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Lovely stuff.

Heroes a bit human centric, but a definite purchase for me all the same.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Strong release. A bit amused by "elite cultists" but all great sculpts.


I'm excited for how this ports to 40K. Cultists that have more options could do wonders for MSU word bearers.

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Agreed.

There’s also a comment I’m finding it hard not to read into in the same article.

UKGE reveal article wrote:These guys feature a more occult and barbarous aesthetic than their Traitor Guard brethren from the main set, helping shed some light on the dizzying diversity of the Slaves to Darkness.


Reading between the lines, possibly with more Hope than Realism, I’m seeing it as a tease of what’s to come for 40k.

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Wow this is a proper expansion. And such great stuff. Surprised that this is eleased before the ogre and comissar "expansion"

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My hope is that comissar and ogre get rolled into a more proper expansion like this.

Seems odd we'll probably see this released before Combat Arena. Or did it already release and I just have been caught unaware?

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As amazing as the Crusader looks, it’s rather depressing that a model with a gigantic inquisition symbol can’t be taken in an Inquisition detachment.
   
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Ah. Now that's more like it!

An expansion with new heroes and new villains. Here's hoping for new tiles, but even without them this is a solid release. Far better than the pathetic Chaos Commissar/Ogryn nonsense.

 Daedalus81 wrote:
I'm excited for how this ports to 40K. Cultists that have more options could do wonders for MSU word bearers.
We know exactly how it'll port to 40K. The new unit will be exactly 8 models in size, have a Firebrand with a Flamer, a Champion with Autopistol & Chainsword, one Cultist w/Heavy Stubber, one Cultist w/Grenade Launcher, and four Cultists w/Autoguns.

What, you were expecting options? This is modern GW. You don't get any options.


   
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Oh my...

These cultists are gold...

Definitely getting some.
   
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Whilst I agree with HSBC that this in particular is the expansion I’ve been waiting for, I still like the other two.

Gives us a nice little sideshow, and a range of pricepoints to refresh the BSF experience, even by a smol degree.

Hopefully the Chaos Commanders one will be out soon.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
We know exactly how it'll port to 40K. The new unit will be exactly 8 models in size, have a Firebrand with a Flamer, a Champion with Autopistol & Chainsword, one Cultist w/Heavy Stubber, one Cultist w/Grenade Launcher, and four Cultists w/Autoguns.

What, you were expecting options? This is modern GW. You don't get any options.



For now, yes. That's just the consequence of these psuedo kits. The CSM made it to 40K. Traitor Guard and these guys will, too... eventually.

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Looking forward to those cultists for Kill Team as well.
   
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It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
   
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Cultists from the 6th edition box set never got a proper box with options, just a reduced sprue that took options away. I think your optimism is a bit unfounded.


But still, good to see a proper expansion for BSF, finally.

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Quasistellar wrote:
As amazing as the Crusader looks, it’s rather depressing that a model with a gigantic inquisition symbol can’t be taken in an Inquisition detachment.

It's not the Inquisitiorial seal.

That's the Ecclesiarchy's symbol.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

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 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.

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Now this is a proper expansion.

However...with the somewhat surprisingly expensive previous tiny-not-worth-it expansions...I fear to imagine what this could cost. Something tells me this'll be a friggin $100 expansion which would really sour the whole thing.

 
   
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I like the female cultists much better than the male ones..

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 Kanluwen wrote:
Quasistellar wrote:
As amazing as the Crusader looks, it’s rather depressing that a model with a gigantic inquisition symbol can’t be taken in an Inquisition detachment.

It's not the Inquisitiorial seal.

That's the Ecclesiarchy's symbol.


Indeed you are correct. Seems they’ve completely separated them from Inquisition. (Old ones had inquisition symbol and a kinda hybrid inquisition/Ecclesiarchy symbol on shield).

Just more evidence that Inquisition is being abandoned completely?
   
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 streetsamurai wrote:
Wow this is a proper expansion. And such great stuff. Surprised that this is eleased before the ogre and comissar "expansion"


I’d be surprised if that happens, too.


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Quasistellar wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
Quasistellar wrote:
As amazing as the Crusader looks, it’s rather depressing that a model with a gigantic inquisition symbol can’t be taken in an Inquisition detachment.

It's not the Inquisitiorial seal.

That's the Ecclesiarchy's symbol.


Indeed you are correct. Seems they’ve completely separated them from Inquisition. (Old ones had inquisition symbol and a kinda hybrid inquisition/Ecclesiarchy symbol on shield).

Just more evidence that Inquisition is being abandoned completely?


