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isidril93
25-01-2009, 18:23
so i've had enough of reading these 'what can gw do wrong next?', 'how gw is pushing us away', 'my complaints of gw' blah blah blah. so i decided to praise GW

their painting station is amazing..i got one ofr christmas and suddenly it made my newspaper cluttered desk into a work place, organised and the rest. and you could really see the difference between my bros and mine as he does not have a painting station.

so please say how you found the painting station and other things GW did amazing.

just feel like complimenting them a bit, they deserve it imo :)

Radium
25-01-2009, 18:26
Among the games, the models and the tournament support for the games, GW has done a lot of great things for us. Sure it's on the expensive side of things, but so are the alternatives.

Go GW! But please keep prices a bit steady for a while :P.

Harry
25-01-2009, 21:28
Regiments of Renown.

The original ones all those years ago. (It showed them the way forward).
Sculpting a selection of troops and the command figures to go with them.

Then doing it over and over again each time trying to raise the bar on the work done before.
In the process creating a boat load of great minis and some wonderful background to go with them.

Thanks.

Brimstone
25-01-2009, 22:04
Given me a hobby I've been playing over 21 years that I continue to learn and enjoy year after year.
Can't ask for much more than that.

Axel
25-01-2009, 23:42
Two worlds to enjoy, and a hobby I can share with my son.

Recently, the plastic Orks are great. Its fun putting them together and giving each one his own character.

Lord Malorne
25-01-2009, 23:49
Oooh I also love my paint station, so convenient.

In fact (besides the price ;)) the entire hobby supply range is good, including paints, tools, terrain and even dice and other gaming paraphenalia (I like the new green templates and dice...looks at sig :D).

mweaver
26-01-2009, 00:38
Well, most recently they have put out some beautiful plastic units, both for Fantasy and 40K. And lizzards next month!

Reinholt
26-01-2009, 03:50
Putting out enough plastic kits that I was finally able to hacksaw together an Inquisitor I was happy with purely out of plastic!

This means, unlike my old one, I won't need to bolt him to the table to stand up (damn plastic metal hybrid balance issues).

So, in sort, thank you for:

- The dark angels marine sprue
- The chaos space marine special equipment sprue
- The empire flagellants
- The assault squad power axe

As bits from all of those made up this angry hammer wielding bastard. I'm very impressed with the detail on the new plastics.

In a similar vein, I think GW did a fantastic job fixing a lot of the glaring flaws with 4th Ed as they roll into 5th. The rules are not perfect, but they're a hell of a lot less abusive and broken than they were in 3rd and 4th, so a job well done.

neXus6
26-01-2009, 03:54
Space Hulk, Necromunda/Outlanders and 3rd Ed. Blood Bowl.

And the backgrounds for both 40k and Fantasy.

Hicks
26-01-2009, 05:35
Apart for their games and the background I'd have to say I think it's really cool that they made so many different ranges for the IG. Unlike with marines, it's not basically just the paint scheme that makes a Catachan different compared to a Mordianan, yet technically they could be considered the same exact unit.

laudarkul
26-01-2009, 05:57
I just find in 40K and Fantasy a wonderful hobby. I re-discovered the pleasure of building a miniature and painting it.
Thanks GW for Imperial Guard range, for all the models and tanks;). And of course for the fluff and the world created it (i.e. John Blanche et al )
And of course let's not forget Black Library and Forge World (for the books and special models).

Quetzl
26-01-2009, 07:35
Started a chain of stores dedicated to a hobby.

I don't think there are any other companies who've managed that - I'm sure that there's a few model shops of 3-4 stores but yeah I'd say GW's pretty amazing for that. :)

Condottiere
26-01-2009, 07:35
It's given me a setting to design for.

Lord Malorne
26-01-2009, 10:39
And Necromunda...well all the specialist games really.

(Play Necromunda!)

