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we're just starting to think about what we'll need to do to relax the lockdown in the UK, so i'd guess we're at least 3 weeks away from any real change in the regulations,

that said GW reopening their warehouse to ship existing products shows they are working on modifying they way they work to allow them to do so while following the rules, so they are probably trying to do so for the factory as well

so we'll just have to wait and see (and at least some of it may be stuck in containers from China since GW prints most of its army books, boxes etc there) and I don't think they'll launch without the books and the plastics

we also have to consider the USA which is still locked down as I suspect they won't want to launch a major product at different times in different regions

 
   
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I don't know. If GW can hold stock in limbo for different territories they could start releasing things and leaving the USA behind and just let the USA catch up later.

I think a big part depends on how much storage space GW has and how much production they can achieve. Chances are once the lockdowns lift they might have significantly reduced production output for a considerable time until they can impose new methods of social distancing and safety for their employees.

   
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I just got an email and tracking number for my Prophecy of the Wolf box set ordered back in March. Looks like delivery is back up and running in the US?
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 Azazelx wrote:
Looks like it's locals or perhaps generous UK friends for us. Though with Sydney's partial reopening this past weekend I suspect it might not be too long for GWAU's warehouse...


Depends what stock the Warehouse holds though.

It’s a long, long way to Australia for freight!


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tneva82 wrote:
That is unlikely. Especially as gw doesn't want to encourage sales of non plastic too much.

Delivery times indeed taking hit btw. Usually shipping notice was in hours if in stock. Now still waiting. They weren't kidding about delays. Well friday likely was lot busier than usually


Backlog first I guess.

My Lt Amuliuses have shipped, so hopefully my Libby and Sisters will follow soon.


I'm pretty sure that GW is planned ahead for awhile, so the SpaceWolfOrk boxes would be there for sure, and probably a couple of weeks at worst (and over a month or so at best) as the supply chain didn't stop operating 4 weeks before shutdown, and I know (at least in the past) that GW uses sea freight to send product to Au rather than much more expensive air freight, so we're considering commercial ships already on the water and all that... all of which would also apply to other distribution hubs like the US. - which is why the wolfyboxes allocated to the US won't be selling out in the UK - because they're already in the US warehouse! Much like Captain Catachan...

Of course with partial lockdown in place, who knows when actual new releases will start again, but they'd have a few new releases ready to go in the warehouses more than restocks of paints once they use their existing stocks.

   
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 Overread wrote:
I don't know. If GW can hold stock in limbo for different territories they could start releasing things and leaving the USA behind and just let the USA catch up later.

I think a big part depends on how much storage space GW has and how much production they can achieve. Chances are once the lockdowns lift they might have significantly reduced production output for a considerable time until they can impose new methods of social distancing and safety for their employees.
Keeping things in stock for a long time can also be very expensive. You know that they're itching to move product for tax reasons.

   
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 Kurgash wrote:
I just got an email and tracking number for my Prophecy of the Wolf box set ordered back in March. Looks like delivery is back up and running in the US?


They did say they would be working through all standing orders prior to opening back up, so sounds like it.
   
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thats good news at least. cross fingers the US and Canada'll be able to order our plastic crack in a week or so

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Now I got a tracking number for all my delayed orders. Looks like we’re back in business soon.
   
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Looks like the UK / NE backlog has been as good as dealt with and they're back onto processing regular orders, just now got a confirmation that the order I placed last Friday has just been sent out, awesome.

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That’s my first re-opening order dispatched.

Libby & Sister not so much, but as I went for 10 of each, suspect they’re awaiting stock. Hard to begrudge, as getting them out to those who ordered just the one is a better use of resources than getting me 20.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
That’s my first re-opening order dispatched.

Libby & Sister not so much, but as I went for 10 of each, suspect they’re awaiting stock. Hard to begrudge, as getting them out to those who ordered just the one is a better use of resources than getting me 20.


they where also print on demand so you won't see it until the factory is online

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Friend has his Libby already

Still, no rush. Bought them as stock for the Loot Group. Figured with what’s going on, not everyone was going to be able to drop money there and then.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Was literally in the middle of writing a post asking if anyone had updates on the Vile Ratmen POD when the postie dropped it on my doormat

It's softback as expected, but based on a cursory examination it appears to actually be made out of proper stitched folios. Excellent! GW should just outsource all their printing to this POD company, at least they know how to bind a book without using the cheap & nasty perfect binding method.

