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eriochrome
06-04-2009, 04:17
I just noticed that if you look at 40K models on the GW online store they now list a Stat summary for that model including wargear.

starlight
06-04-2009, 04:18
Link please...

Moved to Other GW. :)

starlight

Thud
06-04-2009, 05:56
Link please...

Example (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1300078&prodId=prod1090260&rootCatGameStyle=wh40k).

It doesn't include options or point cost, so it's pretty worthless though...

Calibrate
06-04-2009, 07:12
Yeah I didn't really get why they started doing that.... It's not very useful, but maybe to give people just getting in to the game an idea of what each unit looks like in terms of stats?

Jedi152
06-04-2009, 08:25
They've been doing it since the site was upgraded.

Fenrir
06-04-2009, 09:09
They aren't always correct, as evidenced by the M8 Dwarf.

Korras
06-04-2009, 09:30
I guess it's mostly there as a support for those new to the hobby, looking into an army, so they can compare stats. those familiar with the stats won't find much use in it.

bomblu
06-04-2009, 09:34
Could it be they're going to use it for some fixes? Maybe increasing/decreasing the movement/etc of some units? Just a thought....

Griefbringer
06-04-2009, 09:39
They aren't always correct, as evidenced by the M8 Dwarf.

Considering the speed of the new GW website, I would expect dwarves to be when M1 on it. And flash animations on a given page should prevent the dwarves from being able to march.

More seriously, there is the possibility of some newer players taking those mistakes seriously, which will lead to exciting debates around a gaming table. "But according to the website, their stats are..."

Magos Explorator
06-04-2009, 19:05
They used to put them on the WHFB 4th edition plastic boxes, too.

bomblu
06-04-2009, 19:24
They used to put them on the WHFB 4th edition plastic boxes, too.

Well, I for one think 'either everything or nothing' - they should either put ALL the stats (including pts) or just spend their time on adding more decent content to the site, rather than just putting 1/2 the relevant info onto the site :(

Thud
07-04-2009, 10:27
Could it be they're going to use it for some fixes? Maybe increasing/decreasing the movement/etc of some units? Just a thought....

Doubtful. There hasn't been word (to my knowledge) that the webshop overrides the codices, and even if it were it would probably just lead to all sorts of confusion.