But I don't mind paying top end prices for models for use in a skirmish game. It is a lot more palatable to pay £25 for something unique that will be 1/5 of you final army than a box of infantry that will be 1/5 of a single unit - especially when that unit will still only be 1/5 of your finished army...
The irony is that until recently GW's only surviving core skirmish game was also the one that was most reasonably priced!
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Just been looking at the VC models on the GW site - what possessed them to make the giant bats etc resin? Who in their right mind is going to want to pay £30 for three average models with a paltry in-game value? They've lost the plot now, the company is beyond help. From now on I will accept the concept of the "GW Hobby" because it flies in the face of the true meaning of gaming.
I know this is probably old news but I got some gaming money for christmas and was going to buy a small 1000pt wotr dwarf ranger force, only to find that the boxes have half the figure content for almost no reduction in cost at all, I mean what the hell!
To top it all off this has not been mentioned officially anywhere prior to it happening spd that for a bloody laugh it's down right despicable for GW to treat their customers in such a nonchalent way, argh it really is mind boggeling surely they should be encouraging people to use their products with their rules sets not making people put things back on the shelf (or empty their on line shopping cart) with shock at those prices.
I'm off to email customer support I'm that angry about the stealth price hike AND the lack of forewarning.
sorrt about the rant plus apologies for bad spacing as I'm having to use my phone.
If there ever was any chance for me to invest into the LotR range, it has gone forever with this latest move. Well done GW!
Chaos Dwarf characters are only the equivalent of £6 each as well. Good luck finding many Finecast character models for £6.
Forge World is actually literally cheaper than GW... the world has gone mad. (Well, madder).
I'm tempted to get a bunch of the Chaos Dwarfs from FW to use as an IG Kill Team
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That is a 35% price increase on the entire LOTR plastic infantry range.For Sterling it was pretty much cut in half. From £20.50 to £13.50.
Don't know if this particular boxed set of models has been mentioned yet, as this thread is 303 pages long. But there are two particularlly bad examples of pricing in my local store in the UK.
VC Blood Knights finecast, 5 small mounted models: £61:50 WoC Knights, 5 small mounted models: £18/15 or something.
I think that the blood knights may actually be more expensive than a battalion alone.
(Worthy mention for the ringwraith boxed set of Lotr, £40 for 9 guys.)
In my opinion, they should price it £1 a model, 16 guys = £16 which is tolerable atleast. And larger flashier models like tanks and monsters, just keep them at £20. And have leaders and heroes at about £7 or something. It's not exactly cheapo, but it's certainly better than over half £100 for 5 small pieces of plastic.
The VC Knights are well documented as being at the silly end of the pricing structure, especially now in finecast.
However this comes down to GW's somewhat dubious argument for charging more for the more powerful units, which i find rather offensive, but hey ho.
The thing is, VC knights are very hard in game, but it would be interesting to see how much they have sold since release, both in metal and finecast.
However GW's pricing has always seen criticism, but the end of the day, they still sell, as i know about 5 managers and they all say the tills are still ringing.
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What do you expect them to say?
Meanwhile I know of at least 2 independents that went out of business who had piles of GW merchandise they couldn't sell and it only sold as they were going out of business and put it all up at 50% off. They had been stuck with piles of warhammer merchandise until the end.
And I know of a 3rd that was mainly a model store, but had an entire aisle of GW stock that went out of business for economic reasons(the owners of the outlet strip would rather the store sat vacant than not raise the rent), who put their GW stock at 50% off to sell it off. Most of it had languished on the shelf for years.
It's not. It's 6.50 more for the same amount of models. Not 3.25.It's £3.25 - a pittance amount and ya'know, I consider £13.50 pretty close to £10.50. More than say £20.50
I am very annoyed about the LOTR stealth price hike. Luckily most of the older boxes of 24 will be around for a while longer at independent stores (unless GW recalls them) as they aren't exactly quick sellers, and on a personal note I have most of the infantry I'll ever need. I'm more annoyed that people will now be put off WOTR down the road due to the large amount of infantry needed. My only hope is that GW release battleforces for the system.
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