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From 'Our Pre-order Schedule’s Changing a Bit – Here’s How' on Warhammer Community:

It’s still a pretty weird time for anyone making physical products and shipping them around the globe. There are loads of fantastic things on the way over the next few months, but we have to make some changes to when the next batch of incredible Warhammer releases come out, and we wanted to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on.

Everyone at Games Workshop is working really hard to get all of your orders to you in good time so you can continue to enjoy your Warhammer hobby, whether that’s via games-workshop.com or forgeworld.co.uk, your Warhammer store, or a friendly local gaming centre. With this in mind, over the next couple of weeks, there will be a short pause where we’ll have no new pre-orders. Have no fear, though – new releases will be coming your way before you know it.

In the meantime, we’ll have loads of great content every day here on Warhammer Community to slake your hobby thirst. Here’s a taste of what you can expect over the next seven days:

* A look at the bold heroes and terrifyingly spiky villains from a forthcoming Warhammer animation
* Big model reveals for Warhammer 40,000 AND Warhammer Age of Sigmar
* Expert advice on dominating the Mortal Realms with aelf armies in Metawatch

You can also order books 31-35 in The Horus Heresy series in hardback next week as part of Black Library’s Print on Demand service – perfect for completing your collection.*e changes to when the next batch of incredible Warhammer releases come out, and we wanted to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on.

New pre-orders are returning in May, and we’ll have all the news about what you can get your hands on soon. Make sure you join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with everything that’s new and to show us the hobby projects you’re working on.

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Right behind you.

Everyone at Games Workshop is working really hard to get all of your orders to you in good time so you can continue to enjoy your Warhammer hobby, whether that’s via games-workshop.com or forgeworld.co.uk, your Warhammer store, or a friendly local gaming centre. With this in mind, over the next couple of weeks, there will be a short pause where we’ll have no new pre-orders. Have no fear, though – new releases will be coming your way before you know it.

In the meantime, we’ll have loads of great content every day here on Warhammer Community to slake your hobby thirst. Here’s a taste of what you can expect over the next seven days:

A look at the bold heroes and terrifyingly spiky villains from a forthcoming Warhammer animation
Big model reveals for Warhammer 40,000 AND Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Expert advice on dominating the Mortal Realms with aelf armies in Metawatch

Looking forward to more reveals! Not looking forward to yet more "Metawatch"...

Who wants to run the next model reveal thread, assuming there's a preview event on Saturday?

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Feel bad for mechanicus players who thought there pre order was going to be next week.
   
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I’m starting to wonder if one of their casting machines went belly up, so they’re taking a breathe to recoup the lost capacity?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I’m starting to wonder if one of their casting machines went belly up, so they’re taking a breathe to recoup the lost capacity?


I think this one is down to the warehouse move as stores have already been told that they wont have any items shipped to them from the warehouse from next week until early May (not sure if they are going to still ship orders from GW webstore directly or if that will also have a shipping freeze for a few weeks).
   
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Right behind you.

Doesn't say anything about producing anything but rather that they're trying to get orders out of their warehouses.
   
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well we know the warehouse has problems from the message to independants earlier in the week,

I had suspected covid outbreak, but with escape testing at 5 days that should only have messed up a forghtnight at worst, and we've already passed a weekor more

could be this is the big move to the new warehouse,

could be the hookup of the new power supply to let them run more machines in the factory (don't think that's happened yet), took 3 days to put a new cable into a shop I worked in and that was only a dinky wee thing about 8 foot long

 
   
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We get a what but not a why.. Could have said "we are currently expending/ moving our manufacturing etc." would have gone a long way to placate some of the most "ardent" fans..

The fact they are responding at all means theres is sufficient stink being blown up their butts on social media/ customer complaints. Yet they miss the mark and not give an actual reason for the "why".

From all of this my hope would be that people will spend money on on GW stuff and expand their horizons.

It certainly seems like their R&D and creative side far outpaced the production capacity.

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Aeneades wrote:


I think this one is down to the warehouse move as stores have already been told that they wont have any items shipped to them from the warehouse from next week until early May (not sure if they are going to still ship orders from GW webstore directly or if that will also have a shipping freeze for a few weeks).


Warehouse migrations are an absolute nightmare for any company at the best of times. Pile on all the Covid and Brexit related issues and yeah, I do not envy anyone doing it now.

What I don't get is why GW would be so guarded about the situation. They have a loyal and (for the main)very forgiving customer base. Clear communications and honesty would do wonders.

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Right behind you.

I'm gonna be honest, even if they told us the why...there'd be no different response than to what is gonna happen without the why.

Though this is the second year that AdMech effectively get "delayed" in a row because of everything going on. Hopefully this won't be a case like Engine War though.
   
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It’s clearly a ploy to generate artificial scarcity and make even more money by a combination of not actually selling anything and devilish FOMO magic.

   
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 Argive wrote:
We get a what but not a why.. Could have said "we are currently expending/ moving our manufacturing etc." would have gone a long way to placate some of the most "ardent" fans..

The fact they are responding at all means theres is sufficient stink being blown up their butts on social media/ customer complaints. Yet they miss the mark and not give an actual reason for the "why".

From all of this my hope would be that people will spend money on on GW stuff and expand their horizons.

