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Offline Vermis

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1035 on: June 18, 2014, 12:30:14 PM »
Generally speaking the all the recent starter sets are testing in one way or another. Once the new edition hits there is bound to be a new starter set and the current one might drop in price I guess? happened last times.

The new edition has hit and last time I was in a GW shop (last week) the 6th ed Dark Vengeance boxes are still there at full price.

Not to mention that I've never known a significant GW product to drop in price. Unless you mean second hand or indy shops trying to dump old stock. The only unusual thing about it is that I gathered starter sets for previous editions just... went away. Being packed, as they have been as long as I've known, with rulebooks for their particular editions.

But then what I hear about 7th ed is that it's a few minor tweaks of 6th, a psychic phase based on unpopular magic mechanics from an old WHFB edition, and the infamous 'unbound' armies.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1036 on: June 18, 2014, 12:52:17 PM »
Link as requested! ;)

Cheers! Ok, that's what I found as well.  I have not looked in a while, but I think I have this set from a few years ago.  It was a good deal if I recall.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1037 on: June 18, 2014, 01:00:02 PM »
Link as requested! ;)

Forgive the rather silly question, but is that £6 for five figures or one  ???

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1038 on: June 18, 2014, 01:11:32 PM »
Forgive the rather silly question, but is that £6 for five figures or one  ???

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Hmm, I'm guessing it's just the box. No contents.

Maybe an info flyer about the nearest outlet too.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1039 on: June 18, 2014, 01:15:48 PM »

Hmm, I'm guessing it's just the box. No contents.

Maybe an info flyer about the nearest outlet too.

 lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1040 on: June 18, 2014, 04:24:32 PM »
It is a box of five models. One of the few things from GW which decently priced.

Though Dr Viking will probably be correct within 6 months by the next price rise.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1041 on: June 18, 2014, 05:33:26 PM »

Not to mention that I've never known a significant GW product to drop in price. Unless you mean second hand or indy shops trying to dump old stock. The only unusual thing about it is that I gathered starter sets for previous editions just... went away. Being packed, as they have been as long as I've known, with rulebooks for their particular editions.

Indy shop naturally, pretty cheap and GW don't go together well do they now.

Hmm, I'm guessing it's just the box. No contents.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1042 on: June 18, 2014, 10:51:42 PM »
The few times I played 40K, we played it 'unbound'. Actually it's how RT was meant to be played. So now they're charging us to tell us we can do whatever we want with the models we purchased (I HAVE met some die-hards that couldn't get their minds around that fact, obvious as it should be to anyone with an IQ above 75)?
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1043 on: June 18, 2014, 11:35:29 PM »
The few times I played 40K, we played it 'unbound'. Actually it's how RT was meant to be played. So now they're charging us to tell us we can do whatever we want with the models we purchased (I HAVE met some die-hards that couldn't get their minds around that fact, obvious as it should be to anyone with an IQ above 75)?

Wait, you mean people actually play it with the massive organized armies? i don't think i've ever owned a full legal army  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1044 on: June 19, 2014, 04:07:36 AM »
It was always too bloody hard to work out a legal force that wouldn't get wiped off the table in the first couple of turns  ::) lol

I do detest those types that can memorise the rules back to front (including all army lists) and then know the exact way they are going to beat you and in what turn :-[

What's the point; it's not a game, then it's just a predetermined movement of toys on a board with a predetermined outcome (not to me however who plays for the sake of the game. Play up! Play up!).

Anyway, no point in ranting about it now, I'm going to be selling the last of my newer 40k stuff very soon anyway.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1045 on: June 19, 2014, 04:28:19 AM »
It is a box of five models. One of the few things from GW which decently priced.

Though Dr Viking will probably be correct within 6 months by the next price rise.

Nono, it turns out it's the flyer that costs £6.  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1046 on: June 19, 2014, 04:39:37 AM »
Nono, it turns out it's the flyer that costs £6.  lol

I remember being utterly confused on a 40k thread once when people were getting really excited about the new £25 space marine flyers. Didn't realise until much later they meant to the aircraft type models.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1047 on: June 24, 2014, 08:29:10 AM »
I shall not lie that my introduction to wargaming was through games workshop,  but my modelling started a lot longer ago with model railways as a cousin of mine is obsessed with trains that over the years was spread to me.

As Nic-e said on another thread here, some of GW larger kits could well be used as terrain and monsters all in one if broken down, I really like the title of the thread and could see the keanu reeves meme saying it hahaha  lol whoch I do believe was the intention of the title.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1048 on: June 24, 2014, 11:37:17 AM »
I shall not lie that my introduction to wargaming was through games workshop,  but my modelling started a lot longer ago with model railways as a cousin of mine is obsessed with trains that over the years was spread to me.

As Nic-e said on another thread here, some of GW larger kits could well be used as terrain and monsters all in one if broken down, I really like the title of the thread and could see the keanu reeves meme saying it hahaha  lol whoch I do believe was the intention of the title.

What,me? Making an internet reference?  never!   lol

But yes, the larger fantasy kits (mainly the walking alter types)  all have a variety of large parts and several unique characters included,  which i think could be used individually to make a whole heap of goodies.so suddenly a £40 monster such as the dark elf blood cauldron  becomes 4 dark elves, a medusa monster, a bunch of dungeon scenery including alter,cauldron and mirror,and a giant khaine monster.suddenly the price begins to look reasonable when you break the model down to its constituent parts.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1049 on: June 24, 2014, 05:39:34 PM »
This is an interesting way to look at it. There is very little context appropriate usable equiment in their kits. I was the other day converting a medic and orderly from old Perry imperial guardsmen and it really hit home that there was nothing on my chaos marine sprues I have lying around that was in any way resembling equipment. Some older imperial guard bits i got off ebay were a bit better and some devastator marine sprues had a few things, but generally the "bits" are not equipment at all.

But as you suggest here, if one thinks of the bits more in terms of architectural adornments, then suddenly there could be a use for it all. For example I could make a fence of spikes with skulls impaled on them. Or maybe a wall of skulls with spikes on top.

Why would a chariot have a mirror and a cauldron? It is beyond my feeble understanding.  But yet if we take them out of the chariot and put them in a room, which is the more conventional location for such trappings, suddenly things start to make sense. What is that chaos warshrine all about? Seems to be a bunch of random incongruous things thrown together. But maybe if we take it apart maybe we can make a nice trellis or something...


 

 

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