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slingersam
27-02-2009, 06:06
WAY TO EXPENSIVE $90.00 + Tax for just
5 models, comes to around 20 dollars a model.
Ya I know GW is a rip off but that is kind of
ridiculous, Feel sorry for anyone trying to make
a full unit out of them, anyway this is my point

starlight
27-02-2009, 06:09
Moved to Other GW along with all the other Price Rant Threads...



starlight

Ultimate Life Form
27-02-2009, 06:12
Yeah, that´s for sure. But if you look around a little, you may be able to get them cheaper. Here, they´re supposed to be 70€, but the owner of the shop I used to buy my stuff at knew he´d never get anyone to buy them at that price, so I got them for 50€. Otherwise, I still might not have any...

Coasty
27-02-2009, 06:39
What an original and constructive thread!

bambamBIGILO
27-02-2009, 06:49
this has been said before but if you want a better option
http://www.frpgames.com/new/cart.php?m=search&s=mournful+knights
look sweet and are all around better

Ultimate Life Form
27-02-2009, 06:55
Especially if you want your Blood Knight Champion to look like a psychotic circus clown.

starlight
27-02-2009, 07:07
...and that's...bad?




:p

Skywave
27-02-2009, 07:09
The recent price hike on metal really hurted those Blood Knights! The box was 75$ before, now it's 90$, wich is really over the top (just like in the game I guess :angel: ). I'm glad I got them on the cheap before the price increase!

Though you could use Empire or Bretonian knights as a cheaper alternative

bambamBIGILO
27-02-2009, 07:39
well first of all to defend the unit champion i have say it is a severed jester head on his helmet and since jesters a clowns if you dont hate clowns you need a different army;)

zedeyejoe
27-02-2009, 08:33
Are cute....

Maarten K
27-02-2009, 08:57
just convert any of the plastic knights boxes

Grapeshot
27-02-2009, 09:18
The box was 75$ before, now it's 90$, wich is really over the top (just like in the game I guess :angel: ). I'm glad I got them on the cheap before the price increase!


:cries: i should have bought it earlier :cries:

Rick Blaine
27-02-2009, 09:36
Maybe you should switch to a cheaper game. Like Warmachine. A box of 3 cavalry models is $60, so that's only $20 per model... oh wait.

daemonkin
27-02-2009, 10:11
Box of Dark Elf Cold Ones
Box of Chaos Knights
Box of Grave Guard

Kitbash away my friend.

D.

Earthbeard
27-02-2009, 10:49
No more expensive than PP equivalents.

Just convert them if you disagree with them so much, it's like you "have" to buy them is it?

Netherghoul
27-02-2009, 17:10
blah whatever, what is evident is that they are expensive as hell.

the following however is a great tip;


"Box of Dark Elf Cold Ones
Box of Chaos Knights
Box of Grave Guard

Kitbash away my friend.

D. "

theunwantedbeing
27-02-2009, 17:28
90$ for 5 metal cavalry models, oh dear...18$ a piece, pricey.
Especially when you consider that they are 20$ a piece when you buy them seperately!

Clearly the box of 5 is a complete rip off and only an idiot would buy it.

loveless
27-02-2009, 17:33
Yeah, they're expensive.

Now go compare their price per model to other all-metal cavalry.
- Empire Special Characters - $30 each
- Dark Elf Mounted Characters - $20 each (though the one on Dark Steed is $22)
- Mannfred von Carstein - $30
- Mounted Vampire Lord - $20
- Gorbad Ironclaw - $40 (seriously?)

So Blood Knights are actually right in line with all of the other all-metal cavalry models GW makes. The downside is that GW cavalry, like PP cavalry, is expensive when it's made entirely out of metal.
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phoenixlaw
27-02-2009, 17:57
The metal horses are massive. Whilst they cost more than other Cav I feel i'm getting my moneys worth in metal with them.

slingersam
27-02-2009, 22:35
Yeah, they're expensive.

Now go compare their price per model to other all-metal cavalry.
- Empire Special Characters - $30 each
- Dark Elf Mounted Characters - $20 each (though the one on Dark Steed is $22)
- Mannfred von Carstein - $30
- Mounted Vampire Lord - $20
- Gorbad Ironclaw - $40 (seriously?)

So Blood Knights are actually right in line with all of the other all-metal cavalry models GW makes. The downside is that GW cavalry, like PP cavalry, is expensive when it's made entirely out of metal.
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Ya but you only need 1 of those not 10 of them, anyway it doesnt matter I was just shocked at how expensive they were, I play lizardmen so I dont care
lol

loveless
27-02-2009, 22:59
Ya but you only need 1 of those not 10 of them, anyway it doesnt matter I was just shocked at how expensive they were, I play lizardmen so I dont care
lol

Compare Blood Knights to things like Kroxigors then. Roughly the same amount of metal. You need 3 of those. Similarly, if GW were to put out a box of 5 Kroxigor, it'd probably be $90-$100 as well.

In short, it's seeing it all that cash at once that shocks people :p

JCOLL
28-02-2009, 00:18
I just bought some Blood Knights from Chaosorc.com for $72. I thought about using the substitues everyone gushes over, but I really like the GW sculpt better. I played Khador for a while and bought the huge cav guys w/ lances which was about the same price for only 3 models. I feel bad about having spent the money on the PP ones because I never played them. I won't feel bad about the Blood Knights though as they are amazing miniatures. Plus, IF I do, I know someone would want to trade for them or buy them (for less, but still.) Eventually I plan on having a unit 10 strong for BIG games. I know a lot of people don't like them in game terms, but meh. Mmmmm...Blood Knights.

Misfratz
28-02-2009, 23:08
...clearly being bought by enough people to judge by GW's latest accounts.

Finnigan2004
28-02-2009, 23:57
I tend to agree that the price on Blood Knights is high. When the Canadian and U.S. dollars were at par, they cost $110.00 Canadian. On the lucky side, I got mine from a U.S. discounter for less than half price. Also on the lucky side-- I've hardly ever see anyone else field the models, so my undead army gets to be unique without even having to do conversions.