TheBigBadWolf
26-01-2009, 10:54
so i've had enough of reading these 'what can gw do wrong next?', 'how gw is pushing us away', 'my complaints of gw' blah blah blah. so i decided to praise GW

their painting station is amazing..i got one ofr christmas and suddenly it made my newspaper cluttered desk into a work place, organised and the rest. and you could really see the difference between my bros and mine as he does not have a painting station.

so please say how you found the painting station and other things GW did amazing.

just feel like complimenting them a bit, they deserve it imo :)

I use my paint station for everything, its great :)


Space Hulk, Necromunda/Outlanders and 3rd Ed. Blood Bowl.

And the backgrounds for both 40k and Fantasy.

I rank space hulk is one of GW greatest achievments, I even think the video games are great, and the teardown version (GW/THQ/EA sort that out, I want the new version)


And Necromunda...well all the specialist games really.

(Play Necromunda!)

Specialist games are great, for people who dont usually play tabletop games, my brother who has no interest in 40k/WH plays me at BFG and BB all the time, granted I have to assemble, model and paint them, he is 20 and im 22 :rolleyes:

Inquisitor Engel
26-01-2009, 16:31
their painting station is amazing..i got one ofr christmas and suddenly it made my newspaper cluttered desk into a work place, organised and the rest. and you could really see the difference between my bros and mine as he does not have a painting station.


Thirded.

The painting station allowed me to continue at least kinda-sorta painting while still at college. Everything hung out on the station in the top shelf of my closet until I needed it then boom, ready to go.

I still use it to this day, as we're trying to sell our house. Makes for a great place to paint while watching TV too. ;)



Something else? How about the Space Marine Battle Company? Nearly $800 worth of models for $450.

Chadjabdoul
26-01-2009, 16:35
Their brushes are pretty good.
Expensive, but the best I've used in the last 3 years.

Bookwrak
26-01-2009, 18:15
I was just putting together an Emperor class Battleship, which has several L/R specific pieces for the super-structure, and halfway through I realized that I had two right and no left pieces for part of it. I called them up to ask about getting the correct part, and they just sent me a whole new Emperor.

The Guy
26-01-2009, 18:31
Lotr. Brilliant models and awesomely scaled.

_toast_
26-01-2009, 18:50
I would have to say Kudos on the "fluff" i.e. the background pictures/army books/ the little paragraph stories etc etc... It just adds a whole new level to the hobby. I find that the Big rule books are incredibly enjoyable to sit down and look at the pictures. (not unlike a 4 year old :P) On a side not, i love the little slogans at the bottom of the 40k book. They are awesome, they just fit so well with the imperial theme. And i guess on another side note, the hobby as a whole :P (kinda the big one i guess)

Killgore
26-01-2009, 22:42
thanks for my Realm of battleboard and my Foundation and new wash paints

really helped out my hobby :)

mweaver
26-01-2009, 23:56
I agree that both the new Foundation paints and washes are excellent.

invinciblebug
28-01-2009, 15:05
The terrain for giving people a way to play on really good looking tables without being overly good at building terrain.

Foundation and the new washes because they are awesome!

Thanks for Space marines and WoC for finally making balanced army lists again.

And the crap load of awesome plastic miniatures coming out, keep it up GW.

Netherghoul
28-01-2009, 16:25
well ok for not being a total grumpy T-rex..;

-From the 80's the undead forces, Kemmler and his personal guard, Kev's Gobs, Orcs, Dragons (Great Spined Dragon wooooh), the boxed sets, the magnificent art and stories, the skaven, the woodelves, the chaos hordes, Thrud, Gobledigook, Fimir, Chaos Dorfs, Ogres (prew!), Iron Claw (Bob's undead are still my favs somehow, and ah yes his Gobs:)),minotaurs (those Lords are still impressive), chaos lavetory, Sanity Claws, all the white dwarfs and Journals from that period), Kaleb Daark, the Realm of Chaos Books, wfrp, promoting Boltthrower & Sabbat in the mags( Boltthrower's Realm of Chaos with the Rogue Trader cover is pure nostalgia).

hmm ok nowadays; some of the many convertpossibilities with chaos & others, the new skellies (they truely breathe the atmosphere I was looking for, and their shields look fab on my 80's undead)
looking forward to the skaven and hopefuly they will turn out great, Jes Goodwin's Skaven worthy so to speak.
ah yeah; the Gnoblars did tickle my conversion senses and willing to build an army of it and prob will have tons of fun with it.