Just more evidence that the Ecclesiarchy is becoming a distinct faction once more, I’d say, rather.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.


That may be who they're designed for, but that doesn't mean nobody else would want them. I'd very much like that "cut down" version of Blood Bowl since it seems like the time investment(both in getting up & running/familiar with the rules, and for any given game) is a lot less than the "proper" system. Unless their production woes mean they literally can't produce enough to stock them in more than just America, it seems silly not to offer them everywhere they can - it's not like we don't have toy stores and book shops in the UK, or France, or New Zealand etc.

As for Escalation, the models are very nice, we'll have to see what the price is like.

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 Yodhrin wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.


That may be who they're designed for, but that doesn't mean nobody else would want them. I'd very much like that "cut down" version of Blood Bowl since it seems like the time investment(both in getting up & running/familiar with the rules, and for any given game) is a lot less than the "proper" system. Unless their production woes mean they literally can't produce enough to stock them in more than just America, it seems silly not to offer them everywhere they can - it's not like we don't have toy stores and book shops in the UK, or France, or New Zealand etc.

As for Escalation, the models are very nice, we'll have to see what the price is like.

There's also the minor point that GW literally advertised the games from the the New York Toy Fair to their already invested customers via the Community site.

It's the equivalent of saying 'Look at these cool models you'll be able to get! ... Psych! Those models are only available in this much larger/more expensive box.'

I'll just have to pick up the Psyker and Trader from eBay.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
Spoiler:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.


That may be who they're designed for, but that doesn't mean nobody else would want them. I'd very much like that "cut down" version of Blood Bowl since it seems like the time investment(both in getting up & running/familiar with the rules, and for any given game) is a lot less than the "proper" system. Unless their production woes mean they literally can't produce enough to stock them in more than just America, it seems silly not to offer them everywhere they can - it's not like we don't have toy stores and book shops in the UK, or France, or New Zealand etc.

As for Escalation, the models are very nice, we'll have to see what the price is like.

There's also the minor point that GW literally advertised the games from the the New York Toy Fair to their already invested customers via the Community site.

It's the equivalent of saying 'Look at these cool models you'll be able to get! ... Psych! Those models are only available in this much larger/more expensive box.'

I'll just have to pick up the Psyker and Trader from eBay.

By only selling them at big box retailers instead of game stores, they send the gamers to those stores. Those stores see enough sales to order the next round of games which they may not have done otherwise. Of course GW could also think that the gamers buy all of their products anyway and won't want these because they already have those miniatures. Either way, just expect the New York Toy Fair previews to be North America and Germany only like the partworks are limited to the UK, Ireland and Spain (I don't think it's available anywhere else yet).

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 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.

It's worth mentioning that Combat Arena isn't even available here in the US that I've seen. Nor is Dreadfane.
   
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 porkuslime wrote:
I like the female cultists much better than the male ones..


I don’t. Can’t unsee the Chaos Cropped Tanktops. Seems like offering salads to vegetarians. “Everyone get your bondage harnesses on! Except you girls, no ‘free the nipples’ here!” Think I’ll try to write cheeky slogan on them...
   
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I like how her chainsword looks REEEMARKABLY like the new Chaos Knight's.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.

It's worth mentioning that Combat Arena isn't even available here in the US that I've seen. Nor is Dreadfane.

Might not be out yet. Last year at the New York Toy Fair in February they previewed Blitz Bowl and Space Marine Adventures and they previewed both games again at Gen Con in August.

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cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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This is probably an auto buy for me, just for that crusader. The cultists are cool too!

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 Ghaz wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 Inquisitor Kallus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
It's disappointing that Combat Arena is USA and Germany only. They neglected to mention that in the Community article which revealed it.
.

Yes, that was pretty annoying as I'd been waiting for it and there was nothing after the original reveal

So far, all the GW games previewed at the New York Toy Fair for 2018 and 2019 are only available in North America and some distributors in Germany. These products are not really meant for gamers, but are placed in non-gaming stores (e.g., Barnes & Noble) as a means to reach those who may otherwise have no exposure to Games Workshop or miniature wargaming.

It's worth mentioning that Combat Arena isn't even available here in the US that I've seen. Nor is Dreadfane.

Might not be out yet. Last year at the New York Toy Fair in February they previewed Blitz Bowl and Space Marine Adventures and they previewed both games again at Gen Con in August.

It isn't out yet. I'd originally typed a question at you, but then I dug a bit and saw that none of them are available.

This, again, goes to show:
People need to understand that trade shows aren't the same as wargame events.
   
 
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