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GW has just (well, earlier today) made the official announcement that they will be re-opening their specialist games design studio. For those unfamiliar, these are all of the other games that GW used to do that you probably never heard of because they didn't support them all that well. Things like Mordheim, Necromunda, Gorka-Morka, and so on.

 

The games specifically mentioned in the announcement were: BFG (Battle Fleet Gothic---a game of space battles between entire fleets), Blood Bowl---fantasy football (as in elves playing against orcs, etc), Epic---massive wargame using 6mm (I think) figures, and Necromunda---gangland skirmish set in GW's version of the future.

 

It might be interesting to see how this shapes up.

 

I'd like to see them bring back/update/re-release WARHAMMER QUEST. :wub: :wub: :wow:::):::D:

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There is a difference between growing your business while making money, and flat out grabbing for money, though.  GW appears to look at everything and say "How can we market this product line to max

GW has just (well, earlier today) made the official announcement that they will be re-opening their specialist games design studio. For those unfamiliar, these are all of the other games that GW used

I'm kind of meh about the whole thing. And part of my problem is Reaper.  I don't want to get into a big business analysis... hell, I don't understand Reaper's finances, nor do I need to, much less G

Warmaster...is what I would like.

 

If only to build a 10mm Skaven army for fun.

 

But since it is GW...they will either NOT do it... Or try to RENEW it AKA sc##w this up!

 

EDIT: MAN'o WAR!!!!

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I'd like to see Mordheim as well, but that's not as big a deal; I've got a pretty dog-eared and well worn copy of the rule book. I wouldn't mind seeing some of the figures get re-released, though.

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Whoa, I didn't even realize there were Tau minis for BFG.

 

I respect GW for responding to the current trend in the increasing popularity of skirmish-level games and board games vs. army-level games (like WH Fantasy and 40K), despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth that this sometimes results in (see some people's reactions to Fantasy becoming Age of Sigmar). However, at this point, I feel that there are so many better options out there than what GW offers.

 

Their rules have always been mediocre at best; it's the incredible wealth of setting, background, etc., and, more importantly, the style of their minis (which I think is also something that people tend to either love or hate due to how stylized they are) which have been the big draws. However, awesome fluff and minis are still a hard sell when compared to the myriad other options out there. As DB mentioned, Frostgrave + Bones pretty much eliminates any reason to get into Mordheim, unless you're such a die-hard fan that you just HAVE to play Mordheim... and are willing to pay a premium to do so. Similarly, games like Star Wars Armada and Drop Fleet Commander are crowding into BFG's space. Spartan Games is another company (along with others that I'm not aware of, I'm sure) making products that share the same space as BFG and Dreadfleet/Man O' War.

 

It's fascinating to see the changes taking place with GW's offerings, but I think they were too slow in responding to market changes. I think that their days as the 800-pound gorilla king of the miniature wargaming hill may be coming to an end; on balance, I think this is a good thing.

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