And I wish to thank GW for broadening the market for other companies, they have inspired many and yeah I must confess without GW my life would def been totally different and much more dull & bleak.

so hereby thank you GW for the above & 24 years of fantasy richness in my life.

yeancientone
29-01-2009, 08:30
Helped treat my depression with games of toy soldiers - true!

Plus, they maintain popular armies alongside less popular ones, which must lose them money somewhere along the line. It would be easy to just focus on Space Marines and the more popular armies, but they continue to support every army.

Clinging on to the old fashioned hobby of unpainted toy soldiers in a world of video games and pre-painted booster collectable minis, resisting the urge to produce instant gratification products, constantly improving the range.

Space Hulk, of course!

Letting Talisman, WFRP and Dark Heresy go to a publisher that has the time and resources to make the most of these games.

Returning to some of the principles they lost in the more colourful, cartoonish age of Warhammer.

SM_fanboy
29-01-2009, 11:19
The fluff, is what drue me into the hobby. Its brilliant to have such an amazing universe to play my games in.

x-esiv-4c
29-01-2009, 11:23
Thanks for the new inks.

And warhammer quest :D

Bregalad
29-01-2009, 11:23
For having a tabletop with rich backgound material, stimulating my creativity.

As a special product: The plastic modular City of Death buildings that really enhanced SciFi tabletop gaming. Which they would do more terrain, with Xenos and Fantasy also covered.

mweaver
29-01-2009, 11:47
In the last couple of years they have been making more terrain - good!

Ganymene
29-01-2009, 23:05
Fantastic customer service.

Dedicated to making great models, and moving into the future with huge plastic kits.

Great background.

Gives me something to do at four in the morning when I cannot sleep.

snurl
30-01-2009, 06:57
Thanks for Mordheim and all of the new terrain kits.
And the Dwarves.

daemonkin
30-01-2009, 10:16
Bloodbowl, Epic (in all, bar E40k, incarnations), Foundation Paints and washes, a lovely new line of plastic vampire counts. Great background material for the universes, sadly in decline. Realms of Chaos, Rogue Trader, 2nd Edition, Necromunda.

It's been a great 20 years!

D.

RevEv
30-01-2009, 16:21
Let's see now

a job directly (key timer)
a job indirectly (through someone I met in store)
a job for the wife indirectly (the interviewer saw it on her CV)
AND, most importantly,
a number of excellent games systems that keep developing
hundreds of superb models to keep me busy when home and abroad
a hobby I can share with my wife, my sons, and my friends

All in all, a lot of amazing things

thenamelessdead
31-01-2009, 10:25
I like just about everything really, except the prices of course.

Finnigan2004
31-01-2009, 17:45
Blood Bowl.

Trogdor
01-02-2009, 00:47
Creating a background that is broad/warped enough to include angry space nuns, omniverous six limbed space dinosaur insect beasts and chainsaw swords. Oh, and Squa

Foolish Mortal
02-02-2009, 06:55
This may not be exactly what is meant by 'Something amazing GW did', but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

I was In a GW store last week (won't say which - don't want to get anyone into trouble), when a woman came in looking for some dice for her son.

Thing is, he only needs 2 dice. Instead of trying to sell her a tin of dice, the GW staffer just gave her a couple of the shops dice, and didn't charge her anything.

Like I said, maybe not exactly what the thread is about, but I thought it was pretty amazing, considering the hammering they get for pressure selling.

Suspicions
02-02-2009, 07:13
I'll second that, foolish mortal, I needed 4 more bases for my terminators and instead of making me buy the base bag, the staffer gave me four spare bases they had laying around! Very cool in my book.

