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elderster
26-04-2005, 08:01
Hey
Im very new on this forum and was a bit suprised to find not one post on Man o' War, have you not heard of it or something?

Any way if you haven't heard of it i'll give you a breef overview:
Man o' War is essentaly a naval based strategy war game where you control fleets of ships and have all out war. Take a look at this
website (http://dougram.battletechnology.org/GamesWorkshop/ManOWar/MainPage.htm) if you want to know more about Man o' War

Ok, now to the point Man o' War is no longer prouduced by Games Workshop so if you want the pieces you will have to buy them second hand from places like eBay. I was wondering if anyone new if Games Workshop is planning to rerealese it or anything and if they did then they would diffently need to do up the ships (they look really old.)

So if anyone has any information bout Man o' War could you replie to this Thanks.

Jedi152
26-04-2005, 08:08
Hi!

Welcome to Portent!

GW has stated before catogorically that it will never reprint many of it's old games (MoW, SH, WHQ) mainly because they were very card-intensive and this would up production costs, which they don't think they will recover. Basically they just don't think the games will sell well. I seem to recall that many of the old moulds for MoW have deteriorated beyond use now aswell, so GW can't reproduce ships if it wanted to.

Personally i don't see why they can't put all the templates/rules etc for old games into pdf's for download, so it would be up to the individual to print them, or even sell all the pdf's on a cd.
But basically the long and short of it is: GW is pumping all it's workers into core games (ie space marines and LOTR) for the kiddies, and hasn't got time or money to do silly things like being nice to older gamers!

But all the ships are still available on eBay (at ridiculous prices) and the rules are available, so hopefully it won't die too soon.

There was mention of a naval supplement for Warmaster, but that was a long time ago now, so it could well have died.

Baggers
26-04-2005, 21:34
Man O War is dead, with the demise of the Fanatic studio recently it looks like they wont be reproducing Man o Wa. However there was a Warmaster supplement in one of the Fanatic mags I seem to remember.

75hastings69
26-04-2005, 22:05
I liked MoW, but it was VERY heavy on card counters. I sold mine on ebay (mint unpunched cards etc. and got 130 for it), but still have parts of the set i used to play with. I also sold CD fleet (mint in shrink wrap) and Chaos Fleet (mint in shrink wrap) which i picked up in a comic shop in Mons in Belgium (Ligne Claire if my memory serves me correctly) for a miniscule amount, and they sold for silly money on ebay too, so some people out there must still be interested.

Unfortunately some of the old GW games were, well, crap really. I cant claim to have ever been a fan of SH or HQ, but i read somewhere that as GW produced them in conjunction with MB games, MB were more than entitled to rerelease them as they saw fit (and i'm sure GW would love to sell more Space Marines off the back of a SH rerelease, especially with the new termies just out!!!).

I personally think that there will be no rerelease of any of the old games, especially as noted above the demise of the Fanatic studio. I would have liked to see a return of MoW though, and i think Baggers was right there was an article on Ships in Warmaster a few issues of Fanatic back, as it also contained instructions on how to build your own ships, now if that isn't a sign of none return i don't know what is.

Baggers
27-04-2005, 21:40
I think it was in issue 6, which if I remember is now up for download on the Fanatic web page. Or least part of it.

rkunisch
29-04-2005, 08:51
You should also keep in mind that Warmaster is another scale than MoW. Even if the unlikely would happen, the rules have to be havily amended as the ship classes of MoW are too big to be represented in Warmaster scale for an affordable price (look at this Forge World ship for Warmaster :eek: ).

Have fun,

Rolf.

malika
02-05-2005, 09:57
Check this out kiddies: http://dougram.battletechnology.org/GamesWorkshop/ManOWar/MainPage.htm

Rathgar
09-05-2005, 19:37
Man O war is ace. I missed it first time round (was too busy being 12 and going "HOW COOL ARE MY HIGH ELVES MAN!!!!! I USED TWO COLOURS!!!"), but i managed to pick up the box set (in good condition) and the other 2 rule books at car boot sales, i've been using carbord with ships drawn on. not quite the same as mins but they'll do till i manage to kidnap a GW sculpter and force him to do my bidding.
I miss WHQ and Gorkamorka also :(
I really would be nice to see the rules go online.

Karhedron
09-05-2005, 20:44
MoW is well known but since it seems to have gone the way of ther Dodo, it generates little discussion. There are other very old GW games such as Talisman that are long gone and also get very little attention.

As to Fanatic, it isn't dead as such but it is in flux. It has been reabsorbed into the main studio. In the short term this is bad new as most releases have been put on hold. In the long term it may result in the former Specialist Games actually getting more resources as they are no longer a separate little entity and can benefit from the efforts of the main studio.

With little else in the way of LOTR and BO5A to come then it would certainly be a good use of the studio resources that will soon be going spare.

Brother Othorio
10-05-2005, 00:30
Unfortunately some of the old GW games were, well, crap really. I cant claim to have ever been a fan of SH or HQ, but i read somewhere that as GW produced them in conjunction with MB games, MB were more than entitled to rerelease them as they saw fit (and i'm sure GW would love to sell more Space Marines off the back of a SH rerelease, especially with the new termies just out!!!).


Space Hulk was entirely GW's i believe, it was Space Crusade which was with/by MB games

rkunisch
10-05-2005, 08:42
As to Fanatic, it isn't dead as such but it is in flux. It has been reabsorbed into the main studio. In the short term this is bad new as most releases have been put on hold. In the long term it may result in the former Specialist Games actually getting more resources as they are no longer a separate little entity and can benefit from the efforts of the main studio.
I don't think that Specialist Games will get ever more attention than this short period of a seperate Fanatic venture. :( Yes, every five years or so, some developer will overhaul one of the systems and we will have a spike of support for maybe three months... :mad:

Have fun,

Rolf.

Jedi152
10-05-2005, 09:02
but i managed to pick up the box set (in good condition) and the other 2 rule books at car boot sales,
MoW is undergoing somewhat of a revivial at my house too!

I managed to get a complete box for 5 from an advert in the paper (best deal ever: An old couple were selling off all their sons stuff when he moved out. We got MoW & a HE fleet for 5, and saw a whole box of stuff and told to take whatever we want! :p ).

So far its HE against wargalleys all the time, but i'm going to order some 1:1200 Napoleonic ships from Langton Miniatures (http://www.rodlangton.com/index.html) to use as Bretonnian and Empire fleets.