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Well, on the bright side, even chance that bits sites will be flooded with cheap Grey Knights, Scarab Terminators and Tzaangors.

 wuestenfux wrote:
How about the price tag?
I'll be amazed if it's somehow more than Blood of the Phoenix.

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The Tzeentch half will have to be heavily discounted for me to pick one up. *yawn*

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Well, I'll probably get one as I have a Thousand Sons force, and that new Crowe figure is excellent. And I have yet to get my second box of Scarabs anyway...

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I will probably get Crowe, as he is a good model, but I'm not interested in anything else on either side. Also, dreadknights look horrible, and I want them to be updated or deleted.

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The characters and Thousand Sons models all look great; but the PA Grey Knights and Dread Knight are terrible in comparison. They really should have held Crowe back until they were ready to revamp the line. Honestly though I really dislike these split boxes, nearly every time one of the factions are an army I have no interest in playing.

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Surprising that GW made a box like this filled with old marines. Seems like it will be a disaster

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 Sacredroach wrote:
Well, I'll probably get one as I have a Thousand Sons force, and that new Crowe figure is excellent. And I have yet to get my second box of Scarabs anyway...


how do you know if you want to get more in the new codex?
   
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When this was announced a while back my thoughts were "We'll get one generic character, if we're lucky a named character, and that's it." Seems to be correct so far.

Love the new Sorcerer but my expectations still aren't high.

   
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Unless you are starting a TS army from scratch (in which this is pretty good combined with the start collecting box) or maybe GK (I don't play them so not sure if this is a good set for them) this box is a total miss on both sides. Other than the two "new" characters I am sure the vast majority of TS and GK players already have multiples of the other units in the box (I know I do). This would have been a perfect time to update the GK infantry models (which this kit builds like 3 or 4 squads right?) update the knight (I don't think the kit currently includes a grand-master model right, so add that option), and add at least on more new Fast/Elite unit to TS (cause we don't have many in our book). I think this box is going to sell really well with scalpers, but I don't think a whole lot of players are going to be buying this unless there is a bunch of people waiting to start one or both of these armies. oh well, maybe in 3-4 years (lets face it neither of these factions are getting any more updates prior to their 10th codex or some PA non-sense with all factions getting updated) GW will produce some new models for the factions.

Hopefully the Codex rules will be good. May the blessings of Tzeentch be upon you.

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 wuestenfux wrote:
How about the price tag?


Pretty sure all of the two armies boxes usually have the same pricing.

 streetsamurai wrote:
Surprising that GW made a box like this filled with old marines. Seems like it will be a disaster


You'd be surprised
   
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I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that it's GK Marines and TS Terminators, not the other way round. I don't have any GK or TS yet though so I'm still interested.

It looks like the contents will be worth about £200 if bought separately, so I wonder what the price will be.

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 dreadblade wrote:
I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that it's GK Marines and TS Terminators, not the other way round. I don't have any GK or TS yet though so I'm still interested.

It looks like the contents will be worth about £200 if bought separately, so I wonder what the price will be.


I think these have been going around 180$ USD so far.

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 Sasori wrote:
 dreadblade wrote:
I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that it's GK Marines and TS Terminators, not the other way round. I don't have any GK or TS yet though so I'm still interested.

It looks like the contents will be worth about £200 if bought separately, so I wonder what the price will be.


I think these have been going around 180$ USD so far.


They’re normally around £95 in real money though some have been more.

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Resculpted Crowe makes the old GK with their box mags going everywhere look even more ridiculous. And then there's the Dreadpapoose to underscore the ridiculousness of it all.

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Are the tentacles terrain bits new or have we seen them before?


They look like custom for studio pics. Some look like parts from the mutalith, while others have bits of deathworld forest on the ends.
   
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Do you also get faction and warlord traits, relics and strats included in the rules with these battle boxes, or is it just datasheets?

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zanzibarthefirst wrote:
 Sasori wrote:
 dreadblade wrote:
I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that it's GK Marines and TS Terminators, not the other way round. I don't have any GK or TS yet though so I'm still interested.

It looks like the contents will be worth about £200 if bought separately, so I wonder what the price will be.


I think these have been going around 180$ USD so far.


They’re normally around £95 in real money though some have been more.


Do people still take disney dollars? I'd think they'd be a bit more wary about it after brexit.

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No rubrics. Baby carrier. Dumb.


I'm all for more Scarabs. Those boys should be fire in the new dex. Here's to hoping Tzaangors find a better place, too.

Not sure I can sell off the GK side and I'm not keen on collecting them so maybe I'll pay up for the TS character instead.

   
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Mixed feelings on this one. I already have 2 squads of Scarabs, and not sure I need a 3rd. I also already have a Tzaangor Shaman (really don't see a need for 2nd) and a 10-man Tzaangor squad (mostly AOS but they do dual purpose; ok-ish with bulking them out), so there's a lot of "chaff" in the box for me. I do, of course, want the new hero...
   
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Beyond the charachter for ts and the scarabs... This box just does nothing for me.

Tzangoors don't represent TS aswell as rubricae do, the Babycarrier was a bad Model since ever.

The lack of an GK Update is annoying in regards to the models.

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On the plus side, box + both books at the same time is two more factions crossed off the update list and we can move on.

At least the 'only one new model' releases are quick,

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I still like the existing GKs and have always been fine with the "baby carrier" (read: classic sci fi trope of a mech suit with a pilot suspended in the front of it) so I'm definitely up for this, and am kind of glad they're not getting primaris'd as it kind of invalidates your old army a bit and I genuinely don't like the primaris proportions
   
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Yeah but the 'baby carrier' could have been so much better. Look at one of the original pieces of artwork:



See how the Terminator isn't just hanging there. His legs, much like the new SoB Nundam suits, are integrated into the Dreadknight's legs?

I'm convinced that this would be a model everyone loves rather than one that gets constant ridicule 11 years since its release.

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Price point is probably $160, thats the traditional price point for these types of boxes though sometimes they go up a bit - theres not nearly as much content as Blood of the Phoenix to justify that type of pricing.

Box is a disappointment IMO, I usually buy 2 copies of these things but I might skip this one or try to split it for the 1kSons half. Even then, its not really what I would have wanted the 1K sons half to look like.

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Everyday it passes I feel like I am the only one who actually likes the babycarrier...
   
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I am just surprised that they are releasing a miniature (Infernal Master) that is supposed to be this great summoner of deamons but did not include a unit of deamons in the box. Hell one set of Screamers, would have been perfect.
Seriously, nothing on the Chaos side even has the deamon keyword. So why are the GreyKnights even there? Also the Chaos side loses the psykic battle with fewer psykers on the field giving the GK's more deny's.

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 Nicorex wrote:
I am just surprised that they are releasing a miniature (Infernal Master) that is supposed to be this great summoner of deamons but did not include a unit of deamons in the box. Hell one set of Screamers, would have been perfect.


Technically, he is summoning screamers right now, you know.
   
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 Nicorex wrote:
I am just surprised that they are releasing a miniature (Infernal Master) that is supposed to be this great summoner of deamons but did not include a unit of deamons in the box. Hell one set of Screamers, would have been perfect.


Technically, he is summoning screamers right now, you know.


Which is why it would have been a great idea to have a unit of screamers in the box.

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