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almic85

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I’m glad I caved in and bought a copy from my second FLGS.

I managed to see a facebook post on the Monday that they still had two copies left so ordered it and picked it up the same day.

Edit: after doing a bit of digging on the website the legions of nagash battle tome and the skaven battle tome are both also sold out an no longer available on the website.

I knew there was a new undead book coming out as it tied into a number of the teased zombie, wight, and skeleton models, but it could be that skaven are soon to follow after that.
 
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Are you so sure?


According to this video, it might have to do with Brexit...
I don’t follow why this would apply to Cursed City and none of their other products.

In fact, wouldn’t you expect the opposite to be the case, and for it to be the old boxed sets they pulled? It seems odd that they would be Cursed City, which they priced only about three weeks ago, that would be unprofitable..
 
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Why would it possibly be a Brexit related issue? GW manufacture all their UK stock in either the UK or China.

EDIT: Seems on further inspection it could be down to tariffs on goods from China. Good. If it means more companies stop getting things made in China and make them in the UK instead that’s a good thing.
 

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Yep. Finally got the game of armoured combat box on order. Now awaiting some of the other lance packs to come in. My Comstar and Wolf’s Dragoons need more reinforcements.
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Nice job with the white on the Comguard Wolverine. The black and red really pops on the Griffin too. Like the bases, the foliage looks nicely scaled with the mechs.
 

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The theory goes that while it doesn’t cost GW anything to import products from China, it does cost them to export it back out of Britain.

Supposedly if it’s not at least 70% made in the UK then it gets hot with an export tariff.

Don’t know how true that is though.
 
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Supposedly if it’s not at least 70% made in the UK then it gets hot with an export tariff.

Don’t know how true that is though.
Even if that is true, which it may be, surely the result of Brexit would only be an export tariff to EU, rather than globally.
 
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If it means more companies stop getting things made in China and make them in the UK instead that’s a good thing.
Unless they’re getting their books printed at Belmont Press because they suck.

I’ve got two rulebooks printed at Belmont on behalf of GW and in both cases they absolutely stink of ink and the front covers have whatever plastic laminate on them just roll up at the edges after just a few hours of flicking through.

I complained to GW about them and the reply I got was “we don’t know how you treat your books”!! Grrr. I have Chinese printed ones that have withheld continuous handling and are as new looking as when I got them. Hell, I’ve got GW books going back to the early 90s that are still fine.

So. Bugger Belmont. If I see they’ve printed a book I’m not buying it.

 
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I'm a little sad I can't get a copy of Cursed City. A little, because it's mixed in with shrugging and rolling my eyes at the whole release approach.

I've got a copy of BSF and a couple of the expansions which had models I liked, but I've missed out on a few boxes of minis that I'll likely never have beyond looking on eBay (e.g. spare Negavolt Cultists) and entire boxed sets (Space Hulk, some of the dedicated Kill Team boxes, some of the dedicated WarCry boxes), and I've become accustomed to just not being able to get nice things from GW - its partially lead me to looking at other games from other suppliers who don't pull this limited release behaviour (without good reason or an honest heads up).

I'm sinking £100-£150 (easily, might be more) with the Stargrave Nickstarter; easily around £100 on the Nickstarter itself, and extra money on additional miniatures that might not even be related to Stargrave to cut down on shipping. Even if I didn't want to get the savings before the Nickstarter ends, I'm confident that I can acquire the same things months or even years later, bar any complete shutdown of a company, so there's no sense of panic buying or FOMO, which I detest.

Weirdly enough, FOMO for me is almost Fawning Over Missing Out; the approach GW takes to trying to get sales at jacked up prices "because we only make so many of X" now makes me go to other games and suppliers that want to produce enough stuff for people.
 

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Even if that is true, which it may be, surely the result of Brexit would only be an export tariff to EU, rather than globally.
I believe Brexit actually mucked up exporting to everyone as before every other country just complied with the EU rules but post Brexit every country has had to set up a new trading regime specifically for the UK.

Even down here in Australia we still haven’t fully finalised a full trade agreement with the UK and are relying on interim measures and memorandums of understanding until we can get a proper trade agreement agreed.

Basically the UK leaving the EU is a clustercuss for every other country that enjoyed having a simpler system for importing and exporting from the UK.
 
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The theory goes that while it doesn’t cost GW anything to import products from China, it does cost them to export it back out of Britain.

Supposedly if it’s not at least 70% made in the UK then it gets hot with an export tariff.

