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Steam_Giant
26-04-2009, 20:13
Since the local WHFB tournament finished everyone is playing/talking/nostalgerising (i made that one up :)) Specialist games. Will the current economic climate spur new growth for specialist games ? Those of us who need new shineys every 6 months can get their fix a little cheaper ?

Is GW in a position to capitalise on this ?

Askil the Undecided
26-04-2009, 20:37
I doubt this will be a good thing for Specialist Games GW has shown many a time that it cares predominatly about selling miniature at a sustainable rate and as such Specialist Games are less than ideal for their purposes.

I expect that just as oh-so-many times before GW will take the oppurtunity to take a dump on SG from it's customarily enormous height. By reducing the range and support for SG yet again.

This is why I do my best to horde SG stuff to share with people, to try to keep the damn thing going despite those jonesing crackheads at GW who can't deal with gamers needing less than 80+ of their product to play a decent game.

Damien 1427
26-04-2009, 20:45
Is GW in a position to capitalise on this ?

Given that Specialist Games are on the cusp of being Squatted, no. If it ain't shifting 28mm Beakies of all flavours, they don't seem to care.

That being said, you can get a half-decent Necromunda gang thrown together for less than 30 RRP (Significantly less if you go discount) if you've a decent bitz box and don't mind a spot of converting, and you'll end up with a load of spare parts too. Mordheim warbands for perhaps even less. Inquisitor for an even smaller sum, provided you play at 28mm. Slightly harder for BFG or Epic, but what can one do?

This is perhaps why they're not so interested. There isn't a lot of money in it, even at the prices they charge (33% increase on Cadians? Bloody hellfire...)

Spirit
30-07-2009, 19:35
I think if GW did anything to capitalise on soemthing that wasnt the core games, hell would freeze over.

While the current economy could well lead to a rise in people wanting to play specialist games, GW wont support it and wont try to encourage it.