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Panic wrote:yeah,
gilljoy wrote:Combo boxes really intrigue me, going to hold off buying anything until I get WD this month

This comment explains exactly why GW Likes to control it's new release schedule and hates leaks.

Panic...
Because it doesn't like its customers making informed decisions about purchasing its products?

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like many here I hate 'terrain of skulls' with the exception of Garden of Morr, as skulls belong in graveyards.

However no critique on this occassion. The skull tower already exists its just one extra sprue with a base and top to change it into something else. This to me is just being efficient with what you have got.

However I do hope this is the last new skull infest project. Please GW, do something else.

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Skeleton on the roof is too much. It's an awful piece of terrain as it is, but the skeleton is just too ridiculous.

What are they thinking with all these useless towers and bulk pieces? Sure, cover is great, but I can use piled up text books if that's all I need. Ruins are what I imagine to be a common sight on the battlefield, and they're much harder to make.


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Platuan4th wrote:
Da Boss wrote:I feel like GW are trolling me. I know it's egocentric, but I can't help it.


It's not just you.

GW is trolling their entire fanbase.



Plat, Boss... sadly, I think you've hit it on the head right there...

If not trolling us, then definitely insulting our intelligence.

Surely, they MUST realise that there are other companies out there right now (like Hirst etc) who make better, more realistic scenery kits?

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Anyone know what model that is on the tower. I to lazy to try to find it on GWs ultra modern easy to browse website.

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Kroothawk wrote:Okay, had a look at the WD. The Deathknell Watch is another skull tower, this time basically the upper part of the Skullvane Tower.
Not exactly what i hoped for.


Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Give me a break...

And I would've bought this had it been anywhere near decent, too!
   
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DarkStarSabre wrote:....What the hell is up with the skeleton on the roof?
Is he waving the griffins and pegasi in to land?


AgeOfEgos wrote:Completely uninspiring--looks like someone phoned that in.


I lol`d ... hard!

George Spiggott wrote:
Panic wrote:yeah,
gilljoy wrote:Combo boxes really intrigue me, going to hold off buying anything until I get WD this month

This comment explains exactly why GW Likes to control it's new release schedule and hates leaks.

Panic...
Because it doesn't like its customers making informed decisions about purchasing its products?


Agreed! GW is really better off with customers not buying something because they are waiting for a rumored product. Once that rumor turns out to be false, they wont ... well buy anything at all?! Awesome!

By the way, that tower would be awesome, if it were not for the skulls on the side. The brickwork is actually pretty nice looking ....
   
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I have seen worse terrain.
   
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What is the model at the bottom of the steps?

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Oh, cool. They've released an unarmored body for the Tomb Kings' giant skeleton.

But why'd they package an obviously Empire tower with it? Wouldn't it have made more sense to bundle some TK-themed terrain with the giant's body? What are TK players going to do with Empire kit?

And all I wanted was a High Elven tower


If you're serious, look at GF9's elven scenery.
   
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Padre wrote:
Surely, they MUST realise that there are other companies out there right now (like Hirst etc) who make better, more realistic scenery kits?


I think they do, which is why theirs look like He-Man toys.

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Well that get's another from me.

A deeply cynical release. I'm minded of the Malibu Stacey episode of the Simpsons - "It's Malibu Stacey... but with a new hat!

   
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If GW really wanted to push skulls it would not have been hard to make something cool. I think a giant ziggurat made entirely of small skulls would look really cool.
   
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H.B.M.C. wrote:I love GW terrain. I think it's fantastic and I own heaps of it - more than heaps of it, too much of it really. I even like some of the really stupid ones.


I like those too, but the throne needs someone sitting in it, the Liche King from Warhammer Quest would be ideal, if you can find one.
   
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I actually have that Liche King. Hmm... not a bad idea. Thanks!

   
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Spazz wrote:Anyone know what model that is on the tower. I to lazy to try to find it on GWs ultra modern easy to browse website.

manoknok wrote:What is the model at the bottom of the steps?

That is one of the Imperiums Technicus miniatures, seems currently unavailable.

http://whfb.lexicanum.de/wiki/Technikus_%28Imperium%29


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Looks pretty cool(if a little generic) if you take out the big skulls, the silly thing on top, and maybe the wrap-around stairs on the outside.

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Its the old Imperial Engineer, he's still available as a normal purchase, just not finecast so need to get him direct from GW.

Engineer

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Is the "I really LOVE skullz" market really bigger than the "I really HATE skullz" market? Because surely the middle market of "I like detailed scenery!" is not going to mind the lack of skulls. Maybe GW market research leads them to believe that items with skulls on them sell better?
Baffling.

   
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Da Boss wrote:Is the "I really LOVE skullz" market really bigger than the "I really HATE skullz" market? Because surely the middle market of "I like detailed scenery!" is not going to mind the lack of skulls. Maybe GW market research leads them to believe that items with skulls on them sell better?
Baffling.


And in an era when GW seems dedicated to the concept of multi-option kits it doesn't seem too much to ask for the skulls to be optional as well.

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Da Boss wrote:Is the "I really LOVE skullz" market really bigger than the "I really HATE skullz" market? Because surely the middle market of "I like detailed scenery!" is not going to mind the lack of skulls. Maybe GW market research leads them to believe that items with skulls on them sell better?
Baffling.


Nice theory, but I've bolded the bit that renders it invalid

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If they were smart the giant skulls would be optional. That would be pure win-win. Extra skulls for skull mad converters, more or less realistic castles for the rest of us.
   
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I think someone hit the nail on the head with a comment earlier...

They know other companies make realistic scenery, and very well. So their options are:

1) Make scenery that takes their IP and design to the extreme

2) Try to compete with other the multitude of other scenery companies.

Love it or hate it, at least their stuff stands out.

   
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I dont know, as someone has said, it looks great if you remove the skulls the signalstatue the stairs the walls the tower and the interior.

You are left with a nice engineer model
   
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blood lance wrote:I dont know, as someone has said, it looks great if you remove the skulls the signalstatue the stairs the walls the tower and the interior.

You are left with a nice engineer model

Fine print:

*Engineer model not included*

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Canada,Prince Edward Island

Kroothawk wrote:Now we have the following Warhammer Fantasy terrain:

Skull Watchtower
Skull Manor House with Skull Watchtower
Skull Sorcery Tower
Ruined Skull Sorcery Tower
Skull Tower Observatory
now new Skull Watchtower

plus
Skull chapel
Skull temple
Skull temple ruins
Skull Throne and Skull Vortex
Skull Stairs and Skull Portal
Garden of Skulls
Walls and Fences of Skulls
Forest of Skulls
Realm of Skulls
Realm of Skulls Extension (with more skulls)
Warhammer Fortress (soon to be discontinued, no skulls!)

And all I wanted was a High Elven tower


Darn it GW! Where is my castle of skulls!

The kit strikes me as a very unimaginitave copy of the last three skull towers that they have launched. There are all kinds of cool WFB sets they could come up with. I would love to see some lizard men stuff or maybe some dwarf or skaven terrain, not impressed...

   
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Agamemnon2 wrote:Fugly. Designed by braindead idiots, for slackjawed yokels.


Usually I think your way over the top but that really just about sums it up. Only could be better if they fit two or three more giant skulls on it. I mean can GW release any terrain with less than five giant skulls on it these days?

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