Inquisition game? Personally, I think it depends 100% on the miniatures. Apparently they're based on John Blanche sketches so might be okay if they got a decent sculptor involved. Judging by recent releases though, hmmm. The rules are likely to be Diet Caffeine-free Inquisitor so for those of us who actually like Inquisitor it's pretty unlikely we'll use the rules even if we buy it (I almost definitely won't due to lack of disposable income. Wonder what the INQ28 community make of it? Bet they feel a bit like GW are treading on their toes a little.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 06:35:29 PM »
This is a great idea, because speaking purely for myself, I find it therapeutic to get a lot of moaning off my chest to stave off the worst effects of the disappointment felt by the direction GW has been going. I loved and grew up with their stuff but in the last few years I have gone off it right down to the very aesthetic of it all. This thread will allow me to feel better about it, because it's nice to see my favourite online community's take on things.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 06:37:22 PM »
Quite   :D

cheers

James

"Redde caesari quae sunt caesaris", gentlemen - thank the good Prof. Witchheimer who initiated and green-lit this measure. While GW may not be very high on the agenda of many LAF users, it still has been a major driving force in the development of the hobby back in the day and remains a topic of interest - bundling the discussion has mainly to do with the certain tangent most such threads tend to veer off on.

Well, thank you Alex  :)

I grew up with GW and still have many figures and rules sets for them but get rather fed up with the vitriol etc that happens all over the net.

I've said my piece and will now disappear to make and paint shit  :D

cheers

James

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 06:44:47 PM »
I've said my piece and will now disappear to make and paint shit  :D

Are you making a midden for the Robin Hood Nottingham castle then?  :P

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 06:45:51 PM »
Are you making a midden for the Robin Hood Nottingham castle then?  :P

Ooo, that's an idea  :D

cheers

James

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 06:46:20 PM »
What are peoples general thoughts on the "rumoured" Inquisition game? Personally, I think it depends 100% on the miniatures. Apparently they're based on John Blanche sketches so might be okay if they got a decent sculptor involved. Judging by recent releases though, hmmm. The rules are likely to be Diet Caffeine-free Inquisitor so for those of us who actually like Inquisitor it's pretty unlikely we'll use the rules even if we buy it (I almost definitely won't due to lack of disposable income. Wonder what the INQ28 community make of it? Bet they feel a bit like GW are treading on their toes a little.

If it does infact come to fruition and is based on Blanche's sketches, I'm most likely in. However, I like INQ28 and converting my own unique troops.


There's been whisperings that if successful, if could have further development down the line. My biggest GW gripe is the lack of support for the specialist games, which are some of their best...
while it would be nice to have another large line of figures, I won't be holding my breath.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013, 08:43:04 PM »
However, I like INQ28 and converting my own unique troops.

That;s exactly why I wonder what the INQ28 community make of it. A large part of INQ28 is the creation of unique stuff. I'd love to be able to do some stuff like you see on the Ammobunker INQ28 boards but I just don't have the sculpting skills. Having said that I rummaged around my bitz a few months ago and found a bunch of Gorkamorka ork bodies so I converted them up into a Nurgle cult with Plaguebearer heads and arms and necromunda weapons. That was the weekend I found Ammobunker for the first time and I caught the bug.  :D

My usual INQ28 revolves more around using old, classic miniatures for my warbands. For example, my Rogue Malleus Inquisitor is the Karloth Valois model, unmodified. I love the model too much to cut it up and it took me years to get hold of too.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013, 11:21:09 PM »
Second sign of the Apocalypse:  I am going to say something nice about GW.

{waiting for people to stand back up and/or pick up their jaws}

Despite all my criticisms, and I think them valid - else why speak them, many fine war gamers have been introduced into the miniatures/war games hobby (although fed propaganda about it being the GW Hobby) so let it be on the record that they have at least one redeeming trait.

Gracias,

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