It certainly seems like their R&D and creative side far outpaced the production capacity.


GW never says why. For whatever reason, they've taken the same approach all through the last year - no explanations, and only say anything at all if there's no possible way to stay silent.

I always giggle when people say how GW has gotten better at communication. It's like saying a rabbit is a more engaging conversation partner than a rock.
   
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If its warehouse related, which seems likely, my guess is on Brexit being the cause much more then Covid, which is something they have been dealing with for a while now.

Producing in the UK and shipping around the world must be a nightmare right now.
I wonder if they are moving it to mainland EU?
Moving stuff from their factory to a warehouse in the EU and then shipping it around the world may well be easier then shipping to the world directly from the UK.
   
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Games Workshop are not your friends. They are not a small dev trying their best. They are a multibillion dollar company making calculated decisions about how many costs they can cut, how lazy they can be about relases, and how much they can paywall. They will do it again. Stop giving them money for this. 
   
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 Ordana wrote:
If its warehouse related, which seems likely, my guess is on Brexit being the cause much more then Covid, which is something they have been dealing with for a while now.

Producing in the UK and shipping around the world must be a nightmare right now.
I wonder if they are moving it to mainland EU?
Moving stuff from their factory to a warehouse in the EU and then shipping it around the world may well be easier then shipping to the world directly from the UK.


They are moving it to a warehouse in the UK; I forget where but its been in the plans for a long time now. Plus Brexit only impacts shipments to the EU. Shipments ot China, Asia, USA etc... are all a different kettle of import/export aspects outside of Brexit.

They might well open an EU warehouse once the dust settles, but otherwise this is a move they've had in their shareholder meetings for a while now. It's likely just that Covid has messed things up and they can't stay open and trading new updates whlist also moving things over.

   
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The new Warehouse is only about 15 or so miles away from the existing one, it’s by Nottingham airport.
   
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it's been a cascading problem for GW for awhile now, and it probably just hit critical mass. My local GW have had bare shelves for a long time, would be easier to buy TP there than actual GW models. As long as this whole mess pushes 10th edition way down the line, I'm OK with it. My pile of shame is not small.
   
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 Overread wrote:

They are moving it to a warehouse in the UK; I forget where but its been in the plans for a long time now. Plus Brexit only impacts shipments to the EU. Shipments ot China, Asia, USA etc... are all a different kettle of import/export aspects outside of Brexit.


Local stores got notice that there was going to be no production or preorders for next 2 weeks - also something to do with a stock take of the entire warehouse - so makes sense. Stock take will take a while, relocation as well. Better to do sooner than later.


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Kind of a bunch of empty words that don't clarify a damn thing.

Waste of time. If the idea is to calm the clients ( I bet Cursed city generated many complains back to them) they have missed the mark.

Do better, communication is key these days.

   
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Guess that means CSM's second wound is coming in 2024 instead of 2023

Don't know anything about the Cursed City drama as I haven't been following it, but hopefully some of the previews the article mentions that they'll be showing us this week are worth the time!

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Honestly, I would even be fine if they stopped trying to hype with "new reveals" and "previews of what to come", and just switch to articles like metawatch, or showing awesome miniatures / armies made by hobbyists around the world, or other special scenarios / battleplans for their currently available games.

The mess with Cursed City was made exactly because they hyped too much, after all. Better to calm down, indeed.
   
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Yeah, but the last thing GW wants to do is stop the hype train.
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I’m starting to wonder if one of their casting machines went belly up, so they’re taking a breathe to recoup the lost capacity?

I wonder if US magazine shown such big demand GW was forced to drop everything to start making sprues for it...
   
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GW has been having problems shipping things to various parts of the world for months. How many times have they released a product except for region A or region B just in 2021? Then there was the product storages in late 2020 that resulted in insulting allocation of products to stores. As an importer of goods from overseas into the US, I can assure you the time to get anything anywhere has increased greatly in recent months. Seems to me that GW has decided to pull the plug on new releases while it gets the transportation issues resolved and products into their warehouses around the world to allow for proper releases.
   
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Gives me time to save up for the Cawdor book/new Reds.

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Well that's a really quiet and low-key way to delay Ad Mech and whatever else.

'Short pause...' 'next couple weeks...' 'articles for the next seven days...' Oh, 'Pre-orders return in May'

Glad they eventually got to the point.

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I watched 2+ Tough's video on this and his assumption that their **** is just totally not together and that they desperately need a few weeks to just fix everything sounds very realistic. Hard to believe a company the size of Games Workshop couldn't do a working transfer between warehouse sites, if that's all it was. I mean, the people who run their shipping logistics should do that sort of stuff for a living, by definition.
   
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It's GW, you should never be surprised by them being unable to do something other billion-dollar companies do as a matter of course. GW still operates like five guys in grandma's basement in a surprising percentage of the time when it comes to actually getting things done, even if their outlook now is firmly shareholder focused in terms of higher-level strategy.

That said, everyone's having trouble right now getting products delivered around the world, and if it has to do with that, all they'd have to do is come out and say so explicitly and people would cut them some slack. They could even get some free PR from it by structuring their statement as "we could release new stuff only for our UK customers, but we don't think that's fair to the rest of the world, so we're taking a break from new releases until we're confident that the supply chains are in place to get them to everybody at the same time."
   
 
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