Don’t know how true that is though.
When mentioned in the video, it surprised me that 70% of their cardstock is printed in China. This might explain why it was difficult to get stuff here in these United States pre-pandemic and extremely difficult post pandemic. :unsure: I never encountered this scarcity issue in the 90s, when living in the UK, and don't recall it in the late 90s and in the '00s in the US. I hope someone's regretting treating the US manufacturing facility as a tax right off and eventually shutting it down.:LOL:
 
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Why would it possibly be a Brexit related issue? GW manufacture all their UK stock in either the UK or China.

EDIT: Seems on further inspection it could be down to tariffs on goods from China. Good. If it means more companies stop getting things made in China and make them in the UK instead that’s a good thing.
Good luck with that...:rolleyes:

I keep wondering why someone have a miniature manufacturing facility in the US, like Renedra, instead of outsourcing plastic figure production to China. The recent Blood & Plunder Kickstarter has the plastic figures made in China, from the company that made the Privateer Press ones, and they still haven't posted a pic of the sprues or the assembled unpainted product - we were supposed to hear something post Chinese New Year. My fault for not asking after pledging at the last minute, but I assumed considering the price of $25 for 12 foot figures or 6 horsemen per box, these were probably made in the UK.:oops:

From the Chat section in the Midwinter Minis Youtube video - WTF happened to Cursed City?
Nick Paigemy:
local game store here in Albany New York was supposed to get around 30 copies...they did not get all 30 but we're charged for all of them. I guess the owner is going through a real nightmare
 
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I heard there will be another edition of Age of $igmar in 2021, is this true?
It seems highly probable but isn't official as far as I understand it. Thinking seems to go:
  • The current Broken Realms books are a similar set-up to the Psychic Awakening series that led into 40k 9th being released.
  • Numerous articles on WarCom have made reference to "the end of the soul wars" which is what this edition of AoS has been centred/set around lore-wise.
  • The Conquest part-work for 40k was largely composed of models from the 8th ed starter box and ended (in the UK at least) ahead of 9th releasing. The Mortal Realms part-work has a few months left to run and is mostly models from the AoS 2nd ed box.
  • There seems to be a 3 year cycle for game editions with GW, which would make AoS about due for a new one.
 

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Hopefully this will end up being like shadow wars and they'll release mordheim after
Which way?

A Specialist Games product either set in the old world or AoS which comes as a boxed set with only some plastic war bands in and some cardstock, which releases it’s rules quarterly but makes them all obsolete within a year before releasing a whole load of Hardback books and then after another year a massively expensive box with all new stuff before moving on to making all the previous warband books obsolete again in favour of more Hardback books?

Or

A main line product which is released in AoS with a rebundling of previously released models and a whole load of new fancy scenery but it’s only available for a limited period of time and it’s warband faction accessories are available for a limited time too until they release a new core box which is also rebundled models but a lot less scenery than before for a similar price until it too is unavailable until a third box comes out which has newer models but f-all scenery for a similar price as the previous two?

In both cases any cards produced will be available for about 20 minutes online and a lottery in an FLGS.

In some ways y’know, I think I’d rather they didn’t bother.
 
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Which way?

A Specialist Games product either set in the old world or AoS which comes as a boxed set with only some plastic war bands in and some cardstock, which releases it’s rules quarterly but makes them all obsolete within a year before releasing a whole load of Hardback books and then after another year a massively expensive box with all new stuff before moving on to making all the previous warband books obsolete again in favour of more Hardback books?

Or

A main line product which is released in AoS with a rebundling of previously released models and a whole load of new fancy scenery but it’s only available for a limited period of time and it’s warband faction accessories are available for a limited time too until they release a new core box which is also rebundled models but a lot less scenery than before for a similar price until it too is unavailable until a third box comes out which has newer models but f-all scenery for a similar price as the previous two?

In both cases any cards produced will be available for about 20 minutes online and a lottery in an FLGS.

In some ways y’know, I think I’d rather they didn’t bother.
Is the second one kill team?
 

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Numerous articles on WarCom have made reference to "the end of the soul wars" which is what this edition of AoS has been centred/set around lore-wise.

Just to pick up on this but in AOS the Soul Wars have finished.

The Broken Realms books are the direct sequel of the events that occurred in the Soul Wars story arc.

The Soul Wars started with Nagash starting to build his black pyramid, went through the events of the necroquake when the skaven stopped Nagash from ultimate victory and ended with Kratakos laying siege to the eight points and claiming one of the entrances on behalf of Nagash.

The Broken Realms books are now dealing with the aftermath of the Necroquake and the damage it has done to the other realms.