Friday, October 17, 2014
Thoughts on Sanctus Reach
I say this because, as always, this is a great presentation from the games workshop folks. The two boxed sets are very nicely done, if a bit pricey. The rulebooks are very nice and the novellas look very interesting. I have some time on the road coming up, and I am bringing both books to read. They are big pront, so it whould be easy to get throguh.
The Stormclaw set is pretty sweet, if I do say so myself. The new orks and space vikings are very cool, brilliantly executed and you do get a lot of value for the money in the set. I'm not a big fan of the grey canine keepers, but I do like me orkses, and me gotz lotz of kool orkses. The models have a great character to them and will look good in any Space Wolf or Ork army.
The problem here is also two-fold. They made this a limited edition. So it's gone now, not on the shelves, unless you're lucky. So that new guy that is looking for a way to get in on the hobby doesn't have that resource anymore. Kinda sad. It would almost make sense if we see a whole bunch more of these themed campaigns in the future. Then this would all make sense, but if not, this is a product like that I think missed the mark. It is probably well sold out, so it had a positive effect on botttom line, but I think the long term lack of foresight will bite old GW again...
So, I guess I am really glad to have all these items, it's a good set of items and I feel like I got what I paid for. But all in all, I see it as another small mis-step in the marketing the GW does. Maybe this is just the first of many small campaign box releases, and if so, I'll eat these words. But if not, I think they missed a big chance here.