Sometimes it’s good to be wrong

Posted: November 12, 2015 in News, Random Musings
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Welcome news indeed!

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The unusual way this news broke, along with some inconsistent-sounding elements such as the fact that this studio would be picking up the LotR/Hobbit franchise, led me to doubt its veracity. However, this seems to be confirmation from an official source that some of the Specialist Games will see the light of day once more (although no comments about LotR). I’m not sure why GW chose to release the information this way rather than making a grand announcement but the return of some classic games is certainly exciting news for the hobby. It seems that this may have been a blunder and GW did not intend the news to go public yet.

Caution does need to be exercised though. At the moment GW are not promising anything more than “new boxed games and stand-alone sets” rather than a fully relaunched product range with continued support. So, all-in-all not too far away from what I predicted earlier.

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Comments
  1. Wudugast says:

    Did not see that one coming. Still can’t quite buy it to be honest, although the evidence is looking increasing solid. Really exciting if its true though!

  2. Alex says:

    Fingers crossed dude, fingers crossed… would love to pick up Bloodbowl with my kids!

  3. Edmund Normal says:

    Ha! Crumbs. Well, I suppose I’ll believe it when I see it.

  4. Barks says:

    I’m still pessimistic. My impression is that the ‘official’ announcement was a rush job after an unofficial leak. My prediction is expensive one-off games, rather than properly supported lines of rules and miniatures. I’d love to be wrong.

  5. Andrew King says:

    It is official, although as Barks points out, it is not yet clear which games will be made or the format they will take. I always imagined that if the Specialist Games were to return in any form it would only be as one-off boxed games and this rumour seems to confirm that. So far all GW has confirmed is that they will be making “new boxed games and stand alone sets”.

    Those people holding out for a fully-developed and supported product line may be disappointed but it is early days yet.

  6. I think I’d rather have self-contained boxed games myself, although the option to expand them with older / converted models would cater well to existing fans of the games.

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