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Darkhorse
03-02-2008, 14:00
I heard that we may be able to get Forgeworld orders via the stores in the future, does anyone know when or what the details of the service would be?

BlackLegion
03-02-2008, 14:03
In the german Drakenburg, the GW HQ of Germany, you where able to order from FW instore since it has opened.

Xyxox
03-02-2008, 14:10
My local Battle Bunker (Chicagoland) carries Forgeworld and Specialist games in store. The store closest to me (FoxValley) only carries the big three.

Thylacine
03-02-2008, 14:17
I think this would depend on the floor/shelf space available in the store, size limits what they can carry. Any store can be a test-bed for future plans.

With Apocalypse drawing the FW system and GW 40k gaming system closer together and GW's small release of resin scenery in store, I think we will see a range of FW models in store in a few years.

Hokiecow
03-02-2008, 14:52
Hopefully at cheaper prices!

Art Is Resistance
03-02-2008, 14:58
given the appalling service at the moment, I wouldn't bother - there's no difference between ordering online or instore when they won't keep to delivery times.

t-tauri
03-02-2008, 15:00
Neither news or rumours. Thread moved to other GW.

Templar Ben
03-02-2008, 16:38
At a bunker you can order in store if they don't already have it. My local bunker has several pieces such as dreads and Death Korps. They also have a couple of Thunderhawks. The bonus of in store is you don't have to pay shipping.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
03-02-2008, 16:40
given the appalling service at the moment, I wouldn't bother - there's no difference between ordering online or instore when they won't keep to delivery times.

Theres a difference between Can't, and Won't.

They've made no secret that they are snowed under and barely coping, so what more can they do?

Caboose
03-02-2008, 20:46
forgeworld is a sister company to gw not part of it
the need to recieve payment for the products,
so the chances of it becoming in store is slim

a few places do stock stuff the HQ for example

blongbling
03-02-2008, 21:49
Forgeworld is part of GW, it falls under the GW group and has the same CEO

baphomael
04-02-2008, 00:07
Forgeworld is part of GW, it falls under the GW group and has the same CEO

Plus, forgeworld is based on the same site as the UK HQ.

Tironum
04-02-2008, 03:25
I placed a direct order 5 weeks ago, and got most of the order in 3 days! A few pieces showed up over the following weeks and the last piece (ork battlewagon) showed up Friday and perfect casts of every piece. They announced delays were to be expected, and are not sacrificing quality for speed.

On a side note, I usually place orders over 250 GBP to get the free express shipping. It seems like I am getting better service with the express shipping no matter if I place a small order or a large one.

Cresistauead
05-02-2008, 11:01
Umm, are you sure that you want more people to start ordering from Forgeworld? I'd reason the last thing they want is more people lining up. AFAIK, they won't be switching to faster resin or harder mould silicone (both would mean they'd have to drop their standards in order to get products out faster), and at this pace they'd have to be constantly replacing their production molds. Try to cast something complex with PU-resin and silicone, and the realization becomes painfully obvious.

Also, they cannot just hire new people any easier than it for BL to hire another writer in order to get more warhammer books out. It takes skill and familiarity with the miniatures, and I don't think there's lots of that kind of professionals on the market waiting to be hired with GW's salaries. At the moment FW tries to keep the customers up to date about their situation, while they are hiring more people to manage the paperwork.