(For those who don't know, stitched folios are groups of a given number of double-page papers folded over, then all the groups are sewn together in the middle of the spine, while "perfect binding" just takes individual single pages in a block and saturates one edge of them in glue - the former is much more durable, and allows you to rebind a book as a hardback relatively easily if you choose to. All GW's stuff used to come with stitched bindings but they began cheaping out around the end of WHFB 6th edition.)

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The Ratmen book is also printed in the UK as opposed to china!

   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Overread wrote:
The Ratmen book is also printed in the UK as opposed to china!


Honestly I've never been fussed about that. Globalism happened, and it looks like even a year+ long pandemic emergency may not be able to shift it. Plenty of Chinese producers are capable of making quality, well bound products, GW just weren't employing them before. "Made in the UK" in this context will only have meaning to me when GW finally pull the finger out and bring their publishing in-house like they did with plastics production, so they can actually keep their cardstock and fiction products in-stock when they don't have to deal with minimum order quantities any more.

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"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
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I find it interesting because a lot of printing happens overseas because its not economical in the UK for large print orders. I wonder if it was a reaction to Corona and GW wanting to keep the order shipping within time limits or if they've found themselves a new local printer. Card-stock has been an issue for them; they clearly WANT to do it but have had issues keeping it restocked beyond a single initial order.

   
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Anyone know how long an order us taking to process at the moment? I just put a big order in yesterday and have heard nothing since...
   
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 Custodes wrote:
Anyone know how long an order us taking to process at the moment? I just put a big order in yesterday and have heard nothing since...


Response i had from customer service was up to 15 days for instock items.
   
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US and Oz reopening tomorrow for web orders.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/05/06/usa-australia-and-more-webstore-reopening-tomorrow/

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From the article:

* Fun Fact: Since the webstore opened for most of Europe last week, paints and brushes have been the big movers and shakers. Here are the top ten selling Citadel paints right now (no prizes for guessing the top two):

1) Shade: Nuln Oil
2) Shade: Agrax Earthshade
3) Base: Leadbelcher
4) Base: Abaddon Black
5) Base: Retributor Armour
6) Base: Corax White
7) Base: Mephiston Red
8) Layer: White Scar
9) Contrast: Black Templar
10) Base: Wraithbone

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Am i the only one who seems to prefer Iron Hands Steel over Leadbelcher?
   
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 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
Am i the only one who seems to prefer Iron Hands Steel over Leadbelcher?

No, I prefer Gunmetal from AP.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Overread wrote:
I find it interesting because a lot of printing happens overseas because its not economical in the UK for large print orders. I wonder if it was a reaction to Corona and GW wanting to keep the order shipping within time limits or if they've found themselves a new local printer. Card-stock has been an issue for them; they clearly WANT to do it but have had issues keeping it restocked beyond a single initial order.


I suspect it's just an artifact of this being a POD product, there may not be the same cost disparity between the UK and elsewhere as there is with regular print runs.

Honestly even if they went fully local, it wouldn't solve their core problem, which is their persistently hyper-cautious approach to initial print run sizes and their subsequent nigh-absolute refusal to do additional runs of product for fear there might be some leftover from even a minimum-size print run. The only way that will be fixed is if they bring printing in-house as they did with manufacturing so they can print additional material in whatever more modest quantities they feel would suit and do POD/MtO runs without having to deal with contracts.

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I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
-----
"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
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I want my Vile Ratmen book! I'm excited for that.

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 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
Am i the only one who seems to prefer Iron Hands Steel over Leadbelcher?


Well when I put my order in I went for Iron Warriors rather than the leadbelcher I usually go for just to be different. Just waiting on that order to dispstch now lol
   
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I had to laugh at their artist mixing up the colours of the stars on the Australian and New Zealand flags
   
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Well the article says - USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Italy are reopening for web orders on the 7th, but they are not actually selling anything on the NZ site.

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 ingtaer wrote:
Well the article says - USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Italy are reopening for web orders on the 7th, but they are not actually selling anything on the NZ site.


Are you complaining when it's not even the normal time they'd put things up in NZ? You will have to wait until whatever time they usually put preorders up in NZ, which if I remember right, wasn't midnight.

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