The mail-order trollz (if they're still called that) did a great job on something too. My dark eldar raider arrived with a very small amount of damage on one of the components of the main sprue. When I requested a replacement bit (legs of the driver) they sent me a whole new raider, complete.

In short, I appreciate that (in my experience) they really do go above and beyond to help out.

Thanks GW

Korras
02-02-2009, 12:42
This may not be exactly what is meant by 'Something amazing GW did', but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

I was In a GW store last week (won't say which - don't want to get anyone into trouble), when a woman came in looking for some dice for her son.

Thing is, he only needs 2 dice. Instead of trying to sell her a tin of dice, the GW staffer just gave her a couple of the shops dice, and didn't charge her anything.

Like I said, maybe not exactly what the thread is about, but I thought it was pretty amazing, considering the hammering they get for pressure selling.
I've found there isn't so much focus on pressure selling.. at least not at the stores I've been to.

last week, I spent a day at a GW store. I came in with some friends, just to have a good time, bought some boxes, and sat down to assemble them. we had some good conversations (some staffers joined us), and no-one was even hinting at us buying more stuff. at one point, they wouldn't even let me buy something. granted, that was the Stormlord they just recieved as a display model, so I won't hold that against them.

they really couldn't care less if we bought something or not. it seemed all they cared for was that we had a good time. and that really is a good sales practice. me personally, if people start being pushy when I'm looking around, I tend to leave before I buy, and will get my stuff online. I'm not anti-social (far from it.. I'm a manager at a concerthall, where I get to work with both artists and volunteers, which can both be quite excentric sometimes. ;) ), but I don't like being pushed into buying. if I want help, I'll ask for it. I think that goes for the majority of people who buy at GW, and they realized that, too.

Foolish Mortal
02-02-2009, 12:59
I've found there isn't so much focus on pressure selling.. at least not at the stores I've been to.

last week, I spent a day at a GW store. I came in with some friends, just to have a good time, bought some boxes, and sat down to assemble them. we had some good conversations (some staffers joined us), and no-one was even hinting at us buying more stuff. at one point, they wouldn't even let me buy something. granted, that was the Stormlord they just recieved as a display model, so I won't hold that against them.

they really couldn't care less if we bought something or not. it seemed all they cared for was that we had a good time. and that really is a good sales practice. me personally, if people start being pushy when I'm looking around, I tend to leave before I buy, and will get my stuff online. I'm not anti-social (far from it.. I'm a manager at a concerthall, where I get to work with both artists and volunteers, which can both be quite excentric sometimes. ;) ), but I don't like being pushed into buying. if I want help, I'll ask for it. I think that goes for the majority of people who buy at GW, and they realized that, too.

Yeah, I've never felt pressured at my local GW either - I was just highlighting that GW staff have been getting a hammering recently on a few forums for being to pushy. I don't doubt that it happens, but my example would have been a great opportunity to hardsell a tin of dice rather than give some away.

Vazalaar
02-02-2009, 16:02
Thank you for a great game and miniatures.

ElvenGravy
03-02-2009, 02:17
FREE specialist games rulebooks!

they seem very loyal to thosse who are loyal to their smaller games.

Zahr Dalsk
03-02-2009, 12:21
The 40k setting.

Regardless of how they've been handling it, the setting's still quite wonderful. Just needs some storyline advancement and more even focus for the various races, but even without that it's excellent.

So thank you, Games Workshop, for making the Warhammer 40,000 setting.

Jellicoe
03-02-2009, 15:32
Plenty of great minatures through the ages with only a few bloopers.
Cities of death buildings - great value and completely changed my 40k gaming
A brilliant background
Plenty of games that have stood the test of time and still get played
Space Hulk
Talisman
Block Mania
Dungeon Quest
WFB
40k etc

and excellent customer service

Dexter099
04-02-2009, 03:56
Good Company. Does have its faults, but probably has the best miniatures and some currently solid rules for both of its main systems.