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Brimstone
24-09-2007, 07:45
Well this was a suprise, seen at UKGD 2007 was this human player green.

Is it a new Griff Oberwald ?

http://www.pbase.com/brimstone/image/86113666/medium.jpg

Crube
24-09-2007, 08:40
Well, that was out of left field (pun almost intended)

does this mean that SGs are still being kind of supported?

I ust confess I quite like this one. If it is a new Griff, then it's better than the old one...

Jedi152
24-09-2007, 08:45
Wow! I so didn't expect blood bowl to get a look in!

Looks pretty good, but it's not hard to be better than the old Griff...

Brimstone
24-09-2007, 09:31
This was included with some other random greens, I suspect it's a set of 'trainee' sculpts and may not be intended for release.

Brage97
24-09-2007, 10:41
That's no way to hold a football!!!

It will get knocked out after the slightest hit


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lorelorn
25-09-2007, 11:48
Not unless the blocking player has the Strip Ball skill :)

Bulldozer
26-09-2007, 14:11
That's no way to hold a football!!!I believe the sculptor was more concerned with replicating Griff Oberwald as he appears on the cover of the BloodBowl boxed set, rather than creating a practical sculpt. ;)

Joking aside, it is a shame that this Griff Oberwald sculpt was displayed on the same day that Games Workshop announced the end of the Specialist Games.

Deng Ham
26-09-2007, 14:20
Joking aside, it is a shame that this Griff Oberwald sculpt was displayed on the same day that Games Workshop announced the end of the Specialist Games.

What...
Any idea of what wil happen to the specialist games games now.
Will they wither into nothing. Or is there someone that wil take over the production of thees games?

Gaftra
26-09-2007, 14:24
my tears of joy have pretty much immediately to those of sorrow if this great fig isnt getting a release! all the crying is also disturbing my co-workers.

Is there an offical word that there are no more specialist games now? My understanding was that while GW didnt make time to directly support the hobby it wasn't abandoned as a rule.

I did speak to Jervis at GD in baltimore and he pretty much told that things only got worked on when everyone in the studio thought it was fun to do it. He also said that because of this specalist games go the bump because it was forcing them to take too much time away from the core games.

Bulldozer
26-09-2007, 14:51
Is there an offical word that there are no more specialist games now?I was simply pre-empting the end of the Specialist Games in my last post as Games Workshop will no longer produce Specialist Games miniatures. This in turn will inevitably mean that Games Workshop will no longer produce rules for the Specialist Games in the future. Whether or not ForgeWorld will, or can, step in is another matter.

Jedi152
26-09-2007, 14:59
Hopefully they're just putting them on hold for a while until new resources become available (ie when they actually start getting some money coming in and can look at hiring new staff).

floyd pinkerton
26-09-2007, 17:59
like that's ever gonna happen soon... (just kidding, dont get this closed:D)

I like it, and it certainly looks like griff

Follower of Zork
26-09-2007, 23:51
I hope that model comes out but I don't expect it to:(

75hastings69
27-09-2007, 10:02
It will not come out. It was a piece that either Neil Langdown or Mike Anderson did as a trainee. It is Griff Oberwald from the BB Cover.

Shame that GW don't make BB stuff anymore.

PhrollikK
27-09-2007, 13:53
That's a good looking green. It's a shame GW just don't support BB, but doesn't come as a surprise as they've been fazing it out the last 10 years.

Just can't understand their reasoning as they've got all the templates ready for BB and other games (like WH:Quest) but don' reprint stuff. I mean all the development costs and such have already been covered so they stand to make a profit. [<--- Hope that's OK to include in a post :) ]

Count Sinister
28-09-2007, 19:54
It does seem to be a real shame - about the end of Specialist Games. Is that set in stone? I ask, because I'm an avid blood bowl player and if they're going to stop making BB models, I need to know, so I can buy a few more teams before they disappear! I put together a dark elf team recently and used 4 converted Jordell Freshbreeze models to represent my blitzers - nice! I'm in the middle of converting a Norse team from Mordheim Sisters of Sigmar models, but if they're disappearing too, I need to get the last few models I need to complete the team.

HarkonGreywolf
28-09-2007, 22:44
Huh!
How comes I've missed this point?
GW are stopping supporting Specialist Games? Since when?
And if that's the case why are they currently promoting an old Specialist Game like Talisman? (Page 36 WD 334 UK October 2007) OK they are marketing it as a Black Library game, but that's not the point, it's all "GW" under any other name.

And as has been stated the Specialist Games must have easily recouped their costs over the years they have been running, and with the advent of Living Rule Books there isn't the need for print runs and such costs any more, just the time for people to make changes etc. and that's mainly Hobbyist run anyway, same as the old Journal was.

