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Offline beefcake

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #495 on: January 30, 2014, 06:28:08 PM »
So everyone seems to love marines and buys them (I even collected an army... For about 6 months before selling them off) surely tournaments and regular games must be rather strange with marines fighting marines. People that buy other armies must get people clambering to play them.  lol


Offline pixelgeek

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #496 on: January 30, 2014, 07:55:06 PM »
However, another great conspiracy theory is that because it's weekly now and you can't subscribe to it, there's an incentive to visit a store often, and hopefully grab a few new releases too before the same money is spent on movies, fast food and playstation. I think the saturday release date conveniently coincides with new, shiny minis.

Not a conspiracy theory at all. They want to push people into stores and this is a pretty good way to do it.

Offline Timbor

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #497 on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:37 PM »
I saw this rumour today that GW is melting down the rest of their metal stock:

http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?41148-GW-Begins-the-quot-Great-Smelt-quot

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Word today is that truckloads containing literally metric tons of metal miniatures have pulled away from GW HQ, headed for a date with a furnace. The entire stock is to be smelted down and sold off on the metals markets.

Look for any remaining stocks of metal models to disappear shortly from the website.

GW's era of metal miniatures is over.

I dunno about you, but I can envision some sort of scene like the one from 'The Italian Job' where thieves chase down the truck full of precious metal in souped up cars...  keep an eye out for that truck! lol
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #498 on: January 30, 2014, 09:24:51 PM »
I dunno about you, but I can envision some sort of scene like the one from 'The Italian Job' where thieves chase down the truck full of precious metal in souped up cars...  keep an eye out for that truck! lol

What system should I use to game this scenario? Pulp Alley, Infinity, Combat Zone? :)
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Offline Dolmot

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #499 on: January 30, 2014, 09:25:39 PM »
It will be easier when they retire finecast. Just open the curtains on a sunny day.

Offline carlos13th

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #500 on: January 30, 2014, 10:21:47 PM »
I dunno about you, but I can envision some sort of scene like the one from 'The Italian Job' where thieves chase down the truck full of precious metal in souped up cars...  keep an eye out for that truck! lol

You do the driving and Ill ride shotgun.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #501 on: January 31, 2014, 04:09:11 AM »
That seems really stupid. The fan-friendly thing to do would be a fire-sale, but of course not, no.

Offline joroas

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #502 on: January 31, 2014, 07:08:48 AM »
They burn all of their remaindered Black Library novels too.......
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #503 on: January 31, 2014, 09:07:04 AM »
Well, my subscription has just ended. I thought it had a month to go, but got another letter telling me it was done. I had seriously considered resubscribing, as they were still offering the subs at old WD rates (presumably this will change soon). However, having watched that video, I am incredibly glad I didn't bother :D

200+ pages of badly composed and poorly laid out photographs with virtually no text. I can't see this enticing new folk into "The Hobby" either, as they don't seem to explain what anything is at any point.

Regarding the metal rumour, looks like I have a couple of things to try and buy over the weekend.

Offline smokezombie

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #504 on: January 31, 2014, 11:53:13 AM »
They burn all of their remaindered Black Library novels too.......


Stunned if this is true. What is the rationale behind that and when has book burning ever been good?!

I'm not doubting you. Just....shocked.
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Offline joroas

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #505 on: January 31, 2014, 11:55:21 AM »
OH! This is true, I rang and asked if I could have them for my school library, they said no and then burnt them.........
What a waste.  :'(

Offline Dolmot

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #506 on: January 31, 2014, 12:04:03 PM »
Taking the 'sale' out of a fire sale. :?

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #507 on: January 31, 2014, 12:15:32 PM »
All reasons why I avoid GW to this day....
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #508 on: January 31, 2014, 01:02:43 PM »
GW has certainly done a lot of odd things over the years, and most could be explained as having some sort of rationalized (albeit misguided or not popular) business decisions.

I just don't 'get' this new White Dwarf format stuff. Why?

I just can't fathom how this can sell to any market group except perhaps illiterates with oodles of money segment.

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #509 on: January 31, 2014, 03:17:20 PM »
They burn all of their remaindered Black Library novels too.......

I suspect that someone misspoke. They probably pulped them as is typical in the book market.

 

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