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Yeah, the quick release schedule is most likely to have a huge boost in sales to show a good profit margin next year.
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If GW sells to another entity, is that a bad thing? Potentially.

If they sold to Hasbro, would that be bad? I, personally, don't think it would be. 40K might become cheaper to play.

But, I doubt any of it.
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Miniwargaming has been a useful site but if you go on Youtube and search "miniwargaming is closing" you'll get a few hits that indicate this is not a new thing. The desperation of their advertising has been going on for awhile

The guys built their company on the basis of undercutting GW's prices and as GW have said they have made the move to provide better security for bricks and mortar shops and I for one support that.

I'd also point out that MWG has started their own line of miniatures and a game so it's not surprising that GW are not keen on supporting that venture indirectly. As this new game, financed by a kickstarter, is only available via the MWG website I wonder where all the dough has or will go?

The GW changes are discretionary they can choose to enforce them or not. I really feel MWG has simply given up without even asking the question because their business was a dying marginal prospect to being with ...... again.

As the chap suggests many other online businesses exist in the US under the same regime.

There is no evidence anywhere to suggest that GW is "up for sale" it's a publicly listed company so it can't actually be "sold" as such. Someone can sell a major share holding for sure but that's not selling GW.

The majority shareholder is a Cayman Island company (surprise, surprise) who holds 18%
http://investor.games-workshop.com/w...fication-8.pdf

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The majority shareholder is a Cayman Island company (surprise, surprise) who holds 18%
http://investor.games-workshop.com/w...fication-8.pdf
I asked you to not bring up my Cayman Islands accounts.

I'm curious to see how this plays out over time for GW. Personally, I wish Dark Potential was available locally for me as I would like to try it.
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Shit, if GW sell out to a mainstream games manufacturer the hobby is screwed. The charm and uniqueness will be lost for sure
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Shit, if GW sell out to a mainstream games manufacturer the hobby is screwed. The charm and uniqueness will be lost for sure
I don't think that would be a guaranteed thing, were that the case. But, anything is possible.
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I am unconvinced about GW being sold off,
bearing in mind there have been rumours about this in 2008, 2005, 1999 and 1993,
I do however believe they are up to something

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
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I am unconvinced about GW being sold off,
bearing in mind there have been rumours about this in 2008, 2005, 1999 and 1993,
I do however believe they are up to something
But "what" that something is, should be interesting (hopefully) when we find out.
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But "what" that something is, should be interesting (hopefully) when we find out.
Perhaps they're saving up to buy nuclear weapons and commit exterminus against Australia.

When I was a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball...
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Perhaps they're saving up to buy nuclear weapons and commit exterminus against Australia.
damn, it all adds up now.................

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
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