If this is true and GW are no longer going to support Necromunda, BFG, Epic, Mordheim, Warmaster, then shouldn't they announce this to everyone officially? To ensure that we can all get hold of the stuff we want before it disappears onto eBay for exorbitant prices?

HG - Shocked and a bit disappointed in GW - again!

Nexus
29-09-2007, 01:30
The mini is pretty decent, though I don't like the face. His arms seem a bit wimpy as well, compared to his torso. The head would be a pain for casting, but that seems academic at this point...

Maybe a MA sculpt, hm? Seems quite a bit better than some of the production stuff he's made.

TheBigBadWolf
07-10-2007, 20:10
i dont know about GW stopping specialist games, if its about that mail order thing, they are stopping selling individual components for a short time, then bringing it back its in the new white dwarf. Everyone is assuming just because of the thing on the US website, if its not on the UK website or in the mag i dont belive it.

Bulldozer
08-10-2007, 10:07
i dont know about GW stopping specialist games, if its about that mail order thing, they are stopping selling individual components for a short time, then bringing it back its in the new white dwarf.The cause of everyone’s concern is simply down to an individual misquoting or misunderstanding Andy Hall at UK Games Day 2007.

Andy Hall has recently addressed the issue in ‘Fanatic Online Issue 94’:

Welcome to another issue of Fanatic Online. It’s a bit of a House Rules special this month.
First up is an Inquisitor house rules article for using Chaos Space Marines in your games! Should you wish to have these superhuman psychos in your games then Inquisitor vet, Richard Anastasios has come up with some great, suitably twisted rules. Read it now.

The next set of house rules for a fresh batch of Hired Swords in Mordheim. Including the Imperial Tactician and a beggar these characters are great fun. The only thing missing from Daniel Logee’s excellent article are some suitable conversions. I’m sure there are some Mordheim hobbyists out there who would be only too happy to provide some suitable models. If you do send some photos in and we’ll get them online. Read it now.

Finally for this issue we have more vehicle mayhem in Necromunda, last month it was a return to the Ash Wastes, this issue it’s house rules for vehicles found within the Underhive. Thanks to Bill Etherington for this great article. Read it now.

Epic players shouldn’t forget about our ongoing army list competition. You’ve got until the end of October so there is still plenty of time to send in your entry, in what is turning about to be a very popular contest with loads of entries already been sent in.

Thanks to everyone who came to talk to me at Games Day the other week, as ever it was good putting names to faces and been able to chat face to face. I’ve noticed that in the Games Day post write ups I may have been slightly missed quoted on one or two threads. So to set the record straight and prevent further confusion, I never said that Games Workshop would never do any Specialist Games miniatures ever again, that is not the case. However, the Adeptus Mechanicus ships released this summer does mark the end of the miniatures in our current bi-annual release strategy. So there will be no further new releases for the Specialist Games going forward in the near future. Where we go from here is a good question and one that is being decided by people far higher up the GW chain than me. In the meantime I’ll continue to do my bit on this very website. Specialist Games and their accompanying ranges will remain in place and available from Direct channels. Games Workshop remains committed to the Specialist Games and their IP as evidenced by the Blood Bowl computer game that is currently in development.

Speaking of Blood Bowl the World Cup, the largest Blood Bowl event, indeed, the largest gaming event ever to be held in Warhammer World is taking place on the 19th-21st of October. Both me and Jervis will be about for this and I’m really looking forward to the sheer spectacle of having so many Blood Bowl coaches in one place. This Tournament is not an official GW event and has been organised by the NAF, to learn more about the NAF head over to their website at www.BloodBowl.net

Also, Inquisitor Players shouldn’t forget about the Inquisitor Grand Tournament, which is happening at Warhammer World on the 8th of December. You can find out more about this great event by visiting Dark Magenta at: www.darkmagenta.net/inqgt.html

For now,
Andy @ Fanatic

Hopefully that has cleared up the issue so that this thread can remain on topic.

PhrollikK
11-10-2007, 10:08
I am abit perplexed by this. First Andy says that he's been misquoted and that it's wrong that they won't produce more minis. Yet at the same time he states that their current line-up of new releases has ended and the future seems uncertain(?). And if the current release strategy has already ended then surely they should have a new one in the works since a while back but he didn't mention any on this? To me this sounds ominous.

Gres
11-10-2007, 19:28
It seems to boil down to that they will keep the games in print along with most of the existing ranges but don't expect anything new in the foreseeable future. Not that much different from the existing (lack) of support.