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Septicus
05-08-2006, 02:09
It seems too new and too current to change already. I am very disappointed that Terminators will no longer be a part of the megaforce. Does anyone have any insight as to why? Also does anyone know if they plan to keep the one that is out now as a different megaforce so buyers could choose how to construct their army?

Eidolon
05-08-2006, 14:47
Maybe the plastic scouts aren't selling much and they're trying to shift them?
Just a thought.

Da Reddaneks
05-08-2006, 15:12
"Money money money money, MONEY

Some people got to have it
Hey, Hey, Hey - some people really need it
Hey, listen to me, y'all do thangs, do thangs, do thangs - bad thangs with it
Well, you wanna do thangs, do thangs, do thangs - good thangs with it - yeah
Un Huh, talkin' bout cash money, money
Talkin' bout cash money - dollar bills y'all - come on, now
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
For the love of money
People will steal from their mother
For the love of money
People will rob their own brother
For the love of money
People can't even walk the streets
Because they'll never know who in the world they're gonna meet
For that mean, oh mean, mean green
Almighty Dollar!"
The O'Jays

Grand Master Raziel
05-08-2006, 16:57
They do things like that from time to time. Personally, I think it's a positive change. I think Scouts are more useful for a starting player than Terminators.

n00bLord
05-08-2006, 20:06
They should put a FW titan in a box some day and sell it for 90 bucks. It'll all ways be sold out!

Maybe there about to release more marines to the public soon? That may be it.

A neutral shade of black.
05-08-2006, 20:20
The change is because all the other megaforces are a way better deal for what you pay. Since that reduces the attractiveness of the Space Marines (and ohnoes, you can't have that), GW is releasing a new megaforce that will be more bang for your buck.

t-tauri
05-08-2006, 20:26
Just a decision to up the value and try and sell more of them. If it remained poorer value than other megaforces people would buy them in preference to marines.

Pilgrimsp
08-08-2006, 00:41
If you actually compare what you used to get in the old one it was much better, more bang for your bucks/pounds.

One of those and a five man squad would be practically 1000pts, pretty dam good, oh yeah and GW are now obsessed with termies! Who has termies in a 1500 army, thats madness!

Chem-Dog
08-08-2006, 01:46
"Money money money money, MONEY

Some people got to have it
Hey, Hey, Hey - some people really need it
Hey, listen to me, y'all do thangs, do thangs, do thangs - bad thangs with it
Well, you wanna do thangs, do thangs, do thangs - good thangs with it - yeah
Un Huh, talkin' bout cash money, money
Talkin' bout cash money - dollar bills y'all - come on, now
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
For the love of money
People will steal from their mother
For the love of money
People will rob their own brother
For the love of money
People can't even walk the streets
Because they'll never know who in the world they're gonna meet
For that mean, oh mean, mean green
Almighty Dollar!"
The O'Jays

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think Ill buy me a football team.

Money, get back.
Im all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, its a hit.
Dont give me that do goody good ********.
Im in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a lear jet.

Money, its a crime.
Share it fairly but dont take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that theyre
Giving none away.

Huhuh! I was in the right!
Yes, absolutely in the right!
I certainly was in the right!
You was definitely in the right. that geezer was cruising for a
Bruising!
Yeah!
Why does anyone do anything?
I dont know, I was really drunk at the time!
I was just telling him, he couldnt get into number 2. he was asking
Why he wasnt coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
Screaming and telling him why he wasnt coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out
Pink Floyd

Seriously folks, perhaps the Megaforce is being made so that all armies can use them, think, taking the Aspire to Glory trait can all but exclude you from including Terminators where everything in the new megaforce is what I would reffer to as core if not essential.

Lyinar
08-08-2006, 09:58
Ummm... *I* have Terminators in a 1500-point army, and they're consistently one of my best units. They draw a lot of fire, survive it, and then kill things.

Aegius
08-08-2006, 18:21
Ummm... *I* have Terminators in a 1500-point army, and they're consistently one of my best units. They draw a lot of fire, survive it, and then kill things.

I have termies in 1000pts and the only people I ever have problems against are powergamers.

hellfire
08-08-2006, 18:38
you know (no offense meant just stating fact) termies in 1,000 could be considered powergaming

Indy
08-08-2006, 19:01
Personally, I think it's because the current battleforce (and the megaforce too, I think. We havn't had one in store for ages so I don't recall) contains a command squad. Think about it. You're never going to need two. So, therefore, if you're trying to build an army fast, why would you ever buy two battle/megaforces? You wouldn't. I wouldn't.

Some food for thought.

hootier
08-08-2006, 21:25
I disagree. The Command Squad sprue has awesome bits for any kind of squad you want to make.

DarkstarSabre
08-09-2006, 14:57
Personally, I think it's because the current battleforce (and the megaforce too, I think. We havn't had one in store for ages so I don't recall) contains a command squad. Think about it. You're never going to need two.

I actually have two command squads. One for the Commander and one for a Librarian :P

kd7svh
08-09-2006, 18:40
The new Megaforce is far better than the old IMHO. If I needed to start a SM army, I would buy it.

abomination
08-09-2006, 21:10
The new Megaforce is 265 USD in marine boxes for 175 USD. That's an uncharacteristically good deal for a GW product. I know I'll be picking one up.

Wild Rider Chief
09-09-2006, 11:39
MONEY! they cant get enough of it! THEY RAISE THE PRICES ONE MORE TIME AND IM HOLDING MY LOCAL GW UP!

Orcboy_Phil
09-09-2006, 13:19
Games Workshop dosen't make as much as you think. Currently about 66% of the price goes to keep the stores open the rest goes on the R&D and production cost. So when you think about it that box of Gobbos you just bought isan't just for the plastic in them it goes to funding the GW community and keeping places open so that we all can go and play the games we love.

I think I might just have to pick up the Tau box set thougth. Tau are fun ::)

Wild Rider Chief
09-09-2006, 23:58
Maybe so, but consider i mostly paint them it makes you question why you fork out 10 for a special character lol

Tanarin
10-09-2006, 00:40
I disagree. The Command Squad sprue has awesome bits for any kind of squad you want to make.

I agree, I got a command squad when it first came out and I still have parts I am saving for bigger and better ideas later on. Plus it is a nice source to start a Kill team unit with.

UnRiggable
10-09-2006, 01:56
Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think Ill buy me a football team.

Money, get back.
Im all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, its a hit.
Dont give me that do goody good ********.
Im in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a lear jet.

Money, its a crime.
Share it fairly but dont take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that theyre
Giving none away.

Huhuh! I was in the right!
Yes, absolutely in the right!
I certainly was in the right!
You was definitely in the right. that geezer was cruising for a
Bruising!
Yeah!
Why does anyone do anything?
I dont know, I was really drunk at the time!
I was just telling him, he couldnt get into number 2. he was asking
Why he wasnt coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
Screaming and telling him why he wasnt coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out
Pink Floyd

CHEMDOG YOU ARE MY HERO I SHOULD WORSHIP YOU.

I think it's because a lot of the things that were previously included were subjective (meaning it was a case of "I don't think they're worth it" and so people decided to buy stuff individually).